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Legendary American soldier General Winfield Scott dies in his lodgings at West Point, New York

Deathbed of General Winfield Scott, West Point, New York, May 29, 1866, artist's impression
05/29/1866
Lietenant-General Winfield Scott, legendary army commander and presidential candidate, died at the West Point Hotel at around eleven o'clock, two weeks before his eightieth birthday.  A hero of the War of 1812, the Mexican War, and the architect of Union victory in the Civil War, the 6 foot five inch soldier was buried at the West Point Cemetery on June 1, 1866. (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Marcus J. Wright, General Scott (New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1894), 328. 
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