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Winfield Scott
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Nickname "Old Fuss and Feathers"
"Grand Old Man of the Army"
Born June 13, 1786
  • Dinwiddie County, Virginia
Died May 29, 1866 (aged 79)
  • West Point, New York
Buried at United States Military Academy
Allegiance United States
branch United States Army
Years of Service 1808-1861
Rank Lieutenant General insignia Bvt. Lieutenant General
Religion


Personal LifeEdit

Winfield Scott was born to William Scott (1747-1789) and Anna Mason (1748-1803) on Laurel Branch, the family plantation in Dinwiddie County, Virginia, near Petersburg, Virginia, on 13 June 1786.[2] He briefly attended College of William and Mary, studied law in the office of a private attorney, and served as a Virginia militia cavalry corporal near Petersburg in 1806.

Military AssignmentEdit

Sleeve Insignia Name Position Begin Date End Date
- Office of General Hampton Staff Officer 1811 1812
- Prisoner of War 1812 1813
- Military District No. IX Adjutant General 1813 18
- Officer Selection Board 1815 1815
- Board of Tactics President 1815 1815
- Division of the North Regional Commander 1816
- Board of Tactics President 1821 1824
- Eastern Department Commanding General 1825 1826
- Board of Tactics President 1826 1828
- Eastern Department Commanding General 1829 1830
- South Carolina Presidential Emissary 1831 1832
- Cherokee Nation Commander, Federal Troops 1832 1836
- Eastern Department Commanding General 1837 1838
- Army of the Cherokee Nation Commanding General 1838 1838
- United States Army 3rd Commanding General July 5, 1841 November 24, 1846
- Eastern Division Commanding General 1846 1848
- United States Army 3rd Commanding General May 11, 1849 November 1, 1861

Dates of RankEdit

Grade Rank Insignia Branch Insignia Date of Rank
O-3 -
US Army Field Artillery Insignia
Captain : May 3, 1808
O-5 -
US Army Field Artillery Insignia
Lieutenant Colonel : July 1812
O-6
Colonel insignia
US Army Field Artillery Insignia
Colonel : March, 1813
O-7
Brigadier General insignia
US Army Brigadier General : March 9, 1814
O-8
Major General Insignia
US Army Brevet Major General : July 25, 1814
O-8
Major General Insignia
US Army Major General : June 25, 1841
O-9
Lieutenant General insignia
US Army Brevet Lieutenant General : March 29, 1947

Battles/WarsEdit

  • War of 1812
    • Battle of Queenston Heights
    • Battle of Fort George
    • Capture of Fort Erie
    • Battle of Chippawa
    • Battle of Lundy's Lane
  • Seminole Wars
  • Black Hawk War
  • Mexican American War
    • Siege of Veracruz
    • Battle of Cerro Gordo
    • Battle of Contreras
    • Battle of Churubusco
    • Battle of Molino del Rey
    • Battle of Chapultepec
    • Battle for Mexico City
  • American Civil War

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