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army officer

William Hopkins Morris, American army officer. member of New York Constitutional Convention, 1867.

Background

Morris, William Hopkins was born on April 22, 1827 in New York City. Son of George and Mary (Hopkins) Morris.

Education

Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1851.

Career

Commissioned Second lieutenant 2d Infantry, United States Army, 1851, resigned commission, 1854. Invented repeating carbine with Charles Brown, 1859, patented, 1860. Reenlisted as captain United States Volunteers, 1861, promoted brigadier general, 1862.

Fought at battles of Fair Oaks, Bristol, Wilderness. Commissioned major general, United States Volunteers, 1865. Commissioned colonel New York National Guard, 1866, brigadier general, 1869.

Member of New York Constitutional Convention, 1867. Author: Field Tactics for Infantry, 1864.

Membership

Member of New York Constitutional Convention, 1867.

Connections

Married Catharine (Hoffman) Hyatt, 1870.

father:
George Morris

mother:
Mary (Hopkins) Morris

spouse:
Catharine