Battle Participants

James Abram Garfield

Born:  November 19 1831, Cuyahoga City OH

Died: September 19 1881, Elberon NJ

Pre-War Profession: Farm worker, teacher, lawyer, politician

War Service: August 1861 helped recruit 42nd Ohio – Lt. Col., November 1861 Col., served in Kentucky, January 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 20th Bde/6th Divn at Shiloh, advance on Corinth, chief of staff to Rosecrans, Chickamauga, September 1863 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, elected to Congress.

Post War Career: US congressman, US President (Shot by an assassin that resulted in death after receiving poor medical care).

Humphrey Marshall

Born: January 13 1812, Frankfort KY

Died: March 28 1872, Louisville KY

Pre-War Profession: Graduated West Point 1832, resigned 1833, lawyer, Mexican War, US congressman, US minister to China

War Service: October 1861 Brig. Gen., brigade command in western Virginia, resigned June 1862, June 1862 reappointed Brig. Gen., ordered to take part in Bragg’s Kentucky campaign, did not distinguish himself, no further major assignments, resigned June 1863, elected to Confederate Congress.

Post War Career: Lawyer