James S. Morgan
2nd Lieutenant of Company E

80th Indiana Volunteer Infantry
An American Civil War Regiment

As provided to the 80th Indiana Website.
This image shows him wearing the 'shoulder straps' of a 2nd Lieutenant on his navy blue Federal Army officer's coat, and is believed to have been taken sometime between September 1862 and August 1864.  An electronic copy of the original image, and written permission to post it on the 80th Indiana website, was provided courtesy of Lieut. Morgan's Great Great Grandson Matthew H. Morgan.

James was a resident of Princeton in Gibson County, Indiana when he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant by Indiana Governor Oliver P. Morton.  James enlisted August 19, 1862 in what became Company E of the 80th Indiana.  He was mustered into the Union Army at the rank of 2nd Lieutenant for a 3 year term of service on September 3, 1862 at Camp Gibson near Princeton, Indiana.  He was discharged from the Army "for the good of the service" on August 26, 1864.  

For more information about this soldier, view his Profile by clicking HERE.

Source: Regimental Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Volumes III, IV, and VIII, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana (Indianapolis, Indiana, 1866).

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