Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Henry Martin Kellogg

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Henry Martin Kellogg.

Brith: Jan. 10, 1834.
Death: May 20, 1863. Parent: Elam Kellogg (1795 - 1872.)
Wife: Amanda Sarah Whiting Kellogg Bardwell (1834 - 1906.)
Child: Harry Whiting Kellogg (1861 - 1952.)
Burial:Shelburne Center Cemetery, Shelburne, Franklin County, Massachusetts.
Plot: Right Side of Gate Row 3

The following was taken from the 33rd, Illinois Infantry Regimental History.

Captain Henry Matin Kellogg's Death, May 20, 1863..

Capt. Kellogg, Company C, had a strong presentiment that he would be killed in making this passage, and he coolly arranged all his business matters with his Orderly Sergeant, appointing him his administrator, and desiring his body to be sent home. I saw him just as we began the passage and he was cool and courageous as ever. We moved by the right flank across the railroad on the double-quick, where, to my surprise, we were not fired upon. We then filed to the left and attempted to pass into the next hollow over the lowest and least exposed point, and though we were now nearly concealed by a thicket, we received a heavy volley of grapeshot right in our midst. I looked around to see who of our brave boys had fallen ; but all appeared to have escaped. A few yards further on, as we descended into the hollow, an officer close to me fell dead; it was Capt. Kellogg. .

Capt. Kellogg's body was taken by Sergt. Bush on the 21st to Young's Point on the Mississippi in an effort to send it home ; but this being found impossible, it was buried on the river bank there, and efforts made some months later to find the grave were not successful.  He is one of many victims of the war who "sleep in unknown graves". 

His service record. 

Henry Martin Kellogg, First Lieutenant, 33rd., Illinois Infantry, Co. C., Residence Bloomington, Enlisted August 30, 1861, Promoted Captain January 24, 1862.  Killed in action May 20, 1863, at Vicksburg, Mississippi.

1 comment:

Don Kelloway said...

Capt. Henry Martin Kellogg was my great-great-great-grandfather.