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Confederate (CSV)

Private

John M. Murphy

(c. 1840 - 1862)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 21, he mustered as Private, Company E, 27th Georgia Infantry on 9 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by gunshot to the leg and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD, and his right leg was amputated, but he died of wounds there on 21 October 1862. He was originally buried "on west side of and in the cemetery at Frederick." Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1. Service from the Roster 2 via the Historical Data Systems database. Hospital and death details from the Patient List.3

Birth

c. 1840

Death

10/21/1862 Frederick, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD

Notes

1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4876]

2   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964  [AotW citation 19491]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <http://www.civilwarmed.org/explore/primary-sources/databases/frederickpatient/>, Source page: patient #9.624  [AotW citation 19492]