Christian Murphy

123rd Illinois Volunteer Infantry

Submitted by: John and Cindy McCachern

Muster-out for Amaziah Murphy (28 June 1865)

Amaziah Murphy, Pvt. co. G, 123 Reg't Illinois Mtd, Inf., Age 16 years, appears on Co. Muster-out roll, dated Nashville, Tenn. June 28, 1865, muster-out to date June 28, 1865, Last paid to Oct. 31, 1864.

Clothing account last settled Aug. 31, 1864; drawn since $62.29. Due U. S. for arms equipments, &c., $10.00. Bounty paid $25.00; due $75.00

Remarks: Spencer Carbine and accountrements retained.

H. E. Parks, copyist

Amaziah Murphy, pvt., Co. G, 123 Reg't Illinois Infantry appears on Company Muster Roll for July and August 1863. July and August 1864. Joined for duty and enrolled when August 14, 1862. Where Martinsville, Illinois. Period 3 years. Present.

Obituary of Amaziah Murphy (8 Aug 1917, Clark Co, IL)

Amaziah, son of Absalom and Elizabeth Murphy, was born in Clark Co., November 20, 1845 and after several weeks illness died at his home near Auburn, Aug. 8, 1917, age 71 yrs, 8 mo. and 28 days. Sept. 8, 1867 he was married to Missouri Phillips. To this union were born four children, Hurly, Mrs. Lillie Veach, Mrs. Minnie Kurts, and Mrs. Myrtle Wallace, all of which survive him.

He with his wife united with the Christian Church at Fairview in 1894.

After that church was destroyed, they rebuilt at Five Points where he was chosen one of the Elders of the church. As long as his health would permit he was in his accustomed place in the church for his Master.

When he was about 17 years old he joined the Company C 123rd Regiment, and fought for his country until the close of the Civil War.

During his sickness everything that loving minds could device and willing hands accomplish, was done to lengthen his lease on life, but God knows best. His place may look empty in the home, where he had lived, in the same place for over 46 years, but may the teachings of the beautiful and glorious ending of his life remain ad abide with these who witnessed it and admonish each of them to be as well prepared when the final summons comes to them.

He was a kind and generous neighbor, a loving and devoted husband and father, and will be greatly missed by all. Besides his wife and children, he leaves two brothers, Wellington of Marshal and William of near Auburn. Two sisters, Mrs. Emily Davis of Moore, Okla. and Mrs. Katherine McHenry of Fontanet, Ind. besides many friends and other relatives.

The remains were taken to the Green Moss church and funeral services were conducted by Bro. Hall of Knightsville, Ind. Interment in the cemetery near by.

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