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Horace Ellis
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Medal of Honor recipient
Born (1843-05-23)May 23, 1843
Died June 27, 1867 (aged 23–24)
Place of birth Mercer County, Pennsylvania
Place of death Eagle Point, Wisconsin
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1861 - 1865
Rank Sergeant
Unit Company A, 7th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Battles/wars American Civil War
*Battle of Globe Tavern
Awards Medal of Honor

Horace Ellis (May 23, 1843 – June 27, 1867) served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Globe Tavern.

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.[1]

Ellis died in Eagle Point, Wisconsin, aged only 24, and was buried in O'Neil Creek Cemetery.

Medal of Honor citationEdit


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).

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