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

1843

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

1860

  • June 29: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Rock County, WI showed 16- year-old Elisha, a student, living with his parents. His father was a farmer with $7,000 in real estate.

1862

  • August 8: Enlisted in the U.S. Army in Chicago, IL.
  • 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, U.S.
  • 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 U.S. Army.

1872

  • Elisha Morgan married Julia Waggoner.

1880

  • June 7: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Deerfield, Lake County, IL showed Elisha, a merchant, and his wife Julia living with their children: Edna, 6, Edith, 4 and Elisha, 2.

1881

  • Elisha Morgan died.

1916

  • November 27: Elisha’s wife Julia filed for a military pension.