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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.