Richard Dunphy
Richard Dunphy
Richard Downey Dunphy (1841-1904) was a native of Kilkenny, Ireland. He was a coal heaver aboard the USS Hartford at the Battle of Mobile Bay on 5 August 1864. Both of his arms were amputated as a result of gunshot wounds suffered during the battle. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his courage. After the Civil War he worked at Mare Island Navy Yard. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

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Our small but well-stocked library is open to members and to the public on the 2nd Thursdays of each month from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm and every Tueday afternoon from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm.  Other times may be arranged by appointment.

We also have use of the Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum's reference library.  A GSVB member will welcome your questions and help you search for your family.