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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)
and the Citadel military school at Charleston. On December 22, 1860, two days after the passage of the ordinance of secession, he joined the Marion artillery of Charleston, commanded by Capt. Gadsden King, and in January he was appointed first lieutenant in the First regiment of South Carolina regulars. He was on duty during the bombardment of Fort Sumter, at the battery from which the first shell was fired, and subsequently entered the Confederate States service, with assignment to Appalachicola, Fla., for the organizing and drilling of troops. Thence, in October, 1861, he was ordered to Cole's island, where he took command of a company of artillery, known as Stephen D. Lee's company. Early in 1862 this organization was consolidated with Winder's company as Company C, Lucas' battalion, with Captain Hayne in command. He participated in the capture of the Federal gunboat Isaac P. Smith, took part in the defense of Battery Wagner, and commanded Battery Pringle in the fight of July