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Deaths of Morgan Brothers

The following obituary was printed in the [Columbia, S.C.] Daily South Carolinian, 3 May 1864, p. 3, c. 3:


Died, at Johnson's Island, on the 21st January, 1864, Capt. THOMAS GIBBES MORGAN, 7th Louisiana; and at Orange Court House, on the ____ [blank in the original as microfilmed], Capt GEORGE M. MORGAN.

These gallant young men flew to arms at the first call of their country, and nobly laid down their lives in defence of her sacred cause. While yet young in years, they were already veterans in arms, and the heroes of many hard-fought fields.

They leave many tenderly attached relations to mourn their untimely death.

These few lines to their memory are published by a stranger, in the hope that they amy meet the eye of the only surviving brother, Midshipman Morgan, of the Confederate States steamship Georgia.

The Charleston papers are respectfully requested to copy."

Why the obituary was published in a South Carolina paper is perhaps explained by the middle name of Thoms; "Gibbes" is an old South Carolian surname, and perhaps they were either born in S.C., or their parents were from the State. Comments?

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