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Name:William Alexander Morson
Affiliation:Class of 1864
Biography & Genealogy:William Alexander Morson, Class of 1864. New Market Cadet. Born- Feb. 2, 1843 in Fredericksburg, Va. Father- Arthur Alexander Morson (b. 1803 d. 1864); Mother- Maria Martin Scott (b. 1814 d. 1894). Pat. Grandfather- Alexander Morson (b. 1759 d. 1822); Pat. Grandmother- Anne Casson Alexander (b. 1781 d. 1831). Mat. Grandfather- Judge John Scott (b. 1781 d. 1850); Mat. Grandmother- Elizabeth B. Pickett (b. 1788 d. 1862). Married- [Wife's name unknown]. Children- 1- Violet Morson; 2- William Morson; 3- Gordon Morson. Brother of John S. Morson (VMI 1864MS); brother-in-law of Scott Shipp (VMI 1859 & 2nd VMI Superintendent); several cousins attended. Entered VMI- March 27, 1862; Graduated June 27, 1864 standing 9 in a class of 62. Civil War Service- 2nd Lieut. of Co. A. of the Corps of VMI Cadets during the Battle of New Market, May 15, 1864; Appointed 2nd Lieut. and assigned as Drill Master to the Va. Reserve Forces Aug. 1, 1864. No further record of service found after that. Careers- Tobacconist and farmer in St. Louis and Cincinnati. Died- June 9, 1903 in Newport, KY. Buried Evergreen Cemetery (Southgate, Campbell County, Kentucky).
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