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Absalom Jordan
Born 1840
Died May 3, 1888
Place of birth Brown County, Ohio
Buried at Lovett, Indiana
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch U.S. Army
Rank Corporal
Unit Indiana 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.[1] Jordan's medal was won for his capturing a flag at the Battle of Sailor's Creek, Virginia on April 6, 1865[1] He was honored with the award on May 3, 1865.[2]

Jordan was born in Brown County, Ohio, entered service in Madison, Indiana, and was buried in Lovett, Indiana.[1]

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.[1]

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