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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)
ome guards, serving during the political revolution of that year. He was twice married, first on December 20, 1860, to Zilpha A. Allgood, who died December 11, 1882, and on February 27, 1883, he married Miss Harriet C. Singleton. He has eight children. Captain H. P. Griffith, elected in 1897 colonel of the Cherokee regiment, United Confederate Veterans, is a native of Laurens county, born in 1837. He is of South Carolinian descent, the paternal line extending, through Stephen and Benjamin Griffith, to his great-grandfather, Ezekiel, a native of Wales, who was a soldier of the Revolution, and his mother, Martha Woodruff, also being of an old South Carolina family. He was reared in Laurens and educated at Furman university. In August, 1861, he enlisted in Company E, Fourteenth South Carolina regiment, brigade of Gen. Maxcy Gregg, was elected first lieutenant at the organization, and in the fall of 1862 was promoted to captain. His first battle was at Port Royal on the coast, an
ucester--Dr. T. C. Clopton. A. W. Robins, Wm. Ap W. Jones. Goochland — S. A. Guy, James W. Logan, J. M. Trevilitan. Grayson — S. W. McCamant, Charles Hale, Hastin Fulton. Greenbrier--Dr. J. J. Moorman, Wm.Smith, D. S. Creigh. Greene — William T. Sims, John T. Early, Daniel Miller. Greensville — Tamlin Avent, J. R. Chambliss, Sr, Wm. H. Spratley. Halifax — S. B. Major, William H. Clarke, John E. Edmonds. Hampshire--Charles Blue, E. M Armstrong, David Gibson. Hancock — Benjamin Griffith, Wm. M. Porter, Thos. Bambrick. Hanover--Dr. Henry Curtis, Wm. R. Winn, William F. Wickham. Hardy — Thomas Maslin, G. J. Barbee, Charles Lobb. Harrison — James M. Jackson, Aaron Criss, James McCauley. Henrico — Sherwin McRea, John B. Young, W. B. Randolph. Henry — C. F. Thomas, William Martin, George W. Booker. Highland — A. Stephenson, Geo. W. Hill, Andrew H. Byrd. Isle of Wight — Wm. M Crocker, A. Atkinson, F. M. Boykin, Sr. Jackson — Jacob Armstr
e battle of Oak Hill, in Missouri: A negro man, body servant to Capt. John Griffith, of the gallant Third, was in the hottest of the fight, at Oak Hill, and fought in the last charge like a tiger. He claims to have killed Gen. Lyon. He says, he shot a man in the breast, that was on a large grey horse, and was waving his hat, and he saw him fall. Thus it is very probably that the Abolition Lyon fell by the hands of a darkey. This same black man, finding his youngest master. Benj. Griffith, wounded in the calf of the leg, picked him up, and carried him off of the field; notwithstanding, Ben resisted it with all his might, as he wanted to fire a few more rounds at the Dutch.. When Gen. Lyon was killed. The Fort Smith (Ark,) Times, of the 7th, says: Colonel Mitchell, of Kansas, who was in the battle of Oak Hills, and commanded a Kansas regiment, said that General Lyon was wounded in the thigh and slightly in the body, and had his grey horse killed in the firs