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William Powers Morris

Date of birth: December 18, 1844
Date of death: December 08, 1916
Burial location: Banning, California
Place of Birth: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Home of record: Philadelphia Pennsylvania


Medal of Honor

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Awarded for actions during the Civil War

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Sergeant William Powers Morris, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 6 April 1865, while serving with Company C, 1st New York Cavalry (Lincoln), in action at Deatonsville (Sailor's Creek), Virginia, for capture of flag of 40th Virginia Infantry (Confederate States of America).

General Orders: Date of Issue: May 3, 1865

Action Date: April 6, 1865

Service: Army

Rank: Sergeant

Company: Company C

Division: 1st New York Cavalry (Lincoln)