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Federal (USA)


William Lucius Kellogg

(1841 - 1897)

Home State: Ohio

Command Billet: Company Commander

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd and 10th United States Infantry

Before Antietam

He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the 10th Infantry 5 Aug 1861. He saw action in Company command on the Peninsula earlier in 1862, and was slightly wounded during the Seven Days.

On the Campaign

He commanded Company I of the 10th, which was attached to the 2nd Infantry under 1st Lieutenant John S. Poland at Antietam.

The rest of the War

After Antietam he was assigned to the Brigade Staff, and was promoted to 1st Lieutenant (Co. B, 13 Mar 1863). He was detached on recruiting duty from September 1863 through February 1865, having been made Captain 1 Jan 1864. He was recognized for "gallant and meritorious service" at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg by brevets to 1st Lieutenant, Captain and Major by war's end.

After the War

A long-career soldier, he was appointed Major of the 19th US Infantry 15 Sept 1884 after almost 20 years' post-War service. He was promoted Lieutenant Colonel of the 5th US 14 July 1890, and Colonel of the Regiment on 30 Jan 1895.

References & notes

Service information above from Heitman1, command role from Reese2.

More on the Web

A photo of his gravestone is online, thanks to USGenWeb.


1841 in OH


04/17/1897; burial in Oakdale Cemetery, Jefferson, OH


1   Heitman, Francis Bernard, Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, 2 volumes, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1903, pg. 589  [AotW citation 860]

2   Reese, Timothy J., Sykes' Regular Infantry Division, 1861-1864: A History of Regular United States Infantry Operations in the Civil War's Eastern Theater, Jefferson (NC): McFarland&Company, Inc., 1990, pg. 386  [AotW citation 861]