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George H. Morgan

Born: Jan 1, 1855

Death: Feb 14, 1948

Birthplace: QuA©bec

Nationality: United States

George H. Morgan

Date of Birth : Jan 1, 1855
Date of Death : Feb 14, 1948
Birth Place : QuA©bec

George Horace Morgan was an American cavalry officer and Medal of Honor recipient. He was the son of a Civil War general, George N. Morgan, and graduated from West Point, the U.S. Military Academy, in 1880. Morgan served in all the United States' wars from the Indian Wars to World War I. He was wounded by an Apache in the Battle of Big Dry Wash in the Arizona Territory in 1882, for which he received the Medal of Honor. The bullet remained near his heart for over 60 years until it shifted in 1948 and caused his death. He is the namesake of Camp Morgan in Bosnia. Three other men, First Lieutenant Frank West, Second Lieutenant Thomas Cruse and First Sergeant Charles Taylor were also awarded Medals of Honor in this action. West and Cruse are also Academy graduates.

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