Captain Reid R. Morrison and Battery F, Mooresville
The memorial consists of a bronze plaque attached to a flat arch top
marker, almost five feet tall. The stone has a smooth face with rusticated edges. The bronze
plaque holds the inscription above which appears the crossed cannon insignia of United States
artillery units. The plaque is 26 inches wide by 20 inches high.
TO THE MEMORY OF / CAPT. REID R. MORRISON / AND / THE OFFICERS AND MEN / OF / BATTERY “F” 113th F.A. / ORGANIZED AUGUST 5 TH , 1917 / DISCHARGED MARCH 28th , 1919 / ENGAGEMENTS: / ST. MIHIEL / MEUSE ARGONNE / DEFENSIVE SECTOR
City of Mooresville
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The memorial was dedicated in 1951 at a reunion of members of Battery F, 113th Field Artillery.
The members of Company F came largely from Iredell, Cabarrus and Mecklenburg Counties. The men departed for training camps from the Mooresville depot with an American flag and a bible provided by First Presbyterian Church but no uniforms. The battery’s commanding officer was Captain Reid R. Morrison.
This memorial and the Mooresville Mill World War II Roll of Honor stand to the right of the entrance to the War Memorial Center, located at 220 North Maple St., Mooresville, NC. To the left of the entrance is the World War II Gold Star Boys plaque.
The Memorial Center is surrounded by well-maintained lawn, trees and seasonal greenery.