Congressional Medal of Honor Society

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

Thomas C Murphy

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company I,
    31st Illinois Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 22, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA

Voluntarily crossed the line of heavy fire of Union and Confederate forces, carrying a message to stop the firing of one Union regiment on another.

Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Pekin, Tazewell County, Illinois
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: August 14, 1893
  • Born: 1842
  • Died: December 31, 1920
  • Buried: Green Valley Cemetery, Green Valley, IL
  • Location of Medal: Tazewell County of Deeds Office, Pekin, IL

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