Winfield Scott was a success! By golly, was he a success! His memoirs (two volumes) were written by “Himself.”
Scott referred to Himself in the third person: “Scott preceded the detachments…” etc. Winfield Scott is a part of the history of the butterfly, as it relates to Poweshiek.
Winfield Scott was the longest-serving General in the United States Army, and was at one time an unsuccessful candidate for President of the United States.