William Hopkins Morris (April 22, 1827 – August 26, 1900) was an American soldier, an officer in the United States Army, author, editor, and inventor. He served as a brigadier general of volunteers in the Union Army during the American Civil War . Military training and early service [ edit]
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Lieutenant General William Henry Harrison Morris Jr. (March 22, 1890 – March 30, 1971) was a senior United States Army officer who fought in both World War I and World War II . Contents 1 Early life and military career 2 Between the wars 3 World War II 4 Postwar 5 Awards and decorations 6 Citation for Distinguished Service Cross 7 References
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Early life and military career
William Morris was born in the Ocean Grove section of Neptune Township, New Jersey on March 22, 1890. After graduating from grammar school and high school he was appointed by Congressman Benjamin Franklin Howell to the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point, New York in 1907, graduating in June 1911 alongside John P. Lucas, Frederick Gilbreath, Charles P. Hall, Joseph Cowles Mehaffey, John Homer, Paul W. Baade, Ira T. Wyche, and numerous others who would become general officers....
World War I
Morris was promoted to captain on May 15, 1917, a month after the American entry into World War I. Thirteen months later he was a major. In July 1918 he was sent to the Western Front as commander of the 1st Battalion, 360th Infantry Regiment, part of the 90th Division of the American Expeditionary Force (AEF). He led his battalion in the Battle of Saint-Mihiel and in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. He was wounded on November 1, just ten days before the end of hostilities on November 11, 1918, an...
Between the wars
After the war Morris returned to the United States in June 1919 as a ROTC instructor at Bucknell University, Pennsylvania, where he was a Professor of Military Science and Tactics. After that he served with the 10th Infantry Regiment at Fort Hayes, Ohio. He entered the U.S. Army Command and General Staff School at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas in 1924, and graduated from there in 1925. After he graduated he served as a staff officer with the HQ of the 8th Coast Artillery Regiment, then stationed a...Biographical Register of the Officers and Graduates of the U.S. Military Academy, by George W. Cullum, edited by Wirt Robinson, 1920, page 1549The Congressional Medal of Honor, the Distinguished Service Cross and the Distinguished Service Medal Issued by the War Department since April 6, 1917, up to and Including General Orders, No. 126,...Who Was Who in America: With World Notables, published by Marquis Who's Who, LLC, 1973, page 513
1890 births 1971 deaths Morris (surname) William (given name) Recipients of the Bronze Star Medal (United States) Legionnaires of the Legion of Merit Recipients of the Purple Heart (United States) Recipients of the Silver Star (United States) People of Neptune Township, New Jersey Alumni of the United States Military Academy
Lieutenant General William Henry Harrison Morris Jr. (March 22, 1890 – March 30, 1971) was a senior United States Army officer who fought in both World War I and World War II.