Lt. Charles Manigault Morris (CSN)

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Charles Manigault Morris

Birthplace: Wilton Bluff, South Carolina, USA
Death: Died in Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Place of Burial: Morrisania, The Bronx, New York, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Col. Lewis Morris, V and Elizabeth Morris
Husband of 1 Morris and Clementina Hanson Morris
Father of Lewis Morris; 2 MORRIS; 3 Morris and 4 Morris
Brother of Lewis Morris

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About Lt. Charles Manigault Morris (CSN)

Interesting article about how Charles Morris "lost" the CSS Florida to the USS Wachusett, during the Civil war, in the neutral waters of Bahia Brazil...and how the captain of that ship, Napoleon Collins was court martialed for doing so...

December 23, 1889, Wednesday

Page 8, 164 words

The pocketbook containing $11,725 in drafts and checks found by a conductor of the Pennsylvania Railroad near Pittsburg yesterday is undoubtedly the property of Capt. Charles M. Morris, a sea Captain in the employ of J.F. Whitney Co., shipping and commission merchants of 15 State-street.


Charles Manigault Morris (7 May 1820 – 22 March 1895) was an officer in the United States Navy and later in the Confederate States Navy. He was a son of Colonel Lewis V. Morris of New York and his wife Elizabeth Manigault of South Carolina. He a great grandson of both Lewis Morris and Ralph Izard.


Morris was born in South Carolina and entered the United States Navy as a midshipman in December 1837. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 1851, but resigned his commission in January 1861 following South Carolina's secession. In March, he was appointed a First Lieutenant in the Confederate States Navy.

Morris served on the Savannah, Georgia Station in 1861 to 63 and commanded CSS Florida from January 1864 until her illegal capture in a Brazilian harbor by the Union Navy the following October. Morris and most of his crew were ashore when his ship was boarded in the middle of the night while at anchor in neutral waters.

During the remainder of the American Civil War, he served abroad as an agent of the Confederate States government.

Following the war, Morris and his family settled in England. In 1880 he returned to the United States and lived the rest of his life in Baltimore, Maryland.

He was a distant cousin of Confederate General Arthur Middleton Manigault, a great nephew of Arthur Middleton

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Lt. Charles Manigault Morris (CSN)'s Timeline

May 7, 1820
Wilton Bluff, South Carolina, USA
January 26, 1867
Age 46
March 22, 1895
Age 74
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Morrisania, The Bronx, New York, USA