The Murphreys in North Carolina

Confederate Soldiers


Gray W. Murphrey
Henry E. Murphrey
Jacob Murphrey
James H. Murphrey
James R. Murphrey
Jesse J. Murphy
John Murphrey
Richard K. Murphrey
William D. Murphrey
Haywood Jones

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Gray W. Murphrey

Served in Company H, 3rd N. C. Artillery, 40th Regiment North Carolina Troops.

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Henry E. Murphrey

Enlisted from Greene County at age 20 as a Private on August 12, 1861 in Company F, 40th Regiment North Carolina Troops, 3rd Regiment North Carolina Artillery. Was captured at Fort Macon on the coast of North Carolina on April 26, 1862 by the forces of Major General A. E. Burnside and paroled. Was a teamster. Present or accounted for through December 1864. Paroled at Moseley Hall on April 8, 1865. He was John Murphrey's younger brother.

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Jacob Murphrey

Enlisted from Greene County as a Private on August 3, 1864. Paroled at Greensboro, North Carolina on May 6, 1865.

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James H. Murphrey

Enlisted from Greene County at age 18 as a Private on August 13, 1861 in Company F, 40th Regiment North Carolina Troops, 3rd Regiment North Carolina Artillery. Was wounded and captured at Fort Macon on the coast of North Carolina on April 26, 1862 and paroled.

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James R. Murphrey

Enlisted from Greene County on June 28, 1862 for the war.

Transferred to Company F, 66th Regiment N. C. Troops on October 2, 1863.

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Jesse J. Murphy

Resided in Greene County and enlisted in Wayne County on May 5, 1863 for the war. Captured at or near Fort Stedman, Virginia on March 25, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland until released on June 29, 1865 after taking the oath of allegiance.

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John Murphrey

Enlisted from Greene County at age 22 as a Corporal on August 13, 1861 in Company F, 40th Regiment North Carolina Troops, 3rd Regiment North Carolina Artillery. Was captured at Fort Macon on the coast of North Carolina on April 26, 1862 and paroled.

Transferred to Company A, 8th Battalion N. C. Partisan Rangers in November/December of 1862.

Transferred to Company E, 8th Battalion on June 1, 1863.

Transferred to Company H, 66th regiment N. C. Troops on October 2, 1863.

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Richard K. Murphrey

Born in Pitt County where he enlisted as a private on April 20,1861. Killed at Bristoe Station, Virginia on October 14, 1863.

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William D. Murphey

Enlisted from Greene County on June 25, 1863. Was captured and paroled at Kinston on March 15, 1865.

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Haywood Jones

Enlisted from Greene County at age 22 on August 13, 1861 in Company F, 40th Regiment North Carolina Troops, 3rd Regiment North Carolina Artillery. Was captured at Fort Macon on April 26, 1862 and paroled. Accounted for through December 1864. Captured at Bentonville on March 19, 1865 and confined at Point Lookout, Maryland until released after taking the Oath of Allegiance on June 28, 1865.

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