Private HUGH PURVIS, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S.S. Alaska
Branch: U.S. Marine Corps
group: U.S.S. Alaska
Theater: Korean Campaign
Location: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
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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