Source: HISTORY OF WYOMING CO., NY
BY: F. W. BEERS, 1880
FRANCIS MURPHY (Captain) was born in Tyrone County, Ireland, March 17th, 1829, and at the age of twenty-one joined his brother James Murphy in America, and with little assistance began farming, and continued successfully until the outbreak of the Rebellion. In Sept., 1861, he obtained permission from Governor Morgan to raise a company for service in the war, recruited a company of 110 men, which, as Company G, was mustered into the 97th N.Y. Infantry, commanded by Colonel Charles Wheeler, J.P. Spafford, lieutenant-colonel, Oct. 16th following. They rendezvoused and drilled at Boonville, Oneida Co.,NY, and started for the front March 12th, 1862, stopping at Arlington Heights two weeks, and at Fort Calkern. The company participated in the battles of Cedar Mountain, Rappahannock Station, Thoroughfar Gap, Bull Run, Chantilly, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. Mr. Murphy was first lieutenant of the company until Aug. 28th, 1863, when he was commissioned captain. He was wounded in the groin Aug. 30th, 1862, at the second battle of Bull Run, and in the knee at Gettysburg, where, with many others, he was then taken prisoner; was in the hands of the enemy twenty months and twenty days, in Libby prison eleven months, at Macon and Oglethorpe, Ga., three months, at Charleson, S.C., there months, at Columbia, S.C., three months, and at Raleigh, N.C., whence he made a successful escape, having been ten times recaptured in making previous attempts. He was mustered out of service, with the company, at the close of the war. Feb. 5th, 1866, he married MARY McSHERRY, daughter of Thomas McSherry (deceased, of Fermanagh, Ireland), at Salisbury, Herkimer Co., NY. He came to Pike, Wyoming Co., NY, October 2nd, 1867, from that place, where he had been engaged in farming since 1850, the year of his emigration from Ireland. They have six hildren; James F. Murphy, Thomas H. Murphy, Charles Murphy, Francis Murphy, Mary Murphy and Margaret Murphy.
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