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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Joseph J. Murphy

(c. 1836 - ?)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Alabama Infantry

Before Antietam

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.

On the Campaign

Present in action at Boonsboro.

The rest 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 & notes

Basic information from State of Alabama1. Noted in rolls as "gallant and meritorious".

Birth

c. 1836 in MS

Notes

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]