of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
MURPHY, MICHAEL C.
Rank and Organization: Lieutenant Colonel, 170th New York Infantry. Place and
Date: At North Anna River, Va., 24 May 1864. Entered Service At: New York, N.Y.
Birth: Ireland. Date Of Issue: 15 January 1897.
This officer, commanding the regiment, kept it on the field exposed to the fire of the
enemy for 3 hours without being able to fire one shot in return because of the ammunition
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