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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)
n him a reputation all over the State. Captain Armstrong was a member of Governor Hampton's staff during the latter gentleman's term of office. Lieutenant Reuben Rogers Asbury, a prominent citizen of Greenville, was born in Taliaferro county, Ga., August 8, 1832, son of Rev. Richard V. Asbury and his wife, Mary Rogers. His father, born in 1799, died in 1845, was the son of Richard Asbury, who was a participant in three battles of the revolutionary war. His mother was the daughter of Reuben Rogers, a Georgia planter and millwright, of Virginia descent. Mr. Asbury was reared in Georgia, receiving an excellent education under Rev. John W. Reid, of Woodstock. In 1855 he was tendered a commission as government land surveyor through the influence of Alexander H. Stephens; but as this would have necessitated his living in Kansas, he declined it, and in the following year, February 13, 1856, was married to Cassie, daughter of Judge Abner Darden, of Georgia. He engaged in teaching in 1