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SGT Roland B. Morris
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Birth: 1839
Nantucket
Nantucket County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jul. 1, 1863
Gettysburg
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA


This burial could be Roland B. Morris, who served as a Color Sergeant in Company C of the 13th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment in the American Civil War.

He was wounded in the intestines and chest on July 1, 1863, the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg.

He was more than likely wounded by a Confederate sharpshooter "in a barn" along the Mummasburg Road.

He was initially buried on Elias Sheads' school lot.

He was originally from Nantucket, Massachusetts.

He resided in Boston at the time of his enlistment.

He enlisted in the Army on June 29, 1861 as a Private. He was 22 years of age at the time of his enlistment. His prewar occupation was listed as "clerk."

He was promoted to Corporal and Color Sergeant on unknown dates.

David Wills' listing does not record this grave.
 
 
Inscription:

ROBERT MORRIS.
CO. C. OF INSTRUCTION.
U.S.A.
 
Burial:
Gettysburg National Cemetery
Gettysburg
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: New York Plot, Section G, Site #93
 
Created by: Karl Stelly
Record added: Jan 07, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 63875858
SGT Roland B. Morris
Added by: Karl Stelly
 
SGT Roland B. Morris
Added by: Karl Stelly
 
SGT Roland B. Morris
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Added by: L Ferree
 
 
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This profile is in error. Roland B. Morris, not Martin, was the color bearer of the 13th Massachusetts who was killed on July 1, 1863 at Gettysburg. His likeness adorns their monument on Oak Ridge. Rest in peace.
- Scott Hann
 Added: Aug. 5, 2015
Color Sergeant, Company C, 13th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry
- Karl Stelly
 Added: Mar. 10, 2015
May you rest in peace. Your service and sacrifice are not forgotten.
- Glenn Benner
 Added: Mar. 10, 2014
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