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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)
eteran who is now prominent in the work of the Protestant Episcopal church, was born in Rockingham county, North Carolina, in 1847, and was reared and educated in Pitt county of that State. His father was Dr. Noah Joyner, born in Pitt county in 1816, who served as volunteer surgeon when occasion permitted, in the hospitals at Raleigh and Goldsboro during the war; his grandfather, John Joyner, was a member of the North Carolina legislature for many years; and his maternal grandfather, Dr. Robert Williams, served as a surgeon in the war of the Revolution from 1775, and afterward was a member of the legislature. In October, 1864, Mr. Joyner, being seventeen years of age, enlisted in Company D, Thirteenth battalion, North Carolina light artillery, as a private, and was stationed at Fort Fisher, where was sustained the Federal attack of December 24 and 25, 1864, and the combined attack of fleet and army on January 13, 14 and 15, 1865. In the latter engagement he received a frightful wou