(1821-97) Born at Augusta, Ga., he was a nephew of General & U.S. President Zachary Taylor by marriage. He graduated from West Point in 1842 along with his future corps commander, James Longstreet. He fought in the Mexican War and resigned his U.S. Army commission on Mar. 23, 1861. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he helped organize the 10th Georgia Infantry, and was appointed their colonel. He was then promoted to brigadier general on Sept. 25, 1861, and major general on May 23, 1862. He fought in the Peninsular campaign, and at Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and Knoxville. McLaws was commanding troops under Gen. J.E. Johnston when the latter surrendered near Durham Station, N.C., April 26, 1865. After the war, he settled in Savannah, Ga., and served with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and as Postmaster of Savannah. He also was very active in Confederate veteran's organizations for many years.
Antique photograph, 4 x 5 3/4. Bust view in Confederate uniform with the rank of brigadier general. No imprint. Printed on thick photographic paper. Circa 1800's, post Civil War print. Very fine.