Winfield Scott Hancock

By David M. Jordan,

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" . . . detailed, well-written and thoroughly documented." -The Journal of Military History

" . . . comprehensive, well-written, and thoroughly researched . . . " -Booklist

" . . . the definitive work on the life of Winfield Scott Hancock . . . " -Blue and Gray


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One of the finest officers in the history of the United States Army, Winfield Scott Hancock was considered by many to have been perhaps the most important figure in the Union victory at Gettysburg. Called “Hancock the Superb” by some of his fellow officers, he served as the Union commander of the 2nd Corps during the Gettysburg battle. He was an inspiring and consequential figure throughout the entirety of the three days of the conflict. In one of the war’s great ironies, Hancock was seriously wounded on the day of Pickett’s charge only yards from where his dear friend, Confederate…

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