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His family was of Swedish descent and had moved to the low country of France before his great-grandparents immigrated to Maryland in Eli attended classes from to He also assisted at a local printing press as a printer's devil.
Inwhile on a trip to visit his aunt and uncle in Lafayette, Indianathe sixteen-year-old Lilly visited Henry Lawrence's Good Samaritan Drug Store, a local apothecary shop, where he watched Lawrence prepare pharmaceutical drugs.
In addition to learning to mix chemicals, Lawrence taught Lilly how to manage funds and operate a business. Inafter earning a certificate of proficiency from his apprenticeship, Lilly left the Good Samaritan to work for Israel Spencer and Sons, a wholesale and retail druggist in Lafayette, before moving to Indianapolis to take a position at the Perkins and Coons Pharmacy.
He opened his own drugstore in the city in Januaryand married Emily Lemon, the daughter of a Greencastle merchant, on January 31, He joined the 21st Indiana Eli lilly and company Regiment and mustered into service on July Lilly was commissioned as a second lieutenant on July 29, On August 3, the 21st Indiana reached Baltimore, Marylandwhere it remained for several months.
Lilly resigned his commission in December and returned to Indiana to form an artillery unit. He had recruitment posters created and posted them around Indianapolis, promising to form the "crack battery of Indiana".
Lilly was commissioned as a captain in the unit. The 18th Indiana mustered into service at Camp Morton in Indianapolis on August 6,and spent a brief time drilling before it was sent into battle under Major General William Rosecrans in Kentucky and Tennessee.
Lilly's artillery unit was transferred to the Lightning Brigadea mounted infantry under the command of Colonellater GeneralJohn T. Wilder on December 16, His only prior military experience had been in a Lafayette, Indiana, militia unit. Several of his artillerymen considered him too young and intemperate to command; however, despite his initial inexperience, Lilly became a competent artillery officer.
His battery was instrumental in several important battles, including the Battle of Hoover's Gap in June and in the Second Battle of Chattanooga and the Battle of Chickamauga in September Forrest and held in a prisoner-of-war camp at Enterprise, Mississippi until his release in a prisoner exchange in January Lilly was promoted to colonel on June 4,and was stationed at Vicksburg, Mississippiin the spring of when the war ended.
He often used the atlas when telling war stories. During his term he helped organize an event that brought tens of thousands of Union war veterans, including Lilly's battery, together in Indianapolis for a reunion and a large parade.
Although the others recovered, Emily died on August 20,eight months pregnant with a second son, who was stillborn. The death devastated Lilly; he wrote to his family, "I can hardly tell you how it glares at me Emily is indeed dead. The plantation fell into disrepair and a drought caused its cotton crop to fail.
Lilly's business partner, unable to maintain the plantation because of the drought, disappeared with the venture's remaining cash. Lilly was forced to file for bankruptcy in In he began working for Patterson, Moore and Talbott, another medicinal wholesale company, before he moved to Illinois to establish a new business.
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