|Died||May 3, 1888|
|Place of birth||Brown County, Ohio|
|Buried at||Lovett, Indiana|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|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.
Medal of Honor citation
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Corporal Absalom Jordan, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 6 April 1865, while serving with Company A, 3d Indiana Cavalry, in action at Deatonsville (Sailor's Creek), Virginia, for capture of flag.
- "Absalom Jordan". http://projects.militarytimes.com/citations-medals-awards/recipient.php?recipientid=36. Retrieved July 28, 2014.
- "Civil War (G-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". http://www.history.army.mil/moh/civilwar_gl.html#JORDAN. Retrieved July 283, 2014.
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