Brevet Lieutenant General Winfield Scott

Winfield Scott was born near Petersburg, Virginia, on 13 June 1786. He attended William and Mary College for a time and then studied law in Virginia. Scott then enlisted in Petersburg’s cavalry troop […]

The Battle of Chippewa, 5 July 1814

by Matthew Seelinger, Chief Historian As a result of a number of longstanding grievances with Great Britain, including the impressment of American sailors into the Royal Navy and British interference in […]