Rank and organization: Engineer's Cook, U.S. Navy. Born: 1839, Richmond,
Va. Accredited to: Virginia. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.
On board the U.S.S. Brooklyn during successful attacks against Fort Morgan,
rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, on 5 August 1864. Stationed
in the immediate vicinity of the shell whips which were twice cleared of
men by bursting shells, Mifflin remained steadfast at his post and performed
his duties in the powder division throughout the furious action which resulted
in the surrender of the prize rebel ram Tennessee and in the damaging and
destruction of batteries at Fort Morgan.
This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)