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mander, July 16th, 1862 ; iron-clad Patapsco, South Atlantic Squadron, 1863 ;
engagement with Fort McAllister, Ogeechee river, March, 1863 ; attack upon
forts below Charleston, April 7th, 186-3 ; steam-frigate Niagara, special service,
1863-4; commanding steamer Panola, "Western G-ulf Blockading Squadron,
1864-5 ; Navy Yard, New York, 1866 ; commanding steamer Huron, South
Atlantic Squadron, 1867-8; commanding steamer Kansas, South Atlantic
Squadron, 1868-9; commissioned as Commander, May 6th, 1868.



COMMANDER EDWARD P. McCREA.

BoaN in New York. Appointed from Wisconsin, October 16th, 1849 ; at-
tached to sloop Germantown, Home Squadron, 1850-3 ; brig Perry, Coast of
Africa, 1854; Naval Academy, 1855; promoted to Master, September 15th,
1855 ; frigate Congress, Mediterranean Squadron, 1855-6 ; sloop John Adams,
Pacific Squadron, 1856-8; commissioned as Lieutenant, January 24th, 1857 ;
steamer Caledonia, Brazil Squadron and Paraguay Expedition, 1858-9 ; com-
manding steamer Jacob Bell, Potomac flotilla, 1861, and James river flotilla,
1862 ; several engagements with rebel batteries on the Potomac and James
rivers; commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander, July 16th, 1862; steam-
sloop Lancaster, Pacific Squadron, 1862-5; steam-sloop Canandaigua, European
Squadron, 1866-8 ; commissioned as Commander, May 27th, 1868; command-
ing steamer Monocacy, Asiatic Squadron, 1869.
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130 COMMANDERS.

COMMANDEK RICHAED W. MEADE.

BoEN in New York. Appointed from California, October 2d, 1850 j at-
taclied to steam-frigate San Jacinto, Blediterranean Squadron, 1851-4 j frigate
Columbia, Home Squadron, 1854-5^ Naval Academy, 1856 j promoted to
Passed Midshipman, June 20th, 1856 ; steam-frigate Merrimac, special service,
1856-7 ; sloop Cumberland, Coast of Africa, 1857-9 ; commissioned as Lieu-
tenant, January 23d, 1858; steam-sloop Saranac, Pacific Squadron, 1859-60;
steam gunboat Conemaugh, South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1862 ; com-
missioned as Lieutenant-Commander, July 16th, 1862; commanding steam
gunboat Marblebead, South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1863—4.

On the 25th of December, 1863, the Marblebead, ■while lying in Stono
river, South Carolina, was fired on from two batteries of field and siege artil-
lery posted advantageously in the woods. The Marblebead replied vigorously,
and slipping the cable took position near the enemy's guns, and after a sharp
contest of an hour the rebels retired in disorder, leaving one gun and caisson
behind them. Commander Baloh, the Division Commander, in bis official re-
port to Admiral Dablgren, thus speaks of the afiair : " I desire to bear my tes-
timony to the skill and bravery of Lieutenant-Commander Meade, who, under
a sharp fire, worked his battery in a most rapid manner, and handled his vessel
admirably." Admiral Dablgren, in his report to the Navy Department, unites
with Commander Baloh in the high praise accorded to Lieutenan(>Commander
Meade for the promptness aod vigor with which he repelled the attack of the
enemy.

Commanding steam gunboat Chocura, Western Gulf Blockading Squadron,
1864-5; Naval Academy, 1865-8; commissioned as Commander, September
20th, 1868 ; commanding steamer Saginaw, North Pacific Squadron, 1868-9 ;
special duty, 1869.



COMMANDER CHARLES C. CARPENTER.

Born in Blassachusetts. Appointed from Massachusetts, October 1st, 1850 ;
attached to sloop Portsmouth, Pacific Squadron, 1851-5 ; Naval Academy,
1856; promoted to Passed Midshipman, June 20th, 1856; sloop St. Marys,
Home Squadron, 1856-7 ; receiving-ship, Boston, 1858-9 ; commissioned as
Lieutenant, January 23d, 1858 ; steamer Mohawk, Brazil Squadron, and Para-
guay Expedition, 1858-60; steamer Mohawk, Atlantic Coast, 1861 ; steamer
Flag, South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1862 ; commissioned as Lieutenant-
Commander, July 16th, 1862 ; iron-clad Catskill, South Atlantic Blockading
Squadron, 1S63 ; attacks on the defences of Charleston, April 9, 1863 and
July 10th, 1863 ; Naval Academy, 1863-5 ; steam-sloop Hartford, flag-ship,
Asiatic Squadron, 1866-7 ; commanding steamer Wyoming, Asiatic Squadron,
1868 ; Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N. H., 1868-9 : commissioned as Commander!
1869. '



COMMANDER WILLIAM A. KIRKLAND.

Born in North Carolina. Appointed from North Carolina, July 2d, 1850 •
attached to sloop Portsmouth, Pacific Squadron, 1851-5 ; Naval Academy'



COMMANDERS. 131

1856 ; promoted to Passed Midshipman, June 20th, 1856 ; frigate St. Lawrence,
Brazil Squadron, 1S5S-7 ; sloop Falmouth, Brazil Squadron, 1857-9 j commis-
sioned as Lieutenant, March 18th, 1858 ; store-ship Release, Brazil Squadron,
1860; steamer Pulaski^ coast of Brazil, 1861-3; commissioned as Lieutenant-
Commander, July 16th, 1862; steam-sloop Wyoming, East India Squadron,
1863-4; commaudiaj; iron-clad Winnebago, Western (rulf Blockading Squad-
ron, 1864-5; served under Acting Rear Admiral Thatcher in the combined
movements of the military and naval forces against the defences of the city of
Mobile, which resulted in the capture of that place and the surrender of the
rebel fleet ; commanding steamer Wasp, South Atlantic Squadron, 1866-9 ;
commissioned as Commander, 1869.



COMMANDER WILLIAM H. DANA.

Born in Ohio. Appointed from Ohio, May 1st, 1850 ; attached to sloop
Decatur, Home Squadron, 1851-2 ; frigate Constitution, coast of Africa, 1852-5;
Naval Academy, 1856; promoted to Passed Midshipman, June 20th, 1856;
frigate St. Lawrence, Brazil Squadron, 1856-9 ; commissioned as Lieutenant,
July 1st, 1858; steam-sloop Narragansett, Pacific Squadron, 1860-1; commis-
sioned as Lieutenant-Commander, July 16th, 1862 ; steam gunboat Genessee,
North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1862, and Western G-ulf Blockading
Squadron, 1863; attack on Port Hudson, March, 1863; commanding gunboat
Cayuga, Western Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1863-4; commanding steam gun-
boat Winona, South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1864r-5 ; ordnance duty,
Boston, 1866; steam-sloop Pawnee, South Atlantic Squadron, 1867; command-
ing steamer Kansas, South Atlantic Squadron, 1868 ; commissioned as Com-
mander, 1869.



COMMANDER EDWARD E. POTTER.

Born in New York. Appointed from Illinois, February 5th, 1850; attached
to sloop Decatur, Home Squadron, 1852 ; frigate Constitution, Coast of Africa,
1853-5; Naval Academy, 1856; promoted to Passed Midshipman, June 20th,
1856 ; frigate St. Lawrence, Coast of Brazil, 1857-9 ; commissioned as Lieu-
tenant, July 9th, 1858 ; steam-frigate Niagara, 1861 ; Western Gulf Squadron,
1862 ; bombardment and passage of Forts Jackson and St. Philip, and capture
of New Orleans; engagement with field-battery at Grand Gulf, Mississippi,
June 9th, 1862 ; passed Vicksburg batteries twice ; engagement with ram Ar-
kansas, above Vicksburg, June, 1862 ; commissioned as Lieutenant-Command-
er, July 16th, 1862; steam-sloop Lackawanna, Western Gulf Blockading
Squadron, 1863 ; commanding iron-clad Mahopac, North Atlantic Blockading
Squadron, 1864-5 ; several engagements with Howlett House batteries, Decem-
ber, 1864 ; two engagements at Port Fisher, December, 1864, and January,
1865; bombardment of Fort Anderson, February 18th, 1865; steamer Rhode
Island, Atlantic Squadron, 1866-7 ; frigate Franklin, flag-ship European
Squadron, 1867-8 ; Navy Yard, Boston, 1868-9 ; commissioned as Commander,
1869.



132 COMMANDEES.

COMMANDER LESTER A. BEARDSLEE.

Born in New York. Appointed from New York, Marcli 5th, 1850 ; attached
to sloop Plymouth, East India Squadron, 1851— 5; participated in one battle
and several skirmishes with the Chinese army, at Shanghai ; Naval Academy,
1856; promoted to Passed Midshipman, June 20th, 1856; steam-frigate Merri-
mack, special service, 1856—7 ; sloop Germantown, East India Squadron,
1857-60 ; promoted to Master, January 22d, 1858 ; commissioned as Lieuten-
ant, 1859 ; sloop Saratoga, Coast of Africa, 1860-3 ; commissioned as Lieu-
tenant-Commander, July 16th, 1862 ; South Atlantic Blockading Squadron,
1863; attack on the defences of Charleston harbor, April 7th, 1863; steam-
sloop Wachusett, special service, 1864-5 ; capture of rebel steamer Florida by
the Wachusett, in October, 1864; commanding steam gunboat Aroostook,
Asiatic Squadron, 1866-8 ; steam-sloop Lackawanna, North Pacific Squadron,
1868-9 ; commissioned as Commander, 1869 ; at present on duty at Hydro-
graphical Office, Washington, D. C.



COMMANDERS ON RETIRED LIST.



COMMANDER NATHANIEL C. BEYANT.

Born in Maine. Appointed from Maine, December 23d, 1836; attached to
sloop Erie, West India Squadron, 1838-41; Naval School, Philadelphia, 1842-3;
sloop Plymouth, Pacific Squadron, 1843-5 ; promoted to Passed Midshipman,
June 29th, 1843 ; sloop Dale, Pacific Squadron, during Mexican war and to
1849 ; commissioned as Lieutenant, August 7th, 1850 ; brig Bainbridge, Brazil
Squadron, 1850-3 ; receiving-ship, Boston, 1854 ; steam-frigate San Jacinto,
East India Squadron, 1855-8 ; receiving ship, Boston, 1859-60 ; steam-sloop
Piichmond, 1861 ; Blississippi Squadron, 1862, in several engagements with the
enemy ; commissioned as Commander, July 16th, 1862 ; retired, September
26th, 1864.



COMMANDER JOHN F. ABBOTT.

Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed from Pennsylvania, December 27th,
1837 ; attached to frigate Brandywine, Mediterranean Squadron, 1837-41 ;
Naval School, Philadelphia, 1842-3 ; promoted to Passed Midshipman, June
29th, 1843 ; attached to Squadron on Coast of Africa, 1843-5 ; Navy Yard,
Philadelphia, 1849-50 ; promoted to Master, October 3d, 1850 ; receiving-ship
Philadelphia, 1851; commissioned as Lieutenant, April 22d, 1851- steam-
frigate Saranac, Home Squadron, 1851-3 ; Coast Survey, 1854-5 ; retired
September 13th, 1855; unemployed from 1858-69; commissioned as Com-
mander, 1867.



COMMANDERS. 133

COMMANDER BAYSE N. "WESTCOTT.

Born iq New Jersey. Appointed from Florida, December 5th, 1837; Brazil
Squadron, 1838-40 j Naval School, Philadelphia, 1842-3 ; promoted to Passed
Midshipman, June 29th, 1843 ; brig Somers, Home Squadron, 1843-5 ; store-
ship Supply, Mediterranean Squadron, 1847-8 ; rendezvous, Philadelphia,
1848-50; promoted to Master, October 18th, 1850; frigate St. Lawrence,
special service, 1850-1 ; commissioned as Lieutenant, June 11th, 1851 ; Coast
Survey, 1853-4; frigate Congress, Mediterranean Squadron, 1855-7; Light-
house Inspector, 1858; frigate Santee, 1861; commissioned as Commander,,,
July 16th, 1862; retired, May 14th, 1863 ; special duty, New York, 1865;'
Navy Yard, Pensaeola, Florida, 1868-9.



COMMANDEE ANDREW J. DRAKE.

Born in New Jersey. Appointed from New Jersey, December 5th, 1887 ;
sloop Levant, West India Squadron, 1838-40 ; Naval School, Philadelphia,
1841-3; promoted to Passed Midshipman, June 29th, 1843; frigate Columbus,
East India Squadron, 1844-8; Navy Yard, Boston, 1850; commissioned as
Lieutenant, October 16th, 1851 ; sloop Albany, Home Squadron, 1852-3 ;
sloop Decatur, Pacific Squadron, 1854-7; receiving-ship, New York, 1858;
receiving-ship, Norfolk, 1859; frigate Congress, Brazil Squadron, 1860-2;
commissioned as Commander, July 16th, 1862 ; commanding steamer Sassacus,
1865-6; retired, April 12th, 1867.



COMMANDER JOHN C. BEAUMONT.

Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed from Pennsylvania, March 1, 1838 ; at-
tached to sloop Ontario, West India Squadron, 1838-41 ; frigate Constellation,
East India Squadron, 1842—4; promoted to Passed Midshipman, May 20th,
1844 ; brig Somers, Home Squadron, 1844-5 ; sloop Jamestown, Coast of
Africa, 1845-6 ; frigate Ohio, Pacific Squadron, 1846-7 ; Observatory, Wash-
ington, 1848; razee Independence, Mediterranean Squadron, 1849-52; pro-
moted to Master, August 30th, 1851; commissionedasLieutenant, August 29th,
1852 ; Observatory, Washington, 1853—4 ; steamer San Jacinto, special service,
1855; frigate Potomac, Home Squadron, 1856; steam-frigate Wabash, Home..
Squadron, 1857 ; receiving-ship, New York, 1858-9 ; steam-sloop Hartford,
East India Squadron, 1860-2; commissioned as Commander, July 14th, 1862 ;
commanding steam gunboat Sebago, South Atlantic Blockading Squadron,
1862-3 ; commanding steamer Mackinaw, North Atlantic Blockading Squad-
ron, 1864-5; commanding iron-clad Miantonomah, European Squadron, 1866-7 :
retired, April 27th, 1868.



134 COMMANDERS.

COMMANDER GEORGE A. STEVENS.

Born in Massachusetts. Appointed from Tennessee, May 13 tL, 1840 ; at-
tached to frigate Potomac, Home Squadron, 1840-3 ; steam-sloop Princeton,
special service, 1844-5 ; Naval School, 1846 ; promoted to Passed Midshipman,
July 11th, 1846; razee Independence, flag-ship Pacific Squadron, 1846-8;
Coast Survey, 1849-50; frigate Raritan, Pacific Squadron, 1850-2; store-ship
Southampton, Pacific Squadron, 1852-5; commissioned as Lieutenant, Sept.
14th, 1855 ; brig Bainbridge, Brazil Squadron, 1858-60 ; ordnance duty, Bos-
ton, 1861 ; commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander, July 16th, 1862 ; com-
' manding steam gunboat Huron, South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1862-4 ;
retired, October 25th, 1865 ; commissioned as Commander, March 3d, 1865 ;
equipment duty, Pensaoola, 1867-9.



COMMANDER WILLIAM P. BUCKNBR.

Born in Kentucky. Appointed from Arkansas, Septetnber 9th, 1841 ;
attached to sloop Marion, West India Squadron, 1841—4; frigate Constitution,
East India Squadron, 1844-5 ; frigate Constitution, Pacific Squadron, 1846 ;
promoted to Passed Midshipman, August 10th, 1847; sloop Saratoga, Home
Squadron, 1847-8; sloop Portsmouth, Coast of Africa, 1849—50 ; Naval Aca-
demy, 1852-5; commissioned as Lieutenant, September 14th, 1855 ; frigate St.
Lawrence, Brazil Squadron, 1856-9 ; sloop Savannah, Home Squadron, 1861-2 ;
ordnance duty, Navy Yard, New York, 1862-8 ; commissioned as Commander,
July 16th, 1862 ; retired, August 16th, 1864.



COMMANDER WILLIAM MITCHELL.

Born in District of Columbia. Appointed from District of Columbia, Sep-
tember 24th, 1841 ; attached to frigate Delaware, Brazil Squadron, 1841-4 ;
frigate Congress, Pacific Squadron, 1844-7 ; frigate Congress, East India
Squadron, 1847-9; promoted to Passed Midshipman, August 10th, 1847;
mail-steamer Ohio, 1849-52 ; brig Bainbridge, Coast of Brazil, 185-3-5 ; com-
missioned as Lieutenant, September 14th, 1855 ; special duty, Washington,
1858; steam-sloop Brooklyn, Home Squadron, 1858-61; commissioned as
Lieutenant-Commander, July 16th, 1862 ; ordnance duty, Navy Yard, Wash-
ington, 1862-4 ; West G-ulf Blockading Squadron^ 1865 ; commissioned as
Commander, March Bd, 1865 ; Inspector, &c.. Navy Tard, Washington, 1867 ;
retired, January 11th, 1867.



COMMANDER WILLIAM GIBSON.

Born in Maryland. Appointed from Pennsylvania, February 11th, 1841;
attached to sloop Concord, Brazil Squadron, 1841-3 ; brig Lawrence, Home



COMMANDERS. 135

Squadron, 1843-5 ; Home Squadron, 1847 ; steamer Mississippi, Home Squad-
ron, 1848-50 ; promoted to Passed Midshipman, August 10th, 1847 ; Coast
Survey, 1850-2 ; steamer John Hancock, North Pacific Expedition, 1853-4 ;
commanding steamer Fenimore Cooper, North Pacific Expedition, 1854 ; com-
missioned as Lieutenant, September 15th, 1855 ; sloop Vincennes, North Pacific
Expedition, 1856 ; special duty, Washington, 1857-8 ; frigate Sabine, Brazil
Squadron, 1858 ; steam-frigate Minnesota, 1861 ; commissioned as Lieutenant-
Commander, July 16th, 1862 ; commaoding steamer Yankee, Potomac flotilla,
1862; commanding steam gunboat Seneca, South Atlantic Blockading Squad-
ron, 1863 ; commanding steam gunboat Nipsic, South Atlantic Squadron, 1864 ;
commanding steamer Mahaska, Bast Gulf Squadron, 1865; commissioned as
Commander, March 8d, 1865 ; retired, April 26th, 1867 ; commanding steamer
Tahoma, 1867; Navy Yard, Pensacola, 1868-9.



COMMANDER GEEENLEAP CILLEY.

Born in Maine. Appointed from Maine, February 26th, 1841 ; attached to
frigate Cumberland, Mediterranean Squadron, 1843-5 ; sloop Plymouth, Brazil
Squadron, 1845-6 ; frigate Ohio, Pacific Squadron, 1846-7 ; promoted to
Passed Midshipman, August 10th, 1847 ; Naval School, 1848 ; frigate Rari-
tan. Home Squadron, 1849-50 ; Coast Survey, 1851-2 ; store-ship Predonia,
Pacific Squadron, 1852-3; Pacific Squadron, 1854; frigate St. Lawrence,
Pacific Squadron, 1855 ; commissioned as Lieutenant, September 15th, 1855 ;
sloop Saratoga, Home Squadron, 1856-8 ; steamer Metacomet, Brazil Squadron
and Paraguay Expedition, 1859 ; brig Bainbridge, Brazil Squadron, 1860 ;
steamer Pulaski, Brazil Squadron, 1861-3; commissioned as Lieutenant-Com-
mander, July 16th, 1862 ; retired March 18th, 1865; commissioned as Com-
mander, March 3d, 1865.



COMMANDER SAMUEL MAGAW.

Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed from Pennsylvania, November 23d, 1841 ;
attached to frigate Columbia, Brazil Squadron, 1841-3 ; brig Porpoise, Home
Squadron, 1845-6 ; Naval School, 1847-8 ; promoted to Passed Midshipman,
August 10th, 1847 ; store-ship Supply, Pacific Squadron, 1849-51 ; Pacific
Squadron, 1853 ; frigate St. Lawrence, Pacific Squadron, 1854-5 ; commis-
sioned as Lieutenant, September 15th, 1855 ; steamer Michigan, on the lakes,
1856-8 ; steamer Pocahontas, 1861 ; commanding steamer Thomas Freeborn,
Potomac flotilla, 1862-3; commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander, July 16th,
1862; commanding steamer Commodore Read, Potomac flotilla, 1863-4; com-
manding steamer Lenapee, North Atlantic Squadron, 1865 ; commanding steamer
Tallapoosa, Gulf Squadron, 1866 ; commissioned as Commander, October 10th,
1866.



COMMANDER WILLIAM C. WEST.

BoEN in New York. Appointed from New York, January 30th, 1841 ; at-
tached to frigate United States, Pacific Squadron, 1841-4 ; sloop Vincennes,



136 COMMANDERS.

East India Squadron, 1845-6 ; Naval School, 1847-8 ; promoted to Passed
Midshipmac, August 10th, 1847 ; sloop St. Louis, Brazil Squadron, 1849-51 ;
frigate St. Lawrence, Pacific Squadron, 1851-5 ; commissioned as Lieutenant,
September 15th, 1855 ; Naval Observatory, V/a-shington, 1856-7 ; sloop Vin-
cennes. Coast of Africa, 1858-60 ; frigate St. Lawrence, 1861; commissioned as
Lieutenant-Commander, July 16th, 1862 ; ordnance duty. Navy Yard, Boston,
1863 ; South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1864 ; commissioned as Com-
mander, March 3d, 1865; commanding at Beaufort, 1865; retired, April 26th,
1866 ; special duty, Portsmouth, N. H., 1868.



COMMANDER FRANCIS G. DALLAS.

Born in Massachusetts. Appointed from Massachusetts, November 8th,
1841 ; attached to frigate Columbia, Brazil Squadron, 1841-3 ; frigate Colum-
bia, Mediterranean Squadron, 1843-5; Navy Yard, Pensacola, 1846; sloop
Saratoga, Home Squadron, 1846-7; Naval School, 1847-8; promoted to
Passed Midshipman, August 10th, 1847 ; unemployed from 1849 to 1855 ; sloop
Decatur, Pacific Squadron, 1855-7 ; commissioned as Lieutenant, September
15th, 1855; receiving-ship, Philadelphia, 1858; sloop Dale, Coast of Africa,
1859-60; retired, December 16th, 1864; commissioned as Commander, March
3d, 1865 ; sick from 1861 to 1869.



COMMANDER NATHANIEL T. WEST.

BoEN in Massachusetts. Appointed from Massachusetts, February 18th,
1841 ; attached to schooner Grampus, Home Squadron, 1841-4 ; sloop St.
Louis, East India Squadron, 1845; Naval School, 1846; promoted to Passed
Midshipman, August 10th, 1847; Home Squadron, 1847; steamer Vixen,
Home Squadron, 1848 ; Germantown, Home Squadron, 1849-50 ; Coast Sur-
vey, 1851; sloop Cyane, Home Squadron, 1852; sloop Macedonian, East India
Squadron, 1853 ; frigate Columbia, Home Squadron, 1854-7 ; retired, Septem-
ber 13th, 1855 ; sick from 1855 to 1869 ; commissioned as Commander, March
3d, 1865.



COMMANDER WILLIAM M. GAMBLE.

Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed from New York, May 1st, 1841; attached
to steamer Missouri, Home Squadron, 1841-4 ; frigate Savannah, Pacific Squad-
ron, 1844-6 ; Naval School, 1847-8 ; promoted to Passed Midshipman, August
10th, 1847 ; frigate St. Lawrence, Mediterranean Squadron, 1849-50 ; Observ-
atory, Washington, 1851 ; frigate St. Lawrence, Pacific Squadron, 1851-3 ;
sloop Portsmouth, Pacific Squadron, 1853-5; commissioned as Lieutenant,
September 15th, 1855 ; Coast Survey, 1856-8; sloop Saratoga, Home Squad-



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDERS 137

ron, 1858-60 ; steam-sloop Powhatan, South Atlantic Squadron, 1861-2 ; com-
missioned as Lieutenant-Commander, July 16th, 1862 ; commanding steamer
Pocahontas, Western Gulf Squadron, 1863; Souli Atlantic Blockading Squad-
ron, 1864 ; commissioned as Commander, Marched, 1865.



COMMANDER EDMUND W. HENRY.

Born in New York. Appointed from New York, April 7th, 1842 ; attached
to sloop Saratoga, Coast of Africa, 1842-4; frigate Columbus, East India Squad-
ron, 1845-6; Naval School, 1847-8; promoted to Passed Midshipman, August
10th, 1847 ; frigate St. Lawrence, Mediterranean Squadron, 1847-50 ; mail-
steamer, Georgia, 1851-2; surveying the river La Plata, 1852-6; commis-
sioned as Lieutenant, September 15th, 1855 ; special duty, Washington, 1857-8 ;
steam-frigate Wabash, Mediterranean Squadron, 1858; sloop Savannah, 1861;
steam gunboat Sebago, South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1861-2 ; commis-
sioned as Lieutenant-Commander, July 16th, 1863 ; steam-frigate Colorado,
West Gulf Squadron, 1863 ; commanding steam gunboat Owasco, Western
Gulf Squadron, 1864 ; commissioned as Commander, Blarch 3d, 1865 ; South
Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1865; commanding steamer Nipsic, Brazil
Squadron 1866; retired, March 19th, 1867; League Island, Pennsylvania,
1868-9.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER CHARLES A. BABCOCK.

Born in New Jersey, June 12th, 1833. Appointed from Michigan, April 8th,
1850; attached to sloop John Adams, Coast of Africa, 1850-3; brig Bain-
bridge, Brazil Squadron, 1853-5 ; Naval Academy, 1856 ; promoted to Passed
Midshipman, June 20th, 1856 ; Coast Survey, 1857 ; sloop Vandalia, Pacific
Squadron, 1858-9 ; commissioned as Lieutenant, 1861 ; sloop Macedonian,
1861 ; steam-sloop Wachusett, West India Squadron, 1862 ; commissioned as
Lieutenant-Commander, July 16th, 1862; commanding steamer Morse, North
Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1862-4.

September, 1862, defeated rebel battery and infantry at City Point, Virginia ;
engaged a rebel battery four miles below West Point, on York river, Virginia.
At White House, Pamunky river, June 20th, 1864, engaged the rebel General
Wade Hampton and Fitz Hugh Lee's cavalry, with three batteries, driving them
from their position, and saving six hundred wagons, two thousand horses and
fifteen hundred men from capture by the enemy.

Mississippi Squadron, 1864-5 ; ordnance duty, Jefferson Barracks, 1866 ;
Navy Yard, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1867-8 ; commanding steamer
Nyack, South Pacific Squadron, 1868-9.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER THOMAS 0. SELPRIDGE.

Born in Massachusetts, February 6th, 1836. Appointed from Blassachu-
settS; October 1st, 1851 ; Naval Academy, 1851-5 ; attached to frigate Inde-



138 LIEUTENANT-COMMANDEES.

pendenee, Pacific Squadron, 1855-7 ; promoted to Passed Midshipman, Novem-
ber 22d, 1856 J sloop Vincennes, Coast of Africa, 1857-9 ; promoted to Master,
January 22d, 1858; commissioned as Lieutenant, 1861; sloop Cumberland,
North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1861-2.

Lieutenant Selfridge was on board the Cumberland when she sank, after her
engagement with the rebel ram Merrimac, in Hampton Roads, March 8th, 1862,
and was favorably mentioned in the official report of Lieutenant George U.
Morris, the officer in command of the Cumberland during the engagement ;
was engaged in Hampton Roads up to the time of the capture of Norfolk.

Commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander, July 16th, 1862; Mississippi squad-
ron, 1862-4.

Engagements in the vicinity of Vicksburg,-ending in the capture of that city ;
Yazoo and Red river expeditions.

Commanding steamer Huron, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1864-5.

Was at first and second bomjsardments of Fort Fisher, bombardment of Fort
Anderson, Cape Fear river, and operations against Wilmington, North Carolina;
Naval Academy, 1866-8; commanding steamer Nipsic, North Atlantic
Squadron, 1868-9.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER JOSEPH N. MILLER.

BoEN in Ohio, November 22d, 1S36. Appointed from Ohio, April 8th,
1850; Naval Academy, 1851-4; frigate Independence, Pacific Squadron,
1855-6 ; promoted to Passed Midshipman, November 22d, 1856 ; Naval Acade-
my, 1858; promoted to Master, January 22d, 1858; sloop Preble, Western
Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1858-9; commissioned as Lieutenant, 1861; brig
Perry, 1861 ; Naval Academy, 1862 ; commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander,
July 16th, 1862 J iron-clad Passaic, South Atlantic Blockading Squadron,
1862-3; iron-clad steamer Sangamon, 1863-4; Fort McAllister, March 8d,
1863 ; Fort Sumpter, April 7th, 1863 ; iron-clad steamer Monadnock, North
Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1864-5 ; present at the two attacks on Fort



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