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CMOHS.org - Quartermaster JORDAN, THOMAS, U.S. Navy

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JORDAN, THOMAS

Rank: Quartermaster
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 1840, Portsmouth, Va.
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 59
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Accredited To: Virginia
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Citation

On board the U.S.S. Calena during the attack on enemy forts at Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Securely lashed to the side of the Oneida which had suffered the loss of her steering apparatus and an explosion of her boiler from enemy fire, the Calena aided the stricken vessel past the enemy forts to safety. Despite heavy damage to his ship from raking enemy fire, Jordan performed his duties with skill and courage throughout the action.