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General Winfield Scott (1786-1866)

Object Number: 
ca. 1850-1860
Copper alloy
Overall: 9 3/4 x 7 x 4 in. ( 24.8 x 17.8 x 10.2 cm )
inscribed: on back of base in paint: "356" [old N-YHS cat#] (or possibly 357)
Portrait bust.
Gallery Label: 
This bust of General Winfield Scott (1786-1866) was given by Robert Todd Lincoln, the son of President Abraham Lincoln, to Charles Stebbins Fairchild of Cazenovia, New York, on the eve of Mr. Lincoln's departure from Harvard to join General Grant's staff at the front of Virginia.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Charles Stebbins Fairchild
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group