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Thomas Fitzpatrick

  • Birth 1837 Canada
  • Death unknown
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 9800610

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He entered the Union Navy at Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts. He served as a Coxswain. His citation reads "As captain of the No. 1 gun on board the flagship USS Harford, during acton against rebel gunboats, the ram Tennessee and Fort Morgan in Mobile Bay (Alabama), 5 August 1864. Although struck several times in the face by splinters, and with his gun disabled when a shell burst between the two forward 9-inch guns, killing and wounding 15 men, Fitzpatrick, within a few minutes, had the gun in working order again with new track, breeching, and side tackle, had sent the wounded below, cleared the area of other casualties, and was fighting his gun as before. He served as an inspiration to the members of his crew and contributed to the success of the action in which the Tennesse was captured."

Bio by: Don Morfe


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  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 12 Nov 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9800610
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