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J.F. Morris

J.F. Morris

Federal (USV)

Sergeant

John Fielding Morris

(1840 - 1907)

Home State: Rhode Island

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Rhode Island Infantry

Before Antietam

From Providence, he enlisted on 9 September 1861 in Company C, 4th Rhode Island Infantry. He was promoted to Corporal on 10 October and to Sergeant 13 November.

The rest of the War

He was sick in hospital from July - October 1864. He was transferred from the General Hospital in Alexandria, VA to Providence, RI on 24 October 1864. He was mustered out to date from 15 October 1864.

References & notes

Basic information from Dyer1. He was mentioned by Lt Colonel Curtis in his official report on Antietam. Thanks to Bob Freitag for the picture here, from a very fine full-length portrait. His life dates from his gravesite on Findagrave.

Birth

07/20/1840; Lancashire, ENGLAND

Death

02/18/1907 Arlington, MA; burial in North Burial Ground, Providence, RI

Notes

1   Dyer, Elisha, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations for the Year 1865 (corrected), 2 Volumes, Providence: E.L. Freeman & Son, 1893, Vol. 1, pp. 256 - 322  [AotW citation 14025]