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Micro-film collection at the Young-Sanders Center website provides this info. Maybe you can confirm something there.

Source page: http://www.youngsanders.org/manuscript_resources.htm#E

Ellis, E. John and Thomas C. W. Family Papers, Mss. 136, 1829-1936. [Amite, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana; also Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Ohio] Location: Reels 21A and 22A, Confederate Military Manuscripts.

Ezekiel John Ellis and Thomas Cargill Warner Ellis were sons of Ezekiel Parke Ellis, a judge and state legislator from Amite, Louisiana. E. John and Thomas C. W. were practicing attorneys who were active in Louisiana politics. During the Civil War, E. John Ellis served as captain in the St. Helena Rebels, Company F, 16th Louisiana Infantry Regiment, Confederate States Army. He was captured at Missionary Ridge, Tennessee, in 1863 and imprisoned at Johnsonís Island Prison, Sandusky Bay, Ohio. Thomas C. W. Ellis enlisted in the Confederate States Army in 1862 and served as a captain in the 18th Louisiana Cavalry Battalion. After the Civil War, Thomas was elected to the Louisiana State Senate and served until 1868. E. John Ellis entered into law practice in 1867 and in 1874 was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. The following year, he and Thomas formed a law partnership with John McEnery, practicing in New Orleans. Thomas was appointed judge of the Civil District Court of New Orleans in 1888, and in 1898 Judge Ellis was elected to the chair of Admiralty and International Law at Tulane University in New Orleans.

This collection consists of papers, 1829-1936 (bulk 1870-1920), of E. John and Thomas C. W. Ellis and family. Papers consist of correspondence, legal documents, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, and business papers of three generations of the Ezekiel Parke Ellis family of southeastern Louisiana. Politics occupy a large portion of the discussions in the correspondence of 1860-1861. Civil War correspondence, 1861-1865, of E. John Ellis includes letters written from various camps in Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Georgia, as well as those from Johnsonís Island Prison, Ohio. Letters of 1865-1866 concern family matters, travel, and Reconstruction politics.

A list of omissions from E. John and Thomas C. W. Ellis Family Papers, Mss. 136, 1829-1936, is provided on Reel 22, Frame 0190. Omissions consist of Folders 1-7, 1829-1859; Folders 15-end, 1867-1936; and Volumes 1-72.

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