WINFIELD SCOTT : THE PEOPLES CHOICE FOR : THIRTEENTH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. : 477.

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Winfield Scott : The Peoples Choice for : Thirteenth President of the United States. : 477.

Lithograph handcolored, 1847.
Samll folio - image size 11 5/16 x 8 1/2" (28.7 x 21.6 cm).
Good condition and color save for overall toning. This print has not been restored.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 95424
Price: $250.00
Publisher : Lith & Pub. by N. Currier, 152 Nassau St. Cor. of Spruce, N.Y.
Winfield Scott (1786–1866) was a United States Army general and the unsuccessful presidential candidate of the Whig Party in 1852. He in the military for 53 years and as a general longer any other in American history and is rated as one of the greatest commanders of his time. He served in the War of 1812, the Black Hawk War, the Mexican American War, the Second Seminole War and the beginning of the Civil War coming up with the Union strategy known as the Anaconda Plan.

Winfield Scott was born in Virginia and attended the College of William and Mary studying law. He served as military governor of Mexico City after the Mexican-American War. He ran as a Whig Candidate in 1840, 1848 and was tapped to be the Whig Candidate in 1852 for president, a race he lost to Millard Fillmore. Soctt was an anti-slavery candidate and was a big supporter of the United States Military Academy at West Point.

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