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Sherman, Marshall


Age: 37, credited to Burlington, VT
Unit(s): 1st MN INF
Service: enl 4/29/61, Pvt, Co. C, 1st MN INF, tr to 1st Btln MN INF 3/24/64, dis/wds 7/24/65 (Medal of Honor)

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Birth: 1823, Burlington, VT
Death: 04/19/1896

Burial: Oakland Cemetery, St. Paul, MN
Marker/Plot: Block 41, Soldiers Rest, Lot 77
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Dan Taylor
Findagrave Memorial #: 7915535


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Findagrave
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


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Oakland Cemetery, St. Paul, MN

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Medal of Honor

This soldier was awarded the Medal of Honor

Marshall Sherman

Rank and Organization: Private, Co. C, 1st Minnesota Infantry.
Place and date: Gettysburg, PA, 3 Jul 1863.
Entered service at: St. Paul, MN.
Born: 1823, Burlington.
Died: 19 April 1896
Buried: Oakland Cemetery, Saint Paul, MN
Date of Issue: 1 Dec 1864.
Citation: Capture of flag of 28th Virginia Infantry (CSA).

NARA File Number: B-908-EB-1884.



The funeral of the late Marshall Sherman will be held this afternoon from Ackers Post Hall. The deceased served three years in the First Minnesota regiment and distinguished himself at Gettysburg by capturing the colors of the Twenty-eighth Virginia and a captain of that command. He was a single man, and has no relatives, but his death will be mourned by many friends. ---

The members of Ackers Post, G.A.R., are asked to meet at the Post Hall at the corner of sixth and seventh streets this afternoon at 3 o’clock to attend in a body the funeral of Marshall Sherman, who was a member of the post.

Source: St. Paul Daily Globe (MN), April 21, 1896

Acker Post Buries its Honored Comrade
Marshall Sherman

A soldier's burial, truly, was yesterday accorded to the remains of Marshall Sherman of this city, who died on Sunday. Brief services were held at his residence on Lincoln Avenue, where E.P. Ingersoll delivered an address recounting briefly notable events in the life of the deceased, and referring to some of his noble traits. Acker Post, of which Mr. Sherman was a member, had charge of the service and escorted his remains to "Soldiers Rest" in Oakland Cemetery. The pallbearers were selected from the survivors of that heroic charge at Gettysburg, where the gallant First regiment distinguished itself no less than did the soldier who we laid away yesterday, he capturing the colors and captain of the Fifty-eighth Virginia personally. They were; R.W. Johnston, W.H. Hoyt, Henry Boyce, William Burkman, A.E. Krieger, P. Fallihee, Charles A.Tenner, and Gus Roberts.

After the coffin had been lowered into the open grave, Company E. of the First Infantry, M.N.G., fired the usual volley over the remains, and the soldier was at rest.

Source: St. Paul Daily Globe (MN), April 22, 1896

Courtesy of Deanna French.

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