George N. Morgan facts for kids
Quick facts for kids
George Nelson Morgan
September 7, 1825|
Massena, New York
|Died||July 24, 1866
|Allegiance||United States of America
||United States Army
|Years of service||1861–1866|
Brevet Brigadier General
|Commands held||1st Minnesota Infantry Regiment
2nd Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
Morgan joined the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry and was appointed captain, May 29, 1861, major, October 23, 1861, lieutenant colonel, October 2, 1862, and colonel, November 14, 1862. He commanded the regiment at the Battle of Fredericksburg. He had temporary command of a brigade in the Army of the Potomac, beginning December 14, 1862.
Because of tuberculosis, he resigned, May 4, 1863, but was recovered sufficiently to be appointed major of the 2nd Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps, May 26, 1863 and colonel, September 25, 1863. He commanded Fort Snelling, Minnesota, a training facility.
On January 13, 1866, President Andrew Johnson nominated Morgan for appointment to the grade of brevet brigadier general of volunteers, to rank from March 13, 1865, and the United States Senate confirmed the appointment on March 12, 1866. Morgan was mustered out of the volunteers on June 30, 1866.
Morgan's tuberculosis worsened and he died at Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 24, 1866. He was buried at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis.
Morgan Avenue in Minneapolis is named for George N. Morgan.
George N. Morgan Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.