The image of Scott in civilian attire taken by Fredricks & Co., NY in June 1862.
Lieutenant General Winfield was the U.S. Army’s longest serving soldier as a general officer, attaining the rank of brigadier in 1814 during the War of 1812. His career began as a captain in the light artillery in 1808, and spanned 6 decades. He retired in 1861.
There are not a lot of images of Scott with him wearing civilian clothing, this on taken by Fredricks & Co. New York, dated June 10, 1862. The carte de visite is in fine condition, and one taken several months after his return from a European trip with his daughter and son-in-law. He made his home between New York City, and West Point, the latter, where is pasted away on May 29, 1866.
A scarce photograph of a great American general, known to many as “Old Fuss & Feathers.”