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Morgan, George H. - Capt

Capt. George H. Morgan

Capt. George H. Morgan of the Third Cavalry, who was wounded on Friday, was born in Canada, and was appointed to the Military Academy from Minnesota, June 14, 1876. He was graduated and promoted in the army to Second Lieutenant of cavalry on June 12, 1880, and attached to the Third Calvary. 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 First Lieutenant in the Third Cavalry Nov. 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.

Capt. Morgan was distinguished as a rifle shot. He was brevetted First Lieutenant on Feb. 27, 1890, for gallant services in action against Indians at Big Dry Wash, Arizona, July 17, 1882.

Capt. Morgan has also received a medal of honor for service in this action, when he gallantly held his ground at a critical enemy until himself disabled by a shot. At this time he was with Lieut. West's command of Indian scouts and Troop I, Sixth Cavalry.

The New York Times, New York, NY 5 Jul 1898, Sketches of the Lives of Some of the Leaders Who Dared the Foe in Cuba and Were Shot Down.

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