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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) 2 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)
and in the battles of the Appomattox campaign, which he was in to the end. He left for home April 13, 1865, just four years from his enlistment. He engaged in farming mainly until 1876 when he began a very successful career as a merchant at Clover, which continued for fifteen years. In 1889 he was one of the organizers of the Clover cotton manufacturing company, of which he was the first president and is still a prominent stockholder. By his marriage in 1867 to Frances, daughter of Alexander B. Brigham, a Confederate cavalry soldier, he has three children: M. L., James R. and William P. Mr. Smith had two brothers in the Confederate war: John I. Smith, now a merchant at Clover; and Robert P. Smith, now a resident of Texas, both of whom served in his company and were so fortunate as not to receive a wound. After the death of his first wife in 1875, Mr. Smith married Elizabeth P. Brigham, her sister, in 1877. Ellison A. Smyth, president and treasurer of the Pelzer manufacturing com