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Robert Jordan

  • Birth 1826 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Death 20 Dec 1881 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Naval Plot, Section 2, Row 18, Site 4
  • Memorial ID 67875738

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He entered the Union Navy at New York and served as a Coxswain. His citation reads "Attached to the USS Minnesota and temporarily serving on the USS 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 six 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."

Bio by: Don Morfe


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  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 4 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 67875738
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Jordan (1826–20 Dec 1881), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67875738, citing Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .