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Dennis J.F. Murphy
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Dennis J. F. Murphy (June 28, 1830-June 19, 1901) served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Second Battle of Corinth, where he continued carrying his regiment's colors despite being wounded three times.[1]

Murphy was born in County Cork, Ireland. He joined the Union Army in Lowell, Massachusetts, and later lived in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He is buried at the Catholic Cemetery in nearby Allouez, Wisconsin.[2][3]

Medal of Honor citation[]

His award citation reads:

Although wounded three times, carried the colors throughout the conflict.

See also[]

  • List of Medal of Honor recipients


  1. Edwin Bentley Quiner, The Military History of Wisconsin. Chicago: Clarke & Co., 1866.
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  3. David Pevear, "Lowell-area recipients of Congressional Medal of Honor" The Lowell Sun, November 10, 2009.