Constellation Similarity Assertions
Preston, John Smith, 1809-1881
Member of the S.C. General Assembly (1848-1851); lieutenant colonel in Confederate Army; mustered troops in Charleston, S.C. (Nov. 1861 through Jan. 1862); commander of prison camp in Columbia, S.C. (Feb.-Mar. 1862); conscription officer for South Carolina (Apr. 1862-July 1863) in Columbia, S.C.
From the description of Letter, 1862 Feb. 20, Columbia, S.C., to Robert E. Lee. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 37787271