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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1833

Vol. I

(Born S. C.)

Abraham C. Myers

(Ap'd S. C.)


Abraham Charles Myers: Born May 14, 1811, Georgetown, SC.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1828, to July 1, 1833, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, July 1, 1833.

Served: in garrison at Baton Rouge, La., 1833‑35; in the Florida

(Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, Dec. 31, 1835)

War, 1836‑37, 1838, being engaged against the Seminole Indians in the Skirmishes at Camp Izard, Feb. 27, 28, 29, and Mar. 5, 1836, — and

(First Lieut., 4th Infantry, Sep. 6, 1837)

Action of Oloklikaha, Mar. 31, 1836; on Recruiting service, 1838‑40;

(Captain, Staff — Asst. Quartermaster, Nov. 21, 1839)

and on Quartermaster duty at St. Augustine, Fla., 1840‑41, — in the Florida War, 1841‑42, — Ft. Moultrie, S. C., 1842‑45, — in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46, — in the War with Mexico, 1846, 1846‑48, being engaged in the Battle of Palo Alto, May 8, 1846,º and Battle of

(Bvt. Major, May 9, 1846, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct
in the Battles of Palo Alto and Resaca-de‑la‑Palma, Tex.)

Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, and as Chief Quartermaster of the Army

(Captain, 4th Infantry, Feb. 16, 1847: Vacated, Feb. 16, 1847)

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., Aug. 20, 1847, for Gallant Conduct at Churubusco, Mex.)

of Mexico, Apr.‑June, 1848, — Charleston, S. C., and Savannah, Ga., 1848‑49, — Chief Quartermaster of the Department of Florida, Aug., 1849, to Mar., 1851, — New Orleans, La., 1851‑54, — Chief Quartermaster of the Department of Texas, July 17, 1854, to Jan. 9, 1857, — New York city, 1857‑58, — and New Orleans, La., 1858‑61.

Resigned, Jan. 28, 1861.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861‑66 against the United States.​a

Civil History. — Travelling in Europe, 1866‑77.

Died, June 20, 1889,​b at Washington, D. C.: Aged 78.

Buried, Saint Paul's Cemetery, Alexandria, VA.

Thayer's Notes:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record: when he offered his services to the Confederacy, he was immediately appointed the Army's Quartermaster-General. Summaries of his war career are therefore found on several sites online; the summary provided by Confederate Military History is given at Civil War Reference; for his earliest service to the Confederacy, see "The Seizure of the Forts and Public Property in Louisiana" (LH 2:401‑409).

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b His tombstone (q.v.) gives the date of his death as Jun. 29; on the other hand, as pointed out at that page, he was indeed Jewish, and unless he converted to Christianity toward the end of his life (of which I find no record, but then why is he buried in the cemetery of a church?) it shouldn't bear a Christian cross: if this is inattentive planning, it would cast doubt on the date as well.

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