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Thomas Jenkins

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Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was a Seaman in the Union Navy. His CMOH was awarded by General Order 17, dated July 10, 1863. His citation reads "Served on board the USS Cincinnati during the attack on the Vicksburg (Mississippi) batteries and at the time of her sinking, 27 May 1863. Engaging the enemy in a fierce battle, the Cincinnati, amidst an incessant fire of shot and shell, continued to fire her guns to the last, though so penetrated by shell fire that her fate was sealed. Serving bravely during this action, Jenkins was conspicuously cool under the fire of the enemy, never ceasing to fight until this proud ship went down, "her colors nailed to the mast."

Bio by: Don Morfe



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  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 4 Jan 2005
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