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Thomas Foulds Ellsworth
Birth: Nov. 12, 1840
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Aug. 29, 1911
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. With the outbreak of the Civil War, he enlisted in the Union Army and was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the 2nd Massachusetts Infantry. Rising to the rank of Captain, he was in command of Company B, 55th Massachusetts Colored Infantry, Union Army. On November 30, 1864, in actions with Confederate forces at Honey Hill, South Carolina, Captain Ellsworth went out in front of his command when he saw his commanding officer Colonel A.S. Hartwell had fallen injured trapped under his horse at the battle line. Under heavy enemy fire, he carried his wounded officer off the field preventing him from being captured and saving his life. For gallant and meritorious conduct, he was awarded the Medal of Honor on November 18, 1895. After the war, he worked as an officer of the Boston Custom House, before moving in the 1890s, to Pasadena, California, where he ran a contracting business with his son. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Family links: 
  Benjamin Noyes Ellsworth (1813 - 1902)
  Laura Titus Ellsworth (1810 - 1867)
  Harriett Taylor Colby Ellsworth (1841 - 1933)*
  Elmer Foulds Ellsworth (1862 - 1915)*
  Laura Ann Ellsworth (1833 - 1884)**
  Thomas Foulds Ellsworth (1840 - 1911)
  Wilbur Fiske Ellsworth (1844 - 1898)*
  William Merrill Ellsworth (1845 - 1897)*
  Susan Treadwell Ellsworth (1848 - 1949)*
  Abram Ellsworth (1854 - 1854)*
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Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Royal Oak, Lot 757, Grave 4
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: William Barritt
Record added: May 25, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6446899
Thomas Foulds Ellsworth
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- Kimberly
 Added: Jan. 8, 2017
Captain, thank you for your gallant service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Aug. 29, 2016

- karl anglin
 Added: Jul. 30, 2016
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