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Pacific Squadron, 1845-7; present at the demonstration upon Monterey, the
enemy offering no resistance, and the place being occupied without a battle;
Naval School, 1847; promoted to Passed Midshipman, August 10th, 1847;
razee Independence, Mediterranean Squadron, 1849-52 ; Coast Survey, 1853-5 ;
commissioned as Lieutenant, September 14th, 1855; Naval Academy, 1855-6;
sloop Falmouth, Brazil'Squadron, 1857-9 ; sloop Macedonian, Home Squadron,
1859-60 ; steam-sloop Daootah, Atlantic Coast, 1861-2 ; was a volunteer on board
of the Roanoke in the action with the Merrimac, March, 1862, in which the
Congress and Cumberland were destroyed. The Roanoke was engaged with the
forts at Sewell's Point, but grounded, and did not get fairly into the action.
Executive Officer of the Dacotah in the attack upon the batteries at Sewell's
Point in the spring of 1862; commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander, July
16th, 1862 ; commanding the steam gunboat Aroostook, James river flotilla,
1862 ; commanding Aroostook, Western Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1863 ;
special duty. New Orleans, 1864 ; on the staff of Acting Rear Admiral Thatcher
during the operations in Mobile Bay in the spring of 1865, and was the naval
representative in the demand for the surrender of the city of Mobile ; command-
ing steamer Saginaw, North Pacific Squadron, 1866-7 ; commissioned as Com-
mander, September 26th, 1866; ordnance duty. Mare Island, Cal., 1868-9 ;
commanding steam-sloop Mohican, North Pacific Squadron, 1869.



COMMANDER EDWARD Y. McCAULEY.

Born in Pennsylvania, November 2d, 1827. Appointed from Pennsyl-
vania, September 9th, 1841 ; attached to Mediterranean Squadron, 1841-3 ;
sloop Savannah, Pacific Squadron, 1844-5 ; frigate United States, Mediterra-
nean Squadron, 1846-7 ; promoted to Passed Midshipman, August 10th,
1847 ; frigate Constitution, Mediterranean Squadron, 1848-50 ; razee Inde-
pendence, Mediterranean Squadron, 1852 ; steam-frigate Powhatan, East India
Squadron, 1853-6; present at the attack on pirates, China Seas, 1855; com-
missioned as Lieutenant, September 14th, 1855 ; receiving-ship, Philadelphia,
1857 ; Naval Observatory, Washington, 1858-9 ; resigned, August 19th, 1859 ;
re-entered the service as an Acting Lieutenant, 1861 ; commissioned as Lieu-
tenant-Commander, United States Navy, July 16th, 1862 ; commanding steamer
Fort Henry, East Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1862-3 ; boat attack on Bayport,
Florida, and two skirmishes ; commanding steam gunboat Tioga, East Gulf
Blockading Squadron, 186-3-4; Mississippi Squadron, 1864-5; special duty,
Philadelphia, 1866-7; commissioned as Commander, September 27th, 1866;
Fleet Captain, North Atlantic Squadron, 1867-8 ; Navy Yard, Portsmouth,
New Hampshire, 1868-9.



COMMANDER JONATHAN YOUNG.

BoEN in Ohio. Appointed from Illinois, October 19th, 1841 ; attached to
sloop Vincennes, Home Squadron, 1841-3 ; frigate Columbus, East India



122 COMMANDERS.

Squadron, 1845-8; promoted to Passed Midshipman, August 10th, 1847;
frigate Raritan Home Squadron, 1849-50 ; sloop St. Marys, Pacific Squadron,
1851-2; Naval Observatory, "Washington, 1854 ; steamer Massachusetts, Pacific
Squadron, 1855-7 ; commissioned as Lieutenant, September 15th, 1855 ; Naval
Observatory, Washington, 1858 ; steamer Westernport, Brazil Squadron and
Paraguay Expedition, 1858-9; steam-frigate Susquehanna, Atlantic Coast,
1861 ; at Hatteras Inlet and Port Royal; steam-frigate Powhatan, South At^
lantio Blockading Squadron, 1862 ; commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander,
July 16th, 1862 ; commanding steam gunboat Pembina, Western Gulf Block-
ading Squadron, 1863 ; engagement off Mobile, April, 1863 ; ordnance duty,
New York Navy Yard, 1864 ; commanding steamer Cimarron, South Atlantic
Blockading Squadron, 1864-5 ; in all engagements with defences of Charleston
harbor, from July, 1864, to February, 1865 ; comrnanding receiving-ship Van-
dalia, Portsmouth, N. H., 1866-7 ; commissioned as Commander, November
21st, 1866; commanding steamer Mahaska, Atlantic Squadron, 1868 ; Naval
Observatory^ Washington, 1869.



COMMANDER EDWARD C. GRAFTON.

BoEN in Massachusetts. Appointed from same State, October 5th, 1841 ;
attached to frigate Columbus, Mediterranean Squadron, 1841-4 ; sloop Ports-
mouth, Pacific Squadron, 1855-8 ; bombardment of Guaymas and battle of San
Gabriel, in Mexican war; promoted to Passed Midshipman, August 10th, 1847 ;
rendezvous, Boston, 1851 ; unemployed, 1851-8 ; commissioned as Lieutenant,
September 18th, 1855 ; brig Perry, Brazil Squadron, 1858-60 ; steam-frigate
Minnesota, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1861-3; bombardment of
Forts Hatteras and Clarke ; engagement with rebel ram Merrimack, in Hamp-
ton Roads ; commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander, July 16th, 1862 ; com-
manding steam gunboat Genessee, Western Gulf Blockading Squadron,
1864-5 ; bombardment of Fort Morgan, during the passage of the fleet into
Mobile Bay, August 5th, 1864 ; commanding steam gunboat Gettysburg, North
Atlantic Squadron, 1866-7 ; commissioned as Commander, December 29th,
1856; commanding receiving-ship, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1868.



COMMANDER MILTON HAXTON,

Born in New York. Appointed from New York, October IDth, 1841 ;
attached to brig Dolphin, Home Squadron, 1841-3 ; frigate Congress, Brazil
Squadron, 1843-5; brig Bainbridge, Brazil Squadron, 1846 ; Home Squadron,
1846-7; attack on Alvarado, 1846; Naval School, 1847-S; promoted to
Passed Midshipman, August 10th, 1847 ; mail-steamer Ohio, 1850 ; mail-
steamer Baltic, 1851 ; sloop Plymouth, East India Squadron, 1852-4.

Attack on and capture and destruction of Imperial Chinese fortified camp, (de-
fended by several thousand troops,) by a party of about three hundred American
and British "blue-jackets" and Marines, at Shanghai, April, 1854.

Commissioned as Lieutenant, September 15th, 1855 ; sloop John Adams, Pacific
Squadron, 1856-8; receiving-ship, New York, 1858; steamer Mystic, Coast of



COMMANDERS. 123

Africa, 1860-1 ; South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1862 ; attack and
capture of Fort Macon, April 26th, 1862 ; commissioned as Lieutenant-Com-
mander, July 16th, 1862 ; commanding steam-gunboat Kineo, Western Gulf
Blockading Squadron, 1863; commanding steamer Maratanza, North Atlantic
Blockading Squadron, 1864 ; commanding steamer Mercedita, North Atlantic
Blockading Squadron, 1864-5; naval rendezvous, New York, 1866; receiving-
ship, New York, 1866-7; commissioned as Commander, December 29th, 1866;
Navy Yard, New York, 1868; commanding the store-ship Onward, Pacific
fleet, 1869.



COMMANDEK JOHN H. KUSSELL.

Born in Maryland. Appointed from same State, September 14th,
1841 ; attached to sloop Cyane, Pacific Squadron, 1841-3 ; sloop St. Marys,
Mediterranean Squadron, 1844-6 ; steamer Alleghany, Mediterranean Squad-
ron, 1847 ; promoted to Passed Midshipman, August 10th, 1847; mail-steamer
Georgia, 1850-2; North Pacific Exploring Expedition, 1852-6; commissioned
as Lieutenant, September 15th, 1865; ordnance duty, Washington, 1857-60;
steam-frigate Colorado, 1861.

Led the boarding-party in the attack on rebel privateer Judith, at Pensacola,
Florida, 1861 ; wounded in the arm by buckshot.

Commanding steam gunboat Kennebec, Western Gulf Blockading Squadron,
1862-3 ; bombardment of Forts Jackson and St. Philip, Vicksburg and Grand
Gulf; commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander, July 16th, 1862 ; ordnance
duty, Washington, 1864 ; commanding sloop Cyane, Pacific Squadron, 1864-5 ;
ordnance duty. Navy Yard, Norfolk, 1866; Navy Yard, Mare Island, Califor-
nia, 1866-9; commissioned as Commander, January 28th, 1867.



COMMANDER ROBERT F. R. LEWIS.

Born in District of Columbia. Appointed from Missouri, October 19th,
1841 ; attached to sloop Vandalia, Home Squadron, 1841-5 ; sloop Cyane,
Pacific Squadron, 1846-8 ; several skirmishes with the enemy during the Mexi-
can war ; promoted to Passed Midshipman, August 10th, 1847 ; steamer Vixen,
Home Squadron, 1849-50; mail steamer Pacific, 1851 ; steamer Fulton, Home
Squadron, 1852; Observatory, Washington, 1853 ; practice-ship Preble, 1854-5;
commissioned as Lieutenant, September 15th, 1855 ; store-ship Supply, Medi-
terranean Squadron, 1856-7; receiving-ship, Baltimore, 1858; frigate Sabine,
Brazil Squadron, 1859; frigate Sabine, Home Squadron, 1860; steamer De
Soto, Western Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1862; commanding steam gunboat
Itasca, Western Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1862-3 ; commissioned as Lieu-
tenant-Commander, July 16th, 1862 ; South Atlantic Blockading Squadron,
1864-5 ; Naval Academy, 1866-8 ; commissioned as Commander, January 29th,
1867; commanding steam-sloop Resaca, Pacific Fleet, 1869.



124 COMMANDERS.

COMMANDER ANDREW W. JOHNSON.

BOKN in District of Columbia. Appointed from District of Columbia, Oc
tober 19th, 1841 ; attacbed to sloop Marion, "West India Squadron, 1841-3
sloop Warren, Pacific Squadron, 1844-7 ; promoted to Passed Midshipman,
August lOtb, 1847; store-ship Erie, Pacific Squadron, 1848 ; store-ship Relief^
Mediterranean Squadron, 1850-51 ; Naval Observatory, Washino-ton, 1850-2 :
sloop Levant, Mediterranean Squadron, 1853-5 ; commissioned as Lieutenant
September 15th, 1855 ; Naval Observatory, 1856-7 ; steam-frigate Saranac
Pacific Squadron, 1858-9; sloop Savannah, North Atlantic Blockading Squad
ron, 1861 ; engagement with rebel steamer Teazer, in James river, Virginia
two engagements with rebel steamer Yorktown, in James river, Virginia, 1861
steam-sloop Saranac, Pacific Squadron, 1862-3 ; commissioned as Lieutenant
Commander, July 16th, 1862 ; steam-sloop Lancaster, Pacific Squadron, 1864
South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1864-5 ; engagements in iron-clads Le-
high and Montauk with rebel batteries in Stono river, S. C, from 3d to 9th of
July, 1864 ; Naval Observatory, Washington, 1866-8 ; commissioned as Com-
mander, February 2d, 1867; Chief of Staff of South Atlantic Squadron, 1869.



COMMANDER PHILIP C. JOHNSON, Je.

Born in Maine. Appointed from Maine, August 31st, 1846; during the
Mexican war, present at the bombardment of Vera Cruz and at Tuspan ; attached
to frigate Ohio, Pacific Squadron, 1847-8 ; Naval School, 1850 ; frigate Con-
gress, Brazil Squadron, 1850-1; Naval Academy, 1852; promoted to Passed
Slidshipman, June 8th, 1852 ; store-ship Fredonia, Pacific Squadron, 1853 ;
Coast Survey, 1854-9 ; commissioned as Lieutenant, September 16th, 1855 ;
steam-sloop San Jacinto, Coast of Africa, 1859-61 ; commanding steamer
Tennessee, Western Gulf Squadron, 1861-3 ; present at the bombardment and
passage of Forts Jackson and St. Philip; commissioned as Lieutenant-Com-
mander, July 16th, 1862; steamer Katahdin, Western Gulf Squadron, 1864;
Naval Academy, 1865-6 ; steamer Sacramento, special service to North Pacific
Squadron, 1866-8 ; commissioned as Commander, February 2d, 1867 ; Fleet
Captain, South Pacific Squadron, 1868-9 ; at present. Chief of Staff, Pacific
Fleet.



COMMANDER JOHN WAITERS.

Born in Michigan, January 5th, 1831. Appointed from Michigan, Febru-
ary 12th, 1846; sloop Saratoga, Home Squadron, 1846-8; frigate Congress,
Brazil Squadron, 1850-1 ; Naval Academy, 1852 ; promoted to Passed Mid-
shipman, June 8th, 1852 ; sloop Macedonian, East India Squadron, 1853-6 ;
commissioned as Lieutenant, September 16th, 1855 ; Naval Academy, 1857-9 ;
sloop Preble, Home Squadron, 1859-60 ; steam-frigate Minnesota, North At-
lantic Blockading Squadron, 1860-2.



COMMANDERS. 125

Oq board the Minnesota in tte battles of the 28th rind 29th of August, 1861.
On the Coast of North Carolina, in a boat expedition, in the same year ; up
Black river, nine miles from Fortress Monroe, captured a schooner and destroyed
a number of blookade-ruuners ; engaged Sewell's Point batteries and rebel ram
Merrimac and her consorts, March 8th, 1862.

Commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander, July 16th, 1862; steam-sloop Mo-
Dongahela, Western Gulf Squadron, 1863-5 ; commanded the gunboat Kineo,
at the passage of Port Hudson, on the Mississippi river, March 14th, 1863.

In June, patrolling the Mississippi river, looking out for General Green's
Texas rebels, who were advanci-ng on the city of Donaldsonville in great force ;
from July 4th to July 10th, 1863, convoyed army transports by the rebel bat-
teries posted on the Burnside and Winchester plantations, five miles below
Donaldsonville, Louisiana, and fought these batteries going and returning.

Special duty, Baltimore, 1866; Naval Academy, 1867; commissioned as
Commander, April 14th, 1867; commanding store-ship Cyane, South Atlantic
Squadron, 1868-9.



COMMANDER S. LIVINGSTON BREESE.

Born in Illinois. Appointed from Illinois, May 14th, 1846; attached to
sloop Germantown, ITome Squadron, 1846-8 ; sloop St. Marys, East India Squad-
ron, 1849-50; brig Bainbridge, Brazil Squadron, 1851; Naval Academy, 1852;
promoted to Passed Midshipman, June 8th, 1852 ; brig Dolphin, special service,
1853; sloop Cyane, Home Squadron, 1853-4; Coast Survey, 1855-7; commis-
sioned as Lieutenant, September 16th, 1855 ; steam-frigate Merrimac, Pacific
Squadron, 1858-60 ; steamer Crusader, 1861 ; steamer Quaker City, South
Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1862-3 ; commissioned as Lieutenant-Comman-
der, July 16th, 1862 ; commanding steam gunboat Ottawa, South Atlantic
Squadron, 1863-4; Inspector, &o., Navy Yard, Pensacola, Florida, 1867-8;
commissioned as Commander, April 14th, 1867.



COBIMANDER HENRY WILSON.

Born in New Y ork. Appointed from New York, October 22d, 1 847 ; attached
to steamer Alleghany, Brazil Squadron, 1847-8 ; sloop Marion, East India
Squadron, 1849-50; sloop Plymouth, 1851; Home Squadron, 1852; Naval
Academy, 1853 ; promoted to Passed Midshipman, June 10th, 1853 ; steamer
Fulton, Home Squadron, 1853-6 ; commissioned as Lieutenant, September 16th,
1855; Coast Survey, 1857-8; steamer Caledonia, Brazil Squadron and Para-
guay Expedition, 1858-9 ; store-ship Relief, Home Squadron, 1859-60 ; sloop
Vandalia, 1861 ; steamer Hatteras, Western Gulf Squadron, 1862 ; command-
ing steam-gunboat Owasco, Western Gulf Squadron, 1862-3 ; commissioned as
Lieutenant-Commander, July 16th, 1862 ; commanding steam gunboat Cayuga,
Western Gulf Squadron, 1864-5 ; special duty, Navy Yard, New York, 1866-7 ;
commanding steamer Saco, North Atlantic Squadron, 1867—9 ; commissioned as
Commander, April 30th, 1867.



126 COMMANDERS.

COMMAliTDER A. B. K. BEXHAM.

Born in New York, 1832. Appointed from New York, November 24th, 1847 ;
attached to sloop Plymouth, East India Squadron, 1847-8 ; brig Dolphin, East
India Squadron, 1849-50 ; sloop Plymouth, 1850-1 ; steam-frigate Saranac,
Home Squadron, 1851-2; Naval Academy, 1853 ; promoted to Passed Midship-
man, June 10th, 1853 ; sloop St. Marys, Pacific Squadron, 1853-7; commissioned
as Lieutenant, September 16th, 1855 ; Coast Survey, 1857-8; steamer Western-
port, Brazil Squadron and Paraguay Expedition, 1858-9 ; steamer Crusader,
Home Squadron, 1860-1 ; steamer Bienville, South Atlantic Blockadino; Squad-
ron, 1861-2 ; battle of Port Royal, 1861 ; steam-sloop Sacramento, 1863 ; com-
missioned as Lieutenant-Commander, July 16th, 1862; commanding steam gun-
boat Penobscot, Western Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1863-5 ; temporary duty.
Navy Yard, New York, 1866; steamer Susquehanna, special service, 1867;
commissioned as Commander, June 9th, 1867 ; Navy Yard, New York, 1868-9.



COMMANDER JOSEPH S. SKERRETT.

Born in Ohio. Appointed from Ohio, October 12th, 1848; attached to razee
Independence, Mediterranean Squadron, 1848-52; sloop Marion, Coast of Africa,
1852-4 ; Naval Academy, 1855; commissioned as Lieutenant, September 16th,
1855 ; frigate Potomac, Home Squadron, 1856 ; sloop Falmouth, Brazil Squad-
ron, 1856-9 ; sloop Saratoga, Coast of Africa, 1860-3 ; commissioned as Lieu-
tenant^Commander, July 16th, 1862 ; commanding gunboat Katahdin, Western
Gulf Squadron ; engagement with rebel fortifications at the mouth of the Brazos
river, Texas, June 27th, 1864 ; commanding steamer Aroostook, Western Gulf
Squadron, 1863-5 ; naval rendezvous, Washington, 1866-7; commanding ap-
prentice-ship Portsmouth, 1867-8; commissioned as Commander, June 9th,
1867; Naval Academy, 1869.



COMMANDER FRANCIS H. BAKER.

Born in South Carolina. Appointed from New Hampshire, October 12th,
1848 ; attached to frigate Constitution, Mediterranean Squadron, 1848-50 ;
sloop Jamestown, Brazil Squadron, 1851-3; Naval Academy, 1854; promoted
to Passed Midshipman, June 13th, 1854 ; sloop John Adams, Pacific Squadron,
1854-8 ; commissioned as Lieutenant, September 16th, 1855.

While attached to John Adams, in 1855, on boat expedition, when several
Fejee towns were attacked, captured and burned.

Steamer Water Witch, Brazil Squadron and Paraguay Expedition, 1859-60 ;
steam-sloop Narragansett, Pacific Squadron, 1861-3; commissioned as Lieu-
tenant-Commander, July 16th, 1862 ; commanding steam gunboat Huron, South
Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1863-4; commanding steamer Vicksburg, North
Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1864-5.

While in command of the Vicksburg, stationed with other vessels to guard
the Fort Casewell entrance to Cape Fear river, during the attack on Fort Fisher,
in January, 1865. Also, assisted to embark General Butler's army, after the
first attack on Fort Fisher, December, 1864.



COMMANDERS. 127

Temporary duty, Navy Yard, Norfolk, 1866; commanding steamer Unadllla,
Asiatic Squadron, 1866-8 ; commissioned as Commander, July 24th, 1867 j
navigation duty, Norfolk, 1869.



COMMANDER AUSTIN PENDERGRAST.

Born in Kentucky. Appointed from Kentucky, October 14th, 1848; attached
to razee Independence, Mediterranean Squadron, 1848-52 ; frigate Columbia,
Home Squadron, 1853 ; Naval Academy, 1854 ; promoted to Passed Midship-
man, June 15th, 1854; Coast Survey, 1855; commissioned as Lieutenant,
September 16th, 1855; brig Dolphin, Coast of Africa, 1855-6 ; ordnance duty,
Washington, 1858 ; steamer Memphis, Brazil Squadron and Paraguay Expedi-
tion, 1858-9 ; frigate Congress, flag-ship Brazil Squadron, 1860-1 ; frigate
Congress, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1861.

Lieutenant Pendergrast was attached to the frigate Congress at the time that
vessel was sunk by the rebel ram Merrimack, and during a portion of the engage-
ment was in command. Lieutenant Joseph Smith, his senior officer, having been
killed.

Commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander, July 16th, 1862 ; commanding
steamer Water Witch, South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1862-4.

On the night of June 2d, 1864, the Water Witch was boarded by a large
body of rebels, and, after a sharp fight, of brief duration, Lieutenant-Com-
mander Pendergrast was obliged to yield his vessel to the enemy.

Commanding steamer Nyack, South Pacific Squadron, 1866-7 ; commissioned
as Commander, August 31st, 1867; ordnance duty, Philadelphia, 1869.



COMMANDER JOSEPH P. FYFPB.

Born in Ohio, July 26th, 1832. Appointed from Ohio, September 9th,
1847 ; attached to bomb-vessel Stromboli, Home Squadron, 1847-8 ; sloop
Yorktown, Coast of Africa, 1848-50 ; Home Squadron, 1852 ; Naval Academy,
1853-4; promoted to Passed Midshipman, June 15th, 1854; steam-frigate San
Jacinto, special service, 1855 ; commissioned as Lieutenant, September 16th,
1855 ; store-ship Relief, Brazil Squadron, 1856-7 ; sloop Germantown, East
India Squadron, 1857-9 ; steam-sloop Lancaster, 1860-1 ; steam-frigate Minne-
sota, flag-ship North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1863—5.

Took part in the destruction of the blockade runner, Hebe, and two rebel
guns on the beach near Fort Fisher, N. C, August, 1863 ; also in the destruc-
tion of the blockade runner, Ranger, and engagement with infantry below Fort
Casewell, N. C, January, 1864.

Engaged a rebel force of artillery above Cox's wharf, James river, May, 1864 ;
engaged rebel batteries near Deep Bottom, James river, and rebel batteries at
Curtis' Neck, near Tilgman's wharf, James river, June, 1864; engaged rebel
batteries and rams near Dutch Gap, January, 1865 ; commissioned as Lieuten-
ant-Commander, July 16th, 1862; Navy Yard, Boston, 1867; steamer Oneida,
Asiatic Squadron, 1868-9; commissioned as Commander, December 2d, 1867;
commanding steamer Centaur, North Atlantic fleet, 1869.



128 COMMANDERS.

COMMANDER WILLIAM P. McCANN.

Born in Kentucky, May 4th, 1830. Appointed from Kentucky, November
1st, 1848; attached to frigate Raritan, Home Squadron, 1848-50; frigate
Raritan, Pacific Squadron, 1850-3; Naval Academy, 1854; promoted to
Passed Midshipman, June 15th, 1854; frigate Independence, flag-ship Pacific
Squadron, 1854-7; commissioned as Lieutenant, September 16th, 1855; frigate
Sabine, Brazil Squadron, 1858-61 ; steam gunboat Maratanza, North Atlantic
Blockading Squadron, 1862; commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander, July
16th, 1862.

Engaged at siege of Yorktown and with batteries at Gloucester Point; en-
gagement at West Pobt, Va., May 9th, 1862 ; capture of rebel gunboat
Teazer, July 4th, 1862 ; frequently under fire during the guerilla warfare in the
James and Appomattox rivers ; engagement at Point of Rocks, Va., between
gunboats and rebel infantry and artillery.

Commanding steamer Hunchback, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron,
1862-3.

Engagement with Fort Casewell and batteries off Cape Pear river, October
11th, 1862 ; defence of Fort Anderson, Newborn, North Carolina, March 14th,
1863. In command of naval forces in Pamlico river during the siege of Wash-
ington, N. C. In three engagements with Hill's Poiat, Swan's Point and Rod-
man's Quarter, April, 1863.

Commanding steam gunboat Kennebec, Western Gulf Squadron, 1863^.

In command of the Kennebec in the action with Battery G and Fort Mor-
gan, July 3d, 1864, while attacking a blockade-runner; and at the burning of
the " Ivanhoe," on the night of July 6th, 1864, under the guns of Port Mor-
gan and shore batteries ; battle of Mobile Bay, August 5th, 1864.

Naval Academy, 1866 ; Gulf Squadron, 1867 ; naval rendezvous, Philadel-
phia, 1867-8 ; commissioned as Commander, December 8th, 1867 ; Navy Yard,
Philadelphia, 1868-9.



COMMANDER OSCAR F. STANTON.

Born in New York. Appointed from New York, December 29th, 1849 ;
Naval School ; attached to steam-frigate Susquehanna, East India Squadron,
1851-4; Naval Academy, 1855-6; promoted to Master, 1855; sloop Constel-
lation, Mediterranean Squadron, 1856-8 ; commissioned as Lieutenant, April 2d,
1856; steamer Memphis, South Atlantic Squadron, 1859; store-ship Supply,
Coast of Africa, 1860; sloop St. Marys, 1861; ordnance duty, Philadelphia,
1862; commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander, July 16th, 1862; steam gun-
boat Tioga, West India Squadron, 1863 ; steam gunboat Panola, Western Gulf
Squadron, 1864; ordnance duty. New York, 1865; Naval Academy, 1866-7;
commissioned as Commander, December 12th, 1867 ; commanding steamer Pur-
veyor, special service, 1868-9.



COMMANDER BUSHROD B. TAYLOR.

Born in Indiana. Appointed from Indiana, April 3d, 1849; attached to
sloop John Adams, Coast of Africa, 1850-i ; frigate St. Lawrence, Pacific Squad-



COMMANDERS. 129

ron, 1852-4; promoted to Master, September 16tli, 1855; sloop St. Louis,
Coast of Africa, 1855-8 ; commissioned as Lieutenant, July Slst, 1856 ; store
ship Release, Brazil Squadron, 1859 ; sloop Prebla, Home Squadron, 1860
steam-frigate Colorado, 1861; steam gunboat Cimmaron, N. A. B. Squadron,
1862 ; engagement with rebel field-battery at Harrison's Landing, July, 1862
steam gunboat Cimmaron, S. A. Blockading Squadron, 1863; engagement with
rebel batteries on St. Johns river, Florida, November, 1862; commissioned as
Lieutenant-Commander, July 16th, 1862; commanding steam gunboat Kanawha,
Western Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1863-5 ; Navy Yard, Philadelphia, 1866;
Naval Academy, 1866-9; commissioned as Commander, March 14th, 1868;
commanding store-ship Idaho, Asiatic Squadron, 1869.



COMMANDER HENRY ERBEN.

BoEN in New York. Appointed from New York, June 17th, 1848 ; attached
to frigate St. Lawrence, Mediterranean Squadron, 1849-50 ; on leave, 1852 ;
frigate St. Lawrence, Pacific Squadron, 1852-4; Naval Academy, 1855 ; pro-
moted to Master, September 15th, 1855 ; special duty, 1856 ; store-ship Supply,
Mediterranean Squadron, 1856-7; commissioned as Lieutenant, December 27th,
1856; steam-frigate Mississippi, East India Squadron, 1853-60; steamer Hunts-
villa, Blockading Squadron, 1861 ; Mississippi Squadron, 1862; engagement
with Fort Pillow, April, 1862 ; engagement with rebel fleet at Fort Pillow, May
10th, 1862; capture of Memphis, June 6th, 1862; passage of Vicksburg bat-
teries, July 15th, 1862 ; engagement at Baton Rouge, La., and destruction of
rebel ram Arkansas, August 6th, 1862; commissioned as Lieutenant-Com-



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