b. 1847 Williamson County, Tennessee. d. 24/10/1904 Nebraska.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 14/05/1880 Fort Tularosa, New Mexico.
12/08/1881 Carrizo Canyon, New Mexico.
Jordan joined the Army from Nashville, Tennessee, and by 1880 was serving as a Sergeant in Company K of the 9th Cavalry Regiment in New Mexico. On May 7, 1890, he was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Tularosa on May 14, 1880 and at Carrizo Canyon on August 12, 1881.
Jordan reached the rank of First Sergeant before leaving the Army in 1897.
While commanding a detachment of 25 men at Fort Tularosa, N. Mex., repulsed a force of more than 100 Indians. At Carrizo Canyon, N . Mex., while commanding the right of a detachment of 19 men, on 12 August 1881, he stubbornly held his ground in an extremely exposed position and gallantly forced back a much superior number of the enemy, preventing them from surrounding the command.
BURIAL LOCATION: FORT MACPHERSON NATIONAL CEMETERY, MAXWELL, NEBRASKA.
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