Albert Payson Morrow of Illinois
Appointed From Pennsylvania, Sergeant, Company K, 17th Pennsylvania Infantry, 18 Aptil to 1 August 1861
Sergeant Company C and Sergeant Major 6th Pennsylvania Cavalry, 9 September 1861 To 27 March 1862
Second Lieutenant, 6th Pennsylvania Cavalry, 27 March 1862
First Lieutenant, 20 November 1862
Captain, 8 February 1864
Major, 10 February 1865
Lieutenant Colonel, 29 March 1865
Breveted Colonel, 13 March 1865 for conspicious gallantry in action
Honorably mustered out 7 August 1865
Captain, 7th U. S. Cavalry, 28 July 1866
Major, 9th U. S. Cavalry, 6 March 1867
Lieutenant Colonel, 6th U. S. Cavalry, 17 December 1882
Colonel, 3rd U. S. Cavalry, 18 February 1891
Retired 16 August 1892
ARMY AND NAVY NEWS
WASHINGTON, May 22, 1883 – It is generally understood here that the prominent Army officer who was recently reported to have sold duplicate or triplicate pay vouchers for the same month’s pay to two or three banking offices in this city is Colonel A. P. Morrow, who has for some time been attached to General Sherman’s staff. The matter has come informally before the War Department and will, it is believed, result in a court-martial.
October 11, 1883 – general court-martial has been appointed to meet at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, October 19th, for the trial of Lieutenant Colonel A. P. Morrow, Sixth Cavalry, formerly on the staff of General Sherman, on the charges of drunkenness and conduct unbecoming an officer and gentleman, preferred by Brigadier General George Crook, Commanding the Department of Arizona.
ARMY AND NAVY MATTERS:
WASHINGTON, November 9, 1883 – The record of the court-martial in the case of Lieutenant Colonel A. P. Morrow, Sixth Cavalry, tried on charges of drunkenness on duty, was today submitted to the Secretary of War, together with a review thereof by the Judge Advocate General of the Army. The case will be submitted to the President for action. It is understood that the court found Colonel Morrow guilty of the charge and sentenced him to dismissal from the service.
ARMY AND NAVY MATTERS
WASHINGTON, November 16, 1883 – The President has initiated the sentence of dismissal in the case of Lieutenant Colonel A. P. Morrow, Sixth Cavalry, tried by court-martial for drunkenness, to a suspension from rank and command, with forfeiture of one-half pay for the period of one year and a reduction in linear rank to the foot of the list of Lieutenant Colonels.
MORROW, ALBERT P
COL US ARMY RET
DATE OF DEATH: 01/20/1911
BURIED AT: SECTION EAST SITE 881
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
MORROW, ELLA M W/O ALBERT, COL, USA
DATE OF DEATH: 09/19/1932
BURIED AT: SECTION EASTE SITE 881
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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