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| birth_date = {{Birth date |1784|7|26}}
 
| birth_date = {{Birth date |1784|7|26}}
 
| death_date = {{Death date and age |1856|1|27 |1784|7|26}}
 
| death_date = {{Death date and age |1856|1|27 |1784|7|26}}
| birth_place = [[Woodstock, Connecticut|Woodstock]], Connecticut
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| birth_place = [[Woodstock, Connecticut|Woodstock]], [[Connecticut]]
 
| death_place = [[Washington, D.C.]]
 
| death_place = [[Washington, D.C.]]
 
| image = Commodore Charles Morris by Southworth & Hawes, c1850.jpg
 
| image = Commodore Charles Morris by Southworth & Hawes, c1850.jpg
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Morris was born in [[Woodstock, Maine]] on 26 July 1784, and after being appointed a Midshipman in July 1799 served in the [[Quasi-War]] with France, [[First Barbary War]] and [[Second Barbary War]]s and the [[War of 1812]]. He was promoted to Captain in March 1813. He served as a [[Board of Navy Commissioners|Navy Commissioner]] from 1823 to 1827, and as the Chief of the [[Bureau of Construction, Equipment, and Repairs]] from 1844 to 1847.
 
Morris was born in [[Woodstock, Maine]] on 26 July 1784, and after being appointed a Midshipman in July 1799 served in the [[Quasi-War]] with France, [[First Barbary War]] and [[Second Barbary War]]s and the [[War of 1812]]. He was promoted to Captain in March 1813. He served as a [[Board of Navy Commissioners|Navy Commissioner]] from 1823 to 1827, and as the Chief of the [[Bureau of Construction, Equipment, and Repairs]] from 1844 to 1847.
   
In 1812 Morris was executive officer on the [[USS Constitution|USS ''Constitution'']] under the command of [[Isaac Hull]] during [[USS Constitution vs HMS Guerriere|her battle]] with the [[HMS Guerriere (1806)|HMS ''Guerriere'']], in which action Morris was severely wounded. He was promoted to captain on March 3, 1813. In 1814 he commanded the [[USS Adams (1799)|USS ''Adams'']] in raiding expeditions against British commerce. Cornered in the Penobscot River in Maine by a British squadron under Captain [[Robert Barrie]], Morris and his men went ashore with their cannons and, assisted by local militia attempted to hold off the British amphibious force in the [[Battle of Hampden]]. The British regulars routed the Americans, however, and Morris and his crew had to scuttle the ship and escape overland to Portland, Maine.
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In 1812 Morris was executive officer on the [[USS Constitution|USS ''Constitution'']] under the command of [[Isaac Hull]] during [[USS Constitution vs HMS Guerriere|her battle]] with the [[HMS Guerriere (1806)|HMS ''Guerriere'']], in which action Morris was severely wounded. He was promoted to captain on March 3, 1813. In 1814 he commanded the [[USS Adams (1799)|USS ''Adams'']] in raiding expeditions against British commerce. Cornered in the Penobscot River in [[Maine]] by a British squadron under Captain [[Robert Barrie]], Morris and his men went ashore with their cannons and, assisted by local militia attempted to hold off the British amphibious force in the [[Battle of Hampden]]. The British regulars routed the Americans, however, and Morris and his crew had to scuttle the ship and escape overland to Portland, Maine.
   
 
In 1835, his daughter Louise eloped and married [[William Wilson Corcoran]].<ref name="ecker126">{{cite book |title=A Portrait of Old George Town |year=1933 |publisher=Garrett & Massie, Inc. |author=Ecker, Grace Dunlop |pages=126–139}}</ref>
 
In 1835, his daughter Louise eloped and married [[William Wilson Corcoran]].<ref name="ecker126">{{cite book |title=A Portrait of Old George Town |year=1933 |publisher=Garrett & Massie, Inc. |author=Ecker, Grace Dunlop |pages=126–139}}</ref>

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