Abraham Myers

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Abraham Myers
Birth name Abraham Charles Myers
Born (1811-05-14)May 14, 1811
Georgetown, South Carolina
Died June 20, 1889(1889-06-20) (aged 78)
Washington, D.C.
Buried at Saint Paul's Cemetery, Alexandria, Alexandria City, Virginia, USA
Allegiance United States of America
Confederate States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Seal of the Confederate States of America.svg Confederate States Army
Years of service

1833–1861, USA.

1861–1863, CSA.
Rank Confederate States of America Colonel.png Colonel
Spouse(s) Marion Twiggs
Relations Rabbi Moses Cohen, John Twiggs Myers

Abraham Charles Myers (Georgetown, South Carolina, 14 May 1811 - Washington, D.C., 20 June 1889) was a Jewish American army officer and a graduate of West Point, Class of 1833.

During the Seminole Wars, he served as an assistant quartermaster in the United States Army, and was promoted to captain in 1839. He later served in the Mexican-American War, becoming chief quartermaster of army troops in Mexico. He resigned from the US Army in January 1861.[1]

During the American Civil War, he was appointed Quartermaster General of the Confederate States Army with the rank of colonel. He married Marion Twiggs, the daughter of Major General David E. Twiggs. Their son, John Twiggs Myers, became a Lieutenant general in the US Marine Corps.

The city of Ft. Myers, Florida is named after him.[2][3] He was descended from Rabbi Moses Cohen, an emigrant from London to Charleston, South Carolina.[4]


  1. ^ Service Profile
  2. ^ "The History of Downtown Fort Myers". Downtown Fort Myers. Archived from the original on 25 December 2010. Retrieved 26 December 2010. 
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 129. 
  4. ^ "Abraham Charles Myers" (fee, via Fairfax County Public Library). Dictionary of American Biography. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1936. Gale Document Number: GALE|BT2310006882. Retrieved 2013-01-29.  Gale Biography In Context. (subscription required)

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