A poke in January from James Silliman set me on the path to greatly improve my collection of information about the soldiers of the ill-fated 16th Connecticut Infantry on the Maryland Campaign of 1862. Among several fine photographs he sent me from his collection is this one of Robert Hale Kellogg.

He was an 18 year old Private at Antietam and was promoted to Sergeant of Company A, then Sergeant Major of the regiment in 1863.

After his experience as a prisoner of war in 1864 he wrote Life and Death in Rebel Prisons: Giving a Complete History of the Inhuman and Barbarous Treatment of Our Brave Soldiers by Rebel Authorities, Inflicting Terrible Suffering and Frightful Mortality, Principally at Andersonville, Ga., and Florence, S.C. (1867) – GoogleBooks offers a copy online.

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