Captain Robert Morrow CDV - Tennessee Union Officer
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This is a bust shot of Captain Robert Morrow, born in Tennessee and fighting for the Union.  The backmark is "T.M. Schleier, Photographer, Nashville, Knoxville & Chattanooga, Tenn.".  Morrow presented this image to someone since he signed it "Yours truly Robt. Morrow - Capt. A.A.G.".  

Captain Morrow was wounded in the knee at Salisbury, North Carolina.  Morrow and Major Miles Keogh (later of Indian War fame) led the 11th Kentucky Cavalry (Union) in a charge on the left flank of the Confederates at Salisbury, North Carolina.  The Spenser rifles the 11th Kentucky was armed with helped turn the Confederates flank, and with the advance of additional Union troops, the Confederate retreat became a rout.  Captain Morrow was promoted to Bvt. Colonel for conpicuous gallantry at the capture of Salisbury. 

Robert Morrow

Residence was not listed; 
Enlisted on 9/14/1863 as a Captain.

On 9/14/1863 he was commissioned into
US Volunteers Adjutant Genl Dept

He was Mustered Out on 11/30/1866
(Subsequent service in US Army from 05/09/1867 until
his death)

* Capt 9/14/1863 (Captain & Asst Adjutant General)
* Major 3/13/1865 by Brevet
* Colonel 3/13/1865 by Brevet
* Lt Colonel 4/12/1865 by Brevet
* Major 7/25/1865 (Major & Asst Adjutant General)

Other Information:
born in Tennessee
died 11/27/1873

Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.:

Item #: 15001

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