Scott, Winfield

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Winfield Scott, born June 13, 1786, was trembling as I sat face to face with him asking  about Zachary Taylor’s surprising death.   “So, Mr. Scott, I understand that you are in the Whig party, and you were also running  for president,” I stated. “Yes that is correct,” he replied. “Why, do you believe you were not elected?” I asked. “I have no earthly clue! I am known for being the ablest American commander, and I  have served as Commanding General of the United States for twenty years. I don’t know why  they chose Taylor instead of me. I have so much more military experience than he did. I  commanded forces for the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, the Black Hawk War, the  Second Seminole War, and part of the American Civil War.” “That is very impressive. I guess you think that they made a mistake when they chose  Taylor instead of you?” I wondered.
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2009 for the course HST 101 taught by Professor Struddle during the Spring '09 term at Martin Luther.

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