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MORGAN, Michael Ryan, soldier, born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1S January, 1888. He was appointed from Louisiana to the United States military academy, where he was graduated in 1854, assigned to the artillery, and served in garrison, and against hosthe Indians till the civil war, during which he was in the subsistence department. He was chief of commissariat of the 10th army corps in May and June, 1864, and of the armies operating against Richmond in 1864-'5, receiving all the brevets to brigadier-general in the regular army for his services in the campaigns of those two years. On 17 November, 1865, he became commissary of subsistence with the rank of major, and since the war he has been the commissary-general of various departments. He is now (1888) serving in that capacity in San Francisco, California
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