Colonel Benjamin F. Marsh 16th Illinois Volunteer Infantry



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Carte view of Colonel Benjamin F. Marsh of the 16th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. Commissioned a 2nd lieutenant with the regiment as part of Company D in May, 1861. He would however resign that commission several months later in August to take a promotion to captain with the 2nd Illinois Volunteer Cavalry that same month. Promoted to major in December, 1862, lieutenant colonel in May, 1864 and finally to full colonel in August, 1865. The regiment would see continuous action throughout the Vicksburg Campaign as well as numerous other skirmishing leading up to Vicksburg and following the capture of the city. Marsh and the remaining men from the regiment would be mustered out of service at San Antonio, Texas in November, 1865. This view was one of a number of Illinois cartes taken from the personal cdv album Colonel Cahill when that album was broken up. It was identified on the page which held this view as Marsh, however that page is not included. There is no doubt however that this is in fact Colonel Marsh as another photo of him can be found on the HDS. Included are a number of research documents and other know views of Marsh. Front stamped out of Nashville.

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