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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), Biographical (search)
e thwarted the attempt of Sherman and Porter to reach the city in the rear by way of Deer creek. In 1863 he was promoted to brigadier-general. He was active in command of cavalry in harassing Sherman's movement to Chattanooga, and during the Georgia campaign of 1864 his brigade of Alabamians and Mississippians, with Armstrong's and Ross' brigades, formed the cavalry of the army of Mississippi, under command of Gen. W. H. Jackson, operating on the left wing of Johnston's army. He defeated Wilder's lightning brigade, and displayed gallantry on every field. When Sherman began his march to Savannah, he harassed the Federal flank until within a few miles of Savannah, when he left his horses on the South Carolina side of the river, after swimming it, and entering Savannah with his men as infantry, covered the rear of Hardee's army at the evacuation. He subsequently operated in southern Georgia until ordered to Danville, Va., but on reaching Greensboro was ordered back, escorting Presid
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)
lle county, but removed to Pelzer in February, 1885, where he has since been quite a successful physician. Lieutenant James Diggs Wilder Lieutenant James Diggs Wilder was born in Sumter county, S. C., March 15, 1840, and was educated at the CoLieutenant James Diggs Wilder was born in Sumter county, S. C., March 15, 1840, and was educated at the Cokesbury high school in Abbeville county, and at Emory college, Georgia. He enlisted in January, 1861, as first lieutenant of Company D, Second South Carolina infantry, and served in that capacity for about fifteen months. At the reorganization of tsburg he was wounded in two places by the fragments of a shell, and remained in hospital about two weeks. After the war Mr. Wilder became a teacher and has been successful in his vocation. He was school commissioner of Sumter county four years, and iss Sarah M. Roach, of Sumter, and they have five sons: Richard K., James G. R., Arthur H., R Eugene and Julien Diggs. Mr. Wilder is a member of Camp Dick Anderson, U. C. V., at Sumter. William W. Wilkinson William W. Wilkinson, of Charleston,