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Civil War Soldiers - McLaws

McLAWS, LAFAYETTE, Georgia.
Major, Corps of Infantry, C. S. A., March 10, 1861.
Colonel, Tenth Georgia Volunteer Infantry, June 17, 1861.
Brigadier general, P. A. C. S., September 25, 1861.
Major general, P. A. C. S., May 23, 1862.

Commands.
Brigade, in October, 1861, composed of the Fifteenth and Thirty- second Virginia, the Fifth and Tenth Louisiana, and the Tenth, Fiftieth, Fifty-third and Fifty-seventh Georgia Regiments of Infantry, and Manley's Light Battery of Artillery. Division, in June, 1862, composed of the brigades of Kershaw, Wofford, Humphreys and Bryan. At battle of Chancellorsville, May 3, 1863, division composed of brigades of Wofford, Kershaw, Barksdale and Semmes. In 1864, commanding District of Georgia, extending to Salkehatchie, S. C. December , 1864, commanding division under General Hardee. In 1865, commanding division under General Hardee, in General J. E. Johnston's Army.

McLaws, Lafayette, born in Georgia, appointed from Georgia cadet United States Military Academy, July 1, 1838; graduated forty-eighth in a class of fifty-six.
Brevet second lieutenant, Sixth Infantry, July 1, 1842.
Second lieutenant, Seventh Infantry, March 16, 1844.
First lieutenant, February 16, 1847.
Captain, August 24, 1851.
Resigned March 23, 1861.

Source: Military Records of General Officers of the Confederate States of America, by Charles B. Hall, 1898
 


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