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September 26th, 1856; Naval Academy, 1856-60; promoted to Master, 1861;
attached to steam-sloop Seminole, 1861 ; slight engagement with battery at
Freestone Point, on the Potomac river ; frigate Sabine, 1862 ; commissioned as
Lieutenant, July 16th, 1862; steam gunboat Paul Jones, South Atlantic
Blockading Squadron, 1863 ; steam gunboat Chippewa, South Atlantic Block-
ading Squadron, 1863-5 ; numerous engagements in the inland waters of North
and South Carolina and Georgia; steamer Don, Atlantic Squadron, 1866"
steam-sloop Lackawanna, North Pacific Squadron, 1866-9; commissioned as
Lieutenant-Commander, July 25th, 1866 ; at present, on duty, at Hydrographi-
oal Office, Washington, D. 0.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDERS. 157

LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER WINPIELD S. SCHLEY.

Born in Maryland, 1839. Appointed from Maryland, September 20th, 1856;
NaYal Academy, 1856-60 ; promoted to Master, 1861 ; attached to frigate Po-
tomao, store-ship at Ship Island, 1861-2 ; steam gunboat Winona, West Gulf
Blockading Squadron, 1862-3 ; engaged with a field battery near Port Hudson,
La., Deo. 14th, 1862 ; in all the engagements which led to the capture of Port
Hudson, from March 16th to July 9th, 1863 ; in one or two small skirmishes
in cutting out schooners ; commissioned as Lieutenant, July 16th, 1862 ; steam
gunboat Wateree, Pacific Squadron, 1864-6 ; commissioned as Lieutenant-Com-
mander, July 25th, 1866 ; Naval Academy, 1867-9.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER SILAS CASEY, Jr.

Born in Rhode Island, September 11th, 1841. Appointed from New York,
September 25th, 1856; Naval Academy, 1856-60 ; promoted to Master, 1861;
attached to steam-frigate Niagara, 1861 ; engagements with the batteries at
Pensacola, Florida, October 1861 ; steam gunboat Wissahickoo, South Atlantic
Blockading Squadron, 1862-3 ; several engagements with Fort McAllister, Oc-
tober, 1862 ; first attack on Charleston, under Admiral Du Pont; commissioned
as Lieutenant, July 16th, 1862 ; steamer Quaker City, North Atlantic Blocka-
ding Squadron, 1863-5 ; attack on Fort Fisher, December, 1864 ; steamer
Winooski, Atlantic Squadron, 1865-7 ; commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander,
July 25th, 1866; Naval Academy, 1868-9.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER WILLIAM T. SAMPSON.

Born in New York. Appointed from New York, September 24th, 1857;
Naval Academy, 1857-60 ; frigate Potomac, 1 861 ; promoted to Master, 1861 ;
commissioned as Lieutenant, July 16th, 1862; practice-ship John Adams,
1862-3; Naval Academy, 1864 ; iron-clad Patapsco, South Atlantic Blockading
Squadron, 1864-5; was in Patapsco when she was destroyed in Charleston
harbor, January 15th, 1865 ; steam-frigate Colorado, flag-ship European Squad-
ron, 1865-7 ; commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander, July 25th, 1866 ; Naval
Academy, 1868-9.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER ALFRED T. SNELL.

Born in New Hampshire. Appointed from Massachusetts, September 25th,
1857 ; Naval Academy, 1857-60 ; attached to steam-sloop Pawnee, Atlantic
Blockading Squadron, 1861-2 ; engagements with batteries in Potomac river
during June and October, 1861; Hatteras Inlet, August, 1861; Port Royal,
November 7th, 1861 ; expedition to Pernandina, Florida, and Stono river, S. C,
1862 ; St. Johns Blufi', September 1862 ; commissioned as Lieutenant, July
16th, 1862 ; steam-sloop Lancaster, flag-ship Pacific Squadron, 1864 ; steamer



158 LIEUTENANT- COMMANDERS.

Glaucus, East Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1865; steam-sloop Ticonderoga,
European Squadron, 1866-9; commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander, July
25th, 1866 ; at present, on duty at Hydrographical Office, Washington.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER WILLIAM F. STEWART.

BoEN in Pennsylvania, June 30th, 1840. Appointed from Pennsylvania,
September 23d, 1857 ; Naval Academy, 1857-60 ; attached to steamer Union,
1861; sloop St. Louis, special service, 1862-5 ; commissioned as Lieutenant,
July 16th, 1862 ; steamer Bienville, 1866 ; commissioned as Lieutenant-Com-
mander, July 25th, 1866; steam-sloop Iroquois, Asiatic Squadron, 1867-8 ;
steam-sloop Oneida, Asiatic Squadron, 1868-9.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER GEORGE P. RYAN.

Born in Massachusetts, May 8th, 1842. Appointed from Massachusetts,
September 30th, 1857 ; Naval Academy, 1857-60 ; attached to brig Bainbridge,
1861 ; steam-sloop Sacramento, special service, 1862-5 ; commissioned as Lieu-
tenant, July 16th, 1862 ; steamer Lenapee, Atlantic Squadron, 1865-6 ; com-
missioned as Lieutenant-Commander, July 25th, 1866 ; Naval Academy, 1867-9 ;
at present, attached to frigate Sabine, special service.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER GEORGE M. BACHE.

Born in District of Columbia, November 12th, 1840. Appointed from Penn-
sylvania, November 19th, 1857 ; Naval Academy, 1857-60 ; attached to sloop
Jamestown, Atlantic Squadron, 1861 ; steam-sloop Powhatan, Blockading
Squadron, 1861-2 ; commissioned as Lieutenant, July 16th, 1862; commanding
iron-clad Cincinnati, Mississippi Squadron, 1862-3 ; attack on Haines' Bluff,
December 27th, 1862 ; engagement with batteries and sharp-shooters, March,
1S63 ; engagement with Vicksburg batteries. May 27th, 1863, at which time
the Cincinnati was sunk.

Lieutenant Bache received the commendation of his commanding-officer, Rear
Admiral Porter, for his meritorious conduct in this affair ; and General Sher-
man, who was an eye-witness of the engagement, testifies, that " the style in
which the Cincinnati engaged the battery elicited universal praise." Lieutenant
Bache also received a letter of thanks from the Navy Department.

Commanding steam gunboat Lexington, Blississippi Squadron, 1863вАФ4 ; en-
gagement with batteries and sharp-shooters at Blair's Landing, on Red river,
April 12th, 1864, and at Point of Rooks, La., April 26th, 1864; steam-sloop
Powhatan, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1864-5; both attacks on
Fort Fisher, and in the naval assault on the works ; wounded in the rit^ht
shoulder in the assault on Fort Fisher; steam-sloop Sacramento, special cruise
1865-7 ; commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander, July 25th, 1866 ; Navy
Yard, Philadelphia, 1868 ; steam-sloop Juniata, European Squadron, 1809.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDERS. 159

LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER BARTLETT J. CROMWELL.

Born in G-eorgia. Appointed from Nebraska, September 21st, 1857 j Naval
Academy, 1857-60; attached to frigate St. Lawrence, 1861 j steamer Quaker
City, South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1862 ; steam gunboat Conemaugh,
South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1862-3 ; attack on Morris Island and Battery
G-regg ; commissioned as Lieutenant, July 16th, 1862 ; steamer Proteus, East Gulf
Squadron, 1863-5; steamer Shawmut, Brazil Squadron, 1865-6; commissioned
as Lieutenant-Commander, July 25th, 1866; Naval Academy, 1868-9.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER GEORGE W. HAYWARD.

Born in Ohio, October 31st, 1838. Appointed from Wisconsin, Septem-
ber 26th, 1857 ; Naval Academy 1857-60 ; attached to sloop Vandalia, 1861 ;
battle of Port Royal, November 7th, 1861 ; South Atlantic Blockading Squad-
ron, 1862-3 ; commissioned as Lieutenant, July 16th, 1862 ; steam gunboat
Sonoma, South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1863-5; blockading Charleston
from December, 1863, to October, 1864; practice-ship Sabine, 1865-6; steamer
Mohican, North Pacific Squadron, 1866-8 ; commissioned as Lieutenant-Com-
mander, July 25th, 1866; steamer Mohongo, North Pacific Squadron, 1868-9;
at present, on duty at Naval Academy.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER JOHN W. PHILLIP.

Born in New York, August 26th, 1840. Appointed from New York, Sep-
tember 22d, 1856 ; Naval Academy, 1856-60 ; attached to sloop Marion, 1861;
commissioned as Lieutenant, July 16th, 1862 ; steam gunboat Chippewa, special
service, 1862-3 ; steam gunboat Chippewa, South Atlantic Blockading Squad-
ron, 1863-5; siege of Charleston, July 10th, 1863, to January 1st, 1864;
wounded in the leg by a splinter in Stono river, July 16th, 1863 ; steam-sloop
Wachusett, East India Squadron, 1866-7 ; steam-sloop Hartford, flag-ship
Asiatic Squadron, 1867-8 ; at present, attached to steam-sloop Richmond, Euro-
pean Fleet.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER HENRY P. PICKING.

Born in Pennsylvania, January, 1840. Appointed from same State, Septem-
ber 28th, 1857 ; Naval Academy, 1857-60 ; attached to frigate St. Lawrence,
North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1861-2 ; sinking of the privateer Petrel ;
engagement with the rebel ram Merrimack and Sewell's Point batteries, 1862 ;
frigate St. Lawrence, East Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1862; West Gulf
Blockading Squadron, 1863 ; Naval Academy, 1864 ; South Atlantic Blocka-
ding Squadron, 1864-5 ; several skirmishes with batteries on Sullivan's Island
during 1864-5: steamer Swatara, West India Squadron, 1865-6; commissioned



160 LIETJTENANT-COMMANDBKS.

as Lieutenant-Commander, July 25tli, 1866 ; steamer Swatara, European Squad-
ron, 1866-8; League Island, Pa., 1868-9; at present, on duty at Naval
Academy.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER FREDEEICK RODGERS.

Born in Maryland, October 3d, 1842. Appointed from Maryland, Septem-
ber 25th, 1857 ; Naval Academy, 1857-60 ; attached to frigate Santee, 1861-2 ;
commissioned as Lieutenant, July 16th, 1862 ; West Gulf Blockading Squad-
ron, 1862-3 ; engagement at Donaldsonville, La., October 4th, 1862 ; Port
Hudson, La., March 14th, 1863 ; steamer Grand Gulf, North Atlantic Block-
ading Squadron, 1863-4 ; steamer Grand Gulf, West Gulf Blockading Squad-
ron, 1864-5; commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander, July 25th, 1866;
steamer Swatara, European Squadron, 1866-7 ; steamer Michigan, on the lakes,
1868-9.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER FRANCIS O. DAVENPORT.

Born in Michigan, October 3d, 1842. Appointed from Michigan, Septem-
ber 26th, 1856; Naval Academy, 1856-60; attached to brig Perry, 1861;
capture of privateer Savannah, 1861; steam gunboat Scioto, West Gulf Blocka-
ding Squadron, 1862-3 ; bombardment and passage of Forts Jackson and St.
Philip, 1862; engagements with guerillas, Galveston, Texas, July 9th, 1863.

While temporarily in charge of the Scioto, Lieutenant Davenport went on
shore on the coast of Texas with two boats and twelve men, crossed the island
(three and a half miles in width,) and captured one schooner, with one hun-
dred bales of cotton, and one sloop with thirty bales; not being able to bring
them out on account of the low water, he burned them. In preparing to leave he
was wounded by the accidental discharge of a rifle, the ball entering the right
knee, and passing out at the side of the knee, fracturing his left arm, and
rendering amputation above the elbow necessary.

Naval Academy, 1864; frigate Sabine, 1865-6; steamer Michigan, on the
lakes, 1866-7; commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander, July 25th, 1866;
steam-sloop Tuscarora, South Pacific Squadron, 1868 ; store-ship Onward, South
Pacific Squadron, 1869.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER HORACE E. MULLAN.

. Born in Maryland, April 8th, 1837. Appointed from Kansas, September
25th, 1857; Naval Academy, 1857-60; attached to steamer Anacostia, Potomac
flotilla, 1861; engagement with batteries at Acquia Creek, Va., 1861; South
Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1861-2; battle of Port Royal, 1861; steam-
sloop Iroquois, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1862-3 ; commissioned as
Lieutenant, July 16th, 1862 ; Naval Academy, 1864 ; steamer Ncreus, convoy
service, West India Squadron. 1864; steamer Nereus, North Atlantic Block-



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDERS. 161

ading Squadron, 1864-5; both attacks on Fort Fisher, 1864-5; commissioned
as Lieutenant-Commander, July 25th, 1866; sloop Cyane, Pacific Squadron,
1866; steam-sloop Dacotah, South Pacific Squadron, 1867; steam-sloop Pisca-
taqua, flag-ship Asiatic Squadron, 1868-9.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER JOHN WBTDMAN.

Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed from Pennsylvania, September 27th,
1857 ; Naval Academy, 1857-60 ; attached to steamer Flag,1861 ; commissioned
as Lieutenant, July 16th, 1862 ; South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1862 ;
steam-sloop Tuscarora, special service, 1863 ; steam gunboat Osceola, North
Atlantic*Blockading Squadron, 1864-5 ; bombardment of Fort Fisher, De-
cember, 1864, and capture of Fort Fisher, January, 1865 ; bombardment of
two forts on Cape Fear river, January, 1865 ; steam-sloop Susquehanna, Brazil
Squadron, 1865-5; commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander, July 25th, 1866;
steam-sloop Ossipee, North Pacific Squadron, 1867; steam-sloop Kearsarge, South
Pacific Squadron, 1868 ; steamer Nyack, South Pacific Squadron, 1869.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER JOHN F. MoG-LENSEY.

Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed from Pennsylvania, September 28th,
1857 ; Naval Academy, 1857-60 ; Navy Yard, Washington, 1861 ; South At-
lantic Blockading Squadron, 1861-3 ; battle of Port Royal, November 7th, 1861 ;
commissioned as Lieutenant, July 16th, 1862 ; Bast Gulf Blockading Squadron,
1864; steamer Blingo, South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1864-5 ; several
engagements with the enemy ; steam-sloop Monongahela, Atlantic Squadron,
1866-8; commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander, July 25th, 1866; Naval
Academy, 1869.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER EDGAR C. MERRIMAN.

Born in New York. Appointed from New York, September 21st, 1857 ;
Naval Academy, 1857-60 ; resigned, 1860 ; re-entered the service as Acting-
Master, 1861 ; mortar flotilla, 1861-3 ; bombardment of forts Jackson and St.
Philip, April, 1862 ; commissioned as Lieutenant U. S. Navy, July 16th, 1862 ;
steamer Florida, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1864 ; Pacific Squadron,
1865-6; commissioned as Lieutenant- Commander, July 25th, 1866; steamer
Wateree, South Pacific Squadron, 1867 ; Navy Yard, Mare Island, Cal., 1868 ;
steam-sloop Pensacola, flag-ship North Pacific Squadron, 1868-9 ; navigation
duty, Mare Island, Cal., 1869.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER EDWARD T. BROWER.

Born in New York. Appointed from Pennsylvania, September 20th, 1858 ;
Naval Academy, 1858-61 ; serving in Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1861 ;
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162 LIETJTENANT-COMMANDEES.

battle of Hatteras Inlet, 1861 ; battle of Port Eoyal, 1861 ; steamer South Caro-
lina, South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1862 ; commissioned as Lieutenant,
August 1st, 1862 ; Bteam-sloop Housatonio, South Atlantic Blockading Squadron,
1863; prisoner of war, 1864; South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1864-5;
steam-sloop Hartford, flag-ship Asiatic Squadron, 1866-7; commissioned as
Lieutenant^Commander, July 25th, 1866 ; steam-sloop Wachusett, Asiatic
Squadron, 1868 ; steamer Nipsic, North Atlantic Squadron^ 1869.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDEB, JOHN H. KOWLAND.

Born in Kentucky. Appointed from Kentucky, September 21st, 1857 ;
Naval Academy, 1857-61; attached to steam-frigate Wabash, South Atlantic
Blockading Squadron, 1861-3 ; battle of Hatteras Inlet, 1861 ; battle of Port
Royal, 1861 ; commissioned as Lieutenant, August 1st, 1862 ; Naval Academy,
1864 ; sloop St. Marys, Pacific Squadron, 1865-6 ; commissioned as Lieutenant-
Commander, July 25th, 1866; steamer Gettysburg, Atlantic Squadron, 1866-7 ;
steam-frigate Franklin, flag-ship European Squadron, 1867-8; naval rendez-
vous, Philadelphia, 1869.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER FREDERICK E. SMITH.

Born in Maine. Appointed from Maine, September 24th, 1858; Naval
Academy, 1858-61 ; attached to steam-frigate Colorado, West Gulf Blockading
Squadron, 1861; steamer Flambeau, South Atlantic Blockading Squadron,
1862-3 ; engagement with Fort McAllister; boat expedition Bull's Island, S. C,
1863; commissioned as Lieutenant, August 1st, 1862; steam-sloop Ticonder-
oga, 1864 ; steamer Rhode Island, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1864-5;
both attacks on Fort Fisher; land assault on Fort Fisher; commissioned as
Lieutenant-Commander, July 25th, 1866 ; steamer Ashuelot, Asiatic Squadron,
1868-9.



LIEUTENANT -COMMANDER JAMES P. ROBERTSON.

Born in Pennsylvania, Appointed from Pennsylvania, September 28th,
1857 ; Naval Academy, 1857-61 ; steam-frigate Wabash, Atlantic Blockading
Squadron, 1861-3 ; battle with Forts Hatteras and Clarke, 1861 ; battle of Port
Royal, 1861 ; siege and reduction of Port Pulaski ; commissioned as Lieutenant,
August 1st, 1862 ; steamer Keystone State, North Atlantic Blockading Squad-
ron, 1864-5; steam-frigate Colorado, flag-ship European Squadron, 1866-7;
commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander, July 25ith, 1866; steamer Frolic, Eu-
ropean Squadron, 1868 ; sloop Portsmouth, South Atlantic Squadron, 1869.



LIETJTENANT-COMMANDERS. 163

LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER CHARLES L. HUNTINGTON.

Born in Illinois, Appointed from Illinois, Septembei* 29th, 1858 ; Naval
Academy, 1858-61; attached to steamer Cambridge, North Atlantic Blockading
Squadron, 1862; commissioned aa Lieutenant, August 1st, 1862; steam-sloop
Monongahela, West Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1863; siege of Port Hudson,
and frequently under the fire of the enemy's batteries; several engagements
with rebel batteries near Donaldsonville, La. ; steam-sloop Oneida, West Gulf
Blockading Squadron, 1864-5; battle of Mobile bay, August 5th, 1864; com-
missioned as Lieutenant-Commander, July 25th, 1866 ; steamer Kansas, Brazil
Squadron, 1866-8; League Island, Pa., 1869.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER RUFUS K. DUBR.

Born in New Jersey. Appointed from New Jersey, September 23d, 1857 ;
Naval Academy, 1857-61; serving in South Atlantic Blockading Squadron,
1862 ; engagements with rebel gunboats in the Savannah river in the spring of
1862, and numerous engagements with the rebels during the same year ; steam-
sloop Mohican, special service, 1863-4 ; steamer Shamrock, North Atlantic
Blockading Squadron, 1864-5 ; capture of Plymouth, N. C, October 31st, 1864 ;
steam-sloop Canandaigua, European Squadron, 1866-7 ; commissioned as Lieu-
tenant-Commander, July 25th, 1866 ; apprentice-ship Saratoga, 1868 ; steam-
sloop Narragansett, North Atlantic Squadron, 1869.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER LOUIS KEMPFF.

Born in Illinois. Appointed from Illinois, September 21st, 1857 ; Naval
Academy, 1857-61; attached to steam-frigate Wabash, Atlantic Blockading
Squadron, 1861-2; battle of Port Royal, November 7th, 1861; in charge of a
howitzer from the Wabash, and with the body of troops under General Stevens
in the expedition against Port Royal Perry, January, 1862 ; expedition which
resulted in the capture of Fernandina and Jacksonville, Florida, and St Marys,
Ga.; commissioned as Lieutenant, Aug. 1st, 1862; West Gulf Blockading Squad-
ron, 1863; supply steamer Connecticut, 1864; steamer Suwanee, South Pacific
Squadron, 1865-7 ; commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander, July 25th, 1866 ;
apprentice-ship Portsmouth, 1868; receiving-ship Independence, Mare Island,
Cal., 1869.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER SMITH W. NICHOLS.

Born in Massachusetts. Appointed from Massachusetts, September 25th,
1858 ; Naval Academy, 1858-61 ; attached to steam-frigate Wabash, Atlantic
Blockading Squadron, 1861 ; commissioned as Lieutenant, August 1st, 1862 ;
school-ship Macedonian, 1863 ; steam-sloop Shenandoah, North Atlantic Block-
ading Squadron, 1864-5; bombardment of Fort Fisher, December, 1864; cap-



164 LIEUTENANT-COMMANDEKS.

ture of Fort FisTier, January, 1865 ; commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander,
July 25th, 1866 ; steam-sloop Shenandoah, Asiatic Squadron, 1866-9 ; special
duty, Boston, 1869.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER AECHIBALD N. MITCHELL.

Born in Illinois. Appointed from Illinois, September 27th, 1858 ; Naval
Academy, 1858-61 ; attached to sloop Savannah, Atlantic Blockading Squadron,
1861-2 ; Hilton Head, 1861 ; Stono river, 1862 ; commissioned as Lieutenant,
August 1st, 1862 ; steamer Pocahontas, West Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1863;
Galveston and Texas Coast, 1863 ; steam gunboat Mattabessett, North Atlantic
Blockading Squadron, 1864-5 ; engagement with rebel ram Albemarle, 1864 ;
commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander, July 25th, 1866 j steamer Wasp, Brazil
Squadron, 1866-8; apprentice-ship Saratoga, 1869.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER FRANCIS J. HIGGINSON.

BoKN in Massachusetts. Appointed from same State, September 21st, 1857 ;
Naval Academy, 1857-61 ; attached to steam-frigate Colorado, West Gulf
Blockading Squadron, 1861-2; capture of rebel privateer Judith at Pensacola,
Florida, 1861; bombardment of Forts Jackson and St. Philip, Chalmette bat-
teries, and capture of New Orleans, April, 1862 ; commissioned as Lieutenant,
August 1st, 1862; steamer Vixen, South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1862;
steam-sloop Powhatan, South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1863-4 ; bombard-
ment of Fort Sumpter; Naval Academy, 1864-5; commissioned as Lieutenant-
Commander, July 25th, 1866; steam-sloop Hartford, flag-ship Asiatic Squad-
ron, 1866-8; steam-frigate Franklin, flag-ship European Squadron, 1868-9.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER JOHN McFARLAND.

BoEN in Pennsylvania. Appointed from same State, September 21st, 1857 ;
Naval Academy, 1857-61 ; attached to steam-sloop Iroquois, West Gulf Block-
ading Squadron, 1862 ; Forts Jaekson and St. Philip, and engagements attendant
on capture of New Orleans ; both attacks on Vicksburg ; engagement with ram
Arkansas ; attack on Grand Gulf; commissioned as Lieutenant, August 1st,
1862 ; steam gunboat Chocura, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1863-5 ;
several times under fire of Forts Fisher and Caswell ; commissioned as Lieuten-
ant-Commander, July 25th, 1866 ; steamer Shamokin, Brazil Squadron, 1866-7 ;
steamer Monooaoy, Asiatic Squadron, 1868-9; naval rendezvous, Philadelphia,
1869.



lilEUTENANT-OOMMANDEBS. 165

LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER aEORGE W. SUMNER.

Born in Michigan. Appointed from Kentucky, September 20th, 1858;
Naval Academy, 1858-61 ; attached to steam-frigate Colorado, West Gulf
Blockading Squadron, 1861 ; mortar flotilla, 1862; bombardment of Forts Jack-
son and St. Philip, April, 1862; Vicksburg batteries, 1862; commissioned as
Lieutenant, August 1st, 1862; West Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1863-4;
steamer Massasoit, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1864-5 ; steamer De
Soto, Atlantic Squadron, 1866-7; commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander, July
25th, 1866; steam-frigate Franklin, flag-ship European Squadron, 1868-9.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER BENJAMIN F. LAY.

Born in Ohio. Appointed from Ohio, September 20th, 1858 ; Naval Acad-
emy, 1858-61 ; attached to steamer New London, West Gulf Blockading
Squadron, 1862-3 ; numerous engagements with the enemy in Mississippi
sounds ; commissioned as Lieutenant, August 1st, 1862 ; West Gulf Blockading
Squadron, 1864 ; steamer Saugus, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1864-5;
both attacks on Fort Fisher; steam-sloop Tusearora, Pacific Squadron, 1866-8;
commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander, July 25th, 1866 ; steam-sloop Conto-
cook, flag-ship North Atlantic Squadron, 1868-9.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER STEPHEN A. McCARTY.

Born in New York. Appointed from New York, September 20th, 1856;
Naval Academy, 1856-61 ; commissioned as Lieutenant, August 1st, 1862 ;
Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1862 ; steam-sloop Lackawanna, West Gulf
Blockading Squadron, 1863-5 ; battle of Mobile Bay, August 5th, 1864 ; com-
missioned as Lieutenant-Commander, July 25th, 1866 ; steam-sloop Wyoming,
Asiatic Squadron, 1866-7 ; steamer Monocacy, Asiatic Squadron, 1868-9.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER HENRY C. TALLMAN.

Born in New York. Appointed from New York, September 24th, 1857 ;
Naval Academy, 1857-61 ; attached to steam-sloop Wachusett, James river
flotilla, 1862, and later in the same year attached to West India Squadron ;
commissioned as Lieutenant, August 1st, 1862 ; South Atlantic Blockading
Squadron, 1863-4; engagements with the forts in Charleston harbor, November,
1863, on the occasion of the grounding of the iron-clad Lehigh ; engagement
with Fort Moultrie, May 16th, 1864; North Atlantic Blockading Squadron,
1864-5; both attacks on Fort Fisher; steam-sloop Brooklyn, flag-ship Brazil
Squadron, 1866-7; commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander, July 25th, 1866;
apprentice-ship Sabine, 1868 ; steamer Yantic, North Atlantic Squadron,
1868-9.



166 LIEUTENANT-COMMANDEES.

LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER JAMES D. GRAHAM.

Born in District of Columbia. Appointed from Illinois, September 25tli,
1857 ; Naval Academy, 1857-61 ; West Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1861-2 ;
Forts Jackson ajid St. Philip ; two attacks on Vicksburg ; James river flotilla,
1862 ; commissioned as Lieutenant, August 1st, 1862 ; sloop Jamestown, East
India Squadron, 1862-5 ; commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander, July 25tli,
1866; steamer Augusta, special service, 1866-7; steam-sloop Powbatan, flag-
sbip South Atlantic Squadron, 1867-8 ; reoeiving-sbip Boston, 1868-9 ; steam-
sloop Juniata, European Squadron, 1869.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER WILLIAM R. BRIDGMAN.

Born in Iowa. Appointed from Iowa, November 29tli, 1859 ; Naval Acade-
my, 1859-61 ; West Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1861-3 ; passage of Forts
Jackson and St. Philip, Chalmette batteries, and capture of New Orleans, April,
1862 ; Arkansas Post, 1862 ; promoted to Ensign, September 10th, 1862 ; most



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