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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)
Laurens, June 21, 1846, the son of Benjamin F. Shaw, a native of Laurens county. His mother was Elliott J. Boyd, daughter of John Boyd. He was reared on the old homestead, where he now resides, and where he has been living all his life, very successful as a farmer and now being one of the wealthiest and most extensive cotton growers of Laurens county. Mr. Shaw was too young to enter the war at the beginning, but in February, 1864, he joined Company E, Seventh South Carolina cavalry, Capt. Wash Williams, and Col. A. C. Haskell, Gen. Martin Gary's brigade. He served with this command until the end of the war, surrendering at Appomattox. He was in the cavalry fights at Second Cold Harbor, Riddle's Shop, Darbytown, Deep Bottom, besides numerous others. When the war closed he was absolutely penniless, and the substantial position which he now holds is a monument to his industry and excellent business management. He was married in 1871 to Miss Leonora J. Henry, the daughter of Harriso