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mond and his retreat to Harrison's Landing ; commanding steam-frigate Minne-
sota, flag-ship North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1862—3; attached to South
Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1863-5 ; took part in the operations on the South
Carolina coast, from the early part of 1863 to the fallof Charleston, in 1865;
Navy Yard, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1866-8 ; commissioned as Captain,
April 28th, 1868; Commandant of Midshipmen at Naval Academy, Annapolis,
1868-9.



CAPTAIN JOHN C. FEBIGER.

Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed from Ohio September 14th, 1838
attached to frigate Macedonian, West India Squadron, 1838-40 ; sloop Concord
Brazil Squadron, 1841-3 ; promoted to Passed Midshipman, May 20th, 1844
frigate Potomac, Home Squadron, 1844-5 ; sloop Dale, Pacific Squadron
1846-7 ; frigate Columbus, Pacific Squadron, 1848 ; sloop Dale, 1850 ; Coast Sur
vey, 1852-7; commissioned as Lieutenant, April 30th, 1853 ; sloop Germantown
East India Squadron, 1858-60; sloop Savannah, 1861; commissioned as Com
mander, August 11th, 1862 ; commanding the steamer Katahdin, W. G. B
Squadron, 1862-3 ; engagement off Mobile Bay, April 3d, 1862 ; commanding
steamer Mattabesset, N. A. B. Squadron, 1864-5; engagement with rebel ram
Albemarle, in Albemarle Sound, May, 1864 ; commissioned as Captain, May
6th, 1866 ; commanding steamer Ashuelot, Asiatic Squadron, 1866-8 ; com-
manding steam-sloop Shenandoah, Asiatic Squadron, 1868-9.



80 CAPTAINS.

CAPTAIN PEIKCE CROSBY.

Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed from Pennsylvania, January 5th, 1838 ;
attached to frigate Ohio, Mediterranean Squadron, 1839 ; frigate Congress,
Mediterranean Squadron, 1843 ; promoted to Passed Midshipman, May 20th,
1844 ; Coast Survey, 1845-6 ; sloop Decatur, Home Squadron, during Mexi-
can war; at Tobasco and Tuspan ; schooner Petrel, Home Squadron, 1848;
store-ship Relief, Mediterranean Squadron, 1849-50; Navy Yard, Philadelphia,
1851-2 ; receiving-ship, Philadelphia, 1853-4 ; commissioned as Lieutenant,
September 3d, 1853 ; sloop Germantown, Brazil Squadron, 1854-7 ; receiving-
ship, Philadelphia, 1858; sloop Saratoga, Home Squadron, 1859-60.

In the spring and summer of 1861, served in Chesapeake Bay, keeping open
the communication between Annapolis and Havre de Grace, and in capturing
and destroying rebel vessels in the Bay ; sloop Cumberland, N. A. B. Squad-
ron, 1861 ; forts Hatteras and Clark, 1861 ; commanding steamer Pinola, W. G.
B. Squadron, 1862 ; served under Admiral Farragut, and co-operated with mor-
tar fleet in bombardment of forts Jackson and St. Philip ; present at bombard-
ment and passage efforts Jackson and St. Philip, Chalmette batteries, and cap-
ture of New Orleans ; also, in bombardment, passage and re-passage of batteries
at Vicksburg, and engagement with the ram Arkansas.

Commissioned as Commander, September 2d, 1862 ; commanding iron-clad
steamer Sangamon, 1863 ; commanding steamer Florida, N. A. B. Squadron,
1863-4 ; engagement with the rebels at Masonboro' Inlet, North Carolina, while
destroying four blockade-runners ; commanding steamer Metaeomet, W. G. B.
Squadron, 1864-5 ; commanded Metaeomet in attack on Mobile, and planned
and constructed torpedo drag-nets for Blakely river ; superintended the removal
of torpedoes in Blakely river, and occupied forts Huger and Traeey on the
night of the evacuation by the rebel forces ; commanded Shamokin, South At-
lantic Squadron, 1866-8; commissioned as Captain, May 27th, 1868; member
of Examining Board, 1869. At present, attached to Norfolk Navy Yard.



CAPTAIN RICHARD T. RENSHAW.

BouN in Pennsylvania. Appointed from Pennsylvania, February 26th, 1838 ;
attached to frigate Constitution, Pacific Squadron, 1838-40 ; steamer Missouri,
Home Squadron, 1842-4; promoted to Passed Midshipman, May 20th, 1844;
steamer Col. Harney, 1845-6 ; schooner Onkahie, Brazil Squadron, 1847-8 ;
receiving-ship New York, 1851 ; steamer Fulton, Home Squadron, 1852 ; re-
signed, June 29th, 1852, and re-entered the service as Acting Lieutenant, in
1861; commanded steamer Louisiana, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron,
1861-4 ; capture of Roanoke Island, February 8th, 1862; Washington, North
Carolina, September 6th, 1862; defence of Washington, North Carolina, April,
1863, and several actions of minor importance ; commissioned as Commander,
September 22d, 1862 ; commanding steamer Massasoit, North Atlantic Blockad-
ing Squadron, 1864-5 ; several engagements on James river in 1864—5 ; com-
manding steamer Agawan, Atlantic Squadron, 1855-6 ; navigation duty, Norfolk
Navy Yard, 1866-9 ; commissioned as Captain, 1869.



CAPTAINS. 81

CAPTAIN JOHNSTON B. CREIGHTON.

Born ia Rhode Island. Appointed from Rhode Island, February 10th,
1838 ; attached to frigate Macedonian, West India Squadron, 1840 ; frigate
Columbia, Brazil Squadron, 1843 ; promoted to Passed Midshipman, May 20th,
1844; brig Truxton, Coast of Africa, 1844-6; sloop Dale, Pacific Squadron
1846-7; store-ship Lexington, Pacific Squadron, 1848-50 ; steamer Michigan
on the lakes, 1850-2 ; frigate Cumberland, Mediterranean Squadron, 1852-5
commissioned as Lieutenant, October 9th, 1853 ; Navy Yard, Boston, 1856-8
steam-frigate Roanoke, Home Squadron, 1859-60 ; commanding steamer Ottawa,
S. A. B. Squadron, 186J ; commissioned as Commander, September 20th, 1862
special duty, 1863 ; commanding steamer Mahaska, S. A. B. Squadron
1863-4.

From August 8th to August 21st, 1863, bombarding Forts Wagner and
Gregg, Morris Island, South Carolina, while in command of the Mahaska.

Commanding the steamer Mingo, S. A. B. Squadron, 1864-5 ; ordnance
duty, New York, 1866-7; commanding steam-sloop Oneida, Asiatic Squadron,
1867-9; commissioned as Captain, November 26; 1868; at present, special
duty, New York.



CAPTAIN AARON K. HUGHES.

Born in New York. Appointed from Now York, October 20th, 1838;
attached to frigate Constitution, Pacific Squadron, 1840; receiving-ship, Nor-
folk, 1842-3; promoted to Passed Midshipman, May 2Sth, 1844; attached to
frigate Columbia, Brazil Squadron, 1845-6; sloop Dale, Pacific Squadron,
1846-7 ; steamer Michigan, ou the lakes, 1848-9 ; receiving-ship, New York,
1849-50 ; sloop Albany, Home Squadron, 1850-2 ; receiving-ship, Baltimore,
185.3; commissioned as Lieutenant, September 9th, 1853; sloop Decatur,
Pacific Squadron, 1854-6 ; store-ship Supply, Brazil Squadron, 1856-8; rendez-
vous, Baltimore, 1859-60 ; steam-sloop Mississippi, 1861 ; commanding steamer
Mohawk, S. A. B. Squadron, 1862-3; commissioned as 'Commando^ September
16th, 1862 ; commanding steamer Cimarron, S. A. B. Squadron, 1863-4 ; seve-
ral engagements with the rebels on the Atlantic Coast, 1861-4; ordnance duty,
Mound City, Illinois, 1864-6; Light-house Inspector, 1867-8; commissioned as
Captain, 1869.



CAPTAIN EDMUND R. COLHOUN.

Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed from Missouri, April 1st, 1829 ; attached
to sloop Marion, Brazil Squadron, 1839-40 ; frigate Congress, Mediterranean
Squadron, 1841-3 ; Naval School, Philadelphia, 1845 ; promoted to Passed
Midshipman, July 2d, 1845; frigate Cumberland, Home Squadron, 1846.

Mexican war, in the first attack on Alvarado, under Commodore Connor, and
under Commodore Perry at the first attack on Tobasco, and afterwards at its
capture • served as Passed Midshipman on board the armed prize-schooner Nonata.

Receivino^-ship, Philadelphia, 1848-9; sloop Albany, Pacific Squadron,
1849-50; receiving-ship, Philadelphia, 1850-1 ; frigate St. Lawrence, Pacific
6



82 CAPTAINS.

Squadron, 1852-3; resigned, June 27th, 1853 ; re-entered the service as Acting
Lieutenant in 1861 ; commanded steamer Hunchback, North Atlantic Blockad-
ing Squadron, 1861-2; battle of Roanoke Island, February 7th and 8th, 1862 ;
capture of Newborn, March 14th, 1862 ; engagements oa the Blackwater river,
below Franklin, Virginia, October, 1862 ; commissioned as Commander, Novem-
ber 17th, 1862 ; commanding steamer Ladona, North Atlantic Blockading
-Squadron, 1863; commanding monitor Weehawken, South Atlantic Blockading
Squadron, 1863 ; in the different actions with Forts Sumpter, Wagner, Beaure-
gard, &c., from July 10th to September 15th, 1863 ; commanding monitor
Saugas, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1864-5; engaged Hewlett's
Battery on James river, June 21st, and again December 5th, 1864, took part in
bombardment of Fort Fisher, December 25th, 1864, and the different engage-
ments until its capture January 15th, 1865 ; special duty, New York, 1866 ;
Fleet Captain, South Pacific Squadron, 1866-7; commissioned as Captain, 1369;
at present, commanding iron-clad Dictator, North Atlantic Squadron.



CAPTAIN CHARLES H. BALDWIN.

Born in New York, December 23d, 1822. Appointed from New York, April
24th, 1839 ; attached to frigate Brandywine, Mediterranean Squadron, 1839-40 ;
Naval School, Philadelphia, 1843-5 ; promoted to passed Midshipman, July 2d,
1845 ; frigate Congress, Pacific Squadron, 1846-8 ; war with Mexico, opera-
tions in neighborhood of Mazatlan, during the time that place was in possession
of the United States naval forces, from November, 1847, to June, 1848 ; two
engagements with the enemy; resigned February 28th, 1854, and re-entered the
service as Acting Lieutenant in 1861 ; commanded steamer Clifton at the pass-
age of Forts Jackson and St. Philip and capture of New Orleans ; also, at first
attack 00 Vicksburg, 1862 ; commissioned as Comnoander, November 18th,
1862; commanding steamer Vanderbilt, special service, 1863-4; ordnance
duty, Dlare Island Navy Yard, California, 1864-7; Fleet Captain, North Pacific
Squadron, 1868-9; commissioned as Captain, 1869; at present, on duty at Mare
Island Navy Yard, California.



CAPTAIiNS ON RETIRED LIST.



CAPTAIN RICHARD W. MEADE.

Born in Spain. Appointed from Pennsylvania April 1st, 1826 ; attached to
frigate Brandywine, Pacific Squadron, 1827-30 ; sloop St. Louis, West India
Squadron, 1833-5 ; promoted to Passed Midshipman, June 14th, 1834 ; com-
missioned as Lieutenant, December 20th, 1837; Navy Yard, New York,
1839; store-ship Erie, 1843-5; Navy Yard, New York, 1845; unemployed,
1849-51 ; commanding steamer Massachusetts, Pacific Squadron, 1853-5 ; com-
missioned as Commander, September 14th, 1855 ; commanding receiving-ship.
New York, 1861-4 ; commissioned as Captain, July 16th, 1862; commanding
steamer San Jacinto, E. Q-. B. Squadron, 1864-6.



CAPTAINS. 83

CAPTAIN ALEXANDER GIBSON.

Born in Virginia. Appointed from Virginia, July 4th, 1822. Attached
to frigate Constellation, 1827-9 j promoted to Passed Midshipman, June 10th,
1883 ; sloop Ontario, Brazil Squadron, 1833-6 ; commissioned as Lieutenant,
February 28th, 1838 ; schooner Shark, Pacific Squadron, 1838-40 ; receiving-
ship, New York, 1841-3; frigate Raritan, Brazil Squadron, 1843-5; sloop
Albany, Home Squadron, 1846-8; receiving-ship, New York, 1850-2; sloop
St. Louis, Mediterranean Squadron, 1852-3; commissioned as Commander,
September 14th, 1855; commanding store-ship Supply, N. A. B. Squadron,
1860-2 ; commanding store-ship Potomac, W. Gt. B. Squadron, 1864-6; retired,
1865 ; commissioned as Captain, 1867.



CAPTAIN CHARLES W. PICKERING.

Born in New Hampshire. Appointed from New Hampshire, May 1st,
1822 ; attached to frigate Brandywine, 1829-31 ; sloop Falmouth, Pacific
Squadron, 1832-5 ; promoted to Passed Midshipman, June 10th, 1833 ; sloop
Boston, West India Squadron, 1835-6 ; commissioned as Lieutenant, December
8th, 1838 ; steam-ship Fulton, Atlantic Coast, 1838-40 ; sloop Yorktown, Pa-
cific Squadron, 1841-3; sloop Preble, Coast of Africa, 1843-5; Navy Yard,
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1846-8; commanding sloop Warren, Pacific
Squadron, 1848-50; sloop Oyane, Home Squadron, 1853-4; Navy Yard,
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1855-7; commissioned as Commander, Septem-
ber 14th, 1855 ; Light-house Inspector, 1859-60 ; commanding steam-sloop
Kearsarge, special service, 1862-3 ; commissioned as Captain, July 16th, 1862 ;
commanding steam-sloop Housatonic, 1863-4: ; commaading steamer Vander-
bilt, 1864-6; Navy Yard, Portsmouth, 1866-7 ; retired, 1868.



CAPTAIN OVERTON CARR.

Born in District of Columbia. Appointed from Indiana, March 1st, 1827 ;
attached to frigate Java, Mediterranean Squadron, 1828-9; frigate Delaware,
Mediterranean Squadron, 1829-30; Naval School, Norfolk, 1832-3; promoted
to Passed Midshipman, June 10th, 1833 ; sloop John Adams, Blediterranean
Squadron, 1834-6 ; receiving-ship, Philadelphia, 1888-40 ; commissioned as
Lieutenant, December 8th, 1887 ; special service, 1842-5 ; sloop Germantown,
Home Squadron, 1846-8 ; steam-frigate Saranac, Home Squadron, 1849-52 ;
ordnance duty, 1852-4; steam-frigate San Jacinto, survey of the River La
Plata, 1854-5; Navy Yard, Philadelphia, 1858-60; commanding steamer
Quaker City, South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1861 ; retired, 1861 ; com-
manding receiving-ship, Baltimore, 1861-2 ; Navy Yard, Washington, 1864-5 ;
commissioned as Captain, 1867.



84 CAPTAINS.

CAPTAIN BAKNAED J. MOELLER.

Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed from Pennsylvania, April 1st, 1827;
attached to sloop Natchez, West India Squadron, 1828-30 ; sloop Ontario,
Mediterranean Squadron, 1830-1; Naval School, Norfolk, 18.31-3 ; promoted
to Passed Midshipman, June 10th, 1833 ; Navy Yard, New York, 1834; ren-
dezvous, New York, 1835-6 ; Coast Survey, 1837^0 ; commissioned as Lieu-
tenant, December 9th, 1839 ; frigate Cumberland, Home Squadron, 1846-50 ;
retired, September 13th, 1855; special duty. New York, 1860-5; commission-
ed as Commander, July 10th, 1861 ; special duty, Ellis' Island, New York,
1867 ; commissioned as Captain, 1867.



CAPTAIN ROQER PEERY.

BoKN in Maryland. Appointed from Maryland, July 1st, 1828 ; schooner
Grampus, West India Squadron, 1834 ; promoted to Passed Midshipman, June
14th, 1834 ; frigate Constellation, West India Squadron, 1835-8 ; receiving-
ship, Baltimore, 1839-41 ; commissioned as Lieutenant, February 25th, 1841 ;
steamer Union, special service, 1844-5 ; on Coast of Africa, 1846-7 ; frigate
United States, Mediterranean Squadron, 1848-9 ; receiving-ship, Baltimore,
1850-1 ; steam-frigate San Jacinto, Mediterranean Squadron, 1852-3 ; rendez-
vous, Baltimore, 1854-5 ; commissioned as Commander, September 14th, 1855;
retired," 1861 ; commanding store-ship Fredonia, Pacific Squadron, 1863-4;
commissioned as Captain, 1867.



CAPTAIN GEORGE M. WHITE.

Born in Georgia. Appointed from Georgia, November 1st, 1828 ; attached
to sloop Natchez, in the West Indies, 1829-32 ; promoted to Passed Midship-
man, June 14th, 1834 ; sloop Concord, West Indies, 1836-9 ; sloop St. Louis,
Pacific Squadron, 1840-2; commissioned as Lieutenant, February 25th, 1841 ;
brig Somers, Home Squadron, 1843-5 ; sloop Falmouth, Pacific Squadron,
1849-51 ; receiving-ship, Boston, 1852 ; Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N. H., 1853 ;
retired, 1855 ; commissioned as Captain, 1867.



CAPTAIN STEPHEN DECATUR.

BosN in New Jersey. Appointed from New Hampshire, March 17th, 1829 ;
frigate Constellation, Baltimore, 1829 ; Navy Yard, Portsmouth, 1833 ; sloop
Vincennes, Brazil Squadron, 1834-6 ; promoted to Passed Midshipman, July
3d, 1835; commissioned as Lieutenant, February 25th, 1840; unemployed from
1835 to 1850 ; sloop Saratoga, East India Squadron, 1851-4 ; receiving-ship,
New York, 1855 ; on reserved list, 1857 ; commissioned as Commander, July
20th, 1861; waiting orders, 1864-6 ; commissioned as Captain, 1867.



CAPTAINS. gg

CAPTAIN EDWARD C. BOWEES.

BoKN in Connecticut. Appointed from Connecticut, February 2d 1829-
attached to sloop-of-war St. Louis, Pacific Squadron, 1829-32 ■ Navy Yard'
Boston, 1834 ; promoted to Passed Midshipman, July 3d, 1835 : frigate Con-
stellation, West Indies 1836-8 ; receiving-ship, Boston, 1839; commissioned as
Lieutenant, April 26th, 1841 ; receiving-ship, Boston, 1842-5; ordnance trans-
port Jilectra, 1847; sloop-of-war Decatur, Coast of Africa, 1847-50 : sloop Ply-
mouth, East Indies, 1851-2 ; receiving-ship, New York, 1852-4 ; retired, 1855 •
rendezvous, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1863 ; commissioned as Commander'
^d7, r ' ' commanding receiving-ship Vandalia, Portsmouth, N. H '

1864-5 ; commissioned as Captain, 1867. '



CAPTAIN DOMINICK LYNCH.

Born in New York. Appointed from New York, February 2d, 1829;
attached to frigate Delaware, Mediterranean Squadron, 1830-3 ; frigate United
States, Mediterranean Squadron, 1833-4; promoted to Passed Midshipman,
July 3d, 1835; sloop St. Louis, Pacific Squadron, 1837-41; commissioned as
Lieutenant, April 26th, 1841 ; sloop Dale, Pacific Squadron; Navy Yard, New
York, 1844-5 ; sloop Plymouth, Brazil Squadron, 1845-6 ; steamer Mississippi,
Home Squadron, 1846-S ; sloop Vincennes, Pacific Squadron, 1849-52 ; Navy
Yard, New York, 1853-5 ; retired, 1855 ; unemployed from 1855 to 1861 ; steamer
Daylight, N. A. B. Squadron, 1861-2; commissioned as Commander, July
21st, 1866 ; at Hatteras Inlet, Forts Hatteras and Clark ; commanding brig
Bainbridge, Aspinwall, 1862-3; commanding ordnance ship, St. Lawrence,
186-3-5 ; commissioned as Captain, 1865; ordnance duty. Navy Yard, Norfolk,"
1865-6 ; Naval Storekeeper, Navy Yard, Philadelphia, 1866-7; Naval Asylum,
Philadelphia, 1867-9.



CAPTAIN CHARLES THOMAS.

Born m Maryland. Appointed from Maryland, February 2d, 1829; attached
to sloop Erie, West India Squadron, 1829-32 ; sloop Peacock, Brazil Squadron,
1832-4 ; Naval School, Norfolk, 1834-5 ; promoted to Passed Midshipman,
July 3d, 1835; frigate United States, Mediterranean Squadron, 1886-9 ; receiv-
ing-ship, New York, 1839-40 ; commissioned as Lieutenant, September 8th,
1841 ; frigate Constitution, Home Squadron, 1841-4 ; receiving-ship, Baltimore,
1846-7; sloop Germantown, Home Squadron, during Mexican war; receiving-
ship, Baltimore, 1850-1 ; unemployed from 1851 to 1863; special duty, Philadel-
phia, 186-3^ ; commissioned as Captain, 1867.



CAPTAIN AUGUSTUS S. BALDWIN.

Born in New Jersey. Appointed from New Jersey, February 2d, 1829 ;
attached to sloop Warren, Brazil Squadron, 1830-3; Brazil Squadron, 1834;
Navy Yard, New York, 1835; frigate Constellation, West India Squad-



86 CAPTAINS.



ron, 1835-6; promoted to Passed Midshipman, June 4th, 1836; com-
missioned as Lieutenant, September 8th, 1841 ; Exploring Expedition,
1838-42; rendezvous, New York, 1846-8; Coast Survey, 1848-52; re-
tired 18o5 ; reinstated on active list, 1859 ; steam-sloop Lancaster, Pacific
Squadron, 1859-60 ; commissioned as Commander, April , 24th, 1861 ; com-
manding steamer Wyandotte, Potomac flotilla, 1861 ; commanding store-ship,
Vermont, South Atlantic Squadron, 1862 ; Inspector Navy Yard, New York,
1862-6 ; commissioned as Captain, 1866 ; Light-house Inspe'ctor, 1867.



CAPTAIN WILLIAM B. WHITING.

Born in New York. Appointed from New York, February 2d, 1825 ; at-
tached to sloop Falmouth, Pacific Squadron, 1831-4 ; frigate Constellation,
West India Squadron, 1885-7; promoted to Passed Midshipman, June 4th,
1836; Coast Survey, 1838-43; commissioned as Lieutenant, September 8th,
1841 ; frigate Macedonian, Coast of Africa, 1843-5 ; Observatory, Washing-
ton, 1846-50; Coast Survey, 1851-2; sloop Vandalia, East India 'Squadron,
1852-6; retired, 1855; Naval Observatory, Washington, 1861-9; commis-
sioned as Commander, July 21st, 1861 ; commissioned as Ca-ptain, 18G7.



CAPTAIN CHARLES HUNTER.

Born in Rhode Island. Appointed from Rhode Island, April 25th, 1831 ;
attached to frigate Potomac, Pacific Squadron, 1831-4 ; frigate Constitution,
Mediterranean Squadron, 183 5-6; Navy Yard, New York, 1837; promoted to
Passed Midshipman, June 15th, 1837 ; receiving-ship, Philadelphia, 1838-40 ;
commissioned as Lieutenant, September 8th, 1841 ; sloop Concord, Brazil
Squadron, 1840-3 ; sloop Saratoga, Brazil Squadron, 1845-6 ; brig Bainbridge,
Brazil Squadron, 1846-7; sloop Albany, Home Squadron, 1850-1 ; retired,
1855; commanding steamer Montgomery, W. G. B. Squadron, 1861-2; com-
missioned as Commander, April 21st, 1861 ; commissioned as Captain, July
25th, 1866.



CAPTAIN THOMAS M. BRASHER.

Born in New York. Appointed from New York, June 6th, 1831 ; attached
to sloop Palmouth, Pacific Squadron, 1831-4 ; frigate Potomac, Mediterranean
Squadron, 1834-6 ; Naval School, New York, 1837 ; promoted to Passed Blid-
shipman, June 15th, 1837 ; sloop St. Louis, Pacific Squadron, 1839-42 ; com-
missioned as Lieutenant, September 8th, 1841 ; sloop Dale, Pacific Squadron,
1842-3 ; brig Lawrence, Home Squadron, 1844-5 ; frigate Cumberland, Home
Squadron, during the Mexican war; sloop Germantown, Brazil Squadron,



CAPTAINS. 87

1850-1; frigate St. Lawrence, Pacifio Squadron, 1851-5 j Navy Yard, New
York, 1855-6 ; Naval Observatory, Washington, 1856-7 ; rendezvous. New
York, 1859-60 ; commissioned as Commander, April 24tli, 1861 ; commanding
brig Bainbridge, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1861 ; retired, 1862 ;
Navy Yard, Pensacola, 186-3-4 ; special duty, 1865 ; commanding store-ship,
South Pacific Squadron, 1865-8 ; commissioned as Captain, 1867 ; Light-house
Inspector, 1868-9.



CAPTAIN SAMUEL R. KNOX.

Born iu Massachusetts. Appointed from Blassachusetts, April 1st, 1828 ;
attached to sloop Vandalia, Brazil Squadron, 1828-.31 ; schooner Dolphin, Pacific
Squadron, 1832-7 ; promoted to Passed Midshipman, July 15th, 1837 ; Ex-
ploring Expedition, 1838-42 ; commissioned as Lieutenant, September 8th,
1841 ; sloop Albany, Home Squadron, 1846-8 ; receiving-ship, Boston,
1849-50 ; commanding steamer Massachusetts, Pacific Squadron, 1850-2 ; re-
ceiving-ship, Boston, 1852-3; sloop Falmouth, Home Squadron, 1854-5; re-
tired, 1855; commanding rendezvous, Boston, 1862-5; commissioned as Cap-
tain, 1867.



CAPTAIN EDMUND LANIER.

Born in Virginia. Appointed from Tennessee, July 9th, 1831 ; attached to
schooner Experiment, special service, 1832-3 ; sloop Vandalia, West India
Squadron, 1833-5 ; sloop St. Louis, AVest India Squadron, 1836 ; Naval School,
Norfolk, 1837 ; promoted to Passed Midshipman, June 15th, 1837 ; Navy
Yard, Norfolk, 1838-40 ; schooner Grampus, Home Squadron, 1840-3 ; com-
missioned as Lieutenant, September 8th, 1841 ; sloop Falmouth, Home Squad-
ron, 1845 ; receiving-ship Baltimore, 1846; sloop Saratoga, Home Squadron,
1846-7; Home Squadron, 1848-9; rendezvous, Baltimore, 1851-2; steam-
frigate Mississippi, East India Squadron, 1852-4 ; sloop John Adams, Pacific
Squadron, 1854-5; rendezvous, Baltimore, 1855-8; receiving-ship, Norfolk;
1858-60 ; commanding steamer Alabama, Blockading Squadron, 1861 ; com-
missioned as Commander, April 29th, 1861 ; commanding receiving-ship, Bos-
ton, 1862^; retired in 1864 ; commanding receiving-ship, Baltimore, 1S64-5;
commanding Ordnance Station, JeflFerson Barracks, Missouri, 1866-7; commis-
sioned as Captain, 1867.



CAPTAIN FEANCIS LOWRY.

Born in Vermont. Appointed from Vermont, August 3d, 1831 ; attached
to schooner Grampus, West India Squadron, 1832-3 ; frigate Brandywine, Pa-
cific Squadron, 18-34-7 ; Naval School, New York, 1838; promoted to Passed
Midshipman, June 23d, 1838 ; Navy Yard, New York, 1839-41 ; commissioned
as Lieutenant, July 4th, 1843 ; Coast Survey, 1845-6; retired in 1855 ; unem-
ployed from 1846-69 ; commissioned as Captain, 1867.



88 CAPTAINS.

CAPTAIN GEORGE M. COLVOCORESSES.

Born in Greece. Appointed from Vermont, February 21st, 1832 ; attached
to frio-ate United States, Mediterranean Squadron, 1836-7 ; promoted to Passed
Midshipman, June 23d, 1838 ; Exploring Expedition, 1838-42; commissioned
as Lieutenant, October 7th, 1843 ; schooner Shark, Pacific Squadron, 1844-6 -
steamer Alleghany, Mediterranean Squadron, 1847-9 ; sloop Germantown
Coast of Africa, 1851-2 ; receiving-ship. New York, 1853-5 ; sloop Levant,
East India Squadron, 1855-8; Navy Yard, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
1858-60; commanding store-ship Supply, 1861-3; commissioned as Com
mander, July 1st, 1861 ; commanding sloop Saratoga, S. A.B. Squadron, 1864,
commanding sloop St. Marys, Pacific Squadron, 1865-6 ; retired, 1867 ; com-
missioned as Captain, 1867.



CAPTAIN FRANCIS S. HAGGERTY.

Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed from Pennsylvania, February 17th, 1832 ;
attached to schooner Experiment, Chesapeake Bay, 1832-3 ; sloop Ontario,
Coast of Brazil, 1833^ ; frigate Constitution, Mediterranean Squadron, 1835-7;
promoted to Passed Midshipman, July 23d, 1838 ; frigate Constitution, Pacific
Squadron, 1838-9 ; rendezvous, New York, 1840-42 ; Coast Survey, 1842-5 ;
commissioned as Lieutenant, December 19th, 1843 ; steamer Mississippi, Home
Squadron, 1844-6 ; brig Bainbridge, Coast of Africa, 1849-50; receiving-ship.
New York, 1850-2; steam-frigate Powhatan, East India Squadron, 1852-5;
Naval Observatory, Washington, 1855-7; steam-sloop Saranac, Pacific Squad-



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