Ernest Ellermeier

BirthAug. 29, 1837
DeathDec. 13, 1922
CemeterySwanton (Swanton)
PostStaley (Swanton)
Unit10th Illinois Infantry, Company K

Private Ernest Ellermeier

Company K, 10th Illinois Infantry

Ellermeier was born in Germany on August 29, 1837. He enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on September 22, 1864. He was 27 years old and enlisted for 1 year. His occupation was listed as a teacher. Ellermeier served about 9 months and was mustered out on June 4, 1865 at Washington DC.

Ellermeier joined the outfit in the latter stages of the Civil War. He would have probably joined the unit just prior to General Sherman’s “War to the Sea” (GA) (November 15-December 10, 1864). Other battles and military operations during his enlistment include:

Siege of Savannah (GA) (December 10-21, 1864).

Campaign of the Carolinas (January-April 1865).

Battle of Bentonville (NC) (March 20-21, 1865).

At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee (April 26, 1865).

Grand Review of the Troops (Washington DC) (May 24, 1865).

Ellermeier died on December 13, 1922 at the age of 85 years. He is buried in the Swanton Cemetery (also called Swan Creek Cemetery) in Swanton (Saline County), Nebraska. He was the last member of the Staley Post (#199) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Swanton.

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