Thomas Marshall (general)

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Thomas Marshall
Born (1793-04-13)April 13, 1793
Mason County, Kentucky
Died March 28, 1853(1853-03-28) (aged 59)
Lewis County, Kentucky
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1846–1848
Rank Brigadier General of Volunteers

Mexican-American War

Relations Marshall family
Other work Kentucky legislator

Thomas Frances Marshall [1] (April 13, 1793 – March 28, 1853), was a Brigadier General of Volunteers in the United States Army during the Mexican-American War.

A nephew of Chief Justice John Marshall, Thomas Marshall served in the Kentucky legislature several times between 1817 and 1844, one of those terms as Speaker of the House. At the outbreak of the Mexican-American War, he was commissioned by President James K. Polk as a Brigadier General of Volunteers, and commanded the Kentucky brigade under General John E. Wool. After his return to Kentucky, he was murdered by a tenant at his home in Lewis County.