Full Name: Winfield Scott |
Born: June 13, 1786
Place of Birth: Petersburg Virginia
North or South: North
Other Professions: Fought in every war from 1812, commander in chief of the Army. Wrote memoirs, travelled.
War Service: 1861 Major General (since 1841), Union commander in chief, conceived the "Anaconda Plan", retired October 1861 after McClellan was made commander of the Army of the Potomac.
Nickname: "Old Fuss and Feathers"
Died: May 29, 1866
Place of Death: West Point, New York
Interesting Facts: Scott ran against Franklin Pierce for president but lost. In 1856 he recieved a brevet promotion to the rank of a lieutenant general. Because of this he became the first American since George Washington to hold this rank!