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Major General Edward L. Logan

Edward L. Logan was born in Boston on 20 January 1875. Except while on active duty, he was a life-long resident of South Boston. He graduated from Boston Latin School in 1893, where he received his first military training in the cadet corps, and from Harvard in 1897.

On 30 November 1897 he enlisted in the 9th Infantry, Massachusetts Volunteer Militia. The 9th was the Irish-American militia unit of Boston and had earned a distinguished combat record in the Civil War. Within months, Logan was promoted to regimental sergeant major, the highest enlisted rank.

In May 1898, Logan mustered into Federal service when the 9th volunteered for active service in the Spanish-American War. The 9th participated in the Santiago Campaign in Cuba in July. This was Logans first combat experience.

He mustered out in November 1898 and entered Harvard Law School while remaining sergeant major of the 9th Infantry. He graduated in June 1901 and was also appointed as 2d Lieutenant in Company A, 9th Infantry, Massachusetts Volunteer Militia (later Massachusetts National Guard). Logan was promoted to 1st Lieutenant in 1903 and in October 1908 he took command of Company A as a captain.

During his service in the National Guard he attended weekly drills at the 9ths armory on West Newton St. in Boston and annual training at Camp Framingham. At the same time he was building his law practice and was appointed as the presiding judge of the South Boston Court. In 1911 he was promoted to major and the following year he took command of the 9th as its colonel.

In June 1916, Colonel Logan mustered his regiment for service in Texas when President Wilson called the National Guard into Federal service to protect the Southwest border from incursion by Mexican bandits. Logan whipped his regiment into shape during its service near El Paso, Texas.

The 9th was released from service in November 1916, however, four months later in March 1917, Colonel Logan was ordered to mobilize his regiment to guard vital installations just before the U.S. declared war on Germany. After several months of guard duty, the 9th was redesignated as the 101st U.S. Infantry Regiment and assigned to the 26th Yankee Division, organized from the National Guards of the New England states.

The 26th was the first complete U.S. Army division to deploy to France during World War I. Colonel Logan trained the 101st Infantry until March 1918 when the 26th Division went into combat. He led the 101st through six difficult and hard-fought campaigns. Colonel Logan took the 101st to Camp Devens in April 1919 where the regiment was relieved from active duty. Logan remained as the commander of the 101st Infantry for 18 months during its reorganization in the Massachusetts National Guard.

In January 1921 he was promoted to brigadier general and took command of the 1st Infantry Brigade. In March 1923 he was promoted to major general as commanding general of the 26th Division. As its first post-war commander, General Logan was responsible for reorganizing and training the division as a completely Massachusetts unit.

During and after service in the National Guard he was active in civic, veterans, and political posts. He was the first state commander of the American Legion, President of the National Guard Association, Boston city councilor, representative and senator in the Massachusetts General Court, as well as president of a number of charitable institutions. He was one of Bostons leading citizens as was nationally known for his role in veterans and military affairs.

In March 1918 he retired from the Massachusetts National Guard and was placed on the retired list as a lieutenant general for his years of dedicated service. General Logan passed away on July 6, 1939.

COL Leonid Kondratiuk, Historian, Mass. National Guard

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