Printed for the Author, Nashville, Tenn, 1905
Pvt. Marcus B. Toney
1st Tennessee Volunteer Infantry, C.S.A.
Marcus Toney enlisted May 10, 1861. Fought at the Battle of Perryville, Kentucky, on October 8, 1862, and captured while attending to the wounded. Later paroled and rejoined unit. Fought at the Battles of Chickamauga and Missionary Ridge. While at Dalton, Georgia, in March, 1864, transferred to the 44th Virginia Company C to fight with his cousin. Fought at the Battle of the Wilderness. Captured at the Mule Shoe Salient during the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia. Imprisoned during remainder of the war at Pt. Lookout, Maryland, and later at Elmira, New York. Discharged June 15, 1865. In 1905, wrote about his war experiences in the book The Privations of a Private. Died in 1929 and was buried at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee. The following is extracted from his book.