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George Horace Morgan

Date of birth: January 1, 1855
Date of death: February 14, 1948
Burial location: Arlington, Virginia
Place of Birth: Canada, St. Catharines
Home of record: Minneapolis Minnesota

George Morgan graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1880. He retired as a U.S. Army Colonel and, at the time of his death in 1948, was the oldest living USMA graduate.

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Medal of Honor

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Awarded for actions during the Indian Campaigns

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Second Lieutenant George Horace Morgan, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 17 July 1882, while serving with 3d U.S. Cavalry, in action at Big Dry Fork, Arizona Territory. Second Lieutenant Morgan gallantly held his ground at a critical moment and fired upon the advancing enemy (hostile Indians) until he was disabled by a shot.

General Orders: Date of Issue: July 15, 1892

Action Date: July 17, 1882

Service: Army

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Division: 3d U.S. Cavalry

Silver Star Citation

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Awarded for actions during the Spanish-American War

George Horace Morgan, United States Army, was cited for gallantry in action in the Santiago de Cuba Campaign, 22 June to 17 July 1898. (First Citation)

Action Date: June 22 - July 17, 1898

Service: Army

Silver Star Citation

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Awarded for actions during the Philippine Insurrection

George Horace Morgan, United States Army, was cited for gallantry in action during the Philippine Insurrection, 1899 to 1902. (Second Citation)

Action Date: 1899 - 1902

Service: Army