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Thomas E. Atkinson

  • Birth 1824 Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 9 Mar 1868
  • Burial Non-Cemetery Burial, Specifically: Buried on the island of San Lorenzo, Peru
  • Memorial ID 9323230

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Salem, Massachusetts, he served in the Union Navy during the Civil War assigned as a Yeoman on board the "USS Richmond". He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery in the naval assaults on Mobile Bay, Alabama on August 5, 1864. He served as a Yeoman in the Union Navy. He entered the service in Massachusetts. His citation reads "Commended for coolness and energy in supplying the rifle ammunition which was under his sole charge, in the action in Mobile Bay on the morning of 5 August 1864. He was a petty officer on board the US Frigate Congress in 1842-46; was present and assisted in the capture the whole of the Buenos Ayrean fleet by that vessel off Montevideo; joined the Richmond in September 1860; was in the action with Fort McRea, the Head of the Passes of the Mississippi, Fort Jackson and St. Philip, the Chalmettes, the rebel ironclads and gunboats below New Orleans, Vicksburg, Port Hudson, and the surrender of New Orleans." His Medal was awarded to him on December 31, 1864.

Bio by: Don Morfe


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 15 Aug 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9323230
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas E. Atkinson (1824–9 Mar 1868), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9323230, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Non-Cemetery Burial, who reports a Buried on the island of San Lorenzo, Peru.