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Confederate (CSV)


Jesse James Ellis

(c. 1843 - ?)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 17 year old farmer on his parents place at Indian Springs in Wayne County, NC. He enlisted as a Private in Captain Junius B Whitaker's Company - the Goldsboro Volunteers - of the 9th Regiment, North Carolina Volunteers on 26 April 1861 in Goldsboro. They became Company D of the 4th North Carolina Infantry on 28 June 1861, then at New Bern, NC.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Corporal by February 1864, wounded at Spotsylvania Court Hosue, VA on 12 May 1864, and appointed Sergeant in March 1865. He was paroled at Burkeville, VA on 17 April 1865.

After the War

He married in Wayne County, NC in 1864 but by 1870 he was a (land?) laborer in Monroe County, MS. In 1880 he was a farmer at Aberdeen in Monroe County, in 1900 he was an engineer in Corinth, MS, and in 1910 he was a (compression?) engineer in Tate County, MS.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 via fold3, and the Roster.2 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860-1910.

He married Julia S. Price (1848-1900) in October 1864 and they had 6 children. He married again, Decie Martha Williams (1875-1961) in November 1903 in Scott County, MS, and they had 3 more children.


c. 1843 in NC


1   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 27571]

2   Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth Tyree Jordan, Matthew M Brown, Michael W Coffey, North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865 : A Roster, 20 Volumes +, Raleigh: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, 1966-  [AotW citation 27572]