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Gen Evander McIver Law

Gen Evander McIver Law

Birth
Darlington, Darlington County, South Carolina, USA
Death 31 Oct 1920 (aged 84)
Bartow, Polk County, Florida, USA
Burial Bartow, Polk County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 4528 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. born in Darlington, South Carolina, he graduated from the South Carolina Military Academy in 1856. When the state announced its secession, he enlisted in the 4th Alabama as a Colonel and fought in the First Battle of Bull Run. He led his troops in the Peninsula Campaign, Seven Days' Campaign, Battle of Gaines' Mill, the Second Battle of Bull Run and at Antietam. Promoted Brigadier General in October 1862, he led a brigade at Fredericksburg and at Little Round Top. After participating in the Battles of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania and being wounded at Cold Harbor, he commanded a cavalry unit until the end of the war. After the war, he moved to Florida, helped establish the state's educational system and worked as a newspaperman.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 12 Feb 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4528
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gen Evander McIver Law (7 Aug 1836–31 Oct 1920), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4528, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Bartow, Polk County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .