Winfield Scott was born on his family's farm in Dinwiddie County, near Petersburg, Virginia on June 13, 1786 and died on May 29, 1866 at West Point, New York. He was a United States Army general, diplomat, and presidential candidate in the Whig Party in 1852 losing to Franklin Pierce. 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 man in American history and most historians rate him the ablest American commander of his time. Over the course of his fifty-year career, he commanded forces in the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War served as military govenor of Mexico City for a time, the Black Hawk War, the Second Seminole War, and, briefly, the American Civil War, conceiving the Union strategy known as the Anaconda Plan that would be used to defeat the Confederacy.
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