Marcus Sterling Hopkins – Major, United States Army

Marcus Sterling Hopkins

  • First Lieutenant, United States Army
  • The Cleveland National Guards
  • Company K, 7th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Civil War.
  • Brevet Major of United States Volunteers
  • November 18, 1840 – March 4, 1914

Clarentine Clay Hopkins
Wife of Marcus Sterling Hopkins.
No dates on the memorial


Gravesite is small house-like open-air type mausoleum with benches inside near the roadway in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery.


Long after the war he wrote the following:

“The Days of Sixty-three”. Marcus Hopkins. From: War Papers. MOLLUS. DC. Paper 18. 18 pgs. 18 photocopied pages. E464M5.1991v42. USAMHI. Carlisle Barracks. Pennsylvania.

National Tribune. “Remarkable Experience. A Man Who Stopped a Cannon-ball and Still Lives”. Marcus S. Hopkins. 7th O.V.I. January 30th, 1896


Courtesy of Larry Hardman:

He first entered the service as a Private in Company E, which was from Huron, Ohio, on April 26th, 1861. He then resigned and entered three year service on June 20th, 1861. His company became Company E of the 7th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. At some point in time he was appointed Second Lieutenant of Company K, same regiment, on February 5th, 1862. He later was appointed to First Lieutenant of Company F, same regiment, no date. At some point he was also the Quartermaster in Field and Staff.


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HOPKINS, MARCUS

  • BREVET MAJOR 1ST LT 9TH VRC
  • DATE OF DEATH: 03/04/1914
  • BURIED AT: SECTION ED WE  SITE 3406
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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