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[774] the war he has pursued the vocation of a farmer in Laurens county, and is also vice-president of the bank of Laurens. He was married, in November, 1869, to Miss Mary E. Wright, daughter of James M. Wright, who was a captain in the Confederate army, and they have six children, three of whom are sons. One of the latter is James Wright Nash, lawyer, of Spartanburg, who was born in Laurens county, August 13, 1870, and graduated from Wofford college in 1890 as an A. B. During the winters of 1890, 1891 and 1892 he taught school, and in the fall of 1892 entered the law department of South Carolina college, of Columbia, from which he graduated as Ll. B. in 1893. He at once entered upon the practice of law in Spartanburg, where he is now in possession of a lucrative practice. He is the historian of Oliver E. Edwards camp, U. C. V.

Lieutenant Cyrus D. Nesbitt, born in Greenville county, S. C., April 20, 1834, is the son of William and Cynthia, (Mehaffey) Nesbitt, both of South Carolina, the father having been a soldier in the war of 1812. Mr.Nesbitt and Mrs. William Nesbitt had six children, two sons and four daughters. Both sons served in the Confederate army: Cyrus D. and John P. The latter served as a private in Company E, Hampton legion, was discharged on account of sickness, returned home and joined Sullivan's company of cavalry, with which he served until September 17, 1863, when he died. Cyrus D. Nesbitt spent his early life on a farm in Greenville county, where his home has been all his life, his occupation being that of a farmer and merchant. Early in 1861 he volunteered and was elected sergeant in Company E, of the Hampton legion, with which he served to the end of the war, being promoted to first lieutenant. During the greater part of the last year he was in command of his company. He participated in the battles of First Manassas, Yorktown, Seven Pines, Seven Days, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Suffolk, Lookout Mountain, Will's Valley, Knoxville, Bull's Gap, Bean's Station, Riddle's Shop, the battles about Richmond and Petersburg in 1864 and 1865. He was wounded at First Manassas in the left leg; was again wounded at Double Gates, July 27, 1864, in the left side. During the last year of the war the Hampton legion served as mounted infantry. He was a brave

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