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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1854

Vol. II

Nova Scotia)

Michael R. Morgan

(Ap'd La.)


Michael Ryan Morgan: Born Jan. 18, 1833.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1850, to July 1, 1854, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 1, 1854.

Served: in garrison at San Francisco, Cal., 1854‑55, — Ft. Snelling, Min., 1855‑56, — and San Francisco, Cal., 1857; on frontier duty at Ft.

(First Lieut., 3d Artillery, Nov. 11, 1856, to Nov. 1, 1861)

Miller, Cal., 1857, — and Nome Lakee Reserve, Cal., 1857‑58; in garrison at Benicia, Cal., 1858; on Spokane Expedition, Wash., 1858, being engaged in the Combat of Four Lakes, Sep. 1, 1858, — Combat of Spokane Plains, Sep. 5, 1858, — and Skirmish on Spokane River, Sep. 8, 1858; on frontier duty at Ft. Vancouver, Wash., 1858; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1859; on Harper's Ferry Expedition to suppress John Brown's Raid, 1859; and in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1859‑61.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: as Chief

(Captain, 11th Infantry, May 14, 1861: Declined)

of Commissariat to the Port Royal Expedition, S. C., Aug. 12, 1861, to

(Captain, Staff — Com. of Subsistence, Aug. 3, 1861)

Mar. 31, 1862, and of the Department of the South, Mar. 31, 1862, to May 1, 1864, with rank of Lieut.‑Colonel on the staff of the 10th Army Corps, from Nov. 8, 1862, being present on Morris Island during Operations against Fts. Sumter, Wagner, and Gregg, July to Nov., 1863; as Chief of Commissariat of 10th Army Corps, May 5 to June 16, 1864, and of the Armies operating against Richmond, June 16, 1864, to June 6,  p585 1865, being present at Bermuda Hundred, May 5 to June 17, 1864, — Siege of Petersburg, June 17, 1864, to Apr. 2, 1865, — Combat of Chapin's

(Bvt. Major, Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., and Bvt. Colonel, July 6, 1864,
for Distinguished Services as Chief Com. of Subsistence of the Armies
operating in the Campaign of 1864 before Richmond, Va.)

Farm, Sep. 29, 1864, — Engagements before Petersburg, Mar. 30‑31, and Apr. 1‑2, 1865, — and Pursuit of the Rebel Army, terminating Apr. 9,

(Bvt. Brig.‑General, U. S. Army, Apr. 9, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Campaign terminating with the Surrender of the Insurgent Army under General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.R. E. Lee)

1865, on the Capitulation of General R. E. Lee at Appomattox C. H.; as Inspector to Subsistence Department (Lieut.‑Colonel, ex officio, June 6 to Dec. 29, 1865) at the Headquarters of the Armies of the United States, June 6 to Aug. 25, 1865; and as Depot Commissary at Ft. Leavenworth,

(Major, Staff — Commissary of Subsistence, Nov. 17, 1865)

Kan., Aug. 25, 1865, to May 28, 1866.

Served: as Chief of Commissariat, Department of Missouri, May 28, 1866, to Nov. 11, 1873; as Purchasing and Depot Commissary, at New York city, Nov. 30, 1873, to May 10, 1877; as Chief of Commissariat, Department of Dakota, May 12, 1877, to Oct. 31, 1882, — and of the Division of the Pacific, and Department of California, Nov. 18, 1882, to July 7, 1888; on leave of absence to Oct. 31, 1888; and as Chief of Commissariat of the Division of the Missouri, to –––––.

Lieut.‑Colonel, Staff — Asst. Commissary-General of Subsistence, Aug. 28, 1888.

Vol. IV
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

(Michael Ryan Morgan)

Military History. —

(Colonel, — Asst. Commissary-General of Subsistence, July 14, 1890)

— Chief of Commissariat, Division of the Missouri, to Sept. 5, 1892. — In office of Commissary-General of Subsistence, Washington, D. C., as Senior Assistant, acting Commissary-General of Subsistence from Sept. 6, 1892 until Oct. 8, 1894, when he was appointed

(Brig.‑General, Staff — Commissary-General of Subsistence, Oct. 8, 1894)

— In charge of Subsistence Department, Washington, D. C., to Jan. 18, 1897.

Retired from Active Service, he being 64 Years of Age, Jan. 18, 1897.

Vol. V
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Retired officer. — Residence, St. Paul, Minn.

Civil History. — At the breaking out of the Spanish War tendered through Adjutant-General of the Army, his services for that war. — Went to Washington in the spring of 1898 and, in person, offered his services to the Honorable Secretary of War; was answered, "You have fulfilled your duty, General, there is no more for you to do." — Then, in person, offered his services to President McKinley, who answered, "We may have to call on you yet." — Has been Director of Security Trust Company, St. Paul, Minn., since December, 1897, and is now and has been for  p83 years, Vice-President of the same institution. — Has written for Journal of the Military Service Institution (Governor's Island), "Types and Traditions of the Old Army," July‑Aug., 1905, again "Types and Traditions of the Old Army," "From City Point to Appomatoxº with General Grant," September-October, 1907, and again in the Journal, May‑June, 1908.

Vol. VI
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Michael Ryan Morgan, Born Jan. 18, 1833.)

Military History. —

Brigadier-General, Commissary-General of Subsistence, Oct. 8, 1894.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Jan. 18, 1897, by Operation of Law.

Died Sept. 16, 1911, at St. Paul, Minn.: Aged 78.

Buried, Calvary Cemetery, St. Paul, MN.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1912.

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