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Pound Ridge in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Murphy’s Corners Historic Site

 
 
Murphy’s Corners Historic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 16, 2003
1. Murphy’s Corners Historic Site Marker
Inscription.  A few hundred feet south of this site stood the farmhouse of First Sgt. Thomas J. Murphy of Co. G, 146th N.Y. Infantry. Recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor. His extraordinary bravery greatly contributed to the Union victory in the pivotal Civil War battle of Five Forks, VA on April 1, 1865. He also participated in the battles of 2nd Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and the Wilderness Campaign.

Born in 1833 in Kilkenny, Ireland, Sgt. Murphy died on December 2nd, 1901 and is buried in this cemetery.

Dedicated with pride by a grateful community on this Memorial Day May 28th, 2001.
 
Erected 2001 by Pound Ridge Community.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is April 1, 1865.
 
Location. 41° 11.958′ N, 73° 34.32′ W. Marker is in Pound Ridge, New York, in Westchester County. Memorial is at the intersection of Westchester Avenue (New York State Route 137) and West Lane, on the left when traveling north on Westchester
Thomas J. Murphy Medal of Honor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 16, 2003
2. Thomas J. Murphy Medal of Honor Marker
He is buried in Pound Ridge Cemetery. The grave GPS is N41.1999 W73.5726.
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Avenue. The plaque is mounted on a boulder located in the south east corner of Pound Ridge Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15 West Lane, Pound Ridge NY 10576, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hiram Halle (1867-1944) (approx. 0.7 miles away); Pinney Corners (approx. 2.7 miles away in Connecticut); School House 1829 (approx. 3.7 miles away); Lewisboro Veterans Monument (approx. 5.4 miles away); New Canaan (approx. 5.4 miles away in Connecticut); John Jay (approx. 5.6 miles away); The Glasshouse Complex and Herb Garden (approx. 5.7 miles away); The John Jay Potting Sheds (approx. 5.7 miles away).
 
Thomas J. Murphy private grave marker in Pound Ridge Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 16, 2003
3. Thomas J. Murphy private grave marker in Pound Ridge Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 16, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 217 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 16, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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