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Winfield Scott Hancock

Date of Birth:      February 14, 1824
Hometown:         Montgomery Square, PA
Education:           West Point, 1844
Final Wartime Rank:    Major General
Final Peacetime Rank:  Major General

Date of Death:    February 9, 1886
Place of Death:   Governors Island, NY
Buried At:           Norristown, PA

Major Battles:        Peninsula Campaign, Seven Days, Antietam Campaign, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Overland Campaign, Siege of Petersburg, Appomattox Campaign

Interesting Fact(s):    Considered one of the ablest corps commanders, in the eastern army, Hancock was nicknamed, "The Superb."  His corps saved the day, at Gettysburg, on July 2, when Dan Sickles' III Corps was found to be out of position.  On the July 3, Hancock would be seriously injured, while defending Cemetery Ridge, against Pickett's Charge.  Hancock served in the Army of the Potomac for most of the remainder of the Civil War.

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