|Born||May 10, 1869|
|Place of birth||Ireland|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Rank||Fireman First Class|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Medal of Honor citationEdit
Rank and organization: Fireman First Class, U.S. Navy. Born: 10 May 1869, Ireland. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 503, 12 December 1898.
On board the U.S.S. Potomac during the passage of that vessel from Cat Island to Nassau, 14 November 1898. Volunteering to enter the fireroom which was filled with steam, Cavanaugh, after repeated attempts, succeeded in reaching the auxiliary valve and opening it, thereby relieving the vessel from further danger.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "CAVANAUGH, THOMAS". Medal of Honor recipients, War With Spain. United States Army Center of Military History. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/warspain.html. Retrieved July 3, 2010.
- "Thomas Cavanaugh". Hall of Valor. Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=2940. Retrieved July 3, 2010.
- "Thomas Cavanaugh". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=50350453. Retrieved July 3, 2010.
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