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Paul St. Clair Murphy

Date of birth: July 7, 1850
Date of death: 9-Nov-31
Burial location: Brooklyn, NY
Place of Birth: New York, New York
Home of record: New York New York

During the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois, in 1893, Captain Murphy commanded the Marine Detachment that was tasked with guarding exhibits loaned by the U.S. Department of State and other foreign governments for display at the Naval Exhibit. During the Spanish-American war he was the Fleet Marine Officer under Commodore Winfield S. Schley. He retired as a Colonel of Marines in 1910, but returned to active duty during World War I.


Marine Corps Brevet Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Spanish-American War

The Secretary of the Navy takes pleasure in transmitting to Captain Paul St. Clair Murphy, United States Marine Corps, the Brevet Medal which is awarded in accordance with Marine Corps Order No. 26 (1921), for gallant service as Fleet Marine Officer, North Atlantic Fleet, in the naval battle of Santiago, Cuba, on 3 July 1898. On 10 August 1898, Captain Murphy is appointed Major, by brevet, to rank from 3 July 1898.

General Orders: Marine Corps Orders No. 26 (June 27, 1921)

Action Date: July 3, 1898

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Captain

Company: Fleet Marine Officer

Division: North Atlantic Fleet