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PURVIS, HUGH

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On board the U.S.S. Alaska during the attack on and capture of the Korean forts, 11 June 1871. Braving the enemy fire, Purvis was the first to scale the walls of the fort and capture the flag of the Korean forces.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Marine Corps Private U.S.S. Alaska

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Korean Campaign 1871 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

Citation

On board the U.S.S. Alaska during the attack on and capture of the Korean forts, 11 June 1871. Braving the enemy fire, Purvis was the first to scale the walls of the fort and capture the flag of the Korean forces.