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Abraham Myers

Born: May 14, 1811

Death: Jan 1, 1889

Birthplace: Georgetown

Nationality: United States

Abraham Myers

Date of Birth : May 14, 1811
Date of Death : Jan 1, 1889
Birth Place : Georgetown

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 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 Ft. Myers, Florida is named after him. He was descended from Rabbi Moses Cohen, an emigrant from London to Charleston, South Carolina.

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  • Abraham C. Myers
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