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Morgan Murphy

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Morgan Murphy

Birth Name

ca. 1823 – 7 Sep 1863

Birth Place


Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Madison, Dane County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

13 Dec 1861

Cause of Death


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.