Col. Abraham Charles Myers, CSA

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Col. Abraham Charles Myers, CSA

Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: Georgetown, Georgetown County, South Carolina, United States
Death: June 20, 1889 (78)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
Place of Burial: Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Husband of Marion Isabelle Myers
Father of Elizabeth Twiggs Ferndall; Marion Isabelle Twombley and Lt. Gen. John Twiggs Myers, (USMC)

Managed by: Jeffrey Edwards Cohen
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About Col. Abraham Charles Myers, CSA

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
May 14, 1811
Georgetown, Georgetown County, South Carolina, United States
1856
1856
Age 44
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
1871
January 29, 1871
Age 59
Wiesbaden, Provinz Hessen-Nassau, Königreich Preußen, German Empire
1876
1876
Age 64
1889
June 20, 1889
Age 78
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
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Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, United States