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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)
nd has served as one of the magistrates of Sumter county at Mayesville. He was born in Sumter counSumter county, S. C., November 3, 1837, was educated in the schools of his native county, attended a preparatorrman, of Greenville, S. C., was born in Sumter county, S. C., October 22, 1867, and is the son of Caain Philip Porcher Gaillard was born in Sumter county, S. C., August 6, 1843. He was educated at thng McLeod was born near Mechanicsville, Sumter county, S. C., March 7, 1841. He was educated at theresidence to his present farm in Magnolia, Sumter county. He was married in 1867 to Miss E. J. Lilmas A. Pack, of Greenville, was born in Sumter county, S. C., June 27, 1826, son of Capt. Alexander , and son of a native of Wales, settled in Sumter county in early manhood. He was reared in Sumterattox. After the surrender he returned to Sumter county and commenced farming, which he has followph F. Rhame was born near Willow Grove, in Sumter county (then district), S. C. His parents were t[7 more...]
ast evening, and the major-general commanding directs me to say that your dispositions as detailed therein are fully approved. May 11th—Another company is ordered to report to you. Major-General Anderson approves your suggestions and directs that you strike the enemy whenever you have an opportunity of doing so to advantage. May 17th—Capt. J. W. Pearson's company is ordered to leave Orange Springs. This change will render it necessary for you to watch the approaches to Marion and Sumter counties. In obedience to these instructions Captain Dickison, accompanied by two of his men, reconnoitered near the enemy's post on the river side opposite Welaka; and the next day at sundown, with a detachment of 35 men of his command, accompanied by Capt. H. A. Gray, Second Florida cavalry, with 25 of his command, marched 9 miles before reaching the St. John's river. Under cover of night they crossed the river in their small boats, then marched 7 miles to reach the enemy's post. At dayb
fact that many men who have never known any but peaceful pursuits are fitted, when occasion demands, to become leaders of men, and to show upon the battlefield those talents which belong to the trained soldier. Some of the most prominent and successful soldiers developed by the war were civilians who, until the outbreak of that tremendous struggle, never had dreamed of their own talent for military affairs. One of these citizen-soldiers was Robert Hatton of Tennessee, who was born in Sumter county in 1827. He received his education at Harvard, then studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1849. A gentleman of high culture and social standing, his success in his profession was steady and rapid. He was elected a member of the Tennessee house of representatives in 1856, and two years later was elected to the Congress of the United States. When the long sectional quarrel flamed out at last into civil war, he ranged himself with his native State on the side of the South. He joi
Terrible tragedy. --We have been informed of the outlines of a terrible tragedy which occurred in Sumter county, near Adamsville, on the 13th inst. A man by the name of Andrews, who was until recently a Methodist preacher, killed, on that day, two persons, Messrs. McLellan, and G. M. Condry, and wounded two others, Lang and Clyatt. He was immediately arrested, and hung on the following day.--Fernandina Floridian, 20th.
issions in the Federal service. Persons desiring to contribute to the relief of Mr. James Keilan the hero who so gallantly defended Strawberry Plains bridge from destruction at the hands of Tennessee traitors, can send their donations to Mr. F. A. Butler, postmaster at Strawberry Plains, Tennessee. The wife of Gen. Price, of Missouri, is now in Texas, and both Houses of the Legislature of that State have passed resolutions welcoming her to Texas, and complimenting her husband for his brilliant services. It turns out that the Hon. J. W. Clapp is the successful candidate for Congress in the First Mississippi district for representative in the Confederate States. On Sunday, the 9th inst., a difficulty occurred in Sumter county, Tenn., between Zeb Utterly and a man named Stanley, In which the former was shot and fatally wounded. A man calling himself Garret has been arrested at Cincinnati for changing a big check to $4000, with the intention to defraud some body.
Not captured. --The statement that a company of Colonel Bates's Tennessee regiment, numbering 40 men, had been captured in Sumter county, Tenn., while on their way home, is contradicted by the Memphis Appeal. After an encounter with a superior force of the enemy, all but three or four escaped.
Robbery extraordinary --A Warning to Railroad Travelers.--The Savannah Republican relates the following par of a late robbery on the Georgia Central Railroad, which is fully up to the cutly spirit of the times: It appears that a gentleman from Sumter county was for a supper at the Brown House, when a young man standing by observed that he had a considerable amount of money on his person. He soon commenced conversation with the stranger, ascertained that he was to take the Central Railroad cars that night, and expressed great satisfaction, as he was going that way himself. He become very cozy with his new and unwary acquaintance, went aboard the cars with him, and they took seats together. They chatted merrily along until the cars had passed Grisweldville, when the young men proposed to go to the hinder car, where he had left his carpet bag with a friend, and take a drink of liquor. The Sumter county man, being "a little dry," ready consented. The two passed out