Private, Company L, 7th US Cavalry. Killed in action during the Battle of the Little Big Horn, in which General George A. Custer and most of the 7th Cavalry were killed.
He enlisted on 22 Sept 1875 in Boston, listing his previous occupation as shoemaker. He was 5 feet, 6 1/4 inches tall, with gray eyes, dark hair and a fair complexion. His half-brother was Private William E. Morris of Company M, 7th Cavalry. During the Battle, his company was in Custer's attacking column, and the soldiers were all killed on or near Last Stand Hill. Following the battle, the bodies of the dead soldiers were buried where they had fallen, and in 1877, the bodies were reinterred into a mass grave at the top of Last Stand Hill.