LAW, Evander McIvor CSA

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LAW, Evander McIvor CSA


Born August 7 1836, Darlington SC
Died October 31 1920, Bartow FL
Pre-War Profession Teacher in military academy.
War Service 1861 Capt. in 4th Alabama, Pensacola, Lt. Col., First Manassas, October 1861 Col., Peninsula campaign, Seven Days, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, October 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Law’s Bde/Hood's Divn at Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, not chosen by Longstreet to command Hood's division, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, resigned December 1863 following argument with division commander Micah Jenkins, not court martialled despite Longstreet's urging, returned to command, commanded Law’s Bde/Field's Divn at the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor (w), Carolinas campaign.
Post War Career Educator, newspaperman.
Notes A great fighter, who feuded with Longstreet.
 
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