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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)
dering the youth of this soldier the suffering must have been intense. Augustus J. Sitton, president of the Pendleton manufacturing company, of Anderson, S. C., was born in Pendleton, December 16, 1838. He is the son of John B. and Celena J. (Norton) Sitton, the former a native of Greenville county and the latter of Pickens county. The father, who was a carriagemaker by trade, served as postmaster of Pendleton for thirty-two years, and during the war acted as receiver of sequestration for the upper half of South Carolina. He was born in 1810 and died in 1892. The mother of Mr. Sitton was the daughter of Jeptha Norton, a colonel in the war of 1812. She died in 1862. Augustus J. Sitton was the eldest of eight children, five sons and three daughters, six of whom, four sons and two daughters, are living. Two of the sons, Augustus J. and Frank L., served in the Confederate army. The latter was a private in Company E, Palmetto sharpshooters, during the last three years of the war