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b. 1826 New York. d. 20/12/1881 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 14/04/1863 Nansemond River, Virginia.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He entered the Union Navy at New York and served as a Coxswain.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Attached to the USS Minnesota and temporarily serving on the USS Mount Washington, during action against the enemy in the Nansemond River, 14 April 1863. When the Mount Washington drifted against the bank following several successive hits which struck her boilers and stopped her engines, Jordan boarded the stricken vessel and, for six hours as fierce artillery and musketry continued to rake her decks, calmly assisted in manning a 12-pound howitzer which had been mounted on the open hurricane deck.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: MOUNT MORIAH CEMETERY, PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.

Naval Plot, Section 2, Row 18, Site 4

Robert Jordan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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