Murphy, Michael H

Rank: Private

Unit: E Trp, 2d Cavalry

Enlisted: February 1, 1899 in New York, New York. He was 23 yrs 5 mos.

Date of birth: 1875

Hometown: New York, New York

Occupation prior to enlistment: Painter

Campaign: Spanish American War

Died: 24 September 1900

Age at death: 24 or 25

Cause of death: Typhoid fever

Location of fatality: Placetas, Cuba

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Place of interment: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia

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Note: He stood 5’5″ with blue eyes, auburn hair, and fair complexion.