(c. 1838 - 1862)
Home State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: Colquitt's Brigade
A 23 year old clerk from Hancock County, GA, he enrolled in Company A, 6th Georgia Infantry, and was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on 22 April 1861. He was appointed Assistant Adjutant General of Colquitt's Brigade on 4 July 1862.
On the Campaign
He was killed in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg - shot through the eye and fell from his horse. In his after-action Report, General Colquitt said of him:
During the engagements of this day I had the misfortune to lose my acting assistant adjutant-general (Lieut. R. P. Jordan). He fell while gallantly dashing toward the enemy's line. I have not known a more active, efficient, and fearless officer.
The rest of the War
He was buried on the battlefield.
References & notes
09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD
1 Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories - Georgia C.S.A., Published c. 2005, <http://www.ranger95.com/civil_war/georgia/index.html>, Source page: /infantry/6th_inf_regt.html [AotW citation 9555]
2 US War Department, List of Staff Officers of the Confederate States Army, 1861-1865, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1891, pg. 89 [AotW citation 14942]
3 Krick, Robert E.L., Staff Officers in Gray; A Biographical Register of the Staff Officers in the Army of Northern Virginia, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003, pg. 191 [AotW citation 17523]