Thanks to Jim Smith for the pointer to Corporal Franklin Murphy of the 13th New Jersey Infantry. His is the story of an Antietam veteran who made good.

Along with having a rewarding business career, he was Governor of New Jersey 1902-1905.

For fun – do you know the only other Civil War veteran elected NJ Governor? Hint – also an Antietam vet.

This picture in uniform was taken about 1863 after Murphy was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Company D.

The group photo at the top was taken at the dedication of the NJ monument at Antietam on 17 Sept 1903. It includes President Theodore Roosevelt (front right) and Governor Murphy (front, 2nd from the left). I think that’s General Ezra Carman at back right.

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