of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Chief Boatswain's Mate, U.S. Navy. Born: 1826,
Maine. Accredited To: Maine. G.O. No.: 59, 22 June 1865.
On board the U.S.S. Seneca in the assault on Fort Fisher, 15 January 1865. Despite
severe enemy fire which halted an attempt by his assaulting party to enter the stockade,
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.
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