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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 Antietam

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.

On the 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 rest 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 & 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

More on the Web

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


06/01/1829; Deerfield, NH


09/03/1920; Appleton, WI; burial in 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]