Gen. Alexander Macomb
Gen. Alexander Macomb (April 3, 1782 – June 25, 1841) 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 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.
Alexander Macomb is the namesake of McDonough’s County seat. Macomb‘s Chandler Park is host to a memorial honoring both Com. Thomas MacDonough and Gen. Macomb.