Absalom Jordan facts for kids
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Jordon in 1865
Brown County, Ohio
|Died||May 3, 1888(aged 47)|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
||United States Army|
|Unit||Company A, 3rd Indiana Cavalry|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Absalom Jordan (1840 - May 3, 1888) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Jordan received his country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor. Jordan's medal was won for his capturing a flag at the Battle of Sailor's Creek, Virginia on April 6, 1865 He was honored with the award on May 3, 1865.
Jordan was born in Brown County, Ohio, entered service in Madison, Indiana, and was buried in Lovett, Indiana.
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