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
than fifty years and under fourteen U.S. presidents. He had been severely wounded in
battle, avoided several wars with his diplomatic skills. . .
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