Winfield scott hancock february 14 1824 february 9 1886 was a career us army officer and the democratic nominee for president of the united states in 1880he served with distinction in the army for four decades including service in the mexican american war and as a union general in the american civil warknown to his army colleagues as hancock the superb he was noted in . When major general john reynolds was killed early in the fighting new army commander major general george g meade sent hancock ahead to gettysburg to take command of the situation on the field arriving he took control of union forces after a brief squabble with the more senior major general oliver o howard asserting his orders from meade . Winfield scott hancock 1824 1886 was a us army officer and politician who served as a union general during the civil war 1861 65 widely recognized as one of the wars most brilliant . General winfield scott hancock statue in gettysburg pa on the east cemetery hill stands this statue of general winfield scott hancock the attention to details of the sculptor is very high and this makes this statue stand out amond others. There are two monuments to major general winfield s hancock on the gettysburg battlefield and his statue is on a third the equestrian monument to general hancock is southeast of gettysburg on cemetery hill 3982132 n 77228877 w tour map east cemetery hill it was dedicated in 1896 by the state of pennsylvania
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