The best account of Ellis' wartime activities remains his Thrilling Adventures of Daniel Ellis...
Editions: 1. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1867
2. Lexington: Lost Cause Press, 1968 (microcard; Travels in the Confederate States series)
3. Freeport, NY: Books for Libraries Press, 1971 (Black Heritage Library Collection)
4. Johnson City, TN: Don & Mignon, 1974 (edition limited to 500 copies)
5. Johnson City, TN: Overmountain Press, 1989 (includes Biographical Sketch [pp. 430a-430b] and
Index [pp. 431-438])
6. Woodbridge, CT: Research Publications, 1992 (microfiche: Selected Americana from Sabin's
Dictionary of Books Relating to America, from its Discovery to the Present Time series).
7. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, Inc., 2000 (paperback).
A more succinct version appeared as:
------. "Capt. Dan Ellis's Story: The Adventurous Career of a Loyal East Tennessean." The National Tribune 12,
no. 14 (3 November 1892): 2, through 12, no. 43 (25 May 1893): 8.
Also of use:
U.S. Congress. Senate. Petition of Captain Daniel Ellis, Praying Compensation for Services
Rendered in Recruiting for the Union Army in East Tennessee During the Rebellion. S.
Misc. Doc. 6. 40th Cong., 1st sess., 1867.
A view of Ellis by friendly contemporaries is found in
Scott, Samuel W., and Samuel P. Angel. History of the Thirteenth Regiment, Tennessee
Volunteer Cavalry, U.S.A. Philadelphia: P.W. Ziegler, 1904 (and numerous reprints): 423-
446, and others.
Accounts of trips through the lines with Ellis are found in the writings of two popular
New York Tribune war correspondents and Salisbury Prison escapees:
Browne, Junius Henri. Four Years in Secessia: Adventures Within and Beyond the Union Lines.
Hartford: O.D. Case, 1865 (and numerous reprints): 403-428.
Richardson, Albert D. The Secret Service, the Field, the Dungeon, and the Escape. Hartford, CT:
American Publishing Co., 1865 (and numerous reprints): 487-505.
The most comprehensive source may be
Ellis, Allen. "Yankee Captain Daniel Ellis: The Old Red Fox of East Tennessee." Blue & Gray
Magazine 9, no. 4 (April 1992): 28-32, 34.
A compilation of most found references is:
Ellis, Allen. "Captain Daniel Ellis: An Annotated Bibliography." Bulletin of Bibliography 53, no.
4 (December 1996): 369-377 (an update is in progress).
The best military history of the Civil War in East Tennessee is:
Fisher, Noel Charles. War at Every Door: Partisan Politics and Guerrilla Violence
in East Tennessee, 1860-1869. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1997:
Information on Daniel Ellis can also be found in the following books, periodicals, newspapers, government documents, theses, websites, fiction, etc. :
Arthur, John Preston. A History of Watauga County North Carolina. Johnson City, TN: Overmountain Press, 1992
(original edition, 1915): 227.
Beals, Carleton. War Within a War: The Confederacy Against Itself. Philadelphia: Chilton, 1965: 59.
Bell Massacre Historic Spot at Limestone Cove in Unicoi County, Tennessee. N.p.,n.d.
Brown, Louis A. The Salisbury Prison: A Case Study of Confederate Military Prisons, 1861-
1865. Rev. & enlarged ed. Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot, 1992: facing p.93; p. 98-99, 327,
Campbell, Howard N. Watauga: An Unusual History of the Watauga, Tennessee Area, the
Birthplace of Democracy in the World As We Know It Today. Kingsport, TN: Arcata Graphics, 1986: 1.
Clark, Robert. Unbridled Courage. Centerville, IA: Oscar Publishing Co., 2000: 142.
Cooper, George. Lost Love: A True Story of Passion, Murder, and Justice in Old New York.
New York: Pantheon Books, 1994: 72, 262.
Cornwell, Cynthia Ann. Beside the Waters of the Buffalo: A History of Milligan College to
1941. Milligan College, TN: Milligan College History Project, 1989:176.
Coulter, E. Merton. Travels in the Confederate States: A Bibliography. Norman: University
of Oklahoma Press, 1948 (and numerous reprints): 87-88.
Crow, Vernon H. Storm in the Mountains: Thomas' Confederate Legion of Cherokee Indians
and Mountaineers. Cherokee, NC: Press of the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, 1982:
242 (n28), 265.
Crowe, Dan. The Horseshoe People. Johnson City, TN: Don and Mignon, 1976. Rev. ed., Sabre Printers, 1981: 20-21.
Crowe, Dan. The History of Siam Baptist Church. Johnson City, TN: Don and Mignon, 1973: 11.
Crozier, Emmet. Yankee Reporters, 1861-1865. New York: Oxford University Press, 1956 (Reprinted, Greenwood
Press, 1973): 401-403.
Current, Richard Nelson. Lincoln's Loyalists: Union Soldiers From the Confederacy. Boston: Northeastern University
Press, 1992: 47.
Davis, Washington. Camp-Fire Chats of the Civil War .... Chicago: The Coburn
Publishing Co, 1884: 307-309.
Dornbusch, C.E. Military Bibliography of the Civil War. New York: The New York
Public Library, 1967, vol 2: 172.
Dugger, Shepherd M. The War Trails of the Blue Ridge. Banner Elk, NC: Shepherd M.
Dugger, 1932: 111.
Dyer, Gustavus W., and John Trotwood Moore, comps. The Tennessee Civil War Veterans
Questionnaires. Easley, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1985: vol.1, p.68.
Dykeman, Wilma. The French Broad. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1955 (and numerous other editions): 122.
------. Tennessee: A Bicentennial History. New York: W.W. Norton, 1975: 94-95.
Edwards, R.M. “Down the Tennessee”: The Mexican War Reminiscences of an East Tennessee Volunteer ...
(edited by Stewart Lilliard). Charlotte, NC: S. Lillard, 1997: 120.
Eicher, David J. The Civil War in Books: An Analytical Bibliography. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1997: 283.
Ellis, Allen W. "Ellis, Daniel." In Encyclopedia USA: The Encyclopedia of the United
States of America Past & Present, ed. Donald Whisenhunt, vol. 26. Academic
International Press, 1999: 232-234.
Ellis, Allen W. Index to Samuel W. Scott and Samuel P. Angel's History of the Thirteenth
Regiment, Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry, U.S.A. Highland Heights, KY: Northern
Kentucky University, 1989: 14.
Ellis, Edward S. Low Twelve: ‘By Their Deeds Ye Shall Know Them.’ A Series of Striking and Truthful Incidents
Illustrative of the Fidelity of Free Masons to One Another in Times of Distress and Danger. NY: Macoy
Publishing, 1907: 222-223, 225.
Ellis, Margaret. Joseph Ellis and Charlotte Redwine. n.p.: The Author, 1996.
Fields, Orville T. Cemeteries of Carter County Tennessee. Privately printed, 1976: 68.
Gowen, Emmett. "Dan Ellis and the Mountain Trail." In True Civil War Stories, edited by Joseph
Millard. Greenwich, CT: Fawcett Publications, 1961: 185-200.
Greene County History Book Committee. Historic Greene County Tennessee and Its People,
1783-1992. Waynesville, NC: Don Mills, Inc., 1992: 183.
Hale, Will T., and Dixon L. Merritt. A History of Tennessee and Tennesseans. Chicago: Lewis
Publishing Co., 1913, v. 3: 673.
Hardin, Rozella. From a Window on Hattie Avenue. Johnson City, TN: Royal Printing Company,
[1993?]: 88, 101-102.
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Brothers, 1912: 243-244.
Hauptman, Laurence M. Between Two Fires: American Indians in the Civil War. NY The Free Press,
1995: Photographic plates section; 222.
Hendrix, Violet Hendricks. The Hendrix Family of Carter County, Tennessee: Descendents [sic]
of John Hendrix, 1756-1846, As Known to the Editor in December 1975, Compiled and
Edited by Violet Hendricks Hendrix From a Comparison of County Records, Census
Records, War Records, Family Records, and Other Sources. Kingsport, TN: Privately
Printed, 1976: 47, 49.
History of Johnson County, 1986. Sesquicentennial Edition. [Johnson, City, TN]: Johnson County Historical Society, 1986: 119, 289.
Holley, George W. David Preston Sherfy: Kinsman and Cavalryman. Knoxville: Earthtide Publications, 1986: 67.
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Humes, Thomas William. The Loyal Mountaineers of Tennessee. Johnson City, TN:
Overmountain Press, 1998 (originally published Knoxville: Ogden Brothers, 1888): 389.
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Southern Appalachia." In The Civil War in Appalachia: Collected Essays, edited by
Kenneth W. Noe and Shannon H. Wilson. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press,
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Unionists in the Civil War South. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2001: 61
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Company, 1897 (and numerous editions and reprints. 1st ed. was 1883, titled Deeds of
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Knoxville: University of Tennessee, 1996: 98-99, 340.
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1985: 61, 93, 105.
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------. Later History of Carter County: 1865-1980. Carter County TN: Homecoming '86
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Spoden, Muriel M.C. Kingsport Heritage: The Early Years, 1700 to 1900. Johnson City, TN:
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------. Notable Men of Tennessee from 1833 to 1875, Their Times and Their
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and Then 10, no.2 (Summer 1993): 47.
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Newsletter 8, no.3 (Summer 1986): 38.
Ellis, Allen. "Additions and Corrections to the Daniel Ellis Cemetery Listings." The Ellis Cousins
Newsletter 10, no. 4 (Fall 1988): 66.
------. "The Ellis Family Cemetery." Tennessee Ancestors 8, no. 1 (April 1992): 54-56.
------. "The Lost Adventures of Daniel Ellis." The
Journal of East Tennessee History no. 74 (2002): 58-68.
Ellis, Allen W. "Thrilling Adventures of Daniel Ellis: An Index and Biographical Sketch."
Tennessee Ancestors 3, no. 1 (April 1987): 17-24, 61.
Ellis, Bill, and Carol Ellis, et al. "The Colorful Life of Captain Daniel Ellis of Carter Co. Tenn."
The Ellis Cousins Newsletter 10, no.1 (Winter 1988): 4.
------. "A Genealogical Compendium of Radford Ellis Names." The Ellis Cousins Newsletter
8, no. 2 (Spring 1986): 17, 21.
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1951): 38-38, 80-84.
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Historical Society's Publications no. 2 (1930): 68-69.
"Mrs. and Dan Ellis." The Watauga Spinnerette 24, no. 3 (April 1949): 10+
Nave, Robert T. "James Lacey Bible." Bulletin of the Watauga Association of Genealogists –
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Tennessee Historical Society's Publications no. 20 (1948): 82.
Review. “Thrilling Adventures of DANIEL ELLIS ...” The Atlantic Monthly 19, no. 116 (June
1867): 761, 762. On the web at:
Review. “Thrilling Adventures of Daniel Ellis, etc., etc.” Harper’s New Monthly
no. 207 (August 1867): 400-401.
Robertson, James I., Jr. "The War in Words" (column). Civil War Times Illustrated (April 1977): 50.
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(Winter 1974): 64n.
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Smith, Marion O. "The C.S. Nitre and Mining Bureau of East Tennessee." East Tennessee
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Bulletin of the Watauga Association of Genealogists - Upper East Tennessee 19, no. 1
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Strasser, William A. "'A Terrible Calamity Has Befallen Us': Unionist Women in Civil War East
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“Union Spy Capt. Daniel Ellis Was the Inspiration for Current Best-Seller ‘Cold Mountain.’” The
Ellis Cousins Newsletter. 20, no. 2 (Spring [April/May] 1998): 21.
"`Walk of Journalists' -- Escape Remembered." The Civil War News (January/February 1990):
Wolfe, Margaret Ripley. "Between Slavery and Suffrage." Now and Then, 10, no. 2 (Summer
Antes, William. "Praising Dan Ellis" (Letter to Editor). The National Tribune 12, no. 30 (23 February 1893): 4.
Bowers, Jonathan B. "General Morgan's Death: A Comrade Who Vouches for The Truthfulness
of Capt. Dan Ellis" (Letter to Editor). The National Tribune 12, no. 30 (5 January 1893): 4.
Brownlow, John B. "Capt. Ellis's Story a True One" (Letter to Editor). The National Tribune 12,
no. 23 (5 January 1893): 4.
-------. "Dan Ellis's Story" (Letter to Editor). The National Tribune 12, no. 31 (2 March 1893): 4.
Camp, G.L. "Dan Ellis' Story" (Letter to Editor). The National Tribune 12, no. 27 (2 February 1893): 4.
“Dan Ellis on the Warpath.” Herald and Tribune (Jonesboro, TN) (27 August 1885): 3
Ellis, Daniel. "A Correction: A Great Injustice Done to a Patriotic Union Soldier" The National
Tribune 12, no. 39 (27 April 1893): 4.
Gilmore, James R. In April, 1890, Gilmore announced an intention to write about Ellis for the
New York World and the New York Sun, and, eventually, a biography. These works, if
completed, are unseen by this compiler.
Hardin, Rozella. "Captain Dan Ellis, War Hero, Writer, Farmer, Carriagemaker," "Captain Ellis Patriarch of Large Family," etc. Elizabethton Star (Elizabethton, TN) (5 January 1975): B1-B2.
------. "Dan Ellis Known As 'The Old Red Fox'." Elizabethton Star (Elizabethton, TN) (23 February 23, 1986): 8.
------. “New Judd Book Presents Drama of Bridge Burners in Civil War.” Elizabethton Star
(Elizabethton, TN) (9 February 1997): 7A.
Light, James. "Death of Gen. Morgan: A Comrade Says Capt. Ellis is Off in the Date He was Killed" (Letter to Editor), The
National Tribune 12, no. 33 (16 March 1893): 4.
Loftis, H.D. "Loyal Southrons: Another Comrade Indorses Capt. Dan Ellis's Story of Hardship" (Letter to Editor). The
National Tribune 12, no. 31 (2 March 1893): 4.
Marlow, H. Clay. "A Comrade's Criticisms" (Letter to Editor). The National Tribune 12, no. 26
(26 January 1893): 4.
The Mountaineer was an Elizabethton, Tennessee newspaper (now the Elizabethton Star) in which Daniel Ellis was frequently mentioned. I am indebted to E. Keith Johnson of Mountain Home, TN, among whose assistance has been to send me a number of photocopies of such mentions. For example: Ellis being one of several citizens buying a sewing machine from Samuel P. Angel (24 October 1879); Ellis on a bear hunt (1 November 1894); Ellis in Grand Army of the Republic Decoration Day activities (8 May 1896); Ellis' name on a GAR resolution honoring Captain Landon Carter on his passing (29 May 1896); Ellis attending, delivering an address at, and being recognized for his Mexican War service at a 13th Cavalry reunion in Butler, TN (16 October 1896, p.1); Ellis being "a visitor here" (Elizabethton? The Mountaineer offices?) (11 May 1900); and Ellis mentioned in an advertisement for Scott and Angel's History of the Thirteenth Regiment, and being visited by William Ellis of Elk Park, NC (15 August 1902).
The National Tribune. "In Corroboration: Statements of Gov. Johnson and Senator David T. Patterson in Regard to East
Tennessee Outrages." The National Tribune 12, no. 43 (25 May 1893): 8.
"New Book." Union Flag (Jonesborough, TN) (26 April 1867): ?
Obituary. "Capt. Dan Ellis Dead." The Comet (Johnson City, TN) (9 January 1908): 3.
------. "Scout Dan Ellis Taken by Death." Knoxville Sentinel (8 January 1908): 10.
P., R. "The Loyal Mountaineers" (Letter to Editor). The National Tribune 12, no. 25 (19 January 1893): 4.
Prime, William C. "Dan Ellis's Story" (Letter to Editor). The National Tribune 12, no. 31 (2
March 1893): 4.
Rengers, Carrie. “Thrilling Adventures Revisited.” Arkansas Democrat Gazette (Little Rock, AR)
(3 April 1998): 8E.
"Reunion of the Boys in Blue." This is a photocopy of typescript obtained by the compiler that
states, "The following articles are from a newspaper, The Erwin Weekly Magnet, and
were copied from Microfilm Reel No. 1 of Erwin Newspapers located in the Erwin Public
Library by Carolyn D. Miller."
Review. "The Thrilling Adventures of Daniel Ellis..." New York Times (1 April 1867): 2.
Smead, D.W. "Sam McQueen's Capture: How He Tried to Escape and Met His Death at the Hands of Dan Ellis's Men"
The National Tribune 12, no. 38 (20 April 1893): 4.
Symonds, George W. “In and Out through the Lines. The Adventures of Captain Dan Ellis, the
Celebrated Union Scout -- His Bravery, Sufferings and Escapes -- Life in the Mountains –
Martyrs to the Cause -- A Career of Romance.” Philadelphia Weekly Times (Philadelphia,
PA) 1, no. 41 (8 December 1887): 1
Wesson, S.D. "A Hard Crowd" (Letter to Editor). The National Tribune 12, no. 32 (9 March
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sess., 1897: 1.
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War of the Rebellion, Named Therein, and For Other Purposes. S. 863. 53d Cong., 1st
sess., 1893: 4.
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Pensioner, the Cause for Which Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension
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U.S. Statutes at Large. XV (Dec. 1867-March 1869). "An Act for the Relief of Captain Dan
Ellis," July 3, 1868.
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thesis, University of Tennessee, 1965: 42-43.
Whelan, Paul A. "Unconventional Warfare in East Tennessee, 1861-1865." Master's thesis, University of Tennessee,
1963: 48n, 122-123, 128n, 138n.
Williams, Cratis Dearl. "The Southern Mountaineer in Fact and Fiction." PhD. diss., New York
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Coleman, Ruby. "Both Sides of
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