Marcus D.L. Green


35th Alabama
Infantry Regiment
Company B


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Ancestor of  David Reed

Color Sergeant Marcus D. L. Green served in the 35th Alabama Infantry, Co. B. from April 1862 - Sept. 1864. He lost his leg at Peachtree Creek, outside Atlanta. He had also served in the 2nd Alabama Infantry from March 1861 - April 1862. He was born in Tuscumbia, AL in 1836. Two of his brothers also served in the 35th Co. B. Marcus's brother in law Robert Wheeler was the third Color Sergeant of the
35th. Uncle Bob (Robert Wheeler) was killed in the charge against the
Osage-Orange Hedge fortification on the far eastern defenses at
Franklin, Tennessee.

They were not just farmers. M. D. L. Green's wife Elizabeth Wheeler was a descendent of the Wheeler and Stansberry Families of Baltimore.  They had served in the Revolution as officers. During the War of 1812 Br. Gen. Tobias Stansberry and six of his family fought defending Washington D.C. during the English invasion. They successesfully defended Baltimore against the British Army. The Dobbs family was
related to English Governor Sir Arthur Dobbs of North Carolina in the 1750s.

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