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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)
ince its organization in 1893. He was twice married, on August 31, 1865, to Eliza Wilson, who died January 30, 1891, and on April 3, 1895, to Mrs. Ella I. Bell. He has three children living, two sons and one daughter. Jack C. Boyd Jack C. Boyd, of Greenville, one of the youngest soldiers of the Confederacy, and now colonel in the military service of the State, was born at Selma, Ala., November 15, 1848. His father was William H. Boyd, a native of Chester county, S. C.; his mother, Martha Lee, of Oglethorpe county, Ga., parentage. In January, 1863, at the age of fourteen years, he enlisted in Company A, Capt. C. S. Lee, of the Sixth Alabama cavalry, Col. C. H. Colvin commanding, and served with this regiment until in 1864, when he joined Company D, Sixty-second Alabama infantry, Capt. George D. Shortridge. At the fall of Mobile he was taken prisoner at Spanish Fort, and subsequently was confined on Ship island until the middle of June, 1865. Then, with a gallant record as a