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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)
e Indian war, and in the spring of 1861 he organized and was elected captain of the Congaree mounted rifles, and was on duty near Charleston during the siege of Fort Sumter. Subsequently the company was disbanded, and in November, 1861, he organized and was elected captain of Company B, cavalry, of the Holcombe legion. After six months service with this command he resigned, and in 1864, and until the close of the war, was of the home guard with the rank of colonel. His oldest son, William Hayne Taylor, in 1861 was a lieutenant and acting adjutant of the Hampton legion, cavalry, and died of fever, April, 1862, near Fredericksburg, Va. His second son, John Taylor, in 1861 was a corporal and later lieutenant of Company B, Holcombe legion, cavalry, later still becoming Company D, Seventh South Carolina cavalry. He was a prisoner of war for more than twenty months, most of that time at Johnson's island, Ohio, in Lake Erie; and his third son, Alexander Ross Taylor, Jr., was a private in