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J G Morton

Birth: 15 Sep 1821

Death: 18 Nov 1867


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Served in Company A, 1st Inf., Texas as Capt

Unit Details:
1st Infantry Regiment was assembled at Richmond, Virginia, in August, 1861, with ten companies from Marion, Cass, Polk, Houston, Harrison, Tyler, Anderson, Cherokee, Sabine, San Augustine, Newton, and Nacogdoches counties. Later two companies from Galveston and Trinity County were added to the command. Part of Hood's Texas Brigade, it served under Generals Hood, J.B. Robertson, and J.Gregg. The regiment fought with the Army of Northern Virginia from Seven Pines to Cold Harbor except when it was detached with Longstreet at Suffolk, Chickamauga, and Knoxville. It was involved in the Petersburg siege north and south of the James River and later the Appomattox Campaign. This unit had 477 effectives in April, 1862 and lost eighty-two percent of the 226 engaged at Sharpsburg and more than twenty percent of the 426 at Gettysburg. It surrendered with 16 officers and 133 men. The field officers were Colonels Frederick S. Bass, Hugh McLeod, Alexis T. Rainey, and Louis T. Wigfall; Lieutenant Colonels Harvey H. Black, Albert G. Clopton, R.J. Harding, and P.A. Work; and Majors Matt. Dale and John R. Woodward.

Possible gravesites:
Profile photo:  Jane <I>Fleming</I> MortonJane Fleming
1825 - Dec 1867
Oakwood Cemetery
Geneseo, Henry County, Illinois

Profile photo:  John C MortonJohn C Morton
1819 - 10 May 1866
Saint Marys Episcopal Chapel Cemetery
Aquasco, Prince George's County, Maryland

James Morton
1820 - 16 Jul 1866
Tollgate Cemetery
Jamaica Plain, Suffolk County, Massachusetts

James W Morton
1824 - 8 Sep 1867
Camperdown Cemetery
Newtown, City of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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