Morgan, George Horace, COL

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1899-1901, 28th US Volunteer Infantry
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1880 - 1919



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This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Morgan, George Horace (MOH), COL USA(Ret).
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Quebec, Canada
Last Address
Washington, D.C.

Date of Passing
Feb 14, 1948
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
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Plot: Section 3, Lot 2053

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Congressional Medal Of Honor Society
  1892, Congressional Medal Of Honor Society [Verified]

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Born in Canada in 1855, he earned the Medal of Honor while serving as Second Lieutenant, 3rd United States Cavalry, at Big Dry Fork, Arizona, on July 17, 1882 in hostile action against Indians. 
He died on February 14, 1948 and was buried in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery.

George Horace Morgan of  Canada
Appointed from Minnesota, Cadet, United States Military Academy, June 1876 (32);
First Lieutenant, 3rd U.S.  Cavalry, 12 June 1880
First Lieutenant, 26 November 1884
Captain, 15March 1896
Major, 28th U.S. Volunteer Infantyr, July 1899
Honorably discharged from the Volunteer Service, 1 May 1900
Breveted First Lieutenant, 27 February 1890 for gallant service in action against Indians at Big Dry Wash, Arizona, 17 July 1882 where he was severely wounded.
Awarded the Medal of Honor, 15 July 1892 for distinguished conduct in action against hostile Apache lndians at Big Dry Wash, Arizona, 17 July 1882 by gallantly holding his ground at a critical moment, and firing upon the advancing enemy until himself disabled by a shot while serving as Second Lieutenant, 3rd U.S. Cavalry and serving as a volunteer with OLieutenant West's command of Indian Scouts and Troop I, 6th United States Cavalry.

From Spanish-American War Report:
Captain George H.Morgan ofthe Third Cavalry, who was wounded on Friday (battle of Santiago, Cuba) was born in Canada and was appointed to the Military Academy from Minnesota, June 14, 1876. He was graduated and promoted in the Army to Second Lieutenant of Cavalry on June 12, 1880, and attached to the Third Cavalry.  His first service was on frontier duty at Fort Washakie, Wyoming, and, after scouting from October 1880 to May 1886, he was engaged againist the Ute Indians in the Spring of the latter year.  He spent the Summer of that year in the field, and at Whipple Barracks, Arizona, being engaged with the Apaches on July 17. He was later charged with conducting recruits to Texas and en route to and at Fort Verde, Arizona.  He was inspector of rifle practice of the Department of Arizona from March to September1884. After further frontierduty at Fort Verde, he was commissioned as First Lieutenant in the Third Cavalry November 26, 1884.  His subsequent service was at various posts inTexas, Oklahoma and Arizona.  His commission as Captain of Company H in the Third Cavalry dates from March 15, 1896.
Captain Morgan was distinguished as a rifle shot.  He was brevetted First Lieutenant on February 27, 1890, for gallant services in action against Indians at Big Dry Wash, Arizona, July 17, 1882. Captain Morgan has also received a Medal of Honor for service in this action,when he gallantly held his ground at acritical moment and fired upon the advancing enemy until himself disabled by a shot. At this time he was with Lieutnant West's command of Indian scouts and Troop I, Sixth Cavalry.
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September 28, 2000: DONJA SLATINA, Bosnia and Herzegovina — Camp Morgan opened up Monday in Donja Slatina, near Samac in northeastern Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Because soldiers from Camp McGovern had to cover three times as much ground last winter, Lt. Col. James B. Hickey commander of 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, decided that another base camp was needed.
"We observed last winter [that] it’s hard for soldiers operating in the western part of the area of responsibility," Hickey said.
The solution to the problem was Camp Morgan, which will help the incoming unit in patrolling the area of Samac, Gradacac, and Modrica municipalities. The camp is situated 90 minutes west of Camp McGovern.
Lt. Col. Steve Banach, who will take over Camp McGovern from Hickey on Monday, said "having this camp will help facilitating safety of soldiers, and reduce risk [while driving in bad weather and road conditions] to our soldiers, and will inherently enable us to provide a safe and secure environment in Bosnia and Herzegovina."
"With the winter season approaching and its impact on degrading roads and  hampering driving conditions, the operations camp will save travel time from
other base camps, ensuring safety for SFOR soldiers and local civilians," said Maj. Gen. Robert L. Halverson, commander of U.S. troops.
Camp Morgan was named for Colonel George Horace Morgan, who was awarded the Medal of Honor and two Silver Stars.
The camp will be a permanent U.S. facility and, for the next six months, home to Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 217th Infantry Brigade, of the Oklahoma National Guard. Halverson said the number of SFOR troops in the country will not change.
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