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 army. Since the end of the war General Sorrel has been a merchant in the city of Savannah, and connected with a steamship company.
Brigadier-General Marcellus A. Stovall was born at Sparta, Ga., September 18, 1 818. Both of his grandfathers were officers in the Revolution of 1776, the maternal grandfather, Capt. John H. Lucas, being present at the surrender of Cornwallis. His father was Pleasant Stovall, a wealthy and successful merchant of Augusta, who sent his son to school in Massachusetts. In the winter of 1835, though only seventeen years old, Marcellus enlisted for the Seminole war, being the youngest man in the Richmond Blues of Augusta, Ga., and never missed a day of service in the entire expedition. In 1836 he entered the United States military academy at West Point, but was prevented from finishing his course by a severe and continued attack of rheumatism. After leaving West Point he made a tour of Europe. Returning to Augusta in 1839 he engaged in mercantile pursuits, and was a ruling spirit in the volunteer military companies of Georgia. In 1842 he married Sarah G. McKinne, of Augusta. In 1846 he moved to Floyd county, and was living upon his beautiful estate near Rome when the civil war broke out. Being at the time captain of the Cherokee artillery, he offered his services to Governor Brown. His record as a military man was such that he was made colonel of artillery and attached to the Second brigade of Georgia volunteers. On the 8th of October, 1861, he was commissioned lieutenant-colonel of the Third Georgia battalion of infantry, and was ordered to Richmond, Va. After performing garrison duty a short time at Lynchburg, Va., and Goldsboro, N. C., he was ordered to east Tennessee to guard bridges and protect the Southern men of that section. In the summer of 1862 he took part in the engagement at Waldron's ridge, and in August accompanied Kirby Smith into Kentucky. While stationed at Lexington,
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