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

Thomas Perry

Details
  • Rank: Boatswain's Mate
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Kearsarge
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: June 19, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: off Cherbourg, France
Citation
Served as boatswain's mate on board the U.S.S. Kearsarge when she destroyed the Alabama off Cherbourg, France, 19 June 1864. Acting as captain of the No. 2 gun during this bitter engagement, Perry exhibited marked coolness and good conduct under the enemy fire and was recommended for gallantry by his divisional officer.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: 1836, NY, United States
  • Died:
 

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