First Lieutenant Marion Holmes

Civil War Solider and Son of Charlestown

Tuesday December 2, 2014, 7:00-8:00pm, presented by Tom Coots

Living on the Training Field and overlooking the Memorial listing the patriots killed in the Battle of Bunker Hill, P. Marion Holmes Marion was inspired to join the City Guard.

Figure 6 - Charlestown City Guard

When the Civil War began with the shelling of Ft. Sumter, the Charlestown City guard was mobilized and called to Washington to help guard the city.

Learn about the life of P. Marion Homes during the Civil War where he fought in the Battles of Bull Run, Blue Springs and Campbellā€™s Crossing.

He fought in Washington, Virginia, Maryland, Kentucky Mississippi and Tennessee.

P. Marion Holmes received an ivory handled pistol from the Bunker Hill Club. Later Holmes recruited a company of Charlestown volunteers to the Warren Phalanx, which was in memory of Dr. Joseph Warren who died at the Battle of Bunker Hill.


The presentation will be on Tuesday December 2, 2014 from 7:00 to 8:00, the talk is free and open to the public.

The talk is presented by Tom Coots in memory of Carl Zellner. It will be held in the Education Room of the Bunker Hill Museum.