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Lemuel Montgomery
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Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: c. 1786
Date of Death: 1814
Cause of Death: Shot through the head
Occupation: Lawyer, Soldier
Appearances:
Trail of Glory
POD: March 27, 1814
Appearance(s): 1812: The Rivers of War
Type of Appearance: Direct
Lemuel Purnell Montgomery (c. 1786–1814) was a Tennessee attorney and soldier. He joined the United States Army during the War of 1812, and was killed at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend in 1814.

Lemuel Montgomery in Trail of GloryEdit

Shorly after the Battle of the Horseshoe Bend began, Major Lemuel Montgomery realized that the Red Sticks had done an excellent job of securing the position, an assessment which he shared with General Andrew Jackson. Jackson agreed. Montgomery suggested a frontal assault, and volunteered to lead it. Jackson accepted, realizing the peril Montgomery was agreeing to place himself in. Jackson ordered Montgomery's second-in-command, Ensign Sam Houston, to be prepared to carry on if Montgomery fell.

Jackson proved prescient. Montgomery was shot through the head moments after scaling a wall. Houston took command.


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