{⋆★⋆} BG Morgan, John Tyler

John Tyler Morgan

Born: June 20, 1824
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Birth Place: Athens, Tennessee

Father: George Washington Morgan 1788 – 1884
(Buried: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Tennessee)​

Mother: Frances Irby 1795 – 1857
(Buried: Tuskegee City Cemetery, Tuskegee, Alabama)​

Wife: Cornelia Willis 1827 – 1894
(Buried: Live Oak Cemetery, Selma, Alabama)​


John Hollis Morgan 1842 – 1920​
William Hardie “Willie” Morgan 1846 – 1849​
(Buried: Thornhill Cemetery, Talladega, Alabama)​
Rufus Byrd Morgan 1848 – 1848​
(Buried: Thornhill Cemetery, Talladega, Alabama)​
John Hardy Morgan 1849 – 1885​
(Buried: Live Oak Cemetery, Selma, Alabama)​
George Washington Morgan 1851 – 1923​
(Buried: Live Oak Cemetery, Selma, Alabama)​
Mary Ellen Morgan 1854 – 1909​
(Buried: Live Oak Cemetery, Selma, Alabama)​
Cornelia Irby Morgan 1860 – 1944​
(Buried: Live Oak Cemetery, Selma, Alabama)​


Attended Frontier Schools​

Occupation before:

Attorney in Talladega, Alabama​
Attorney in Selma & Cahaba, Alabama​
1860: Democratic Party Presidential Elector

Civil War Career:

1861: Delegate to Alabama State Secession Convention​
1861 – 1862: Lt. Colonel of 5th Alabama Infantry Regiment​
1862 – 1863: Colonel of 51st Alabama Partisan Rangers​
1862 – 1863: Participated in the Battle of Murfreesboro​
1863: Participated in the Battle of Chickamuga​
1863 – 1865: Brigadier General of Confederate Army Cavalry​
1864: Participated in the Atlanta Campaign​
1864 – 1865: Administrative Duty in Demopolis, Alabama​

Occupation after War:

1865 – 1877: Attorney in Selma, Alabama​
1876: Democratic Party Presidential Elector​
1877 – 1907: United States Senator from Alabama​
1879 – 1881: Senate Chairman of Rules Committee​
1879 – 1883: Senate Chairman of Interoceanic Canals Committee​
1893 – 1895: Senate Chairman of Foreign Relations Committee​
1894: Chairman of Morgan Report Committee​
1905 – 1907: Senate Chairman of Public Health and Quarantine​

June 11, 1907

Place of Death: Washington, D.C.

Cause of Death: Angina Pectoris, Syncope

Age at time of Death: 82 years old

Burial Place: Live Oak Cemetery, Selma, Alabama
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Luke Freet

First Sergeant
Forum Host
Nov 8, 2018
Palm Coast, Florida
At the end of the War Morgan was recruiting black troops for the Confederacy. That is part of the "Administrative Duty" this biography speaks of.
From Bruce Levine's work, it seems he was quite lenient to slave owners on that, rolling back a lot of the more stringent parts of the new act. I need to read it some time again, doing more research on the subject.

Miles Krisman

Feb 15, 2012
Enlisted as a private in the Cahaba Rifles. He then rose through the ranks of the 5th Alabama up to It. Col,.
Morgan, John Tyler, Lieutenant Colonel. He was elected Major on May 11, 1861. Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on November 26, 1861, he was discharged at the end of his twelve month service. He later served as Colonel of the 51st Alabama Partisan Rangers Regiment.

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