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Arthur Middleton Manigault

Author from United States of America

Arthur Middleton Manigault (October 26, 1824 – August 17, 1886) was a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. Manigault was born in Charleston, South Carolina in 1824. His parents were Joseph and Charlotte Manigault. His great-great-grandfather was Pierre Manigault (1664–1729), a French Huguenot who was born in La Rochelle, France and settled in Charleston. His mother was both the daughter of Charles Drayton, a South Carolina Lt. Governor, and the granddaughter of Henry Middleton, the second President of the First Continental Congress. Her uncle, Arthur Middleton, was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Manigault attended the College of Charleston, although he abandoned his studies to pursue an interest in business. During the Mexican-American War, he served in the United States Army as a first lieutenant with the Palmetto Regiment. From 1847 to 1856, he was a businessman in Charleston. He married Mary Proctor Huger on April 18, 1850, and they had five children together. In 1856, he inherited a rice plantation in Georgetown County, South Carolina and moved there. With the outbreak of the Civil War, Manigault participated  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1824-10-26
Place of birth
Charleston
Nationality
United States of America

Death

Date of death
1886-08-17
Place of death
Georgetown County

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