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Col Abraham Charles Myers
Birth: May 14, 1811
South Carolina, USA
Death: Jun. 29, 1889
District Of Columbia, USA

Quartermaster General - CSA

A West Point graduate whose performance as a quartermaster during the Mexican War gained him promotion from first lieutenant to brevet lieutenant colonel. He reported that within six months of the capture of Fort Sumter the price of cloth rose by 100 percent. Myers basic responsibility as quartermaster general was to keep the army properly clothed and shod. Colonel Myers eventually administered the largest Confederate supply bureau, with 88 clerks, quartermasters in each state, paymasters and quartermasters in the field, manufacturing plants, purchasing agents abroad, and depot and post quartermasters. Under Myers leadership the military suffered from dire shortages. Complaints about Myers, some of which were based on his Jewishness, led to him being replaced in the summer of 1863. Myers was humiliated by the termination and remained bitter. At the end of the Civil War he took his family to Weisbaden, Germany. The family returned to this country in 1876. Fort Myers, city seat of Lee County, southwestern Florida is named for him. He was the quartermaster for the fort in the Indian wars during the mid-1800s. Lieutenant General John Twiggs Myers, who earned a place in Marine Corps history as commander of the American Legation Guard at Peking, China, during the Boxer Rebellion was his son. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Marion Isabelle Twiggs Myers (1838 - 1893)*
 
 Children:
  Elizabeth Twiggs Myers Chalmers Fendall (1856 - 1910)*
  John Twiggs Myers (1871 - 1952)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Paul's Cemetery
Alexandria
Alexandria City
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: George Seitz
Record added: Apr 01, 2007
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Col Abraham Charles Myers
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Col Abraham Charles Myers
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Col Abraham Charles Myers
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