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GENERAL WILLIAM HOPKINS MORRIS - DOCUMENT SIGNED 04/30/1864 - HFSID 32367

War-dated 17x11 document itemizing his personal expenses as Brigadier General of Volunteers: pay and provisions for himself and three servants (two "light" and one "black"), for April 1864. Within days, he would be cited for gallantry and severely wounded in two of the Civil War's greatest battles.

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WILLIAM H. MORRIS
War-dated 17x11 document itemizing his personal expenses as Brigadier General of Volunteers: pay and provisions for himself and three servants (two "light" and one "black"), for April 1864. Within days, he would be cited for gallantry and severely wounded in two of the Civil War's greatest battles.
Partly Printed Document signed: "Wm. H. Morris/B. G.", 1 page, 17x11. No place, 1864 April 30. Itemized monthly claim for payment and reimbursement addressed to paymaster Major A. Harper. Includes pay, clothing, forage and subsistence for General Morris and three persons described as "private servant, not soldier." Descriptions of the servants include ethnic designations, two "light" and one "black." The total monthly expense was $533.38. Docketing on verso indicates the full sum has been paid. William H. Morris (1827-1900), a West Point graduate (1851), left military service for a career in journalism, but returned to arms in the Civil War as commander of the 6th New York Heavy Artillery. Morris had participated in the Peninsula campaign of 1862, and his unit was in reserve at Gettysburg, but within a week of filing this document, he would find himself in the fight of his life. His conduct at The Wilderness (May 5, 1864) earned a citation for gallantry, and he was so severely wounded at Spotsylvania (May 9) that he was mustered out of service. Returning to his native New York, Morris would later serve as the State's chief of ordnance and inspector-general. Horizontal and vertical fold creases with 1" wear slits at side creases. Wear notch at lower center crease. Adhesive and paper residue (previous mounting) on verso- minor show-through at center margins. Paperclip creases at lower margin. Random moisture stains at upper left margin. Otherwise, fine condition.

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