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E.C. Thorn

E.C. Thorn

Federal (USV)


Ellis C. Thorn

(1835 - 1882)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 155th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

By 1862 he was a druggist at the corner of Elm and Pennsylvania Avenue, Pittsburgh. He enlisted in Company F, 155th Pennsylvania Infantry on 22 August 1862, and served as Hospital Steward from the organization of the Regiment on 12 September.

The rest of the War

He was formally promoted to Hospital Steward on 5 October 1862. He Mustered out with the Regiment on June 2, 1865.

After the War

By 1869 he was again a druggist in Pittsburgh, but not found in Directories there after 1871. He was "prominent" in that profession in Wellsville, OH by the time of his death in 1882 of heart disease "after being sick only a few hours".

References & notes

Basic information and his picture from Porter1, with details from Bates2. His profession from Pittsburg City Directories of 1862-3 and 1869-71. His death details from a notice in the Cincinnati Enquirer of 18 April 1882, pg. 2, with further information from family genealogists. He married Octavia Clementine Virginia Cronise (1847-1916) on 26 April 1866 in Frederick County, MD.


1835 in PA


04/17/1882; Wellsville, OH; burial in Spring Hill Cemetery, Wellsville, OH


1   Porter, John T. , Financial Secretary, and Charles F. McKenna, compiler & editor, Under the Maltese Cross, Antietam to Appomattox, the Loyal Uprising in Western Pennsylvania, 1861-1865: Campaigns of the 155th Pennsylvania Regiment, Pittsburgh: 155th Regimental Association, 1910, pp. 492 - 592  [AotW citation 13609]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 13634]