CDV- “Old Fuss & Feathers” Winfield Scott In Retirement Uniform – SOLD

The image of Scott in civilian attire taken by Fredricks & Co., NY in June 1862.

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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.”

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Weight .75 lbs