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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) 13 3 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), Chapter 19: (search)
rps on the 2d and 3d, with the safety of the trains, ought to have cheered the heart of the commanding general and inspired a gallant soldier's commendation. Following these events, Sherman retreated to Atlanta, Hood concentrated his army at Palmetto, near the Chattahoochee, Hardee was supplanted by Cheatham in corps command, and General Gist took command of Cheatham's division. In Manigault's brigade, of Edward Johnson's division, the Tenth South Carolina was under command of Lieut.-Col. C. Irvine Walker, the Nineteenth of Capt. Thomas W. Getzen. Gist's brigade was commanded by Col. Ellison Capers, the Sixteenth regiment by Capt. John W. Boling, and the Twenty-fourth by Capt. W. C. Griffith. On September 29, 1864, Cheatham's corps broke camp at Palmetto, crossed the Chattahoochee, and marched northward on the west of Atlanta and Sherman's army. Gist's brigade camped on the road to Lost mountain on the 4th and 5th of October. After a dreadful night of storm, they marched thr
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)
aughter, Mrs. W. J. Martin, Jr., in Davidson, N. C. Colonel Cornelius Irvine Walker Colonel Cornelius Irvine Walker, of Charleston, sinColonel Cornelius Irvine Walker, of Charleston, since 1895 major-general commanding the South Carolina division, United Confederate Veterans, was born at Charleston, February 14, 1842. He ent. Pressley applied to the war department for the appointment of Captain Walker to the lieutenant-colonelcy, urging that he was eminently qualith distinguished gallantry on many battlefields. The fact that Captain Walker was out of the line of promotion to this rank elicited a splenderior officers in the army, it went to the President, and Lieutenant-Colonel Walker was commissioned June 11, 1864. Soon afterward Colonel Pressley was wounded at the battle of Atlanta, and Walker, having meanwhile been gallantly identified with the service of his command in the cwar had a very successful career in business as head of the firm of Walker, Evans & Cogswell, bookdealers and printers. Colonel Joseph Walk