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Elmer Ephraim Ellsworth

December 24, 2020
By Anonymous

(1837-1861)

Colonel Elmer Ephraim Ellsworth isn't very well known, but he's actually a really cool guy. he was a close personal friend of Abraham Lincoln and the first to die in the American civil war. he was killed while taking down a confederate flag from the marshal house inn in Alexandria Virginia, and was laid to rest in the white house. at his funeral, Abraham Lincoln said, "the greatest man i ever did meet." he also studied law under lincoln. later, "Remember Ellsworth!" became a rallying call among troops in the civil war. Prior to the war, Elsworth was married to Carrie Spafford. he also helped lincoln run for the presidency. he was a drillmaster for the Rockford grays" a militia group. 


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sorry, i barely know a thing about writing historical nonfiction thingys.


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on Jul. 11 2021 at 12:10 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
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Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

ive written one ghost story but no horror(tho the darkness in my writing is horrifying)

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on May. 29 2021 at 10:16 pm
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
Love, because you can’t love your way out of the lunatic asylum, but it makes it more fun to be a lunatic.
--Me

Thank u so much for that history story u wrote for me! It is always hard to venture outside one's genre. I should try this also--I hardly ever write fantacy, horror, or science fiction, but i could tryy

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on May. 29 2021 at 10:14 pm
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
Love, because you can’t love your way out of the lunatic asylum, but it makes it more fun to be a lunatic.
--Me

Another amazing thing about him was surviving with so many Es in his name.