GILMAN MARSTON (August 20, 1811-July 3, 1890) was a United States
Representative, Senator and a General from New Hampshire during the Civil
War. He saw action during the First
Battle of Bull Run and even though his arm was shattered, he refused
amputation. After he recovered, he fought in the Peninsula Campaign, Second
Battle of Bull Run and the Battle of Fredericksburg. In 1864, he commanded the
brigade in Maj. Gen. W.F. Smith’s XVIII Corps during the Bermuda Hundred
Campaign. Marston was instructed to create a prison camp, which became known as
Offering a pre-war ALS, Exeter [NH], Sept. 19, 1857, regarding a claim against the estate of the late E.F. Tucke, an attorney in Exeter. In part, “I have recd…your claim against the estate of the late E.F. Tucke. That estate has been decreed to be administered in the insolvent course and all claims against the same must be presented to the commissioner, Chs. M. Bell…Claims already presented…amount to more than $8,000 – more than $5,000of which are notes held by the estate of the late J.S. Robinson…I deem it right to inform you that I have been retained by Mrs. Tucke as her legal adviser in the administration of her late husband’s estate.” Very fine signature.
Folds, toning. Otherwise excellent.
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