Alexander Macomb - Washington D.C.
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 38° 52.888 W 076° 58.726
18S E 328361 N 4305483
Quick Description: US War of 1812 General. He was the Commanding General of the United States Army from May 29, 1828, until his death on June 25, 1841. Macomb was the field commander at the Battle of Plattsburgh during the War of 1812.
Location: District of Columbia, United States
Date Posted: 8/5/2020 10:49:41 AM
Waymark Code: WM12Y90
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
Views: 2

Long Description:
He is buried in Congressional Cemetery in Range 55, Site 147.
Description:
From Find A Grave: US War of 1812 General. Commanded the Sacketts Harbor garrison, took part in the Capture of Fort George under Winfield Scott and participated in Gen. James Wilkinson's unsuccessful St. Lawrence expedition. Promoted to Brigadier General in January 1814, General Macomb performed his greatest feat in repulsing a British invasion of New York at the Battle of Plattsburgh (September 11, 1814). Promoted Major General after the war. He was appointed to succeed Gen. Jacob J. Brown as general-in-chief of the US Army.


Date of birth: 7/27/1748

Date of death: 1/19/1831

Area of notoriety: Military

Marker Type: Monument

Setting: Outdoor

Fee required?: No

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