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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) 3 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)
tive county, attended a preparatory school at Winnsboro, S. C., for two years and then spent one year at Chapel Hill, N. C. He commenced farming in Sumter county, and was thus engaged when the war broke out. He was married in June, 1865, to Miss Lizzie Rhodes, of Sumter county, S. C., who died in 1885, leaving seven children: Louise L., now Mrs. L. L. Corbett, of Mayesville; Bessie S., Janie, Viva, now Mrs. R. J. Mayes, of Mayesville; William M., now being educated for the medical profession; Math water brought from the river. Fourteen times were his guns struck, yet he escaped. The enemy retired at sundown with a loss of about 600. That night, as the various commands were enjoying supper, one officer arose and offered the following: Rhodes and Hamilton; their guns gave us the day. Elliott was sent to Fort Sumter. He wrote to Hamilton: General Beauregard tells me to select an officer to take charge of and apply the torpedoes which I left at . . . I could think of no one so fit as