Thos. Marshall's Regiment
Thomas Marshall was a Boston tailor, whose father, Capt. Christopher Marshall raised and led a company of Provincial infantry in the 1745 expedition to capture Fortress Louisbourg. Thomas was commissioned as a lieutenant in Col. Phillips' Regiment in 1753, and soon was advanced to a captaincy.
In 1763, Marshall was promoted as major of the Boston Regiment, and by the time of his appointment to the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, he was Colonel of the regiment. A year later he was testifying in the Boston Massacre trial, a member of the Sons of Liberty, and a Boston selectman.
In 1776 Thomas Marshall would be appointed to command one of the fifteen newly authorized Continental battalions from Massachusetts. Marshall's regiment was designated as the 10th Massachusetts Regiment in 1779.
British Regulars and Provincial Troops
Manual for the Provincial Troops, 1758