John Marshall

BirthJune 8, 1844
DeathMarch 14, 1933
CemeteryBlue Valley (Ayr)
PostHerron (Ayr)
Unit1st Missouri Cavalry, Company M

Sergeant John Marshall

Company M, 7th Missouri Cavalry

Company I, 1st Missouri Cavalry

Marshall was born in St Louis on June 8, 1844. Marshall’s obituary indicates that he served 4 years, with 2 Missouri units, during the Civil War. Initially, he served about 2 ½ years with the 7th Missouri Cavalry. The exact dates of enlistment and discharged were not available.

Marshall re-entered the military when he enlisted as a member of the 1st Missouri Cavalry on January 2, 1864. He was mustered in on February 29, 1864 at Little Rock, Arkansas. Missouri records indicate that he was captured at the Battle of Marks Hill (AK) on April 22, 1864. He was released via a prisoner exchange on December 2, 1864. He was promoted to sergeant on June 1, 1865. Sergeant Marshall was mustered out on September 1, 1865.

Marshall died on March 14, 1933 at the age of 88 years. He is buried in the Blue Valley Cemetery in Ayr (Adams County), Nebraska. He was one of the last members of the Herron Post (#152) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Ayr, Nebraska. In addition, he was probably the last member of the Strickland Post (#13) of the GAR in Hastings, Nebraska.

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