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b. 1836 New York.  d. ?

 

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Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the Union Navy as a Boatswain’s Mate on board the sloop-of-war “USS Kearsarge”. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery in action when the “Kearsarge” fought and destroyed the Confederate Navy commerce raider “CSS Alabama” off Cherbourg, France on June 19, 1864.

 

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Acting as captain of the No. 2 gun during this bitter engagement, Perry exhibited marked coolness and good conduct under the enemy fire and was recommended for gallantry by his divisional officer.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thomas Perry