If you’re a fan of Morning Bray Farm’s Ellsworth, here’s a bit of trivia for you.

Col. Elmer E. Ellsworth was the first Union officer to be killed during the Civil War. (I love his name.)

Shot by an innkeeper while taking down a Confederate flag in Alexandria, Virginia, Ellsworth became a martyr for the Union cause.

From Wikipedia:

In 1860, Ellsworth went to Springfield, Illinois, to work with Abraham Lincoln. He studied law in Lincoln’s office and helped Lincoln with his 1860 campaign for president.

Here’s the part I like the best:

Ellsworth was only 5′ 6″ tall, but Lincoln called Ellsworth “the greatest little man I ever met.”

Sounds like another Ellsworth we know and love, doesn’t it? ♥