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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1897

Vol. IV

(Born Ga.)

Henry Sims Morgan

(Ap'd Ga.)


Born Oct. 14, 1874.a

Military History. — Cadet at the U. S. M. A., from June 21, 1893 to June 11, 1897, when he was graduated and promoted in the army to

(Add. Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, June 11, 1897)

(Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, July 5, 1898)

Served: At Savannah, Ga., as Assistant to Captain Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Gillette, Corps of Engineers, Sept., 1897 until

Drowned Aug. 31, 1898, in Tybee Roads, Ga., while endeavoring to rescue the crew of the wrecked bark Noe: Aged 24.b

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1899, for an obituary notice.

Buried, Sunset Hill Cemetery, Valdosta, GA.

Thayer's Notes:

a The birthdate is from his tombstone, q.v.

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b Lt. Morgan's classmates erected a memorial plaque on Tybee Island, and a copy was set up some years later elsewhere on the island at Fort Screven, where he was working at the time of his death. Photographs of both plaques, and some details of his death, are given on the Historical Marker Database. (The AOG "obituary" is uninformative, consisting merely of a bare three-line statement of his death, with place and date.)

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