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CMOHS.org - Coal Heaver DUNPHY, RICHARD D., U.S. Navy

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DUNPHY, RICHARD D.

Rank: Coal Heaver
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 1840, Ireland
Departed: Yes
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Accredited To: New York
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DUNPHY, RICHARD D. Photo
 
Citation

On board the flagship U.S.S. Hartford during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the rebel ram Tennessee, Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. With his ship under terrific enemy shellfire, Dunphy performed his duties with skill and courage throughout this fierce engagement which resulted in the capture of the rebel ram Tennessee.