Thomas Cripps

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Thomas Cripps
Born (1840-11-29)November 29, 1840
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died December 4, 1906(1906-12-04) (aged 66)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch Seal of the United States Department of the Navy.svg United States Navy
Rank Quartermaster
Battles/wars American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor

Thomas Cripps (November 29, 1840, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – December 4, 1906, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was an American Civil War Medal of Honor recipient. He served in the Union Navy during the Civil War as a Quartermaster on the USS Richmond. He was awarded the medal for his bravery during the naval assault on Mobile Bay, Alabama on August 5, 1864. His medal was awarded December 31, 1864.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

His citation reads:

As captain of a gun on board the U.S.S. Richmond during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Despite damage to his ship and the loss of several men on board as enemy fire raked her decks, Cripps fought his gun with skill and courage throughout a furious 2-hour battle which resulted in the surrender of the rebel ram Tennessee and in the damaging and destruction of batteries at Fort Morgan.[1]

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  1. ^ Memorial at

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