Santa Cruz County History - People

Old Soldiers: Santa Cruz County Civil War Veterans
by Robert L. Nelson

MORRIS, PETER (1841-1916?)

Sawtelle Soldiers Home Records

Headstone of Peter Morris
Peter Morris
LA National Cemetery

NAME: Peter Morris
REGISTER #: 9098

Military History

RANK/CO/UNIT: Pvt/Co K/77th New York Infantry
ENLISTMENT: 1864/09/07 Schenectedy
DISCHARGED: 1865/06/16 Washington DC
DISABILITY: Double hernia and loss of right eye

Domestic History

BORN: 1838? France
AGE: 70
HT/CMP/EYE/HR: 5'10"/Lt., Bl, Gr/Illiterate
RELIGION: Catholic
RESIDENCE: Boulder Creek
NEXT OF KIN: John Morris (son) Soquel, CA

Home History

ADMISSION: 1908/10/03
DATE OF DEATH: 1916/12/22
CAUSE OF DEATH: AC dialation

General Remarks

PENSION CERT: #561,334
EFFECTS: $7.25

Records of Members of the Grand Army of the Republic, William H. Ward

PETER MORRIS was born in France, August 22, 1841; in early life a sailor; since the war has been a teamster at Santa Clara and Santa Cruz. Left his home in France when eleven years old, and shipped on board the Montebello, a French vessel, and sailed under the French flag for several years, and later on the Vanseble, an American ship.. In 1864 enlisted and served as a private in the 77 New York Volunteers attached to the 3d Brigade and 2d Division of the 6th Army Corps; was present and participated in the battles of the Wilderness, Lucky Hill, St. Johns White House, and others; was wounded at the battle of the Wilderness, being shot in the leg, and on the 7th of March, 1865, lost right eye; was honorably discharged from the service July 16, 1865. Comrade Morris is a member of Wallace Post, No. 33, with headquarters at Santa Cruz, his place of residence.

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