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CDV Image of Confederate General Humphrey Marshall

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This is another nice item being offered, it is a Civil War period CDV photograph of Confederate General Humphrey Marshall. It is the typical size of 2 ½” x 4” and is void of any backmark.

Marshall was a lawyer, West Point graduate, Mexican War veteran, U.S. Ambassador to China and four-term U.S. Congressman from Kentucky who attached himself to the Confederate cause after Kentucky abandoned its policy of neutrality in 1861. Marshall joined the Confederate ranks as a brigadier general in October of that year. He served in western Virginia and in Kentucky but he did not distinguish himself. In January 1862, he led a recruiting mission into southeastern Kentucky.

Heading out at 4:00 am on January 10, Union General James Garfield marched a mile south to the mouth of Middle Creek, fought off some Rebel cavalry and turned west to attack Marshall’s Confederate forces. Marshall had put his men in line of battle west and south of the creek near its forks. Garfield attacked shortly after noon, and the fighting continued for most of the afternoon until Union reinforcements arrived in time to dissuade the Confederates from assailing the Federal left.

Instead, the Rebels retired south and were ordered back to Virginia on the 24th. Garfield's force moved to Prestonsburg after the fight and then retired to Paintsville. Union forces had halted the Confederate 1861 offensive in Kentucky, and Middle Creek demonstrated that their strength had not diminished.

Disappointed with his standing in the Confederate army, he resigned in June 1862 but was reinstated. He resigned a second time in June 1863 to take a seat in the Confederate Congress where he remained until the end of the war.

The CDV remains in nice condition with good clarity and the card has no bends and hasn’t been trimmed. A hard to find Confederate image. (Free shipping)

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