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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) 1 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)
name associated with all the patriotic wars of America, and was honored by two brave South Carolinians during the Confederate war, as well as by others of the same family. An ancestor of that name, a native of Virginia, organized and commanded a company in the Revolutionary war, served on the staff of General Lafayette, and received from that generous friend of America a sword which was worn by his son in the war of 1812, by his grandson in 1861-65, and in 1898-99 by a great-grandson, Col. Wilie Jones, of the Second South Carolina regiment, in Cuba. The second Cadwallader Jones, also a native of Virginia, was an ensign in the navy at the outbreak of the war of 1812, and resigned to enter the army, where he rose to the rank of line officer and served through the war. He died about the year 1863. Cadwallader Jones, son of the latter, was born at Halifax, N. C., in 1813, and in youth removed with his parents to Hillsboro, that State. He was graduated at the university at Chapel Hill,