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Marsh, Otis Mason
MILITARY SERVICE
Age: 0, credited to Hartland, VT
Unit(s): Spreight's Btln, TX CAV
Service: Captain, Co. A. Spreight's Battalion, Texas Cavalry, CSA [College: NU 42]

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VITALS
Birth: abt 1821, Hartland, VT
Death: 12/26/1892

Burial: Orange Grove Cemetery, Lake Charles, LA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 58270342
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: NU 42
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(State digraphs will show that this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldier's home)

Remarks: None
DESCENDANTS

Great Grandfather of Otis Beverly Marsh II, Boise, ID

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BURIAL:
Copyright notice
Orange Grove Cemetery, Lake Charles, LA
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and other veterans who may be buried there.



Portrait

Biography

CAPT. OTIS MASON MARSH, A. B., M. C. E.

Otis M. Marsh, brother of Lieut.-Col. Samuel Marsh '39, was born in Hartland about 1821. His boyhood days were passed in Woodstock and Norwich. He entered the University in 1839, and graduated A. B., and M. C. E., in 1812. He entered the profession of civil engineering, and was first engaged on the Northern Railroad, in New Hampshire. He then was engineer of railroads in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Texas, and Louisiana, and gained great distinction in his profession, but the detail of his work we have been unable to receive.

He served during the Civil War as captain Texas Infantry, Speight's Battalion, C. S. A. He participated in the engagement at Sabine Pass, and later was taken prisoner, and confined in a foul prison-pen in Kansas for many months. Soon after the war, he moved from Texas with his family to the southern portion of Acadia Parish, La., and from there to Lake Charles, La., in 1876, where he resided until his death. At the age of ten years, he became converted, and was an earnest and faithful member of the Methodist church. He held various positions in the church, and was for a number of years superintendent of the Sunday-school in Lake Charles. During the last years of his life, disease of the throat and lungs caused him partial loss of voice, and great suffering. He died, December 26, 1892, at his home in Lake Charles. His body, covered with the Confederate flag and the stars and stripes, was borne to the grave by his old comrades, the Confederate veterans.

He married a Southern lady, who with a son, Otis Mason, survives him.

William A. Ellis. Norwich University. Her History, Her Graduates, Her Roll of Honor, (Rumford Press, Concord, NH, 1898), pp. 245-246.

Obituary

MARSH -- In this city, Monday, December 26, 1892, at 1:30 p. m. . Capt. OTIS MARSH, aged 71 years.

Lake Charles (LA) Commercial, December 31, 1892

IN MEMORIAM
HEADQUARTERS CALCASIEU CAMP, NO. 62
UNITED CONFEDERATE VETERANS
LAKE CHARLES, LA. DEC. 28, 1892


We, the committee appointed by Calcasieu Camp, U. C. V. to draft resolutions on the death of our beloved Comrade. OTIS . MARSH, Captain of Company A, Spraights Texas Battalion, C. S. A; therefore be it-
RESOLVED--that in his loss we mourn a beloved comrade, one who in peace as well as in war, was always ready to perform his full duty.
RESOLVED--that in common with the community, in which he lived so long, that we united in their verdict, that he was one of the best of men.
RESOLVED--that we, as a body, tender to his family our sincere sympathy, and hope that this sad blow will fall upon them as lightly as a kind Father can make it.
RESOLVED--that the veterans, and sons and daughters, C. V., wear the usual badge of mourning, and the charter be draped for the space of thirty days; that these resolutions be printed in our coty papers, and a copy furnished the family of our deceased comrade.
JAS. WARE
H. C. GILL
W. A. KNAPP
committee
-- TEXAS PAPERS PLEASE COPY.

Lake Charles (LA) Commercial, December 31, 1892
Courtesy of Deanna French