Hancock, Winfield Scott, 1824-1886

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Birth 1824-02-14
Death 1886-02-09
English

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American army officer and politician.

From the description of Telegram, not autograph : [n.p.], to Sykes Chadwick and Co., [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270511560

From the description of Letter signed : Washington, D.C., to the President, 1868 Aug. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270510372

Union Army officer, from Montgomery Co., Pa.

From the description of Letters, 1863-1885. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19657431

From the description of Letters, 1863-1885. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 154270620

Army officer.

From the description of Papers of Winfield Scott Hancock, 1847-1868. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450750

Winfield Scott Hancock graduated from United States Army Military Academy; became a second and first lieutenant in the 6th Infantry Regiment; captain in Quartermaster Dept.; brigadier general, 1st Brigade, 2nd Division IV Corps; major general in 1st Division, II Corps; II Corps; I Veteran Corps; commanding general, Middle Military Division; Middle Military Dept., Dept. of the Gulf and 5th Military District and the Military Division of the Atlantic.

From the description of The Winfield Scott Hancock papers, 1824-1893. (US Army, Mil Hist Institute). WorldCat record id: 47093653

Commander of the Military Department of the Missouri, Aug., 1866-Aug., 1867, and leader of a controversial Mar. 22-May 9, 1967, military expedition from Fort Dodge to Fort Riley, Kansas. The object of this expedition was to meet with the Cheyenne, Arapaho, Kiowa, and other tribes, and to maintain peace in the region by displaying U.S. military power.

From the description of Letter : Headquarters Department of the Missouri, Fort Leavenworth, Kas., to General Duncan S. Walker, Washington, D.C., 1867 Aug. 4. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 37898206

Winfield Scott Hancock was a decorated Union officer during the Civil War. Recognized for his success in repulsing the Confederate forces at Gettysburg, he was promoted to the rank of brigadier-general in 1864 and later major-general. In 1867 he commanded the Department of Louisiana and Texas, where his proclamation giving civil tribunals jurisdiction was heralded by local government but disapproved by Congress. He was relieved of command and transferred to the Department of Dakota (1870-1872), later the Division of the Atlantic (1872-1886), and finally to the Department of the East. In the National Democratic Convention of 1868 he received votes for the presidential nomination and in 1880 he was nominated for president by the Democratic Party, which he lost to James A. Garfield.

From the description of Winfield Scott Hancock papers, 1865-1872. (University of Delaware Library). WorldCat record id: 477274164

Union general.

From the description of Autograph letter signed, 1864 June 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70973070

Hancock, a career U. S. Army officer, commanded the 2nd Corps in the Army of the Potomac during the later years of the Civil War. He ran for president unsuccessfully in 1880.

From the description of Papers, June 1864. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 316861955

General Winfield S. Hancock (1824-1886) was an American Army officer and Civil War general. He is particularly remembered for his personal leadership at the Battle of Gettysburg. He was also the Democratic Party nominee for President in 1880.

From the guide to the Winfield S. Hancock Collection, 1864-1886, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

American army officer and politican.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : St. Paul, Minnesota, to William W. Belknap, 1871 Aug. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270503813

Winfield Scott Hancock was a decorated Union officer during the Civil War. Recognized for his success in repulsing the Confederate forces at Gettysburg, he was promoted to the rank of brigadier-general in 1864 and later major-general. In 1867 he commanded the Department of Louisiana and Texas, where his proclamation giving civil tribunals jurisdiction was heralded by local government but disapproved by Congress. He was relieved of command and transferred to the Department of Dakota (1870–1872), later the Division of the Atlantic (1872–1886), and finally to the Department of the East. In the National Democratic Convention of 1868 he received votes for the presidential nomination and in 1880 he was nominated for president by the Democratic Party, which he lost to James A. Garfield.

"Winfield Scott Hancock." Dictionary of American Biography Base Set. American Council of Learned Societies, 19281936 reproduced in Biography Resource Center. http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/BioRCBiography (accessed March 2008).

From the guide to the Winfield Scott Hancock papers, 1865–1872, (University of Delaware Library - Special Collections)

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Subjects:

  • Indians of North America--Wars--History--19th century--Sources
  • Wilderness, Battle of the, Va., 1864
  • Conspiracies--UnitedStates--19th century--Sources
  • Cheyenne Indians--Wars--History--19th century--Sources
  • Indian agents--History--19th century--Sources
  • Military music
  • Reconstruction (U.S.history, 1865-1877)--History--19th century--Sources
  • Civil War (U.S.)
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)--Sources
  • Lincoln, Abraham,1809-1865--Assassination--19th century--Sources
  • Manuscripts, American
  • Generals--United States--History--19th century
  • Army
  • Military history
  • Conspiracies--19th century--Sources
  • Songs
  • Fifth military district (reconstruction), 1865-1877--19th century--Sources

Occupations:

  • Army officers
  • Officers (military officers)
  • Generals--United States
  • Soldiers

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  • Kansas--Fort Leavenworth (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Virginia (as recorded)
  • Petersburg (Va.) (as recorded)
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  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Texas (as recorded)
  • Louisiana (as recorded)
  • Kansas (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)