He was born in 1843/44 (4 (18 in 1862)). He was born to [unknown] and Sarah [unknown family name] (7).
He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private on 12 January 1862, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 4). He was a private in company B (1, 7-8).
On 3 August 1865, he successfully applied for a pension (5, 6).
On 15 March 1884, his mother, Sarah Murphy, unsuccessfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension (5, 6).
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (Henry Murphy)
2 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 11 March 1863 (Henry Murphy)
3 company B, descriptive roll, entry 30 (Henry Murphy) (no information)
4 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 31 May 2004 (Henry Murphy)
5 pension index, by regiment (Henry Murphy)
6 pension index, by name (Henry Murphy)
7 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Henry Murphy)
8 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Henry Murphey)