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First Name: Leonard

Last Name: Covington

Birthplace: Aquasco, MD, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Date of Birth: 30 October 1768

Date of Death: 14 November 1813

Rank: Brigadier General

Years Served:
Leonard Covington

•  War of 1812


Leonard Covington
Brigadier General, U.S. Army

Leonard Covington was born on 30 October 1768 in Aquasco, MD.

Covington served as a U.S. Congressman from Maryland during 1805-07.

Covington served in the Northwest Indian War under General Anthony Wayne, where he distinguished himself at Fort Recovery and the Battle of Fallen Timbers. As a Brigadier General, he also fought in the War of 1812 and was mortally wounded in the Battle of Crysler's Farm. He died three days later at French's Mills, NY.


The following are named in honor of Leonard Covington:

Covington, VA
Covington, LA
Fort Covington, NY
Covington, KY
Covington, GA
Covington, OH
Covington County, AL
Covington, NY
Covington, PA
Covington, TN
Covington County, MS

Death and Burial

Brigadier General Leonard Covington was killed in action on 14 November 1813 in Sackets Harbor, NY. He is buried at the Military Cemetery in Sackets Harbor, NY.

Honoree ID: 2380   Created by: MHOH




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