The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 20, July 1916 - April, 1917 Page: 138
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The Southwestern Historical Quarterly
1862. In that series of engagements, Gaines' Mill was the key
to the enemy's lines. If that was lost, all would be lost. It
was fortified with a double row of earthen breastwork, that bristled
with Enfield rifles and frowned with both heavy and light artil-
lery. Here two Confederate brigades had been repulsed. Hood's
Texas Brigade was then ordered to storm the position, which they
did successfully, but the Fourth Texas lost fully half its members
in killed and wounded. Colonel Marshall, who refused to dis-
mount from his horse and go into the charge on foot, as other
field officers did, was among the slain, shot through the forehead.
Generals Lee and T. J. Jackson rode over the ground shortly
afterwards and, while viewing the havoc made by the guns of the
foe, Jackson exclaimed, "These men were truly soldiers." Colonel
Marshall was buried in the cemetery at Richmond.
Thus this man with knightliest head and tenderest heart, with
harness on, with crest that was never lowered and escutcheon that
never knew a stain, became a martyr while defending with his
sword the cause he so ably advocated with his pen. And when
the spirit of that gallant man winged its flight to the great beyond,
it could be truly said of him, that he was an admirable type of
the Old South-a man, who in life had never turned his back on
a friend, or failed to face a foe.
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 20, July 1916 - April, 1917, periodical, 1917; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101070/m1/144/: accessed July 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.