Arthur M. Manigault, Brigadier General, 28th Alabama Infantry Confederate

1824

  • October 26:  Arthur Middleton Manigault was born in Charleston, South Carolina to a prominent family. His father was Joseph Manigault and his mother Charlotte Drayton.

1846

  • Fought in the Mexican War.

1850

  • April 15:  Arthur married Mary Proctor Huger.
  • August 20:  The United States Federal Census taken in Charleston, South Carolina shows Arthur, a factor, and his new wife Mary living with her family.

1854

  • April 22:  Arthur applies for a passport for he and his wife in order to travel to Europe.

1860

  • July 16: The United States Federal Census taken in Prince George Parish, Georgetown, South Carolina shows Arthur, a planter, and Mary living with their two young daughters. Arthur has a personal wealth of $65,000 and his real estate was worth $25, 000.
  • July 18:  The United States Slave Schedule shows A.M. Manigault of Prince George Parish owning 114 slaves.

1861

  • April 10 Appointed as Captain and assigned to General Beauregard.
  • April 12:  Participated in the bombardment of Fort Sumter.
  • May 2: Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel.
  • May 31: Commissioned as a Colonel in the Confederate Army at Shelbyville, Tennessee. Assigned to 10th South Carolina Infantry.

1862

  

  • March & April:  Field and Staff Muster Roll. Present.
  • June:  Regimental Return. Taken in Tupelo, Mississippi. Remarks “Commdg. 4 Brigade Reserve Corps.”
  • October:  Regimental Return. Present. Near Knoxville, Tennessee.  Remarks “In Command of 4 Brigade.”
  • November:  Regimental Return. Murfreesboro.  Remarks “In command of 4 Brigade.”
  • November & December:  Field and Staff Muster Roll. Presence not stated.

1863

  • January & February:  Field and Staff Muster Roll.  Remarks “In command of the 4 Brigade.”
  • March & April:  Field and Staff Muster Roll.  Absent. Remarks “Commanding 4 Brigade Withers Division.”
  • April 18:  Inspection Report for Withers’ Division.  Remarks “Commanding Brigade.”
  • April 26:  Appointed Brigadier General.

1864

  • November 30:  Wounded severely at the Battle of Franklin.

1868

  • January 27: The Charleston Daily News. 

1870

  • August 10:  The United States Federal Census taken in Santee, Georgetown, South Carolina shows Arthur, a planter, and Mary living with their three youngest children:  David, 3 years, Stephen, 2 and Mary 4 months old. Arthur’s wealth is listed as $4,550 in real estate and only $1,765 in personal estate. This is a dramatic drop from the 1860 Federal Census.

1880

  • June 4: The United States Federal Census taken in Santee, Georgetown, South Carolina shows Arthur, a planter, and Mary living with childrenStephen, age 11, and Mary, 10.

1880-1886

  • Served as Adjutant and Inspector General for South Carolina.

1886

  • August 17:  Arthur Manigault dies of complications from his wound received at Franklin. He is buried at Magnolia Cemetery in Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Article in The Watchman and Southron, Sumter, SC.