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CMOHS.org - Private PURVIS, HUGH, U.S. Marine Corps

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PURVIS, HUGH

Rank: Private
Organization: U.S. Marine Corps
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Born: 5 March 1846, Philadelphia, Pa.
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 169
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Accredited To: Pennsylvania
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Citation

On board the U.S.S. Alaska during the attack on and capture of the Korean forts, 11 June 1871. Braving the enemy fire, Purvis was the first to scale the walls of the fort and capture the flag of the Korean forces.