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Winfield Scott. Michael Quinn. Birth And Family. . Born June 13, 1786. Near Petersburg. Born in a log cabin. Parents were very poor. Childhood/Young adulthood. Grew 6 feet, 5 inches. Weighed 230 pounds. Went to the college of William and Mary. He studied law.

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winfield scott

Winfield Scott.

Michael Quinn.

birth and family
Birth And Family.
  • Born June 13, 1786.
  • Near Petersburg.
  • Born in a log cabin.
  • Parents were very poor.
childhood young adulthood
Childhood/Young adulthood.
  • Grew 6 feet, 5 inches.
  • Weighed 230 pounds.
  • Went to the college of William and Mary.
  • He studied law.
  • And at a young age cavalry corporal.
adulthood
Adulthood.
  • Entered artillery in 1808.
  • Presidential candidate.
  • Hero of Black Hawk War.
  • Created the Anaconda Plan.
civil war
Civil War.
  • Most respected military figure.
  • Created the Anaconda Plan.
  • Commander of U.S. Mexican War.
  • Severed under every president from Jefferson to Lincoln.
anaconda plan
Anaconda Plan.
  • Created to block southern ports.
  • Sent an Army down the Mississippi.
  • This plan outflanked the Confederacy.
  • This plan was the most effective plan of its time.
family
Family.
  • Dad, William Scott.
  • Mom, Anna Mason.
  • Great-grandmother, Ann Scott.
battles
Battles.
  • Battle of Queenston Heights.
  • Battle of Fort George.
  • Battle of Chippawa.
  • Black Hawk War.
  • U.S. Mexican War.
death
Death
  • Died on May 29, 1866.
  • Weighed over 300 pounds.
  • Suffered from gout and rheumatism.
  • Died at the age of 79.
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