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Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 2 0 Browse Search
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Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Additional Sketches Illustrating the services of officers and Privates and patriotic citizens of South Carolina. (search)
d State militia, son of George Strother, a soldier of the war of 1812, and a descendant of Colonel Strother of the Revolutionary war. His mother was Nancy (Coleman) Strother. Richard Coleman Strother was reared in Edgefield county and in the fall of 1860 entered the Charleston medical college. On April 1, 1861, filled with that patriotic ardor which inspired so many gallant Southern youths, he left college and volunteered in Company G, Seventh South Carolina regiment. His captain was Hamilton Brooks and his colonel Thomas Bacon. Upon the reorganization at the expiration of twelve months, he re-enlisted for the war in the same company and regiment, with different officers, his captain being William E. Clarke, and his colonel D. Wyatt Aiken. He was promoted through the different grades to that of lieutenant and from the battle of the Wilderness to the close of the war acted as captain of his company. He participated in the battles of First Manassas, Yorktown, Seven Pines, Seven Da