Capt. John Wilson Harrington, Co. G, 8th South Carolina Infantry, On the Capture of Congressman Alfred Ely

30 03 2022

Capture of the Abolition Congressman, Ely.


Camp Gregg, Headquarters
Eighth Reg’t S. C. V., July 31, 1861.

To the Editor of the Charleston Mercury:

I see by your issue of the 24th instant, that you give me the credit of the capture of Mr. Ely, the New York member of the Federal Congress. Will you please to me the kindness to say that the credit of the capture justly belongs to Sergeant-Major Mullins*, who handed him over to me for safe keeping, on that glorious field. Hence the error, I suppose, of your correspondent.

Sergeant-Major Mullins is better known, perhaps, throughout the State, as the eloquent member of the House of Representatives from “Liberty.”

Yours truly,
Jno. W. Harrington, Capt. 8th Reg’t S. C. V.

The Charleston (SC) Mercury, 8/7/1861

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* William Sidney Mullins, member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, 1852-1866

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