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Federal (USV)


Alonzo W. Murphy

(1841 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 126th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

A 21 year old farmer, he enlisted 5 August 1862 at Covert, Seneca County, and mustered on 22 August as Private in Company C, 126th New York Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action on Maryland Heights near Harpers Ferry on 13 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was furloughed home and died there of wounds on 27 (or 17) October 1862.

References & notes

Basic Service from the Adjutant General.1 Details from Willson.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


07/13/1841; Covert, NY


10/27/1862; Covert, NY; burial in Grove Cemetery, Trumansburg, NY


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1903, Ser. No. 36, pg. 960  [AotW citation 22381]

2   Willson, Arabella M., and the Historical Committee of the Regiment, Disaster, Struggle, Triumph. The Adventures of 1000 "Boys in Blue," from August, 1862, to June, 1865, Albany: The Argus Company, printers, 1870, pg. 448  [AotW citation 22382]