Footnote's Civil War Collection (they are still offering free access for a few more days), I viewed Elisha's Civil War file. He officially enlisted 8 March 1862 in Macon, Georgia for the duration of the war. I wonder if he was like many, and thought the war would be a short one. Elisha survived and was present for the entire war, with the exception of a couple of months or so in 1864 when he fractured his humerus (bone between shoulder and elbow) and was furloughed to heal and recuperate.
Ancestry says this regiment fought at Appomattox April 4-6, and they surrendered there on the 9th. I'd say he was there.
Had I foreseen these results of subjugation,
I would have preferred to die at Appomattox.
- Robert E. Lee
I wonder, how did Elisha feel?