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More on Tom 1 (2?) (05 Sep 2003 at 16:48)
As reported earlier I have done some looking into my great great great great grandfather (Tom 1)'s service record in the Civil War. Based on my best information, here's a listing of the Murphies in his regiment.

There some weird stuff here. For example, there's a Michael P. Murphy, which is exactly my brother's name. He will be happy to know that he outranked Tom 1: A fifth sergeant to Tom's mere Private.

Now there's a new Tom and Mike P Murphy. Does this mean that the robot war starts soon?

Also, it's hard to tell which of the 139 Tom Murphies might be the one. Did he win a medal for capturing the flag?

But, I am tempted to believe that the pair Thomas Murphy and Thomas Murphy, 2nd., both from the same company, are my GGGGgrandfather and GGGgrandfather, respectively...

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mike (h-66-167-9-120.phlapafg.covad.net) – 09.06.03 02:22:34
I totally ruled. I'm going to be the John Conner of the upcoming robot wars.
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Tuuur (to-kamst.gw.utwente.nl) – 09.08.03 04:13:55
Hey, both names link to the same document in the last paragraph of your post...
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Tom 7 (h-66-167-9-120.phlapafg.covad.net) – 09.08.03 10:11:28
Oops, ok, I fixed it.
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Tuuur (to-kamst.gw.utwente.nl) – 09.09.03 04:15:59
Got to be difficult to do research with so many Thomas Murphies in the archives.
Don't know how it feels to share your name with other people, I am the only person on earth with my first name - last name combination I think. Or at least in my country...
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Tom 7 (gs82.sp.cs.cmu.edu) – 09.09.03 13:01:03
Yeah, three vowels in a row is pretty sweet.

I am, I think, the only "Tom Murphy VII" there is, though.
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Tuuur (supercow.kabel.utwente.nl) – 09.09.03 20:33:35
I use the three vowels just because my real nickname, Tuur, is always taken when I have to come up with a new loginname.
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