b.3 Apr 1782
d.25 Jun 1841
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Alexander Macomb (April 3, 1782–June 25, 1841) was the Commanding General of the United States Army from May 29, 1828 to June 25, 1841. Macomb was the field commander at the Battle of Plattsburgh, and after the stunning victory was lauded with praise and styled "The Hero of Plattsburgh" by some of the American press. He was promoted Major General for his conduct, receiving both the thanks of Congress and a Congressional Gold Medal.
Born at British-held Detroit, Macomb was the son of Alexander Macomb and Mary Catherine Navarre.
He moved with his parents to New York City and received a "classical education" at Newark Academy, in New Jersey.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Alexander Macomb (American general), in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
- General Alexander Macomb, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.