Mustered into service as a Private on July 29th, 1861
Buried Olive Hill Cemetery, Owen County Indiana
Private Welty was wounded at the Battle of Antietam on September 17th, 1862 and would later be discharged from the service for disability.
He filed for a pension in May of 1863.
In 1894 his widow stated that Elijah died from disease contracted while in service.