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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), Biographical (search)
State to 1882, and in the latter year was a prominent candidate for the nomination of governor. In 1884 he was presidential elector-at-large on the Democratic ticket, and in 1886 was appointed consul-general at Shanghai, China, by President Cleveland. Returning from that post in 1889, he continued the practice of law at Camden until his death in April, 1896. Major-General Joseph Brevard Kershaw Major-General Joseph Brevard Kershaw was born at Camden, S. C., January 5, 1822, son of John Kershaw, member of Congress in 1812-14, whose wife was Harriet, daughter of Isaac Du Bose, an aide-de-camp of General Marion. His line of the Kershaw family in South Carolina was founded by Joseph Kershaw, a native of Yorkshire, who immigrated in 1750, and served as a colonel in the war of the revolution. General Kershaw was educated for the legal profession and began practice in 1844 at Camden. He was a member of the governor's staff in 1843, and served one year in the Mexican war as first li
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 younger brother of this patriotic family, who honors their memory, and as an active spirit in the organization of the Sons of Confederate veterans strives to keep in honorable remembrance the deeds of the fathers, is Robert H. Kennedy, chief of police of Greenville. He was born in Abbeville county, October 23, 1850. He has held his present office since 1885. In 1878 he was married to Julia A. Spencer, of Charleston, and they have three children: Edward S., Julia K., and Robert J. John Kershaw, rector of St. Michael's church, Charleston, was born at Camden, S. C., Janunry 3, 1847, the only surviving son of General Joseph B. Kershaw. He entered the Citadel academy at Charleston in 1864, and was on active military service with the cadets from November, 1864, until the close of the year, participating, in December, in the battle of Tulifinny Creek. Being honorably discharged from the State service in January, 1865, he went to Richmond in the following spring, intending to enlist