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Winfield Scott Hancock ("Hancock the Superb")

American general in the Civil War, one of the most capable administrators and statesmen among the Civil War generals.When Winfield and his twin brother Hilary were four, the family moved to Norristown. Winfield, an enterprising youth, conducted scientific experiments, wrote poetry, drew caricatures, delivered the town's Fourth of July address at fifteen, and commanded the junior drill company. He followed his father as an ardent Jacksonian Democr

Education

  • public schools

    Appointed to the Military Academy at West Point at age 16, he excelled in infantry and artillery tactics and ethics but otherwise was a mediocre student, standing only 18th in a class of 25 students.

Politics

Party affiliation: Democratic Party

Religion

Denomination: Baptist

Personality

Interests

Politicians: He wasthe Democratic nominee for President of the United States in 1880.

Connections

  • father: Benjamin Hancock - United States - teacher
  • mother: Elizabeth Hancock
  • spouse: Almira Russell
Winfield Scott Hancock
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Born February 14, 1824
Died February 9, 1886
(aged 61)
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  • 1855 - 1861
    captain and assistant quartermaster, Civil War
  • 1861 - 1861
    brigadier general, United States Volunteers, Civil War
  • March, 1861 - October, 1861
    commanding 3rd Brigade, Smith's Division, Army of the Potomac, Civi War
  • May 18, 1861 - 1862
    commanding lst Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th, Civil War
  • 1862 - September 17, 1862
    Corps, Army of the Potomac, Civil War
  • September 17, 1862 - January 24, 1863
    commanding lst Division, 2nd Corps, Army of the Potomac, Civil War
  • 1863 - 1864
    commanding the corps, Civil War
  • November 27, 1864 - February 27, 1865
    commanding lst Veteran Volunteer Corps, Civil War
  • February 27, 1865 - June 27, 1865
    commanding Middle Military Division, Civil War
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