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  • CDV of Winfield Scott Hancock / SOLD

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    CDV of Winfield Scott Hancock - Inventory Number: CDV 451 / SOLD

    Carte de visite image of Winfield Scott Hancock as a major general. A clear image with good detail despite some light foxing and soiling. The front and back of the card is inscribed “Maj. Gen. Hancock,” and the image is backmarked “F. Gutekunst, Photographer. 704 & 706 Arch St. Philadelphia.” 

    Winfield Scott Hancock (February 14, 1824 – February 9, 1886) was a United States 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 War and as a Union general in the Civil War. Known to his Army colleagues as "Hancock the Superb," he was noted for his personal leadership at the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. His military service continued after the Civil War, as Hancock participated in the military Reconstruction of the South and the Army's presence at the Western frontier. Hancock's reputation as a war hero at Gettysburg, combined with his status as a Unionist and supporter of states' rights, made him a potential presidential candidate. When the Democrats nominated him for President in 1880, he ran a strong campaign, but was narrowly defeated by Republican James A. Garfield. Hancock's last public service involved the oversight of President Ulysses S. Grant's funeral procession in 1885.


    Inventory Number: CDV 451 / SOLD