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Winfield Scott Hancock photograph
Description: Carte de visite of General Winfield Scott Hancock, who served in the Union Army during the Civil War. A native of Montgomery Square, Pennsylvania, Hancock was considered one of the best military commanders in the Union (nicknamed "Superb Hancock"), though he never rose above corps command. He is best known for his fighting at Gettysburg and Spotsylvania Court House, but also fought at Williamsburg, where he earned his nickname, Fredericksburg, the Wilderness, Chancellorsville, and Petersburg. Due to his wounds, and the self-criticism resulting from his only major defeat, at Petersburg, Hancock resigned from command, and took over in the now-quiet Shenandoah Valley. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AV200_b03_f33_43
Subjects: Ohio--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Pictorial works; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Photographs; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Military officers--Union; Military Ohio
Places: Ohio; Montgomery Square (Pennsylvania)