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CMOHS.org - Seaman BRINN, ANDREW, U.S. Navy

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BRINN, ANDREW

Rank: Seaman
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: Scotland
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: New York
G.O. Number: 17
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Citation

Served on board the U.S.S. Mississippi during her abandonment and firing in the engagement at Port Hudson, 14 March 1863. Remaining under enemy fire for 21/2 hours, Brinn remained on board the grounded vessel until all the abandoning crew had landed. After asking to be assigned some duty, he was finally ordered to save himself and to leave the Mississippi which had been deliberately fired to prevent her falling into rebel hands.