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MURPHY, MICHAEL

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This officer, commanding the regiment, kept it on the field exposed to the fire of the enemy for three hours without being able to fire one shot in return because of the ammunition being exhausted.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel (highest rank: Colonel) 170th New York Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1864 Limerick, County Limerick, Ireland

Citation

This officer, commanding the regiment, kept it on the field exposed to the fire of the enemy for three hours without being able to fire one shot in return because of the ammunition being exhausted.