PERSONAL REMINISCENCES OF THE WAR OF 1861-65

PERSONAL REMINISCENCES OF THE WAR OF 1861-65

by William Henry Morgan

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BN ID: 2940157195380
Publisher: John Nathan Roper
Publication date: 05/17/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 203
File size: 417 KB

About the Author

On the 20th of August, 1920, Capt. W. H. Morgan, of Floyd, Va., passed into the great beyond. He was a native of Campbell County, Va., born August 28, 1836. He finished his education at Emory and Henry College, and in November, 1860, he was married to Miss Angeline Emory Cooke, at Mount Pleasant, Va.
When the War between the States came on, he entered the Confederate army and served as captain of Company C, 11th Virginia Infantry, Kemper's Brigade, Pickett's Division, Army of Northern Virginia. He fought bravely until the last year of the war, when he was captured and held a prisoner of war at Fort Delaware and later was one of the six hundred officers taken to Morris Island and placed under fire of Confederate guns. In his book, "Personal Recollection of the War." he tells vividly of the horrors endured there. For its accuracy, this book is especially prized as a reference by the U. D. C. and similar organizations. Captain Morgan removed to Floyd soon after the War between the States and began the practice of law, in which he was still actively engaged at the time of his death. He was a leading member of the Methodist Church there, which he had served as steward, and he had been superintendent of the Sunday school for forty-five years, missing only two Sundays preceding his death. He had been converted on his nineteenth birthday and died in full triumph of faith, with his children and grandchildren about him. He was laid to rest beside his wife, who had preceded him in death.

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