24 May 2013

NMAM: Ellis Eckman

Ellis Eckman is our featured veteran today as we come to a close of National Military Appreciation Month. Ellis served in the Civil War in the 13th Infantry.

This (above) pension application reveals that Ellis served in the H 13th US Infantry and the Rec. Party Gen. Ser. USA. He applied initially for his pension on 30 August 1894. His widow - Emma J. Eckman - applied on 28 August 1897.
Ellis and Emma are such common names in the Eckman Family and since I randomly chose him from a database on Ancestry.com, I simply cannot - at this moment - confirm any additional information.
National Archives and Records Administration. U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Returns from Regular Army Infantry Regiments, June 1821 - December 1916; Microfilm Serial: M665; Roll: 144.
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.