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  Winfield Scott Hancock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hancock served in a number of assignments as an army quartermaster and adjutant, mostly in St.
Hancock returned east to assume quartermaster duties for the rapidly growing Union Army, but was quickly promoted to brigadier general on September 23, 1861, and given an infantry brigade to command in the division of Brig.
Hancock thus was in temporary command of the "left wing" of the army, consisting of the I, II, III, and XI Corps, which demonstrated Meade's high confidence in him, because Hancock was not the most senior Union officer at Gettysburg at the time.
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 Winfield Scott Hancock
At the battle of Antietam he was placed in command of the first division of the 2nd corps, and in November he was made major-general of volunteers, and about the same time was promoted major in the regular army.
The Battle of Gettysburg began on the 1st of July with the defeat of the left wing of the Army of the Potomac and the death of General Reynolds.
Hancock's superb presence and power over men never shone more clearly than when, as the 150 guns of the Confederate army opened the attack he calmly rode along the front of his line to show his soldiers that he shared the dangers of the cannonade with them.
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 John Hancock   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Hancock, whose bold signature first strikes the eye in glancing over that charter of American freedom, was, perhaps, all things considered, one of the most remarkable men of the age.
Hancock, by the Custom house officers, under the plea that she was loaded with goods contrary to the revenue laws.
Hancock was exceedingly active and bold; and on the anniversary of the "Boston Massacre," in March, 1774, he delivered a severe speech against the aggressive disposition of the British Government.
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Hancock did not reach Samar in time to assist the heroic escort carriers and destroyers of "Taffy 3" during the main action of the Battle off Samar but her planes did manage to lash the fleeing Japanese Center Force as it passed through the San Bernardino Straits.
Hancock returned to Ulithi 27 November and departed from that island with her task group to maintain air patrol over enemy airfields on Luzon to prevent enemy suicide attacks on amphibious vessels of the landing force in Mindoro.
Hancock was reassigned to Carrier Task Group 58.3 with which she struck the Nansei-shoto islands 23 through 27 March and Minami Daito Jima and Kyushu at the end of the month.
www.history.navy.mil /danfs/h2/hancock-iv.htm   (2670 words)

 Siege of Petersburg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
During the night of July 26 to July 27, Winfield S. Hancock led the Union II Corps and two divisions of Sheridan's cavalry across to the north side of James River to threaten Richmond.
While Hancock's command demonstrated north of the James River at Deep Bottom, the Union V Corps and elements of the IX and II Corps under command of Gouverneur K. Warren were withdrawn from the Petersburg entrenchments to operate against the Weldon Railroad.
Hancock withdrew to the main Union line near the Jerusalem Plank Road, bemoaning the declining combat effectiveness of his troops.
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 Gett Kidz- General Hancock
Hancock went onto posts in Indian Territory until the War with Mexico in 1848 during which he was cited for gallantry in action.
Hancock fought through the remainder of the campaign but was relegated to inactivity after the end of the fighting.
General Hancock commanded the First Division, Second Corps through the Battle of Fredericksburg and again at the Battle of Chancellorsville where his troops acted as the rear guard of the army during the retreat across the Rappahannock River.
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In 1864, Hancock was especially prominent at the Battle of the Wilderness, at Spotsylvania Court House, and at the Battle of Cold Harbor; in that year he was made brigadier general of the regular army.
During the battle of Antietam, Israel B. Richardson was killed and Hancock was sent to command his division in the 2nd Corps, thus this beginning an historic association.
Hancock (to the right of the tree) with two of his division commanders: David Bell Birney (Third Division) to Hancock's left, and Francis Chauning Barlow (First Division) wearing his plaid battle shirt and leaning against the tree on the General's right.
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 Winfield Scott Hancock (1824-1886)
Hancock was born in Montgomery Square, Pennsylvania, one of twin brothers, and named after the famous general Winfield Scott.
Hancock would serve under Scott and become a general himself, graduating from the U.S. Military Academy in 1844, and rising to the rank of major general by the end of his military career.
Hancock returned east to assume quartermaster duties for the rapidly growing Union army, but was quickly promoted to brigadier general and given an infantry brigade to command in the Army of the Potomac.
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 Chapter LII. Grant, Ulysses S. 1885–86. Personal Memoirs
Hancock was yet back at Todd’s Tavern, but as soon as it was known that Early had left Hancock’s front the latter was ordered up to Warren’s right.
The fourth division of Hancock’s corps, Mott commanding, was left at Todd’s when the corps first came up; but in the afternoon it was brought up and placed to the left of Sedgwick’s—now Wright’s—6th corps.
Hancock reconnoitred his front on the morning of the 10th, with the view of forcing a crossing, if it was found that an advantage could be gained.
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 WINFIELD SCOTT HANCOCK - Original Member of the Aztec Club of 1847
Hancock was also engaged in Battle at Molina del Rey and the Assault and Capture of Mexico City, after which he was assigned in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, MO, 1848.
In the course of the Battle of Sharpsburg, Hancock succeeded to the command of the 1st Division of the II Corps after the mortal wounding of Gen. Israel E. Richardson.
In 1880, General Hancock, who had received the votes of a number of delegates at the 1868 Democratic National Convention, was nominated at Cincinnati for the presidency.
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 Winfield Scott Hancock quiz -- free game   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
General Hancock was named after General Winfield Scott, possibly one of the greatest American soldiers in history.
Hancock got a transfer from his desk job to serve in the Mexican War.
Hancock was a captain when the war started.
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 Major General Winfield Scott Hancock - One of the Heros of Gettysburg
During the battle at Antietam, Hancock temporarily took over the command of the 2nd Corps when Israel Richardson was killed in the fighting.
On the second and third day of the battle Hancock directed the action in the Union center until wounded by a nail and wood fragments that were driven into his leg by enemy fire.
Hancock began recruiting the 1st Veteran Volunteer Corps, but results were poor and in early 1865 he took over command of the Washington D.C., Maryland, West Virginia, and Shenandoah Valley areas.
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 20¢ Winfield Hancock   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Winfield Scott Hancock was born at Montgomery Square, Pennsylvania, on February 14, 1824.
At the Battle of Antietam, on September 17, 1862, Hancock was given command of a division and soon earned a reputation as an inspiring leader.
Hancock recovered from his wound and after the war he commanded the military districts of Louisiana and Texas.
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 Lewis Hancock
Lewis Hancock (DD-675) was laid down 31 March 1943 by Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Kearny, N.J.; launched 1 August; sponsored by Lt. Joy Hancock, USNR (W), widow of Lieutenant Commander Hancock, and the first Wave officer to christen a U.S. combatant ship; and commissioned 29 September 1943, Comdr.
On 16 January 1944 Lewis Hancock sortied from Pearl Harbor with TG 58.2 for the invasion of the Marshall Islands.
The U.S. carriers, guarded by Lewis Hancock, smashed the enemy fleet in the Battle of the Philippine Sea 19 and 20 June, and thus saved the forces which were conquering the Marianas.
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 Major General Winfield S. Hancock   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
A major figure at battles such as Gettysburg and the Wilderness, Hancock also figured in the Plains Indians wars, was a controversial Reconstructionist commander of New Orleans, and just missed gaining the Presidency in 1880.
Made a brigadier general of volunteers in Sept., 1861, Hancock fought in the Peninsular campaign (1862); in the Antietam campaign he succeeded to the command of a division.
Meade chose to fight at Gettysburg on Hancock's recommendation, and in the last two days of the battle Hancock was foremost in repulsing the Confederate attacks, particularly General Pickett's charge on July 3, 1863.
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 Hancock Commander AOP late June 1863 - Dispatch Depot Message Board   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Hancock's wound served to incapacitate him to a degree and finally knock him out of active campaigning towards the end of '64, so his effectiveness in overall command may have been compromised as it was in corps command.
How Hancock would have done there, in my opinion, is hard to say (this sort of evokes the adage "just because you can play basketball doesn't mean you can coach it"....there's two very different things going on there).
As to a Hancock vs Cleburne scenario- would be worth studying, Sherman vs Johnston, Scott vs Santa Anna, Napoleon vs Wellington, Kirk vs Sauron, battle of wily foxes kind of thing.
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 Battle Summary: Hancock, MD
Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson marched north in bitter cold from Winchester to Bath with the objective of disrupting traffic on the BandO Railroad and CandO Canal.
On January 5, after skirmishing with the retiring Federals, Jackson’s force reached the Potomac River opposite the garrisoned town of Hancock, Maryland.
The Confederates withdrew and marched on Romney, in western Virginia, on January 7.
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 WSH Hancock History
Hancock and Heth became close friends and when the 6th U.S. Infantry was transferred to Jefferson Barracks, in St. Louis Missouri, Heth was instrumental in introducing Hancock to Almira Russell, who Winfield married on January 24, 1850.
Hancock’s military career was on the rise and he would be called upon to command some of the most difficult tasks that the Army of the Potomac would offer.
Hancock was not idle during the attack and seemed to be everywhere on the battlefield directing regiments and brigades into the fight.
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 MilitaryHistoryOnline.com - Battle of Gettysburg
This brought his regiment into a line of battle and also placed them directly on the flank of Davis' brigade, who was pursuing their attack on the flank of Cutler.
Hitherto there had been skirmishing and artillery practice - now the battle began; for amid the heavier smoke and larger tongues of flame of the batteries, now began to appear the countless flashes, and the long fiery sheets of the muskets, and the rattle of the volleys, mingled with the thunder of the guns.
The battle still rages all along the left, where the Fifth Corps is, and the West slope of Round Top is the scene of the conflict; and nearer us there was but short abatement, as the last of the Third Corps retired from the field, for the enemy is flushed with his success.
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 Battle of Williamsburg
The long and loud battle sounds drew General Joseph E. Johnston back to the Confederate line.
As luck would have it, Phil Kearny had been moving his men towards the sound of battle, and as the Confederates broke though the Union lines, his forward echelons began arriving on the scene.
He had been busily supervising the loading of William B. Franklin's troops on transports in the York River, listening to the sounds of battle throughout the day.
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 Inventory of the Liddell and Pickens Family Papers, 1820-1997
Jane Hyde Hall Liddle Battle (1866-1952) was the daughter of John Geary Hall and Eliza Hyde Hall of Ridgway, Penn. Her sister was Susan Esther Hall.
Jane Hyde Hall Liddell Battle's second husband was Samuel Westray Battle (1854-1927), physician of Asheville, N.C., whom she married on 7 February 1918.
Principal correspondents are Jane Hyde Hall Liddell Battle, Vinton Liddell, Samuel Westray Battle, Anna Brubaker Liddell, Walter Scott Liddell, Helen Ogden Liddell, Susan Esther Hall, Harriet Teal, Rebecca Hill Peck, Anna Forbes Liddell, Madelon Battle Hancock, and Vinton Liddell Pickens.
www.lib.unc.edu /mss/inv/htm/03828.html   (2002 words)

 Winfield Scott Hancock Biography
Born in Montgomery Square, Pennsylvania, February 14, 1824, and although named for America's top military hero of the day, Winfield Scott Hancock was not originally intended for a military career; nevertheless he was destined to become one of the best corps commanders in the Union army.
With the fall of John F. Reynolds early on the first day at Gettysburg, Meade dispatched Hancock to take over that wing of the army and decide whether the battle should be fought there or not.
On the second and third days of the battle Hancock directed the Union center until wounded by a nail and by wood fragments-possibly from his saddle driven into his thigh by enemy fire.
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It appeared the racing competition would be a two truck battle between Hancock and Neil Elliot in Maximum Destruction when that pair posted qualifying times over two seconds quicker than the rest of the star-studded field.
The battle was close until Elliot had a slight problem in the final turn and Onley took Grave Digger to the winner's stage.
Hancock filled the 90 seconds with constant action and momentum, two "Tom Meents-like" sets of high speed donuts, and several incredible leaps over the Busch Mountain and the bus pyramid.
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 June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund | About the fund
Adrian successfully took June Hancock’s legal battle all the way to the Court of Appeal, where it became a landmark case in relation to environmental exposure to asbestos.
Martin was June Hancock’s consultant at Killingbeck Hospital in Leeds, and they acquired mutual admiration and respect for each other.
Kate is a research fellow at the University of Leeds, and met June Hancock a number of times during her illness.
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 Hancock County
Hancock County was formed in 1844 from Hawkins and Claiborne Counties.
Hancock County is a burned county so there are few early records for it available.
The few records that are available for Hancock County can provide a little information about your ancestors.
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 That Famous Hancock Farewell Party   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Hancock before various Regular Army officers went their separate ways - some North, some South, to fight the Civil War.
The story of the grand party first appeared in Almira Hancock's biography of her late husband which was published in 1887, a year after the General's death.
Given the source, several generations of historians have taken it on faith that there was a grand farewell party at the Hancock's Los Angeles home in which six or so future Confederate officers, including Albert Sidney Johnston, Garnett, and Armistead, all attended.
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Living history programs designed to give you a closer look at some of the Battle of Gettysburg's most influential generals...
Union General Winfield Scott Hancock was one of the most influential personalities involved with the Battle of Gettysburg.
Arriving on the field late on July 1 (the first day of the three-day battle), Hancock took control of the Union forces on Cemetery Ridge, preparing them to face Confederate assaults on July 2-3.
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 Winfield Scott Hancock
George G. Meade chose to fight at Gettysburg on Hancock's recommendation, and in the last two days of the battle Hancock was foremost in repulsing the Confederate attacks, particularly General Pickett's charge on July 3, 1863.
Hancock led the 2d Corps in the Wilderness campaign and in the operations around Petersburg until Nov., 1864, when he left to recruit a new corps.
Gettysburg campaign: The Battles - The Battles The Federals had the best of A. Hill's forces until midafternoon on the first day at...
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 Kathleen Battle News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Soprano Kathleen Battle sang Andre Previn's song cycle "Honey and Rue" with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in 1996, and she is back at Orchestra Hall this weekend performing it again as part of the orchestra's...
The last time star soprano Kathleen Battle was spotted in Detroit was last May when she slipped into town without fanfare to attend the world premiere of the Richard Danielpour-Toni Morrison opera "Margaret...
Opera singer Kathleen Battle has one of the most distinctive voices in music.
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