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HANCOCK, Maj Gen Winfield Scott Memorial at Gettysburg Nat'l Military Park in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
by Frank Edwin Ewell

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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



With the 4th Ohio Infantry (Carroll's Brigade) memorial in the background.

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With Maj Gen Oliver O. Howard in the background

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The 4th Ohio Infantry is on the very left edge of the photo. The equestrian statue to the right of that is Winfield Scott Hancock. Immediately to the right of Hancock is the 1st Pennsylvania Artillery Battery B. The other equestrian still further right is Oliver Howard.

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Medium: Bronze
Artist: Frank Edwin Ewell
Related subjects:
Civil War; Winfield Scott Hancock
Location: Baltimore Pike (Rt 97) (Cemetery Hill) Pennsylvania, Gettysburg

Nearest Metro: N/A () (click station name for all sculptures nearby)
Smithsonian American Art Museum's Art Inventories Catalog: Control number 77001080 (dcMem ID #7058 )

Links & other sources
Wikipedia article on Hancock
Gettysburg National Military Park Map (ID #1 / H7)
NPS website on Gettysburg
Wikipedia article on the Battle of Gettysburg
Wikipedia on the Civil War

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