Murphy, Charles Cook

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Charles Cook Murphy was born in Rensselaerville on August 3, 1824, a son of Robert William Murphy and Debora Cook[1]


Charles was a physician. "Dr. Charles C. Murphy was a student of Dr. Hall and began practice in East Bloomfield about 1844. Until 1874, when he died, he was interested in all the affairs of the village and was respected and loved by all." History of Ontario County, Charles F. Milliken, Lewis Historical Publishing Co, page 220

Marriage & Children

He married Elizabeth Brewster who was born in 1824 at about 1844 and had the following children:

  • Charles Murphy
  • David Murphy

Military Service

Residence: East Bloomfield, Ontario County, NY[1]
Enlistment Date: 11 Aug 1862[2]
Enlistment Place: Albany, NY
Enlistment Rank: Assistant surgeon[2]
State Served: New York
Regiment: 16th Infantry[2]
Resigned: 18 Jan 1863 [2]
Enlisted: 12 Feb 1863 [2]
Regiment: 12th Infantry[2]
Rank: Surgeon[2]
Mustered out: 1 July 1863[2]
Mustered out at: Aldie, VA[2]
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 38 to serve 3 years. [2]
Sources Used: Town and City Registers of the men who served in the Civil War; Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York


Charles died in 1874 and was buried at the Burnt Hills Cavalry Episcopal Church Cemetery in Burnt Hills, Saratoga Co., NY His wife, Elizabeth, died in 1912 and is buried beside him.


From Ontario County Times 12 August 1874
Dr. Charles C. Murphy, of East Bloomfield, who was stricken with paralysis while dressing the wounds of Ottawell Cooper, on the 1st instant, died on Saturday last, just a week after the attack. The death of Dr. Murphy will be sincerely regretted. He was a skillful physician and justly esteemed as an honorable, public-spirited citizen and kind neighbor. His age was about fifty years. He was formerly a resident of Burnt Hills, Saratoga county, and his remains were taken to that place for interment.

Additional Research Notes

Additional Media

Creating Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of New York for the Year 1899

12th Infantry
MURPHY, CHARLES C. —Age, 38 years. Enrolled, August 12, 1862, at Albany; mustered in as surgeon, February 12, 1863, to serve three years; mustered out, June 30, 1863, at Aldie, Va.; prior service as assistant surgeon in Sixteenth New York Infantry; commissioned surgeon, January 21, 1863, with rank from December 31, 1862, vice Hubbell, resigned

16th Infantry
MURPHY, CHARLES C—Age, 38 years. Enrolled, August 11, 1862, at Albany; mustered in as assistant surgeon, same date, to serve three years; resigned, January 18, 1863; commissioned assistant surgeon, August 19, 1862, with rank from August 7, 1862, vice Moore, resigned


  1. 1.0 1.1 Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York