MORGAN, Daniel

MORGAN, Daniel
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1736–1802

Biography

MORGAN, Daniel, a Representative from Virginia; born near Junction, Hunterdon County, N.J., in 1736; moved to Charles Town, Va. (now West Virginia), in 1754; served with the Colonial forces during the French and Indian War; during the Revolution was commissioned captain of a company of Virginia riflemen in July 1775; was taken prisoner at Quebec December 31, 1775; became colonel of the Eleventh Virginia Regiment November 12, 1776 (designated the Seventh Virginia Regiment September 14, 1778); brigadier general in the Continental Army October 30, 1780; at the close of the war retired to his estate, known as "Saratoga," near Winchester, Va.; commanded the Virginia Militia ordered out by President Washington in 1794 to suppress the Whisky Insurrection in Pennsylvania; was an unsuccessful Federalist candidate for election to the Fourth Congress; elected as a Federalist to the Fifth Congress (March 4, 1797-March 3, 1799); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1798 on account of ill health; died in Winchester, Va., on July 6, 1802; interment in Mount Hebron Cemetery.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Boston Public Library

Boston, MA
Papers: 3 letters.

Columbia University
Rare Book and Manuscript Library

New York, NY
Papers: 1 letter (August 15, 1786) in the Alfred Berol collection. Finding aid in repository.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Papers: 1778, 1783. 2 items.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Callahan, North. Daniel Morgan, Ranger of the Revolution. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, [1961]. Reprint, [New York: AMS Press, 1973].

Dean, Sidney Walter. Fighting Dan of the Long Rifles. With illustrations by Manning deV. Lee. Philadelphia: Macrae-Smith-Company, [1942].

Graham, James, of New Orleans. The Life of General Daniel Morgan of the Virginia Line of the Army of the United States: With Portions of his Correspondence. Compiled from authentic sources by James Graham. New York: Derby & Jackson, 1859. Reprint, Bloomingburg, N.Y. : Zebrowski Historical Services Pub. Co., 1993.

Higginbotham, Don. Daniel Morgan: Revolutionary Rifleman. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1961.

M'Conkey, Rebecca. The hero of Cowpens; a revolutionary sketch. New York: A. S. Barnes, [1881]. Reprint, New York and London: Funk & Wagnalls, 1885.

Morgan, Anne Patricia. The Morgan Legacy: The Man Who Paved the Way to American Independence: The Story of Daniel Morgan. [Ireland: A. Morgan, 1999].

Morgan, Daniel. Cowpens papers, being correspondence of General Morgan and the prominent actors [microform]. Charleston, S.C. : News and Courier, 1881.

Morgan, Richard Lyon. General Daniel Morgan: Reconsidered Hero. Morganton, N.C.: Burke County Historical Society, 2001.

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