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Major Francis W. Capers, SCM (1852-1859)

President Capers

Francis Capers was born in Savannah, Georgia on August 8, 1819.

He graduated from the College of Charleston in 1839. In 1843, he became a member of the original faculty at The Citadel as Professor of Mathematics. He resigned in 1848 to move to Kentucky, where he continued his career in the field of education.

In 1853, Major Capers became the Superintendent of The Citadel. He held this position for six years when he resigned to accept the command of the Georgia Military Institute in Marietta. During the Civil War he was Brigadier General of the division of Georgia troops. He died in 1896 in Charleston, South Carolina.