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Gen David Emanuel Twiggs
Birth: Feb. 14, 1790
Augusta
Richmond County
Georgia, USA
Death: Jul. 15, 1862
Augusta
Richmond County
Georgia, USA

Civil War Confederate Major General. He was the oldest ex-officer of the US Army to join the Confederacy. He was a general in the War with Mexico, and was one of four generals of the line in the United States Army in 1860. He was dismissed for turning over his command and property to the state of Texas in March 1861, and became a Confederate General. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Twiggs (1750 - 1816)
  Ruth Emanuel Twiggs (1755 - 1827)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth W Twiggs (____ - 1840)*
 
 Children:
  Marion Isabelle Twiggs Myers (1838 - 1893)*
 
 Siblings:
  Sarah Twiggs Greenwood (1784 - 1856)*
  George L. Twiggs (1789 - 1853)*
  David Emanuel Twiggs (1790 - 1862)
  Levi Twiggs (1793 - 1847)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Twiggs Cemetery
Augusta
Richmond County
Georgia, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Apr 10, 2000
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Gen David Emanuel Twiggs
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Gen David Emanuel Twiggs
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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 maj...(Read more)
- 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
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