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Collection of George Ellis, First Lieutenant, Company I, 12th Kansas Infantry materials

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P132


Biography of George Ellis written in 1953 by Howard C. Raynesford titled George Ellis, First Lieutenant, Company I, 12th Kansas Infantry. Ellis served as Lieutenant in the Kansas Infantry during the Civil War and was killed in battle. Ellis County and the town of Ellis in Kansas was named in his honor. Also included is a genealogy of the Ellis family, a photograph, and a photocopy of his military commission. Raynesford also gives a brief account of the naming of counties in western Kansas.


  • Creation: 1862, 1953


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Biography of George Ellis

Ellis served with the border patrol between Kansas and Missouri before the Civil War. In 1862 he served as First Lieutenant of Company I, of the 12th Kansas Infantry. His company was first stationed at Olathe, then moved to Lawrence, where they were located during during Quantrill's Raid. He was killed at the Battle of Jenkins Ferry, May 1, 1864.


1 folder (Copy of typed manuscript, photograph, and photocopy of military commission.)

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Physical Location

RH MS P132

Separated Materials

A mimeographed copy of the manuscript is also available in the Kansas Collection at RH E441.

Guide to the Howard C. Raynesford Collection
Collection of George Ellis, First Lieutenant, Company I, 12th Kansas Infantry materials
kpz 16 February 1973; mg 2004
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Finding aid written in English.
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Howard C. Raynesford Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS P132, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States