{⋆★⋆} BG Capers, Ellison

Ellison Capers

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Born: October 14, 1837

Birth Place: Charleston, South Carolina

Father: William Capers 1790 – 1855
(Buried: Washington Street Methodist, Columbia, South Carolina)​

Mother: Susan McGill Capers 1797 – 1860
(Buried: Washington Street Methodist, Columbia, South Carolina)​

Wife: Charlotte Rebecca Palmer 1837 – 1908
(Buried: Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Columbia, South Carolina)​

Children:

Mary Vadeau Marion Capers Satterlee 1864 – 1941​
(Buried: Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Columbia, South Carolina)​
John Gendron Palmer Capers 1866 – 1919​
(Buried: Rockville Cemetery, Rockville, Maryland)​
William Theodotus Capers 1867 – 1943​
(Buried: Mission Burial Park South, San Antonio, Texas)​
Ellison P. Capers Jr. 1869 – 1918​
(Buried: Evergreen Cemetery, Summerton, South Carolina)​
Lottie Palmer Capers Johnson 1871 – 1960​
(Buried: Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, South Carolina)​

Education:
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1857: Graduated from South Carolina Military Academy​

Occupation before War:

1857 – 1859: Assistant Professor of Math & Bell at South Carolina Military Academy​
1859 – 1861: Assistant Professor of Mathematics at South Carolina Military Academy​

Civil War Career:

1860 – 1863: Major in Confederate Army Coastal Defense Duties​
1863: Lt. Colonel of 24th South Carolina Infantry​
1863: Wounded during the Battle of Vicksburg​
1863 – 1865: Colonel of 24th South Carolina Infantry​
1863: Participated in the Battle of Chickamuga, Tennessee​
1864: Participated in the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee​
1865: Brigadier General in the Confederate Army​
1865: Captured during the Battle of Bentonville, North Carolina​

Occupation after War:
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South Carolina Secretary of State​
1867: Entered the Ministry of Protestant Episcopal Church​
Rector in Greenville, South Carolina for twenty years​
Rector in Selma, Alabama for one year​
Rector at Trinity Episcopal Church in Columbia South Carolina for six years​
1894 – 1908: South Carolina State Episcopal Church Bishop​

Died: April 22, 1908

Place of Death: Columbia, South Carolina

Cause of Death:
Effects of a Stroke

Age at time of Death: 70 years old

Burial Place: Trinity Episcopal Churchyard, Columbia, South Carolina

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Ellison Capers:
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Born: October 14, 1837View attachment 377993
Birth Place: Charleston South Carolina
Father: William Capers 1790 – 1855
(Buried: Washington Street Methodist Columbia South Carolina)
Mother: Susan McGill Capers 1797 – 1860
(Buried: Washington Street Methodist Columbia South Carolina)
Wife: Charlotte Rebecca Palmer 1837 – 1908
(Buried: Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Columbia South Carolina)
Children:
Mary Vadeau Marion Capers Satterlee 1864 – 1941
(Buried: Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Columbia South Carolina)
John Gendron Palmer Capers 1866 – 1919
(Buried: Rockville Cemetery Rockville Maryland)
William Theodotus Capers 1867 – 1943
(Buried: Mission Burial Park South San Antonio Texas)
Ellison P. Capers Jr. 1869 – 1918
(Buried: Evergreen Cemetery Summerton South Carolina)
Lottie Palmer Capers Johnson 1871 – 1960
(Buried: Magnolia Cemetery Charleston South Carolina)

Education:
1857: Graduated from South Carolina Military Academy

Occupation before War:
1857 – 1859: Assistant Professor of Math & Bell at S.C. Military
1859 – 1861: Assistant Professor of Mathematics at S.C. Military
View attachment 377994
Civil War Career:
1860 – 1863: Major in Confederate Army Coastal Defense Duties
1863: Lt. Colonel of 24th​ South Carolina Infantry
1863: Wounded during the battle of Vicksburg
1863 – 1865: Colonel of 24th​ South Carolina Infantry
1863: Participated in the Battle of Chickamuga Tennessee
1864: Participated in the Battle of Franklin Tennessee
1865: Brigadier General in the Confederate Army
1865: Captured during the Battle of Bentonville North Carolina

Occupation after War:
South Carolina State Secretary of State
1867: Entered the Ministry of Protestant Episcopal Church
Rector in Greenville South Carolina for twenty Years
Rector in Selma Alabama for one year
Rector at Trinity Episcopal Church in Columbia S.C. For Six years
1894 – 1908: South Carolina State Episcopal Church Bishop


Died:
April 22, 1908
Place of Death: Columbia South Carolina
Cause of Death:
Effects of a Stroke
Age at time of Death: 70 years old
Burial Place: Trinity Episcopal Churchyard Columbia South Carolina



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Capers was elevated to Colonel of the 24th following the promotion of Clement Stevens, to command Wilson's Brigade. Capers would serve in Gist's mixed South Carolina and Georgia Brigade from the Vicksburg Campaign, through Chickamauga and Chattanooga, through the Atlanta Campaign, through the Battle of Franklin (where he was wounded and his commander killed), and finally led the remnant of the brigade through the Carolinas.
According to Winston Groom in his book on the Franklin-Nashville Campaign, "Shrouded in Glory", years later, Capers would tell Stephen Lee that his division commander, General John C. Brown, was drunk during the engagement at Spring Hill; this Groom implies is what prevented the Confederates from launching their assault on the Union rear guard and taking the Columbia Pike, as the troops had orders to wait for Brown to start the attack, which he did not. This resulted in the Union troops escaping the trap and resulted in the disaster at Franklin.
 
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