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Andrew Brinn
Born 1829
Place of birth Scotland
Allegiance US flag 34 stars.svg United States of America
Service/branch Flag of the United States.svg United States Navy
Rank Seaman
Unit Union Navy
Awards Medal of Honor

Seaman Andrew Brinn (born 1829) was a Scottish sailor who fought in the American Civil War. Brinn received the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action aboard the USS Mississippi at Port Hudson on 14 March 1863. He was honored with the award on 10 July 1863.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Served on board the U.S.S. Mississippi during her abandonment and firing in the engagement at Port Hudson, 14 March 1863. Remaining under enemy fire for 2 1/2 hours, Brinn remained on board the grounded vessel until all the abandoning crew had landed. After asking to be assigned some duty, he was finally ordered to save himself and to leave the Mississippi which had been deliberately fired to prevent her falling into rebel hands.[1][6]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Civil War (A-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". http://www.history.army.mil/moh/civilwar_af.html. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  2. "Congressional Medal Of Honor Recipients Affiliated With New York". http://dmna.ny.gov/historic/research/MOH/MOH_CW.htm. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  3. Willbanks, James H. (2011). America's heroes: Medal of Honor recipients from the Civil War to Afghanistan. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. ISBN 1-598-84394-X. OCLC 662405903. 
  4. "Navy Medal of Honor: Civil War 1861-65". http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/moh/moh1.htm. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  5. Lossing, Benson John; Barritt, William (1866). Pictorial history of the civil war in the United States of America. 1. Philadelphia: George W. Childs. p. 175. OCLC 1007582. http://books.google.com/books?id=gmvkkyCLMv8C. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Andrew Brinn". http://projects.militarytimes.com/citations-medals-awards/recipient.php?recipientid=147. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 

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