COL Ellis, Augustus Van Horne

Augustus Van Horne Ellis

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Born: May 1, 1827

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Father: Dr. Samuel Corp Ellis 1803 – 1874

Mother: Elizabeth Van Horn 1805 – 1896

Education:

Graduated from Columbia University​

Occupation before War:

Attorney in New York City, New York​
Merchant Sea Captain​
Some say he became the Captain of the Kingdom of Hawaii Navy​

Civil War Career:

1861: Captain of Company I, 71st New York Infantry Regiment​
1861: Served in the First Battle of Bull Run, Virginia​
1861: Drillmaster for the 56th New York Infantry Regiment
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1861 – 1862: Captain in 56th New York Infantry Regiment​
1862: Helped recruit a Union Army Regiment from Orange County, New York​
1862 – 1863: Colonel of 124th New York Infantry Regiment​
1863: Regimental Commander for 1st time at Battle of Chancellorsville​
1863: Served in the Pursuit of the Confederate Army to Pennsylvania​
1863: Led 279 men onto the field at Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania​
1863: Pitched his men forward on 2nd day of Gettysburg Triangle Field​
1863: Shot and Killed by a gun shot to his head, on the 2nd day at Gettysburg​

Died: July 2, 1863

Place of Death: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Cause of Death: Killed in battle shot to the head

Age at time of Death: 36 years old

Burial Place: Saint Marks Church in the Bowery, Manhattan, New York
 
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Augustus Van Horne Ellis

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Born: May 1, 1827

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Father: Dr. Samuel Corp Ellis 1803 – 1874

Mother: Elizabeth Van Horn 1805 – 1896

Education:

Graduated from Columbia University​

Occupation before War:

Attorney in New York City, New York​
Merchant Sea Captain​
Some say he became the Captain of the Kingdom of Hawaii Navy​

Civil War Career:

1861: Captain of Company I, 71st New York Infantry Regiment​
1861: Served in the First Battle of Bull Run, Virginia​
1861: Drillmaster for the 56th New York Infantry RegimentView attachment 364920
1861 – 1862: Captain in 56th New York Infantry Regiment​
1862: Helped recruit a Union Army Regiment from Orange County, New York​
1862 – 1863: Colonel of 124th New York Infantry Regiment​
1863: Regimental Commander for 1st time at Battle of Chancellorsville​
1863: Served in the Pursuit of the Confederate Army to Pennsylvania​
1863: Led 279 men onto the field at Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania​
1863: Pitched his men forward on 2nd day of Gettysburg Triangle Field​
1863: Shot and Killed by a gun shot to his head, on the 2nd day at Gettysburg​

Died: July 2, 1863

Place of Death: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Cause of Death: Killed in battle shot to the head

Age at time of Death: 36 years old

Burial Place: Saint Marks Church in the Bowery, Manhattan, New York
One of the many heroes of the 2nd day of combat. Threw his regiment into the thick of the Confederate tide.
 
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He was asked by congressman Charles Van Wyck to help train the raw recruits. Thats how he became drillmaster and captain in the 56th New York. This congressman later became a brigadier general in the Civil War.
 
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His 124th New York were given the nickname the "Orange Blossoms" by Ellis at Chancellorsville. I assume because the regiment was raised in Orange County New York? By the way this regiment lost 40% of its strength at Chancellorsville.
 
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When he was shot in the head at Gettysburg he, along with the other field officers, were mounted on horses. His major , James Cromwell, said these words "The men must see us today". There is a painting by Don Troiani by that has that as a title and it dipicts Ellis and his regiment at Gettysburg.
 
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