I portrayed Major-General Joseph Hooker, Commander of the Army of the Potomac, during two Civil War sesquicentennial events in the summer of 2013:
Portraying General Hooker for the last seven years has been enjoyable for me, since there are a number of myths, misunderstandings, and inaccuracies concerning his performance on the battlefield. I do not believe that anyone ever evaluated and studied General Hooker from the perspective of actually stepping into his boots. What I have determined thus far is that he has been as underrated by the history books as General Robert E. Lee has been overrated. No general in the Union Army of the Potomac earned a better combat record than Joseph Hooker. Few leaders in the other armies on both sides equaled his management and skill on the battlefield.
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