Louis Thompson Morris – Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army

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June 9, 1899:

Lieutenant Colonel Louis Thompson Morris, United States Army, died at his home in Philadelphia yesterday from Bright's disease and dropsy. He was born in Indiana December 21, 1840.

He was appointed to the Regular Army from the same State on May 14, 1861, and became First Lieutenant of the Nineteenth Infantry. He served throughout the war, chiefly with the Army of the West.  He recived the brevet rank of Captain September 1, 1864, for gallant and meritorious services in the Atlanta Campaign and was brevetted Major on December 18 of the same year for gallant conduct at the battle of Nashville.  In February 1865, he became Captain of the Nineteenth Infantry.

In June 1897, he was made Lieutenant Colonel of the First Cavalry, and in July 1898 was placed on the retired list.  The body will be taken to Washington and buried in Arlington Cemetey tomorrow.


MORRIS, LOUIS T

  • LT COL US ARMY
  • BURIED AT:   SITE 670
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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