Once there, he would settle a farm in Southborough and marry Nancy C. Walkup on March 20, 1849.
They would have three children and lived together with Nancys mother, Esther. In early December, 1863 and after almost three years of war, Marshall decided to enlist. He couldnt just leave his family alone in the middle of winter, though.On January 2, 1864, he enlisted with Company D of the 2nd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery. He was on duty at Fort Macon & New Bern, North Carolina and Plymouth, Virginia from January 1864 to March 1865. He survived the Battle of Newport Barracks, North Carolina after being over by Confederates on February 2, 1864.
A, E, & H and attached 1st Brigade, 1st Division, District of Beaufort, N. This unit was engaged at the Battle at Southwest Creek, North Carolina; March 7, 1865; Battle of Wise Fork, North Carolina; March 8-10, 1865; and the occupation of Kinston, North Carolina; March 14, 1865. In June, 1865 the regiment concentrated at New Bern, North Carolina and was placed on duty around Wilmington at Fort Fisher, Caswell and Smithville. He was mustered out on September 2, 1865 in Boston, Massachusetts and went home to his family. He continued to live on his farm with his wife until he died due to heart failure on April 30, 1902.
He is buried at Southborough Rural Cemetery, Southborough, Massachusetts. C, 17th Maine Infantry-William H. B, 6th Massachusetts Infantry (100 day Militia) (1864).
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