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Winfield Scott Hancock, by James Reid Lambdin, 1880.
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Oil on canvas of a man in uniform, three quarter length portrait.

Credit: Courtesy of the State Museum of Pennsylvania, photograph by Christy White

Widely respected for his integrity and service to his country–in lavish praise, President Rutherford B. Hayes said that he was "through and through pure gold"–General Hancock in 1880 accepted the Democratic nomination for president, then lost the election to James Garfield. From then until his death in 1886 he remained in command of the Military Division of the Atlantic.

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