MURPHY, CHARLES J. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   First Lieutenant and Quartermaster, 38th New York Infantry.
Place and date:   At Bull Run, Va., 21 July 1861. Entered service at:?.

Birth:   England.

Date of issue:   5 April 1898.

Citation:   Took a rifle and voluntarily fought with his regiment in the ranks; when the regiment was forced back, voluntarily remained on the field caring for the wounded, and was there taken prisoner.

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)