George Jordan

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George Jordan
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Sergeant George Jordan
Born 1847
Williamson County, Tennessee
Died October 24, 1904 (aged 56–57)
Place of burial Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell, Nebraska
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1866 - 1897
Rank First Sergeant
Unit 9th Cavalry Regiment
Battles/wars
Awards Medal of Honor

George Jordan (1847 – October 24, 1904) was a Buffalo Soldier in the United States Army and a recipient of America's highest military decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in the Indian Wars of the western United States.

Jordan joined the Army from Nashville, Tennessee, and by 1880 was serving as a Sergeant in Company K of the 9th Cavalry Regiment in New Mexico. On May 7, 1890, he was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Tularosa on May 14, 1880 and at Carrizo Canyon on August 12, 1881.

Jordan reached the rank of First Sergeant before leaving the Army in 1897.[1] He died in 1904 and was buried in Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell, Nebraska.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company K, 9th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Fort Tularosa, N. Mex., May 14, 1880; at Carrizo Canyon, N. Mex., August 12, 1881. Entered service at: Nashville, Tenn. Birth: Williamson County, Tenn. Date of issue: May 7, 1890.

Citation:

While commanding a detachment of 25 men at Fort Tularosa, N. Mex., repulsed a force of more than 100 Indians. At Carrizo Canyon, N . Mex., while commanding the right of a detachment of 19 men, on 12 August 1881, he stubbornly held his ground in an extremely exposed position and gallantly forced back a much superior number of the enemy, preventing them from surrounding the command.

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