Joseph Murphy(c. 1840 - 1863)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th Alabama Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was an unmarried 21 year old printer from Florence, AL when he enlisted as 4th Corporal on 21 April 1861 in Company H, 4th Alabama Infantry. He was reduced to Private 15 May 1861, but reappointed 4th Corporal 21 April 1862. He was present at most engagements from First to Second Manassas, VA.
In the Antietam Campaign:
Present in action at Boonsboro and Sharpsburg.
The remainder of the War:
He was 2nd Corporal by December 1862. In action from Fredericksburg, VA in December 1862 to Gettysburg, PA, where he was mortally wounded by gunshot to the throat on 2 July 1863. He died of wounds on 7 July at a field hospital in Gettysburg.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of Alabama1. Death detail from the Buseys2.
|Birth State: AL |
Death Date: 07/07/1863 Death Place: Gettysburg, PA
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 15704]
2 Busey, John W., and Travis W. Busey, Confederate Casualties at Gettysburg: A Comprehensive Record, Jefferson (NC): McFarland & Company, 2017, pg. 45 [AotW citation 15728]
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