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Cornelius Cronin
Birth: Mar. 10, 1838, Ireland
Death: Aug. 18, 1912
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Union Navy during the Civil War as Chief Quartermaster on board the "USS Richmond". He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery in the Union Naval assault on Mobile Bay, Alabama on August 5, 1864. His citation reads "Cool and vigilant at his station throughout the prolonged action, Cronin watched for signals and skillfully steered the ship as she trained her guns on Fort Morgan and on ships of the Confederacy despite extremely heavy return fire. He participated in the actions at Forts Jackson and St. Philip, with the Chalmette batteries, at the surrender of New Orleans, and in the attacks on batteries below Vicksburg". His Medal was awarded to him on Decmber 31, 1864. He was one of 31 “Richmond” crewmembers 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, Quartermaster Thomas Cripps, 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, Fireman First Class Joseph E. Vantine and Quartermaster William Wells). (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
Calvary Cemetery
Queens County
New York, USA
Plot: Section 4, Range 13, Plot AA, Grave 15
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Record added: Jul 24, 2002
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