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 Marcus Henry Kellogg

Marcus Henry Kellogg

Birth
Ontario, Canada
Death 25 Jun 1876 (aged 43)
Little Big Horn Battle Site, Big Horn County, Montana, USA
Burial Crow Agency, Big Horn County, Montana, USA
Plot Buried in mass grave at monument
Memorial ID 5810271 · View Source
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Civilian Reporter for the Bismarck (ND)Tribune, who accompanied General Custer's 7th Cavalry in 1876, and was killed with them at the Battle of the Little Big Horn.

Mark Kellogg was born in Brighton, Ontario, Canada, one of 10 children of Simeon Kellogg and Lorenda Whelpley Kellogg. Mark grew up in Waukegan, IL, where his father operated the Exchange Hotel. In 1858, he was an operator for the Northwestern Telegraph Co. Married Martha L. Robinson, 19 May 1861 in LaCrosse, WI. Two daughters: Cora Sue (born 5 Feb 1862) and Martha Grace (born 20 Aug 1863). Wife died on 17 May 1867, LaCrosse, WI. In 1873, Mark became a reporter for The Bismarck Tribune (North Dakota). He was the only reporter who accompanied Custer to the Little Big Horn Battle in 1876, and was killed on the flat near the river below Last Stand Hill, just before the Indian village. His body is believed buried in the mass grave at the battle monument. Mark's notes were found on the battlefield, and have been published in several books.


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  • Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
  • Added: 29 Sep 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5810271
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Marcus Henry Kellogg (31 Mar 1833–25 Jun 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5810271, citing Custer National Cemetery, Crow Agency, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Kit and Morgan Benson (contributor 46483611) .