[image ALT: Much of my site will be useless to you if you've got the images turned off!]
Bill Thayer

[image ALT: Cliccare qui per una pagina di aiuto in Italiano.]

[Link to a series of help pages]
[Link to the next level up]
[Link to my homepage]
This site is not affiliated with the US Military Academy.
[decorative delimiter]

 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1898

Vol. IV

(Born Ia.)

William L. Murphy

(Ap'd Ia.)


William Louis Murphy: Born Dec. 20, 1874, Council Bluffs, IA.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the U. S. M. A., from June 20, 1894 to April 26, 1898, when he was graduated and promoted in the army to

(Second Lieut. of Infantry, 24th Infantry, April 26, 1898)

Served: Joined regiment, May 2, 1898; served with it at Tampa, Fla., to June 14, 1898. — In the campaign against Santiago, and in Cuba, to Aug., 1898, being engaged in the battle of San Juan, July 1‑3, and in  p656 the siege of Santiago to July 17, 1898. — On sick leave, Sept. 10 to Dec. 11, 1898. — With regiment at Fort Douglas, Utah,

(First Lieut. of Infantry, 24th Infantry, March 2, 1899)

to April 1, 1899; at Vancouver Barracks, Wash., to June, 1899. — En route to and in the Philippines (Regimental Commissary, July 12

(Captain, 39th U. S. Volunteer Infantry, Aug. 17, 1899)

to Dec. 26, 1899), to Dec. 26, 1899. — Joined 39th Volunteer Infantry, Jan. 21, 1900, and served with it in the Philippines to Aug., 1900.

Killed in Action, Aug. 13, 1900, near Tanauan, Philippine Islands: Aged 26.

Buried, Fairview Cemetery, Council Bluffs, IA.

Thayer's Note:

a Capt. Murphy's full name and birth data are from his AOG obituary.

[image ALT: Valid HTML 4.01.]

Page updated: 21 Nov 13