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Major-General Winfield Scott Hancock

United States Army

 
 
Major-General Winfield Scott Hancock Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
1. Major-General Winfield Scott Hancock Memorial
Inscription. (Front):
Born - February-14-1824
Died - February-9-1886
Major-General
Winfield Scott Hancock
United States Army

(Back):
Cadet U.S.M.A. July 1, 1840. Brevet Second Lieut. 6th U.S. Infantry July 1, 1844. Second Lieut. June 18, 1846. Regimental Quartermaster June 30, 1848 to October 1, 1849. Regimental Adjutant October 1, 1849 to November 7, 1855. First Lieut. January 27, 1853 to June 5, 1860; Vacated commission June 5, 1860. Captain and Asst. Quartermaster U.S. Army November November 7, 1855. Major and Quartermaster November 30, 1863. Vacated commission August 12, 1864. Brig. General U.S. Army August 12, 1864, "For gallant and distinguished services in the battles of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Cold Harbor, and in all the operations of the Army in Virginia Under Lieut. General Grant." Major General July 26, 1866. Brig. General U.S. Volunteers September 23, 1861. Major General November 29, 1862.
Front of Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
2. Front of Memorial
Vacated commission July 26, 1866. Brevetted First Lieut. U.S. Army August 20, 1847, "For gallant and meritorious conduct in the Battles of Contreras and Churubusco, Mex." Major General, March 13, 1865, "For gallant and meritorious services in the Battle of Spotsylvania, Va."

The Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled and resolved (joint resolution approved April 21, 1866), "That an addition to the thanks heretofore voted by joint resolution, approved Jan. 28, 1864, to *** and the officers and soldiers of the Army of the Potomac for the skill and heroic valor which at Gettysburg repulsed, defeated and drove back, broken and dispirited the veteran army of the rebellion, the gratitude of the American people, and the thanks of their representatives in Congress are likewise due and are hereby tendered to Major-General Winfield S. Hancock for his gallant, meritorious and conspicuous share in that great and decisive victory."
 
Erected
Back of Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
3. Back of Memorial
1896 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 49.277′ N, 77° 13.733′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Baltimore Pike (State Highway 97), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located on East Cemetery Hill in Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 14th Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Artillery Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Battery B, First Pennsylvania Light Artillery (a few steps from this marker); First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery B, Fourth U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Ricketts' Battery
State Coat of Arms Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
4. State Coat of Arms
(within shouting distance of this marker); 4th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 7th West Virginia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. General Hancock at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. East Cemetery Hill. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on March 12, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. SIRIS entry for Monument. (Submitted on March 12, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Major-General Winfield Scott Hancock Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
5. Major-General Winfield Scott Hancock Memorial
Hancock on East Cemetery Hill Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2010
6. Hancock on East Cemetery Hill
The gates of Evergreen Cemetery, which date to before the Battle of Gettysburg, can be seen in front of the statue of Gen. Hancock.
Major-General Winfield Scott Hancock Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2003
7. Major-General Winfield Scott Hancock Marker
Major-General Winfield Scott Hancock Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2003
8. Major-General Winfield Scott Hancock Marker
Closeup of Maj. Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock Statue Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin
9. Closeup of Maj. Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock Statue
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,347 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   6. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   7. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   8. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   9. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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