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Holton, Marshall B.


Age: 18, credited to Dummerston, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF
Service: enl 1/2/64, m/i 1/7/64, Pvt, Co. K, 9th VT INF, tr to Co C 6/13/65, pr CPL 8/24/65, d/dis 11/13/65, Ferry Pt, Norfolk VA

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Birth: 11/17/1845, Bangor, NY
Death: 11/13/1865

Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Dummerston, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 130235717


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, mother Octavia K., 3/31/1880
Portrait?: Unknown
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: Died at Ferry Point, Norfolk

Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the blue section of the unit's Organization and Service for details.


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Cenotaph at Greenwood Cemetery, Dummerston, VT

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In Hospital, at Ferry Point, Norfolk, Va., Nov. 13 of chronic diarrhea, Marshall B. Holton, a member of Co. C, 9th Vt. Vol Infantry, 19 years, 11 months, 26 days, son of J. S. and O.R. Holton of Dummerston. In the death of young Holton, another name is added to the long list of noble martyrs to the cause of union and liberty. The father of the deceased has just returned from Norfolk, bearing home tenderly the precious remains of his son, whose death it is peculiarly hard to bear, being the first death in the family.

Source: Vermont Record, November 24, 1865
Courtesy of Deb Light