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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

Charles Joseph Murphy

  • Rank: First Lieutenant & Quartermaster (Highest Rank: Colonel)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    38th New York Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 21, 1861
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Bull Run, Virginia, USA
Took a rifle and voluntarily fought with his regiment in the ranks; when the regiment was forced back, voluntarily remained on the field caring for the wounded and was there taken prisoner.
Medal of Honor Recipient Charles J. Murphy
Medal of Honor Recipient Charles J. Murphy
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: New York, New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: April 5, 1898
  • Born: June 3, 1832, Stockport, England
  • Died: May 29, 1921, New York, NY, United States
  • Buried: Calvary Cemetery (1st) (4-4-K-10/11), Woodside, NY, United States

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