Winfield Scott was born on June 13, 1786 in Dinwiddie, Virginia. For education, he attended William and Mary's. He served in the Virginia militia and the U.S army. He fought in the War of 1812, The Mexican war and the beginning of the Civil War. He also took part in conflict with Native Americans.
After dropping out of College to go to law school, Winfield Scott joined up as a Corporal Calvary in the Virginia Militia. After The War against Great Britian broke out, Winfield stopped his law practice and fully pursued his military career. He was a young general. He took part of some of the biggest losses during the war as well. Even with this, he still received excellent experience.
The War Of 1812
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The Mexican War
During the Mexican War, Winfield Scott almost got the position of Senior Officer. But, he and James K. Polk had a dispute and the job was given to Zachary Taylor. Instead he got a different command and was part of battles like, The Siege of Vera Cruz, The Battle of Cerro Gordo and the Battle of Mexico City. All of these were American victories.
The Anacanda Plan was a war strategy that was created by Winfield Scott. This plan would help the Union to defeat the Confederacy. The way it worked was that they would hopefully defeat the rebels by closing in the southern ports and controlling the Mississippi river. The reason it was called the Anancanda Plan was because mapped out, it resembled an Anacanda.