George W Marshall

BirthJuly 4, 1833
DeathFeb. 5, 1914
CemeteryValparaiso (Valparaiso)
Unit5th Iowa Cavalry, Company D

Private George W Marshall

Company D, 5th Iowa Cavalry

Marshall was born in Jefferson County, New York on July 4, 1833. He enlisted in the regiment on October 30, 1861 and was mustered in on November 13, 1861. Marshall served 3 years with the unit. He was mustered out on November 21, 1864 at Nashville, Tennessee.

The 5th Iowa Cavalry was organized in the fall of 1861 by order of General John C. Fremont. It was called the “Curtis Horse” after General Samuel Curtis. The regiment was comprised of soldiers from Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Nebraska. Companies A through D were organized in Omaha from September, 1861 through November, 1861. The regiment was deployed in several southern states during the Civil War.

Marshall died on February 5, 1914 at the age of 70 years. He is buried in the Valparaiso Cemetery in Valparaiso (Saunders County), Nebraska. Marshall was a charter member of the Baird Post (#64) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Valparaiso.

The “Find-a-Grave” website includes an obituary of George W Marshall.

He moved to the Nebraska Territory in 1857.

He returned to Nebraska in 1864 after serving 3 years in the 5th Iowa Cavalry. He lived in the Valley area and moved to Saunders County in 1869.

He settled in Rock Creek Township and farmed in that area for the balance of his life.

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