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John Thomas Ellis

  • Birth 16 Mar 1827 Amherst County, Virginia, USA
  • Death 3 Jul 1863 Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
  • Plot Gettysburg Section
  • Memorial ID 8751259

Civil War Confederate Army Officer. Having graduated from Virginia Military Institute in 1848, he taught school and worked as a merchant in Amherst County before the Civil War. In 1861 he helped form the Southern Rights Guards and became a Captain in the 19th Virginia Infantry Regiment later in the year. Promoted to Major and then to Lieutenant Colonel in 1862, he was wounded at Gaines Mill in 1862. Recovering in time to rejoin his regiment before Gettysburg, he was killed on the field by a shell fragment during the Union bombardment which preceded Pickett's charge.

Bio by: Garver Graver

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  • Originally Created by: Garver Graver
  • Added: 13 May 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8751259
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Thomas Ellis (16 Mar 1827–3 Jul 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8751259, citing Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .