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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) 1 1 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)
ng and removed to Clinton, where he has since been engaged in the cotton business. In 1882 he was elected to the State legislature and served one term. Dr. Shands took an active part in the campaign of 1876, having a company of one hundred democratic negroes in the celebrated red shirt campaign. He is commander of Camp R. S. Owens, U. C. V., of Clinton, and a member of the board of visitors of the Thornwell orphanage of the same place. He has been twice married, his first wife being Miss Evie Pitts, who died in 1882. In 1883 he married Miss Rebecca Copeland, of Clinton, daughter of George P. Copeland, a prominent citizen of that place. Dr. Copeland has been mayor of Clinton for twelve of the fifteen years he has lived there, and is the present incumbent. Lieutenant Edward M. Shannon, a Confederate veteran who is now a farmer of Chester county, is a native of that county and was born in 1835. He is a son of Hiram and Margaret (McKeown) Shannon. His father was a planter befor