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Alfred Washington Ellet
Birth: Oct. 11, 1820
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 9, 1895
El Dorado
Butler County
Kansas, USA

Civil War Union Brigadier General. Growing up on the family farm, he became a civil engineer and at the out break of the Civil War, he was residing in Illinois. In August 1861, he joined the 59th Illinois Infantry, Union Army, was elected Captain and led a company of troops at Pea Ridge. Commissioned a Colonel in command of a ram fleet, he led troops to victory in the Battle of Memphis, plus fought with Confederate gunboats on the Mississippi and Yazoo Rivers. Promoted Brigadier General on November 1, 1862, he was in command of an amphibious army force called the Mississippi Marine Brigade, which attacked guerrillas shooting from the riverbanks. He fought at the Second Vicksburg Campaign, also oversaw transport duty operations and took part in marine brigade operations in Arkansas and Louisiana. Toward the end of the war, he conducted operations in New Orleans. After the war, he returned to working as a civil engineer and became involved in railroad development. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Ellet (1777 - 1847)
  Mary Israel Ellet (1780 - 1870)
 
 Spouse:
  Abigail Robarts Ellet (1839 - 1928)*
 
 Children:
  Edward Carpenter Ellet (1845 - 1922)*
  William Henry Ellet (1848 - 1915)*
 
 Siblings:
  Charles Ellet (1810 - 1862)*
  Edward Carpenter Ellet (1819 - 1907)*
  Alfred Washington Ellet (1820 - 1895)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Belle Vista Cemetery
El Dorado
Butler County
Kansas, USA
 
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Record added: Oct 26, 2001
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Alfred Washington Ellet
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Alfred Washington Ellet
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General Alfred Ellet, 74 years old, and one of the pioneers, died at his home in El Dorado, Jan 9th. Mr. Ellet was a old soldier....Hutchinson Gazette...Jan 17, 1895
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