RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 52251099 LA English T1 Winfield Scott Hancock : Gettysburg hero A1 Jamieson, Perry D., PB McWhiney Foundation Press PP Abilene, Tex. YR 2003 SN 1893114392 9781893114395 AB "Winfield Scott Hancock gained his greatest fame for his crucial contributions to the Federal victory at Gettysburg. Union veterans remember this brave Pennsylvanian as a general who led from the front and whose forceful presence could change the course of a battle." "A senior officer of the Eleventh Corps described how Hancock influenced the defeated Northern troops at the end of the first day's fighting at Gettysburg. "His mere presence was a reinforcement," this witness reported, "and everybody on the field felt stronger for his being there."". "In addition to the Civil War, Hancock's military service included memorable experience during the Mexican-American War, Reconstruction, and the Indian Wars. He also pursued a political career, which ended in an unsuccessful try for the presidency in 1880."--BOOK JACKET.