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Thomas Irving

Birth
England
Death unknown
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Memorial ID 10194236 · View Source
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Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He entered the Union Navy at New York, New York. He served as a Coxswain and he was awarded the CMOH by General Order 32, dated April 16, 1864. His citation reads "Served on board the USS Lehigh, Charleston Harbor (South Carolina), 16 November 1863, during the hazardous task of freeing the Lehigh, which had grounded, and was under heavy enemy fire from Fort Moultrie. Rowing the small boat which was used in he hazadous task of transferring hawsers from the Lehigh to the Nehant, Irving twice succeeded in making the trip, while under severe fire from the enemy, only to find that each had been in vain when the hawsers were cut by hostile fire and chaffing."

Bio by: Don Morfe


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  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 30 Dec 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10194236
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