Sunday, October 24, 2010

Winfield Scott

The command of the main expidition which pushed inland from the coastal city of Vera Cruz early in 1847 was entrusted to General Winifield Scott.  He was a hero of war of 1812. Earned nickname "old Fuss and Feathers" because of his resplendent uniforms and strict discipline. He was handicapped in Mexican Campaign by inadequate troops, expiring enlistments, a bigger enemy, mountainous terrain, disease, political back biting. Yet he succeeded in battling his way up to Mexico City by September 1847 in one of the most brilliant campaigns in American military annuls. Most distinguished general produced by country between 1783- 1861

, P.G. 384

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