|Death: ||Aug. 1, 1864|
Mathias Elliott and his brother, Robert, had been with the Twentieth since the regiment was formed. The boys were the sons of William and Mahala Elliott, who were farmers in Dinsmore Township. Mathias had been awarded the Medal of Gold for meritorious service at several battles, including Shiloh.
Pvt. Updegraff described the action concerning the Elliott brothers as follows: "Mathias Elliott, of Company F, was killed. His brother Robert stood over his body fighting until he had fired every cartridge. He then clubbed his musket and fought until he was literally shot to pieces."
Corporal,Company F, Shelby County Ohio,20th Reg. OVI Co.F. Farmer, son of William & Mahala Smith Elliott, Dinsmore Twp, brother of Robert, below. m. Lucinda J. Swim, 7 Apr 1864, in Shelby Co., who applied for pension (app.#75939, cert.#51764) in 1864,age 20,residence Shelby Co,OH.
Mathias enlisted 16 Sept 1861,Sidney,age 23, 5'10",blue eyes, brown hair, dark complexion. Promoted to Corporal 2 Nov 1863. Awarded MEDAL OF GOLD award for meritorious action at Fort Donelson,Shiloh,Raymond, &Vicksburg. Mathias captured at Battle of Atlanta, GA, sent to Andersonville, GA, Prison where he died of wounds. (A letter from the Union lines, published in the SIDNEY JOURNAL, Aug 1864, says both Elliott boys, Mathias and Robert, below, fell at the Battle of Atlanta and were presumed dead; however, this was not completely true as Mathias died in the Andersonville prison).
William Elliott (1804 - 1857)
Mahala Smith Jackson (1808 - 1895)
Lucinda Jane Swim Shaffer (1844 - 1913)*
Margaret Elliott Campbell (1829 - 1896)*
Catherine Elliott Botkin (1832 - 1862)*
Richard Elliott (1835 - 1918)*
Mathias Elliott (1838 - 1864)
Robert Elliott (1839 - 1864)*
Eliza Jane Elliott Parr (1843 - 1932)*
Malissa Elliott Howell (1849 - 1906)*
Note: CPL F 20 OHIO INF
Andersonville National Cemetery
Andersonville National Historic Site
Plot: , Row: 4504
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Originally Created by: John C. Anderson
Record added: Apr 15, 2010
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