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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)
e the war he has been in the employ of the government in the revenue department. He was married December 22, 1852, to Miss Mary Archer and they have four living children: one son and three daughters. Rev. Hezekiah W. Bays, for over thirty years a minister of the Methodist church, was born in Russell county, Va., and was educated at Emory-Henry college, where he received the degree of A. M. On March 21, 1862, being then in Lebanon, Va., he enlisted in the cavalry command of the famous John C. Morgan, beginning as a corporal, soon afterward being promoted to second sergeant, and acting as orderly-sergeant until July, 1863, when he was transferred with the McFarland battalion to General Forrest's cavalry command. He was put in command of a body of couriers, and just before the battle of Chickamauga earned the favorable attention of Gen. William Preston, of Kentucky, by his gallantry and success in carrying a message to Colonel Kelly, commanding cavalry near Ringgold, after all the co