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CMOHS.org - Yeoman ATKINSON, THOMAS E., U.S. Navy

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ATKINSON, THOMAS E.

Rank: Yeoman
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 1824, Salem, Mass.
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 45
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Accredited To: Massachusetts
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Citation

On board the U.S.S. Richmond, Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864; commended for coolness and energy in supplying the rifle ammunition, which was under his sole charge, in the action in Mobile Bay on the morning of 5 August 1864. He was a petty officer on board the U.S. Frigate Congress in 1842-46; was present and assisted in capturing the whole of the Buenos Ayrean fleet by that vessel off Montevideo; joined the Richmond in September 1860; was in the action with Fort McRea, the Head of the Passes of the Mississippi, Forts Jackson and St. Philip, the Chalmettes, the rebel ironclads and gunboats below New Orleans, Vicksburg, Port Hudson, and at the surrender of New Orleans.