General Winfield Scott Hancock - Washington, D.C.
N 38° 53.625 W 077° 01.329
18S E 324629 N 4306929
Quick Description: A sculpture of General Winfield Scott Hancock is located near the United States Navy Memorial in the Penn Quarter neighborhood of Washington, D.C., USA.
Location: District of Columbia, United States
Date Posted: 1/10/2010 1:26:14 PM
Waymark Code: WM81Q7
In this sculpture, General Hancock is riding a horse. He's holding a pair of binoculars in his right hand and his horse's reins with his left hand.
From the Kitty Tours website:
Subject: Winfield Scott Hancock
Sculptor: Henry Jackson Ellicott
Location: Market Square (Pennsylvania Ave. & 7th)
Hancock (1824-1886) graduated from West Point in 1844, then served in the Mexican War, Seminole War, and out west. He assisted Gen. George McClellan in organizing the Army of the Potomac and fought at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. His horse was shot out from under him at Gettysburg but he continued to command the troops. A tall, good-looking, dignified man, he was referred to by McClellan as "Hancock the Superb."
Hancock ran against General James A. Garfield as the Democratic candidate for the Presidency in 1880 and lost by only 10,000 votes.