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Morgan, David Llewellyn

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 0, credited to Rutland, VT
Unit(s): 1st MN INF
Service: 1st MN INF, PVT, Co. B, RQM

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VITALS

Birth: 10/31/1846, Boston, MA
Death: 02/12/1929

Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, VT
Marker/Plot: GAR Post 14
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jennifer Snoots
Findagrave Memorial #: 45254879

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 10/31/1908, VT
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: Died in St. Petersburg, FL

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Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, VT

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Biography

Morgan, David Llewellyn, Rutland. Superintendent Vermont House of Correction. Born Boston, Mass., Oct. 30, 1846; son of David and Marianne Lincoln (Pierce) Morgan. The family moved to Minneapolis in 1856. Educated in the public schools of Boston and Minneapolis. In 1869 married Mary Elizabeth Sargent of Boston; they had two children, Bertha Marion and Raymond Lincoln (deceased). Came to Rutland 1870; engaged 15 years in the shoe business, and eight years in merchant tailoring; since 1893 has been superintendent of the House of Correction, Rutland. Enlisted at age of 17 as recruit in 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry in March, 1864, serving until close of war; was in the battle of Cold Harbor, Va.; siege of Petersburg, 10 months; battles of Boydton Plank Road, Va.; Hatcher's Run, Va.; and the last campaign ending with Lee's surrender at Appomattox; was promoted to regimental quartermaster sergeant, and commissioned 1st lieutenant just before discharge. Is a Republican; served on Republican committee of Rutland and of Rutland County; was chairman of town committee several years; was trustee of Rutland village; justice of the peace; was judge advocate general Vermont National Guard, and on staff of Governor Prouty; is colonel and chief of staff under Governor Mead. Is a member of the Methodist Church, trustee 38 years, superintendent of Sunday school eight years. Commander of Roberts Post, GAR; has been department inspector and department commander, Department of Vermont, GAR; is member of Knights of Pythias.

Source: Prentiss C. Dodge, editor, Encyclopedia Vermont Biography, Burlington, Vt.: Ullery Publishing Co., 1912, p. 269.

Obituary

COL. DAVID MORGAN DIES IN FLORIDA
Veteran of 82 In South To Revisit Civil War Battlegrounds Once Senator From Rutland.

RUTLAND, Feb. 15. - Col. David L. Morgan, 82, of North street, died suddenly Wednesday at St. Petersburg, Fla., where he went to spend the winter with his son and daughter, Mr. And Mrs. Harley M. Chatterton of this city.

Before leaving Rutland Colonel Morgan had said that he wanted to see for the last time the old battlegrounds he had fought over during the Civil war.

Colonel Morgan was born in Boston, October 30, 1846. His family moved later to Minnesota, where he enlisted with Company B, 1st Minnesota regiment. This was the first military organization to enlist for a three year period.

Following the Civil war in 1870, he came to Rutland, where he opened a shoe and clothing store. Later he was superintendent of Riverside House of Correction, now known as Riverside reformatory. Colonel Morgan was senior past commander of the Department of Vermont, G.A.R., and also past commander of Roberts post, Rutland. In 1923 he was state senator from Rutland county.

Source: Brattleboro Reformer, February 15, 1929
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.