Sep. 19, 1822 Georgetown District of Columbia District Of Columbia, USA
Catherine Macomb was the daughter of William Macomb and his wife, Sarah Jane Dring.
She married her cousin, Gen. Alexander Macomb ("The Hero of Plattsburg"), on 18 July 1803 in Detroit, Michigan. Together they had 12 children.
Catherine Macomb wrote the following song: "Banks of Champlain. Song by Catherine Macomb, wife of General Macomb, in 1814, written as she watched the Battle of Plattsburg (also known as the Battle of Lake Champlain). Tune: Banks of the Dee."
Of her husband's funeral (Major General Alexander Macomb), the following was written:
"His remains were followed to the grave by thousands of people--the funeral being one of the largest and most imposing, being attended by the President, cabinet, diplomatic corps, both houses of Congress, the corporate authorities of the three District cities--Alexandria not having been retroceded--and many civic associations."
"The military escort was composed of Major Ringgold's light battery of artillery, from Fort McHenry; a battalion of marines, under Major Tyler; the Washington Light Infantry, National Blues, Mechanical Riflemen, the Georgetown Grays and other volunteer companies of the District. The Baltimore military organizations were deterred from paying tribute to General Macomb, as they were the same day escorting the remains of General Harrison through Baltimore."
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