You know me...I am a pirate at heart.
But when necessary, I can clean up a bit, and tonight/tomorrow is just such an occasion.
It wouldn't do to sail up the Scioto as a pirate to steal her heart
(not from her own ball, anyway...bad luck to steal the hostess).
And so I am transforming myself into a general...
a leader of men and wooer of women!
Please allow me to introduce my Civil War doppelganger...
General Winfield Scott Hancock, at your service.
One can see the strain of hard fighting on his features in this portrait.
On the other hand, he has his own toy soldier!
And a superb re-enactor (no, that isn't me!) to play him: