A fan of ornate uniforms, supporter of strict military regulations, and a common partaker in quarrels with superiors, general winfield scott earned the name “old fuss and feathers” but general winfield scott was not just a hothead who liked pomp and circumstance he was a great american general—one. Winfield scott (1786-1866) was a general in the united states army, known as its “grand old man” because of the length of his service he was an active general for longer than anyone else in american history he gained a reputation as a superb commander his service record stretched from the war of 1812 to the civil. Winfield scott, (born june 13, 1786, petersburg, va, us—died may 29, 1866, west point, ny), 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 scott. However, scott's vanity, as well as his corpulence, led to a catch phrase that was to haunt him for the remainder of his political life complaining about the division of command between himself and general taylor, in a letter written to secretary of war william marcy, scott stated he had. General winfield scott general winfield scott was among the most celebrated american soldiers of his day born in virginia in 1786, he received appointment as a captain of light artillery in 1808 with assignment to new orleans in the war of 1812, officers assigned scott to the niagara frontier, where he distinguished. Mr johnson talked about his book [winfield scott: quest for military glory.
Agent of destiny the life and times of general winfield scott by john s d eisenhower illustrated 464 pp new york: the free press $2750 while during the first bull run campaign scott put too much confidence in the ability of another old soldier from the war of 1812 and mexico, maj gen. Though largely responsible for the us victory in the mexican war and widely revered by the american public, scott was also known for his vanity and rash temper (top: the history of the united states of america, edited by charles mackay, james s virtue, london, 1863 bottom: sarony & major/library of. It's about time somebody wrote a biography of winfield scott, and reading this fascinating account by accomplished military historian john s d eisenhower, you'll wonder why nobody did it sooner scott's career spanned an astonishing 54 years and he spent most of it as a general he was one of the few american heroes.
Winfield scott (june 13, 1786 – may 29, 1866) was a united states army general and unsuccessful presidential candidate of the whig party in 1852 known as old fuss and feathers and the grand old man of the army, he served on active duty as a general longer than any other person in american history, is rated as. From a renowned historian and son of president dwight d eisenhower comes the biography of general winfield scott, the towering commander, a hero of the war of 1812, who was instrumental in shaping america's border and who created the modern us military 16-page photo insert national author publicity. Bing images major general winfield scott hancock hancock the superb my hero major generalamerican civil waramerican historycivil war photoswinfield scottcivil warsrolling thundergettysburgmilitary history.
Winfield scott did not have an auspicious beginning while his father was a veteran of the american revolution, he passed away when scott was only five- years-old his mother passed away when he was seventeen scott studied law and was in the process of starting a law career when president thomas. Born in montgomery square, pennsylvania, february 14, 1824, and although named for america's top military hero of the day, winfield scott hancock was not 1864) major and quartermaster (november 30, 1863) brigadier general, usa (august 12, 1864) commanding lst veteran volunteer corps (november 27, 1864.
Winfield scott was born on june 13, 1786, near petersburg, virginia following an exchange of prisoners, scott fought again, was injured in the battle of lundy's lane, and emerged from the war a national hero scott was appointed commanding general of the us army in 1841. No one person would have more influence on the united states army during its first 100 years of existence than general winfield scott born of parents who were both wealthy and famous (his father was a hero in the american revolution) , winfield scott attended the college of william and mary in williamsburg, virginia.
Winfield scott (june 13, 1786 – may 29, 1866) was a united states army general, and unsuccessful presidential candidate of the whig party in 1852 known as old fuss and feathers and the grand old man of the army, he served on active duty as a general longer than any other man in american history and many.
Early life & career winfield scott was born on june 13, 1786 near petersburg, va the son of american revolution veteran william scott and ann mason, he was raised at the family's plantation, laurel branch educated by a mixture of local schools and tutors, scott lost his father in 1791 when he was six. Winfield scott winfield scott was born in petersburg, virginia on 13th june, 1786 scott joined the army in 1808 and served with distinction as a young brigadier general in the 1812 war captured on the niagara frontier he was exchanged in 1813 and fought with distinction at chippewa (5th july, 1814) and lundy's lane.
Winfield scott: the quest for military glory (modern war studies) [timothy d johnson] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers one of the most important public figures in antebellum america, winfield scott is known today more for his swagger than his sword old fuss-and-feathers was a brilliant military. General winfield scott, commander in chief of the united states army winfield scott was a hero of the mexican war (1846–1848), the last whig party candidate for us president, and commanding general of the united states he soon retired, published a two-volume memoir in 1864, and died in 1866. Winfield scott in the war of 1812, scott served as a lieutenant colonel in canada he was captured by the british at queenston heights and detained a year before being released in a prisoner exchange scott resumed his duties, was promoted to brigadier general in march 1814, and played a major role at lundy's lane.