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Conflict Period:
Civil War (Union) 1
Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Major General 1
Birth:
14 Feb 1824 1
Montgomeryville, PA 1
Death:
09 Feb 1886 1
Governors Island, New York 1
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Person:
Winfield S Hancock 3
Age in 1860: 37 3
Birth:
14 Feb 1824 2
Montgomeryville, PA 2
Male 1
Birth:
Pennsylvania 3
Male 3
Estimated Birth Year: 1823 3
Death:
09 Feb 1886 1
Governors Island, New York 1
Cause: Infected carbuncle 1
Burial: Montgomery Cemetery, West Norriton Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania 1
Residence:
Place: The City Of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California 3
From: 1860 3
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Birth:
Mother: Elizabeth Hoxworth Hancock 1
Father: Benjamin Franklin Hancock 1
Marriage:
Almira Russell 1
24 Jan 1850 1
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Civil War (Union) 1

Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Major General 1
Service Start Date:
1844 1
Service End Date:
1886 1

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Winfield Scott Hancock, Major General, USA, commander of 2nd Corps, Army of the Potomac, whose defense of the Union center during the third day of the battle Gettysburg insured Union victory.

Diabetes also played a major part in General Hancock's death.  His Father had died from diabetes.

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