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 Elisha Gaylord Marshall

Elisha Gaylord Marshall

Birth
Seneca Falls, Seneca County, New York, USA
Death 3 Aug 1883 (aged 54)
Canandaigua, Ontario County, New York, USA
Burial Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA
Plot Section G, Lot 193
Memorial ID 2889 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Born in Seneca Falls, New York, he graduated from West Point in 1850, was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant of Infantry and was assigned to frontier duty. At the start of the Civil War, he was a Captain in the 6th US Infantry when promoted Lieutenant Colonel in command of the 13th New York Infantry in April, 1862. He led the 13th New York during the Peninsular Campaign, Siege of Yorktown and for actions at Fredericksburg, he was promoted Colonel in December, 1862. In 1863, he served at Forts Hamilton and Richmond in New York and as Brigade Commander of the Provisional Brigade during the Battle of the Wilderness, May, 1864. While leading a brigade at the Battle of the Crater, Petersburg on July 30, 1864, he was captured and was held at Columbia Military Prison in South Carolina. Upon his release from prison in April 1865, he assumed command of the 1st Brigade defending Washington, D.C. for the remainder of the war. For distinguished service, he was brevetted Brigadier General of US Volunteers on June 16, 1865.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 6 May 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2889
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elisha Gaylord Marshall (26 Jan 1829–3 Aug 1883), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2889, citing Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .