Samuel William Marshborne(? - 1864)
Home State: Georgia
Command Billet: Company Commander
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 53rd Georgia Infantry
see his Battle Report
Before the Antietam Campaign:
"Sam Marshborne arrived in Georgia from North Caolina in September 1859. He came from a family which had been in NC since the Colonial days. His grandfather Daniel Marshborne had served as a private from NC in the Revolutionary War. The Marshbornes were both well respected and economically established in their community."
"In October 1859 Sam Bought a 202 1/2 acre farm and built a house where he would live with his wife and mother-in-law. He soon became an established member of his adopted community and became a member of the local masonic lodge (the Mt. Moriah Masonic Lodge #130) in Fayetteville. Although the Marshborne farm was modest by most standards, Sam did own two slaves, Isaac and Ben to help with the chores. In 1861 he was elected sheriff to Fayette County."
"Sam Marshborne was elected Captain of the Confederate Company called the 'Fayette Planters' organized in Fayetteville during the Civil War, and later served as acting commander of the 53rd Georgia Infantry Regiment."
In the Antietam Campaign:
He assumed command of the Regiment when commanding officer LCol Thomas Sloan was wounded early on the 17th.
The remainder of the War:
"Wounded in the battle of Cedar Creek VA, Captain Marshborne was taken to the General Hospital in Harrisburg [Harrisonburg] VA where he died on November 15, 1864. He is believed to be buried in the Confederate Cemetery in Harrisburg [Harrisonburg], VA, but the gravesite has not been found."
References, Sources, and other notes:
Source: Family geneology site, apparently documented in Dorman-Marshborne Letters, published 1995 - much material above quoted from that. His last name is spelled Marshborn in some records.
|Birth State: NC |
Death Date: 11/15/1864 Death Place: Harrisonburg, VA
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