Daniel Ellis was a life-long resident of East Tennessee, a wagon maker by trade and a veteran of the Mexican War. Appalled by the secession of his home state in 1861, Ellis became a Union scout. Over the course of the war, he helped thousands of men through enemy lines and into the ranks of the Union Army. This exciting autobiographical account takes the reader on a harrowing peregrination through Tennessee's fording rivers, scaling mountains, sleeping in caves and trekking through the woods with Confederate bush-whackers hot on your heels. Ellis' story is replete with close calls and daring escapes. Heritage Books is proud to offer this worthy addition to the body of Civil War history, complete with all of the original illustrations and enhanced by a new index of full names.
(1867, 2000), 2022, 5½x8½, paper, index, 434 pp.