Medal of Honor recipient
May 23, 1843|
Mercer County, Pennsylvania
|Died||June 27, 1867 (aged 23–24)
Eagle Point, Wisconsin
|Allegiance||United States of America
|Service/branch||United States Army
|Years of service||1861 - 1865|
|Unit||Company A, 7th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War
*Battle of Globe Tavern
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Ellis was born in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. He joined the 7th Wisconsin Infantry from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin in July 1861. He was detailed to the 4th US Artillery Regiment from February 1863 to January 1864. He was wounded at the Battle of White Oak Road, and mustered out in July 1865.
Medal of Honor citation
For extraordinary heroism on 21 August 1864, while serving with Company A, 7th Wisconsin Infantry, in action at Weldon Railroad, Virginia, for capture of flag of 16th Mississippi (Confederate States of America).