MURPHY, John Jr.

MURPHY, John Jr.

Male 1812 - 1897  (85 years)

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  • Name MURPHY, John  [1
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 12 Jun 1812  , , Co. Waterford, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Died 3 Dec 1897  Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Cause: old age 
    Buried Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • HISTORY
      At age 49 (I think he lied and told them he was 33), John Murphy was enrolled in Company F of the 28th Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers on 28 Oct 1861 at Cambridge, MA, to serve three years or for the duration of the war, whichever was shorter.

      He was mustered into service as a Private in Company F of the 28th Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers on 13 Dec 1861 at Camp Cameron in Massachusetts.

      John was part of Company F from mustering until 31 Aug 1862. John was in action on 30 Aug 1862 at Bull Run, Virginia, Sept and Oct/1862 to 31 Dec 1863.

      John received a gun shot wound to the left leg while engaged with his Company and Regiment in an attack upon the enemy lines at the Battle of 2nd Bull Run in Virginia on 30 Aug 1862. At the time of the battle, John was attached to and serving with Company F.

      He re-enlisted as a Veteran Volunteer on 1 Jan 1864 at Stevensburg, Virginia for three years.

      John was wounded for a second time on 12 May 1864 at Spottsylvania, Virginia.

      "Roll for Jan. & Feb./64, absent on furlough since Feb 26/64-Mar. & Apr./64 present. May & June/64. to Aug 31/64, absent, sick in hospital. Sept & Oct/64, present. Rolls of Co. C (to which transferred) for Nov. & Dec/64, to Apr. 30th/65, present."

      John was mustered out of Company C on 30 Jun 1865. His occupaton was listed as "laborer" and his residence was listed as "North Cambridge." Michael Morrissey attested that John Murphy lived on Cedar Street in Cambridge, MA, on or about July 1865.

      John was honorably discharged 30 Jun 1865 at Washington, D.C. by reason of Special Order #158 Army of Potomac.

      In 1878, John Murphy applied for an Invalid Pension. His application was granted and by 1891, he was receiving $2/month because the gun-shot would that he received at Bull Run made it impossible to "obtain his subsistence by manual labor."

      On 9 Jan 1891, John Murphy, petitioned the federal govenment to be placed on the pension-roll of the United States, under the provisions of the Act of June 27, 1890. This Act, also known as the Dependent and Disability Pension Act, provided pensions for all verterans who had served at least ninety days in the Union military or naval forces, were  honorably discharged from service and were unable to perform manual labor, regardless of their financial situation or when the disability was suffered. On the petition, John listed his address as 33 Bolton Street, Cambridge, MA.

      John Murphy received his last pension payment of $12 from the U.S. Pension Agency on 31 May 1898. He was dropped from the rolls because he died on 3 Dec 1897. [2]
    • (Medical):On 9 Jan 1891, when he was 78 years old, John reported that he was suffering from the following disabilities: a gun-shot wound to the left leg, rheumatism, liver disease and heart disease. [2]

    Father MURPHY, John Sr.,   b. Abt 1789, , , , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother O'BRIEN, Mary 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Jun 1812 - , , Co. Waterford, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: old age - 3 Dec 1897 - Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    010 1878 John Murphy Civil War Pension File original
    010 1878 John Murphy Civil War Pension File original
    This PDF file contains a transciption of the handwritten documents that make up John Murphy's Civil War Pension File from the National Archives. The first document is dated 7 Oct 1878 and the last document is dated 5 Jul 1898.
    010 1878 John Murphy Civil War Pension File transcription
    010 1878 John Murphy Civil War Pension File transcription
    This PDF file contains photocopies of the original documents in John Murphy's Civil War Pension File at the National Archives. The first document is dated 7 Oct 1878 and the last document is dated 5 Jul 1898.

    Headstones
    155 2012 P Murphy headstone N side detail
    155 2012 P Murphy headstone N side detail
    Old Saint Mary Cemetery, Scituate, MA --- Detailed view of the North side of the Patrick Murphy family monument which bears the inscription: JOHN MURPHY Born in Waterford Ire. 1812-1897 --- Member of 28th Mass. Vols. Note the American flag on the left side of the photo. The flag is attached to a medallion that reads G.A.R. 1861-1865. This is a reference to the Grand Army of the Republic and indicates that John Murphy Jr. was a member of the Union Army during the Civil War. John Murphy Jr. was Patrick Murphy's brother.[Photo credit: Donna Goldstein]
    155 unkn Murphy family headstone
    155 unkn Murphy family headstone
    This stone, located in Old Saint Mary Cemetery in Scituate, MA, marks the graves of Patrick Murphy (1819-1904), Mary Jane Kane (1825-1904), John F. Murphy (1852-1923), Mary Ann Murphy (1853-1875), Ellen F. Murphy (1865-?), Margaret Ellen Murphy (1855-1858), Edward Murphy (1860-1865), William T. Murphy (1862-1864), Patrick Henry Murphy (1866-1866) and John Murphy Jr. (1812-1897).

    Miltary & Draft
    010 1878 John Murphy Civil War Pension File original
    010 1878 John Murphy's Civil War Pension File original
    Original handwritten Civil War pension file of John Murphy Jr. provided by Diane Kliebert.
    010 1878 John Murphy Civil War Pension File transcription
    010 1878 John Murphy's Civil War Pension File transcription
    Transcription of John Murphy Jr.'s handwritten Civil War pension file. This transcription was obtained from and is belived to have been transcribed by Diane Kliebert.

    Vital Records
    010 1897 John Murphy death register
    010 1897 John Murphy death register
    DEATHS REGISTERED in the Town of Scituate for the Year 1897 – No. 47, 3 Dec 1897, John Murphy of Scituate, male, widowed, died in Scituate at age 80 from old age. Place of burial is Scituate. He was born in Ireland and his occupation was a laborer. His parents, John Murphy and Mary O’Brien were both born in Ireland. Recorded on Jan 1 1898.

  • Sources 
    1. [S188] Massachusetts, Plymouth Co., Scituate - Old Saint Mary Cemetery - Grave Markers, Grave Markers, (Scituate, Plymouth, MA), P. Murphy headstone (Latitude: 42.190067, Longitude -70.732 083) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S400] U.S. Civil War Pension Files at the National Archives, United States War Department, Soldier's Certificate No. 289815, Veteran: John Murphy, Rank: Private, Service: Co. F 28th Mass. Vols. Inf, Can No.: 5814, Bundle No.: 61 (Reliability: 3).
      010 1878 John Murphy Civil War Pension File original
      010 1878 John Murphy Civil War Pension File original
      This PDF file contains a transciption of the handwritten documents that make up John Murphy's Civil War Pension File from the National Archives. The first document is dated 7 Oct 1878 and the last document is dated 5 Jul 1898.
      010 1878 John Murphy Civil War Pension File transcription
      010 1878 John Murphy Civil War Pension File transcription
      This PDF file contains photocopies of the original documents in John Murphy's Civil War Pension File at the National Archives. The first document is dated 7 Oct 1878 and the last document is dated 5 Jul 1898.