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Photographer: Allen C. Browne
Taken: February 16, 2015
Caption: Winfield Scott
Additional Description: This 1814 plaster sculpture by William Rush is in the National Portrait Gallery Washington DC.
“At six feet, five inches, Winfield Scott was a ‘God of War’ Young and arrogant, Scott emerged during the war of 1812, when new military leadership was desperately needed. ‘Shall war come at last,’ he wrote, ‘my enthusiasm will be rekindled; and then who knows but that I may yet write my history with my sword.’ His victory at Chippewa and his bravery at Lundy's Lane quickley elevated him to hero status. Scott went on to become the commander of the American army, creating the forces that would fight the Mexican American War and the Civil War.” — National Portrait Gallery
Submitted: May 2, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
Database Locator Identification Number: p306898
File Size: 2.012 Megabytes
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