MURPHY, JAMES T. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Private, Company L, 1st Connecticut Artillery.
Place and date:   At Petersburg, Va., 25 March 1865.

Entered service at:   New Haven, Conn.

Birth:   Canada.

Date of issue:   29 October 1886.

Citation:   A piece of artillery having been silenced by the enemy, this soldier voluntarily ass1sted in working the piece, conducting himself throughout the engagement in a gallant and fearless manner.

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)