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Col. Humphrey Marshall, of Kentucky, has been appointed to the position of Brigadier-General in the Provisional Army of the Confederate states. Col. Marshall graduated at West Print, and was a classmate of Gens. Joseph E. Johnston and Robert E. Lee. He served with distinguished ability in the war with Mexico, where he was in commend of the famous Kentucky cavalry regiment, and was at the bloody memorable battle of Buena Vista.--He had the successful charge wherein the gallant Vaughan, of his regiment, and the chivalric gentleman, Col. Zoll, of the Arkansas cavalry, fall to rise no more. On that trying sion when bullets flew as thick as half stones Col. Marshall bore himself proudly at the end of the column, though death and desolation reigned around, and every hillock seemed a volcano; and his mighty voice rang out above the din of battle, encouraging his men to stand by the colors. Under such a leader the gallant sons of Kentucky will again rush, as with a thunder blast, to do or to die.
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