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

James T Murphy

  • Rank: Private (Highest Rank: Sergeant)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company L,
    1st Connecticut Artillery
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: March 25, 1865
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Petersburg, Virginia, USA
A piece of artillery having been silenced by the enemy, this soldier voluntarily assisted in working the piece, conducting himself throughout the engagement in a gallant and fearless manner.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: October 29, 1886
  • Born: 1839, Canada
  • Died: January 11, 1904, New Haven, CT, United States
  • Buried: St. Bernard's Cemetery (MH) (Civil War Section), New Haven, CT, United States

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