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BG Samuel Dale

BG Samuel Dale

Rockbridge County, Virginia, USA
Death 24 May 1841 (aged 68–69)
Lauderdale County, Mississippi, USA
Cenotaph Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 23288 · View Source
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US Army Brigadier General. He was a scout, frontiersmen, soldier and a public servant who played an important role in the Mississippi Territory. As a scout during the first Creek Indian War in 1793, he joined a cavalry troop fighting the raiding Creeks. After the troop disbanded in 1796, he established a wagon business which engaged in the transportation of goods. The business prospered enough to increase migration of settlers from Georgia and the Carolinas into the Mississippi Territory. In July 1813, another Creek War broke out and Dale went to Fort Madison to help defend the fort and fight Creek war parties. After the Creek War, he farmed for awhile near Fort Claiborne, Monroe County when he was dispatched to deliver a message to General Jackson and arrived just as the Battle of New Orleans began. In the War of 1812, he served as an officer in the US Army, was bestowed the rank Brigadier General and received a lifetime pension for his service. After the war, he was elected a delegate of the Mississippi Territory and was a member of the first general assembly of the Alabama Territory, (1819-20, 1824-28). He spent most of his remaining years in Lauderdale County, Mississippi, where he became that county's first representative in the Mississippi Legislature in 1836.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith




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