Biography of Maurice S. Morgan
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Morgan, S. Maurice, was born in the town of Lindley, November 6, 1839, son of Albert C. and Catherine Barnard Morgan, who settled in Lindley in 1828 and 1830. Mr. and Mrs. Morgan were the parents of five children: Harriet A., Sarah E., Nellie A., Catherine A., and S. Maurice. The latter was married to Helen B. Williams, and they have one child, Rose W. S. Maurice enlisted in Co. F, 86th N. Y. Vols., September, 1861, and was commissioned first lieutenant, Co. F, 86th N. Y. Vols.; May, 1862, was appointed aide de camp to John C. Robinson in Kearney's Division, Army of the Potomac, afterwards served in First Division, Third Army Corps, also Second Division of First Army Corps, and February, 1864, was appointed assistant adjutant general, U. S. Vols., and was assigned to the Second Division of Fifth Army Corps, was appointed adjutant general in First Army Corps in May, 1864. He was captured May 30, 1864, at Cold Harbor, and confined in Libby Prison, Richmond, Va., Macon, Ga., Charleston, S. C., and Columbia, S. C., and was paroled for exchange from Columbia. Escaped from Columbia prison and was free fourteen days. He holds a commission as brevet lieutenant colonel, given by President Lincoln for meritorious services in the field. He is now commander of the G. A. R. Post at Lawrenceville, Pa.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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