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BRINN, ANDREW

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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 and one half 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.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Navy Seaman U.S.S. Mississippi

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1864 Scotland

Citation

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 and one half 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.