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George Nelson Morgan
Born (1825-09-07)September 7, 1825
Massena, New York
Died July 24, 1866(1866-07-24) (aged 40)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1861–1866
Rank Colonel
Brevet Brigadier General
Commands held 1st Minnesota Infantry Regiment
2nd Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps
Battles/wars American Civil War

George Nelson Morgan (September 7, 1825 – July 24, 1866) was a Union Army officer in the American Civil War.

George N. Morgan was born in Massena, New York, September 7, 1825. He moved to Minnesota and was a foundry and machine shop operator.

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.

His son, George H. Morgan, later became a cavalry officer, and was awarded the Medal of Honor.


Morgan Avenue in Minneapolis is named for George N. Morgan.

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