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enemy, and by eleven o'clock the next night had made his way out to the
steamer Valley Gity. For this daring act Lieutenant Gushing received a vote
of thanks from Congress, and the following complimentary letter from the Sec-
retary of the Navy : —

"Navy Department, November 9th, 1864.

" Sir — Your report of October 30th has been received, announcing the
destruction of the rebel iron-clad steamer Albemarle, on the night of the 27th
ult., at Plymouth, North Carolina. When, last summer, the Department selected
you for this important and perilous undertaking, and sent you to Eear Admiral
Gregory, at New York, to make the necessary preparations, it left the details to
yourself to perfect. To you and your brave comrades, therefore, belongs the
exclusive credit which attaches to this daring achievement. The destruction of
so formidabio a vessel, which had resisted the combined attacks of a number of
our steamers, is an important event touching our future naval and military ope-
rations. The judgment, as well as the daring courage displayed, would do
honor to any officer, and redounds to the credit of one of twenty-one years of
age. On four previous occasions the Department has had the gratification of
expressing its approbation of your conduct in the face of the enemy, and in
each instance there was manifested by you the same heroic daring and innate
love of perilous adventure ; a mind determined to succeed and not to be deterred
by any apprehensions of defeat. The Department has presented your name to
the President for a vote of thanks, that yuu may be promoted one grade, and
your comrades also shall receive recognition. It gives me pleasure to recall the
assurance you gave me at the commencement of your active professional career,
that you would prove yourself worthy of the confidence reposed in you, and of
the service to which you were appointed. I trust you may be preserved through
further trials, and it is for yourself to determine, whether, after entering upon
so auspicious a career, you shall, by careful study and self-discipline, be prepared
for a wider sphere of usefulness on the call of your country.
"Very respectfully, &c.,

" Gideon Wells, Secretary of the Navy."

" Lieut. W. B. Cushing, U. S. N., Wasldngton."



148 LIEUTENANT-COMMANDERS.

There was not a year during the war that Lieutenant Gushing did not distin-
guish himself by some signal act of, perilous adventure.

Commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander, October 22d, 1864; steamer Lan-
caster, flag-ship Pacific Squadron, 1866-7; commanding steamer Maumee,
Asiatic Squadron, 1868-9.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER ARTHUR R. YATES.

Born in New York. Appointed from New York, September 24th, 1853 ;
Naval Academy, 1853-7 ; attached to steam-frigate Minnesota, East India
Squadron, 1857-9 ; sloop Cyane, Pacific Squadron, 1861-3 ; commissioned as
Lieutenant, April 18th, 1861 ; steamer Augusta, 1864 ; Western Gulf Block-
ading Squadron, 1864-5; commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander, November
16fch, 1864; commanding steamer Chocura, Gulf Squadron, 1865-7 ; steamer
Piscataqua, flag-ship Asiatic Squadron, 1868-9; steamer Ashuelot, Asiatic Fleet,
1869.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER JOHN ADAMS HOWELL.

Born in New York. Appointed from New York, September 27th, 1854 ;
Naval Academy, 1854-8 ; attached to sloop Macedonian, Mediterranean Squad-
ron, 1858-9 ; store-ship Supply, 1861 ; commissioned as Lieutenant, April 18th,
1861 ; steam-sloop Ossipee, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1862-3 ;
steam-sloop Ossipee, Western Gulf Squadron, 1863-5 ; battle of Mobile Bay,
August 5th, 1864; commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander, March 3d, 1865 ;
steamer De Soto, special service, 1866 ; steamer De Soto, North Atlantic Squad-
ron, 1866-7 ; Naval Academy, 1868-9.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER ALLEN V. REED.

Born in New York. Appointed from New York, September 26th, 1854 ;
Naval Academy, 1854-8 ; attached to sloop Macedonian, Mediteranean Squad-
ron, 1858-9; steamer Water Witch, 1861; commissioned as Lieutenant, April
18th, 1861; store-ship Potomac, Ship Island, 1862-3; steamer Pawtuxet, North
Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1864-5 ; present at both attacks on Fort Fisher,
December, 1864, and January, 1865; also, engaged with other defences of Cape
Fear river, February, 1865; commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander, March
3d, 1865; iron-clad Miantonomah, 1867; steamer Resaoa, North Pacific Squad-
ron, 1867-8; store-ship Jamestown, North Pacific Squadron, 1868-9.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER GEORGE DEWEY.

Born in Vermont. Appointed from Vermont, September 23d, 1854 ; Naval
Academy, 1854-8; attached to steam-frigate Wabash, Meditorranoan Squadron,



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDERS. 149

1858-9; steam-sloop Mississippi, West Gulf Squadron, 1861-3; capture of
New Orleans, April, 1862 ; Port Hudson, March, 1863 ; engagements with
rebels below Donaldsonville, Louisiana, July, 1863 ; commissioned as lieuten-
ant, April 19th, 1861; steam gunboat Agawam, North Atlantic Blockading
Squadron, 1864-5 ; two attacks on Fort Fisher, December, 1864, and January,
1865; commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander, March 8d, 1865; steamer Kear-
sarge, European Squadron, 1866 ; frigate Colorado, flag-ship European Squad-
ron, 1867 ; Naval Academy, 1868-9.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER CHARLES L. FRANKLIN.

Born in Ohio. Appointed from Ohio, October 23d, 1854 ; Naval Academy,
1854—8; attached to sloop Macedonian, Mediterranean Squadron, 1858-9;
steam-frigate Minnesota, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1861; steamer
Hetzel, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1861-2 ; Capture of Forts Hat-
teras and Clark ; commissioned as Lieutenant, April 19th, 1861 ; steamer
James Adger, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1862-3 ; was engaged at
Roanoke Island, Elizabeth City, Port Macon and Fort Fisher, cutting out
steamers ; steamer Iosco, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1864-5 ; at Fort
Fisher in December, 1864, and January, 1865 ; commissioned as Lieutenant-
Commander, March 3d, 1865; steamer Vanderbilt, North Pacific Squadron,
1866-7; Naval Academy, 1868-9.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER GEORGE B. WHITE.

Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed from same State, September 28th, 1854 ;
Naval Academy, 1854-8 ; attached to steam-sloop Saratoga, Home Squadron,
1858-60 ; was on the Saratoga in the action which resulted in the capture of
the steamers Miramon and Marquis de la Habana, Vera Cruz, 1860 ; steamer
Union, Home Squadron, 1861; commissioned as Lieutenant, April 19th, 1861 ;
steam gunboat Ottawa, South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1861-3 ; at battle
of Port Royal, 1861 ; engagement at Port Royal Ferry, June 1st, 1862 ; en-
gagement with rebel flotilla, Wilmington river, February, 1862 ; capture of
Fernandina, and action in St. Marys river, March, 1862, and operations in
Stono river ; steamer State of Georgia, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron,
1863-4 ; steamer Mendota, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1864-5 ;
capture of Fort Fisher; commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander, March 3d,
1865 ; steam-sloop Dacotah, Pacific Squadron, 1866-8 ; League Island, Pa.,
1869 ; at present, on equipment duty, Philadelphia.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER HENRY L. HOWISON.

Born in Indiana. Appointed from Indiana, September 26th, 1854 ; Naval
Academy, 1854-8 ; attached to steam-frigate Wabash, Mediterranean Squadron,
1858-60; steamer Pocahontas, 1861 ; commissioned as Lieutenant, April 19th,



150 LIEUTENANT-COMMANDERS.

1861 ; steamer Augusta, South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1861-3 ; at
Port Eoyalj engagement with rams off Charleston, 1863; South Atlantic
Blockading Squadron, 1864; engagement with the Forts of Charleston, 1863-4 ;
steamer Bienville, Western Gulf Squadron, 1864-5; battle of Mobile Bay,
August 5th, 1864; commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander, March 3d, 1865;
temporary ordnance duty, Washington, 1866 ; steam-sloop Pensacola, North
Pacific Squadron, 1866-8 ; ordnance duty, Washington, 1869.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER ALBEET KAUTZ.

Born in Ohio. Appointed from Ohio, September 28th, 1854 ; Naval Acade-
my, 1854-8 ; attached to steam-frigate Roanoke, Home Squadron, 1858-60 ;
prisoner in North Carolina, 1861; commissioned as Lieutenant, April 21st,
1861 ; steam-sloop Hartford, Western Gulf Squadron, 1861-2 ; steam-sloop
Susquehanna, 1863; served .n the Hartford at the capture of New Orleans,
and the passage of Vicksburg, June 29th and July 16th, 1862; Pacific Squad-
ron, 1865; commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander, May 31st, 1865; steamer
Towanda, 1866; steamer Pensacola, North Pacific Squadron, 1866-8; receiving-
ship, Norfolk, 1869 ; at present, on duty at Navy Yard, Boston



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER ALFRED T. MAHAN.

Born in New York. Appointed from New York, September "SOth, 1854 ;
Naval Academy, 1856-9 ; attached to frigate Congre'ss, Home Squadron, 1861 ;
steamer Pocahontas, South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1861-2 ; commis-
sioned as Lieutenant, August 31st, 1861 ; Naval Academy, 1863 ; steam-sloop
Seminole, Western Gulf Squadron, 1863-4; steamer James Adger, South
Atlantic Squadron, 1864-5 ; commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander, June 7th,
1865; steamer Muscoota, Gulf Squadron, 1865-6; steamer Iroquois, Asiatic
Squadron, 1867-9 ; at present, commanding steamer Aroostook, Asiatic Fleet.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER GEORGE C. REMEY.

Born in Iowa. Appointed from Iowa, September 20th, 1855 ; Naval Acad-
emy, 1855-9; attached to steam-sloop Hartford, East India Squadron, 1860-1 ;
commissioned as Lieutenant, August 31st, 1861 ; steam gunboat Marblehead,
South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1861-4 ; was present at the siege of
Yorktown, and on several occasions engaged the batteries at long range. In
consequence of the Marblehead being grounded, was compelled to witness the
battle of West Point, Virginia, without being able to participate. Engagement
with rebels at White House, Pamunkey river, June 29th, 1862; engaged bat-
teries on Sullivan's Island, S. C, on two difierent occasions; engaged Battery
Wagner, Morris Island, S. C, at long range ; took part in general engagement
of Battery Wagner, August 17th, 1863 ; was in command of naval battery on



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDERS. 151

Morris Island, from August 23d to September 8th, 1863, and was engaged in
bombardment of Fort Sumpter, and at times Fort Gregg ; had command of tbe
2d division of boats in the night attack on Fort Sumpter, September 8th, 1863;
and was taken prisoner by the rebels ; steam gunboat Marblehead, Naval Aca-
demy, Newport, 1865-6; commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander, June 25th,
1865; steamer Mohongo, Pacific Squadron, 1866-7; Naval Academy, 1868-9;
at present, attached to frigate Sabine, special service.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER NORMAN H. FARQUHAR.

Born in Pennsylvania, April 11th, 1840. Appointed from Pennsylvania,
September 27th, 1854; Naval Academy, 1854-9; Squadron on coast of
Africa, 1860-1 ; commissioned as Lieutenant, August 31st, 1861 ; steam
gunboat Mahaska, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1862-3; steamer
Rhode Island, West India Squadron, 1863-4 ; steamer Santiago de Cuba, North
Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1864-5 ; present at both attacks on Fort Fisher;
commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander, August 5th, 1865 ; Naval Academy,
1866-8^ steamer Swatara, European Squadron, 1868-9; at present, on duty
at Navy Yard, Boston.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER SAMUEL D. GREENE.

Born in Maryland. Appointed from Rhode Island, September 21st, 1855 ;
Naval Academy, 1855-9 ; attached to steam-sloop Hartford, East India Squad-
ron, 1859-61 ; commissioned as Lieutenant, August 31st, 1861 ; iron-clad
steamer Blonitor, North Atlantic Squadron, 1861-2 ; was Executive Officer
of the Monitor during the engagement with the rebel ram Merrimack, in
Hampton Roads, March 9th, 1862 ; engagement at Sewell's Point, May 1862 ;
also in engagement at Fort Darling, James river. May 15th, 1862 ; steamer
Florida, 1863; steamer Iroquois, special service, 1864-5; commissioned as
Lieutenant-Commander, August 11th, 1865; Naval Academy, 1866-8; steamer
Ossipee, North Pacific Squadron, 1868-9.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER THEODORE F. KANE.

Born in District of Columbia. Appointed from New York, September 27th,
1855 ; Naval Academy, 1855-9 ; attached to sloop Constellation, Coast of Africa,
1859-61 ; commissioned as Lieutenant, August 31st, 1861 ; Naval Academy,
1862-3; steamer Neptune, West India Squadron, 1863-5; commissioned as
Lieutenant-Commander, September 22d, 1865 ; Naval Academy, 1866-8 ;
steamer Mohongo, North Pacific Squadron, 1868-9.



152 LIEUTENANT-COMMANDEKS.

LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER BBATTY P. SMITH.

Born in New York. Appointed from New York, September 29th, 1855;
Naval Academy, 1855-9; attached to steam-sloop Wyoming, Pacific Squadron,
1859-61 ; commissioned as Lieutenant, 1861 ; steam-sloop San Jacinto, East
Gulf Squadron, 1861-3 ; steamer Mackinaw, North Atlantic Blockading Squad-
ron, 1864-5 ; commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander, October 25th, 1865 ;
steamer Susquehanna, Brazil Squadron, 1865-6 ; Naval Academy, 1866-7 ;
steamer Shamokin, South Atlantic Squadron, 1867-8; steamer Wasp, South
Atlantic Squadron, 1868-9.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER C. M. SCHOONMAKER.

Born in New York, February 2d, 1839. Appointed from New York, Sep-
tember 28th, 1854 ; Naval Academy, 1854-9 ; attached to steam-frigate Minne-
sota, 1860-1; commissioned as Lieutenant, August 31st, 1861; steam gunboat
Sagamore, East Gulf Squadron, 1861-2 ; steam gunboat Ootorara, West India
Squadron, 1862 ; steam gunboat Octorara, West Gulf Squadron, 1863-4 ; battle
of Mobile bay and capture of Port Morgan ; steamer Augusta, 1865 ; 'commis-
sioned as Lieutenant-Commander, December 24th, 1865 ; steamer Juniata, South
Atlantic Squadron, 1865-7 ; steamer Pisoataqua, Asiatic Squadron, 1867-9.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER RODERICK S. McCOOK.

Born in Ohio, March 10th, 1839. Appointed from Ohio, September 21st,
1854; Naval Academy, 1854-9; attached to steam-frigate Minnesota, 1859-61;
commissioned as Lieutenant, August 31st, 1861 ; commanding steamer Stars
and Stripes, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1861-2 ; steamer Bienville,
North Atlantic Squadron, 1862-3 ; engagements with rebel batteries in the
James river and off Wilmington, N. C, Forts Hatteras, Clark, and Roanoke
Island ; iron-clad steamer Canonicus, South Atlantic Blockading Squadron,
1863-5; commanded a battery of six howitzers at battle of Newbern, N. C. ;
both attacks on Fort Fisher ; commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander, March
3d, 1865; steamer Tioga, Gulf Squadron, 1865-6; Naval Academy, 1867;
steamer Kearsarge, South Pacific Squadron, 1868-9.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER GILBERT C. WILTSE.

Born in New York. Appointed from New York, September 20th, 1855 ;
Naval Academy, 1855-9 ; attached to frigate Congress, Brazil Squadron,
1859-60; frigate Congress, Home Squadron, 1860-2; took part in the battle
between the Congress and Cumberland and the rebel ram Merrimack, in Hampton
Roads, March 9th, 1862 ; commissioned as Lieutenant, April 19th, 1861 ; steam-
sloop Dacotah, West India Squadron, 1862-3; South Atlantic Blockading
Squadron, 1863-5 ; commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander, March 3d, 1865;



LIEUTENANT- COMMANDERS. 153

steamer Agawam, Atlantic Squadron, 1866-7 ; apprentice-Bhip Sabine, 1868;
Navy Yard, New York, 1869 ; at present, attached to steamer Centaur, North
Atlantic Fleet.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER JOSEPH D. MARVIN.

Born in Ohio, October 2d, 1839. Appointed from Ohio, September 25th,
1856 ; Naval Academy, 1856-60 ; promoted to Master, 1861 ; attached to
steam-frigate Niagara, 1861 ; commissioned as Lieutenant, July 16th, 1862 ;
Naval Academy, 1862-4; steamer Mohican, South Atlantic Squadron, 1864-5;
present at both attacks on Fort Fisher ; steamer Susquehanna, Brazil Squadron,
1865-6 ; commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander, April 12th, 1866 ; steam-
sloop Brooklyn, flag-ship South Atlantic Squadron, 1866-7 ; ordnance duty,
Navy Yard, Washington, 1867; frigate Franklin, flag-ship European Squadron,
1868-9.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER JAMES O'KANE.

Born in Indiana. Appointed from Indiana, October 80th, 1856; Naval
Academy, 1856-60; promoted to Master 1861; attached to steam-frigate
Niagara, 1861 ; steam-sloop Brooklyn, West Gulf Squadron, 1861-3 ; passage
of Forts Jackson and St. Philip, Chalmette batteries and capture of New
Orleans ; passage of Vicksburg; was wounded by a musket-ball in the left leg
at passage of the forts below New Orleans. Commissioned as Lieutenant,
July 16th, 1862 ; steam gunboat Paul Jones, South Atlantic Blockading
Squadron, 1863-5; engagements at Honey Hill, Tullifirmy Cross Roads, and on
the Charleston and Savannah railroad ; steamer Rhode Island, flag-ship West
India Squadron, 1865-6 ; commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander, April 12th,
1866; steamer Swatara, European Squadron, 1866-7; Naval Academy, 1868-9;
at present, attached to steam-sloop Lancaster.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER SIMEON P. GILLETT.

Born in Indiana, November 2d, 1840. Appointed from Indiana, September
20th, 1856 ; Naval Academy, 1856-60 ; promoted to Master, 1861 ; attached to
steam-sloop Dacotah, 1861; Naval Academy, 1862; steamer State of Georgia,
North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1862-3; commissioned as Lieutenant,
July 16th, 1862; steamer Glaucus, North Atlantic Squadron, 1863-4; twice
engaged with Fort Fisher while chasing blockade-runners ; also with batteries
on Smith's Island, N. C, and with batteries above Port Fisher, while on same
duty in 1863 ; steamer Canandaigua, South Atlantic Blockading Squadron,
1864-5 ; commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander, January 6th, 1866 ; Naval
Academy, 1867-9; at present, serving in the European Squadron.



154 UEUTENANT-OOMMANDEES.

LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER THOMAS L. SWANN.

BoEN in Maryland, August, 1841. Appointed from Maryland, December
8tli, 1856 ; Naval Academy, 1856-60 ; promoted to Master, 1861 ; attached to
steam-frigate Niagara, 1860-1 ; bombardment of Forts McRae and Barrancas,
and Pensacola Navy Yard, Nov. 1st, 1861 ; Naval Academy, 1862-3 ; commis-
sioned as Lieutenant, July 16th, 1862 ; steam-sloop Brooklyn, South
Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1863-5 ; engagement with Fort Morgan and
rebel fleet, August 5th, 1864 ; bombardment of Fort Morgan, August 22d, 1864 ;
both attacks on Fort Fisher; steamer Algonquin, 1866 ; commissioned as Lieu-
tenantrCommander, May 2d, 1866 ; steamer Mohican, North Pacific Squadron,
1866-8 ; Naval Academy, 1868-9.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDBE SULLIVAN D. AMES.

Born in Rhode Island, July 16th, 1840.. Appointed from Rhode Island,
September 22d, 1856 ; Naval Academy, 1856-60 ; promoted to Master, 1861 ;
attached to steam-sloop Dacotah, 1861; Naval Academy, 1862; commissioned
as Lieutenant, July 16th, 1862 ; steam-sloop Dacotah, North Atlantic Squadron,
1862-4 ; engagement with Sewell's Point Battery, May 8th, 1862 ; steam-frigate
Colorado, flag-ship European Squadron, 1865-6; steamer Resaca, North Pacific
Squadron, 1866-8 ; commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander, July 25th, 1866.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER J. CRITTENDEN WATSON.

BoKN in Kentucky, August 24th, 1842. Appointed from Kentucky, Sep-
tember 29th, 1856; Naval Academy, 1856-60; promoted to Master, 1861;
attached to frigate Sabine, 1861 ; steam-sloop Hartford, West Gulf Squadron,
1862-4; commissioned as Lieutenant, July 16, 1862.

Bombardment and passage of Forts Jackson and St. Philip, and Chalmette
batteries, April, 1862; passage of Vicksburg batteries, June and July, 18G2 ;
passage of Port Hudson, March 14th, 1863; passage of Grand Gulf, March
19lh and 30th, 1863 ; battle of Mobile Bay, August 5th, 1864 ; was wounded
by a fragment of shell from rebel battery at Warrington.

Steam-frigate Colorado, flag-ship European Squadron, 1865-7; commissioned
as Lieutenant-Commander, July 25th, 1866 ; steam-frigate Franklin, flag-ship
European Squadron, 1867-8 ; steam-sloop Canandaigua, European Squadron
1868-9 ; at present, special duty, Philadelphia.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER HENRY B. ROBESON.

Born in Connecticut. Appointed from Connecticut, September 25th, 1856 •
Naval Academy, 1856-60 ; promoted to Master, 1860 ; attached to stcam-frio-ate



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDERS. 155

Niagara, Blockading Squadron, 1860-1; engagement at Fort McRae, Novem-
ber 23d, 1861 ; iron-clad steamer New Ironsides, special service, 1863; and South
Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1864.

Engagement with the defences of Charleston, S. C, April 7th, 1863; com-
manded a landing party from the New Ironsides in the assault and capture of
rebel works on the lower part of Morris Island, July 10th, 1863 ; various bom-
bardments of Forts Wagner, Sumpter, Moultrie, and all the actions in which
the New Ironsides was engaged off Charleston.

Steam-frigate Colorado, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1864-5.

Both assaults on Fort Fisher ; commanded a landing party from the Colorado
in the assault upon Fort Fisher, January 15th, 1865.

Steamer Colorado, flag-ship European Squadron, 1865—7 ; commissioned as
Lieutenant-Commander, July 25th, 1866; steam-sloop Piscataqua, Asiatic
Squadron, 1867-9.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER ANTOINB R. McNAIR.

Born in Louisiana. Appointed from Missouri, September 22d, 1856 ; Naval
Academy, 1856-60; promoted to Master, 1861 ; attached to steam-sloop Semi-
nole, 1861; commissioned as Lieutenant, July 16th, 1862; steam-sloop Pow-
hatan, South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1862-5 ; steamer Chickopee, At-
lantic Squadron, 186-5-6 ; commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander, July 25th,
1866 ; Naval Academy, 1867 ; steam-frigate Minnesota, special service, 1867-8;
steam-frigate Franklin, flag-ship European Squadron, 1869.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER FRANCIS S. BROWN.

BoKN in New York. Appointed from New York, September 24th, 1856 ;
Naval Academy, 1856-60 ; promoted to Master, 1861 ; attached to steam-sloop
Dacotah, 1861 ; steam-sloop Oneida, West Gulf Squadron, 1862; bombardment
and passage of Forts Jackson and St. Philip, Chalmette batteries, and capture
of New Orleans, April 25th, 1862; passage of the batteries of Vicksburg, July
2d, 1862; Vicksburg batteries and destruction of rebel ram Arkansas, July 15th,
1862; commissioned as Lieutenant, July 16th, 1862; South Atlantic Blocka-
ding Squadron, 1863 ; engagement with Fort Wagner, April, 1863 ; Naval
Academy, 1864-5; steam-sloop Dacotah, Pacific Squadron, 1865-7; commis-
sioned as Lieutenant-Commander, July 25th, 1866 ; steamer Nyack, South
Pacific Squadron, 1867-8 ; steam-frigate Franklin, flag-ship European Squad-
ron, 1868-9.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER HENRY D. H. MANLEY.

Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed from Pennsylvania, September 25th,
1856 ; Naval Academy, 1856-60 ; promoted to Master, 1861 ; attached to
steam-sloop Brooklyn, Western Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1861.



156 LIEUTENANT-COMMANDERS.

Reinforcement of Fort Pickens ; on board the Congress, in her fight with
the rebel iron-clad Merrimack, March 8th, 1862, and favorably mentioned in the
official report of the action.

Steam-sloop Canandaigua, South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1862-4.

Attack on Port Sumpter, April, 186.3 ; attack and capture of lower end of
Morris Island, July, 1863 ; numerous engagements during the siege of
Charleston.

Commissioned as Lieutenant, July 16th, 1862 ; steamer State of Georgia,
South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1864-5 ; school-ship Sabine, 1866 ; com-
missioned as Lieutenant-Commander, July 25th, 1866 ; steam-frigate Franklin,
flag-ship European Squadron, 1867-8; Hydrographioal Office, Washington,
1869; at present, attached to steam-sloop Lancaster, flag-ship South Atlantic
Squadron. i



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER WILLIAM WHITEHEAD.

BoEN in Pennsylvania. Appointed from Pennsylvania, September 23d,
1856; Naval Academy, 18-56-60; promoted to Master, 1861; attached to
steam-sloop Dacotah, 1861 ; steam gunboat Sonoma, West India Squadron,
1861-2 ; North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, in York river, from March to
May, 1862 ; in James river, from May to July, 1862 ; commissioned as Lieu-
tenant, July 16th, 1862; iron-clad steamer Passaic, South Atlantic Blockading
Squadron, 1863-5.

Engaged off Charleston, S. C, from July, 1868, to April, 1864 ; engagement
in Stono river, S. C, with batteries on James Island, July 3d to 6th, 1864 ; in
Togoda ereek, February 9th, 1865.

Attached to iron-clad Monadnock, on her passage from New York to San
Francisco, 1866; commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander, July 25th, 1866;
steamer Saco, Atlantic Squadron, 1866-7 ; steam-sloop Kearsarge, South
Pacific Squadron, 1867-8; steam-sloop Dacotah, South Pacific Squadron,
1868-9 ; at present, attached to steam-frigate Powhatan, Pacific Squadron.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER EDWARD A. WALKER.

Born in Massachusetts, December 31st, 1840. Appointed from same State,



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