OBITUARY GEN. GEORGE W. MORELL. Major-General George Webb Morell, who has been an invalid for several years, died on Sunday at "Beechwood," his residence since 1864, at Scar- borough, a village near Sing Sing. Gen. Morell, who was the son of the Hon. George Morell, at one time a practicing lawyer in this City, and later Chief-Justice of the Supreme Court of Michigan, was born at Cooperstown, Jan. 8, 1815. When 16 years of age he entered the Military Academy at West Point, from which he was graduated in 1835, first in a class of 56. For two years after gradua- tion he served as a Second Lieutenant of Engineers in surveys at Lake Erie harbors, on the Michigan boundary, and in the construction of Fort Adams, in Newport harbor. He left the Army in June, 1837, and after serving as a civil engineer on the Michigan Central Railroad, aban- doned that profession for the law, practicing in this City from 1842 until the breaking out of the war of the rebellion. He enlisted for service in the Mexican War, and was appointed Major of the Fourth New-York Volunteers, but the regiment was never mustered into service. He was a Com- missioner of the United States Circuit Court for the Southern District of New-York from 1854 to 1861. At the outbreak of the war of the rebellion he was made Chief of Staff of Major-General Sanford, and was engaged in organizing volunteer regi- ments and sending them to the seat of war. He was commissioned a Brigadier-General of Volun- teers in August, 1861, and from that time to the close of the war was in active service with the Army of the Potomac, participating in the battles at Hanover Court-house, Mechanicsville, Malvern Hill, Gaines's Mill, Manassas, and Antietam. He was appointed Major-General of Volunteers July 4, 1862, but as the nomination was not sent to the Senate it expired, without confirmation, March 4, 1863. Gen. Morell was mustered out of ser- vice in 1864, and in the same year married a daughter of the Rev. Dr. Creighton, then the Rector of Christ Church, Tarrytown. Gen. Morell has lived at "Beechwood" ever since his marriage. His health was so impaired by reason of disease contracted while in the army that he has lived a quiet and retired life, not actively engaging in the practice of the law or in political or social life. His grandfather having served as an officer in the Revolutionary Army, Gen. Morell was a member of the Society of the Cincinnati. He was also a member of the Society of the Army of the Potomac. Gen. Morell served for many years as a vestryman of Christ Church, Tarrytown. Mrs. Morell died about two years ago. Since her death the General has been an invalid, suffering so much that he rarely left his residence, and his death, which re- sulted from a general wearing out and breaking down of his system, was not unexpected by his friends. He leaves no family.
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