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Indian Campaigns - U.S. Army

Jeremiah J Murphy

Details
  • Rank: Private
  • Conflict/Era: Indian Campaigns
  • Unit/Command:
    Company M,
    3d U.S. Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: March 17, 1876
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Powder River, Montana, USA
Citation
Being the only member of his picket not disabled, he attempted to save a wounded comrade.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: October 16, 1877
  • Born: February 2, 1858, County Cork, Ireland
  • Died: May 12, 1932, Detroit, MI, United States
  • Buried: Mount Olivet Cemetery (PM) (15-C-E1/2 -63), Washington, DC, United States
 

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