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Thomas P. Gere
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Born: December 10, 1842(1842-12-10)
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Died: January 8, 1912 (aged 69)
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Rank: First lieutenant
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Unit: 5th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment
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Awards: Medal of Honor
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Thomas Parke Gere (December 10, 1842 – January 8, 1912) was a Union Army officer who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Nashville in the American Civil War.


He was born December 10, 1842 in Wellsburg, New York. He enlisted in the 5th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment at age 19, mustering in on January 17, 1862. He was promoted first sergeant on March 5, 1862 and to second lieutenant on March 24, 1862. He was later promoted to first lieutenant and then became adjutant. He was awarded the Medal of Honor on February 24, 1865 for his actions at the Battle of Nashville, Tennessee, December 16, 1864. He mustered out on April 5, 1865.

He died January 8, 1912, and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, where his grave can be found in section 1, lot 361, map grid M/N 35.[1]

Medal of Honor citation[]

Rank and organization: First Lieutenant and Adjutant, 5th Minnesota Infantry. Place and date: At Nashville, Tenn., 16 December 1864. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Chemung County, N.Y. Date of issue: 24 February 1865.


Capture of flag of 4th Mississippi (C.S.A.).[2]

See also[]

  • List of Medal of Honor recipients
  • List of American Civil War Medal of Honor recipients: G–L


  1. Thomas P. Gere at Find a Grave Retrieved on February 10, 2010
  2. "Medal of Honor recipients". Listing of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen who received the Medal of Honor during World War II. United States Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. Retrieved June 29, 2009. 

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