MORTON A. READ (1843-1921)

by James E. Fargo, FSA Scot

Morton A. Read was born on 1843 in Brockport, Monroe County, New York. He joined the Union Army in Brockport and served in the 8th New York Cavalry. After the Civil War, he married Eugenia (Smith) Read and had one son, Edward.

Read’s Medal of Honor citation read: "The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to First Lieutenant (Cavalry) Morton A. Read, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism on 8 April 1865, while serving with Company D, 8th New York Cavalry, in action at Appomattox Station, Virginia, for capture of flag of 1st Texas Infantry (Confederate States of America)."

Morton Read died on July 10, 1921 and is buried in the Danville National Cemetery, Danville, Illinois.

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