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Federal (USV)


John Morris

(c. 1832 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 29, he enlisted at New York City to serve three years, and mustered in as Private, Company H, 69th New York Infantry on 19 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was slightly wounded in the arm in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He transferred to Company A on 12 June 1863. He was wounded again, in action at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863. He transferred to Company F in January or February 1864. He was captured in action at Ream's Station, VA on 25 August 1864. He was held as a prisoner of war, but escaped on 28 April 1865. He mustered out with a detachment of the regiment on 5 June 1865 near Alexandria, VA.

References & notes

Service from the New York Adjutant General.1 His Antietam wound from McLernon,2 citing an official published casualty list, as James Morris.


c. 1832


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, For the Year 1901, Ser. No. 28, pg. 250  [AotW citation 18306]

2   McLernon, Robert, Casualty List, 69th New York Volunteer Infantry, Meagher's Irish Brigade, Bloody Lane, Antietam, Maryland, September 17, 1862, Springfield (Va): R. McLernon, 2014, pg. 37  [AotW citation 18307]