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John Thomas EllisRoster ID 93
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1848|
|Biography & Genealogy:||John Thomas Ellis, Class of 1848: Genealogy: Born- March 16, 1827, in Amherst Co. Va. Father- Richard Shelton Ellis; Mother- Emily Henrietta Douglas. Pat. Grandfather- Josiah Ellis; Mat. Grandfather- James Douglass. Pat. Grandmother Jane Shelton. Mat. Grandmother - Sally Evans. Married- Mildred Irving Garland 9/24/1851; 1st child - Mildred Irving Ellis; 3rd child- John Thomas Ellis; 2nd- Rose Alexander Ellis; 4th- Marian Ellis. Matriculated to VMI from Pedlar Mills, VA. At VMI 3 years. Pre War Career: teacher; merchant; commissioner of revenue in Amherst County, VA. Military Record: Entered service Apr. 15, 1861 at Amherst Court House for 1 year; Appointed Capt. of Company H, 19th Virginia on July 1, 1861; elected Major Apr. 29, 1862; Wounded in Action (thigh) at Cold Harbor; promoted to Lieutenant Colonel Sep. 14, 1862; mortally wounded by cannon ball in artillery firing that preceded Pickett's Charge during the Battle of Gettysburg on July 3, 1863. Died- July 3, 1863 during the Battle of Gettysburg. Buried Pickett's Division Hospital, Bream's Mill in apple orchard; disinterred to Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA August 1872 in box #246.|