General Winfield Scott (1786-1866)

Winfield Scott is shown here in uniform, probably in 1861, his final year as commander of the U.S. Army. Scott was the general in chief of the army during the Mexican War and briefly at the beginning of the Civil War. He proposed the Anaconda Plan, which required a blockade of the Atlantic and gulf coasts, a thrust down the Mississippi, and a cordon along the border between the North and the South.

Date:
1861 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Photographic Print
Item#:
MES51026
Height:
5895px
Width:
4778px
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