Thomas Foulds Ellsworth

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Thomas Foulds Ellsworth
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Born(1840-11-12)November 12, 1840
Ipswich, Massachusetts
DiedAugust 29, 1911(1911-08-29) (aged 70)
Place of burial
AllegianceUnited States United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
UnitMassachusetts Company B, 55th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Battles/warsBattle of Honey Hill
Awards Medal of Honor

Thomas Foulds Ellsworth (November 12, 1840 - August 29, 1911) was an American soldier who received the Medal of Honor for valor during the American Civil War.


Ellsworth served in the Union Army in the 55th Massachusetts Infantry. He received the Medal of Honor on November 18, 1895, for his actions at the Battle of Honey Hill.

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The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Captain (Infantry) Thomas Foulds Ellsworth, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 30 November 1864, while serving with Company B, 55th Massachusetts Colored Infantry, in action at Honey Hill, South Carolina. Under a heavy fire Captain Ellsworth carried his wounded commanding officer from the field. [1]

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