Lafayette Mclaws, American army officer. Served as First lieutenant in Scott’s Army during Mexican War; member Utah expedition of 1858.
Mclaws, Lafayette was born on January 15, 1821 in Augusta, Georgia, United States. Son of James and Elizabeth (Huquenin) Mclaws.
Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1842.
Served as First lieutenant in Scott’s Army during Mexican War. Acting assistant adjutant general Department of New Mexico. Member Utah expedition of 1858.
Participated in campaign against Navajo Indians, 1859-1860. Commissioned major Confederate Army, 1861. Commissioned colonel 10th Georgia Regiment, brigadier general, 1861, major general, 1862.
Teamed with Stonewall Jackson in capture of Harpers Ferry, 1862. In command District of Georgia, also defenses of Savannah (Georgia). Fought in battles of Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Chickamauga.
Collector of internal revenue, postmaster of Savannah, 1875-1876.
Served as First lieutenant in Scott’s Army during Mexican War. Member Utah expedition of 1858.