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  2. Winfield Scott - Wikipedia

    Winfield Scott (June 13, 1786 – May 29, 1866) was an American military commander and political candidate. He served as a general in the United States Army from 1814 to 1861, taking part in the War of 1812, the Mexican–American War, the early stages of the American Civil War and conflicts with Native Americans.

  3. Winfield Scott | United States general | Britannica

    Winfield Scott, (born June 13, 1786, Petersburg, Va., U.S.—died May 29, 1866, West Point, N.Y.), American army officer who held the rank of general in three wars and was the unsuccessful Whig candidate for president in 1852. He was the foremost American military figure between the Revolution and the Civil War.

  4. Winfield Scott | American Battlefield Trust

    Winfield Scott. Title Commanding General of the United States Army, Brevet Lieutenant General. War & Affiliation Civil War / Union. Date of Birth - Death June 13, 1786 - May 29, 1866. Winfield Scott’s illustrious life began on June 13, 1786 in Dinwiddie County, Virginia.

  5. Winfield Scott Hancock - HISTORY

    Winfield Scott Hancock (1824-1886) was a U.S. Army officer and politician who served as a Union general during the Civil War (1861-65). Widely recognized as one of the war’s most brilliant ...

  6. Winfield Scott (1786–1866) - Encyclopedia Virginia

    Winfield Scott was a hero of the Mexican War (1846–1848), the last Whig Party candidate for U.S. president, and commanding general of the United States Army at the start of the American Civil War (1861–1865). Known as “Old Fuss and Feathers” for his equal love of discipline and pomp, Scott by 1861 had served in the military for more ...

  7. Winfield Scott (U.S. National Park Service)

    Lieutenant General Winfield Scott, the “Grand Old Man of the Army,” has the distinction of serving as a general longer than any other man in American history. He is remembered as a brilliant tactician, responsible for the “Anaconda Plan” that allowed the Union forces to reclaim the South during the Civil War, and the author of the Rules ...

  8. Winfield Scott in the War of 1812 | American Battlefield Trust

    Standing at an imposing six-and-a-half feet tall and being the son of a Revolutionary War officer, Winfield Scott was bound to seek a career in the military. As the tensions between the United States and Great Britain grew in 1807, Scott found himself enlisting in his local Virginian militia cavalry troop where he would first see action.