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army officer

Lafayette Mclaws, American army officer. Served as First lieutenant in Scott’s Army during Mexican War; member Utah expedition of 1858.

Background

Mclaws, Lafayette was born on January 15, 1821 in Augusta, Georgia, United States. Son of James and Elizabeth (Huquenin) Mclaws.

Education

Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1842.

Career

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.

Membership

Served as First lieutenant in Scott’s Army during Mexican War. Member Utah expedition of 1858.

Connections

Married Emily Taylor, circa 1842.

father:
James Mclaws

mother:
Elizabeth (Huquenin) Mclaws

spouse:
Emily Taylor