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Born in New Jersey. Appointed from Pennsylvania, March 23d, 1848 ;
entered the service as Third- Assistant Engineer; Home Squadron, 1848-9;
promoted to Second-Assistant Engineer, September 13th, 1849 ; Coast Survey,
1849 ; steam-frigate Susquehanna, East India Squadron, 1850-5 ; promoted to
First-Assistant , Engineer, February 26th, 1851 ; special duty, Philadelphia,
1856; Coast Survey, 1857-8 ; promoted to Chief Engineer, July 1st, 1858;
steam-sloop Dacotah, Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1861 ; special duty, Wil-
mington, Delaware, 1862^; steamer Wyalusing, North Atlantic Blockading
Squadron, 1864-5 ; President of Board of Examiners, 1866-7 ; member of
Board of Examiners, 1868-9 ; at present, on duty at Navy Yard, Norfolk, Ya.



230 CHIEF ENGINEERS.

CHIEF ENGINEER HAEMAN NEWELL.

Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed from Pennsylvania, September 22d,
1849 ; entered the service as Third-AssistantEngineer ; Coast Survey, 1849-50 ;
office of Engineer-in-Chief, 1851 ; promoted to Second-Assistant Engineer,
February 26tb, 1851 ; steamer Vixen, Home Squadron, 1851-2 ; steam-frigate
Saranac, Home Squadron, 1853 ; promoted to First- Assistant Engineer, May
21st, 1853 ; steamer Princeton, Home Squadron, 1854-5 ; special duty, 1856-7 ;
steamer Fulton, Brazil Squadron and Paraguay Expedition, 1858-9 ; promoted
to Chief Engineer, April 23d, 1859 ; steam-sloop Powhatan, Atlantic Blocka-
ding Squadron, 1861; frigate New Ironsides, special service, 1862-3; Navy
Yard, Philadelphia, 1864-5 ; Navy Yard, Norfolk, Virginia, 1866-9 ; at pre-
sent, Fleet Engineer, South Atlantic Squadron.



CHIEF ENGINEER ANDREW LAWTON.

Born in Massachusetts. Appointed from Massachusetts, June 24th, 1850 ;
entered the service as Third-Assistant Engineer; Coast Survey, 1850 ; steamer
Water Witch, Home Squadron, 1851; promoted to Second- Assistant Engineer,
February 26th 1851 ; steam-frigate Saranac, Home Squadron, 1852-3 ; pro-
moted to First-Assistant Engineer, May 21st, 1853 ; Coast Survey, 1854-5 ;
steam-frigate San Jacinto, East India Squadron, 1855-8; special duty, Boston,
1859-60 ; promoted to Chief Engineer, April 23d, 1859 ; steam-sloop Hart-
ford, West Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1861 ; special duty, Taunton, Mass.,
1862 ; special duty, Boston, 1863-4 ; special duty, Wilmington, Del., 1865 ;
steam-sloop Hartford, flag-ship Asiatic Squadron, 1866-8 ; Navy Yard, Phila-
delphia, 1869.



CHIEF ENGINEER EDMUND S. De LUCE.

Born in New York. Appointed from New York, September 22d, 1849 ;
entered the service as Third- Assistant Engineer ; office of Engineer-in-Chief,
1849-51 ; promoted to Second-Assistant Engineer, February 26th, 1851 ;
steamer Vixen, Home Squadron, 1851-2; promoted to First- Assistant Engineer,
May 21st, 1853 ; Coast Survey, 1863-5 ; steam-frigate San Jacinto, East India
Squadron, 1855-8 ; steam-sloop Brooklyn, Home Squadron, 1858-60 ; promoted
to Chief Engineer, October 12th, 1861 ; special duty, 1861 ; special duty,
Boston, 1862-3 ; special duty, New York, 1864 ; Navy Yard, New York, 1865 ;
steam-sloop Brooklyn, flag-ship Brazil Squadron, 1865-7 ; special duty, New
York, 1867-8.



CHIEF ENGINEER EDWIN FITHIAN.

Born in New Jersey. Appointed from Pennsylvania, October 31st, 1848 ;
entered the service as Third- Assistant Engineer ; special duty, Boston, 1849-50;
promoted to Second-Assistant Engineer, February 26th, 1851 ; steam-frigate



CHIEF ENGINEERS. 231

Susquehanna, East India Squadron, 1851-5 ; promoted to First- Assistant Engi-
neer, May 21st, 1853 ; special duty, Eichmond, 1856 ; steam-frigate Susque-
hanna, Mediterranean Squadron, 1856-8; special duty, Philadelphia, 1859;
steam-sloop Narragansett, Pacific Squadron, 1859-61 ; promoted to Chief Engi-
neer, October 23d, 1859 ; special duty, New York, 1862-3 ; steam-frigate Roa-
noke, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1863-5 ; special duty, New York,
1866-8 ; Fleet Engineer, European Squadron, 1869.



CHIEF ENGINEER MONTGOMERY FLE^TCHER.

Born in Virginia. Appointed from Pennsylvania, June 25th, 1850 ; enter-
ed the service as Third-Assistant Engineer; Coast Survey, 1850-1; promoted
to Second-Assistant Engineer, February 21st, 1857 ; special duty, Norfolk,
1852-3 ; steam-frigate Saranac, Mediterranean Squadron, 1854-6 ; promoted to
First- Assistant Engineer, June 21st, 1856; office of Engineer-in-Ohief, 1857 ;
steam-frigate Wabash, Home Squadron, 1857-8 ; promoted to Chief Engineer,
October 25th, 1859; steam-frigate Saranac, Pacific Squadron, 1861-5 ; special
duty, New York, 1866; Navy Yard, Mare Island, Cal., 1867-9.



CHIEF ENGINEER THOMAS A SHOCK.

Born in Maryland. Appointed from Maryland, February 6th, 1851; enter-
ed the service as Third- Assistant Engineer; steam-frigate Susquehanna, East
India Squadron, 1851-5 ; promoted to Second-Assistant Engineer, May 21st,
1853 ; steamer Michigan, on the lakes, 1856 ; promoted to First-Assistant En-
gineer, June 21st, 1856; steam-frigate Roanoke, Home Squadron, 1858-60;
promoted to Chief Engineer, December 6th, 1859 ; steam-sloop Mohican, At-
lantic Blockading Squadron, 1861 ; member of Board of Examiners, 1862 ;
special duty, Hartford, 1863-8 ; Fleet Engineer, North Atlantic Squadron,
1859.



CHIEF ENGINEER CHARLES A. LORING.

Born in Massachusetts. Appointed from Massachusetts, February 26th,
1851; entered the service as Third- Assistant Engineer; Coast Survey, 1851 ;
special duty, Baltimore, 1852 ; steamer Princeton, Home Squadron, 1858-5 ;
promoted to Second-Assistant Engineer, Blay 21st, 1853 ; steam-frigate Merri-
mack, Pacific Squadron, 1855-9 ; promoted to First-Assistant Engineer, May
9th, 1857 ; promoted to Chief Engineer, March 21st, 1861; steam-frigate Min-
nesota, flag-ship North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1862-8; special duty,
Cincinnati, 1863-4 ; special duty, St. Louis, 1865-6 ; steam-sloop Susquehanna,
special service, 1867; steam-frigate Minnesota, special service, 1868 ; Navy Yard,
Washington, 1869.



232 CHIEF ENGINEERS.

CHIEF ENGINEER ALEXANDER HENDERSON.

BoKN in District of Columbia. Appointed from Virginia, February 26th,
1851 ; entered the service as Third- Assistant Engineer ; steam-frigate Susque-
hanna, East India Squadron, 1852-5 ; promoted to Second- Assistant Engineer,
May 21st, 1853 ; office of Engineer-in-chief, 1856; steam-frigate Susquehanna,
Mediterranean Squadron, 1857-8 ; promoted to First- Assistant Engineer, May
9th, 1857 ; steamer Southern Star, Brazil Squadron, and Paraguay Expedition,
1868; steam-sloop Iroquois, Mediterranean Squadron, 1859-60; promoted to
Chief Engifaeer, Jane 28th, 1861 ; special service, 1861 ; steam-sloop Adiron-
dack, Blockading Squadron, 1862; special duty, Newburg, N. Y., 1863; iron-
clad Onondaga, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1864-5 ; special duty,
Navy Yard, Washington, 1866 ; Navy Yard, Boston, 1867-8 ; special duty,
1869.



CHIEF ENGINEER STEPHEN D. HIBBERT.

Born in Virginia. Appointed from Virginia, February 26th, 1851 ; entered
the service as Third-Assistant Engineer ; steam-frigato Susquehanna, East India
Squadron, 1851-5 ; promoted to Second- Assistant Engineer, May 21st, 1853 ;
steamer Michigan, on the lakes, 1856-7 ; promoted to First- Assistant Engineer,
May 9th, 1857 ; steam-frigate Merrimack, Pacific Squadron, 1857-9 ; promoted
to Chief Engineer, June 29th, 1861; special duty, 1861; steam-sloop Pensa-
cola, West Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1861-3 ; special duty, Bureau of Steam
Engineering, 1863-7 ; Fleet Engineer, Asiatic Squadron, 1868-9.



CHIEF ENGINEER FRANCIS C. DADE.

Born in Virginia. Appointed from Virginia, January 20th, 1849 ; entered
the service as Third-Assistant Engineer; steamer Water Witch, Home Squad-
ron, 1849-50; steam-frigate Saranac, Ilome Squadron, 1851-2; promoted to
Second-Assistant Engineer, February 26th, 1851 ; Coast Survey, 1852-3 ; pro-
moted to First-Assistant Engineer, May 21st, 1853 ; steam-frigate Saranao,
Mediterranean Squadron, 1853-6 ; Coast Survey, 1857 ; special duty, connected
with the Colorado, 1858 ; special duty, Boston, 1859 ; steam-sloop Hartford,
East India Squadron, 1859-61 ; promoted to Chief Engineer, June 30th, 1861 ;
steam-sloop Oneida, West Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1862-3 ; special duty,
Philadelphia, 1864-5; steam-sloop Canandaigua, European Squadron, 1866-7;
member Board of Examiners, 1866-8 ; Inspector of Machinery afloat, Nor-
folk, 1869.



CHIEF ENGINEER DAVID B. MACOMB.

Born in Florida. Appointed from Pennsylvania, January 11th, 1849;
entered the service as Third- Assistant Engineer; office of Eogineer-in-Chief,
1849-50; promoted to Second-Assistant Engineer, February 20th, 1851;



CHIEF ENGINEERS. 233

special duty, New York, 1851 ; special duty, 1852 ; steamer John Hancock,
Home Squadron, 1853-5; promoted to First-Assistant Engineer, June 26th,
1856; steam-frigate Wabash, Home Squadron, 1656-8; steam-frigate Sara-
nac. Pacific Squadron, 1859-60; steam-frigate Niagara, Blockading Squadron,
1861 ; promoted to Chief Engineer, September 16th, 1861 ; special duty, Bos-
ton, 1862; special duty, New York, 1863 ; iron-clad steamer Canonious, North
Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1864-5 ; special duty, Baltimore, 1866 ; Navy
Yard, Pensacola, 1867; Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N. H,, 1868-9.



CHIEF ENGINEER EDWARD D. ROBIE.

Born in Vermont. Appointed from New York, February 16th, 1852;
entered the service as Third-Assistant Engineer ; steam-frigate Mississippi, East
India Squadron, 1852-5 ; promoted to Second- Assistant Engineer, June 27th,
1856 ; steamer Michigan, on the lakes, 1856 ; steam-frigate Susquehanna, Medi-
terranean Squadron, 1857-8 ; promoted to First- Assistant Engineer, July 21st,
1858 ; steam-sloop Lancaster, Pacific Squadron, 1859-61 ; promoted to Chief
Engineer, September 21st, 1861; special duty. New York, 1862-4; iron-clad
Dictator, special service, 1864-5 ; member Board of Examiners, 1866 ; steam-
sloop Ossipee, North Pacific Squadron, 1866-7 ; Fleet Engineer, North Pacific
Squadron, 1868 ; Inspector of Machinery afloat, Boston, 1869.



CHIEF ENGINEER THOMAS WILLIAMSON.

Born in North Carolina. Appointed from Virginia, May 24th, 1853 ; enter-
ed the service as Third- Assistant Engineer; steam-frigate Saranac, Mediter-
ranean Squadron, 1853-6 ; promoted to Second-Assistant Engineer, June 22d,
1855; special duty, connected with steam-frigate Powhatan, 1857 ; steam-frigate
Wabash, flag-ship Home Squadron, 1858-9 ; promoted to First- Assistant En-
gineer, 1859; steam-sloops Lancaster, Pacific Squadron, 1859-61; promoted to
Chief Engineer, September 21st, 1861 ; special duty. Mystic, Connecticut,
1862-8 ; steam-sloop Hartford, flag-ship West Gulf Blockading Squadron,
1863-4; special duty. New York, 1865-7; Naval Academy, 1868-9.



CHIEF ENGINEER WILLIAM S. STAMM.

Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed from Delaware, February 26th, 1851 ;
entered the service as Third- Assistant Engineer ; Coast Survey, 1851-2 ; steam-
frigate Powhatan, Bast India Squadron, 1852-6; promoted to Second- Assistant
Engineer May 21st, 1853 ; promoted to First-Assistant Engineer, May 9th,
1857; special duty, 1857-8; steam-sloop Hartford, East India Squadron,
1859-61 ; promoted to Chief Engineer, September 22d, 1861 ; steam-sloop
Canandaigua, South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1862-4; special duty,
Newburg, New York, 1864-8 ; Fleet Engineer, North Pacific Squadron, 1868-9.



234 CHIEF ENGINEERS.

CHIEF ENaiNEER WILLIAM J. LAMDEN.

Born in Maryland. Appointed from Maryland, February 16th, 1861 ; en-
tered the service as Third-Assistant Engineer ; Coast Survey, 1851 ; promoted
to Second-Assistant Engineer, October 1st, 1852 ; steamer Water Witch, Survey
of river La Plata, 1852-6 ; Coast Survey, 1857 ; steam-frigate Saranac, Pacific
Squadron, 1857-9 ; promoted to First- Assistant Engineer, May 9th, 1857 ; steam-
sloop Powhatan, Blockading Squadron, 1861; promoted to Chief Engineer, Oc-
tober 1st, 1861; special duty, Baltimore, 1862-5; steam-sloop Daeotah, South
Pacific Squadron, 1866-7 ; Fleet Engineer, South Pacific Squadron, 1868.



CHIEF ENGINEER GEORGE R. JOHNSON.

Born in Virginia. Appointed from Virginia, February 16th, 1852; entered
the service as Third-Assistant Engineer ; East India Squadron, 1852 ; steamer
Princeton, Home Squadron, 1853-4 ; special duty, Norfolk, 1855-6 ; promoted
to Second- Assistant Engineer, February 27th, 1855 ; steam-frigate Merrimack,
special cruise, 1857; promoted to First- Assistant Engineer, July 21st, 1858;
steam-sloop Lancaster, Pacific Squadron, 1861вАФ4 ; promoted to Chief Engineer,
December 1st, 1861 ; special duty, Chester, Pa., 1865-7 ; Inspector, Navy Yard,
Philadelphia, 1868-9 ; iron-clad Dictator, 1869.



CHIEF ENGINEER WILLIAM B. BROOKS.

Born in Virginia. Appointed from Virginia, February 16th, 1852 ; entered
the service as Third- Assistant Engineer; steamer Michigan, on the lakes
1852-4 ; steam-frigate Powhatan, East India Squadron, 1855 ; steam-frigate San
Jacinto, East India Squadron, 1856-8 ; promoted to Second- Assistant Engineer
June 27th, 1855 ; steam-sloop Brooklyn, Home Squadron, 1858-61 ; promoted
to First- Assistant Engineer, July 21st, 1858 ; steam-sloop Brooklyn, West Gulf
Blockading Squadron, 1861-3; promoted to Chief Engineer, October 16th,
1861 ; special duty, New York, 1864-6 ; steam-frigate Sacramento, North Pacific
Squadron, 1867-8 ; Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N. H., 1869.



CHIEF ENGINEER JAMES B. KIMBALL.

Born in Illinois. Appointed from Illinois, September 8th, 1858; entered
the service as Third- Assistant Engineer; steamer Fulton, Home Squadron,
1853-6 ; promoted to Second-Assistant Engineer, June 26th, 1856 ; steam-
frigate Wabash, Home Squadron, 1857; steamer Michigan, on the lakes, 1858;
steam-frigate Wabash, 1859 ; promoted to First-Assistnnt Engineer, 1859 ;
special duty, 1861; steam-sloop Hartford, West Gulf Blockading Squadron,
1861-3 ; promoted to Chief Engineer, October 17th, 1861 ; special duty, New
York, 1864-5; steam-frigate Powhatan, Pacific Squadron, 1866-7; steamer
Michigan, 1869.



OHIEr ENGINEERS. 235

CHIEF ENGINEEK JOHN W. MOORE.

BoKN in New York. Appointed from New York, May 21st, 1853 ; entered
the service as Third- Assistant Engineer ; steam-frigate Saranac, Mediterranean
Squadron, 1853-6; promoted to Second-Assistant Engineer, June 27th, 1855 ;
steam-frigate Roanoke, Home Squadron, 1858-9 ; promoted to First- Assistant
Engineer, 1859; steam-sloop Richmond, West G-ulf Blockading Squadron,
1861-3 ; promoted to Chief Engineer, November 29th, 1861 ; special duty,
Philadelphia, 1864; special duty. East Boston, 1865-7 ; Fleet Engineer, Euro-
pean Squadron, 1868 ; Navy Yard, Portsmouth, 1869.



CHIEF ENGINEER CHARLES H. BAKER.

BoKN in Massachusetts. Appointed from Massachiisetts, August 2d, 1855;
entered the service as Third- Assistant Engineer; steam frigate San Jacinto,
East India Squadron, 1856-8 ; promoted to Second-Assistant Engineer, July
21st, 1858; steamer M. W. Chapin, Brazil Squadron, and Paraguay Expedition,
1859-60 ; promoted to First- Assistant Engineer, 1859 ; steamer Mystic, 1861 ;
promoted to Chief Engineer, October 29th, 1861; member Board of Examiners,
1863 ; special duty, Boston, 1864-7 ; Fleet Engineer, South Atlantic Squad-
ron, 1868-9; steam-sloop Guerriere, South Atlantic Squadron, 1869.



CHIEF ENGINEER JOHN S. ALBERT.

Born in New York. Appointed from New York, September 8th, 1855;
entered the service as Third- Assistant Engineer ; Coast Survey, 1857-8 ; pro-
moted to Second- Assistant Engineer, July 21st, 1858 ; steamer Westernport,
Brazil Squadron and Paraguay Expedition, 1859-60; promoted to First- Assis-
tant Engineer, 1859 ; steamer Mohawk, Home Squadron, 1860-1 ; promoted to
Chief Engineer, October 29th, 1861 ; steam-sloop Housatonic, West Gulf
Blockading Squadron, 1862-4 ; special duty, New York, 1865-8; Fleet Engineer,
South Pacific Squadron, 1868-9; steam-sloop Powhatan, Pacific Squadron,
1869.



CHIEF ENGINEER RICHARD M. BARTLEMAN.

Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed from Pennsylvania, December 24th,
1853 ; entered the service as Third- Assistant Engineer ; office of Engineer-iu-
Chief, 1854; Coast Survey, 1855; steam-frigate Merrimack, Home Squadron,
1856-7 ; promoted to Second-Assistant Engineer, May 9th, 1857 ; steam-
frigate Mississippi, East India Squadron, 1858-61 ; promoted to First- Assistant
Engineer, 1859 ; promoted to Chief Engineer, November 6th, 1861 ; steam-
frigate Colorado, West Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1863-4 ; special duty,
Portsmouth, 1865 j steam-sloop Shenandoah, East India Squadron, 1866-9.



236 CHIEF ENGINEERS.

CHIEF ENGINEEE MORTIMER KELLOGG.

BoEN in New York. Appointed from New York, February 16th, 1852 ; en-
tered the service as Third- Assistant Engineer; East India Squadron, 1852-3 ;
steam-frigate Powhatan, East India Squadron, 1853-6 ; promoted to Second-
Assistant Engineer, June 27th, 1855 ; special duty. New York, 1857 ; promoted ,
to First- Assistant Engineer, 1859 ; steam-sloop San Jacinto, Coast of Africa,
' 1860-1 ; promoted to Chief Engineer, November 8th, 1861 ; steam-sloop San
Jacinto, East Gulf Squadron, 1862-3 ; steam-sloop Brooklyn, 1864-5 ; special
duty, New York, 1866 ; special duty, Bridgeport, Conn., 1867 ; steamer De Soto,
North Atlantic Squadron, 1868.



CHIEF ENGINEER GEORGE T. KUTZ.

Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed from Pennsylvania, June 26th, 1856;
entered the service as Third- Assistant Engineer ; special duty connected with
Niagara, 1858; steamer Atlanta, Brazil Squadron, and Paraguay Expedition,
1859 ; promoted to First- Assistant Engineer, 1859 ; steamer Saginaw, East India
Squadron, 1860-1 ; promoted to Chief Engineer, November 10th, 1861 ; steam-
sloop Pawnee, South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1862 ; steam-sloop Mo-
nongahela. North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1863, and West Gulf Block-
ading Squadron, 1864-5; steam-sloop Ticonderoga, European Squadron,
1866-9 ; Inspector of Machinery afloat. League Island, 1869.



CHIEF ENGINEER ANDREW J. KIERSTED.

Born in Virginia. Appointed from Maryland, June 26th, 1856; entered
the service as Third- Assistant Engineer; special duty, Philadelphia, 1866-7;
steam-frigate Merrimack, Pacific Squadron, 1858 ; steam-frigate Minnesota, East
India Squadron, 1859 ; promoted to First- Assistant Engineer, 1859 ; steam-sloop
Mohican, Coast of Africa, 1860-1 ; steam-sloop Tuscarora; special service,
1861-3; promoted to Chief Engineer, November 12th, 1861; steam-sloop Tus-
carora, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1864-5; special duty, Philadel-
phia, 1866-7 ; steam-sloop Ossipee, Pacific Fleet, 1869.



CHIEF ENGINEER WILLIAM H. RUTHERFORD.

Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed from Virginia, September 22d, 1849 ; en-
tered the service as Third- Assistant Engineer; Coast Survey, 1351; promoted to
Second-Assistant, February 16th, 1852 ; attached to steam-frigate Mississippi,
East India Squadron, 1853-6; promoted to First- Assistant Engineer, June
26th, 1856 ; special duty connected with Roanoke, 1857 ; steam-frigate Powha-
tan, East India Squadron, 1858-68 ; promoted to Chief Engineer, December
1st, 1861; steam-sloop Pawnee, 1861; steam-sloop Juniata, 1802; steam-sloop



CHIEF ENGINEERS. 237

Mississippi, West Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1863; steam-sloop Waoliusett,
Brazil Squadron, 1864-5; steam-sloop Monongahela, West India Squadron, 1866;
steam-sloop Canandaigua, European Squadron, 1867-9 ; special duty^ Providence,
Rhode Island.



CHIEF ENGINEER WILLIAM W. DUNGAN.

Born in Maryland. Appointed from Maryland, June 26th, 1856 ; entered
the service as Third-Assistant Engineer ; attached to steam-frigate Powhatan,
East India Squadron, 1858-60 ; promoted to First-Assistant Engineer, 1860 ;
steam-frigate Minnesota, 1S61 ; steam gunboat Ottawa, South Atlantic Blockad-
ing Squadron, 1861-2 ; promoted to Chief Engineer, February 1st, 1861 ;
steam-sloop Daootah, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1862-4; special
duty, Philadelphia, 1865; steam-sloop Pensacola, North Pacific Squadron,
1865-7 ; steam-sloop Ossipee, North Pacific Squadron, 1867 ; steam-sloop Lacka-
wanna, North Pacific Squadron, 1868 ; special duty, Portsmouth, N. H., 1869.



CHIEF ENGINEER JAMES W. THOMPSON, Jr.

Born in Delaware. Appointed from New Jersey, June 26th, 1856 ; en-
tered the service as Third-Assistant Engineer ; attached to steam-frigate Wa-
bash, Home Squadron, 1857-60; promoted to First-Assistant Engineer, 1860 ;
steam-sloop Dacotah, 1861 ; promoted to Chief Engineer, February 2d, 1862 ;
steam-sloop Shenandoah, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1862-4; special
duty, Philadelphia, 1865 ; member of Board of Examiners, 1866-9.



CHIEF ENGINEER THOMAS J. JONES.

Born in Iowa. Appointed from New York, June 26th, 1856 ; entered the
service as Third-Assistant Engineer ; attached to steam-frigate Wabash, Home
Squadron, 1857-8; promoted to Second-Assistant Engineer, July 21st, 1858;
steamer Atlanta, Brazil Squadron and Paraguay Expedition, 1858-9 ; steamer
Sumpter, Coast of Africa, 18S0-1 ; promoted to First- Assistant Engineer, 1860 ;
steam gunboat Penobscot, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1861-2 ; pro-
moted to Chief Engineer, January 18th, 1863 ; steam-sloop Tioonderoga, South
Atlantic Blockading Squadron^ 1863-4; special duty, New York, 1865-8.



CHIEF ENGINEER WILLIAM H. HUNT.

Born in New York. Appointed from New York, December, 24th, 1858 ;
entered the service as Third-Assistant Engineer; special duty, 1853-4 ; attached



238 CHIEF ENGINEEES.

to steam-frigate Saa Jacinto, special service, 1854-5; office of Engineer-in-
CHef, 1856; Coast Survey, 1857; promoted to Second- Assistant Engineer,
May 9tli, 1857 ; steam-frigate Saranac, Pacific Squadron, 1857-60 ; promoted
to First-Assistant Engineer, August 2d, 1859 ; steam-sloop Mississippi, West
Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1861-2 ; promoted to Chief Engineer, February
19th, 1863 ; steam-sloop Oneida, West Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1863-4 ;
steamer Bienville, 1865; steam-sloop Dacotah, South Pacific Squadron, 1867-9.



CHIEF ENGINEER JACKSON McELMELL.

Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed from Pennsylvania, August 2d, 1855 ;
entered the service as Third- Assistant Engineer, attached to steamer Michigan,
on the lakes, 1856-7 ; special duty connected with Niagara, 1858 ; steamer
Memphis, Brazil Squadron, and Paraguay Expedition, 1858-9 ; promoted to
First-Assistant Engineer, March 25th, 1861 ; steam-sloop Powhatan, South
Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1860-1 ; steam gunboat Octorara, North Atlantic
Blockading Squadron, 1861-2; promoted to Chief Engineer, April 21st, 1863;
steam-sloop Richmond, North Atlantic 'Blockading Squadron, 1862-3; steam-
sloop Richmond, West Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1863-4; special duty, Phila-
delphia, 1865-7 ; special duty. League Island, Pa., 1868 ; steam-sloop Plymouth,
European Squadron, 1869.



CHIEF ENGINEER B. B. H. WHARTON.

Born in Virginia. Appointed from Maryland, November 21st, 1857 ;
entered the service as Third- Assistant Engineer; attached to steamer Water
Witch, Brazil Squadron and Paraguay Expedition, 1857-9 ; steam-sloop Sara-
nac, Pacific Squadron, 1859-61; promoted to Second- Assistant Engineer, 1859 ;
promoted to First- Assistant Engineer, October 16th, 1861; steam gunboat
Mahaska, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1862 ; iron-clad Patapsco,
South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1863 ; steam gunboat Chicopee, North
Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1863-4 ; promoted to Chief Engineer, November
10th, 1863 ; steam-sloop Lancaster, flag-ship Pacific Squadron, 1865-7; inspector,
Navy Yard, Boston, 1868-9.



CHIEF ENGINEER JAMES W. WHITTAKER.

Born in New Jersey. Appointed from New Jersey, November 21st, 1857 ;
entered the service as Third- Assistant Engineer; office of Engineer-in-Chief, 1857 ;
steam-sloop Brooklyn, Home Squadron, 1858-61 ; promoted to First-Assistant
Engineer, October 16th, 1861 ; steam-sloop Kearsarge, special service, 1862 ;
special duty, Cairo, Illinois, 1863 ; steamer Octorara, West Gulf Blockading
Squadron, 1863-6 ; promoted to Chief Engineer, November 10th, 1863 ; mem-
ber of Board of Examiners, 1867 ; Inspector, Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N. H.,
1868 ; steam-sloop Tuscarora, South Pacific Squadron, 1868-9.



CHIEF ENGINEERS. 239.

CHIEF ENGINEER GEOEGE S. BRIGHT.

Born Iq District of Columbia. Appointed from District of Columbia, May
20 th, 1857 ; steam-frigate Powhatan, East India Squadron, 1857-60 ; promoted
to Second-Assistant Engineer, 1860 ; steam-frigate Minnesota, North Atlantic
Blockading Squadron, 1861 ; promoted to First-Assistant Engineer, July 1st,
1861 ; iron-clad steamer New Ironsides, special service, 1862; iron-clad steamer
Passaic, South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1863 ; promoted to Chief Engi-
neer, November 10th, 1863 ; steam-sloop San Jacinto, East Gulf Blockading



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