Calhoun County
Military Miscellaneous

Military Discharge of William Thomas Marshall

Submitted by: Virginia W. Buck

William Thomas (private) of Captain I. Scott Payne's Company F of the 5th Regiment of Cavalry who was enlisted the 5th day of June, 1872 to serve 5 years is hereby discharged from the Army of the United States in consequence of Surgeon's Certificate of Disability. Said William T. Marshall, born in Bath County in the State of Virginia is 28 years of age, 5 feet 7 3/4 inches high. Fair complexion, Blue eyes, Brown hair, and by occupation when enlisted a Farmer.

Given under my hand at Fort Dodge, Kansas, this 20th day of February, 1876.

Remark Character
Honest and Excellent Character in
every particular way

I. Scott Payne
Captain, 5th Cavalry, Commanding Company F

William T. Marshall who was a private in Company C - 5th Regiment, United States Cavalry is entitled to a pension at the Rate of $24.00 dollars per month to commence on the 3rd day of March, 1883.

This pension being for gun shot wounds in left leg resulting in total disability such as to render incapability to perform manual labor equivalent to the loss of a foot.

Given at the Department of Interior
This Sixteenth day of June, 1883


William T. L. Marshall also served in the Civil War.

CLICK HERE to see 'Some Civil War Soldiers of Calhoun County' in the online publication of Calhoun County In The Civil War.

CLICK HERE to see The obituaries of William T. L. Marshall and his mother, Elizabeth Jane (Lockridge) Marshall Sturm.

Submitted by: Virginia W. Buck

Published in The Calhoun Chronicle, 1966


A post card, written at Fort McRea, New Mexico, on May 20, 1875, led Mrs. James Tedder of Daisy, Arkansas, to find some long lost relatives in the Grantsville area last week.

The card was written by John L. Marshall, and addressed to his mother Mrs. E.J. Sturm (formerly Elizabeth Jane Lockridge Marshall), Grantsville. The card had been written by Marshall when he and his brother, Will, (my grandfather) were serving in the Army in the West during Indian uprisings. The card was found with papers of John L. Marshall, and was the only link his daughter, Mrs. Tedder, had with her father's family.

On the strength of this one address, Mrs. Teddar, her husband, and a family friend, Mrs. Anna Nutt, all of Arkansas, arrived in Grantsville one day last week, inquiring for the Marshall family. They were sent to Mrs. Ota Mae Marshall of Grantsville, and it was from there that they found members of Mrs. Teddar's family. Mrs. Marshall's husband, the late Richard H. Marshall, was a nephew of John L. Marshall, the writer of the card.

From Mrs. Marshall they learned that the Mrs. Sturm to whom the card was addressed had been married to David Marshall, and was the mother of Will, John and Robert Marshall, and several other children. She had first settled in Calhoun on Hog Knob, and was then a widow with a large family. Later she married a second time, her second husband being Peter Sturm, and the family lived on Phillips Run in a log cabin near the late Curt Hathaway house.

Mrs. Marshall put the visitors in touch with other members of the Marshall family, and they spent several days visiting around the county, Mrs. Tedder being especially glad to at least have found some relatives. They visited with Mr. and Mrs. Month Smith and Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Weaver and several others while here. The person, Will mentioned in the card, was father of Mrs. Dewey Weaver. Mrs. Smith, Carl Marshall , and the late Mrs. Edith Morris and Richard Marshall were children of another brother, Robert Marshall.

The carefully preserved card reads:

Fort McRea, New Mexico
May 20, 1875

Dear Mother,

As I have a little leisure time I thought I would write you a few lines so you can have some idea of where I am and how I'm getting along.

We have had a very good trip so far and I have had very good health. And Will also stood the trip a great deal better than I thought he would.

We are now within two hundred miles of where we expect to meet the Sixth Cavalry. Then we have six hundred miles to go to get to our destination. The whoe distace to be made on hourseback, but the men have got used to riding now and are perfectly at home in the saddle.

I haven't heard from home in nearly a month. I don't know what is the reason for any mail that would come for me to Grant would follow command.

    Give my love to all the family.
       John L. Marshall


Mr. Marshall settled in Oklahoma and in his later years told his daughter about his brothers, never mentioning several sisters back in West Virginia.

JERRY CLAYTON served in the Cold War. He enlisted in the Army in 1956 and was discharged from Fort Dix from the 35th Anti Aircraft Artillery Missile Battalion.

Submitted by Janice Farren.

BARBARA LOCKNEY served in the US Army from April 7, 1976 until Jan.30, 1982 - E-5, Specialist 5 at discharge. Served two years in Germany and the remainder at Fort Eustis, VA.

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