Major-General Winfield Scott Hancock

Major-General Winfield Scott Hancock (HMB2Z)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 49.277', W 77° 13.733'

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United States Army

Born - February-14-1824
Died - February-9-1886
Winfield Scott Hancock
United States Army

Cadet U.S.M.A. July 1, 1840. Brevet Second Lieut. 6th U.S. Infantry July 1, 1844. Second Lieut. June 18, 1846. Regimental Quartermaster June 30, 1848 to October 1, 1849. Regimental Adjutant October 1, 1849 to November 7, 1855. First Lieut. January 27, 1853 to June 5, 1860; Vacated commission June 5, 1860. Captain and Asst. Quartermaster U.S. Army November November 7, 1855. Major and Quartermaster November 30, 1863. Vacated commission August 12, 1864. Brig. General U.S. Army August 12, 1864, "For gallant and distinguished services in the battles of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Cold Harbor, and in all the operations of the Army in Virginia Under Lieut. General Grant." Major General July 26, 1866. Brig. General U.S. Volunteers September 23, 1861. Major General November 29, 1862. Vacated commission July 26, 1866. Brevetted First Lieut. U.S. Army August 20, 1847, "For gallant and meritorious conduct in the Battles of Contreras and Churubusco, Mex." Major General, March 13, 1865, "For gallant and meritorious services in the Battle of Spotsylvania, Va."

The Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled and resolved (joint resolution approved April 21, 1866), "That an addition to the thanks heretofore voted by joint resolution, approved Jan. 28, 1864, to *** and the officers and soldiers of the Army of the Potomac for the skill and heroic valor which at Gettysburg repulsed, defeated and drove back, broken and dispirited the veteran army of the rebellion, the gratitude of the American people, and the thanks of their representatives in Congress are likewise due and are hereby tendered to Major-General Winfield S. Hancock for his gallant, meritorious and conspicuous share in that great and decisive victory."
HM NumberHMB2Z
Year Placed1896
Placed ByCommonwealth of Pennsylvania
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Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 9:00pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 309239 N 4410298
Decimal Degrees39.82128333, -77.22888333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 49.277', W 77° 13.733'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 49' 16.62" N, 77° 13' 43.98" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 782-798 Baltimore St, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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