Alexander Macomb

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Birthday
3, 1782
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
Jun 25, 1841 (59)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
3, 1782
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
Jun 25, 1841 (59)

About

American general who served as Commanding General of the U.S. Army from 1828 to 1841. He served during the War of 1812 and was known as a hero of the Battle of Plattsburgh.

Before Fame

He joined his first militia when he was sixteen and the U.S. Army one year later.

Trivia

After the War of 1812, he was promoted to Major General and received a Congressional Gold Medal.

Family Life

He and his wife Catherine were buried in the Congressional Cemetery in Washington D.C.

Associated With

Alexander Hamilton was the person who recommended him for service in the U.S. Army.