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 From there he was taken to Pulaski, and retaliated on for treatment of Andersonville prisoners—by starvation. He suffered this harsh and needless cruelty at Morris island and Fort Pulaski for about six months, and then he was returned to Fort Delaware, where he remained until the latter part of June, 1865, when he was released. He then came home to Williamsburg and resumed farming, which he still follows. Since 1891 he has also conducted a hotel at Lane's, S. C. Lieutenant Gordon was married, in 1854, to Miss Esther I. McKnight, of Williamsburg county, who died in 1866, leaving four children, as follows: Alexander M., farmer in Williamsburg county; Sarah W. (deceased), Mrs. Mary B. Keels, of Williamsburg county; and David E., farmer in Williamsburg county. His second marriage occurred in 1869, with Miss Mary H. Nettles, of Sumter county, S. C. The four children of this union were Esther, now Mrs. Laurence Mouzon, of Georgetown, S. C.; Emma Jane, Alice Alma, and Florence Elmer. By the choice of his comrades he was made commander of Camp Pressley, U. C. V., of Williamsburg county. Lieutenant John Bush Green enlisted in the Confederate army during the summer of 1861, in Company B, Twenty-fourth South Carolina infantry, when little over fourteen years of age, as a private, serving in the ranks until 1863, when he was promoted to lieutenant and served in that office until the close of the war, being in command of his company when it surrendered with Johnston at Greensboro. He was in the following engagements: James Island, Secessionville, Jackson, Miss.; Big Black, Miss.; Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Resaca, Ga.; Lost Mountain, Ga.; Kenesaw Mountain, Ga.; Peachtree Creek, Atlanta, Jonesboro, Ga.; Franklin, Tenn.; Nashville, Tenn.; Bentonville, N. C., and surrendered at Greensboro, N. C. He was wounded in the fighting around Atlanta, in the fall of 1864, by a minie ball, and at Franklin, Tenn., was hit a second time, and also twice at Nashville. He had an older brother killed at Peachtree Creek, and a younger brother died of disease six days before the surrender. After the close of the struggle he returned to Marlboro county and commenced farming, which business he has followed ever since. In 1890 Lieutenant
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