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Confederate (CSV)


Abram Huguenin McLaws


(1824 - 1901)

Home State: Georgia

Education: Georgetown U, College of William & Mary

Branch of Service: Staff

Unit: McLaws' Division

Before Sharpsburg

He was 2nd Lieutenant in the Richmond Blues (Company B, 1st Georgia Volunteer Infantry) and was wounded in action in Mexico. He was a lawyer and lived in Augusta, GA and Macon County, AL before the War. He was appointed Major and Brigade Quartermaster on the staff of his brother General Lafayette McLaws on 23 April 1861.

On the Campaign

He was on the Maryland Campaign on General McLaws' staff, and was noted particularly for being instrumental in finding the way to get the Division's artillery to the top of Maryland Heights on 13-14 September.

The rest of the War

He resigned his commission on 29 July 1863 due to a double hernia which incapacitated him for field service. He was Major and enrolling officer and Camp Commandant at the camp of instruction in Georgia from September 1863, then Quartmaster's Agent at Savannah in August 1864.

After the War

He returned to Augusta, GA and was Superintendent of Schools, a real estate agent, and a newspaper editor.

References & notes

Service from Staff Officers in Gray.2 Personal details from a sketch in John E. Oeffinger's A Soldier's General: The Civil War Letters of Major General Lafayette McLaws (2002). His gravesite is on Findagrave.


04/13/1824; Augusta, GA


07/10/1901; Augusta, GA; burial in Summerville Cemetery, Augusta, GA


1   Krick, Robert E.L., Staff Officers in Gray; A Biographical Register of the Staff Officers in the Army of Northern Virginia, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003, pg. 210  [AotW citation 21297]