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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) 4 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)
gement of large farming interests — which he has in Anderson county. He was married December 23, 1856, to Miss Sallie P. Wideman, daughter of Leonard Wideman, of Abbeville county. They have nine children, four sons and five daughters. William Kirby Brown William Kirby Brown was born in West Avon, N. Y., February 8, 1841. His father, Thomas Brown, came from England to America in 1840, and in 1844 moved with his family to Charleston, S. C. In that city Kirby Brown spent his youth and grWilliam Kirby Brown was born in West Avon, N. Y., February 8, 1841. His father, Thomas Brown, came from England to America in 1840, and in 1844 moved with his family to Charleston, S. C. In that city Kirby Brown spent his youth and grew up with the sentiments which dominated almost every South Carolinian of that day. With the ardor which inspired so many of the young men of the South, he enlisted at the beginning in the Lafayette artillery, Captain Kanapaux. Later he was transferred to the Palmetto Guard, siege artillery, and his service was on the South Carolina coast, where from the summer of 1862 to the close of the war there was fighting enough to satisfy the most ambitious. In addition to fighting there was constant