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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) 4 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)
in Fairbairn's Crests of Great Britain and Ireland, is an escallop, reversed, which is significant of the original meaning of the name, which was skiff. Osborne L. Schumpert, born in Newberry county, S. C., was the son of Jacob K. and Harriet (Abney) Schumpert, both natives of South Carolina. His great-grandfather was William Schumpert, a native of Berlin, who, upon emigrating to America, located in Newberry county. Mr. Schumpert's mother, Harriet Abney, comes from good old Revolutionary sHarriet Abney, comes from good old Revolutionary stock, her grandfather and several uncles having served in that war on the colonial side. Mr. Schumpert was reared in Newberry county, on his father's plantation, and at the age of ten he was placed in the Newberry college, which he left at the age of fourteen, 1862, to enter the war. He joined Company E, Third South Carolina regiment, and served in it through the war, except when on detailed service as scout, as orderly of the regiment, and as courier for Gen. J. B. Kershaw. He participated i