The Photo Request has been fulfilled.

 
 Thomas Ellwood Rose

Thomas Ellwood Rose

Birth
Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 6 Nov 1907 (aged 77)
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 3, Site 1818
Memorial ID 8047 · View Source
Suggest Edits

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. He served in the Civil War as Colonel and commander of the 77th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. Captured at the September 1863 Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia, he became renown for engineering the escape of 109 Union officers held prisoner at Richmond, Virginia's infamous Libby Prison. Using only meager objects, Colonel Rose and others dug a tunnel 53 feet in 17 days, and made their escape on February 9, 1864. 59 of the officers made it back to Union lines, 2 drowned and 49 were recaptured, including Colonel Rose. He didn't stay in prison too much longer, being exchanged in April 1864. He fought gallantly in the Atlanta Campaign, and was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on July 22, 1865 for "gallant and meritorious services".

Bio by: Russ Dodge


Family Members

Spouse

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

How famous was Thomas Ellwood Rose?

Current rating:

26 votes

Sign-in to cast your vote.

  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 8 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8047
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Ellwood Rose (12 Mar 1830–6 Nov 1907), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8047, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .