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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) 3 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)
Palmetto State, at Charleston, and participated in the attack on the Federal fleet off Charleston bar, made by Commodore Ingraham in February, 1863. He was recognized as an officer of high talent and intrepidity, and was warmly commended by Commodore Tucker for his gallantry in capturing the launch of the U. S. frigate Wabash, while reconnoitering Charleston harbor. The launch carried twenty-three men and a 12-pound howitzer, while Lieutenant Porcher's boat was unarmed and carried only eleven n. J. E. Johnston, in consideration of his services to Dr. Porter's family. General Johnston then attached the Doctor to his staff and authorized him to do what he could for the sick and wounded. He was seated at the table, in the home of Maj. Rufus Tucker, at Raleigh, when Johnston received a telegram from President Davis, then at Salisbury, stating that he had not heard from General Lee for three days, but feared he had met with a great disaster, and closed with the words, Come to me. Gene