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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 2 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)
a graduate of the United States military academy, became a major in the Confederate service, and is now a professor in the South Carolina college. Lieutenant John Gibson Edwards Lieutenant John Gibson Edwards, of Abbeville, S. C., at the first call of his State, entered her service as second lieutenant in Company D, Gregg'sLieutenant John Gibson Edwards, of Abbeville, S. C., at the first call of his State, entered her service as second lieutenant in Company D, Gregg's regiment. This command was made up from the companies of minute men who had upon the prospect of war organized and adopted that name as an indication of their readiness to go to the front upon a minute's warning. Gregg's regiment formed part of the force assembled at Charleston for the reduction of Fort Sumter, after which even He was asigned to Orr's regiment of rifles, McGowan's brigade, Wilcox's division, A. P. Hill's corps. In this capacity he served until the close of the war. Captain Edwards was born in Abbeville county, February 14, 1833. He was the son of Andrew Edwards and Hannah Wardlow Edwards. He was clerking at the outbreak of the war, an