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    Seven General Winfield Scott Cartes de Visite. This lot highlights the man known as "Old Fuss and Feathers", Winfield Scott. Scott earned his nickname from his propensity to demand and wear numerous decorations and regalia along with his regulation uniform. He enjoyed all the adornments and trappings common to Colonial era officers. He served on active duty as a general longer than any other man in American history. He commanded forces in the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, the Black Hawk War, the Second Seminole War, and the Civil War. He was the mastermind behind the "Anaconda Plan", which the Union would use to ultimately cripple and defeat the Confederacy. He served every president from Thomas Jefferson to Lincoln, a total of fourteen administrations. He truly earned his other nickname of "The Grand Old Man of the Army". This lot pictures the old chieftain, wearing his iconic uniform, stern expression, and determined countenance. It is easy to see from the deep lines on his face, that he was a battle weathered and tested tactician, who many call one of the most capable military leaders ever. Five of the photographs show Scott seated, often holding his sword in full view. One of them shows him in typical civilian attire. The sixth photo is of Scott's residence in New York. All photographs are in very fine condition; light toning on one seated photograph with sword in view; Anthony image has missing upper left corner and broken lower left corner; pencil notations on versos of several. A true tribute lot!

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2006
    1st-2nd Friday-Saturday
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