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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), Biographical (search)
orn in 1776, a lawyer, entered the United States service as lieutenant-colonel in 1812; was promoted colonel, and later inspector-general; was associated with Generals Scott and Macomb in the preparation of a system of infantry tactics; resigned in 1815, afterward served in Congress 1825-33, and was a warm friend and supporter of s member of the ordnance board seven years, and one year was on official duty in Europe. He went into the war with Mexico as chief of ordnance on the staff of General Scott, and received in quick succession the brevets of major, lieutenant-colonel and colonel, for gallant and meritorious conduct at Vera Cruz, Molino del Rey and Ch business life at Charleston in youth. In 1846 he went to the Mexican war as first lieutenant of a company of the Palmetto regiment, and served in the army of General Scott from Vera Cruz to the City of Mexico. Returning to Charleston he was in the commission business until 1856, and then was engaged in rice planting until the be
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)
ut as a brother who had died had borne the same name, the father objected, and the boy went without a name until in his fourth year, when, hearing his aunt reading Scott's Lady of the Lake to his mother, he expressed a desire to be called James Fitz James. His parents gratified his childish whim by giving him the name thus chosen.well county. He was married, in 1880, to Miss Minnie, daughter of the Rev. S. H. Hay, of Camden, S. C., and they have five children: Erroldine, Malcolm Fraser, Louis Scott, Nellie Kathleen and Walter Smith. He is a member of Jim Hagood camp, U. C. V., at Allendale. Isaac W. Hayne, attorney-general of South Carolina during the mes Stanley Newman, professor of agriculture in Clemson college, South Carolina, was born in Orange county, Va., December II, 1836, and is a son of James and Mary (Scott) Newman, the former being a prominent agriculturist of his day. Professor Newman was reared in Orange county, Va., and was educated at the far-famed university of