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Morris, Charles 1784-

Naval officer; born in Woodstock, Conn., July 26, 1784; entered the navy in July, 1799, and helped in the destruction of the Philadelphia at Tripoli. In the encounter between the Constitution and Guerriere he was severely wounded. In 1814, while he commanded the frigate John Adams, he took her up the Penobscot River for repairs, was blockaded there, and on the approach of the British he destroyed her. In 1825 he commanded the frigate Brandywine, which conveyed Lafayette back to Europe after his visit to this country. He was constantly employed in the public

Commodore Morris's monument.

Charles Morris.

service, afloat or ashore, and at the time of his death in Washington, Jan. 27, 1856, was chief of the bureau of ordnance and hydrography. He had the supervision of the Naval Academy at Annapolis for several years. His remains lie in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Washington, and over them is a neat white marble monument.

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