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CMOHS.org - Lieutenant Colonel MURPHY, MICHAEL C., U.S. Army

Recipient Detail

 

MURPHY, MICHAEL C.

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Organization: U.S. Army
Company:
Division: 170th New York Infantry
Born: Ireland
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: New York, N.Y.
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Place / Date: At North Anna River, Va., 24 May 1864
 
 


MURPHY, MICHAEL C. Photo
 
Citation

This officer, commanding the regiment, kept it on the field exposed to the fire of the enemy for 3 hours without being able to fire one shot in return because of the ammunition being exhausted.