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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) 2 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)
had recovered from his wounds resumed business at Charleston as a cotton factor, which he continued until 1888, when he removed to Spartanburg. Frederick W. R. Nance, born in Newberry county, S. C., June 30, 1834, is a son of Frederick Nance. His grandfather, also named Frederick Nance, was one of the first settlers of Newberry county, its first sheriff, and lieutenant-governor of South Carolina, being elected in 1808. The mother of Mr. Nance was Margaret G. Williams, daughter of Washington Williams and granddaughter of Col. James Williams, of Revolutionary fame, who was killed in the battle of King's Mountain. When two years old the parents of Mr. Nance removed to Laurens county, where he was reared on a farm, and in 1854 he graduated at Erskine college. His life pursuit has been that of a farmer. In the spring of 1861 he volunteered in Company A, James' battalion, as a private, and served with it in the battle of Secessionville and others of less importance. He was then tr