Biography of Winfield Scott


Scott, Winfield. Born in 1786. American general. Was made prisoner and wounded in the War of 1812-14 and, after further services, became commander-in-chief in 1841. Having conducted the war against Mexico, Winfield Scott was Republican candidate for the presidency in 1852, but was not elected. Scott retired from the army in 1861, and died at West Point, 1866.