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Capt Daniel Ellis
Birth: Dec. 30, 1827
Elizabethton
Carter County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jan. 6, 1908
Elizabethton
Carter County
Tennessee, USA

Civil War Union Army Officer. A southern Unionist during the American Civil War, he became a "pilot," guiding some 4000 Unionists, Confederate deserters, prison escapees, slaves, and all manner of fugitives through the mountains of East Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia, and Kentucky, to safety beyond the Union lines. While piloting, he recruited for several regiments, provided information on Confederate activities to Federal authorities, and maintained a mail service between mountain Unionists and their men in the Union army. With a reward on his head and constantly avoiding capture, he became known as "The Old Red Fox." Near the end of the war he formally joined the Union army as captain of Company A, 13th Regiment, Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry. In 1867 Harper and Brothers published his war memoirs, "Thrilling Adventures of Daniel Ellis." He is buried in the family cemetery at 345 Garrison Hollow near Elizabethton, Tennessee. (bio by: Allen Ellis) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Martha Allen May Ellis (1833 - 1924)*
 
 Children:
  Barbara Ellis Bowers (1852 - 1936)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Ellis Family Cemetery
Elizabethton
Carter County
Tennessee, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Allen Ellis
Record added: Mar 17, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7268857
Capt Daniel Ellis
Added by: Allen Ellis
 
Capt Daniel Ellis
Added by: Allen Ellis
 
Capt Daniel Ellis
Added by: Allen Ellis
 
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- Rebecca Marden
 Added: Dec. 22, 2014

- Jean
 Added: Aug. 15, 2014
A candle to light your way through the mountains of heaven. Thanks for what you did for my family, Captain William McNeeley Gourley, Co. A., 13th TN Volunteer Cavalry. Killed at Marion, VA., on 16 Dec 1864.Gloria
-Anonymous
 Added: Mar. 23, 2014
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