Confederate Dames Chapter 1786
Oxford, Calhoun Co., AL
John Tyler Morgan
John Tyler Morgan (June 20, 1824 - June 11, 1907) was a general in the Confederate States Army during the War of Aggression and a postbellum six-
Morgan was born in
Turning to politics, Morgan became a presidential elector on the Democratic ticket in 1860, and supported John C. Breckingridge. He was delegate from
When Rodes was promoted to major general and given a division in the Army of Northern Virginia, Morgan declined an offer to command Rodes's old brigade and instead remained in the Western Theater, leading troops at the Battle of Chickamauga. On November 16, 1863, he was appointed as a brigadier general of cavalry and participated in the Knoxville Campaign. His brigade consisted of the 1st, 3rd, 4th (Russell's), 9th, and 51st Alabama Cavalry regiments.
His men were routed and dispersed by Federal cavalry on January 27, 1864. He was reassigned to a new command and fought in the Atlanta Campaign. Subsequently, his men harassed William T. Sherman's troops during the March tot eh Sea. Later, he was assigned to administrative duty in
After the war, Morgan resumed the practicing of law in
He was chairman of Committee on Rules (Forty-sixth Congress), the Committee on Foreign Relations (Fifty-third Congress), the Committee on Interoceanic Canals (Fifty-sixth and Fifty-seventh Congresses), and the Committee on Public Health and National Quarantine (Fifty-ninth Congress). In 1894, Morgan chaired an investigation in to the Hawaiian Revolution which concluded that the
Senator Morgan died in Washington, D. C. while still in office. He was buried in Live Oak Cemetery in
"John Tyler Morgan." Wikipedia. Wikipedia, 2007. Answers.com 27 May. 2007.
The Confederate Dames Chapter 1786 of Oxford, Calhoun Co., AL was chartered November 1, 1922. The organizing President was Mrs. Estelle Gladden Orr. They were re-chartered January 12, 2001. The re-organizing President was Mrs. Lynda Thrower Lowery.
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