Alfred Ely

Alfred Ely

Old Lyme, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Death 18 May 1892 (aged 77)
Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA
Burial Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA
Plot Section D, Lot 19, Ely Mausoleum
Memorial ID 6004298 · View Source
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US Congressman. He was elected as a Republican to represent New York's 29th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from March 4, 1859 to March 3, 1863. During the First Battle of Bull Run (July 21, 1861) he joined the numerous politicians and Washington, DC citizens who had come to watch the battle, and was caught up in the stampede when the Southern forces routed the Union Army. He was captured by the Confederates in the confusion, and spent 6 months in Richmond's Libby Prison before being exchanged. His release from Confederate prison was effected by exchanging him for Union-held prisoner Charles J. Faulkner.

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