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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)
Confederate States army, with the rank of major, was assigned to the staff of General Beauregard in Virginia. He served as medical director with General Beauregard until the close of the war, being present at a number of famous battles, including First Manassas, Shiloh, and Olustee. After the surrender at Greensboro he returned to Charleston and since then has been successfully engaged in the medical practice. In 1898 he was serving his third term as commander of Sumter camp. Ulysses Robert Brooks, clerk of the supreme court of South Carolina, and a veteran of the Sixth South Carolina cavalry, is a descendant of a noted and patriotic Southern family. His great grandfather was Zachariah Smith Brooks, a lieutenant in the Revolutionary army under Gen. William Butler, who married a sister of this general after the close of the war, and had one son, Whitfield Brooks. The latter married Mary Parsons Carroll, and one of their sons was Preston S. Brooks, congressman previous to the