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William Ellis
Birth: 1834, England
Death: Feb. 1, 1875
San Bernardino County
California, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. As a resident of Watertown, Wisconsin, he entered the Union Army on October 21, 1861. He served as a First Sergeant with Company K, 3rd Wisconsin Volunteer Cavalry. His Medal of Honor action occurred January 14, 1865 at Dardanelle, Arkansas. His citation, issued March 8, 1865, reads "Remained at his post after receiving three wounds, and only retired, by his commanding officer's orders, after being wounded the fourth time." He was transferred on February 1,1865 from company K to company E, promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on March 9, 1865, and resigned his commission on August 26, 1865. He was born in England and, according to military records, died in San Bernardino County, California. His final resting place remains unknown. (bio by: Lawrence Hildebrand) 
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Record added: Oct 09, 2005
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William Ellis
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Thank you, Soldier for your gallant service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
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