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
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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