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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1850

Vol. II

(Born N. Y.)

Elisha G. Marshall

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Elisha Gaylord Marshall: Born Jan. 26, 1829, Seneca Falls, NY.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1845, to July 1, 1850, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Infantry, July 1, 1850.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Howard, Wis., 1850‑51, — Ft. Gibson,

(Second Lieut., 6th Infantry, Mar. 15, 1851)

I. T., 1851, — Ft. Kearny, Neb., 1851‑56, 1857‑58, — Utah Expedition,

(First Lieut., 6th Infantry, Mar. 26, 1855)

1858, — March to California, 1858, — Benicia, Cal., 1858‑59, — and Ft. Mojave, N. M., 1859‑60, being engaged in a Skirmish near the post; and on Recruiting service, 1860‑61.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: as Mustering and Disbursing Officer at Rochester, N. Y., Mar., 1861, to

(Captain, 6th Infantry, May 14, 1861)

(Colonel, 13th New York Volunteers, Apr. 20, 1862)

Apr., 1862; in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Apr. to Aug., 1862, being engaged in the Siege of Yorktown, Apr.º to May 4, 1862, — Reconnoissance and Capture of Hanover Court House, May 29, 1862, — Battle of Mechanicsville, June 25, 1862, — Battle of Gaines's Mill, June 27, 1862, — and Battle of Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862;

(Bvt. Major, June 27, 1862,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Gaines's Mill, Va.)

in the Northern Virginia Campaign, Aug.‑Sep., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Manassas, Aug. 29‑30, 1862; in the Maryland Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Sep. to Nov., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Antietam, Sep. 17, 1862, — Skirmish at Shepardstown, Sep. 19, 1862, — and March to Falmouth, Va., Oct.‑Nov., 1862; in the Rappahannock Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Dec., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862, where he was severely

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., Dec. 13, 1862,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Va.)

wounded; on sick leave of absence, disabled by wound, Dec. 14, 1861, to May 23, 1863; as Mustering and Disbursing Officer, Rochester, N. Y.,

(Mustered out of Volunteer Service, May 23, 1863)

May 23, 1863, to Jan. 4, 1864; in the Defenses of N. Y. Harbor, Jan. 4

(Colonel, 14th New York Heavy Artillery Volunteers, Jan. 4, 1864)

to May 1, 1864; in the Richmond Campaign, in command of Brigade (Army of the Potomac), May‑June, 1864, being engaged in the Battle of the Wilderness, May 6, 1864, — Battles around Spottsylvania, May 9‑12, 1864, — Battle of North Anna, May 24, 1864, — Battle of Tolopotomy, May 30, 1864, — Battle of Cold Harbor, June 2‑8, 1864, — and Assault of Petersburg, June 17, 1864, where he was wounded; on sick leave of absence, disabled by wound, June 19 to July 8, 1864; at Siege of Petersburg, July 8‑30, 1864, leading in the Mine Assault, July 30,

(Bvt. Colonel, July 30, 1864, for Gallant and Meritorious Services
in the Action which Succeeded the Explosion of the Petersburg Mine)

1864, and was captured after holding the Crater nearly all day; as prisoner of War, July 30, 1864, to Apr., 1865; in command of Brigade in

(Bvt. Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services)

 p427  (Bvt. Brig.‑General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion)

(Major, 5th Infantry, June 12, 1865)

(Mustered out of Volunteer Service, Aug. 16, 1865)

the Defenses of Washington, D. C., May to July, 1865; and on Recruiting service, Sep. 14, 1865, to Mar. 15, 1866.

Served: in command of Ft. Union, N. M., Aug. 12, 1866, to Feb. 20, 1867; before Retiring Board, Mar. 26 to Sep. 11, 1867; on Court-martial

(Retired from Active Service, Sep. 11, 1867, as Colonel,
for Disability from Wounds received in Battle)

duty, Department of the South, June 3, 1868, to Jan. 22, 1869.

Died, Aug. 3, 1883, at Canandaigua, N. Y.: Aged 55.

Buried, Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, NY.

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