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Walter Morris, Company A

Posted in Atlanta Campaign, Missionary Ridge with tags , on May 28, 2015 by 40thindiana

MORRIS

Walter Morris Grave, Spring Valley Cemetery, Tippecanoe County, IN

OBITUARY: Sudden Death of Walter Morris: Walter Morris, a carpenter residing on Twenty-sixth street, died very suddenly on the street near his house about 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, and death is believed to have resulted from disease of the heart. Mr. Morris was well advanced in years, and came to this city about two years ago. He was employed in the construction of a number of residences in the Belt addition or Hulls mill area, and was an industrious and prudent gentleman. He was a church member and a sincere Christian. His life was a useful one and he was highly esteemed by all who knew him. The suddenness of his death was a severe shock to the family and its members have the sympathy of all in their sorrow. Funeral took place at 9th St. Church with odd fellows being in charge. Buried at Springvale Cemetery/ lot 36-section 29. — Walter fought in the War of the Rebellion. Enrolled at Stockwell, IN on Sept. 7, 1861. Muster in Oct 31, 1861 with his brother William at the Culvers Station-Stockwell, IN. Age 24, eyes grey, Hair Brown, Height 5′ 6′, Complexion Light, Occupation, carpenter. A Pvt. in the 40th Infantry with Captain Kirpatrick. He was wounded in battle at Missionary Ridge, (and) in his right arm June 27, 1864 (Kennesaw Mt.) by mini balls, but survived his wounds and is discharged Dec. 4, 1864. — Walter came to Tippecanoe County with this family around 1860. Settling in Sheffield Township. His parents were John Morris and Caroline Horscroft-Morris of England. Children of John Morris and Caroline Horsecraft are: i. Elizabeth Morris, m. Thomas Avery, April 01, 1858, Tippecanoe Co. Indiana.