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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)
common schools of that place. He enlisted in September, 1861, as a private in Company H, Hampton legion, and served as such until the last year of the war, when he was made color guard, serving in that position until the close, surrendering with Lee at Appomattox. He participated in the following engagements: Second Manassas, Chattanooga, Will's Valley, Tenn.; Bean Station, Tenn.; Morristown, Tenn.; Chickahominy, Va., and many others. At the Second Manassas he was wounded by a minie ball in the right leg, and this kept him out of the service about fourteen months. It may be well to state here that Mr. Felder is the man who killed Lieut.--Col. J. R. Root, of the Fifteenth New York cavalry, at Appomattox, the night before Lee's surrender. The particulars of the affair are as follows: Mr. Felder was passing through the town and at the outer edge of it heard the furious tramp of horses, accompanied by pistol shots. He reined his horse to one side of the road, and when the body of h