Morgan  Murphy

Morgan Murphy

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Morgan Murphy
Birth Name
Lived ca. 1823 - 7 Sep 1863
Birth Place Ficonne
Birth Country Ireland
Residence at Muster-In Madison, Dane County, WI
Company at Enlistment G
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 13 Dec 1861
Cause of Death Wounds
Death Location hospital at Cairo, Alexander County, IL
Burial Location National Cemetery at Mound City, Pulaski County, IL; section A, grave 483

Morgan Murphy was born in Ficonne, Ireland. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company G.  The men of the company called themselves the "Rock River Rangers." He enlisted in Beloit, WI on November 30, 1861. He mustered at Madison, Dane County, WI as a Private (Menig) on December 13, 1861. The army listed him as 38 and a shoemaker. He had blue eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, and standing 6 feet tall.

Murphy was accidentally killed by a provost guard and died at a hospital in Cairo, IL on September 7, 1863. He was buried at the National Cemetery, Mound City, IL, section A, grave 483.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-9; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.102; Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, Volume 1, 1886, p.820; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.538.

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