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American Civil War Soldier's Stories
William A. Elliott
Private William A. Elliott;
Company D, 3rd Colorado Cavalry;
Died 23Aug1922, 80.8 years of age

William A. Elliot enlisted on 19 Aug 1864 as a Private at age 22. He served a 100 day enlistment in the Colorado 3rd Cavalry regiment; 19 Aug 1864 to 30 Dec 1864.

While William A. Elliot was in service, the 3rd Colorado Cavalry regiment was engaged in the Sand Creek Massacre in which about 150 Cheyenne and Arapaho people, mainly women, children, and the elderly were killed. An infamous event in Colorado history.

Other information regarding William A. Elliott gleaned from the Boulder Genealogical Society Columbia Cemetery Burial Index, includes:
  • born 01 Nov 1841 in Kentucky
  • married Sarah J.; date, place, madien name unknown
  • 3 known children; 2 born in Iowa; 1 born in Colorado
  • resident in Colorado Territory before 1865
  • resident in Boulder County before 1880 census
  • occupation reported in census as farmer and ore miner
  • died 23 Aug 1922 at home in Boulder, Colorado

  • Boulder Genealogical Society, Columbia Cemetery Burial Index
  • Colorado Volunteers Transcript of Records Index
  • Historical Data Systems, Inc., Duxbury, MA 02331
  • NPS CWSSS Regimental Histories
  • NPS CWSSS Battle Summaries

  • Columbia Cemetery Civil War Headstone Conservation
    New American Civil War Headstones
    William A. Elliott
    A new US Department of Veterans' Affairs 'American Civil War' marker installed on 23 Nov 2002.
    Set on 10 x 13 x 2.5 inch dimensioned stone footing, leveled, and plumbed.
    [ Dimension sandstone provided by Tribble Stone, Boulder, CO 80302. ]

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