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Marshall, Samuel D.

b. October 8, 1812, in Knox County, Indiana; d. April 12, 1854, in Shawneetown, Illinois. Marshall graduated from Yale College in 1833 and was admitted to the bar shortly thereafter. He practiced law in Shawneetown, Illinois. He was the publisher of the Illinois Republican in the 1840s. Marshall saw service in the Mexican War as a major in the Fourth Illinois Regiment of Volunteers.
Roy P. Basler et al., eds., The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1953), 1:290-91, 515; Daily Alton Telegraph (Alton, Illinois), 27 April 1854, 2; John Palmer, ed., The Bench and Bar of Illinois: Historical and Reminiscent (Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1899), 2:851-52. Illustration courtesy of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield, IL.