MYERS, Abraham Charles was born in May 1811 in Georgetown, South Carolina, United States, United States. Son of the Charleston lawyer Abraham Myers.
Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1833.
He graduated thirty-second in a class of forty-three from the U.S. Military Academy in 1833, accepted a commission as a second lieutenant, and was stationed at Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the same year. Myers was Jewish. In the 1850s, he married Marion Twiggs, daughter of General David E. Twiggs. They had children. A professional soldier, he served in the Indian wars in Florida in 1836-1838 and 1841-1842.
He was made a captain in the Quartermaster Department in 1839, and during the Mexican War, he was breveted a major at Palo Alio and a colonel at Churubusco. In 1848, he was named chief quartermaster of the army in Mexico. He continued to hold various military duties in the Southern states for the next thirteen years.
He resigned his commission on January 28, 1861. He volunteered for service in the Confederate Army, and on March 15, 1861, President Davis named him quartermaster general of the Confederacy. Myers served until August 10, 1863.
In this capacity he procured supplies and established government shops. He opposed impressment but was forced to practice it. Unfortunately, he was never able to provide adequately for the armies, nor could he overcome problems with his subordinates.
After he was superseded in his position, he left for Georgia, impoverished and hating President Davis. He held no further office in the Confederacy. When the war ended, he traveled in Europe until 1877 and later came to Lake Roland, Maryland.
He moved to Washington, D.C., and died there on June 20, 1888.
"Peculiar institution" of slavery was not only expedient but also ordained by God and upheld in Holy Scripture.
Stands for preserving slavery, states' rights, and political liberty for whites. Every individual state is sovereign, even to the point of secession.