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Campus Martius Museum Photographs
Description: Carte de visite of General Winfield Scott, who served in the Union Army during the Civil War. Originally from Petersburg, Virginia, he refused to resign from his position when his home state seceded. Placed in command of the Union Army, he held himself responsible for the loss at Bull Run. By the start of the war, he was old and too overweight to ride a horse. Command was given to McClellan shortly after. While he did not serve much during the Civil War, his career was long and distinguished, having spent nearly 50 years in the US military. Scott served with great distinction in the War of 1812 and the Mexican War, and is considered one of the best, if not the best, general to ever serve the United States. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AV200_b03_f33_37
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; Petersburg (Virginia)