Samuel Ellis

BirthJan. 24, 1843
DeathJan. 6, 1935
CemeteryPleasant Prairie (Red Willow Co)
PostBarnes (McCook)
Unit13th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company B

Private Samuel Ellis

Company B, 13th Pennsylvania Cavalry

Ellis was born on January 24, 1843. He enlisted and was mustered on August 20, 1863 as a saddler. His regiment was also referred to as the 117th Volunteers. Ellis served for 23 months. He was mustered out on July 14, 1865 at Raleigh, North Carolina.

During his enlistment, the regiment fought at the Battle of the Wilderness (May 5-7, 1864) and Spottsylvania Court House (May 8-21, 1864) in Virginia. The unit was assigned to General Sherman at Fayatteville, North Carolina in March, 1865. In addition, the regiment was at the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee on April 26, 1865.

Ellis died on January 6, 1935 at the age of 91 years. He is buried in the Pleasant Prairie Cemetery in McCook (Red Willow County), Nebraska. At the time of his death, he was the last member of the Barnes Post (#207) of the Grand Army of the Republic in McCook.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.