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General Winfield Scott Hancock

Winfield Scott Hancock (February 14, 1824 – February 9, 1886) was a career U.S. Army officer and the Democratic nominee for President of the United States in 1880. He 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 War. Known to his Army colleagues as "Hancock the Superb," he was noted in particular for his personal leadership at the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863.

In 1859-60, General Winfield Scott Hancock became a Master Mason in Charity Lodge No. 190, Norristown, PA by special dispensation from the R.W. Grand Master, Henry M. Phillips.

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