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J. Murphy
J. Murphy

Federal (USV)


John Murphy

(1835 - 1863)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 118th Pennsylvania Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enrolled as Sergeant in Company A, 118th Pennsylvania Infantry on 12 August 1862.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was mortally wounded in action on 20 September 1862 at Shepherdstown Ford.

The remainder 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, Sources, and other 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 State: IRELAND    
Death Date: 01/28/1863    Death Place: Philadelphia, PA    Burial Place: Old Cathedral Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA


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]

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