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DUNPHY, RICHARD

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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

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Navy Coal Heaver U.S.S. Hartford

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1864 Ireland

Citation

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