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A. Morris

A. Morris

Federal (USA)


Arthur Morris

(1843 - 1892)

Home State: Maryland

Command Billet: Battery Officer

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: 4th United States Artillery, Batteries A and C

Before Antietam

He left college in the Winter of 1861-62, and was appointed 2nd Lieutenant, 4th US Artillery on 24 March 1862. He was slightly wounded in action at White Oak Swamp, VA on 30 June 1862, and was brevetted First Lieutenant there.

On the Campaign

He was honored by Brevet to Captain for "gallant and meritorious service at the battle of Antietam".

The rest of the War

He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 12 November 1863.

After the War

He continued on Regular Army service, and was promoted to Captain on 10 January 1877. He retired on 5 October 1887 on disability. He was honored by brevet to Major, USA on 27 February 1890 for action against Indians at Clearwater, IA 11 and 12 July 1877. He was a member of the New York Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the US (MOLLUS).

References & notes

Service details from Heitman1 and Dyer2. His fuzzy photograph from a group picture taken at the Headquarters, Artillery Brigade of 5th Army Corps, Culpeper, Virginia, 21 March 1864, in the MOLLUS Massachusetts collection3. His gravesite is online from Findagrave. His death place from General Orders of the War Department, No. 72, 17 October 1892. Further details from a family genealogy, excerpted in American Historical Magazine, Vol. 1, 1906.

Son of Colonel William Walton Morris (USMA 1820), who commanded at Ft. McHenry during the War, and great-grandson of Declaration of Independence signer Lewis Morris. Brother of William Gouverneur Morris (1833-83) and Gouverneur Morris (1841-65), who both had War service. Arthur was probably born at Fortress Monroe, VA where his father was on garrison duty as Captain, 4th Artillery.


11/09/1843 in VA


09/26/1892; New York City, NY; burial in Oakland Cemetery, Yonkers, NY


1   Heitman, Francis Bernard, Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, 2 volumes, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1903, Vol. 1, pg. 727  [AotW citation 14697]

2   Dyer, Alexander B. (1st Lt., 4th Arty.), and and Theo F Rodenbough and William L. Haskin, eds., Fourth Regiment of Artillery, Historical Sketches Of Staff And Line, New York City: Maynard, Merrill, & Co., 1896  [AotW citation 14698]

3   US Army, Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC), Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS)-Massachusetts Photograph Collection, Published 2009, <>, Source page: Vol. 2, pg. 2600  [AotW citation 14699]