MURPHY, ROBINSON B. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Musician, Company A, 127th Illinois Infantry.
Place and date:   At Atlanta, Ga., 28 July 1864.

Entered service at:   Oswego, Kendall County, Ill.

Birth:   Oswego, Kendall County, Ill.

Date of issue:   22 July 1890.

Citation:   Being orderly to the brigade commander, he voluntarily led two regiments as reinforcements into line of battle, where he had his horse shot under him.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)