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Fisher; promoted to Master, November 10th, 1865; steam-sloop Shenandoah,
Asiatic Squadron, 1865-8 ; commissioned as Lieutenant, November 10th, 1866 ;
commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander, March 12th, 1868 ; on duty at Naval
Academy, 1869.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER PHILIP H. COOPER.

Born in New York. Appointed from New York, September 28th, 1860 ;
Naval Academy, 1800-3 ; promoted to Ensign, May 28th, 1863; attached to
steam-sloop Richmond, West Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1863-5 ; battle of
Mobile Bay, August 5th, 1864 ; promoted to Master, November, 1865 ; steam-
sloop Powhatan, South Pacific Squadron, 1865-7 ; commissioned as Lieutenant,
November 10th, 1866 ; Naval Academy, 1807-9 ; commissioned as Lieutenant-
Commander, March 12th, 1868 ; frigate Sabine, special cruise, 1869.



176 LTEUTENANT-COMMANDEKS.

LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER HENRY C. TAYLOR.

Born in District of Columbia. Appointed from Ohio, September 28th, 1860 ;
Naval Academy, 1860-3 ; promoted to Ensign, May 28th, 1863 ; attached to
steam-sloop Shenandoah, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1863-4 ; steam-
sloop Iroquois, special service, 1864-5 ; promoted to Master, November 10th,
1865 ; steamer Rhode Island, North Atlantic Squadron, 1866-7; commissioned
as Lieutenant, November 10th, 1866; steam-sloop Susquehanna, flag-ship North
Atlantic Squadron, 1867-8; commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander, March
12th, 1868 ; store-ship Guard, European Squadron, 1868-9.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER ALLEN D. BROWN.

Born in New York. Appointed from New York, September 26th, 1860 ;
Naval Academy, 1860-3 ; promoted to Ensign, May 28th, 1863; attached to
steam-sloop Iroquois, special service, 1863-4 ; promoted to Master, November
10th, 1865 ; steamer Rhode Island, North Atlantic Squadron, 1865-6 ; com-
missioned as Lieutenant, November 10th, 1866 ; steamer Unadilla, Asiatic
Squadron, 1867-9 ; commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander, March 12th, 1868 ;
Naval Academy, 1869.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER MARSTON NILES.

Born in New York. Appointed from New Jersey, November 25th, 1860 ;
Naval Academy, 1860-3 ; promoted to Ensign, May 28th, 1860 ; attached to
steam-sloop Sacramento, special cruise, 1863-5 ; promoted to Master, November
10th, 1865 ; steam-sloop Brooklyn, flag-ship South Atlantic Squadron, 1866 ; com-
missioned as Lieutenant, November 10th, 1866 ; steam-sloop Susquehanna,
flag-ship North Atlantic Squadron, 1868 ; commissioned as Lieutenant-Com-
mander, March 12th, 1868; steam -sloop Contocook, flag-ship North Atlantic
Squadron, 186S-9.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER GEORGE H. WADLEIGH

Born in New Hampshire. Appointed from New Hampshire, September 26th,
1860; Naval Academy, 1860-3; promoted to Ensign, May 28th, 1863;
attached to steam-sloop Lackawanna, West Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1864-5 ;
battle of Mobile Bay, August 5th, 1864 ; promoted to Master, November 10th,
1865; steam-sloop Ticonderoga, European Squadron, 1865-9 ; commissioned
aa Lieutenant, November 10th, 1866 ; commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander,
March 12th, 1868 ; Naval Academy, 1869.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDERS. 177

LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER A. S. CROWNINSHIELD.

Born in New York. Appointed from New York, September 21st, 1860 ;
Naval Academy, 1860-3 ; promoted to Ensign, May 28th, 1863 ; attached to
steam-sloop Ticonderoga, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1864-5; both
attacks on Fort Fisher; steam-sloop Hartford, East India Squadron, 1865-8 ;
commissioned as Lieutenant, November 10th, 1866 ; commissioned as Lieu-
tenant-Commander, March 10th, 1868; steam-sloop Richmond, European
Squadron, 1868-9.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER CHARLES H. CRAVEN.

Born in Maine. Appointed from Maine, September 20th, 1860; Naval
Academy, 1860-3; promoted to Ensign, May 28th, 1863; serving in South
Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1863-5 ; occupation of Morris Island, July,
1863; in command of Fifth Division at assault on Port Sumpter, September
7th, 1863; attacks on rebel batteries in Stono river, July 3d and 7th, 1864;
joint expedition of naval and military forces to cut Charleston and Savannah
Railroad, August and September, 1864 ; in charge of launch from Housatonic,
stationed inside of Morris Island, to prevent rebel communication ; while on
this duty, captured Major Walley, of the rebel army, who was in a boat, with
a surgeon and the crew ; made attack with the army on Forts Gregg and Wagner,
and at the evacuation of Morris Island captured three boats with eighty men
and officers in them ; performed duty in naval battery on Morris Island ; was
attached to Housatonic when she was blown up, February 17th, 1864 ; steam-
frigate Colorado, European Squadron, 1865-7 ; commissioned as Lieutenant,
November 10th, 1866 ; steam-sloop Wampanoag, 1868 ; commisioned as Lieu-
tenant-Commander, March 12th, 1868; steam-sloop Powhatan, Pacific Squad-
ron, 1868-9 ; store-ship Onward, South Pacific Squadron, 1869.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER FRANK "WILDES.

Born in Massachusetts. Appointed from Massachusetts, September 21st,
1860 ; Naval Academy, 1860-3 ; promoted to Ensign, May 28th, 1863 ; attached
to steam-sloop Lackawanna, West Grulf Blockading Squadron, 1863-5; Mobile
Bay, August 5th, 1864 ; siege of Mobile, April, 1865 ; attached to iron-clad
Monadnock, on her passage from New York to Sain Francisco, 1866 ; commis-
sioned as Lieutenant, November 10th, 1866 ; steamer Vanderbilt, North Pacific
Squadron, 1867 ; steamer Suwanee, North Pacific Squadron, 1868; commissioned
as Lieutenant-Commander, March 12th, 1868; receiving-ship, Boston, 1868;
steam-frigate Franklin, flag-ship European Squadron, 1869.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER WILLIAM W. HENDRICKSON.

Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed from Ohio, September 26th, 1860 ;
Naval Academy, 1860-3; promoted to Ensign, October 1st, 1863; attached to
12



178 LIEUTENANT-COMMANDERS.

steam-sloop Brooklyn, 1864; Pacific Squadron, 1864-7; commissioned as
Lieutenant, November 10th, 1866; apprentice-ship Portsmouth, 1867-8; com-
missioned as Lieutenant-Commander, March 12th, 1868 ; steam-sloop Plymouth,
European Squadron, 1869.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER AUGUSTUS G. KELLOGG.

BoEN in Ohio. Appointed from Illinois, September 21st, 1860 ; Naval Acad-
emy, 1860 ; promoted to Ensign, May 28th, 1863 ; attached to steamer Rhode
Island, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1854 ; steam-sloop Powhatan,
North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1864-5; both attacks on Fort Fisher;
promoted to Master, November 10th, 1865; steam-sloop Shenandoah, East India
Squadron, 1865-8 ; commissioned as Lieutenant, November 10th, 1866 ; com-
missioned as Lieutenant-Commander, March 12th, 1868 ; steam gunboat Aroos-
took, Asiatic Squadron, 1868-9 ; iron-clad duty. New Orleans, 1869.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER JOSEPH B. COGHLAN.

Born in Kentucky. Appointed from Illinois, September 27th, 1860 ; Naval
School, 1860-3 ; promoted to Ensign, May 28th, 1863 ; attached to steam-frigate
Niagara, special service, 1864-5 ; promoted to Master, November 10th, 1865 ;
steam-sloop Brooklyn, flag-ship Brazil Squadron, 1865-8 ; commissioned as
Lieutenant, November 10th, 1866 ; commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander,
March 12th, 1868; steam-sloop Richmond, European Squadron, 1869.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER JAMES H. SANDS.

Born in District of Columbia. Appointed from Maryland, November 22d,
1859 ; Naval Academy, 1859-63 ; promoted to Ensign, May 28th, 1863 ; at-
tached to steam-sloop Tusoarora, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1863^ ;
steam-sloop Shenandoah, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1864-5 ; both
attacks on Fort Fisher ; steam-sloop Hartford, flag-ship East India Squadron,
1865-8 ; commissioned as Lieutenant, November 10th, 1866 ; commissioned as
Lieutenant-Commander, March 12th, 1868 ; steam-sloop Richmond, European
Squadron, 1869.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER YATES STIRLING.

Born in Maryland. Appointed from Maryland, September 27th, 1860 ;
Naval Academy, 1860-3 ; promoted to Ensign, May 28th, 1863 ; attached to
steam-sloop Shenandoah, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1863-5 ; both



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDERS. 179

attacks on Fort Fisher; steamer Mohongo, Pacific Squadron, 1865-7; com-
missioned as Lieutenant, November 10th, 1866 ; commissioned as Lieutenant-
Commander, March 12th, 1868 ; steam-sloop Contocook, flag-ship North Atlan-
tic Squadron, 1868-9.



LIEUTENANT-COIMMANDBR WILLIAM C. WISE.

Born in Virginia. Appointed from Kentucky, September 29th, 1860;
Naval Academy, 1860-3 ; promoted to Ensign, October 1st, 1863 ; attached to
frigate New Ironsides, South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1863^; steam-
frigate Minnesota, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1864-5 ; at bombard-
ment and capture of Fort Fisher, and subsequent attacks on the rebel fortifica-
tions on Cape Fear river up to the city of Wilmington; steam-sloop Hartford,
flag-ship Asiatic Squadron, 1865-8 ; commissioned as Lieutenant, February 21st,
1867 ; commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander, March 12th, 1868 ; practice-
ship Dale, 1869.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER LOUIS CLARKE.

Born in Connecticut. Appointed from Connecticut, September 24th, 1861 ;
Naval Academy, 1861-3 ; promoted to Ensign, October 1st, 1863 ; steam-sloop
Richmond, West Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1863-5 ; battle of Mobile Bay,
August 5th, 1864 ; Mobile, April, 1865; burned by explosion of torpedo off
Mobile Point; steam-sloop Ticonderoga, European Squadron, 1865-8 ; promoted
to Master, May 10th, 1866 ; commissioned as Lieutenant, February 1st, 1867 ;
commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander, March 12th, 1868 ; receiving-ship,
Boston, 1868; Naval Academy, 1869.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER PURNELL F. HARRINGTON.

Born in Delaware. Appointed from Delaware, September 20th, 1861 ; Naval
Academy, 1861-3 ; promoted to Ensign, October 1st, 1863 ; attached to steam-
sloop Ticonderoga, 1863 ; West Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1864-5 ; battle of
Mobile Bay, August 5th, 1864, and in all the operations against the rebel defences
at entrance of Mobile Bay, during the summer of 1864; steam-sloop Shenandoah,
East India Squadron, 1865-6 ; promoted to Master, May 10th, 1866 ; steam-
sloop Monongahela, North Atlantic Squadron, 1867 ; commissioned as Lieu-
tenant, February 21st, 1867; steamer De Soto, North Atlantic Squadron, 1868;
commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander, March 12th, 1868; Naval Academy,
1869.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER WILLIAM BAINBRIDGE HOFF.

Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed from Pennsylvania, October 24th, 1860 ;
Naval Academy, 1860-3; promoted to Ensign, October 1st, 1863; attached to



180 LIEUTENANT-COMMANDERS.

steam-frigate Niagara, 1864; East Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1864-5 ; steamer
Shawmut, Brazil Squadron, 1865-6 ) promoted to Master, May 10th, 1866 ;
steam-frigate Franklin, flag-ship European Squadron, 1867-8 ; commissioned as
Lieutenant, Fehruary 21st, 1867 ; commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander,
March 12th, 1868; Naval Academy, 1869.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER WILLIAM K. WHEELER.

Born in New York. Appointed from New York, December 2d, 1859;
Naval Academy, 1859-63; promoted to Ensign, October 1st, 1863; attached to
steam-sloop Iroquois, special service, 1864-5 ; steam-sloop Rhode Island, flag-
ship West India Squadron, 1865-6; promoted to Master, May 10th, 1866;
steamer Huron, South Atlantic Squadron, 1866-8 ; commissioned as Lieutenant,
February 21st, 1867; commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander, March 12th,
1868 ; steamer Kansas, South Atlantic Squadron, 1868-9.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER WILLIAM S. DANA.

Born in New York. Appointed from New York, October 25th, 1859;
Naval Academy, 1859-63; promoted to Ensign, October 1st, 1863; steam-
frigate Niagara, 1863; West Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1863-5 ; battle of Mobile
Bay, August 5th, 1864; steam-sloop Lancaster, flag-ship Pacific Squadron,
1865-6; promoted to Master, May 10th, 1866; steamer Aroostook, Asiatic
Squadron, 1867-8; commissioned as Lieutenant, February 21st, 1867; commis-
sioned as Lieutenant-Commander, March 12th, 1868; steam-sloop Shenandoah,
Asiatic Squadron, 1868-9 ; steamer Ashuelot, Asiatic Squadron, 1869.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER NICOLL LUDLOW.

Born in New York. Appointed from New York, October 28th, 1859; Na-
val Academy, 1859-63 ; promoted to Ensign, October 1st, 1863 ; attached to
steam-sloop Wachusett, Brazil Squadron, 1863-5; attached to iron-clad Monad-
nock, on her passage from New York to San Francisco, in 1866 ; promoted to
Master, November 10th, 1866; steam-sloop Iroquois, Asiatic Squadron, 1866-9;
commissioned as Lieutenant, February 21st, 1867 ; commissioned as Lieutenant-
Commander, March 12th, 1868.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER FRANCIS A. COOK.

Born in Massachusetts. Appointed from Massachusetts, September 20th
1860 ; Naval Academy, 1860-3 ; promoted to Ensign, October 1st, 1863 ; at-'



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDERS. 181

taohed to steam-sloop Seminole, West Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1863-5 ;
steamer Vanderbilt, North Pacific Squadron, 1865-7; promoted to Master,
November 10th, 1866; North Atlantic Squadron, 1867-8; commissioned as
Lieutenant, February 21st, 1867 ; commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander,
March 12th, 1868 ; Naval Academy, 1869.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER COLBY M. CHESTER.

Born in Connecticut. Appointed from Connecticut, October 31st, 1859 ;
Naval Academy, 1859-63 ; promoted to Ensign, October 1st, 1863 ; attached to
steam-sloop Richmond, West Gulf Squadron, 1863-5 ; battle of Mobile Bay,
August 5th, 1864 ; operations against Mobile ; steam-frigate Powhatan, South
Pacific Squadron, 1865-7 ; promoted to Master, November 10th, 1866 ; com-
missioned as Lieutenant, February 21st, 1867 ; steamer Gettysburg, North At-
lantic Squadron, 1868-9 ; commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander, March 12th,
1868.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER ARTHUR H. WRIGHT.

Born in Ohio. Appointed from Ohio, September 20th, 1860 ; Naval Acad-
emy, 1860-3 ; attached to West Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1863-5; battle of
Mobile Bay, August 5th, 1864 ; siege of Mobile ; steam-sloop Ticonderoga, South
Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1865 ; steam-sloop Ticonderoga, European
Squadron, 1865-8 ; promoted to Master, November 10th, 1866; commissioned
as Lieutenant, February 21st, 1867 ; commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander,
March 12th, 1868; receiving-ship. New York, 1869.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER CHARLES E. CLARK.

Born in Ohio. Appointed from Ohio, September 29th, 1860 ; Naval Acad-
emy, 1860-3; promoted to Ensign, October 1st, 1863; attached to steam-
sloop Ossipee, West Gulf Squadron, 1863-5 ; battle of Mobile Bay, August 5th,
1864 ; bombardment of Fort Morgan ; steam-frigate Vanderbilt, Pacific Squad-
ron, 1865-7 ; promoted to Master, November 10th, 1866 ; steamer Suwanee,
North Pacific Squadron, 1867-8; commissioned as Lieutenant, February 21st,
1867; receiving-ship, Portsmouth, N. H., 1868-9; commissioned as Lieuten-
ant-Commander, March 12th, 1868.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER CHARLES J. BARCLAY.

Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed from Pennsylvania, September 21st, 1860 ;
Naval Academy, 1860-3 ; promoted to Ensign, October 1st, 1863; steam-sloop



182 LIEDTENANT-COMMANDEKS.

Wachusett, Brazil Squadron, 1863^ ; steam-sloop Kearsarge, European
Squadron, 1865-6; promoted to Master, November 10th, 1866 ; steam-frigate
Susquehanna, special service, 1867 j commissioned as Lieutenant, February 21st,
1867 ; steam-frigate Minnesota, special service, 1868 ; commissioned as Lieu-
tenant-Commander, March 12th, 1868; steamer Michigan, on the lakes, 1869.



LIEUTENAJSTT-COMMANDEE CHARLES V. GEIDLEY.

Born in Indiana. Appointed from Michigan, September 26th, 1860 ; Naval
Academy, 1860-3; promoted to Ensign, October 1st, 1863 ; attached to steam-
sloop Oneida, West Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1863-5 ; battle of Mobile Bay,
August 5th, 1864; steam-sloop Brooklyn, flag-ship Brazil Squadron, 1865-7;
promoted to Master, November 10th, 1866; steam-sloop Kearsarge, South Pacific
Squadron, 1867-9 ; commissioned as Lieutenant, February, 21st, 1867 ; com-
missioned as Lieutenant-Commander, March 12th, 1868.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER FRANCIS MORRIS.

Born in New York. Appointed from New York, September 27th, 1860;
Naval Academy, 1860-3 ; promoted to Ensign, October 1st, 1863 ; attached to
steam-sloop Powhatan, flag-ship West India Squadron, 1863-4 ; North Atlantic
Blockading Squadron, 1864-5; both attacks on Fort Fisher; steam-sloop
Monongahela, West India Squadron, 1865-7 ; promoted to Master, November
10th, 1866; steam-sloop Piscataqua, flag-ship Asiatic Squadron, 1867-9 ; com-
missioned as Lieutenant, February 21st, 1867 ; commissioned as Lieutenant-
Commander, March 12th, 1868.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER CHARLES D. SIGSBEE.

Born in New York. Appointed from New York, September 27th, 1859 ;
Naval Academy, 1859-63 ; promoted to Ensign, October 1st, 1863 ; attached to
steam-sloop Monongahela, West Gulf Squadron, 1863-4 ; battle of Mobile Bay,
August 5th, 1864 ; North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1865 ; both attacks
on Fort Fisher, and final assault on the same ; steam-sloop Wyoming, Asiatic
Squadron, 1865-7 ; promoted to Master, November 10th, 1866 ; commissioned
as Lieutenant, February 21st, 1867; steamer Ashuelot, Asiatic Squadron,
1867-9 ; commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander, March 12th, 1868 ; at present,
on duty at Naval Academy.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER WILLIAM H. WHITING.

Born in New York. Appointed from Wisconsin, September 21sfc, 1860;
Naval Academy, 1860-3; promoted to Ensign, October 1st, 1863. Attached



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDERS. 183

to steam-sloop Monongahela, West Gulf Squadron, 1803-5 ; battle of Mobile
Bay, August 5th, 1864, and burning of the blockade runner " Ivanhoe," under
the guns of Port Morgan, August 5th, 1864; surrender of Fort Gaines, Au-
gust 8th, 1864; bombardment and surrender of Fort Morgan, August 24th,
1864 ; steam-sloop Kearsarge, European Squadron, 1865-6 ; promoted to Master,
November 10th, 1866 ; steamer Frolic, European Squadron, 1866-8; commis-
sioned as Lieutenant, February 2l8t, 1867; commissioned as Lieutenant-Com-
mander, March 12th, 1868; steam-sloop Tioonderoga, European Squadron,
1868-9.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER DENNIS W. MULLAN.

BoEN in Maryland. Appointed from Kentucky, September 21st, 1860; Na-
val Academy, 1860-3 ; promoted to Ensign, October 1st, 1833 ; attached to
steam-sloop Monongahela, West Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1863-5 ; battle of
Mobile Bay, August 5th, 1864 ; two attacks on Fort Morgan ; steamer Mohongo,
Pacific Squadron, 1865-7 ; promoted to Master, November 10th, 1867 ; steam-
sloop De Soto, North Atlantic Squadron, 1867-8; commissioned as Jjieutenant,
February 21st, 1867; Asiatic Squadron, 1868-9; commissioned as Lieutenant-
Commander, March 12th, 1868; at present, attached to steamer Monocacy, Asi-
atic Squadron.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER GEORGE T. DAVIS.

Born in Massachusetts. Appointed from Massachusetts, September 20th,
1860 ; Naval Academy, 1860-3 ; promoted to Ensign, October 1st, 1868 ; at-
tached to iron-clad steamer New Ironsides, South Atlantic Blockading Squadron,
1863-4; North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1864-5; both attacks on Fort
Fisher, and final assault on the same; steam-sloop Dacotah, Pacific Squadron,
1865-8; promoted to Master, November 10th, 1866; commissioned as Lieu-
tenant, February 21st, 1867; steam-sloop Plymouth, European Squadron,
1868-9; commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander, December 18th, 1868.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER GEORGE D. B. GLIDDEN.

Born in Maine. Appointed from Maine, September 24th, 1860 ; Naval
Academy, 1860-3; promoted to Ensign, October 1st, 1863; attached to steam-
sloop Seminole, West Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1863-4 ; battle of Mobile
Bay, August 5th, 1864 ; steam-sloop Wyoming, East India Squadron, 1865-7;
promoted to Master, November 10th, 1866; commissioned as Lieutenant, Feb-
ruary 21st, 1867 ; steamer Monocacy, Asiatic Squadron, 1867-8 ; commissioned
as Lieutenant-Commander, December 18th, 1868; steamer Ashuelot, Asiatic
Squadron, 1868-9 ; at present, on duty at Naval Academy.



184 LIEUTENANT-COMMANDERS.

LIBUTENANT-COMMANDEE N. MAYO DYER.

Born in Massachusetts. Appointed from Massachusetts, May 2d, 1862 j
entered the Volunteer Navy as a Master's Mate, 1862 ; attached to steamer R.
R. Cuyler, West Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1862-3.

On May 18th, 1863, at 2 A. M., Master's Mate Dyer, having under his com-
mand the second cutter, manned by nine of the crew of the R. R. Cuyler, and
being on picket duty close to the swash channel leading out of Mobile Bay,
discovered a vessel close under Fort Morgan, and seeing no movement on her
part he pulled cautiously along, trying to get in-shore of her, but ran upon a
hawser which was run from the vessel to the fort. Concluding she was aground,
he boarded her, taking the crew completely by surprise, and capturing her cap-
tain with six men and all her papers. Finding it impossible to get her off, and
seeing the rebel gunboat Gaines coming to her relief. Master's Mate Dyer re-
moved the prisoners, papers, etc., and set fire to her. As she burned but slowly,
he returned, knocked in the heads of two barrels of turpentine, and again fired
her and return^ to his ship, leaving the schooner in flames. According to the
statement of the captain of the blockade-runner, his vessel was boarded and
burned within two hundred yards of Fort Morgan. Her cargo consisted of two
hundred bales of cotton.

Promoted to Acting Ensign, May 18th, 1863 ; commanding steamer Eugenie,
West Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1863-5 ; promoted to Acting Master, 1864 ;
attached to steamer Metaeomet, at the battle of Mobile Bay, August 5th, 1864 ;
promoted to Acting Volunteer Lieutenant, April 22d, 1865; special duty. Navy
Department, 1866-7 ; commissioned as Lieutenant-Commander U. S. Navy,
December 18th, 1868; South Pacific Squadron, 1868-9.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER FRANCIS M. GREEN.

Born in Massachusetts. Appointed from Massachusetts, June 18th, 1861 ;
entered the service as an Acting Master, in the Volunteer Navy, June 18, 1861 ;
attached to sloop Vincennes, West Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1861-2; Passes
of the Mississippi ; steam-sloop Oneida, West Gulf Blockading Squadi'on, 1863 ;
promoted to Acting Volunteer Lieutenant, April 21st, 1864; steam-frigate Ni-
agara; special service, European waters, 1864; commanding steamer Louisiana,
North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1865 ; steamer Florida, North Atlantic
Squadron, 1866; special duty. Navy Department, 1867; steam-sloop Guerriere,
flag-ship South Atlantic Squadron, 1868; commissioned as Lieutenant-Com-
mander, U. S. Navy, December 18th, 1868; steamer Wasp, South Atlantic
Squadron, 1869.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER EDWARD HOOKER.

Born in Connecticut. Appointed from Rhode Island, July 19th, 1861; en-
tered the service as Acting Master's Mate ; promoted to blaster, 1861 ; attached
to steamer Louisiana, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1862 ; promoted to
Acting Volunteer Lieutenant, September 20th, 1862 ; commanding steamer Vic-



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDERS. 185

toria, North Atlantic BlookadiDg Squadron, 1863 ; commanding steamer Curri-
tuck, Potomac flotilla, 1863-5 ; Naval Store-keeper, Navy Yard, New York,
1866-7; commanding store-ship Idaho, Asiatic Squadron, 1868-9; commis-
sioned as Lieutenant-Commander, December 18th, 1868.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER HENRY H. GORRINGB.

Born in West Indies. Appointed from New York, October 1st, 1862 ; en-
tered the service as a Master's Mate, October 1st, 1862 ; Mississippi Squadron,
1862-5 ; promoted to Acting Ensign, 1863 ; promoted to Acting Master^ 1864 ;
promoted to Acting Volunteer Lieutenant, 1865.

Acting Lieutenant Gorringe took part in nearly all the important battles of
the Mississippi Squadron, and was three times promoted for gallantry in battle.

Promoted to Acting Volunteer Lieutenant-Commander, July 10th, 1865 ;
commanding steamer Memphis, Atlantic Squadron, 1867 ; commissioned as
Lieutenant-Commander, U. S. Navy, December 18th, 1868 ; Navy Yard, New
York, 1868 ; sloop Portsmouth, South Atlantic Squadron, 1869.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER ALONZO W. MULDAUR.

Born in New York. Appointed from New York, October 18th, 1861 ;
entered the service as an Acting Master in the Volunteer Navy, October 18th,
1861 ; attached to steamer Santiago de Cuba, East Gulf Blockading Squadron,
1861-3; steamer Sassacus, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1864-5;
engagement with rebel ram Albemarle, 1864; promoted to Acting Volunteer
Lieutenant, May 24th, 1864 ; steam gunboat Chicopee, Atlantic Squadron,
1866; steam-sloop Oneida, East India Squadron, 1867-9 ; commissioned as
Lieutenant-Commander, U. S. Navy, December 18th, 1868.



LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER CHARLES O'NEIL.

Born in England. Appointed from Massachusetts, May 1st, 1862 ; entered
the service as Acting Master in the Volunteer Navy, May 1st, 1862 ; attached
to steam gunboat Tioga, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1862 ; steam



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