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Gen Winfield Scott Hancock
Birth: Feb. 14, 1824
Montgomeryville
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Feb. 9, 1886
Governors Island
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Civil War Union Major General. One of the most successful and lauded Corps commanders in the Union Army. Rose from commanding a brigade in the II Corps to commanding the Corps itself. Organized the Union defenses on Cemetery Hill on July 1, 1863 after Confederate Troops pushed the Union defenders back and the two senior Union Generals in the scene were squabbling about command. Held his position on the second day of the battle, and commanded the Union center that repulsed Pickett's Charge in the 3rd day, where he was wounded, but would not leave the field. As commander of the military district of Washington DC in July 1865, he was the presiding officer at the execution of the Lincoln assassination conspirators. He was one of only 16 Union General to receive the Thanks of Congress in the war. Democratic candidate for the US presidency in 1880 against Garfield. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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 Parents:
  Benjamin Franklin Hancock (1800 - 1867)
  Elizabeth Hoxworth Hancock (1802 - 1879)
 
 Spouse:
  Almira Russell Hancock (1832 - 1893)*
 
 Children:
  Russell Hancock (1850 - 1884)*
  Ada Elizabeth Hancock (1857 - 1875)*
 
 Siblings:
  Hilery B. Hancock (1824 - 1908)*
  Winfield Scott Hancock (1824 - 1886)
  John Hancock (1831 - 1912)*
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Advanced diabetes
 
Burial:
Montgomery Cemetery
Norristown
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Directly on the left as you enter the cemetery, in a fenced area
 
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Record added: Mar 21, 1999
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Gen Winfield Scott Hancock
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Gen Winfield Scott Hancock
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Gen Winfield Scott Hancock
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
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Respects on Memorial Day from the niece of John A. Rawlins.
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