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Confederate (CSV)


F. Montgomery Ellis

(c. 1841 - 1864)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Known by Montgomery, in 1860 he was 19 years old living with his parents and siblings on a farm at Pickensville, AL. He enlisted as a Private in Company C (later renamed H), 5th Alabama Infantry on 8 August 1861 in Pickensville.

On the Campaign

He was captured in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was a prisoner at Fort Delaware until 2 October when he was sent to Aiken's Landing, VA for exchange. He was in a Richmond, VA hospital by 23 October ad then furloughed for 30 days. He was declared exchanged on 10 November 1862. He was mortally wounded by a gunshot on 5 May 1864 at Spotsylvania Court House, VA and died of wounds on 20 May 1864 in the CS General Hospital in Staunton, VA.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online from fold3; thanks to Miles Krisman for the pointer to him. Personal details from the US Census of 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1841 in AL


05/20/1864; Staunton, VA; burial in Thornrose Cemetery, Staunton, VA


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 28067]