(1829 - 1893)
Home State: Kentucky
Education: Masonic College, Kentucky Military Academy, US Military Academy
Branch of Service: Staff
He was appointed to the US Military Academy at West point in 1847, and attended, but did not graduate. He was a clerk at the Miller, Wingate & Company, manufacturer of agricultural implements, in Louisville by 1860. He enlisted as Private, and was appointed First Lieutenant, Company A, 5th Louisiana Infantry on 10 May 1861, and Adjutant of the Regiment on 16 August. He was appointed Captain and Assistant Adjutant General (AAG) to General Garnett on 16 November. He was promoted to Major and Assistant Adjutant and Inspector General (AAIG) to General A.P. Hill on 26 May 1862.
On the Campaign
From General A.P. Hill's Report:
My thanks are due my staff for their hearty co-operation and intelligent transmission of my orders under a fire frequently uncomfortably hot--Maj. R. C. Morgan, assistant adjutant-general; Major [R. J.] Wingate, Capt. R. H. T. Adams, signal officer; Lieut. Murray [F.] Taylor, aide-de-camp, and Lieutenant [C. H.] Camfield, of my escort.
The rest of the War
He was charged with drunkenness in 1863 and tried by court-martial, which "disapproved of his conduct", but he retained his commission. He served with A.P. Hill to the General's death on 2 April 1865, then on General Longstreet's staff to the surrender at Appomattox Court House, VA just over a week later.
After the War
He was in the cotton and insurance businesses in New Orleans, New York and Louisville.
References & notes
12/18/1829; Frankfort, KY
08/28/1893 Louisville, KY; burial in Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, KY
1 Krick, Robert E.L., Staff Officers in Gray; A Biographical Register of the Staff Officers in the Army of Northern Virginia, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003, pg. 307 [AotW citation 17617]
2 US Military Academy, List of Cadets, United States Military Academy, from its Origin till September 1, 1917, West Point: USMA Press, 1918, pg. 92 [AotW citation 17618]