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Morrison, George


Age: 21, credited to St. Johnsbury, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 8/7/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. A, 11th VT INF, pow, Weldon Railroad, 6/23/64, Andersonville, sent to Millen GA 11/11/64, prld 2/28/65, m/o 6/24/65

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Birth: 12/23/1840, County Down, Ireland
Death: 11/12/1906

Burial: Lower Waterford Cemetery, Waterford, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 119843628


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None

Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


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Lower Waterford Cemetery, Waterford, VT

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The community was shocked and grieved on Monday, Nov. 12, to learn of the death of one of their most respected citizens, George Morrison.

Until Monday morning Mr. Morrison had been in his usual state of health, planning on going to St. Johnsbury on that day, but while about this morning's work he was suddenly taken ill, falling to the floor in the barn, where his daughter soon found him in an unconscious condition, in which state he remained until his death, which occurred at four o'clock that day.

Of him, we may truly say, he was highly respected by his fellow citizens, he was an obliging and kind neighbor, an indulgent and tender father, a true devoted husband, and a loyal and helpful member of the Congregational Church, of which he has been a member for years. From all these circles of influence he has stepped out, and all will miss him with his ever kind and cordial salutation of good will and sympathy. Mr. Morrison leaves a wife, one daughter, three sons, and one granddaughter to mourn the kind love one gone, and a large circle of relatives and friends.

On the 2nd day of August, 1862, he enlisted as a part of St. Johnsbury's quota. In Co. "A", 11th Regt. Vt. Vols, afterwards 1st Vt. Heavy Artillery. He gave his best efforts to his adoptive country. On June 23, 1864, he, with 57 others from the same company was taken prisoners at the battle of the Weldon Railroad. His sufferings while confined in Libby, Anderson, and Milan prisons cannot be told, and from which he never recovered, No more significant fact can be stated than to say that he was one of only 15 out of the 57, to live to tell the story, He was paroled Nov. 26, 1864, but was so enfeebled was he that he never did service with the Regiment again to any amount, and was finally mustered out of U. S, Service June 25, 1865.

At the close of the war he entered the employ of E. &T. Fairbanks & Co., remaining there until March, 1873, when he moved to Waterford where he resided until his death

His funeral was held at home, Wednesday, Nov. 14, Rev. Mr. Hird of the Congregational Church officiating. Among the out of town relatives and friends who attended the funeral were:Mr. and Mrs. Sam Morrison, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Morrison, Mr. And Mrs. Alfred Morrison, Miss Susie Morrison, Mr. and Mrs Alphonso White, Mr. And Mrs. Charles West, Mr. And Mrs. Frank Hastings, Charles and Carl Peterson, of St. Johnsbury, Mrs. Mary Harvey, and Miss Lizzie Morrison of Barre; Miss Katherine Rowell of Bradford; Joseph and Henry Morrison of Lunenburg, and Mrs. Ellie Carpenter of Littleton.

The St Johnsbury Caledonian, November 22, 1906

Courtesy of Deanna French.

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