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You can reuse the spokes, nipples, rim tape, and the hub -- but you'll probably have to build it up yourself, as you discovered.
Make sure the spoke heads and bends bed on the same side and direction of the flange so you can use the dimpling from the last build. The spoke location doesn't matter for a front wheel (you can put them anywhere in the pattern).
Spokes don't get damaged unless they are nicked, broken, or kinked. You can easily feel a nick (sharp to the touch -- spoke-cross wear marks don't count and aren't sharp), and the other two are easy to see.
I wouldn't worry about a stress fracture of the hub. It can take a lot more tension than tacoing a wheel would give it (unless it's laced radially, and the hub isn't designed for radial patterns). A taco is a really slow stress, it's not like it was hit with a hammer or something.