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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) 5 1 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 the rank of brigadier-general and of major-general commanding the South Carolina division, U. C. V., was born at Greenville, February 22, 1829, the son of Dr. John Crittenden, a native of Connecticut, and his wife, Sarah Stanley, a descendant of a prominent North Carolina family. He was educated at Greenville and at Elizabeth Ciinto camp at Columbia two months. Then being ordered to Virginia they took a conspicuous part in the great victory at First Manassas. On the day following Lieutenant Crittenden was appointed adjutant of the regiment, to succeed Samuel Wilkes, killed in battle. In this capacity he participated in the battles of Williamsburg and Sependent command and served with him twelve months as a staff officer. The end of the war found him still with Gary's command, at Greensboro. Since the war Colonel Crittenden has served ten years in the legislature, and five years as postmaster at Greenville. He has four children living by his first marriage, in 1855, to Eliza J