Abraham Lincoln & Civil War
Gen. Winfield Scott, 1861. A.k.a. "Old Fuss and Feathers" longest serving chief of the US Army in history. Served as general longer than anyone else in history. His career spanned 47 years. He conceived the Anaconda Plan that was used to defeat the Confederacy. He ran unsuccessfully for president in 1852. He died in 1866 at the age of 79.