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Winfield Scott
Gen. Winfield Scott Laments the Death of His Old Friend, Roger ap Catesby Jones, Adjutant General of the U.S. Army, With Whom He Had Served For 30 Years He writes, "You must all be of good cheer. Providence will not allow the good to suffer."". He writes, "You must all be of good cheer. Providence will not allow the good to suffer."".
03/09/1852. Scott fought on the Niagara frontier in the War of 1812, was captured by the British in that campaign during the Battle of Queenston Heights in 1813, but was released in a prisoner exchange. In March 1814 Scott was brevetted brigadier general. In July 1814, Scott commanded the First Brigade of the American army in the Niagara campaign, winning the Battle of Chippewa decisively on July 5, 1814.. He was wounded during the American defeat at the Battle of Lundy's Lane (july 25), along with the American commander, Major General Jacob Brown and the British/Canadian commander, Lieutenant General Gordon Drummond. As the American army retreated across the Niagara, Scott commanded the American forces at Fort Erie, another American victory. Scott's success on the Niagara, combined with American naval victories at Lake Champlain and Lake Erie, guaranteed a stalemate on the northern frontier. Scott's wounds from Lundy's Lane were so severe that he did not serve on active duty for the remainder of the war. But his successes had made him a national hero.Scott remained in military service after the war, studying tactics in Europe and taking a deep interest in maintaining a well-trained and disciplined U.S. Army. He earned the nickname of ""Old Fuss and Feathers"" for his insistence of military appearance and discipline in the U.S. Army, which consisted mostly of volunteers. In his own campaigns, General Scott preferred to use a core of U.S. Army Regulars whenever possible. In 1841, he became commanding general of the United States Army, and served in that capacity until 1861. … [Click Below for Full Description]
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