Joseph J. Murphy(c. 1836 - )
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th Alabama Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was an unmarried 25 year old clerk from Uniontown, AL when he enlisted as Private on 25 April 1861 in Company D, 4th Alabama Infantry.
In the Antietam Campaign:
Present in action at Boonsboro.
The remainder of the War:
Promoted 4th Sergeant January 1, 1863. Present in action in most engagements to the siege of Petersburg in 1864, having been left in Gettysburg, PA (July 1863) to nurse the wounded, being disabled from wounds received at Fredericksburg. He was wounded through the left cheek at Deep Bottom, VA in July 1864.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of Alabama1. Noted in rolls as "gallant and meritorious".
|Birth State: MS |
1 State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/index.cfm>, Source page: various [AotW citation 15630]
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