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Richard D Dunphy

  • Rank: Coal Heaver
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Hartford
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: August 5, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Mobile Bay, Alabama, USA
On board the flagship U.S.S. Hartford, during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats, and the rebel ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. With his ship under a 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
Medal of Honor Recipient Richard D. Dunphy
Medal of Honor Recipient Richard D. Dunphy
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: New York, New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: December 12, 1841, Ireland
  • Died: November 23, 1904, San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Buried: St. Vincent's Cemetery (PMH) (I-1054), Vallejo, CA, United States

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