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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1822

Vol. I

(Born O.)

Thompson Morris

(Ap'd O.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1817, to July 1, 1822, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Infantry, July 1, 1822.

Served: in garrison at Sackett's Harbor, N. Y., 1822‑23, — Ft. Niagara, N. Y., 1823‑25; on Recruiting service, 1826‑28; in garrison at  p296 Ft. Niagara, N. Y., 1829‑30; on Recruiting service, 1830; in garrison

(First Lieut., 2d Infantry, May 26, 1830)

at Hancock Barracks, Me., 1830‑32, 1833‑36; on Recruiting service,

(Captain, 2d Infantry, Nov. 6, 1836)

1836‑37; in the Florida War, 1837‑40; on Recruiting service, 1840‑42; in garrison at Ft. Niagara, N. Y., 1842‑46, — and Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1846; in the War with Mexico, 1846‑48, being engaged in the Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, — Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17‑18, 1847,

(Bvt. Major, Apr. 18, 1847,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battle of Cerro Gordo, Mex.)

— Skirmish of Ocalaca, Aug. 16, 1847, — Battle of Contreras, Aug. 19‑20, 1847, — Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, — Battle of Molino del

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., Aug. 20, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct
in the Battles of Contreras and Churubusco, Mex.)

Rey, Sep. 8, 1847, — and Assault and Capture of the City of Mexico, Sep. 13‑14, 1847; on frontier duty at Ft. Brown, Tex., 1849‑50, — Ft.

(Major, 1st Infantry, Jan. 12, 1848)

Duncan, Tex., 1850‑51, 1851‑55, — and Ft. Vancouver, Wash., 1856‑60;

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 4th Infantry, Mar. 3, 1855)

on leave of absence, 1860‑61.

Retired from Active Service, Sep. 9, 1861, for Disability resulting from Long and Faithful Service, and Sickness and Exposure in the Line of Duty.

Died, Feb. 13, 1870, at Cincinnati, O.: Aged 70.

Buried, Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, OH.

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