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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) 1 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)
in 1856 graduated from the medical department of the university of Pennsylvania. He at once began the practice of his profession, which he continued until the beginning of the war, when he organized a company of which he was chosen captain. He was shortly afterward promoted surgeon and served as such throughout the remainder of the war. After the close of hostilities he resumed the practice of medicine. He was a member of a firm that became the owners of the town sites of Seneca and Westminster, S. C., and Toccoa, Ga., at the time the Airline road was built. He located at Toccoa in 1874, but in 1884 removed to Seneca, where he resided until his death. He served three terms in the State legislature and was a member of the constiutional convention of 1895. He was married, May 26, 1859, to Mary E. Ramsey. She died January 4, 1891, leaving four children: Oliver Ramsey, Mary Virginia, now Mrs. C. C. Jones, of Greenville; William R. and Edgar Clay, the last two of whom are practicing