Illustration of Thomas A. Morris

Brig. Gen. Thomas Armstrong Morris (1811–1904) was a civil engineer from Kentucky who led a brigade under Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan during the Northwest Virginia Campaign. Morris graduated from West Point in 1834 and served as an artillery officer. When the Civil War broke out, he became quartermaster general of the Indiana state militia. He was not an exceptional field commander and returned to the railroad industry in 1862. As with many early war commanders, his portraits available online are small and low resolution. Below, you can see a comparison between the illustration and a historical photo. What do you think?

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