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L.H. Ellingwood

L.H. Ellingwood

Federal (USV)


Lyman Haskell Ellingwood

(1839 - 1911)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 15th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 22, a clerk from Beverly when commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in July 1861. Promoted 1st Lieutenant 17 January 1862. He was in Company F.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862, and promoted to Captain in command of the Company on the 18th.

The rest of the War

Commissioned Major of the regiment, but not mustered at that rank 4 July 1863. Wounded in action 27 November 1863 at Mine Run, VA. Dishonorably dismissed by War Department Special Order #169 of 6 May 1864.

References & notes

Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1. Photograph from one at the USAMHI2.






1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pp. 171 - 176  [AotW citation 5777]

2   US Army, Military History Institute (USAMHI), Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS)-Massachusetts Photograph Collection, Published 2009, <>, Source page: pg. 4924  [AotW citation 5961]