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William O. Morgridge
Private William O. Morgridge
Company B, 3rd Michigan Infantry.
Died 26 Mar 1883, 39.4 years of age.

William O Morgridge enlisted as a Private on 02 December 1861 at Grand Rapids, Michigan. His residence was listed as Kent County, Michigan; his age, 18.

William O Morgridge was mustered into Company B, 3rd Michigan Infantry regiment on 23 December 1861. He served 12.5 months; 23 December 1861 to 17 January 1863.

While William O. Morgridge was in service, the 3rd Michigan Infantry regiment was engaged in the following battles which had a direct and decisive influence on a campaign and / or a direct impact on the course of the war:
  • Manassas_I [First Bull Run], Virginia., 21 July 1861
  • Williamsburg, Virginia, 05 May 1862
  • Seven Pines [ Fair Oaks], Virginia, May 31 - June 1, 1862
  • Glendale [White Oak Swamp], Virginia, 30 Jun 1862
  • Malvern Hill, Virginia, 01 July 1862
  • Manassas_II [Second Bull Run], Virginia., 28 - 30 Aug 1862
  • Chantilly, Virginia, 01 Sept 1862
  • Fredericksburg_I, Virginia, 11 - 15 Dec 1862

    William O Morgridge was discharged for disability on 17 Jan 1863 at David's Island, New York Harbor; per GAR records, he was wounded, musket ball in right knee, at Fair Oaks, Virginia.

    Other information regarding William. O Morgridge:
  • born 15 October 1843 in Corinth, Maine
  • resident of Boulder from Spring 1872
  • twice married; three children
  • occupation listed as druggist, jeweler
  • charter member of Post 5, Grand Army of the Republic, formed 1881
  • died 26 March 1883 at home in Boulder, Colorado
  • his son received Civil War soldier's pension; $2 per month

  • Boulder Genealogical Society's Columbia Cemetery Burial Index
  • GAR Records held at the Carnegie Branch Library for Local History, Boulder Public Library
  • Historical Data Systems, Inc., Duxbury, MA 02331
  • NPS CWSSS Regimental Histories
  • NPS CWSSS Battle Summaries

  • Columbia Cemetery
    Civil War Headstone Conservation
    William O. Morgridge

    The headstone was reset level and plumb.

    Due to subsidence, the headstone was tilted backward [ pitched to the East ] ~10 degrees and [ yawed] to the North ~04 degrees.

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