Elisha J. Morgan Jr., Captain, Co. K, 72nd Illinois Infantry

1843

  • Elisha J Morgan Jr born in Indiana to parents Elisha and Caroline Morgan.

1860

  • June 29: The United States Federal Census taken in Rock County, Wisconsin shows 16 year old Elisha, a student, living with his parents. His father is a farmer with $7,000 in real estate.        

1862

  • August 8: Enlisted in the United States Army in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Enlistment information. Residence: Beloit, Rock County, WI, Age: 19, Height: 5’ 10, Hair: light, Eyes: Blue, Complexion: light, Marital Status: Single, Occupation: Student, Nativity: Cook County, IL
  • August 21: Mustered into the 72 IL Infantry, US.
  • October 17: Promoted to Corporal.

1863

  • June 10: Promoted to Sergeant Major.

1864

  • November 30: Fought at the Battle of Franklin.

1865

  • August 7:  Mustered out of the US Army.

1872

  • Elisha Morgan and Julia Waggoner are married.

1880

  • June 7: The United States Federal Census taken in Deerfield, Lake County, Illinois shows Elisha, a merchant, and his wife Julia living with their children: Edna, 6, Edith, 4 and Elisha, 2.

1881

  • Elisha Morgan dies.

1916

  • November 27: Elisha’s wife Julia makes a claim for a pension.