Major-General Zachary Taylor, President of the United States
This 1848 engraving by John Sartain depicts President Zachary Taylor in his full major general uniform, standing next to his horse Old Whitey. Prior to being elected president, President Taylor served in the United States Army. Taylor fought in the War of 1812, the Black Hawk War, and the Second Seminole War. His reputation as a war hero during the Mexican-American War helped propel him to the presidency. The engraving was completed based on an original daguerreotype portrait, according to reports.