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Hugh Purvis
Birth: Mar. 5, 1846
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Feb. 12, 1922
Annapolis
Anne Arundel County
Maryland, USA

1871 Korean Campaign Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served as a Private in the United States Marine Corps on board the "USS Alaska". He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery during the attack on and capture of the Korean forts, on June 11, 1871. His citation reads "Braving the enemy fire, Purvis was the first to scale the walls of the fort and capture the flag of the Korean forces". His Medal was issued on February 8, 1872. Private Purvis was one of 15 United States sailors and marines to be awarded the Medal of Honor for this little known American military action. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
Burial:
Saint Anne's Cemetery
Annapolis
Anne Arundel County
Maryland, USA
Plot: Cedar Bluff Section, Lot 154
 
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Record added: Jan 28, 2001
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