Private Robin Jordan (also spelled Jourdan, Jordon) was born around 1847 in Albemarle County. He enlisted in the Union army in Richmond on April 10, 1865, and mustered into Company I of the 115th United States Colored Troops Infantry Regiment two days later. His service record describes him as 5 feet, 5 inches tall, with black hair, black eyes, and a black complexion. The army transferred the regiment to Texas in May 1865, and it remained there for the rest of the year. He mustered out on February 10, 1866, in Indianola, Texas.
Jordan returned to St. Anne's Parish in Albemarle County after the war, and he married Mickie Jordan in 1869. Together they had at least four children: Eliza, born around 1869; Sally, born around 1873; Jane, born around 1877; and Reuben, born around 1879. Jordan nor his family members never filed a pension. He lived in Albemarle County until at least 1920, working as a farmer, and died by 1930.
Private Jordan was profiled by the University of Virginia's John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History in 2017, as part of their "Black Virginians in Blue" digital project.
- Web. [ Robin Jordan (115th USCT)], Website, John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History: Black Virginians in Blue, April 12, 2021, retrieved July 28, 2021.