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Morgan, George Washington 1820-1895 Military officer; born in Washington county, Pa., Sept. 20, 1820. He was captain in the Texan war for independence; studied two years at West Point, 1841-43; and began the practice of law in Ohio in 1845. In the war against Mexico he became colonel of the 2d Ohio Volunteers, and for his gallantry won the brevet of brigadiergeneral. From 1856 to 1858 he was consul at Marseilles; 1858 to 1861 was minister resident at Lisbon, and in November of the latter year was made brigadier-general of volunteers. He was in command of a division in the Army of the Ohio in 1862. He served under Rosecrans, and commanded a division under Sherman at Vicksburg in 1863. That year he resigned. He was a member of Congress from 1868 to 1872. He died in Fort Monroe, July 27, 1895.