346) Winfield Scott, U.S. Army General, Gravesite - West Point, NY
Fought in War of 1812, leader in Mexican-American War and Civil War.
In 1838, General Scott led U.S. Army forces in the forced removal of the Cherokee people to land west of the Mississippi River. It was a brutal and tragic blight on U.S. History that became known as the Trail of Tears. Thousands of Cherokees died during the march, many from exhaustion in the mid-summer heat.
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