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CMOHS.org - Coxswain JORDAN, ROBERT, U.S. Navy

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JORDAN, ROBERT

Rank: Coxswain
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 1826, New York, N.Y.
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 17
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Accredited To: New York
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Citation

Attached to the U.S.S. Minnesota and temporarily serving on the U.S.S. 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 6 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.