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J.H. Marston
J.H. Marston

Federal (USV)


Joseph H. Marston

(1829 - 1920)
Home State: Wisconsin
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 6th Wisconsin Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Appleton, he enrolled in Company E, 6th Wisconsin Infantry as 2nd Lieutenant on 10 May 1861, and was promoted to First Lieutenant on 18 September 1861. He was in action at Brawner's Farm (2nd Manassas) in August 1862.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in the leg in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam, and promoted to Captain (vice Captain Brown) on 18 September.

The remainder of the War:
He was at Chancellorsville, VA in May, and wounded again in action at Gettysburg, PA on 1 July 1863. He resigned his commission on 19 March 1864 due to wounds.

After the War:
He was Mayor of Appleton in 1877 and 1882.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of Wisconsin1. Further details from GGGrandson Stephen Marston, and from his gravesite on Findagrave. The photograph here from one of unknown provenance, hosted online by 7thwisconsin.org

More on the Web:
An excellent photograph of him, much later in life, is in the collection of the Appleton Public Library.

Birth Date: 06/01/1829    Place of Birth: Deerfield, NH    
Death Date: 09/03/1920    Death Place: Appleton, WI    Burial Place: Riverside Cemetery, Appleton, WI


1   State of Wisconsin, Adjutant General's Office, and Chandler P. Chapman, Adj. Gen., Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Madison: Democrat Printing Co., State Printers, 1886, Vol. 1, pp. 513 - 514  [AotW citation 6129]

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