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J.F. Morris
J.F. Morris

Federal (USV)


John Fielding Morris

(1840 - 1907)
Home State: Rhode Island
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th Rhode Island Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
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 remainder 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, Sources, and other 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 Date: 07/20/1840    Place of Birth: Lancashire, ENGLAND    
Death Date: 02/18/1907    Death Place: Arlington, MA    Burial Place: North Burial Ground, Providence, RI


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]

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