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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) 4 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)
le for the principles of our Confederate States of America. Captain White is now colonel, commanding York county regiment of Confederate veterans, but prefers to bear his older title, won in active service, in the evening of his days. William Walter White, quartermaster of the South Carolina military academy, at the Citadel, is a native of Charleston district, born in 1830. At the secession of the State he had been for seven years a member of the Charleston Light Dragoons, and for four yea corps, in which capacity he saw a great deal of service at Fort Gregg and after the assault on Battery Wagner, he had charge of the fort three weeks, under Col. W. H. Harris, chief engineer. On May 28, 1864, while on cavalry duty in Virginia, Mr. White was severely wounded in the battle of Hawe's Shop, and was taken prisoner. After three months in the Lincoln hospital at Washington he was sent to Elmira, N. Y., and held there until he was given ninety days parole, February 28, 1865, before t