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Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
July 28, 1864


Wheeling Daily Intelligencer
August 3, 1864

Resolutions of Respect.

A meeting of the citizens of Cameron was held at the office of Dr. S. B. Stidger, on the 28th ult., to take some action in regard to the death of Lieut. – Col. Thomas Morris. The meeting was organized by calling Wm. H. H. Showacre to the Chair, and appointing R. P. Hosack Secretary. – I. R. Bell, W. T. Head, and Wm. Bently were appointed a committee to draft resolutions, and reported the following:

WHEREAS, It is with feelings of deep regret that we have heard of the death of our friend and townsman, Lieut. Col. Thomas Morris, of the 15th West Virginia Regiment, who was killed in the engagement at Snicker’s Gap, Va., while doing his duty at the head of his regiment, in defending the rights of his country on the sanguinary field of battle; And, whereas, it is due from us, as friends and neighbors of the deceased, to pay the last tribute of respect and regard to one, who was in life, our best friend and most useful citizen, and who is now numbered with the already vast list of unreturning brave patriots and soldiers who have sacrificed their lives in defence of their country,

Resolved, That in the death of Lieut.-Col. Thomas Morris, the community has sustained a loss of one of its best and most useful citizens, the army a good officer, and that it becomes us to bow in humble submission to the will of Providence, and the we sincerely sympathize with the family and relatives of the deceased in their unfortunate bereavement and irreparable loss; being a kind husband and affectionate parent, a good citizen and a brave man.

Resolved, That a copy of this preamble and resolutions be presented to the wife of the deceased, and be published in the Wheeling Intelligencer, Waynesburg Messenger and Greene County Republican.

W. H. H. Showacre, Pres’t.
R. P. Hosack, Sec’y.


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