George W. Marshall

George W. Marshall

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist George W. Marshall
Birth Name George W. Marshall
Other Names Marshal
Lived ca. 1844 - 27 May 1864
Birth Place Wisconsin
Birth Country USA
Residence at Muster-In Door County, WI
Company at Enlistment F
Rank at Enlistment Corporal
Cause of Death killed in action
Death Location Battle of New Hope Church, GA
Mother Phoebe Eaton
Mother Lived 20 Oct 1804- 1 Nov 1885
Father Van Renselar Marshall
Father Lived 1799- 19 Nov 1862

George W. Marshall was born circa 1844 in WI to Van Renselar Marshall and Phoebe Eaton. In 1850, he was living in Green Bay, Brown County, WI with his parents and six siblings: Van Renselar (1830), Phoebe (1834), John (1836), Emily (1840), Elizabeth (1842), and Lydia (1847). In 1860, he was living in Gibraltar, Door County, WI and working as a fisherman.

Marshall joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company F as a Corporal (Korporal). The men of the company called themselves "KK's Protectors" in honor of the 15th's first Lieutenant Colonel, Kiler K. Jones. “F” was also known as the Valdres Company because a large number of its members hailed from the Valdres region of Norway. The army listed him as living in Door County, WI. He mustered on February 25, 1862. On May 27, 1864, he was killed in action at the Battle of New Hope Church. His parents are buried in Bayside Cemetery, Sturgeon Bay, Door County, WI.


Sources: 1850 Census, Roll: M432_994, Page: 51A, Image: 105; 1860 Census, Roll: M653_1402, Page: 986, Image: 260, Family History Library Film: 805402; History of Door County Vol. 1, by Hjalmar Holand (Chicago: The S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1917), p.128;;

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