|Elisha Gaylord Marshall||Colonel and General|
|Birth date||Birth place|
|January 26, 1829||Seneca Falls, NY USA|
|Date of death||Place of death|
|August 3, 1883||Canandaigua, NY USA|
|Civil War service, burial in Mt. Hope Cemetery, grave robbers stole his skull|
|West Point commissioned officer in the US Army, Brevet appointments to NY Field Artillery|
Marshall was a native of Western New York, where he grew up, served his first commissioned assignments in Rochester, retired in Canandaiguia, and was buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Rochester natives became acquainted with Marshall in 2000, when grave robbers broke into his coffin at Mt. Hope Cemetery and stole his skull. See story references below.
Marshall had extensive service during the Civil War and was wounded and breveted several times. A detailed accounting of Marshall's military career is available at BivouacBooks.com . He was the 2nd Brigade's Colonel and was captured by the Confederacy during the infamous Petersburg, VA Battle of the Crater episode 1.