of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
CORCORAN, THOMAS E.
Rank and Organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1838, New York. Accredited
To: New York. G.O. No.: 17, 10 July 1863.
Served on board the U.S.S. Cincinnati during the attack on the Vicksburg batteries and
at the time of her sinking. Engaging the enemy in a fierce battle, the Cincinnati, amidst
an incessant fire of shot and shell, continued to fire her guns to the last, though so
penetrated by shellfire that her fate was sealed. Serving bravely during this action,
Corcoran was conspicuously cool under the fire of the enemy, never ceasing to fight until
this proud ship went down, "her colors nailed to the mast."
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