G.O. No.: 62, 29 June 1865. Second award.
Citation: Served as boatswain's
mate on board the U.S.S. Don, 1 May 1865. Engaged in picking up the crew
of picket launch No. 6, which had swamped. Mullen, seeing an officer who
was at that time no longer able to keep up and was below the surface of
the water, jumped overboard and brought the officer to the boat, thereby
rescuing him from drowning, which brave action entitled him to wear a bar
on the medal he had already received at Mattox Creek, 17 March 1865.
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)