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Collier Felder

Obituary of L. E. D. Felder, Bowman, South Carolina.

Comrade L. E. D. Felder died at his home, near Bowman, S. C., on the 22d of May, 1914, aged seventy-four years. He was a member of Company C, 1st South Carolina Regiment, at the beginning of the war and engaged in the first bombardment of Fort Sumter at Charleston on the 12th and 13th of April, 1861. Later on he became a member of Captain Edward's company, 5th South Carolina Cavalry, and served to the end of the war. He was severly wounded in the battle of Trevillians, Va., in 1864.

Comrade Felder was of a large family, all loyal Southerners. He had eleven brothers in the war with him. After the war he married Miss Frances Collier and settled down in his father's old home as a farmer and there developed a large landed estate of about two thousand acres. Six childen survive him-four daughters and two sons.

[Sketch by L. P. Collier.]

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, July, 1915.

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