of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Chief Quartermaster, U.S. Navy. Born: 1836,
Michigan. Accredited To: Michigan. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.
On board the U.S.S. Richmond in action at Mobile Bay on 5 August 1864. Cool and
vigilant at his station throughout the prolonged action, Cronin watched for signals and
skillfully steered the ship as she trained her guns on Fort Morgan and on ships of the
Confederacy despite extremely heavy return fire. He participated in the actions at Forts
Jackson and St. Philip, with the Chalmette batteries, at the surrender of New Orleans, and
in the attacks on batteries below Vicksburg.
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