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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)
ton railroad. Two brothers of Mr. Olney were in the Confederate service: Hiram B., who served as first lieutenant of the Washington light infantry, was badly wounded at Drewry's Bluff, and is now a resident of Charleston; and Alfred L., a sergeant in Company A, Washington light infantry, who died in hospital at Richmond in 1863. Colonel James L. Orr Colonel James L. Orr was born at Craytonville, Pendleton district (now Anderson county), S. C., on May 12, 1822. His great-grandfather, Robert Orr, emigrated from Ireland in 1730, and settled in Bucks county, Pa., from whence he and his son, Jehu Orr, volunteered in the Continental army, and fought through the Revolutionary war, Jehu Orr attaining the rank of captain. Jehu Orr married Jane Butcher Clinkscales, and settled in the upper part of South Carolina; and his son, Christopher Orr, who married Marthe McCann, was the father of James Lawrence. James L. Orr worked on the farm and kept books in his father's store between the scho