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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) 6 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), Chapter 6: (search)
n exact right angle to its first position. The pivot had gained forward a half mile, but Rosecrans had held fast with his left on the river. In the wheeling fight, on Hardee's right, and in the struggle to move the pivot forward as it turned, Withers' division made its battle. That general reported the operations of his division with great accuracy and distinctness, and we shall follow his report for an account of Manigault's brigade. As Withers placed his brigades from right to left, Chalmers' brigade was on the right touching the river, and formed the pivot of the great wheel; then came Patton Anderson's brigade, then Manigault's, and lastly Deas'. Manigault moved out in due time, and his left swinging around met the enemy on a wooded ridge, and stormed and carried it. In his wheel through an open field, and before the brigade could touch Anderson's, on its right, it was taken in flank by artillery and the fire of the force it had driven. Here fell the gallant Col. A. J. Lythg
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)
gallant group of brothers were the grandsons of Gen. William Fishburne, of the war of 1812, who had also a worthy record as lieutenant in the war of the Revolution and built the fort on the Ashley river named in his honor. Their mother was a Miss Chalmers, related to Governor Gettys. Frank C. Fishburne, was born in the city in 1849, and was educated at the military school at Athens, Ga., and at Mount Zion college, Winnsboro. He left his studies when not quite sixteen years old and enlisted, afe in Florida during the Indian wars. Her maternal grandfather was Dr. Peter Fayssoux, a French Huguenot, who served as a surgeon in the war of the Revolution. Dr. Russel has six children living: William H., Clement Stevens, Sarah Fayssoux, Helen Chalmers, Mary Elizabeth and Esther Angeleita. Joseph O'Hear Sanders, principal of the graded school at Beaufort, S. C., was born in Charleston October 5, 1844, where he was reared and educated. About June, 1861, he enlisted as a private in a comp