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Near Daviston in Tallapoosa County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Major Lemuel P. Montgomery

"He Acted With The Greatest Gallantry"

— March 27, 1814 —

 
 
Major Lemuel P. Montgomery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By TRCP Alliance, June 16, 2011
1. Major Lemuel P. Montgomery Marker
Inscription.  Leading the charge on the Indian defenses, Major Montgomery fell while storming the log barricade, Horseshoe Bend was his first battle. But the 28 year old Tennessean already a distinguished lawyer, was among the most promising of Jackson's officers.
 
Erected 1933 by Tohopeka Chapter D.A.R.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
 
Location. 32° 58.537′ N, 85° 44.122′ W. Marker is near Daviston, Alabama, in Tallapoosa County. Marker can be reached from Battlefield Park Tour Road. This marker is located at Tour Stop #2 and can be reached by foot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11288 Horseshoe Bend Road, Daviston AL 36256, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jackson Trace (here, next to this marker); Gun Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Horseshoe Bend Battleground Monument (within shouting distance
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of this marker); While the Long Roll Was Beating (within shouting distance of this marker); Charge! (within shouting distance of this marker); Designed for Defense (within shouting distance of this marker); Futile Escape (approx. 0.2 miles away); They Fought to the Last (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Daviston.
 
Also see . . .  Horseshoe Bend National Military Park. (Submitted on January 16, 2012, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
Major Lemuel P. Montgomery Marker and Burial Site image. Click for full size.
Photographed By TRCP Alliance, June 16, 2011
2. Major Lemuel P. Montgomery Marker and Burial Site
The marker sits flat on the ground in the foreground behind the wood border.
Jackson Trace and Major Lemuel P. Montgomery Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By TRCP Alliance, June 16, 2011
3. Jackson Trace and Major Lemuel P. Montgomery Markers
Major Lemuel P. Montgomery Headstone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By TRCP Alliance, June 16, 2011
4. Major Lemuel P. Montgomery Headstone

Lemuel Purnell Montgomery
Alabama
Major 39 U.S. Inf,
March 27, 1814

Placed by Tohopeka Chapter D.A.R. 1933
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 16, 2012, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,193 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 16, 2012, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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