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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)
of that year. He was elected lieutenant-colonel of the Fifth regiment in 1888, and in 1891 was promoted to colonel, the rank he still holds. During the Darlington riots he was second in command of the troops at the scene of disturbance, and during the organization of the regiments for the war with Spain he was mentioned in prominent circles as a suitable officer to command the Second regiment, in the field. By his marriage, in 1876, to Etta Wearn, he has two children, Richard Leroy and Rosa Morton. William A. Boyle, chief of police of Charleston, was born at that city in 1840, and in March, 1861, entered the service of the State as a private in the Palmetto Guards, then on duty at the iron battery on Morris' island. He served as number 3 on gun No. 1, which fired the first solid shot at Fort Sumter. In the following summer he took part in the organization of the Summerville Guards, and was elected second lieutenant. With this company he was assigned to duty at Fort Walker, a