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Federal (USV)


Lorenzo John Marks

(1845 - 1914)

Home State: Vermont

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Vermont Infantry

Before Antietam

Giving his age as 18 (he was 16), a farmer from Shelburne, he enlisted as a Private in Company G, 2nd Vermont Infantry on 7 May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was slightly wounded in the right foot by a piece of shell in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, at Spotsylvania Court House, VA on 18 May 1864. He mustered out with his Company on 29 June 1864.

References & notes

His service from Peck1 with details from his Compiled Service Records,2 online from fold3. His Antietam wound specifics from Paul G. Zeller's The Second Vermont Volunteer Infantry Regiment (2002). Personal details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


06/1845; Shelburne, VT


1914; burial in Champlin Cemetery, Champlin, MN


1   Peck, Theodore S., Adjutant General, and The Vermont Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, Revised Roster of Vermont Volunteers and Lists of Vermonters who Served in the Army and Navy of the United States During the War of the Rebellion 1861-66, Montpelier: Press of the Watchman Publishing Co., 1892, pg. 55  [AotW citation 28934]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Soldiers who served in US Volunteer organizations enlisted for service during the Civil War, Record Group No. 94 (Adjutant General's Office, 1780's-1917), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 28935]