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Federal (USV)

Lieutenant Colonel

Abisha L. Morrison

(1825 - 1909)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

He had service in the Mexican War, as 2nd Lieutenant in the First Regiment of Indiana Volunteers from June 1846 - June 1847. In the summer of 1861 he raised a company of troops and, on 12 September, then a 36 year old resident of Greencastle, he was commissioned Captain, Company A, 27th Indiana Infantry. He was appointed Lieutenant Colonel of the Regiment on 19 November 1861.

On the Campaign

He was with his Regiment in Maryland and helped lead it from horseback in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was hurt by being thrown from a horse at Piper's Ford, VA on 16 November 1862 and resigned his commission on 11 January 1863 at Fairfax Station, VA.

After the War

He lived in Greencastle, IN.

References & notes

Civil War service from Brown,1 who has a post-War picture of him, and the Historical Data Systems database. His role at Antietam from Jones.2 Mexican service from Robarts.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


01/30/1825; Geneva, OH


04/04/1909 Greencastle, IN; burial in Forest Hill Cemetery, Greencastle, IN


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pp. 561, 564  [AotW citation 18836]

2   Jones, Wilbur D., Jr., Giants in the Cornfield: the 27th Indiana Infantry, Shippenburg (Pa.): White Mane Publishers, 1997, pp. 16, 17  [AotW citation 18837]

3   Robarts, William Hugh, Mexican War Veterans: a Complete Roster of the Regular and Volunteer troops in the War between the United States and Mexico, from 1846 to 1848, Washington, DC: Brentano's, 1887, pg. 47  [AotW citation 18838]