Posts about the American Civil War, including finding resources and researching ancestors who were involved in the Civil War.

19 May 2017

Is There an Elmer Ellsworth in Your Family Tree?

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Then your ancestor was named for Elmer Ellsworth, the first Union officer killed in the Civil War. At the age of 24, Elmer Ephraim Ellsworth died in battle, the first Union soldier killed in [...]