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Capt. I.N. Morrill


Posted By: S. Ferrall (email)
Date: 4/25/2004 at 18:11:54

Capt. I.N. Morrill, express agent, was born in Vt. in 1833; his parents, John and Betsy Pillsbury Morrill, are both natives of New England. He removed with them to Ohio when 12 years of age, and to Clayton Co., Io., in 1856. In May, 1857, he went to Austin, Minn., and in 1861 enlisted in Co. K, 4th Minn. Inf. When the company was mustered in he was made first sergeant, rank, so that by January 10, 1864, he was commissioned captain. He was mustered out of service December 22, 1864. Capt. Morrill participated with honor in the following battles; siege or Corinth, Iuka, Corinth, Forty Hills, Raymond, Jackson, Champion Hills, assault of Vicksburg, Altoona and siege of Savanah. In his discharge he is spoken of as gentlemanly, brave in action, prompt in the performance of his duties, and courteous to all. Capt. Morrill, while in the U.S. service, purchased an interest in a mercantile business at McGregor, and held the same until 1866. He then entered the employ of the Merchants Union Express Co., and two years later the U.S. Express Co., and has since been in their employ. He has had charge of the office at Decorah since 1880. The captain was married at West Union, Io., in January, 1857, to Miss Mary F. Germond; they have one son, Harry.

[source: History of Winneshiek & Allamakee Counties, 1882; by W.E. Alexander; Sioux City, Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1882; pg. 585-6; pg 607]
-transcribed by S. Ferrall


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