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Thomas Foulds Ellsworth

Date of birth: November 12, 1840
Date of death: August 29, 1911
Burial location: Altadena, California
Place of Birth: Massachusetts, Ipswich
Home of record: Boston Massachusetts


Medal of Honor

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Awarded for actions during the Civil War

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Captain (Infantry) Thomas Foulds Ellsworth, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 30 November 1864, while serving with Company B, 55th Massachusetts Colored Infantry, in action at Honey Hill, South Carolina. Under a heavy fire Captain Ellsworth carried his wounded commanding officer from the field.

General Orders: Date of Issue: November 18, 1895

Action Date: November 30, 1864

Service: Army

Rank: Captain

Company: Company B

Division: 55th Massachusetts Colored Infantry