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Pvt Alvin H Morton

  • Birth 1836 Maine, USA
  • Death 7 Nov 1861 Belmont Landing, Mississippi County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Belmont Landing, Mississippi County, Missouri, USA
  • Memorial ID 66455698

Civil War Veteran
Co B 7th Iowa Infantry

From Military Records:
Alvin H Morton
age 25
New Hampton,Iowa
nativity Maine
enlisted Jul 8 1861

Killed in action Nov 7 1861 Battle of Belmont,Missouri. No burial site listed. Those killed were left behind in the chaos of retreat to river boats. Burial at Belmont Landing was performed by Confederates however any markers were washed away by flooding of the Mississippi

Benjamin E Morton age 29 (his brother)same residence, nativity enlistment was wounded severely in the leg Oct 4 1862 at Corinth,Mississippi. He was discharged for disability Feb 19 1863 St Louis,Missouri.

"On November 6, Grant sailed from Cairo, Illinois, to attack the Confederate fortress at Columbus, Kentucky. The next morning, he learned that Confederate troops had crossed the Mississippi River to Belmont, Missouri. He landed his men on the Missouri side and marched to Belmont. Grant's troops overran the Confederate camp and destroyed it. However, the scattered Confederate forces quickly reorganized and were reinforced from Columbus. They then counterattacked, supported by heavy artillery fire from across the river. Grant retreated to his riverboats and took his men to Paducah, Kentucky." Wikipedia


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  • Created by: K L Bonnett
  • Added: 4 Mar 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 66455698
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Alvin H Morton (1836–7 Nov 1861), Find A Grave Memorial no. 66455698, citing Battle of Belmont Burying Grounds, Belmont Landing, Mississippi County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by K L Bonnett (contributor 46868590) .