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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
Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 1 1 Browse Search
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polished society, in which moved Clay and Calhoun, Webster, Benton, Everett, and Scott, Lieutenant Johnston had his first experience of the great world; but it made slight impression on a soul bent upon martial enterprise, and impatient for strenuous action. Mrs. Johnston exerted herself to make his stay agreeable, and he shared in all the pleasures of the cultivated society in which she was an acknowledged leader. The following popular piece of verse, written in her honor by the Hon. Warren R. Davis, of South Carolina, a wit and a poet, as well as a politician, is here correctly reproduced, because it has been the subject of considerable literary controversy: A famous old song: air-Roy's wife of Aldivalloch. Johnston's wife of Louisiana! Johnston's wife of Louisiana! The fairest flower that ever bloomed In Southern sun or gay savanna; The Inca's blood flows in her veins, The Inca's soul her bright eyes lighten; Child of the Sun, like him she reigns To cheer our hopes, and so
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)
e grocery trade. He is deeply interested in the preservation of the heroic records of the Confederacy, and is lieutenant-commander of the local camp U. C. V. By his marriage in 1867, to Bettie Harris, he has four sons and four daughters. Warren R. Davis Warren R. Davis, of Greenville, a worthy veteran of Jenkins' South Carolina brigade, was born in Greenville county, August 16, 1842. His father was Jesse Davis, of Virginia, a Revolutionary soldier, who became one of the first settlers oWarren R. Davis, of Greenville, a worthy veteran of Jenkins' South Carolina brigade, was born in Greenville county, August 16, 1842. His father was Jesse Davis, of Virginia, a Revolutionary soldier, who became one of the first settlers of Greenville county, and married as his fourth wife Rebecca Russell, of South Carolina, mother of Warren R. Mr. Davis entered the Confederate service in April, 1862, as a private in Company F, First South Carolina volunteers, of Jenkins' brigade, Longstreet's corps, army of Northern Virginia. His first service was on James island, and then accompanying his command to Virginia he took part in the battles of his regiment, notably Sharpsburg and Fredericksburg, and after the campaign of Longstree