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John Kidd Murphy
Birth: Mar. 22, 1796
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Feb. 10, 1876
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. One of the oldest active field officers in the Union Army, and one of the few who had fought in the War of 1812. Entered the Civil War as Colonel and commander of the 29th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He led his regiment during the 2nd Bull Run Campaign, where he was captured in Winchester, Virginia following a skirmish with Confederate Cavalry. He was soon exchanged, and placed in command of the Union garrison at Boonesborough, Kentucky, before returning to the Army of the Potomac as command of the Third Brigade, First Division of the XII Corps, which he led at the Battle of Fredericksburg. His term of active field service ended due to his age, he was commissioned as Captain and commander first of the 121st Company, 2nd Veterans Reserve Battalion, then the 131st Company, 2nd Reserve Battalion. He commanded the two units in the defenses of Philadelphia to the end of the war. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865 for "gallant and meritorious services during the war". (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
Burial:
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section 128, Lot 3
 
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Record added: Apr 24, 2001
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