“Winfield Scott. Lieut. General, Commanding U.S. Army.” New York: Charles Magnus, 1858. Two tone lithograph. Oval portrait, ca. 15 1/4 x 13. Very good condition.
Though first issued just before the war, this portrait shows Scott, Commander in Chief of the U.S. Army, as he was at the beginning of the conflict. Though he did not play a very active role in the war, his image as America’s military leader was very important through the war, and so portraits such as this would have graced many homes at the time.