Courtesy of Derick S. Hartshorn, April 2007:
ELLEN, JAMES B., Sergeant, Company D, 30th Regiment, North Carolinas Troops Resided in Wake County where he enlisted at age 17, September 2, 1861. Mustered in as Private. Promoted to Sergeant on August 20, 1862. Present or accounted for until wounded in the right lung and captured at Kelly's Ford, Virginia, November 7, 1863. Hospitalized at Washington, D.C., where he died on December 9, 1863, of wounds. [NCT 8:355]
ELLEN, JAMES B
SGT D 30 NC INF
- DATE OF DEATH: 12/09/1863
- BURIED AT: SECTION CONF SITE 224
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