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George W. Marshall

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

George W. Marshall

Birth Name

George W. Marshall

Other Names



ca. 1844 – 27 May 1864

Birth Place


Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Door County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Cause of Death

killed in action

Death Location

Battle of New Hope Church, GA


Phoebe Eaton

Mother Lived

20 Oct 1804- 1 Nov 1885


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;;