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 Thomas E. Corcoran

Thomas E. Corcoran

Birth
Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Death 12 Mar 1904 (aged 65–66)
New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Woodside, Queens County, New York, USA
Plot 3rd Calvary, Section 17, Range 12, Plot D, Grave 8
Memorial ID 8219295 · View Source
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Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Landsman in the Union Navy. His citation reads "Served on board the USS Cincinnati during the attack on the Vicksburg 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 shellfire that her fate was sealed. Serving bravely during this action, Corcoran 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: 29 Dec 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8219295
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas E. Corcoran (1838–12 Mar 1904), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8219295, citing Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .