Richard Dunphy MOH Born 1841

#OnThisDay 1841 Richard Dunphy was born in Ireland, moved to New York & joined the US Navy. During the Battle of Mobile Bay 1864 he”performed his duties with skill & courage” despite heavy fire & lost both arms above the elbow. He was awarded the Medal of Honor.

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