Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!==Origin== Elmer Ellsworth’s claim to fame is being the first person, Union soldier or otherwise, killed during the American Civil War. Ellsworth functioned as a drill sergeant and based many of his drills off the Zouaves, French infantry in North Africa reputed for their fighting efficiency. A personal friend of Abraham Lincoln, Ellsworth recruited the 11th New York Regiment through volunteer firefighters, better known as the “Fire Zouaves”. Ellsworth was stationed in the capital when he spied a Confederate flag flying in defiance across the river in Alexandria. His platoon of men charged across the Potomac and seized most of the town’s critical infrastructure, preparing to remove the flag from a local inn. However, the owner, a hard-strung secessionist, realized what Ellsworth was doing and shot him point blank with a shotgun round. Upon hearing the news, Lincoln ordered his friend’s body to be honored in the White House and became a rallying point for many Union regiments. Summary: Please note that all contributions to the Warehouse 13 Artifact Database Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://warehouse-13-artifact-database.fandom.com/wiki/Elmer_Ellsworth’s_Kepi"