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Murphy, Michael

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 25, credited to Burlington, VT
Unit(s): 26th NY CAV/VT FCAV
Service: enl 1/3/65, m/i 1/10/65, PVT, Co. M, Frontier Cavalry (aka 26th NY CAV), m/o 6/27/65

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VITALS

Birth: 1840, Unknown
Death: 10/24/1873

Burial: St. Joseph Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Marker/Plot: E-112
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 54331266

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Elizabeth, 8/26/1882
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None

Webmaster's Note: After the Saint Albans Raid on October 19, 1864, Vermont raised two companies of cavalry to help guard the Canadian border; there were known as Frontier Cavalry, Companies F and M, but technically they were part of the 26th New York Cavalry.


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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

St. Joseph Cemetery, Burlington, VT

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Obituary

Capt. Michael J. Murphy died yesterday of lung fever, after a short illness. He was an employee of Kilburn & Gates and has always borne an excellent character. He served in the Frontier Cavalry in 1864, and was Captain of Co. D, 1st Regiment Vermont State Militia until the formation of the present National Guard, when the company was disbanded. He was for some time 2d Assistant of Boxer Engine Co., and latterly has been a member of Barnes Hose. He leaves a wife and three children.

Source: Burlington Free Press, October 25, 1873.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.