b. 1832 England. d. 01/02/1875 San Bernardino, California.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 14/01/1865 Dardanelle, Arkansas.
Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient. As a resident of Watertown, Wisconsin, he entered the Union Army on October 21, 1861. He served as a First Sergeant with Company K, 3rd Wisconsin Volunteer Cavalry. His Medal of Honor action occurred January 14, 1865 at Dardanelle, Arkansas. His citation, issued March 8, 1865, reads “Remained at his post after receiving three wounds, and only retired, by his commanding officer’s orders, after being wounded the fourth time.” He was transferred on February 1,1865 from company K to company E, promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on March 9, 1865, and resigned his commission on August 26, 1865. He was born in England and, according to military records, died in San Bernardino County, California. His final resting place remains unknown.
For extraordinary heroism on 14 January 1865, while serving with Company K, 3d Wisconsin Cavalry, in action at Dardanelle, Arkansas. First Sergeant Ellis remained at his post after receiving three wounds, and only retired, by his commanding officer’s orders, after being wounded the fourth time.
BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.