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L. McLaws
L. McLaws

Confederate (CSA)

Major General

Lafayette McLaws

(1821 - 1897)
Home State: Georgia
Command Billet: Division Commander
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: McLaws' Division

see his Battle Report


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He graduated from the USMA in 1842, saw service in the Mexican War, and resigned from the US Army in March 1861. He organized the 10th Georgia Regimant, and was its Colonel in June 1861. In September 1861 he was appointed BGen. and served under Magruder in the Peninsula campaign. In May 1862 he was promoted to MGen. commanding McLaws' Division in Longstreet's command at the battles of the Seven Days and Second Manassas.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He commanded McLaws' Division in Longstreet's Command.

The remainder of the War:
He led his Division at Fredericksburg Chancellorsville Gettysburg Chickamauga and Knoxville. He was relieved of his command by Longstreet transferred to GA fought in the defense of Savannah and served under J E Johnston in the Carolinas campaign.

After the War:
He was an Insurance agent, internal revenue collector, and postmaster.

Birth Date: 1/15/1821    Place of Birth: Augusta, GA    
College: US Military Academy, West Point, NY    Graduating Year: 1842    
Death Date: 7/24/1897    Death Place: Savannah, GA    

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