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Collection Reference Number GLC04735
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1814 
Title Commission of Winfield Scott as Major General during the War of 1812
Date 4 September 1814
Author Madison, James (1751-1836)  
Document Type Military document
Content Description Signed by Madison as president and countersigned by James Monroe as secretary of state. The promotion was a brevet "for his distinguished services in the successive Conflicts of Chippewa & Niagara, and for his uniform gallantry and good conduct as an officer." Partially printed.
Subjects Military History  President  Government and Civics  War of 1812  
People Madison, James (1751-1836)  Monroe, James (1758-1831)  Scott, Winfield (1786-1866)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme The Presidency; War of 1812; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Signer of the U.S. Constitution.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859