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George Horace Morgan



Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
    Gleaming bright.
From afar drawing nigh,    
    Falls the night.

Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
    From the sky.
All is well, safel
y rest,
    God is nigh.

Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
    Shineth bright,
God is near, do not fear,
  Friend, good night.

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BORN:  January 01, 1855 at St. Catharines, Canada

Entered Service in the US Army from Minneapolis, MN

Earned The Medal of Honor During the Indian Campaigns For heroism on July 17, 1882 at Big Dry Fork, AZ

DIED:  February 14, 1948 at the age of 93

In an engagement with a hostile Indian force at Big Dry Fork, Arizona, on July 17, 1882, Troop I was crossing a canyon rim when they were surrounded on all sides by the hostile force. The soldiers began a retreat to the canyon when they were fiercely attacked. Second Lieutenant George Morgan and six of his men took shelter behind a tree to return fire. Later, while under attack, Second Lieutenant Morgan took a strategic position to cover the movement of his troops, firing on the advancing enemy and refusing to be pushed from his position. He was wounded in this attack. Also earning Medals of Honor in this action were First Lieutenant Frank West, Second Lieutenant Thomas Cruise and First Sergeant Charles Taylor.



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