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Thomas Bourne

  • Birth 1834 England
  • Death 22 Mar 1888 Jones, Cass County, Michigan, USA
  • Burial Jones, Cass County, Michigan, USA
  • Memorial ID 9354269

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He entered the service at New York, New York. He served as a Chief Quartermaster in the Union Navy. He was awarded the CMOH as a Seaman and Gun Captain. His CMOH General Order was 11, dated April 3, 1863. His citation reads "Served as a captain of a gun on board the USS Varuna during an attack on Forts Jackson and St. Philip and while under fire and ramming by the rebel ship Morgan, 24 April 1862. During this action at extremely close range, while his ship was under furious fire and was twice rammed by the rebel ship Morgan, Bourne remained steadfast at his gun and was instrumental in inflicting damage on the enemy until the Varuna, badly damaged and forced to beach, was finally sunk."

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 22 Aug 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9354269
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Bourne (1834–22 Mar 1888), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9354269, citing Poe Cemetery, Jones, Cass County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .