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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1857

Vol. II

(Born N. Y.)

Charles H. Morgan

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Charles Hale Morgan: Born Nov. 6, 1834, Manlius, NY.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1853, to July 1, 1857, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Artillery, July 1, 1857.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice),

(Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, Sep. 10, 1857)

1857‑59; in conducting Recruits to 4th Artillery, 1859; and on frontier duty on Utah Expedition, 1859‑61.

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

(First Lieut., 4th Artillery, Apr. 1, 1861)

Western Virginia Operations, Dec., 1861; in the Defenses of Washington, Dec., 1861, to Mar., 1862; in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Mar. to Aug., 1862, being engaged in the Siege of Yorktown, Apr. 6 to May 4, 1862; on sick leave of absence, Aug. 15

(Captain, 4th Artillery, Aug. 5, 1862)

to Sep. 26, 1862; in the Maryland Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Oct.‑Nov., 1862, on the March to Falmouth, Va.; as Chief of Artillery, 2d Corps (Army of the Potomac), Oct. 1, 1862, to May 25, 1863, — and Asst. Inspector-General and Chief of Staff of 2d Army Corps, Jan. 1, 1863, to Feb. 27, 1865, and of 1st Army Corps of Veterans, Feb. 27 to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Staff, U. S. Volunteers, Jan. 1, 1863, to May 21, 1865)

May 21, 1865; in the Rappahannock Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Dec., 1862, to June, 1863, being engaged in command of the Artillery of 2d Corps, in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862, — and Battle of Chancellorsville, May 2‑4, 1863; in the Pennsylvania Campaign (Army of the Potomac), June‑July, 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1‑3, 1863, — and Pursuit of the enemy to Warrenton, Va.,

(Bvt. Major, July 3, 1863,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Gettysburg, Pa.)

July, 1863; in the Rapidan Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Sep. to Dec., 1863, being engaged in the Skirmish at Auburn, and Combat at Bristoe Station, Oct. 14, 1863, — and Mine Run Operations, Nov. 26 to

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., Oct. 14, 1863,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services in the Action at Bristoe Station, Va.)

Dec. 3, 1863; on Recruiting service for 2d Army Corps, Jan. to Mar.,  p683 1864; in the Richmond Campaign (Army of the Potomac), May to Nov., 1864, being engaged in the Battle of the Wilderness, May 5‑6, 1864, — Combat of Todd's Tavern, May 7, 1864, — Battles of Spottsylvania, May 10‑20, 1864, — Battles of North Anna, May 23‑25, 1864, — Battle

(Bvt. Colonel, May 12, 1864,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Spottsylvania C. H., Va.)

of Tolopotomy, May 30, 1864, — Battle of Cold Harbor, June 3, 1864, and Operations in its vicinity, June 3‑11, 1864, — Battle before Petersburg, June 16‑18, 1864, — Battles of Deep Bottom, July 26, and Aug. 15‑18,

(Bvt. Colonel, U. S. Volunteers, Aug. 1, 1864,
for Distinguished and Valuable Services and Gallantry throughout the Campaign,
especially at the Wilderness and Spottsylvania)

1864, — Battle of Ream's Station, Aug. 25, 1864, — Battle of Boydton Plank-road, Oct. 27, 1864, — and Siege of Petersburg, June 15 to Nov. 26, 1864; at Washington, D. C., assisting in the Organization of 1st Army Corps of Veterans, Nov. 27, 1864, to Feb. 27, 1865; as Asst. Inspector-

(Bvt. Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, Dec. 2, 1864,
for Gallant and Distinguished Services as Chief of Staff of 2d Army Corps
during the Campaign before Richmond, Va.)

General and Chief of Staff to Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Hancock, commanding Middle Military Division, Feb. 22 to June 22, 1865; as Member of the

(Bvt. Brig.‑General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services in the Field during the Rebellion)

(Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, May 21, 1865)

Board for the Examination of Candidates for Appointment for Officers of Colored Troops, June 22 to Aug. 7, 1865; and on leave of absence, Dec. 28, 1865, to Mar. 10, 1866.

Mustered out of Volunteer Service, Jan. 15, 1866.

Served: as Member of Board of Officers to make recommendations for Brevet Promotions in the U. S. Army, Mar. 10 to June 26, 1866; on leave of absence, June 26 to Aug. 9, 1866; on Recruiting service, Aug. 9, 1866, to Apr. 15, 1867; in garrison at Ft. Delaware, Del., Apr. 21,

(Major, 4th Artillery, Feb. 5, 1867)

1867, to May, 1869, — Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), to Feb., 1871, — Raleigh, N. C., to Nov., 1872, — Alcatraz Island, Cal., to Feb. 10, 1875, — in Arizona, to Apr. 15, 1875, — and Alcatraz Island, Cal., to Dec. 20, 1875.

Died Dec. 20, 1875, at Alcatraz Island, Cal.: Aged 41.

Buried, Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, CA.

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