[13]   Scott commanded the federal forces in Charleston harbor in 1832, and his tactful but firm handling of the situation was widely credited with having averted armed conflict. Likewise, the near conflict with Britain in 1839, over the burning of the Caroline on the Niagara River (December 29, 1837) by Canadian troops engaged in suppressing the remnant of William L. McKenzie's rebellion, and over the disputed boundary between Maine and New Brunswick, was averted by Scott, who was in command of the American forces. Both questions were settled more or less amicably by the Webster-Ashburton Treaty in 1842.


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