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

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

The remainder 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, Sources, and other 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, <http://cdm16635.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/search/collection/p16635coll12/>, Source page: pg. 4924  [AotW citation 5961]

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