Thomas Marshall (general)
April 13, 1793|
Mason County, Kentucky
|Died||March 28, 1853
Lewis County, Kentucky
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1846–1848|
|Rank||Brigadier General of Volunteers|
|Other work||Kentucky legislator|
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.
- Paxton, William McClung (1885). The Marshall family: or A genealogical chart of the descendants of John Marshall and Elizabeth Markham, his wife, sketches of individuals and notices of families connected with them. Cincinnati, Ohio: R. Clarke & Co. pp. 115 ff. Retrieved 2009-03-04.
- Winders, Richard Bruce (2001). Mr. Polk's Army: The American Military Experience in the Mexican War. College Station, Texas: Texas A&M University Press. p. 39. ISBN 1-58544-162-7.
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