{⋆★⋆} BG Morgan, John Tyler

John Tyler Morgan
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Born: June 20, 1824
Brig. General Morgan.jpg


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)​

Children:

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)​

Education:

Attended Frontier Schools​

Occupation before:

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

Died:
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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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.
 

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