General Winfield Scott
General Winfield Scott (1786 - 1866) was a United States Army general, and unsuccessful presidential candidate of the Whig party in 1852. General Scott is most known for serving on active duty as a general longer than any other man in American history and is rated as the most ablest American commander of his time. He is also known as "Old Fuss and Feathers" and "Grand Old Man of the Army."
Charles Carleton Coffin Drum-Beat of the Nation (New York, NY: Harper & Brothers, 1915)
Courtesy the private collection of Roy Winkelman