Scott in 1862
July 5, 1841 – November 1, 1861
|Died||May 29, 1866
|Nickname(s)||"Old Fuss and Feathers"
"The Grand Old Man of the Army"
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Years of service||1807-1808 (Militia)
1808–1861 (U.S. Army)
1861 (Union Army)
|Commands||1st Brigade, Left Division, Army of the North
Division of the North
Army of the Cherokee Nation
Commanding General of the United States Army
Army of Mexico
Winfield Scott (June 13, 1786 – May 29, 1866) was a United States Army general and the unsuccessful presidential candidate of the
Known as "Old Fuss and Feathers" and the "Grand Old Man of the Army", he served on active duty as a general longer than any other person in American history, is rated as one of the Army's most
Scott was born and educated in Virginia; after brief attendance at the
A national hero after the Mexican–American War, he served as military governor of
At the start of the Civil War, Scott took steps to defend
During his years as commanding general, Scott took great interest in the development of the
Winfield Scott was born on June 13, 1786, to William Scott (1747–1791), a farmer and veteran of the
In October 1807, Scott traveled to South Carolina, intending to establish a law practice.
 He soon discovered that South Carolina required a one-year residence before granting law licenses,
 and requested a waiver of the residence period from the state legislature, which was denied.
 He briefly resided in