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General Winfield Scott is laid to rest at the Military Academy Cemetery at West Point

Burial of General Winfield Scott, West Point Cemetery, New York, June 1, 1866, artist's impression, detail, zoomable image
06/01/1866
Lietenant-General Winfield Scott, legendary army commander and presidential candidate, had died at the West Point Hotel on May 29, 1866, two weeks before his eightieth birthday.  A hero of the War of 1812, the Mexican War, the architect of Union victory in the Civil War, and an anti-slavery Virginian, the 6 foot five inch soldier was buried at the Military Academy Cemetery with full honors, many military and national dignitaries attending. (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Marcus J. Wright, General Scott (New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1894), 328. 
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