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Squadron, 1864-5; special duty, Philadelphia, 1866; steam-sloop Pawnee,
South Atlantic Squadron, 1866-9.



CHIEF ENGINEER PHILIP INCH.

Born in District of Columbia. Appointed from District of Columbia, No-
vember 21st, 1857; entered the service as Third-Assistant Engineer; steam-
frigate Roanoke, Home Squadron, 1858-60 ; promoted to Second- Assistant
Engineer, 1860 ; steam-sloop Wyoming, East India Squadron, 1861-4 ; promoted
to First-Assistant Engineer, July 1st, 1861 ; promoted to Chief Engineer, No-
vember 10th, 1863 ; special duty, Providence, Rhode Island, 1865-8 ; steam-
sloop Mohican, Pacific Fleet, 1869.



CHIEF ENGINEER JOHN JOHNSON.

Born in Delaware. Appointed from Delaware, May 20th, 1857; steam-
frigate Merrimack, Pacific Squadron, 1858-60 ; promoted to Second- Assistant
Engineer, 1860; steam-sloop Pawnee, Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1861;
promoted to First-Assistant Engineer, July 1st, 1861 ; steam gunboat Pinola,
"Western Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1862-4; promoted to Chief Engineer,
November 10th, 1863 ; steam-sloop Susquehanna, Brazil Squadron, 1864-6 ;
steam-sloop Richmond, European Squadron, 1869.



CHIEF ENGINEER JOHN H. LONG.

Born in England. Appointed from New York, July 1st, 1861 ; entered the
service as Acting First- Assistant Engineer; attached to steam-sloop Iroquois,
West Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1861-2 ; special duty, New York, 1862 ;
steam-frigate Minnesota, flag-ship North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1863-4;
appointed Chief Engineer, U. S. Navy, November 10th, 1863 ; special duty,
New York, 1865-8 ; steam-sloop Seminole, North Atlantic Fleet, 1869.



240 MARINE COEPS.

CHIEF ENGINEER JOHN Q. A. ZIEGLEE,

Born ia Pennsylvania. Appointed from Pennsylvania, February 24tli, 1862;
entered tlie service as Acting First- Assistant Engineer; attached to steamer
Florida, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1862; promoted to Acting
Chief Engineer, February 4th, 1863; iron-clad Monadnock, South Atlantic
Blockading Squadron, 1865 ; attached to iron-clad Monadnock, on her passage
from New York to San Francisco, 1866-7; commissioned as Chief Engineer,
U. S. Navy, June 18th, 1868; League Island, Pa., 1868-9.



OFFICERS OF THE MARINE CORPS.



BRIGADIER-GENERAL JACOB ZEILIN, COMMANDANT.

Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed from Pennsylvania; commissioned as
Second-Lieutenant, October 1st, 1831 ; Navy Yard, Charlestown, Massachu-
setts, 1882-3 ; sloop Erie, Brazil Squadron, 1833-8 ; commissioned as First-
Lieutenant, September 12th, 1836 ; Navy Yard, Charlestown, Massachusetts,
1839-40; frigate Columbia, Brazil Squadron, 1842-5; frigate Congress, Pa-
cific Squadron, during the Mexican war ; commissioned as Captain, September
14th, 1847 ; brevetted Major for gallantry in action, 1847 ; Marine Barracks,
Gosport, Va., 1849-52 ; steam-frigate Mississippi, East India Squadron, 1852-3 ;
steam-frigate k'usquehanna. East India Squadron, 1853-i; Marine Barracks,
Gosport, Va., 1855-7; Marine Barracks, Navy Yard, Washington, D. C, 1858;
steam-frigate Wabash, Mediterranean Squadron, 1858-9 ; Marine Barracks,
Philadelphia, Pa., 1860-2.

Brevet Major Zeilin participated in the battle of Bull Run, and was
wounded; commissioned as Major, July 26th, 1861 ; Marine Barracks, Brook-
lyn, New York, 1863-4; commissioned as Colonel, and appointed Commandant
of the Marine Corps, June 10th, 1864; headquarters, Washington, D. C,
1864-9 ; commissioned as Brigadier-General, March 2d, 1867.



GENERAL STAFF.



MAJOR WILLIAM B. SLACK, QUARTERMASTER.

Born in New Jersey. Appointed from New Jersey; commissioned as Second
Lieutenant, January 28th, 1839; headquarters, Washington, D. C, 1839-40;
frigate Delaware, Brazil Squadron, 1841-4 ; Marine Barracks, Gosport, Va.,
1845-6 ; Home Squadron, during Mexican war ; brevetted Captain for bravery



MARINE CORPS.



241



in battfe, 1847; commissioned as First Lieutenant, Marct 3d, 1847; Marino
Barracks, Washington, D. C, 1850-1 ; steam-frigate Susquehanna, East India
Squadron, 1851-2; steam-frigate Mississippi, East India Squadron, 1853-5;
Marine Harracks, Washington, D. C, 1855-6; receiving-ship Pennsylvania^
Norfolk, Va., 1857 ; commissioned as Captain, February 18th, 1857 ; steam-
frigate Merriujack, Pacific Squadron, 1858-60; commissioned as Major, and
appointed Quartermaster of Marine Corps, 1861; headquarters, Washington,
D. C, 1861-9.



MAJOR AUGUSTUS S. NICHOLSON, INSPECTOR.

Born in New York. Appointed from New York ; commissioned as Second
Lieutenant, March 16th, 1827; on duty with the army in Mexico, 1847-8;
brevetted for bravery in action, September 13th, 1847 ; razee Independence,
Mediterranean Squadron, 1849-51 ; Marine Barracks, Washington, D. C,
1852; frigate St. Lawrence, Pacific Squadron, 1858 ; sloop Germantown, Brazil
Squadron, 1854-6; commissioned as First Lieutenant, March 14th, 1856;
Marine Barracks, Washington, D. C, 1857 ; receiving-ship Pennsylvania, Nor-
folk, Va., 1858; stea-m-frigate Saranac, Pacific Squadron, 1859-60; commis-
sioned as Major, and appointed Adjutant and Inspector of the Marine Corps,
1861 ; headquarters, Washington, D. C, 1861-9.



MAJOR JOHN C. CASH, PAYMASTER. '

Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed from Pennsylvania ; commissioned as
Second Lieutenant, March 14th, 1845; frigate Columbus, East India Squadron,
1846-8; Marine Barracks, Washington, D. C, 1849-50; frigate Raritan,
Pacific Squadron, 1850-2 ; commissioned as First Lieutenant, September 21st,
1852; Murine Barracks, Navy Yard, Washington, D. C, 1853-5; sloop Sara-
toga, Home Squadron, 1855-6; Marine Barracks, Navy Yard, Washington, D.
C., 1857; steam-frigate Saranab, Pacific Squadron, 1857-8; frigate Sabine,
Home Squadron, 1859-60 ; commissioned as Captain, 1861 ; commissioned as
Major and apnointed Paymaster of the Marine Corps, 1862; headquarters,
Washington, D. C, 1862-9.



CAPTAIN WM. A. T. MADDOX, ASSISTANT-QUARTERMASTER.

Born in Maryland. Appointed from Maryland; commissioned as Second
Lieutenant, March .14th, 1837; Marine Barracks, Philadelphia, 1839-40; frigate
Delaware, Brazil Squadron, 1841-4; headquarters, Washington, D. C, 1845;
sloop Cyane, Pacific Squadron, during war with Mexico; brevetted Captain, for
gallant and meritorious service, 1847 ; Marine Barracks, Washington, D. C,
1849-50; receiving-ship North Carolina, 1851 ; Marine Barracks, Washington,
D. C, 1852-3 ; steamer Michigan, on the lakes, 1853-5 ; Marine Barracks,
Philadelphia, 1856 ; commissioned as Captain and appointed Quartermaster of
the Marine Corps, 1857; stationed at Philadelphia, from 1857 to 1869.
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242 MARINE COEPS.

CAPTAIN JAMES WILEY, ASSISTANT-QUAKTERMASTER.

Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed from Indiana; commissioned as Second
Lieutenant, June 9th, 1847 ; frigate Brandywine, Brazil Squadron, 1847-9 ;
frigate Constitution, Mediterranean Squadron, 1849-50 ; Marine Barracks,
Brooklyn, N. Y., 1851; steam-frigate Saranac, Home Squadron, 1851-2;
Marine Barracks, Brooklyn, N. Y., 1852 ; sloop St. Marys, Pacific Squadron,
1853-6; commissioned as First Lieutenant, September 27tli, 1856; Marine
Barracks, Philadelphia, 1857-8; steam-frigate Wabash, Mediterranean Squad-
ron, 1858-9 ; steam-frigate Wabash, Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1861 ; battle
of Port lloyal, etc. ; commissioned as Captain, and appointed Assistant-Quarter-
master of the Marine Corps, 1861 ; Marine Barracks, Brooklyn, N. Y., 1862-3 ;
San Francisco, Cal., 1863-7 ; New York, 1868.



OFFICERS OF THE LINE.



COLONEL MATTHEW R. KINTZING.

Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed from Pennsylvania; commissioned as
Second Lieutenant, September 8th, 1841 ; sloop Vincennes, Home Squadron,
1841^ ; Marine Barracks, Philadelphia, 1845-6 ; sloop Grermantown, Home
Squadron,during the war with Mexico; commissioned as First Lieutenant, July
16th, 1847; Marine Barracks, Philadelphia, 1849-50; sloop Saratoga, East
India Squadron, 1850-3 ; Marine Barracks, Philadelphia, 1854-6 ; Marine Bar-
racks, Charlestown, Massachusetts, 1856-7 ; sloop Cumberland, Coast of Africa,
1857-9; commissioned as Captain, August 1st, 1860; steam-frigate Eoanoke,
Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1861; Mare Island, Cal., 1864-7 ; Marine Bar-
racks, recruiting service, Philadelphia, 1862 ; Marine Barracks, Cairo, Illinois,
1863-4; commissioned as Lieutenant-Colonel, June 10th, 1864; Marine Bar-
racks, Philadelphia, 1867-9; commissioned as Colonel, December 5th, 1867.



LIEUTENANT-COLONEL JAMES H. JONES.

Born in Delaware. Appointed from Delaware; commissioned as Second
Lieutenant, March 2d, 1847; Marine Barracks, Philadelphia, 1848; frigate
Rantan, Home Squadron, 1849-50 ; steam-sloop Saranac, Home Squadron, 1851 ;
Marine Barracks, Philadelphia, 1852; sloop Macedonian, East India Squadron,
1852-4, and frigate Powhatan, East-India Squadron, 1855-6 ; commissioned as
First Lieutenant, September 1st, 1853; receiving-ship Ohio, 1857-8; Marine
Barracks, Washington, D. C, 1859; sloop Macedonian, Mediterranean Squad-
ron, 1859-60 ; commissioned as Captain, May 7th, 1861 ; was present at the
battle of Bull Run ; Marine Barracks, Washington, D. C, 1861 ; steam-sloop
Lancaster, Pacific Squadron, 1862-3; Marine Barracks, Navy Yard, Washin<r-
ton, D. C, 1864; commissioned as Lieutenant-Colonel, June 10th, ISol-
Marine Barracks, Portsmouth, N. H., 1866-8; Marine Barracks, Mare Island'
California, 1868-9.



MAKINE CORPS. 243

LIEUTENANT-COLONEL CHARLES G. MoCAULEY. -

Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed from Louisiana ; commissioned as Second
Lieutenant, March 3d, 1847 j with the army in Mexico, during the war; bre-
vetted First Lieutenant for gallantry in action, 1847 ; frigate Cumberland, Medi-
terranean Squadron, 1849-51 ; razee Independence, Mediterranean Squadron,
1851-2; Marine Barracks, Philadelphia, 1853; steamer Princeton, Home
Squadron, 1854-5 ; commissioned as First Lieutenant, January 2d, 1855 ; Ma- .
rine Barracks, Washington, D. C, 1856 ; Marine Barracks, Charlestown, Mas-
sachusetts, 1857; sloop Jamestown, Home Squadron, 1858-60; sloop Macedo-
nian, Atlantic Coast, 1861; brevetted Major for gallant and meritorious conduct;
commissioned as Captain, July 26th, 1861 ; Marine Barracks, Gosport, Va., 1862 ;
Marine Barracks, Washington, D. C, 1863 ; Marine Barracks, Philadelphia,
1864 ; commissioned as Major, June 10th, 1864; recruiting rendezvous, Phila-
delphia, 1865; Marine Barracks, Charlestown, Massachusetts, 1865-9; commis-
sioned as Lieutenant-Colonel, December 5th, 1867.



MAJOR THOMAS Y. FIELD.

Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed from Pennsylvania; commissioned as
Second Lieutenant, March 3d, 1847 ; with the army in Mexico during the war ;
brevetted First Lieutenant for gallant and meritorious conduct ; frigate Raritan,
Pacific Squadron, 1850— 3; Marine Barracks, Philadelphia, 1854-5 ; promoted
to First Lieutenant, October 15th, 1854 ; sloop Constellation, Mediterranean
Squadron, 1854-5 ; Marine Barracks, Charlestown, Mass., 1856-7 ; sloop St.
Marys, Pacific Squadron, 1858-9 ; steam-sloop Saranac, Pacific Squadron, 1861 ;
commissioned as Captain, May 30th, 1861 ; Marine Barracks, Philadelphia,
1862-3; Marine Barracks, Gosport, Va., 1864; commissioned as Major, June
10th, 1864 ; Marine Barracks, Navy Yard, Washington, D. C, 1865 ; Marine
Barracks, Philadelphia, 1866-7; Marine Barracks, Gosport, Va., 1868-9.



MAJOR GEORGE R. GRAHAM.

Born in District of Columbia. Appointed from District of Columbia ; com-
missioned as Second Lieutenant, July 27th, 1847 ; Marine Barracks, Washing-
ton, D. C, 1847-8 ; Marine Barracks, Philadelphia, 1848-50 ; sloop St. Marys,
Pacific Squadron, 1850-2; Marine Barracks, Washington, D. C, 1853-5; sloop
Cyaue, Home Squadron, 1855-8; commissioned as First Lieutenant, October
22d, 1856; Marine Barracks, Washington, D. C, 1859; steam-sloop IJrooklyn,
Home Squadron, 1859-GO; commissioned as Captain, July 26th, 1861; steam-
sloop Brooklyn, Blockading Squadron, 1861 ; headquarters, Washington, D. C,
1862 ; steam-frigate Colorado, West Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1862-4 ; com-
missioned as Major, June 21st, 1864; headquarters, Washington, D. C., 1865-8;
recruiting rendezvous, Washington, D. C., 1869.



244 MABINE C0KP3.

MAJOK JOHN L. BROOME.



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BouN in New York, Appointed from New York ; commissioned as. Second
Lieutenant, January 12th, 1848; sloop Marion, East India Squadron, 1849-52
Marine Barracks, Brooklyn, N. Y., 1853-4; sloop Jotn Adams, Pacific Squad-
ron 1854-5; Marine Barracks, PhiladelpMa, 1856-7 ; commissioned as First
Lieutenant, September 28th, 1857; sloop John Adams, Pacific Squadron
1857-8 • receiving-ship Pennsylvania, Norfolk, Va., 1859 ; sloop Portsmouth
Coast of Africa, 1859-60 ; steam-sloop Powhatan, "West Gulf Blockading Squad-
ron, 18G1 ; commissioned as Captain, July 26th, 1861 ; steam-sloop Hartford
fla^'-ship West Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1862-3; participated in all the
important battles, including New Orleans, of Farragut's Squaidron in 1862-3
received the brevets of Major and Lieutenant-Colonel for gallant and merito-
rious conduct; Marine Barracks, Portsmouth, N. H., 1864. Commissioned as
Major, September 8th, 1864; Marine Barracks, Mound City, Illinois, 1864-5 ;
Marine Barracks, Gosport, Va., 1865-7 ; Marine Barracks, Brooklyn, N. Y.,
18G8-9.



MAJOR JAMES LEWIS.

BoKN in Pennsylvania. Appointed from Pennsylvania; commissioned as
Second Lieutenant, September 25th, 1855; Marine Barracks, Philadelphia,
1856 ; steam-frigate Wabash, Home Squadron, 1856-8 ; Marine Barracks,
Brooklyn, N. Y., 1859; Marine Barracks, Philadelphia, 1859-69; frigate St.
Lawrence, Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1861 ; commissioned as Captain, July
26th, 1861 ; steam-frigate Wabash, flag-ship South Atlantic Blockading Squad-
ron, 1862-3 ; rendezvous, Philadelphia, 1864-6 ; Marine Barracks, Navy Yard,
Philadelphia, 1867 ; Marine Barracks, Portsmouth, N. H., 1868-9; commis-
sioned as Major, 1869.



CAP TAI N S



CAPTAIN CLEMENT D. HEBB.



Born in Virginia. Appointed from California; commissioned aa Second
Lieutenant, March 14th, 1856; sloop Falm«uth, Brazil Squadron, 1856-9;
commissioned as First Lieutenant, 1861 ; frigate Santee, West Gulf Blockading
Squadron, 1861-2 ; commissioned as Captain, July 26th, 1861 ; Marine Bar-
racks, Gosport, Va., 1863 ; Marine Barracks, Brooklyn, N. T., 1864 ; Marine
Barracks, Navy Yard, Washington, D. C, 1865; steam-frigate Colorado, flag-
ship European Squadron, 1866-7 ; Marine Barracks, Navy Yard, Washington,
1868; Naval Station, Mound City, 111., 1868; Marine Barracks, Navy Yard,
Washington, 1869 ; at present, on duty at Marine Barracks, Naval Station, Pen-
saoola, Florida.



MARINE CORPS. 245

CAPTAIN PHILIP K. FENDALL.

Born in District of Columbia. Appointed from California ; commissioned as
Second Lieutenant, October I7th, 1857 ; Marine Barracks, Washington, D. C,
1858 ; steam-frigate Merrimack, Pacific Squadron, 1858-60 ; commissioned as
First Lieutenant, 1861 ; steam-sloop Susquehanna, South Atlantic Blockading
Squadron, 1861, and West Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1862-3 ; battle of Port
Royal, etc.; commissioned as Captain, July 26th, 1861 ; Marine Barracks,
Mare Island, California, 18G3-5; headquarters, Washington, D. C, 18G6;
Marine Barracks, Gosport, Va., 1866-7; steam-sloop Guerriere, flag-ship South
Atlantic Squadron, 1867-9.



CAPTAIN JOHN SCHERMERHORN.

Born in New York. Appointed from Indiana ; commissioned as Second Lieu-
tenant, January 10th, 1858 ; steamer Memphis, Brazil Squadron and Paraguay
Expedition, 1858-9; commissioned as First Lieutenant, 1861; sloop Vandalia,
Blockading Squadron, 1861 ; commissioned as Captain, November 16th, 1861 ;
Marine Barracks, Charlestown, Massachusetts, 1862; steamer San Jacinto, East
Gulf Squadron, 1862-3; steamer Minnesota, flag-ship North Atlantic Blocka-
ding Squadron, 1863-4; Marine Barracks, Charlestown, Massachusetts, 1864;
Marine Barracks, Portsmouth, N. H., 1866-7; steam-sloop Pensacola, flag-ship
North Pacific Squadron, 1868-9.



CAPTAIN CHARLES HEYWOOD. »

Born in Maine. Appointed from New York; commissioned as Second Lieu-
tenant, April 5th, 1858 ; frigate Niagara, special service, 1858 ; sloop St. Louis,
Home Squadron, 1859-60 ; commissioned as First Lieutenant, 1861 ; sloop
Cumberland, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1861-2.

Lieutenant Heywood was attached to the Cumberland when that vessel was sunk
by the rebel ram Merrimack, and was favorably mentioned in the oflScial report
of Lieutenant Morris, the commanding ofiicer of the Cumberland.

Commissioned as Captain, November 22d, 1861 ; recruiting rendezvous, New
York, 1862 ; frigate Sabine, special service, 1863 ; steam-sloop Hartford, flag-
ship Farragut's Squadron, 1864-5; battle of Blobile Bay', etc.; received brevets
of Major and Lieutenant-Colonel for distinguished gallantry in the presence of
the enemy; Marine Barracks, Navy Yard, Washington, D. C, 1866-7; steam-
frigate Franklin, flag-ship European Squadron, 1867-8; headquarters, Washing-
ton, D. C, 1869.



CAPTAIN LUCIEN L. DAWSON.

Born in Kentucky. Appointed from Texas; commissioned as Second Lieu-
tenant, January 13th, 1859; steam-sloop Hartford, East India Squadron,
1859-61 ; commissioned as First Lieutenant, 1861 ; commissioned as Captain,
November 23d, 1861; steam-sloop San Jacinto, East Gulf Squadron, 1S62; re-



246 MAKINE CORPS.

cruiting rendezvous, Philadelphia, 1863 ; steam-frigate Colorado, North Atlantic
Blockading Squadron, 1864-5; bombardment of and land assault on Eort Fisher;
brevetted Major for gallant and meritorious service; Marine Barracks, Pensa-
cola, Pla., 1865-6; Marine Barracks, Philadelphia, 1867-8; steam-frigate
Franklin, flag-ship European Squadron, 1868-9.



CAPTAIN GEORaE BUTLEE. <-

Born in District of Columbia. Appointed from Arkansas ; commis?ioned as
Second Lieutenant, February 11th, 1859 ; Mediterranean Squadron, 1859-60 ;
commissioned as First Lieutenant, July 9th, 1861 ; steam-frigate Niagara, Blocka-
ding Squadron, 1861 ; commissioned as Captain, November 4th, 18G2 ; Marine
Barracks, Charlestown, Massachusetts, 1862-4 ; steam-frigate Blinnesota, North
Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1864-5; two attacks on Fort Fisher, and land
assault on the same ; brevetted Major for bravery in action ; Marine Barracks,
Boston, Mass., 1866-7 ; steam-sloop Contoocook, flag-ship North Atlantic Squad-
ron, 1868; Marine Barracks, Portsmouth, N. H., 1869.



CAPTAIN GEORGE W. COLLIER.

Born in Maryland. Appointed from Maryland; commissio^ied as Second
Lieutenant, September 5th, 1860; steam-frigate Minnesota, Atlantic Blockading
Squadron, 1861-2; commissioned as First Lieutenant, September Itt, 1861:
Marine Barracks, Charlestown, Massachusetts, ISGl— 4; commissioned as Cap-
tain, November 4th, 1862; Marine Barracks, Brooklyn, New York, 1864-7
steam-sloop Piscataqua, flag-ship Asiatic Squadron, 1S67-9.



CAPTAIN GEORGE P. HOUSTON.

Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed from Pennsylvania; commissioned as
Second Lieutenant, October 23d, 1860 ; sloopJamestown, 1860-2 ; commissioned
as First Lieutenant, September 1st, 1861; steam-sloop Wachusett, West India
Squadron, 1862-3; Marine Barracks, Navy Yard, Pensacola, 1863; commis-
sioned as Captain, February 6th, 1864; steam-sloop Brooklyn, West Gulf
Blockading Squadron, 1864; battle of Mobile Bay, etc.; brevetted Major, for
gallant and meritorious services ; steam-sloop Brooklyn, North Atlantic Block-
ading Squadron, 1864-5 ; recruiting rendezvous, Philadelphia, 1866-7 ; stcam-
frigate Minnesota, special cruise, 1867-8 ; Marine Barracks, Brooklyn, New
York, 1868-9.



MARINE CORPS. 247

CAPTAIN JAMES FORNEY.

Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed from Pennsylvania; commissioned ns
Second Lieutenant, March 1st, 1861; steam-frigate lloanoke, Atlantic Blockad-
ing Squadron, 1861; commissioned as First Lieutenant, Septem?jer 1st, 1861 ;
steam-sloop Brooklyn, West Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1862-8 ; battlesof New
Orleans, Port Hudson, Vicksburg, ram Arkansas, etc. Lieutenant Forney,
while attached to West Gulf Blockading Squadron, was handsomely mentioucd
ia the official reports of the different battles in -which he took part, and was
brevetted Captain for gallant and meritorious service. Commissioned as Captain,
April 23d, 1864 ; Marine Barracks, Philadelphia, 1864-5 ; steam-sloop Hartford,
flag-ship Asiatic Squadron, 1865-8 ; brevetted Blajor, for gallant conduct in
the affair at Formosa, in 1867 ; Marine Barracks, Philadelphia, 1869.



CAPTAIN McLANB TILTON.

Born in Maryland. Appointed from Maryland; commissioned as Second
Lieutenant, March 2d, 1861 ; steam-frigate Colorado, West Gulf Blockading
Squadron, 1861 ; commissioned as ' First Lieutenant, September 1st, 1861 ;
Marine Barracks, Pensacola, Fla., 1862-3 ; Marine Barracks, Washington, D.
C, 1864-5; commissioned as Captain, June 10th, 1864; commanding Marine
Guard, at Naval Academy, 1866-9.



CAPTAIN JOHN H. HIGBEE.

Born in New York. Appointed from New York ; commissioned as Second
Lieutenant, March 9th, 1861 ; sloop Vincennes, West Gulf Blockading Squad-
ron, 1861-2; commissioned as First Lieutenant, September 1st, 1861 ; steam-
sloop Hartford, flag-ship West Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1862-3 ; brevetted
Captain for gallantry in battle. May 25th, 1863 ; Marine Barracks, Brooklyn,
New York, 1864; commissioned as Captain, June 10th, 1864; Marine Bar-
racks, Gosport, Va., 1865; Marine Barracks, Brooklyn, New York, 1866 ; re-
cruiting rendezvous, New York, 1867; Marine Barracks, Portsmouth, N. H.,
1868-9.



CAPTAIN FRANK MUNROE.

Born in District of Columbia. Appointed from District of Columbia ; com-
missioned as Second Lieutenant, June 5th, 1861'; Marine Barracks, Washington,
D. C. ; commissioned as First Lieutenant, September 1st, 1861 ; Marine Barracks,
Gosport, Va., 1862 ; Marine Barracks, Cairo, Illinois, 1863 ; iron-clad Roanoke,
North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1863-4; commissioned as Captain, June
10th, 1864 ; Marine Barracks, Washington, D. C, 1865 ; steam-sloop Powhatan,
flag-ship South Atlantic Squadron, 1865-7; Headquarters, Washington, D. C,
1868; Marine Barracks, Pensacola, Fla., 1869.



248 MAEINE CORPS.

CAPTAIN EOBEET W. HUNTINGTON.

Born in Conneoticut. Appointed from Connecticut ; commissioned as Second
Lieutenant, June 5tli, 1861; Marine Barracks, Washington, D. C, 1861 ; was
attached to Marine Battalion at battle of Bull Run ; commissioned as First Lieu-
tenant, September 1st, 1861 ; served in Marine Battalion, co-operating with
South Atlantic Squadron, 1861-2; sloop Jamestown, East India Squadron,
1SG2-5; commissioned as Captain, June 21st, 1864; Marine Barracks, Brook-
lyu, New York, 1866; Marine Barracks, Portsmouth, N. H., 1866-7; Marine
Barracks, Gosport, Va., 1867; headquarters, "Washington, D. C, 1867-8;
Marine Barracks, Boston, Massachusetts, 1868-9; at present, attached to steam-
sloop Lancaster, flag-ship South Atlantic Squadron.



CAPTAIN JOSEPH P. BAKER.

Born in Illinois. Appointed from Illinois ; commissioned as Second Lieu-
tenant, June 5th, 1861 ; sloop Congress, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron,
1861-2; engagement with rebel ram Merrimack, March 8th, 1862.

By his gallant bearing in the action with the Merrimack, Lieutenant Baker won
honorable mention in the official report of the affair; commissioned as First
Lieutenant, September 1st, 1861 ; Marine Barracks, Washington, D. C, 1862-3;
steam-frigate Niagara, special service, 1864-5 ; commissioned as Captain, June
22d, 1864; Marine Barracks, Philadelphia, 1866; headquarters, Washington,
D. C, 1867 ; Marine Barracks, Brooklyn, New York, 1867-8; Marine Barracks,
Boston, Massachusetts, 1868; steam-sloop Severn, flag-ship North Atlantic
Squadron, 1869.



CAPTAIN WILLIAM H. PARKER.

Born in New York. Appointed from Wisconsin ; commissioned as Second
Lieutenant, June 5th, 1861 ; Marine Barracks, Washiiigton, D. C, 1861 ; com-
missioned as First Lieutenant, September 1st, 1861 ; Marine Barracks, Brook-
lyn, New York, 1862; steamer Vanderbilt, special cruise, 1863^; commis-
sioned as Captain, December 8th, 18G4 ; North Atlantic Blockading Squadron,
1861-5 ; two attacks on Fort Fisher, and land assaults on the same ; brevetted
Major for gallant and meritorious conduct; Marine Barracks, Mound City,
Illinois, 1866-7 ; steam-sloop Powhatan, flag-ship South Pacific Squadjon,
1868—9.



CAPTAIN JOHN H. GRIMES.

Born in New York. Appointed from Iowa ; commissioDed as Second Lieu-
tenant, June 5th, 1861 ; Marine Barracks, Washington, D. C, 1861 ; commis-



MARINE CORPS. 249

sioned as First Lieutenant, September 1st, 1861 ; Marine Barracks, Gosport,
Va., 1862-3 j steam-sloop Saranac, Pacific Squadron, 1863-6 ; commissioned
as Captain, August 13th, 1865; Marine Barracks, Mare Island, Calii'ornia,



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