A different Hugh McLeod…

Image via www.findagrave.com, added by Russ Dodge

Image via http://www.findagrave.com, added by Russ Dodge

When hearing the name Hugh MacLeod, most clan members immediately think of our current clan chief. However, in the 1800s Texas was home to its own Hugh McLeod. Born in New York, Hugh McLeod was educated at West Point but soon resigned his US military commission in order to join the army of the Republic of Texas. While in Texas McLeod became a military leader, though he is best known for leading the failed Santa Fe Expedition. He also was active in the political world and even served in the Texas House of Representatives.

To learn more about this famous MacLeod in Texas, check out these books:

Blake, Gertrude Burleson. The Public Career of General Hugh McLeod. 1932.

Spellman, Paul N. Forgotten Texas Leader: Hugh McLeod and the Texan Santa Fe Expedition. College Station: Texas A & M University Press, 1999.

Spellman, Paul N. Like a Meteor Glancing: The Life of Hugh McLeod and the Texan Santa Fe Expedition. Ann Arbor, Mich: UMI, 1998.

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