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MORRISON, Pitcairn, soldier, born in New York city, 18 September, 1795; died in Baltimore, Maryland, 5 October, 1887. He was commissioned 2d lieutenant of artillery in the United States army in October, 1820, pro-rooted 1st lieutenant in 1826, and captain in 1886, and received the brevet of major for gallant conduct at Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma in the war with Mexico. He was made major of infantry in 1847, commanded his regiment in 1848-'9, and the post of Fort Lincoln, Texas, in 1850-'1, and became lieutenant-colonel in 1853 and colonel in 1861. He was retired in October, 1868, " for disability incurred in the line of duty," and brevetted brigadier-general in the regular army "for long and faithful services." After this he resided in Baltimore, Maryland, and at the time of his death he was the oldest officer by commission in the army, with the exception of General William S. Harney.
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