Here are the Ellers in about 1890 in a photograph probably taken near their home in Hurricane Township, Fayette County, Illinois. Nelson Alexander Eller was a Private in Company K, 4th North Carolina Infantry when he was captured in the battle at Sharpsburg, MD on 17 September 1862.

He survived a gunshot and two additional stints as a prisoner of war and sometime later went to Montgomery County, IL where he married Nancy Caroline McLain in December 1875. Their 5 children are all here.

Thanks to great-grandson Scott Leas for sharing this picture to the FamilySearch database.

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