Col. Elmer E. Ellsworth
11th Infantry Regiment
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Elmer Ephraim Ellsworth
Residence was not listed; a 25 year-old Lawyer.
Enlisted on 4/20/1861 at New York City, NY as a Colonel.
On 5/7/1861 he was commissioned into Field & Staff NY 11th Infantry
He was Killed on 5/24/1861 at Alexandria, VA
(Killed by Mr. Jackson, proprietor of the Marshall House
born 4/23/1837 in Mechanicsville, NY
Buried: Mechanicsville, Saratoga County, NY
Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.:
- New York: Report of the Adjutant-General
- The American Annual Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events
- Research by Wayne Jorgenson
- Photo from Library of Congress collection
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Report of Lieut. Col. N. L. Farnham, First Zouaves, New York Militia.
ALEXANDRIA, VA., May 24, 1861--5.18 p. m.
SIR: It is my painful duty to inform you that Col. Ellsworth, late
commanding officer of the First Zouave Regiment, New York Militia, is no more. He was
assassinated at the Marshall House after our troops had taken possession of the city.
I am ignorant of the details of the orders issued to the regiment, and await further instructions.
My men are posted advantageously in the streets.
I remain, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
NOAH L. FARNHAM,
Lieut.-Col., Commanding First Zouaves.
Brig. Gen. MANSFIELD,
Commanding Department, Washington.
Source: Official Records
PAGE 41-2 OPERATIONS IN MD., PA., VA., AND W. VA. [CHAP. IX.
[Series I. Vol. 2. Serial No. 2.]
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November 12, 2014