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Alexander Macomb

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  1. Alexander Macomb 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 during the War of 1812 and, after the stunning victory, was lauded with praise and styled "The Hero of Plattsburgh" by some of the American press. He was promoted to Major General for his conduct, receiving both the thanks of Congress and a Congressional Gold Medal.
  2. Alexander Macomb was a prosperous American merchant and land speculator, who purchased nearly four million acres from New York after the American Revolutionary War. A Loyalist sympathizer, he operated from New York City after the war. Before the New York purchase, he had speculated on land in North Carolina, Kentucky and Georgia. He was unable to sell the New York land fast enough to meet his debts and never regained his fortune.
    • born in (267 years ago) in Ireland
    • died in (184 years ago)

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Google previewMichigan Encyclopedia (1999)

by Jennifer Herman

The township took its name from the county, which was named in honor of Alexander Macomb, an officer in the War of 1812 and commanding general of the U.S. Army. MACOMB COUNTY, SE coast of Michigan; Area 480 square miles; Pop.

Google previewA Dictionary of All Officers (1853)

Who Have Been Commissioned, Or Have Been Appointed and Served, in the Army of the United States, Since the Inauguration of Their First President in 1789, to the First January, 1853,--with Every Commission of Each;--including the Distinguished Officers of the Volunteers and Militia of the States, and of the Navy and Marine Corps, who Have Served with the Land Forces ... by Charles Kitchell Gardner

:— Alexander Macomb Jr. (bu 3 Apr. 1782 Detroit:— N. Y.) Cornet Cav. 10 Jan.

Google previewHarper's Encyclopedia of United States History from 458 A.D. to 1915 (1915)

by Benson John Lossing, Woodrow Wilson

Alexander Macomb. During the entire ...

Google previewHarper's Encyclopaedia of United States History from 458 A.D. to 1912 (1915)

by Benson John Lossing, Woodrow Wilson

Alexander Macomb, with 1,200 of the best troops of the army, to cross the river to oppose the British detachments on the Canadian side (Nov. 7, 1813), and these were soon followed by riflemen under Lieutenant-Colonel Forsythe, who did ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Pennsylvania Indians (1998)

by Donald Ricky

Gray, serving also as Interpreter; Egbert Benson, Richard Vrick and James Watson, Agents for the State of New York; William Constable and Daniel M'Cormick, purchasers under Alexander Macomb: THE agents for the state, having, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Indiana Indians (1998)

by Donald Ricky

Gray, serving also as Interpreter, Egbert Benson, Richard Vrick and James Watson, Agents for the State of New York, William Constable and Daniel M'Cormick, purchasers under Alexander Macomb: THE agents for the state, having, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Massachusetts Indians (1998)

by Donald Ricky

Gray, serving also as Interpreter; Egbert Benson, Richard Vrick and James Watson, Agents for the State of New York; William Constable and Daniel M'Cormick, purchasers under Alexander Macomb: THE agents for the state, having, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Indian Wars, 1492-1890 (1999)

by Jerry Keenan

Alexander Macomb as the army continued to ...

Google previewImperialism and Expansionism in American History: A Social, Political, and Cultural Encyclopedia and Document Collection [4 volumes] (2015)

A Social, Political, and Cultural Encyclopedia and Document Collection by Chris J. Magoc

president Martin Van Buren dispatched Alexander Macomb, the commanding general of the army, ...

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