Yes sir, James W. Ellis survived the war. After being severely wounded at Murfreesboro, he was deemed to be unfit for field service, and spent the latter part of the war as an ordnance clerk, and later as a courier. After the war he returned to his home in Hempstead County, where he lived for the rest of his life. He died on December 21, 1926. He applied for and received a Confederate pension in 1915.