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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1835

Vol. I

(Born N. Y.)

James M. Morgan

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1831, to July 1, 1835, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, July 1, 1835.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Pike, La., 1835; in the Florida War, 1835‑38,

(Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, Dec. 28, 1835)

being engaged against the Seminole Indians in the Skirmishes at Camp

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, May 31, 1837)

Izard, Feb. 27, 28, 29, and Mar. 5, 1836, — Action of Oloklikaha, Mar. 31, 1836, — and Combat of Thlonotosassa Creek, Apr. 27, 1836; as Asst. Ordnance Officer at Allegheny Arsenal, Pa., 1838‑41; in command of

(First Lieut., Ordnance, July 9, 1838)

Mount Vernon Arsenal, Ala., 1841‑44, 1844‑48; in the War with Mexico,

(Captain, Ordnance, Mar. 3, 1847)

 p594  as Ordnance Officer at Monterey, 1848; as Asst. Ordnance Officer at Watervliet Arsenal, N. Y., 1848‑49; and in command of Little Rock Arsenal, Ark., 1849‑51, — and of Baton Rouge Arsenal, La., 1851‑53.

Died, Sep. 20, 1853, at Baton Rouge, La.: Aged 40.

Buried, Baton Rouge National Cemetery, Baton Rouge, LA.

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