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Gen David Emanuel Twiggs
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With honor and respect thank you for your service to the South.
- Birdgirl
 Added: Jan. 21, 2016
 
A career army officer, David Emanuel Twiggs was born in Georgia on February 14, 1790. Preparing for a career in law in Augusta when war broke out with Great Britain in 1812, Twiggs received a commission as a captain in the Eighth Infantry. Promoted to major in 1814, Twiggs was discharged from the army the following year, but used his political connections to obtain a captain’s commission with a brevet to major dating back to his original promotion. Twiggs served under generals Andrew Jackson and Edmund Gaines in Florida in the Seminole Wars. Promoted to colonel, he commanded the Second Regiment of Dragoons at the outset of the war with Mexico.In July 1845, Twiggs and his regiment marched overland to Corpus Christi with sixty supply wagons as part of General Taylor’s newly created Army of Observation. A dispute over seniority prompted William Worth to take a leave of absence, leaving Twiggs as Taylor’s second in command. Twiggs saw heavy fighting at Palo Alto and Resaca de Palma, and soon afterwards was promoted to brigadier general. Falling ill at the battle of Monterrey, he played no role in the capture of the town, and was subsequently ordered to join Winfield Scott’s Vera Cruz campaign.Following the surrender of Vera Cruz in early April, 1847, Twiggs led the march of U.S. forces into the interior. On April 12, fifty miles from Vera Cruz, Twiggs’ advance guard encountered Santa Anna’s army, encamped at a mountain pass at Cerro Gordo. After awaiting Scott’s arrival, Twiggs’ troops on April 17 seized one of the outlying foothills on the Mexican left flank, and the following morning stormed El Telégrafo, a summit that allowed them to shell the entire Mexican line.
- A AAA American at Find A Grave
 Added: Sep. 25, 2015
 
Major General (USA and CSA) David Emanuel Twiggs
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie, Historian
 Added: Sep. 24, 2015
 

- Blue Lady
 Added: Jul. 15, 2015
 

- Pipedreamer
 Added: Jul. 15, 2015
 

- JEB
 Added: Jun. 13, 2015
 

- Pipedreamer
 Added: Jul. 15, 2014
 
Your rememberance will last for eternity.
- Patrick Murphy
 Added: Jun. 24, 2014
 

- Sgt. Rock
 Added: Jul. 15, 2013
 

- Annie H Darracott 791, UDC - Lakeland, FL
 Added: Feb. 14, 2013
 
Thank you for your service !
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie
 Added: Apr. 1, 2012
 

- Jonathan Robert De Mallie
 Added: Apr. 1, 2012
 
Twiggs Trail is still in use!
- APAFR
 Added: Mar. 19, 2012
 
Gen. Twiggs, You Were an honorable man who did his duty to the best of ability.Rest In Peace!
- A Confederate Texan
 Added: Oct. 23, 2011
 

- Southernatheart
 Added: Jul. 15, 2010
 

- Cecil Augustus Fountain Sr.
 Added: Nov. 14, 2009
 
RIP General
- Bagtown
 Added: Sep. 13, 2009
 

- shelby
 Added: Jul. 15, 2009
 
Deo Vindice
- D & J Cloninger
 Added: May. 22, 2009
 
RIP sir
- Linda Orander
 Added: Oct. 21, 2007
 

- Tom Cummings
 Added: Jul. 15, 2007
 

- Brown-eyed Girl
 Added: Jul. 15, 2007
 

- Bob Hufford
 Added: Jul. 15, 2007
 

- John J. McKeon, Jr.
 Added: Mar. 21, 2007
 
Deo Vindice.
- Cactus Jack
 Added: Aug. 27, 2006
 

- Proud To Be Southern
 Added: Jul. 15, 2005
 
God bless you.
Rest in Peace
- Trisha W.
 Added: Jul. 15, 2005
 
Rest Well,Sir.Thank You.
- Bob Hufford
 Added: Jul. 15, 2005
 

- anonymous
 Added: Dec. 15, 2004
 
Remembering you today, Sir.
God bless and rest in peace always.
- Just another taphophile
 Added: Jul. 15, 2004
 

- God Bless & R.I.P. ~ Daughter Of An Angel ~
 Added: Jul. 12, 2004
 
Salute
- Brenda
 Added: Dec. 5, 2003
 

- quebecoise
 Added: Aug. 28, 2003
 
My g-g-g-g-g-great-uncle.
- Michael
 Added: Feb. 16, 2002
 

- Dragon
 Added: Feb. 9, 2002
 
A True Southern Hero
- Tony Smith SCV Camp 38, North Charleston S.C.
 Added: Dec. 23, 2001
 

- grave hunter
 Added: Dec. 22, 2001
 
Rest In Peace,General.
- ronald deavy
 Added: Nov. 22, 2001
 
 

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