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17271 Lt. George U. Morris, USN CDV of George
U. Morris, U.S. Naval Academy graduate 1846.
He was named the Hero of Hampton Roads. He
was the acting commanding officer of the USS
Cumberland when she was lost in a heroically-
fought action with CSS Virginia on March 8,
1862. Backmark E. Anthony, New York. Pencil I.
D. on verso “Capt. Morris” and “an inveterate