A brief look at a great visionary whom back in the day immigrated to America and would shape its history. The African American history during this time is quite unique also. Elihu died of his wounds a few days later, but Ellis was sent to the infamous Andersonville Prison where he survived 4 months and would have been present when the picture shown below was taken before being part of a prisoner exchange in the fall of 1864. Suffering from scurvy and so thin “he could push on his stomach and touch his backbone”.
African American history can be fascinating. Many of the African Americans settled down outside of America, in the Caribbean or even in the friendlier Northern States. When you come across an archive or a blog to research this topic then it’s imperative you know how to sift through vast amounts of data.