b. 15/03/1845 Goshen, New Jersey. d. 01/11/1906 Goshen, New Jersey.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 15/01/1865 Fort Fisher, North Carolina.
Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. After the war, Tomlin returned to his home in New Jersey becoming commissioner of juries in 1880 and Sheriff of Cape May County, New Jersey in 1895.
As corporal of the guard on board the USS Wabash during the assault on Fort Fisher, on January 15, 1865. As one of 200 Marines assembled to hold a line intrenchements it the rear of the fort which the enemy threatened to attack in force following a retreat in panic by more than two-thirds of the assaulting ground forces, Corporal Tomlin took position in line and remained until morning when relief troops arrived from the fort. When one of his comrades was struck down by enemy fire, he unhesitatingly advanced under a withering fire of musketry into an open plain close to the fort and assisted the wounded man to place of safety.
BURIAL LOCATION: GOSHEN METHODIST CEMETERY, GOSHEN, NEW JERSEY.
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