Richard Murphy(c. 1835 - )
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 8th Alabama Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
An unmarried 26 year old laborer from Radsfordville, he enrolled in Company A, 8th Alabama Infantry on 8 May 1861. He was present at Yorktown, Williamsburg, Seven Pines, Gaines Mill, Fraziers Farm, and 2nd Manassas in 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was present at Sharpsburg.
The remainder of the War:
Except for Gettysburg, PA in July 1863, when he was absent, sick, he was in all engagements with his Company from Fredericksburg, VA in December 1862 through Petersburg in December 1864. He was promoted Corporal "for gallantry" in April 1863.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of Alabama1.
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 15900]
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