Thomas Hayes
[[Image:90px|center|200px|border]]Medal of Honor recipient
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Born: 1840
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Died: May 24, 1914 (aged 73–74)
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Branch: United States Navy
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Rank: Coxswain
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Unit: USS Richmond
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Battles: American Civil War
*Battle of Mobile Bay
Awards: Medal of Honor
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Thomas Hayes (1840 – May 24, 1914) was a United States Navy sailor and a recipient of America's highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions during the Battle of Mobile Bay in the American Civil War.

Medal of Honor citation[edit | edit source]

Rank and Organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy. Born: 1840, Rhode Island. Accredited To: Rhode Island. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.

Citation:

As Captain of No. 1 gun on board the USS Richmond during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the Template:CSS 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.[1]

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  1. "Medal of Honor recipients". American Medal of Honor recipients for the American Civil War (A-L). United States Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/civwaral.html. Retrieved June 8, 2009. 

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