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Kellogg, Edgar Romeyn 1842- Military officer; born in New York City, March 25, 1842; entered the army in April, 1861, as a sergeant in the 24th Ohio Infantry; was promoted to second lieutenant in October following; then resigned and enlisted as a private in the 16th United States Infantry. He was promoted to first lieutenant, Aug. 1, 1862: captain, Feb. 16, 1865; major of the 8th Infantry in 1888; lieutenant-colonel of the 10th Infantry in 1892; and colonel of the 6th Infantry, June 30, 1898; and was appointed a brigadier-general of volunteers, Oct. 1, 1898. In the Civil War he greatly distinguished himself in the battle of Murfreesboro and in the Atlanta campaign, and in the war with Spain (1898) he commanded the 10th United States Infantry in the battle of San Juan Hill, near Santiago de Cuba, on July 1.