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Thomas Cripps
Birth: Nov. 29, 1840
Death: Dec. 8, 1906

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Union Navy during the Civil War as a Quartermaster on board the warship USS Richmond. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery during the Union Naval assault on Mobile Bay, Alabama on August 5, 1864. His citation reads "Despite damage to his ship and the loss of several men on board as enemy fire raked her decks, Cripps fought his gun with skill and courage throughout a furious 2-hour battle which resulted in the surrender of the rebel ram Tennessee and in the damaging and destruction of batteries at Fort Morgan". His Medal was awarded on December 31, 1864. He was one of 30 "Richmond" crew members to be awarded the Medal of Honor for their bravery during the Civil War (the others being Yeoman Thomas Atkinson, Quartermaster John Brazell, Captain of the Top Robert Brown, Master-At-Arms William M. Carr, Coxswain James B. Chandler, Chief Quartermaster Cornelius Cronin, Boatswain's Mate Charles Deakin, Chief Boatswain's Mate William Densmore, Coal Heaver William Doolen, Boatswain's Mate Adam Duncan, Coxswain Hugh Hamilton, Coxswain Thomas Hayes, Fireman Second Class John Hickman, Captain of the Top John H. James, Marine Corps Sergeant James Martin, Fireman First Class Matthew McClelland, Captain of the Top James McIntosh, Marine Corps Sergeant Andrew Miller, Captain of the Top James H. Morgan, Captain of the Forecastle George Parks, Fireman First Class John Rush, Seaman Hendrick Sharp, Coxswain Lebbeus Simkins, Second Captain of the Top John Smith, Coxswain Oloff Smith, Ordinary Seaman Walter B. Smith, Marine Corps Orderly Sergeant David Sprowle, Coxswain Alexander H. Truett, and Quartermaster William Wells). (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
Burial:
Woodlands Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section F, Lot 654
 
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Record added: Jan 15, 2001
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Thomas Cripps
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