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Winfield Scott (1786 – 1866)


United States Army general, and unsuccessful presidential candidate of the Whig Party in 1852.
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Winfield Scott
Peace won by compromise is usually a short lived achievement.
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Brave rifles! Veterans! You have been baptized in fire and blood and have come out steel!
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The enemy says that Americans are good at a long shot but cannot stand the cold iron. I call upon you instantly to give a lie to the slander. Charge!




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Men of the eleventh! the enemy say we are good at a long shot, but cannot stand the cold iron. I call on you to give the lie to that slander. Charge!
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Major-General McClellan has propagated in high quarters the idea expressed in the letter before me, that Washington was not only "insecure," but in "imminent danger."
Relying on our numbers, our forts, and the Potomac River, I am confident in the opposite opinion; and considering the stream of new regiments that is pouring in upon us (before this alarm could have reached their homes), I have not the slightest apprehension for the safety of the Government here. I must beg the President, at the earliest moment, to allow me to be placed on the officers' retired list, and then quietly to lay myself up probably forever somewhere in or about New York. But, wherever I may spend my little remainder of life, my frequent and latest prayer will be, "God save the Union!"
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Say to the seceded States, "Wayward sisters, depart in peace."
Winfield Scott
The enemy say that Americans are good at a long shot but cannot stand the cold iron. I call upon you to give a lie to the slander. Charge!
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Lee is the greatest military genius in America, myself not excepted.
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The enemy say that Americans are good at a long shot, but cannot stand the cold iron. I call upon you instantly to give a lie to this slander. Charge!
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