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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1860

Vol. II

(Born Pa.)

Josiah H. Kellogg

(Ap'd Pa.)


Born Oct. 1, 1836, Erie, PA.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1855, to July 1, 1860, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Dragoons, July 1, 1860.

Served: at the Cavalry School for Practice, Carlisle, Pa., 1860‑61;

(Second Lieut., 1st Dragoons, Jan. 8, 1861)

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in the

(First Lieut., 1st Dragoons, May 13, 1861: 1st Cavalry, Aug. 3, 1861)

Defenses of Washington, D. C., Dec., 1861, to Mar., 1862, being Adjutant, 1st Cavalry, Jan. 13 to May 20, 1862; in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign

(Captain, 1st Cavalry, May 20, 1862)

(Army of the Potomac), Mar. to Aug., 1862, being engaged in the Siege of Yorktown, Apr. 5 to May 4, 1862, — Battle of Williamsburg, May 4‑5, 1862, — Battle of Gaines's Mill, June 27, 1862, — Battle of Glendale, June 30, 1862, — and Battle of Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862; in the Maryland Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Sep. to Nov., 1862; in command of Regiment in the Rappahannock Campaign (Army of the Potomac),

(Colonel, 17th Pennsylvania Cavalry Volunteers, Nov. 19, 1862)

Dec., 1862, to June, 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Chancellorsville, May 2‑4, 1863, — Combat of Beverly Ford, June 9, 1863, — and several Skirmishes; in the Pennsylvania Campaign (Army of the Potomac), June‑July, 1863, being engaged in a Skirmish at Upperville, Va.,  p749 June 21, 1863, — Battle of Gettysburg, July 1, 1863, — Skirmish at Williamsport,

(Bvt. Major, July 3, 1863,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Gettysburg, Pa.)

Md., July 6, 1863, — Skirmishes at Boonsborough, July 8‑10, 1863, — Skirmish at Falling Waters, Va., July 14, 1863, — and March to Warrenton, Va., July, 1863; at Draft Depot, Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. 7, 1863, to Nov. 1, 1863; with Army of the Potomac in the field, Nov. 1, 1863, to Apr. 29, 1864; on sick leave of absence, Apr. 29 to Nov., 1864; in command of Regiment, Nov.‑Dec., 1864, being engaged on Raid to Gordonsville (commanding Cavalry Brigade), Nov., 1864; as Member of Board to examine Breech-loading Arms, at Springfield, Mas., Dec. 27, 1864, to Jan. 13, 1865; and before the Retiring Board at Wilmington,

(Resigned Volunteer Commission, Dec. 27, 1864)

Del., Jan. 13 to Feb. 6, 1865.

Retired from Active Service, Feb. 6, 1865,
for Disability Resulting from Long and Faithful Service, and Disease contracted in the Line of Duty.

Served: at the Military Academy, as Asst. Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy, Feb. 22, 1865, to Aug. 23, 1866; and by authority of the Law of July 28, 1866, as Professor of Civil Engineering and Military Tactics, at Rutgers College, New Brunswick, N. J., Aug. 30, 1866, to Feb. 21, 1870.

Vol. IV
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Retired officer.

Vol. V
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Civil History. — On duty at Wentworth Military Academy, Lexington, Mo., as Professor Military Science and Tactics, from May 1, 1900 to Jan. 3, 1902. — At Ouachita College, Arkadelphia, from January 3, 1902 to September 30, 1905.

(Major on Retired List, by Act of Congress, Oct. 1,º 1904.)

— Residence, Chicago, Ill.

Vol. VI
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Josiah Holcomb Kellogg, Born Oct. 1, 1836.)

Military History. —

Captain, 1st Cavalry, May 20, 1862.

Captain, U. S. A., Retired, Feb. 6, 1865, for Injuries in Line of Duty.

Major, U. S. A., on Retired List, April 23, 1904,
Act of April 23, 1904.

Since retirement, resided in Chicago, Ill.

Died, June 19, 1919, at Chicago, Ill.: Aged 82.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1920.º

Buried, Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, IL.

Thayer's Note:

a Col. Kellogg's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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