Muscatine County Iowa

Here is what the abbreviations in the bios stand for: far: farm; Co.: company or county; dir: dealer; IVA: Iowa Volunteer Artillery; IVC: Iowa Volunteer Cavalry; IVI: Iowa Volunteer Infantry; P.O.: Post Office; S. or Sec.: section; and st.: street.

Source: History of Muscatine County Iowa, Biographical Section, 1879, page 612

G. O. MORGRIDGE, physician and surgeon, Muscatine; is a native of Marion Co., Ohio, and was born Jan. 26, 1840; lived there until 16 years of age, then removed to Bloomington, Ind., where he attended the University one year; then came to Iowa, settled in Cedar Co., and lived there until the war broke out. He enlisted in the fall of 1861, in the 11th Regt. I. V. I., Co. H; was in the battles of Shiloh, Corinth and the siege of Vicksburg; after the fall of Atlanta, he was commissioned Captain of Co. H, and commanded the company until the close of the war; he was wounded at the battle of Shiloh and at the fight of Nicojack Creek, and at the battle of Atlanta, July 22, 1864; he was with Sherman in his march to the sea, and was in the last battle of the war; marched to Washington, took part in the grand review, and was mustered out at Davenport. After the war, he returned, entered the State University and remained two years, then studied medicine in Keokuk under Dr. J. C. Hughes, and graduated at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1870; he afterward attended the full course of instruction at Bellevue, New York; he practiced medicine at West Liberty until July, 1878, and since then he has practiced here. He married Miss Ruth A. Casebeer, a native of Iowa, in 1867, they have two children--Henry W. and Myrta E.

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