Last photograph of Old Fuss and Feathers?


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Despite the nickname, he was one of the truly great generals in US history--read about his activities in the War of 1812 and the Mexican War. And despite his age and bulk, his mind was still clear in 1861--he was the author of the Anaconda Plan which, although derided originally, eventually won the war.
 

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Winfield Scott seems to look significantly older here than he did in photos of him at the beginning of the Civil War around 1861. The date of this photo is unknown, but he died in 1866.

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For reference, here is a photo of him c. 1861:

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Thanks for sharing these photos of a truly great military leader, almost forgotten.
Professor Gary Gallagher calls him one of the five greatest American generals....
 
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The later image appears to show him with a little less fluff around the jaw. The war was hard on everyone.
Yes, he seemed to have dropped considerable weight, which from a certain age does not look favorably anymore.
But his eyes say (in my imagination) that he would never have thought to see brother fighting brother and that it is one big tragedy.
 
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Thanks for sharing these photos of a truly great military leader, almost forgotten.
Professor Gary Gallagher calls him one of the five greatest American generals....
He was certainly honored by earlier generations. Winfield Scott Hancock was only the most famous of many men of the 19th century who were named after Gen. Scott.
 

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Exactly. If I have anything against McClellan it'd be his treatment of the man who was this country's greatest war hero and for a reason. The ' Fuss and Feathers ' nickname didn't help and still doesn't.
 

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