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Federal (USV)


Richard Henry Morris

(1840 - 1894)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: 9th New York Infantry, Company K

Before Antietam

He lived in Bristol, PA from 1842 until going into business in New York in 1860. He enlisted April 23, 1861, at New York City; mustered in as Sergeant, Company C, 9th New York Infantry on May 4, 1861 to serve two years. Promoted Second Lieutenant, Company H, June 1, 1861; First Lieutenant, Company K, December 25, 1861.

On the Campaign

In command of left section of the Battery at Antietam.

The rest of the War

Appointed Captain September 30, 1862 on the resignation of Captain Whiting. He mustered out with his company on May 20, 1863 in New York City.

After the War

He was in the "West India Trade" and in 1882 became a right-of-way agent on the Pennsylvania Railroad.

References & notes

Service data from State of New York1 and Phisterer2. His role at Antietam from Graham3. Details from his gravesite on Findagrave and his obituary in the Bucks County Gazette of 24 May 1894.

More on the Web

A typescript of his wartime letters are online from the NY State Military Museum. The originals and other of his papers are in the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.


1840; Philadelphia, PA


05/18/1894; Bristol, PA; burial in Saint James Episcopal Church, Bristol, PA


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 18 (for the year 1899), pg. 724  [AotW citation 12583]

2   Phisterer, Frederick, New York in the War of the Rebellion, 6 volumes, Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1909-12, Vol. 3, pg. 1841  [AotW citation 12584]

3   Graham, Matthew John, The Ninth Regiment, New York Volunteers (Hawkins' Zouaves), New York: E.P. Coby & Company, Printers, 1900, pg. 280  [AotW citation 12585]