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b. 1840 Rhode Island.  d. 24/05/1914 ?

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 05/08/1864 Mobile Bay, Alabama.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He entered the Union Navy in Rhode Island and served as a Coxswain.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

As Captain of No. 1 gun on board the USS Richmond during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the CSS Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Cool and courageous at his station throughout the prolonged action, Hayes maintained fire from his gun on Fort Morgan and on ships of the Confederacy despite extremely heavy return fire.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.

Thomas Hayes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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