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Andrew J. Tomlin
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Born: March 15, 1845(1845-03-15)
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Died: November 1, 1906 (aged 61)
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Allegiance: File:Flag of the United States.svgUnited States of America
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Branch: United States Marine Corps Seal United States Marine Corps
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Rank: Corporal
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Unit: USS Wabash
Battles: American Civil War
Awards: Medal of Honor
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Andrew Jackson Tomlin (March 15, 1845 – November 1, 1906) was a United States Marine and a recipient of the American military's highest award - the Medal of Honor - for his actions during the Second Battle of Fort Fisher during the Civil War.

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Rank and Organization:

Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: 1844, Goshen, N.J. Accredited To: New Jersey. G.O. No.: 59, June 22, 1865.


As corporal of the guard on board the USS Wabash during the assault on Fort Fisher, on January 15, 1865. As one of 200 Marines assembled to hold a line intrenchements it the rear of the fort which the enemy threatened to attack in force following a retreat in panic by more than two-thirds of the assaulting ground forces, Corporal Tomlin took position in line and remained until morning when relief troops arrived from the fort. When one of his comrades was struck down by enemy fire, he unhesitatingly advanced under a withering fire of musketry into an open plain close to the fort and assisted the wounded man to place of safety.

Post war[]

After the war, Tomlin returned to his home in New Jersey becoming commissioner of juries in 1880 and sheriff of Cape May County, New Jersey in 1895.[1][2]

Tomlin died on November 1, 1906 and is buried in Goshen Methodist Cemetery, Goshen, New Jersey

See also[]

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  1. "Cape May county Sheriff's page" list of county sheriff's 1692-present.
  2. Times Cape May, N.J Republican Nominations October 20, 1895, New York Times.