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Robert Morris, Jr
Birth: 1837
Death: Aug. 13, 1863

Civil War Union Army Officer. A great-grandson of Revolutionary War patriot and Declaration of Independence Signer Robert Morris, he was enrolled in the 6th Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry (known as "Rush's Lancers" for it's first commander, Colonel Richard Henry Rush), and was commissioned Major on October 31, 1861. He served through the next two years of the war, and was in command of the regiment during the 1863 Chancellorsville Campaign, where it was part of Brigadier General John Buford's Reserve Cavalry Brigade. While leading the unit in the June 9, 1863 Battle of Brandy Station, Virginia, he was captured by Confederate forces when the horse he was riding threw him while attempting to leap a ditch. Imprisoned at the infamous Libby Prison in Richmond, Virginia, he died there on August 13, 1863. Originally interred in Richmond's Oakwood Cemetery, his remains were later removed to it's present location in St. James the Less Episcopal Churchyard. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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Saint James the Less Episcopal Churchyard
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Russ Dodge
Record added: Oct 07, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11904884
Robert Morris, Jr
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Robert Morris, Jr
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
Robert Morris, Jr
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- melinda
 Added: Aug. 12, 2013

- Rebecca Marden
 Added: Dec. 5, 2012
Rest in Peace, beloved soldier. See you in Heaven.
- Mary
 Added: Feb. 10, 2012
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