of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Captain of the Top, U.S. Navy. Born: 1830, Norway.
Accredited To: New York. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.
On board the U.S.S. Richmond in action at Mobile Bay on 5 August 1864. Cool and
courageous at his station throughout the prolonged action. Brown rendered gallant service
as his vessel trained her guns on Fort Morgan and on ships of the Confederacy despite
extremely heavy return fire. He participated in the actions at Forts Jackson and St.
Philip, with the Chalmette batteries, at the surrender of New Orleans and in the attacks
on batteries below Vicksburg.
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