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Morton, Alfred, was born in Winthrop, Maine, January 16, 1834, and received a classical education in Augusta, Me. August 29, 1861, he entered service as sergeant of Co. F, 2d California Cavalry; was regimental commissary sergeant from December 6, until January 6, 1862: appointed first lieutenant, 2d California Infantry, January 6, 1862; promoted captain February 14, 1863; promoted major of 7th California Infantry, November 25, 1864; provost marshal of San Francisco and Department of California in 1865, Was honorably discharged from the volunteer service March 17, 1866. Appointed second lieutenant of 9th Infantry, U. S. A., March 8, 1866; first lieutenant July 28, 1866, and captain March 20, 1879. Served as regitnental quartermaster from June 1. 1866, until March 20, 1879. In 1866 he married Ida Wetzlar of San Francisco, and they have two sons: Edward Campbell, who married Mary Hammond of Chicago, where he is a practicing physician and surgeon; and Alfred Wetzlar, who is a business man in that city. Major Morton is a member of the military order of the Loyal Legion. also of the Society of California Volunteers, of which he was one of the founders. The ancestry of his family is English, Scotch and German, The founder of this family in the United States was George Morton, who arrived in the ship Ann at Plymouth, Mass., in the year 1623.

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