LAWTON, Alexander Robert CSA

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LAWTON, Alexander Robert CSA


Born November 4 1818, Beaufort Dist. SC
Died July 2 1896, Clifton Springs NY
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1839, resigned 1841, lawyer, railroad administrator, politician.
War Service 1861 Col. of 1st Georgia, commanded state troops at Fort Pulaski GA, April 1861 Brig. Gen., Jackson's Shenandoah Valley campaign, commanded 4th Bde/Jackson’s Divn at Seven Days, Second Manassas, commanded Ewell’s Divn at Sharpsburg (w), August 1863 quartermaster general.
Post War Career Politician, lawyer, US minister to Austria.
Notes An able administrator.
 
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