Photo #: NH 42380
Medal of Honor
Obverse of a Medal of Honor awarded to Boatswain's Mate Thomas Gehegan for personal valor while serving as captain of USS Pinola's XI-inch gun during the Battle of New Orleans, 24-25 April 1862.
The medal was forfeited because of misconduct and remained in Navy Department custody.
See Photo # NH 42381 for an image of the medal's reverse side.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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23 June 2000