Henderson County, Kentucky Veteran

Paul Marrs

At the breaking out of the war Paul MARRS sold his interest in the drug house of CROMWELL & MARRS, and during the latter part of 1861 enlisted as a private under Colonel Adam JOHNSON, Confederate Army.

During his army life Captain MARRS was engaged in many skirmishes and several battles. In 1862, he with others, was captured and sent to prison at Evansville; from Evansville he was sent to Camp Morton, Indiana, where he remained one year, from thence he was sent to Johnson's Island, and a short time thereafter to Fortress Monroe, where in 1863, he was exchanged and returned to his command.

During his term of service, Captain MARRS was promoted to the rank of Captain, and was made quarter master of the command. At the close of the war he returned to Henderson, surrendered himself to Captain PLATTER, then in command of the post, took the oath, and from that day to this has remained loyal to the Government, and proven one of the most successful of business men.

History of Henderson County, Kentucky by E. L. Starling, Pages 646 - 647

Contributed by Netta Mullin, HCH&GS
Copyright 2002 HCH&GS