Marston, Gilman

1881 check completed and signed by the New Hampshire Civil War general and politician

Price: $60.00

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(1811-1890) US Army officer in Civil War, New Hampshire US Rep & Senator. Dartmouth 1837, Harvard Law 1840, Exeter, New Hampshire lawyer. State Rep. 1845-49, member of 1850 & 1876 state constitutional conventions. US Rep (R) 1859-63, strongly supported Lincoln and war effort. Joined Union Army as Colonel, 10th New Hamp. Vol. Regt., at 1st Manassas in July 1861, his arm was shattered but he refused amputation. After he recovered, he fought in the Peninsular Campaign, 2nd Manassas, and Fredericksburg, promoted to Brig. Genl. USV eff. Nov. 29, 1862. He commanded in Depts. of Va. and No. Car. Prior to Chancellorsville campaign, he was assigned to the defenses of Washington and returned to Congress. After Gettysburg, Marston was directed to establish a prison camp in Maryland, later known as Point Lookout, in the District of St. Mary's under command of Maj. Genl. Benj. F. Butler. In 1864, he commanded 1st Brig., 1st Div. in Maj. Gen. "Baldy" Smith's XVIII Corps during the Bermuda Hundred Campaign. He took part in a disastrous assault on Cold Harbor, where his brigade suffered heavy casualties. During the assaults on Petersburg, Gilman assumed command of 1st Div., XVIII Corps on the last day of battle. Thereafter he commanded Union troops on the north side of the James River from Fort Pocahontas. Occasionally he returned to command 1st Division, incl. a brief time during the Second Battle of Fair Oaks. Reelected to Congress, he resigned 1865, receiving the thanks of the State of New Hampshire. Again elected to Congress, served 1865-67; in 1870 declined Governorship of Idaho Territory. In 1872, 1873, and 1876-78, he was again a member of the State legislature, unsuccessful candidate for election in 1876 to Congress. On March 4, 1889, Marston was appointed to the US Senate to fill a vacancy, serving until June 19 when a successor was elected. 2 1/2 x 6 3/4 partly printed DS, Exeter, New Hampshire, July 29 1881, $36.83 green inked National Granite State Bank check completed in Marston's hand, blue 2c revenue stamp attached at left, payee difficult to discern.

Condition: Very good, light blue oval paid stamp at right, cancellation slash does not break through
Type:Check






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