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HANCOCK, Winfield Scott: Memorial north, across the street from the National Archives in Washington, D.C.
by Henry Jackson Ellicott (click name for more of that artist's work)
located in James M. Goode's Pennsylvania Avenue area (click link for more in that area)

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Winfield Scott Hancock (February 14, 1824 February 9, 1886) was a career U.S. Army officer and the Democratic nominee for President of the United States in 1880. He served with distinction in the Army for four decades, including service in the Mexican-American War and as a Union general in the American Civil War. Known to his Army colleagues as "Hancock the Superb," he was noted in particular for his personal leadership at the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. One military historian wrote, "No other Union general at Gettysburg dominated men by the sheer force of their presence more completely than Hancock." As another wrote, "his tactical skill had won him the quick admiration of adversaries who had come to know him as the 'Thunderbolt of the Army of the Potomac.'

After the Civil War, Hancock's reputation as a soldier and his dedication to conservative constitutional principles made him a quadrennial Presidential possibility. His noted integrity was a counterpoint to the corruption of the era. His nationwide popularity led the Democrats to nominate him for President in 1880. Although he ran a strong campaign, Hancock was defeated by Republican James Garfield by the closest popular vote margin in American history. Source: Wikipedia




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James M. Goode's
'Washington Sculpture' (hardcover p 451 Item #10.06; Pennsylvania Avenue area);
'Outdoor Sculpture' (paperback p361 Item #J-3)

Medium: Bronze
Artist: Henry Jackson Ellicott (click name for more of that artist's work)
Related subjects: Civil War; Winfield Scott Hancock
Location: Pennsylvania Ave. & 7th St NW Washington, D.C.
See Pennsylvania Avenue area in James Goode's Washington Sculpture
Nearest Metro: Archives - Navy Memorial - Penn Quarter (Yellow - Green) (click station name for all sculptures nearby)
Smithsonian American Art Museum's Art Inventories Catalog: Control number 77002498 (dcMem ID #560 )

Links & other sources
The Names of Washington D.C. (p117)
ADC Greater Washington, DC Street Map Book (158)
Empire Contact (blogger)
'Who is That Man Anyway?' on Hancock (101)
Wikipedia article on Hancock
NPS.gov List of Classified Structures Winfield Scott Hancock statue

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