BROWN, Robert

US Navy. Born 1830 in Norway. Civil War: Enlisted from New York. Captain of the Top. Awarded the Medal of Honor for action on board U.S.S. Richmond in Mobile Bay on 5 Aug 1864. Cool and courageous at his station throughout the prolonged action. Brown rendered gallant service as his vessel trained her guns on Fort Morgan and on ships of the Confederacy despite extremely heavy return fire. He took part in the actions at Forts Jackson and St. Philip, with the Chalmette batteries, at the surrender of New Orleans and in the attacks on batteries below Vicksburg. Sources: (“America’s Medal of Honor Recipients”. Publ. 1977, pp 42, 1012)