of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1841, Natchez, Miss. Accredited
To: Mississippi. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.
On board the flagship U.S.S. Hartford during successful attacks against Fort Morgan,
rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay on 5 August 1864. Knocked unconscious
into the hold of the ship when an enemy shellburst fatally wounded a man on the ladder
above him, Brown, upon regaining consciousness, promptly returned to the shell whip on the
berth deck and zealously continued to perform his duties although 4 of the 6 men at this
station had been either killed or wounded by the enemy's terrific fire.
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