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The Battle of Cold Harbor

Battle of Cold HarborJohn Marshall, a native of Virginia, settled settled in Hancock County, Georgia the early part of the 19th century. He was a Primitive Baptist preacher and a soldier in the war of 1812. His son, John Marshall, enlisted in the War Between the States, engaged in some hard-fought bloody battles, viz: Seven Pines, Cold Harbor, Chancellorsville, James Island, Ocean Pond, Weldon, Kurston and Bentonville. He was severely wounded in the battle of Cold Harbor, was in the hospital two months but spent three months at home recovering before returning to the army. He was again wounded at the Battle of Bentonville. When the war ended he resumed farming, and bought his first land, a small farm in 1867, to which he has added. Ref: Memoirs of Georgia, Vol. I.

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