April 30, 1863: Hooker Arrives at Chancellorsville

Chancellorsville April 30, 1863

 

On April 30, 1863 Hooker arrived at Chancellorsville.  He issued this order:

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Camp near Falmouth, Va., April 30, 1863.

       It is with heartfelt satisfaction the commanding general announces to the army that the operations of the last three days have determined that our enemy must either ingloriously fly, or come out from behind his defenses and give us battle on our own ground, where certain destruction awaits him.    The operations of the Fifth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Corps have been a succession of splendid achievements.

       By command of Major-General Hooker (more…)

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Taxation and Rebellion

Something for the weekend.  As we approach another tax day on Monday the song Too Late to Apologize, A Declaration seemed appropriate.  I wonder what the Founding Fathers would have thought of our tax system and our fiscal mess?  Scratch that.  Actually, I don’t wonder at all.

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