Colonel George Horace Morgan

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George Horace Morgan

Birthplace: ON, Canada
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Brevet Brig. General George N. Morgan (USA) and Delia Elizabeth Morgan
Husband of Mary "Mollie" Morgan
Father of Dorothy Morgan Anderson

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About Colonel George Horace Morgan

Born in Canada in 1855, he earned the Medal of Honor while serving as Second Lieutenant, 3rd United States Cavalry, at Big Dry Fork, Arizona, on July 17, 1882 in hostile action against Indians. During the Spanish American War, Captain Morgan of the Third Cavalry was wounded in the Battle of Santiago, Cuba).

He was appointed to the Military Academy from Minnesota, June 14, 1876. He was graduated and was promoted in the Army to Second Lieutenant of Cavalry on June 12, 1880, and attached to the Third Cavalry. His first service was on frontier duty at Fort Washakie, Wyoming, and, after scouting from October 1880 to May 1886, he was engaged against the Ute Indians in the Spring of the latter year. He spent the Summer of that year in the field, and at Whipple Barracks, Arizona, being engaged with the Apaches on July 17. He was later charged with conducting recruits to Texas and en route to and at Fort Verde, Arizona. He was inspector of rifle practice of the Department of Arizona from March to September 1884. After further frontier duty at Fort Verde, he was commissioned as First Lieutenant in the Third Cavalry November 26, 1884. His subsequent service was at various posts in Texas, Oklahoma and Arizona. His commission as Captain of Company H in the Third Cavalry dates from March 15, 1896.

Captain Morgan was distinguished as a rifle shot. He was brevetted First Lieutenant on February 27, 1890, for gallant services in action against Indians at Big Dry Wash, Arizona, July 17, 1882. Captain Morgan has also received a Medal of Honor for service in this action, when he gallantly held his ground at a critical moment and fired upon the advancing enemy until himself disabled by a shot. At this time he was with Lieutenant West's command of Indian scouts and Troop I, Sixth Cavalry.

Medal of Honor Citation:

Rank and organization: Second Lieutenant, 3d U.S. Cavalry.

Place and date: At Big Dry Fork, Arizona, 17 July 1882.

Entered service at: Minneapolis, Minnesota. Birth: Canada. Date of issue: 15 July 1892.

Gallantly held his ground at a critical moment and fired upon the advancing enemy (hostile Indians) until he was disabled by a shot.

He died on February 14, 1948 and was buried in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery.


George Horace Morgan of Canada

Appointed from Minnesota, Cadet, United States Military Academy, June 1876 (32);

First Lieutenant, 3rd U.S. Cavalry, 12 June 1880

First Lieutenant, 26 November 1884

Captain, 15 March 1896

Major, 28th U.S. Volunteer Infantry, July 1899

Honorably discharged from the Volunteer Service, 1 May 1900

Breveted First Lieutenant, 27 February 1890 for gallant service in action against Indians at Big Dry Wash, Arizona, 17 July 1882 where he was severely wounded.

Awarded the Medal of Honor, 15 July 1892 for distinguished conduct in action against hostile Apache lndians at Big Dry Wash, Arizona, 17 July 1882 by gallantly holding his ground at a critical moment, and firing upon the advancing enemy until himself disabled by a shot while serving as Second Lieutenant, 3rd U.S. Cavalry and serving as a volunteer with Lieutenant West's command of Indian Scouts and Troop I, 6th United States Cavalry.


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Colonel George Horace Morgan's Timeline

January 1, 1855
ON, Canada
March 27, 1896
Age 41
February 14, 1948
Age 93