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Confederate (CSV)


John Murphy

(c. 1831 - ?)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 30, he enlisted in February 1862 in Ripley as Private, Company B, 2nd Mississippi Infantry. He transferred to Company L on 30 April.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He hospitalized and furloughed, then returned to duty. He was wounded in the right shoulder at Gettysburg, PA, date not given. He was captured at Tupelo, MS on 14 July 1864 and held in the Federal prison at Alton, IL. He was paroled there for exchange on 17 February 1865.

References & notes

His service from a casualty list/roster for the Campaign provided by Michael Brasher, from his research in Compiled Service Records, Company rolls, and other period sources. Enlistment detail from notes and rosters accompanying the diary of John H. Buchanan transcribed by Dr. Larry and Jo Anne Ketchum Mardis, online courtesy of the Tippah County Historical and Genealogical Society.


c. 1831