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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1837

Vol. I

(Born Pa.)

Edwin W. Morgan

(Ap'd Pa.)


Edwin Wright Morgan: Born Apr. 11, 1811.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1833, to July 1, 1837, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, July 1, 1837.

Served: in the Florida War, 1837‑38; in the Cherokee Nation, 1838,

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, July 7, 1838)

while transferring the Indians to the West; on the Northern Frontier, at Buffalo, N. Y., 1838‑39, during Canada Border Disturbances; and on Recruiting service, 1839.

Resigned, May 31, 1839.

Civil History. — Principal Asst. Engineer of the State of Pennsylvania, and Chief of several surveys, 1839‑46.

 p663  Military History. — Re-appointed in the U. S. Army, with the rank of

Major, 11th Infantry, Apr. 9, 1847.

Served in the War with Mexico, 1847‑48, as

Lieut.‑Colonel, 13th Infantry, Sep. 13, 1847,

till he was

Disbanded, July 31, 1848.

Civil History. — Superintendent of Western Military Institute, Blue Licks, Ky., 1849‑51. Chief Engineer of Shelby Railroad, Ky., 1852‑54. Vice-President of Shelby College, Ky., 1853‑54. Joint Superintendent of Kentucky Military Institute, 1854‑56. Professor of Mathematics and Mechanics, Lehigh University, at Bethlehem, Pa., 1866‑69.

Died, April 16, 1869, at Bethlehem, Pa.: Aged 55.

Buried, Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, PA.

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