Lemuel P. Montgomery

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A statue of Major Montgomery at the Montgomery County courthouse.

Lemuel Purnell Montgomery (c. 1786[1] – March 27, 1814) was an American military officer who fought in the Creek War. Montgomery was an attorney in Nashville, Tennessee when the War of 1812 broke out, and was commissioned as a major of the 39th Infantry. Montgomery was killed in the Battle of Horseshoe Bend on March 27, 1814.[2] Montgomery County, Alabama is named in his honor.[3]