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Maj. Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock (Character)
from Gettysburg (1993)

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They Died with Their Boots On (1941)
Lt. General Winfield Scott: This Custer of yours is insubordinate alright-thank God for it. He's not marching on Round Top. He's attacking Stuart at Hanover!
Maj. Romulus Taipe: He's attacking! He's attacking a whole Corps! Rather than hold his ground the mad fool's attacking!

Lt. General Winfield Scott: If he turns us, Washington and Baltimore will fall.
[Reads dispatch and recoils in horror]
Lt. General Winfield Scott: Stuart! Stuart's Corps at Hanover? It's a mistake. Get verification at once!
Cpl. Smith: It has been verified, sir.
Lt. General Winfield Scott: He's on our rear. We're trapped. All that stands between us and total disaster is the Michigan brigade, a handful of volunteers.
Maj. Romulus Taipe: But the Michigan Brigade's been ordered to Round Top! It's on it's way now!
Lt. General Winfield Scott: Then stop it Taipe, stop it! Tell them to hold it's ground to the last man.

Gettysburg (1993)
Major General Winfield Scott Hancock: There are times when a corps commander's life does not count.

Major General Winfield Scott Hancock: Tell me, Professor. In your studies have you come across a story from antiquity of two men who are like brothers facing each other on the field of battle?
Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain: Well, General, if the Greeks or Romans did not tell of it, I think that story must surely be in the Bible.
Major General Winfield Scott Hancock: When I look across the field and see the flags of the 9th and 14th Virginia; I can almost see his old crumpled hat and hear his voice. Lewis Armistead was my closest friend before the war. I'd like to see him again; but not here, not like this. What do you say, Colonel; what do the books tell you.

"Lincoln: The Unwilling Warrior (#2.1)" (1975)
Abraham Lincoln: What're you rushing off for?
Ellmer Ellsworth: Well, if I don't hurry, sir, the war will be over before I have a chance to get into it.
General Scott: The optimism of youth.
Ellmer Ellsworth: They can't last more than a few weeks, General. We outnumber them four to one. There's not a cannon factory in the whole South. And look what they're doing: Moving their capital from Alabama to Richmond! Now that's like a chess player sticking his king right in the center of the board. Why, we'll be matching through the streets of Richmond by the Fourth of July!