Joseph Marshall

Company A 22nd Infantry

DOD 09/14/1867 น

 

 

Joseph Marshall was born in Indiana.

He was commissioned a 1st Lieutenant in the 13th Infantry on May 14, 1861.

For much of the Civil War Marshall was on Regimental Recruiting duty at various locations.

On March 30, 1864 he was promoted to Captain and in between his recruiting duties he commanded
Company G 13th Infantry.

After the war Marshall deployed with the 13th Infantry to the western frontier where he was officially
assigned as Commanding Officer Company H. For most of 1866 he was on Detached Service at
Springfield, Illinois on recruiting duty.

Marshall was transferred to the 22nd Infantry on November 23, 1866 and given command of
Company A 22nd Infantry at Fort Rice, Dakota Territory.

In December 1866 he was on Detached Service with the 13th Infantry at Camp Cooke, Montana Territory.
Camp Cooke had been built in July 1866 as the first Army Post in Montana. It was an extremely remote
location in the Badlands of Montana area known as the Missouri Breaks.

Marshall continued on Detached Service at Camp Cooke until June 18, 1867 when he returned to the
22nd Infantry at Fort Rice and resumed command of Company A.

 

On September 14, 1867 Captain Joseph Marshall died at Fort Rice, Dakota Territory.

Cause of death was Chronic Dysentery.

 

 

Above: The entry for Joseph Marshall in the Return of the 22nd Infantry for the month of September 1867.
Note that it indicates Marshall died of disease at Fort Rice on September 15, 1867. This date of September 15
would become his official date of death.

 

 

Above: The entry for Joseph Marshall in the Return of Fort Rice, Dakota Territory for the month of September 1867.
Note that it indicates Marshall died at Fort Rice on September 14, 1867. This date conflicts with the date of his death
given in the Return of the 22nd Infantry for the same month.

 

 

Above: The entry for Joseph Marshall in the Register of Deaths in the Regular Army 1860-1889 for the month of September 1867.
Note that it indicates Marshall died on September 15 with a correction written above the entry giving the date
of September 14. The correction is signed by Patrick M. Shane as Assistant Army Surgeon (A.A.S.)

 

 

 

Decorations of Captain Joseph Marshall

 

 

 

Burial:

Connersville City Cemetery

Connersville, Fayette County, Indiana

 

         

Left:

The burial monument for
Joseph Marshall.

Photo by Kevin Jordan from
the Find A Grave website

 

 

Right:

Close-up of the inscription
on the burial monument for
Joseph Marshall indicating
that he was a Captain in the
22. U.S. Infantry.

Photo by Kevin Jordan from
the Find A Grave website

         

 

 

Above: Grave marker for Joseph Marshall

Photo by Kevin Jordan from the Find A Grave website

 

 

 

 

 

น The date in the official Army records indicates Marshall's date of death as September 15, 1867.
However the records of the Post where he died and the Register of Deaths in the Army 1860-1889
indicate date of death as September 14, 1867.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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