Richard D. Dunphy

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Richard D. Dunphy

Birthdate: (62)
Birthplace: Ireland
Death: November 23, 1904 (62)
California, USA
Place of Burial: Vallejo, Solano, California, USA
Immediate Family:

Husband of Catherine M. Dunphy
Father of James W. Dunphy; Henry D. Dunphy; Thomas F. Dunphy and Bernard S. Dunphy

Managed by: Shirley Marie Caulk
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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 D. Dunphy's Timeline

December 12, 1841
Age 26
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November 23, 1904
Age 62
California, USA
Vallejo, Solano, California, USA