of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy. Born: 1826, New York, N.Y. Accredited
To: New York. G.O. No.: 17, 10 July 1863.
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.
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