Col. Abraham Charles Myers, CSA

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Col. Abraham Charles Myers, CSA

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Georgetown, Georgetown County, South Carolina, United States
Death: 1889 (78)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
Place of Burial: Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Abram Myers and Belle Myers
Husband of Marion Isabelle Myers
Father of William Heyward Myers, Sr.; Lt. Gen. John Twiggs Myers, (USMC); Marion Isabelle Twombley; Lily Myers; Belle Myers and 1 other
Brother of Angerons Myers

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Abraham Charles Myers (Georgetown, South Carolina, 14 May 1811 - Washington, D.C., 20 June 1889) was a Jewish American army officer and a graduate of West Point, Class of 1833.


During the Seminole Wars, he served as an assistant quartermaster in the United States Army, and was promoted to captain in 1839. He later served in the Mexican-American War, becoming chief quartermaster of army troops in Mexico. He resigned from the US Army in January 1861.


During the American Civil War, he appointed was appointed Quartermaster General of the Confederate States Army with the rank of colonel. He married Marion Twiggs, the daughter of Major General David E. Twiggs. Their son, John Twiggs Myers, became a Lieutenant general in the US Marine Corps.


The city of Ft. Myers, Florida is named after him.


Abraham Charles Myers was a Jewish American army officer and a graduate of West Point, Class of 1833.

During the Seminole Wars, he served as an assistant quartermaster in the United States Army, and was promoted to captain in 1839. He later served in the Mexican-American War, becoming chief quartermaster of army troops in Mexico. He was appointed brevet lieutenant colonel for his service in the Mexican-American War. Myers resigned from the US Army in January 1861.

During the American Civil War, he was appointed Quartermaster General of the Confederate States Army with the rank of Colonel. He married Marion Twiggs, the daughter of Major General David E. Twiggs. Their son, John Twiggs Myers, became a Lieutenant General in the US Marine Corps.

The city of Fort Myers, Florida is named after him.[3][4] He was descended from Rabbi Moses Cohen, an emigrant from London to Charleston, South Carolina.

Abraham Charles Myers died June 20, 1889 and was buried in St. Paul's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Alexandria, Virginia.

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Col. Abraham Charles Myers, CSA's Timeline

1811
1811
Georgetown, Georgetown County, South Carolina, United States
1856
April 9, 1856
Age 45
San Antonio, Bexar County, TX, United States
1856
Age 45
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
1871
January 29, 1871
Age 60
Wiesbaden, Provinz Hessen-Nassau, Königreich Preußen, German Empire
1876
February 18, 1876
Age 65
Richmond, Henrico County, VA, United States
1889
1889
Age 78
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
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Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, United States