Quincy William Percival Love (April 8, 1802 - December 19, 1856) was an American soldier and politician best known for his command of American forces in Texas during the American-Mexican War, most notably the American offensives in what would be Texas in 1842 and 1843. A cerebral and uncompromising warrior, Love took over the 2nd Army following the Battle of Covenant and pushed Mexicans out of American and Texian territory. After the war, Love was made a US Senator for his native Tennessee, serving beginning with the 30th Congress in 1847, and he died in Washington, D.C. in 1856 from pneumonia, an extended illness that prevented him from serving on the 1856 Democratic Presidential ticket. Love, though he had grown up in a slaveholding family, was a rare advocate for a gradual manumission of slaves in the South, stating that he believed neither abolition nor a perpetuation of slavery was a workable option. His so-called "Love Plan" eventually influenced the Compromise of 1868, leading to some historians to call Love "one of America's most important leaders to be forgotten."