Walter B. Capers, The Soldier Bishop, 1st ed.


Present at the Bombardment of Ft. Sumter


Biography of the Lt. Col. of the 24th South Carolina, by his son.

“Biography the South Carolina Confederate who was wounded at Jackson, Mississippi and led the 24th South Carolina Infantry at Chickamauga. He fought at Franklin and was appointed brigadier general in March of 1865, succeeding States Rights Gist as brigade commander.” –Robert Krick

Capers also fought at Vicksburg and was eventually captured at Bentonville, NC. After the war he became an Episcopal minister. About a third of this biography covers Caper’s military career. A scarce Neale title.

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Capers, Walter B.  THE SOLDIER BISHOP:  ELLISON CAPERS.  New York:  1912.  1st ed., 367p., ft., plates.  [D-IV1204, Krick #70]