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October 23, 2011


Unfortunately, our strict policy prohibits us from bringing you Today's Spotlight on Civil War Generals.

(Thanks to Unholy Slacker)


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Then there was Gen. Hooker.

Thank goodness no one has found information about my 4th great-grandpa Dick 'Sterling' Johnson. And yes, that was really his name.

(Gen.) Bushrod Johnson served under (Gen.) Pillow.

Did Pontius Piwate know him too ?

I wonder if he and General Cocke ever fought General Hooker.

(https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Philip_St._George_Cocke ; https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Joseph_Hooker )

I understand he was real popular with all the saloon girls, too.

Congrats on the Panthers, Cindy. Ol' Sterling Johnson would be proud.

Thanks Elon! My other favorite team, the Packers, also won!

Gen. Hooker actually gave his name to prostitutes. In Louisiana they were known as Hooker's Army, and finally just Hookers.

Unfortunately, the connection of Gen. Hooker to prostitutes is incorrect. The term was in use in print before he became a public figure; a coincidence of name, but that's about it.

Sorry to rain on the parade.

But that's okay, because with generals like these, the Union was sure to win the war...

Gen. Dix, Gen. Cox, and, of course, Gen. Beaver

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