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Federal (USV)

Private

Alfred Ellis

(1833 - 1919)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 35th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 28 year old cabinet maker from Dedham, MA, he enlisted 7 August and mustered as Private, Company I, 35th Massachusetts Infantry on 16 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Corporal, date not given. He was again wounded, in action at Poplar Spring Church, VA on 30 September 1864, and promoted to Sergeant on 1 January 1865. He mustered out on 9 June 1865.

After the War

He was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Post #169 in Norwood, MA.

References & notes

Basic information from Soldiers, Sailors and Marines1. Details from A. Dean Sargent's Grand Army of the Republic: Civil War Veterans, Department of Massachusetts, 1866 to 1947 (2002). His gravesite is on Findagrave. The connection to his gravesite from the Norwood Roll of Honor [PDF].

Birth

1833; Norwood, MA

Death

07/19/1919 Norwood, MA; burial in Old Parish Cemetery, Norwood, MA

Notes

1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 3, pg. 696  [AotW citation 17696]