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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)
when he charged a company of Yankees in the streets of Fayetteville, N. C., driving those that were not killed or captured out of the town. All of those whose names General Hampton obtained after the fight were gazetted for gallantry. William Edward Holmes, a veteran of the Twenty-fifth regiment, who is now a successful wholesale merchant of Charleston, was born in that city in 1834. He first embarked in his present business in 1855, but left it in December, 1860, upon the secession of the fleet, and the final assault, in which he was captured. He was held as a prisoner of war at Elmira, N, Y., until the latter part of June, 1865, when he returned to Spartanburg, and in the following December again made his home at Charleston. Mr. Holmes is the only survivor of six brothers in the Confederate service, the others being: Edmund Green Holmes, of the Charleston light dragoons, who died in 1889; Robert L. Holmes, of the Carolina light infantry, killed at Castle Pinckney, January 7,