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Abraham Myers

United States Army officer

Died when: 78 years 37 days
Star Sign: Taurus


Abraham Myers Abraham Charles Myers (Georgetown, South Carolina, 14 May 1811 – Washington, D.C., 20 June 1889) was an American army officer and a graduate of West Point, Class of 1833. Myers was the son of Abraham Myers who, according to historical records of the State of South Carolina, participated in the American Revolutionary War as a member of the state militia. For the family genealogy, see Stern, Malcolm Henry, First American Jewish Families. 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. 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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