Albert Marsh - Civil War Veteran

Albert Marsh, a Cattaraugus County native, enrolled at Randolph at age 31 on August 17, 1861, to serve three years. He was mustered in on September 7, 1861, as a Corporal in Company B of the 64th New York Volunteer Infantry. Marsh was thrice wounded in action: on June 1, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Virginia; on July 2, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; and on May 12, 1864, at Spotsylvania, Virginia. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant on November 30, 1864, but never served at that rank, having been mustered out on September 6, 1864, near Petersburg, Virginia. On the day of his wounding at Spotsylvania he captured a Confederate flag, for which he was awarded the Medal of Honor (issued on December 1, 1864).

March died on February 17, 1895, and is buried in Randolph Cemetery.

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