Perspectives on General Winfield Scott I was quite interested in the adventures of General Winfield Scott. Throughout the Mexican-American War, Scott was one of the most pivotal characters; indeed he shaped the direction that the war went in. Without the dynamic leadership of Scott, the U.S. might have never been able to have even a portion of the successes it enjoyed during the war. One particular incident which caught my attention was a brilliant tactic he used to gain support in Mexico. In April of 1847, “he ordered American soldiers to salute priests on the streets and he personally requested permission of the clergy to conduct religious services for his troops in two of the local churches” in Veracruz (Eisenhower 267). The main topic...The end:
.....le in U.S. military history where an American actually respected the people he was conquering. This dichotomy may seem odd, but at least it deserves commendation. Works Cited Canfield, Daniel T. “MODEL for FUTURE WAR.” 95-100. Superintendent of Documents, 2009. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. Web. 16 Dec. 2009. Eisenhower, John S.D. So Far from God: The U.S. War with Mexico, 1846-1848. New York: Random House, 1989. “Soldiers Who Would Be President.” American History 43.3 (2008): 15. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. Web. 16 Dec. 2009. “The Old Man Was Right.” America's Civil War 20.5 (2007): 27. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. Web. 16 Dec. 2009. “WAR RECORD.” Military History 25.4 (2008): 11. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. Web. 16 Dec. 2009.