Pushmataha

Pushmataha (HM2ME2)

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Congressional Cemetery

Brigadier General Pushmataha (1764-1824) was a Choctaw chief, warrior, hunter, and great friend of many, including President Andrew Jackson. In 1812, Pushmataha led 1,000 warriors of Choctaw Nation to fight alongside Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans, one of the great battles in United States history. President Monroe asked Pushmataha to represent the Choctaw Nation in the treaty negotiations in 1824 in Washington, DC. Unfortunately, Pushmataha died of croup at age 60 just prior to the 1825 signing of the treaty. Pushmataha received a military funeral that was attended by 2,000 people, including Andrew Jackson, and stretched over a mile long.

[Inscription on monument:]

Push-Ma-Ta-Ha

A
Choctaw Chief
lies here,
this monument to his memory
is erected by his brother chiefs
who were associated with him
in a
delegation
from their Nation,
in the year 1824, to the
General Government
of the
United States

Push-Ma-Ta-Ha was a warrior
of great distinction
He was wise in council —
eloquent in an extraordinary
degree, and on all occasions
& under all circumstances
the white man's friend

He died in Washington,
on the 24th of December, 1824,
of the croup in the
60th



year of his age.

Among his last words
were the following:
"When I am gone, let the big
guns be fired over me."
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HM NumberHM2ME2
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Placed ByHistoric Congressional Cemetery
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Date Added Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 328461 N 4305587
Decimal Degrees38.88241667, -76.97765000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.945', W 76° 58.659'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 56.7" N, 76° 58' 39.54" W
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