Richard D. Dunphy (1841 - 1904)

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Birthplace: Ireland
Death: Died in California, USA
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About Richard D. Dunphy

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Coal Heaver Richard D. Dunphy, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving on board the flagship U.S.S. Hartford during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the rebel ram Tennessee, Mobile Bay, Alabama, 5 August 1864. With his ship under terrific enemy shellfire, Coal Heaver Dunphy performed his duties with skill and courage throughout this fierce engagement which resulted in the capture of the rebel ram Tennessee.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 45 (December 31, 1864)

Action Date: August 5, 1864

Service: Navy

Rank: Coal Heaver

Division: U.S.S. Hartford

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Richard Dunphy's Timeline

1841
December 12, 1841
Ireland
1868
1868
Age 26
1871
1871
Age 29
1875
1875
Age 33
1879
1879
Age 37
1904
November 23, 1904
Age 62
California, USA
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Vallejo, Solano, California, USA