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b. 1826 Maine. d. ?

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 15/01/1865 Fort Fisher, North Carolina.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was born in Maine and entered the Union Navy at Maine. He served as a Chief Boatswain's Mate.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Chief Boatswain's Mate Othniel Tripp, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving on board the U.S.S. Seneca in the assault on Fort Fisher, North Carolina, 15 January 1865. Despite severe enemy fire which halted an attempt by his assaulting party to enter the stockade, Chief Boatswain's Mate Tripp boldly charged through the gap in the stockade although the center of the line, being totally unprotected, fell back along the open beach and left too few in the ranks to attempt an offensive operation.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Othniel Tripp