Hugh W. Mercer

Hugh W. Mercer

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Hugh Weedon Mercer was an officer in the United States Army and then a Confederate general during the American Civil War. Hugh W. Mercer was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia, to a wealthy and well-known family. His grandfather and namesake Hugh Mercer of Pennsylvania had been a general under George Washington during the American Revolution. Mercer graduated from West Point in 1828, and served as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Artillery, spending much of his service time in Georgia. After an assignment as an aide to Winfield Scott, he left the army, married a woman from Savannah and settled in that city. Mercer worked as a bank cashier, and was an artillery officer in the local militia. He started building the Italianate-style Mercer House. However, construction was interrupted by the Civil War, and no Mercer ever lived there. In 1861, he enlisted in the Confederate army, and was commissioned as the colonel of the 1st Georgia Infantry
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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 236g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135737961
  • 9786135737967