Thomas Ellis was born in about 1845 in Rensselaerville, Albany County, NY.
He was orphaned before his 7th birthday and lived in Coeymans with an adoptive family in 1850. He enlisted in the army and was discharged at the close of the war, and moved to Michigan.
He then enlisted on February 7, 1870 as a private in Company H of the 14th Infantry, serving until February 6, 1875. On October 1, 1876, he re-enlisted in the same regiment until September 30, 1881 when he suffered a stroke and was discharged and lived at Sherwood, Branch Co. MI.
He never married.
|Place of Birth:||Rensselaerville|
|Date of Birth:||1845|
|Term of Enlistment:||3 years|
|Enlistment Date:||4 Aug 1862|
|Enlistment Place:||Rensselaer, New York |
|State Served:||New York|
|Regiment:||7th Regiment NY Heavy Artillery|
|Muster Out Date:||17 Jun 1865|
|Muster Out Place:||Baltimore, MD|
|Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 18. "P.O. Address Rensselaerville Albany Co N.Y."|
|Sources Used: Ancestry.com, American Civil War Soldiers; Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of NY for the year 1897; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War|
January 9, 1892 at the National Home for Disabled Volunteers in Leavenworth, Kansas.
Additional Research Notes
- Keating, Robert, Carnival of Blood: The Civil War Ordeal of the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery, Published by Butternut and Blue, Baltimore, Md 1998
- Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
- Ancestry Military Databases