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J. Murphy

J. Murphy

Federal (USV)

Sergeant

John Murphy

(1835 - 1863)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 118th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He enrolled as Sergeant in Company A, 118th Pennsylvania Infantry on 12 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action on 20 September 1862 at Shepherdstown Ford.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on 28 January 1863 at the US Army General Hospital, Philadelphia. He had married Mary Burton and left a son, James Gerald Murphy.

References & notes

Basic information from Smith1. Thanks to Pattie Harp for details about his birth and the picture above (probably pre-War), and to the pointer to his gravesite on Findagrave, posted by Russ Dodge.

Birth

1835 in IRELAND

Death

01/28/1863 Philadelphia, PA; burial in Old Cathedral Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA

Notes

1   Smith, John L., and Survivor's Association, History of the Corn Exchange Regiment, 118th Pennsylvania Volunteers, 2nd Edition, Philadelphia: J.L. Smith, Map Publisher, 1905, pp. 681 - 683  [AotW citation 1941]