|Birth: ||Dec., 1832|
Wesley Deskin Morgan was the youngest of five brothers, his siblings were: Nathan Lightfoot Morgan (b. 1822), John B. Morgan (b.1822), Barbee Morgan (b. 1827) and George Morgan (b. 1830).
Wesley D. Morgan was married to Susannah Francisis Lambeth on May 13th, 1860 in Monroe County, Mississippi. They had one child that survived to adulthood from this union, Wesley Eugene Morgan (b. 1866, d. 1952).
He enlisted in the 24th Regiment Mississippi Volunteer Infantry on September 5, 1861. He served in Companies L and H, during his service with the 24th Regiment Mississippi Volunteer Infantry, CSA until the end of the war. He was captured at the Battle of Look Out Mountain, Chattanooga, Tennessee on November 24th, 1863. After several months as a prisoner of war, he swore allegiance to the Union and was paroled, but then re-enlisted back into the 24th Regiment Mississippi Volunteer Infantry, CSA and fought for the remainder of the war until Lee's surrender on April 26, 1865, the 24th was paroled at Greensboro, North Carolina soon afterward.
The state of Mississippi suffered the highest percentage of casualties any of the Confederate States in the Civil War. Out of 78,000 Mississippians who entered the Confederate States military, by the end of the war 59,000 of the 78,000 were either dead or wounded or missing.
After the war in approximately 1885, Wesley D. Morgan and his oldest brother, Nathan Lighfoot Morgan migrated west to Arizona and settled briefly, then migrated west again to Siskiyou County, California. He and his brother homesteaded 160 acres in the Horse Creek area.
Wesley developed severe dementia in the late 1920's and was moved to a nursing home in Chico, California. He died at the age of 98.
Julia Ann Lanier Morgan (1860 - 1909)*
Specifically: Cremated remains are in the basement of the Morgan house in Horse Creek, CA
Created by: Dave Jones
Record added: Jun 13, 2008
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He fought for his country.|
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