Elisha Soule was a farmer. He enlisted with Company G of the 19th C.V.I. (later the 2nd Heavy Artillery) on August 20, 1862. At the Battle of Cedar Creek on October 19, 1864, Soule was shot through the top of his head by a musket ball, which left a fragment of skull in his cap. He was found that night, still alive but “stripped of everything” of value. Soule died the next morning. He was survived by his wife, Almira L. (Williams) Soule.