Adjutant Generals of the United States Army: Arthur St. Clair, Alexander Macomb, List of Adjutant Generals of the U. S. Army, Timothy Pickering

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General Books LLC, 2010 - 178 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 29. Chapters: Arthur St. Clair, Alexander Macomb, List of Adjutants General of the U.S. Army, Horatio Gates, Timothy Pickering, Joseph Reed, Zebulon Pike, Samuel Cooper, Samuel Breck, James Gadsden, Winthrop Sargent, Daniel Parker, Henry Pinckney McCain, Lorenzo Thomas, William North, Ebenezer Denny, Henry Clarke Corbin, Michael Rudolph, George Andrews, Thomas Humphrey Cushing, John C. Kelton, Richard C. Drum, Edward Hand, George D. Ruggles, Edward Butler, Alexander Scammel, Roger Jones, Jonathan Haskell, Edgar Thomas Conley, Edward D. Townsend, Henry De Butts, Robert Williams, Fred C. Ainsworth, John Mills, Kathryn Frost, William H. Winder, John Pratt, George Weedon, Morgan Connor, James Fuller McKinley, Abimael Youngs Nicoll, James Alexander Ulio, William Edward Bergin, Peter Charles Harris, Edward Fuller Witsell, Charles Josephus Nourse, Emory Sherwood Adams, Charles Higbee Bridges, Robert Courtney Davis, Lutz Wahl. Excerpt: 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. 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. At the age of 16, he joined a New York militia company. In January 1799, with the recommendation of Alexander Hamilton during the French emergency, he was commissioned a Cornet in the Regular Army. In March he was promoted to second lieutenant, and honorably discharged, June 1800. In February 1801, he was commissioned a second lieutenant, 2d Infantry, serving as secretary to a commission that treated with the Indians of the Southeast. He was commissioned a first lieutenant in the Army Corps of Engineers, which was established in 1802 at West Point to constitute a mi...

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