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GENERAL SCOTT'S MARCH. English, American; March. The melody dates to the year 1771, although the re-titling of the tune apparently refers to American General Winfield Scott (1786-1866), who served in the War of 1812 and the Mexican-American War. It appears under this title in J.L. Rumrille and H. Holton's The Drummer's Instructor (Albany, 1817). It is a much older tune than 1817, however, having appeared in the Charles and Samuel Thompson's A Second Collection of XXIV Favourite Marches in 7 parts as they are performed by His Majesty's Foot and Horse Guards (London, 1771).

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Recorded sources: New World Records 80276-2, "Music of the American Revolution: The Birth of Liberty."

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