Pvt Benedick J “Dick” Murphy

Pvt Benedick J “Dick” Murphy

Birth
Death 3 Feb 1920 (aged 79)
Marion County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Calvary, Marion County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 107168963 · View Source
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Civil War veteran of 10th Ky Infantry (Union) Company H, was captured at Battle of Courtland Bridge, Alabama and sent to Richmond Va's Libby Prison, later exchanged and returned to unit. Served with future father-in-law, John Raley as well as his brothers (George and John A. Murphy). All his children bore his wife's maiden name "Raley" (legally married later). Wife was Mary Elizabeth Raley.

(George is buried at Bethel Union; John Murphy's burial site unknown)

Son of James Kennelum "Kelly" Murphy and Catherine "Arena" Bowles. James was a Mexican War veteran.

As of May 2013, grave is possibly unmarked and plot location is being investigated (with some difficulty) with goal of adding veteran's marker if plot determined.


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  • Created by: Brad Buck
  • Added: 23 Mar 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 107168963
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Benedick J “Dick” Murphy (20 Jun 1840–3 Feb 1920), Find a Grave Memorial no. 107168963, citing Holy Name of Mary Cemetery, Calvary, Marion County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Brad Buck (contributor 48051273) .