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Federal (USV)


Ellis P. Hotelling

(1844 - 1864)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 45th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Not yet 17 years old, he mustered into service as Private, Company F, 45th Infantry on 9 October 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot to his right lung and arm in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 2 October and was was discharged on 30 December 1862 with paralysis of his arm. He reenlisted, in Company I, on 25 February 1864. He was killed in action at Petersburg, VA on 27 June 1864.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1, also as Ellis B. Hotaling (Co. F). Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave. His birth date calculated from his age at death of 19 years, 7 months, and 18 days.


11/09/1844; Wellsboro, PA


06/27/1864; Petersburg, VA; burial in Middlebury Union Cemetery, Middlebury Center, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11490]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #95  [AotW citation 23029]