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 Posted: Thu Apr 12th, 2007 11:43 pm
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   I don't believe that Charles Marshall ever attended West Point. However, I haven't read his book. So, I can't tell you at present where he went to college.

   As for Marshalls who attended West Point, there are a couple of connections.

Confederate BG Humphrey Marshall of KY was a member of the Class of 1832. I believe that his great grandfather,Thomas Marshall,  a friend of George Washington, was the father of Chief Justice Marshall. Humphrey Marshall was a close competitor with BG Abe Buford for the title: "Greatest Civil War General," as both weighed over 300 pounds. (I've decided to leave Winfield Scott out of the competition).

Here is some information on John Marshall and his relatives:

Thomas Marshall

Union Colonel Louis Marshall was a member of the Class of 1849. He was the son of Robert E. Lee's older sister, Anne. His father was William Marshall.

Union Major Elisha Marshall of NY was a member of the Class of 1850. He was in the 5th US Infantry. He retired from the Army as a colonel in 1867. I see no connection there.

   Since I find that my knowledge of Charles Marshall is inadequate, I'm going to have to look into him. <g>.

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