What is Winfield Scott?

  • (noun): United States general who was a hero of the War of 1812 and who defeated Santa Anna in the Mexican War (1786-1866).
    Synonyms: Scott

Winfield Scott

Winfield Scott (June 13, 1786 – May 29, 1866) was a United States Army general, and unsuccessful presidential candidate of the Whig Party in 1852.

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Lake Winfield Scott - History
... Completed in early 1942, Lake Winfield Scott is a man-made reservoir created as part of the Civilian Conservation Corps' efforts to establish recreational areas in north Georgia ... The lake was named after General Winfield Scott, a 19th century United States Army general, diplomat, and presidential candidate ... Known as "Old Fuss and Feathers" and the "Grand Old Man of the Army", Scott was a hero of the Mexican-American War and the first American since George Washington to hold the rank of lieutenant general ...
Winfield Scott Stratton - Legacy
... When Winfield Scott Stratton died on 14 September 1902, he left the bulk of his estate for the establishment of the Myron Stratton Home, for "the aged poor ... Winfield Scott Stratton Post Office in Colorado Springs named by an act of Congress in 1995 Stratton had sold the land the post office was built on to the federal government at a ... Three connected streets in Colorado Springs, named 'Winfield,'Scott', and 'Stratton' ...
SS Winfield Scott
... SS Winfield Scott was a sidewheel steamer that transported passengers and cargo between San Francisco, California and Panama in the early 1850s, during the California Gold Rush ... Winfield Scott has been the object of numerous salvage operations since the crash, and currently rests underwater as part of the Channel Islands National Park and ... The Winfield Scott wreck site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places ...
SS Winfield Scott - History - Last Voyage
... Winfield Scott, bound for Panama, departed from San Francisco on the morning of 1 December 1853 ... California rescued the women and children, as well as Winfield Scott's complement of gold bullion ... Winfield Scott, however, had sustained too much damage and was left in the waters of the channel ...
Winfield Scott - Scott On U.S. Postage
... General Winfield Scott is one of very few US Army Generals to be honored on a US Postage stamp ... The first Winfield Scott stamp issue was released to the public in 1870, four years after the General's death at West Point ... The engraving depicts Scott in classic profile with an arc of 13 stars overhead and allegorical military weaponry at the bottom of the design ...

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    I’ve created a hundred times the monster that my father made.
    —W. Scott Darling. Erle C. Kenton. Dr. Frankenstein (Sir Cedric Hardwicke)