• Civil War Gen. Gilman Marston, Fought at Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Created Prison Camp, Offers Legal Help

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    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 Point Lookout.

    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.

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