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William Ellis

Birthdate: (41)
Birthplace: England
Death: February 1, 1875 (41)
Place of Burial: San Bernardino, California, USA
Managed by: Marvin Caulk, (C)
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About William Ellis

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to First Sergeant William Ellis, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 14 January 1865, while serving with Company K, 3d Wisconsin Cavalry, in action at Dardanelles, 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.

Action Date: January 14, 1865

Service: Army

Rank: First Sergeant

Company: Company K

Division: 3d Wisconsin Cavalry

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February 1, 1875
Age 41
San Bernardino, California, USA