Clark Marsh


BirthApril 25, 1844
DeathJuly 28, 1933
CemeteryTrenton (Trenton)
PostStanton (Rising City)
Unit11th Michigan Infantry, Company B

First Sergeant Clark Marsh

Company B, 11th Michigan Infantry (1st organization)

Company C, 11th Michigan Infantry (2nd organization)

Marsh was born on April 25, 1844. He enlisted and mustered in the regiment on July 1, 1862 at Nashville, Tennessee. Marsh served with 1st organization of the 11th Michigan Infantry until April 15, 1865 when he transferred to the 2nd organization. He served an additional 2 months and was discharged on June 16, 1865 at Chattanooga, Tennessee. Marsh enlisted as a private and was promoted 3 times:

To corporal (December 2, 1863)

To sergeant (December 9, 1864)

To first sergeant (March 16, 1865)

The 11th Michigan Infantry was organized at White Pigeon, Michigan on September 24, 1861. During Marsh’s enlistment, the unit was involved in several major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:

Battle of Stone’s River (TN) (December 26-30, 1862 – January 1-3, 1863). Regimental losses were 32 killed, 21 wounded, 37 captured, and 3 reported missing.

Battle of Chickamauga (TN) (September 19-21, 1863). Regimental losses were 6 killed, 12 wounded, 23 captured, and 2 reported missing.

Atlanta (GA) Campaign (May 1-August 27, 1864).

Battle of Resaca (GA) (May 14-15, 1864).

Siege of Atlanta (GA) (July 22-August 25, 1864).

The 1st organization of the regiment was mustered out on September 30, 1864. Some veterans and most recruits were transferred to the 2nd organization.

Marsh died on July 28, 1933 at the age of 89 years. He is buried in the Trenton Cemetery in Trenton (Hitchcock County), Nebraska. Marsh was a member of the Stanton Post (#20) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Rising City, Nebraska.

Doc – Marsh(11MICH).doc

Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.


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