Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all McLawses in:
 • Laurel Grove Cemetery (North)
 • Savannah
 • Chatham County
 • Georgia
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Gen Lafayette McLaws
Birth: Jan. 15, 1821
Augusta
Richmond County
Georgia, USA
Death: Jul. 24, 1897
Savannah
Chatham County
Georgia, USA

Civil War Confederate Major General. A graduate of West Point in 1842, he was serving as a Captain in the US Infantry when he resigned his commission to join the South as a Colonel in the Confederate 10th Georgia Infantry. Promoted Brigadier General in September 1861, he commanded the 2nd Division, Department of the Peninsula and Department of Northern Virginia. In July 1862, he was promoted Major General of the 1st Corps, Army of Northern Virginia serving until September 1863. From November 1863 to April 1865, he commanded the Departments of East Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida in actions until the end of the war. Following the Confederate surrender, he was in insurance agent, a tax collector and a postmaster. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Emily Allison Elizabeth Taylor McLaws (____ - 1890)*
 
 Children:
  Laura Taylor McLaws (1856 - 1877)*
  Annie Lee McLaws (1867 - 1890)*
  Elizabeth Violet McLaws King (1870 - 1954)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Laurel Grove Cemetery (North)
Savannah
Chatham County
Georgia, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jun 21, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 10051
Gen Lafayette McLaws
Added by: ronald deavy (Inactive)
 
Gen Lafayette McLaws
Added by: Barbara Richardson Smith
 
Gen Lafayette McLaws
Added by: Burl Kennedy
 
There are 6 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- Pipedreamer
 Added: Jul. 24, 2014
Your rememberance will last for eternity.
- Patrick Murphy
 Added: May. 28, 2014

- LISSA
 Added: Feb. 17, 2014
There are 58 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (3.9 after 37 votes)
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service