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James Horace MorrisonRoster ID 767
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1860|
|Biography & Genealogy:||James Horace Morrison, Class of 1860: Genealogy: Born- March 25, 1839 in Lawrenceville, Va. Father- Edwin A. Morrison; Mother- Mary Turnbull. Mat. Grandfather- Robert Turnbull; Mat. Grandmother- Elizabeth Steel. No information about Pat. Grandparents. Married- Frances Henderson Smith, daughter of Francis Henney Smith, the first Superintendent of VMI and Sarah Henderson. Children- 1- Francis (Frank) Henney Smith Morrison, VMI Class of 1884; 2- Sara (Sallie) Henderson Morrison; 3- Horace Truxtun Morrison, VMI Class of 1891; 4- Robert Turnbull Morrison. VMI Record: Entered VMI- July 31, 1856; Graduated July 4, 1860 ranking 6th in a class of 41. Attended University of Alabama 1860-61. Military Record: Artillery Drill Master at Pensacola, Fla. in early 1861, then Drill Master at Norfolk, Va.; Appointed 1st Lieut. in the Provisional Army of Va. May 1, 1861 and assigned Acting Assistant Adjutant General on staff of then Brig. Gen. J. C. Pemberton; Appointed Pemberton's Aide- de- Camp Oct. 1861; Served briefly on the CSS Webb on the Mississippi River Feb, 1863; Captured at Vicksburg July 3, 1864; Commission as 1st Lieut. vacated May 18, 1864 by Pemberton's resignation; no further record found. Careers: VMI Professor: Captain and Asst. Professor of Chemistry, Mineralogy, Geology and Tactics at VMI 1866-67; Captain and Asst. Professor of Chemistry, Mineralogy and Geology 1868-72; Major and Adjutant Professor of Chemistry, Mineralogy and Geology 1873-81; Colonel, 1882-83; Colonel and Adjutant Professor of Chemistry, 1884-85; Colonel and Adjutant Professor of General & Applied Science 1886-89. Death: March 20, 1910 in Luray, Va.|