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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1880

Vol. III

(Born Canada)

George H. Morgan

(Ap'd Min.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, June 14, 1876, to June 12, 1880, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 3d Cavalry, June 12, 1880.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Washakie, Wy., and Scouting, Oct. 3, 1880, to May 10, 1882, being engaged with Ute Indians, May 5, 1882, — in the field and at Whipple Barracks, Ara., to Sep. 7, 1882, being engaged with Apaches, July 17, 1882; on sick leave of absence, to Jan. 6, 1883; in conducting recruits to Texas, and en route to and at Ft. Verde, Ara., and in the field (on Rifle Competition in Oct., 1883), to Mar. 29, 1884; as Inspector of Rifle Practice of the Department of Arizona, to Sep. 30, 1884; on frontier duty at Ft. Verde, Ara., to Dec. 21, 1884, —

(First Lieut., 3d Cavalry, Nov. 26, 1884)

Ft. Thomas, Ara., to Jan. 7, 1885, — Ft. Grant, Ara., to Apr. 11, 1885, — Camp Rice, Tex., to June 26, 1885, — Ft. Davis, Tex., to July 13, 1885, — in the Oklahoma Country, to July 26, 1885 (on Rifle Competition, to Sep. 16, 1885, and on leave of absence, to Jan. 1, 1886), — Camp  p337 Peña Colorada, Tex., to July 7, 1886, — Ft. Davis, Tex., to July 31, 1887, — on Rifle Competition, to Sep., 1887, — Ft. Davis, Tex., to Oct. 15, 1887, — Ft. Clark, Tex., to May 9, 1888, — Camp Peña Colorada, Tex. (on Rifle Competition, Aug. 18 to Sep. 21, 1889), to Nov. 16, 1889, — and Ft. Clark, Tex., to –––––.

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

(George Horace Morgan)

Military History. —

(Brevet 1st Lieutenant, Feb. 27, 1890, for gallant services in action against Indians at Big Dry Wash, Ariz., July 17, 1882, where he was severely wounded)

In command of troop at Fort Clark to Sept. 1, 1890. — Served in Department of Tex. to Aug., 1891. — Professor of Military Science and Tactics at University of Minnesota, Oct. 10, 1891 to Oct. 1, 1895 (admitted to the bar in Minnesota, 1895). — Served in Department of Missouri to March 15, 1896, in command of Troop H.

(Captain of Cavalry, 3d Cavalry, March 15, 1896)

— In command of Troop H, 3d Cavalry, Department of Missouri, to April 19, 1898, and during Spanish war, 1898‑99, attached to Provisional Corps, Chickamauga Park, Ga., April 19, 1898. — With Cavalry Division, 5th Army Corps, Tampa, Fla., May 11 to June 8; Port Tampa, June 8 to June 14; Santiago de Cuba, June 23 to Aug. 8; Montauk, L. I., Aug. 14 to Sept. 2. — Chief Mustering Officer, Minnesota, to Nov. 25; joined Troop H, with Det. 3d Cavalry, attached to 2d Army Corps, at Augusta, Ga., Dec. 1, 1898. — Recommended Brevet Major, U. S. Army, for gallantry in battle, Santiago de Cuba, to rank from July 1, 1898; at Camp Mackenzie, Augusta, Ga., to –––––; under orders to proceed to Fort Myer, Va.

(Major, 28th U. S. Volunteer Infantry, July 5, 1899)

Medal of Honor

for distinguished conduct in action against hostile Apache Indians at the Big Dry Watch, Ariz., July 17, 1882, by gallantly holding his ground at a critical moment and firing upon the advancing enemy until himself disabled by a shot; while 2d Lieutenant, 3d Cavalry, and serving as a volunteer with Lieutenant Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.West's command of Indian scouts and Troop I, 6th Cavalry.

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

Military History. — Served: At Detention Camp Montauk Point, N. Y., to Sept. 1, 1898; Sept. to Jan., 1899, mustering out volunteers; Jan., 1899, rejoined troop and regiment at Augusta, Ga., commanding 3d Cavalry, quelling mutiny in volunteers at that camp; commanding Fort Myer, Va., March to June, 1899; joined regiment at Camp Meade, Pa.; arrived at Manila, P. I., Nov. 23, 1899; in command of 1st Battalion, 28th U. S. Volunteer Infantry, campaign of Cavite, under General Wheaton, Jan., 1900; fight at Putol Bridge, Jan. 7, and near Das Marinas, Jan. 8; marched battalion to and took possession of Taal District, Batangas Province, Jan. 17‑20, 1900; Acting Inspector-General, Department Southern Luzon, Sept. to Nov., 1900; organized mounted detachment, 28th Volunteer Infantry at Pasay Barracks, Rizal, Nov.; sailed with regiment to Cagayan de Misamis, Dec. 1, 1900; campaign in Misamis, resulting in the capture of General Capistrano's command and the establishment of civil government in that section; mustered out of the volunteer service with regiment, May 1, 1901; in command of the District Tagoloan Misamis, as Captain 3d Cavalry; relieved June 14, 1901; rejoined regiment at Cabugao Ilocos Sur, July 15; Regimental Commissary, 3d Cavalry, and joined Regimental Headquarters at Vigan Ilocos Sur, about Aug. 1, 1901; Chief Commissary, 1st District, Aug. to Dec. 1; Acting A. D. C. to General Bell and Chief Commissary of the brigade in the Malvar campaign, Dec., 1901 to April, 1902; in command of the Taal District, resulting in the first important surrender of insurrectos, Jan. 12, 1902; during the reconcentration period, had charge of the supply of food to the inhabitants, one of the important  p310 responsibilities rendered necessary by the plan of the campaign; returned to U. S., with Headquarters, 3d Cavalry, April 23, 1902; Commissary at Fort Assinniboine, Montana, April 23, 1903.

(Major, 9th Cavalry, April 23, 1903)

— Professor of Military Science and Tactics at University of Minnesota, to Oct. 1, 1905; joined Squadron, 9th Cavalry at Fort Riley, Kas., Oct. 3, 1905. While on duty at Fort Riley, was member and President of Cavalry Board; President of Cavalry Examining Board, and, at times, Director of the School; appointed Adjutant-General, Dec. 6, 1906; Adjutant-General, Northern Division, Chicago, Ill., Jan. 1, 1907; en route to and in Philippines, May 6 to June 5, 1907; Adjutant-General, Department Visayas, June 5, 1907 to July, 1908; Adjutant-General of the brigade, Fort William McKinley, Rizal, July 21, 1908 to June 5, 1909; Justice of the Peace, under authority of law, 1502 Philippines Commission; relieved from duty in Philippines, 1909; Adjutant-General, Department Texas; at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Aug. 17, 1909 to –––––.

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

(George Horace Morgan, Born Jan. 1, 1855.)

Military History. —

Medal of Honor

Major, 9th Cavalry, April 27, 1903

Military Secretary, by Detail, Dec. 8, 1906

At Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Adjutant-General, Department of Texas, Aug. 17, 1909, to Dec. 7, 1910;

(Assigned to 3d Cavalry, Dec. 8, 1910)

Acting Adjutant-General, Department of Texas, to Feb. 28, 1911; Acting Chief of Staff, Department of Texas, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 11th Cavalry, March 3, 1911)

April 5, 1911; at Maneuver Division Camp, April 5 to Nov. 10, 1911; at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., Nov. 12, 1911, to Jan. 10, 1913; at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., taking special Field Officer's Course, Jan. 13 to March 14, 1913; at Camp of Instruction, Winchester, Va., to August, 1913; at Army War College, Washington, D. C., Aug. 15, 1913, to

(Colonel, 15th Cavalry, April 26, 1914)

May 10, 1914; at Fort Bliss, Texas, commanding regiment and post, May 10, 1914, to Aug. 15, 1915;

(Assigned to 7th Cavalry, Aug. 15, 1915)

(Attached to 8th Cavalry, Oct. 4, 1915)

at St. Paul, Minn., Chief of Staff, 13th Militia Division, Dec. 14, 1915, to Aug. 21, 1916; Mustering Officer, Central Division, June 20 to Aug. 21, 1916; (mustered in Iowa Troops); at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, on inspecting duty, Southern Department, Aug. 21 to Sept. 26, 1916; at El Paso, Texas, commanding Provisional Cavalry Regiment, 10th Provisional Division Sept. 26, 1916, to March 23, 1917; at St. Paul, Minn., Division Inspector-instructor, 13th Militia Division, from March 31, 1917; President of Board for selecting Cantonment site in 13th Division area, May 15, 1917; (selected Camp Dodge, Iowa); at St. Paul, Minn., Mustering Officer for Minnesota, July 14 to Aug. 3, 1917; at Camp Clark, Mo., Mustering Officer for Missouri, Aug. 3 to Sept. 28, 1917; at Douglas, Arizona, commanding 17th Cavalry and District of Arizona, Oct. 13, 1917, to Feb. 14, 1918; at Camp Harry J. Jones, commanding Camp and Douglas Sub‑District, Feb. 14 to April 29, 1918; commanding District of Arizona, April 29 to May 14, 1918; commanding  p299 Douglas Sub‑District, May 14 to June 24, 1918; at El Paso, Texas, District Inspector, June 24 to Oct. 15, 1918; commanding 17th Cavalry from Oct. 15, 1918, and commanding District of Arizona from Oct. 22, 1918, to Jan. 1, 1919.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Jan. 1, 1919,
By Operation of Law

Vol. VII
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1920]

Military History. —

Medal of Honor

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Jan. 1, 1919,
By Operation of Law.

Professor of Military Science and Tactics, R. O. T. C., Nashville High Schools, 1920, to 1926.

Awarded two Silver Stars and cited "for gallantry in action against Spanish forces at the battle of San Juan, Cuba, July 1, 1898," and again, "for gallantry in action against insurgent forces at Putol Bridge, Luzon, Philippine Islands, Jan. 7, 1900."

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Col., Ret., Jan. 1, 1919.

Vol. IX
[Supplement, Vol. IX: 1940‑1950]

Military History: —

Col Ret 1 Jan 19.

Died Washington DC, 14 Feb 48: Aged 93.

Portrait and obituary​a at West Point Association of Graduates.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Thayer's Note:

a An unusually fine obituary.

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