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Confederate (CSA)

Colonel

Marcellus Douglass

(? - 1862)

Home State: Georgia

Command Billet: Brigade Commander

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: Lawton's Brigade

Before Sharpsburg

He was Captain of the Randolph Volunteers, becoming Company E, 13th Georgia Infantry, as of 19 June 1861. He was elected Lieutenant Colonel to date from 8 July 1861. He was elected Colonel on 1 February 1862 on the death of Colonel Ector. He led the Regiment at the battles of Gaines' Mill and Malvern Hill.1

On the Campaign

Col Douglass was killed in action just south of the Cornfield early in the morning of September 17th, while in command of the Brigade.

Death

09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Cuthbert (Baptist Church yard?), Randolph County,

Notes

1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, l86l-l865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964, Co. E, 13th Regiment  [AotW citation 154]