CPL Hugh Purvis


CPL Hugh Purvis Famous memorial

Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 12 Feb 1922 (aged 81)
Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA
Burial Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA
Plot Lot 154
Memorial ID 19876 View Source

1871 Korean Campaign 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.

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  • Added: 27 Jan 2001
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for CPL Hugh Purvis (5 Mar 1840–12 Feb 1922), Find a Grave Memorial ID 19876, citing Saint Anne's Cedar Bluff Cemetery, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .