of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy. Entered Service At: New York. Birth:
Scotland. G.O. No.: 17, 10 July 1863.
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.
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