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A.M. Murray

A.M. Murray

Federal (USA)

Lieutenant

Albert Morse Murray

(1840 - 1864)

Home State: New York

Education: US Military Academy, West Point, NY, Class of 1862;Class Rank: 24/28

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: 5th United States Artillery, Battery A

Before Antietam

After graduating from West Point he was appointed 2nd Lieutenant, 5th US Artillery on 17 June 1862.

On the Campaign

He was cited for doing his "duty in the best manner" at Antietam in Lt. Muhlenberg's Report. He was brevetted Captain 17 September 1862 for gallant and meritorious service at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He transferred to the 2nd US Artillery on 6 October 1862. He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 30 March 1864. He was honored again by brevet, to Major, on 22 July 1864 for gallant and meritorious conduct before Atlanta, GA, where he was captured in action. He died in Confederate prison, probably Camp Oglethorpe, on 12 August 1864.

References & notes

Service data from Heitman1 and Cullum2. His number is 1990. His photo here from the USMA Class Album 1862, online from the Academy. Birth and burial information from Findagrave. The GAR post in Canandaigua, NY was named for him.

Birth

07/11/1840; Canandaigua, NY

Death

08/12/1864 Macon, GA; burial in West Avenue Cemetery, Canandaigua, NY

Notes

1   Heitman, Francis Bernard, Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, 2 volumes, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1903, Vol. 1, pg. 737  [AotW citation 13530]

2   Cullum, George Washington, Biographical Register of the Officers and Graduates of the US Military Academy, 2nd Edition, 3 vols., New York: D. Van Nostrand, 1868-79, Vol. 2, pg. 584  [AotW citation 13531]