The Civil War, Day by Day

Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock


Winfield Scott Hancock US Dies

After three days of fighting, Hancock wsa seriously wounded while directing the repulse of Pickett’s Charge. After the war, he served briefly as military governor of Louisiana and Texas and ran for President on the Democratic ticket in 1880, losing to James Garfield. Hancock returned to military duty in New York and died on February 9, 1886.




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