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Saturday, April 3, 2010

General Alexander Macomb

Today is Macomb County Heritage Day and we celebrate the birthday today of Alexander Macomb who was born in Detroit in 1782. This historical marker honoring him is located in Mt Clemens on Gratiot and Macomb. He became famous in the War of 1812 for his victory in Plattsburgh over a far superior force of British invaders. Later as Chief Army Engineer he promoted the building of military roads in the Great Lakes area. There's also a statue of him in Detroit across from the Book Cadillac Hotel. He is buried in the Congressional Cemetery in Washington DC.

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