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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Navy

Thomas Hayes

Details
  • Rank: Coxswain
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Richmond
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: August 5, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Mobile Bay, Alabama, USA
Citation
As captain of No. 1 gun on board the U.S.S. Richmond during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Cool and courageous at his station throughout the prolonged action, Hayes maintained fire from his gun on Fort Morgan and on ships of the Confederacy despite extremely heavy return fire.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Rhode Island
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: 1840, RI, United States
  • Died: May 24, 1914
  • Location of Medal: Naval Historical Center, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC
 

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