SEATED VIEW OF LIEUTENANT GENERAL WINFIELD SCOTT

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Scott is posed seated in front of a window with one hand resting on the hilt of his presentation grade sword with a perched eagle on the pommel. He wears a dark double-breasted frock coat with brush epaulettes and matching dark trousers. The frock coat has embroidered oak leaf borders on the collar and cuffs.

Contrast and clarity are excellent. Paper and mount have light edge wear and surface dirt.

Reverse has a photographer’s imprint for E. & H.T. ANTHONY FROM A BRADY NEGATIVE. Below the photographer’s mark is a period ink inscription “LIEUTENANT GEN. WINFIELD SCOTT U.S.A.” There is also a canceled orange 2 cent stamp.

Winfield Scott’s military career began in 1808. As a Major General he a led a US Army in the capture of Mexico City during the Mexican War. When the Civil War came, he was old and unable to take field command of an Army. He devised the famous “Anaconda Plan” which was basically the strategy that won the war. He resigned in November of 1861. [ad] [ph:L]

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