Lawrence Houston Scruggs(1836 - 1905)
Home State: Alabama
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th Alabama Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was from Madison, Alabama, and was Captain of Company I, 4th Alabama Infantry. He was wounded at Malvern Hill on 1 July 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He assumed command as Senior Captain when Colonel McLemore was wounded at South Mountain on September 14. Colonel Law's Report states "[at Sharpsburg] the Fourth Alabama pushed into the wood in which the skirmish had taken place the evening previous and drove the enemy through and beyond it .... Captain Scruggs commanding the Fourth Alabama received wounds while discharging his duty."
The remainder of the War:
He was Lieutenant Colonel and commanded the Regiment by Gettysburg in July 1863 and served in that position through to the Appomattox Campaign. He was wounded for the third time in action at Chickamauga in September 1863.
After the War:
Service details from the OR1 and muster records compiled online by Dick Weeks. The photograph here from one taken by Anderson & Webb, Huntsville, Alabama in October 1862, from the Alabama Archives2.
|Birth Date: 06/13/1836 |
Death Date: 07/29/1905 Burial Place: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, TN
1 US War Department, The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (OR), 128 vols., Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1880-1901 [AotW citation 2302]
2 State of Alabama, State Archives, and Dr. Edwin C. Bridges, director, and staff, Alabama Department of Archives & History, Published c.2000, first accessed 08 July 2005, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/index.html>, Source page: http://digital.archives.alabama.gov/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CIS [AotW citation 2303]
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