Winfield Scott Hancock Characteristics

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With the growing tension between the North and South, war at this point was inexorable. The southern states were seceding and not obeying laws, slave laws to be more specific. At this time it was too late and the Confederates under the order of General Pierre Beauregard opened fired on the Union forces at Fort Sumter on April 12th, 1861, thus beginning the Civil War. Out of all the brave men who served for the Union, Winfield Scott Hancock is one of the most prominent. He is often recognized as one of the most brilliant commanders of the Civil War, and more specifically the Battle of Gettysburg. Hancock is most remembered for his valiant acts and his commanding of the Union center and repulsing the Confederate assault known as Pickett’s
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