|An image of Surgeon Marsh in his uniform, taken about 1865. This photo is marked on the back, "Sarony & Co., New York."|
|The Marsh exhibit includes information about Surgeon Marsh, and several artifacts which belonged to him.|
Surgeon Marsh is sometimes referred to as "The Man Who Stopped the Civil War." It seems a strange designation for a surgeon, but it was a case of being in the right place at the right time! While Generals Grant and Lee considered the terms of surrender at Appomattox Court House, parts of the Federal and Confederate armies were still firing at each other. General Grant turned to Assistant-Adjutant-General Thomas Weir, and asked him to see that the firing was stopped. However, General Weir knew his horse was worn out and not fit for the task. He asked Dr. Marsh to transmit the orders to the regimental commanders. So, the cease-fire orders he conveyed brought an end to the shooting.
|There were visitors waiting at the door while the exhibit was being installed. This was the scene just moments after I left the room!|