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James F. Ellington

- Oct 27, 1862

Cemetery: Memory Hill
East Side, Section F, Lot 3, Grave 1
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Inscription and Notes:

Death date and died of pulmonary disease per obituary.
Identity per A/D and full name of James F., per RCSG and obituary.
Military Service: Confederate States of America
Military Service: Seminole War
Military Service: Mexican War
Co H 4th Ga. Seminole & Mex.Wars per A/D. Was with General Walker in his Nicaraguan Revolution, per obituary.

James F. Ellington


November 11, 1862
Confederate Union

  JAMES F. ELLINGTON, died in this city on the 27th of October, of pulmonary disease. He was a member of the Baldwin Blues, and had been in service more than a year, when he was so enfeebled by disease as to be compelled to ask for a discharge, which he obtained. His fellow soldiers say that he was a true soldier, ever at his post, and ever willing to do his duty, so long as he was physically able to discharge it. He was a soldier of three wars. He served in the Mexican war, and saw much hard service, though engaged in no battle. He was with General Walker in his Nicaraguan Revolution, and while there, no doubt from hardship and exposure, prepared his constitution for the inroads of that subtle disease which terminated his life. He was a printer by profession and one of the thousands of that class who leave the case to shoulder a musket, when ever the country calls. Like all other men he had some faults; but withal he was an honest and peaceable man. "After life's'  fitful fever he sleeps well." 

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