261……..(Born N. Y.)                  William W. Morris                    (Ap’d N. Y.)…………30

 

          Military History. – Cadet at the Military Academy, Mar. 17, 1815, to July 1, 1820, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 6th Infantry, July 1, 1820.

          Served:  in conducting recruits to Ft. Atkinson, Council Bluffs, Io., 1820-21; on frontier duty at Ft. Atkinson, Io., 1821-23; on the Arickaree Expedition, 1823, being in command of the Artillery engaged in

(First Lieut., 6th Infantry, Aug. 11, 1823)

the Attack on the Indian Towns, Aug. 9-11, 1823; on frontier duty at Ft. Atkinson, Io., 1823-24; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice),

(Transferred to 4th Artillery, July 30, 1824)

1824-27; on Ordnance duty, July 2, 1827, to mar. 6, 1828; in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1828-29, -- Ft. Delaware, Del., 1829-30, 1830-31, -- and New Castle, Del., 1831; on Recruiting service, 1831; in garrison at New Castle, Del., 1831-32, -- Charleston harbor, S. C., 1832-33, during South Carolina’s threatened nullification, -- Ft. Monroe, Va., 1833, -- Ft. Gratiot, Mich., 1833-34, -- and Ft. Trumbull, Ct., 1834-36; in Operations in Creek Nation, 1836; in the

(Captain, 4th Artillery, Dec. 17, 1836)

Florida War against the Seminole Indians, 1836-37, and 1837-38, as Major, Reg. Mounted Creek Volunteers, Sep. 1, 1836, to June 13, 1837, being engaged in the Battle of Wahoo Swamp, Nov. 21, 1836, and Skirmish of Hatchceluskee Creek, June 27, 1837; in the Cherokee Nation,

(Bvt. Major, Jan. 27, 1837, for Gallant Conduct on Several Occassions,

and General Efficiency in the War Against the Florida Indians)

1838, while transferring the Indians to the West; in garrison t Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1838; in the Florida War, 1838-39; on Recruiting service, 1839; on the Northern Frontier during Canada Border disturbances, at Detroit, Mich., 1839-41, -- and Sackett’s Harbor, N. Y. 1841-42; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1842-44, 1844-45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845-46; in the War with Mexico as Major of the Artillery Battalion of the “Army of Occupation” Apr. 6 to July 15, 1846,m being engaged in the Battle of Palo Alto, May 8, 1846, -- and Battle of Resaca-de-la-Palma, May 9, 1846; on Recruiting service, 1846; in the War with Mexico, 1846-48, as Prefect of Police and Alcalde of Tampico, Mex., Dec. 1846, to Nov. 1847, and of Puebla, Nov., 1847, to May, 1848; as U. S. Indian Agent for the Seminoles in Florida, Nov. 1, 1848, to Sep. 21, 1849; in garrison at Key West, Fla., 1850, -- Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., 1850-52, -- Ft. Wood, N. Y., 1852-53, -- and Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., 1853-56; in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole

(Major, 4th Artillery, Nov. 4, 1853)

Indians, 1856-57; and on frontier duty, at Ft. Leavenworth, quelling Kansas disturbances, 1857-58, -- Ft. Kearny, Neb., 1858-59, -- and Ft. Ridgely, Min., 1859-61.

          Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861-65:  in command

(Lieut.-Colonel, 4th Artillery, May 14, 1861)

of the Harbor Defenses of Baltimore, Md., May 1, 1861, to Feb. 1,

(Colonel, 2d Artillery, Nov. 1, 1861)

(Bvt. Brig.-General, U. S. Army, June 9, 1862, for Meritorious Service)

1865, -- and of Middle Department of 8th Army Corps, Feb. 1 to Dec. 11, 1865.

Bvt. Major-General, U. S. Army, Dec. 10, 1865, for Faith and Meritorious Services During the Rebellion.

Died Dec. 11, 1865, at Ft. McHenry, Md.:  Aged 64.

 


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