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Commissioned as Commodore, July 25th, 1866 ; Navy Yard, Boston, 1866 ;
appointed Superintendent Naval Observatory, 1867.



COMMODOKB CHARLES STEEDMAN.

Born in South Carolina, September 24th, 1811. Appointed Midshipman
from South Carolina, April 1st, 1828 ; attached to Naval Station, New York,



36 COMMODORES.

1830 ; Naval Station, Norfolk, 1833 ; promoted to Passed Midshipman, Janu-
ary 14th, 1834 ; schooner Grampus, West India Squadron, 1834-5 ; frigate
Constitution, Mediterranean Squadron, 1836-8 ; sloop-of-war Macedonian, West
India Squadron, 1840. Commissioned as Lieutenant, February 25th, 1841 ;
sick leave, 1843 ; sloop St. Marys, Home Squadron, 1845-7 ; commanded
a gun in Naval Battery at the bombardment of Vera Cruz ; frigate Cumber-
land, Mediterranean Squadron, 1848-51 ; Naval Observatory, 1853-5. _ Com-
missioned as Commander, September 14th, 1855; special duty, Washington,
1857-8 ; commanding brig Dolphin, Paraguay Expedition, 1859-60 ; Light-
house Inspector, 1861 ; commanded Bienville, at the battle of Port Royal,
South Carolina, November 7th, 1861 ; with the Paul Jones and other gunboats
under his command engaged Fort McAllister, on the Ogeeohee river, in
August. 1862; on the 17th of September, 1862, engaged and silenced the bat-
teries of St. John's Bluff, on St. John's river, Florida; on the 30th of Septeni-
ber following, with the same command, co-operated with General Bannon in
the capture of the same batteries, and with the naval force under his command
opened and held the St. John's river to Lake Beaufort. Commissioned as Cap-
tain, September 13th, 1862 ; commanded the sloop-of-war Ticonderoga in the
two attacks upon Fort Fisher, December 1864, and January, 1865. Commis-
sioned as Commodore, July 25th, 1866, commanding sloop-of-war Ticonderoga,
European Squadron, 1866-7 ; special duty, Philadelphia, 1868-9.



COBIMODORE JAMES ALDEN.

Born in Maine. Appointed Midshipman from same State, lat April, 1828;
attached to Naval Station, Boston, Massachusetts, 1829-30-31 ; sloop-of-war
John Adams, Mediterranean Squadron, 1832-33. Promoted to Passed Midship-
man, June 14th, 1834; Navy Yard, Boston, 1835; Exploring Expedition,
1839-42. Commissioned as Lieutenant, February 25th, 1841 ; Naval Station,
Boston, 1843 ; frigate Constitution, East India Squadron, 1845 ; Home Squad-
ron during Mexican war ; present at Vera Cruz, Tuspan, and Tobasco ; Naval
Station, Boston, 1847 ; Coast Survey, 1848-1860. Commissioned as Commander,
September 14th, 1855; commanding steamer South Carolina in the early part
of 1861 ; commanding steam-sloop Richmond at passage of Forts Jackson and
St. Philip, and engagement with Chalmette batteries and defences of New Or-
leans ; passage of the Vioksburg batteries twice ; Port Hudson, 1862-63. Com-
missioned as Captain, January 2d, 1863, commanding the steam-sloop Brooklyn
in the action with Forts Morgan and Gaines and rebel gunboats in Mobile Bay ;
commanded the Brooklyn in the two attacks upon Fort Fisher. Captain Alden
participated and took a prominent part in nearly all the great naval battles of
the war, and in every instance was handsomely mentioned in the official report.
Pie has probably seen more hard fighting than any other officer of his grade.
Commissioned as Commodore, July 25th, 1866 ; commanding steam-sloop Sus-
quehanna, special service, 1867 ; commanding steam-frigate Minnesota, special
service, 1867-68 ; Commandant Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 1868-69.
In April, 3869, Commodore Alden was appointed Chief of the Bureau of Navi-
gation and Detail, Navy Department.



COMMODOEES. 37

COMMODORE ALFRED TAYLOR.

Born in Virginia, May 23d, 1812. Appointed Midshipman, from same
State, January 1st, 1825; ship-of-the-line North Carolina, Mediterranean
Squadron, 1826-9 ; sloop-of-war Vincennes, Pacific Squadron, 1830-32 ; pro-
moted to Passed Midshipman, June 4th, 1831 ; Navy Yard, Portsmouth, New
Hampshire, 1833; Navy Yard, Boston, 1834; sloop Erie, Brazil Squadron,
1835-6.

Commissioned as Lieutenant, February 9th, 1837; sloop Cyane, Mediter-
ranean Squadron, 1840-42; Navy Yard, Washington, 1843; sloop Boston,
Brazil Squadron, 1845-6 ; attached to frigate Cumberland, Home Squadron,
duripg Mexican war ; Navy Yard, Washington, 1848-51 ; steam-sloop Missis-
sippi, East India Squadron, 1853-5 ; commissioned as Commander, September
14, 1855.

Commanding rendezvous, New York, 1856-8.

Commanding sloop Saratoga, 1861.

Commissioned as Captain, July 16th, 1862.

Navy Yard, Boston, 1862-5; commanding Flag-ship Susquehanna, Brazil
Squadron, 1866; commissioned as Commodore, September, 27th, 1866; Light-
house Inspector, 1868-9.



COMMODORE SIMON B. BISSELL.

Born in Vermont, October 28. Appointed Midshipman from New Hamp-
shire, November 6th, 1824 ; sloop-of-war Vincennes, Pacific Squadron, 1826-29 ;
Pensacola Navy Yard, 1830 ; promoted to Passed Midshipman, June 4th, 1831 ;
frigate United States, Mediterranean Squadron, 1838-4; frigate Delaware,
same Squadron, 1835-6 ; receiving-ship at Boston, 1837.

Commissioned as Lieutenant, December 9th, 1837; steamship Fulton, Atlantic
coast, 1840 ; steamer Missouri, Home Squadron, 1843 ; sloop Albany, Home
Squadron, during the war with Mexico ; present at the siege of Vera Cruz ;
stationed at the Naval Battery; unemployed from 1848-58.

Commissioned as Commander, September 14th, 1855 ; commanding receiving
ship Mare Island, California, 1860 ; commanding sloop Cyane, Pacific Squadron,
1861-62.

Commissioned Captain, July 16th, 1862; Navy Yard, Mare Island, Califor-
nia, 1863-64.

Commissioned as Commodore, October 10th, 1866.

Commanding sloop-of-war Monongahela, N. A. Squadron, 1866-7 ; special
service, 1869.



COMMODORE JOHN R. GOLDSBOROUGH.

Born in District of Columbia. Appointed Midshipman from District of
Columbia, November 6th, 1824 ; attached to ship-of-the-line, North Carolina,
Mediterranean Squadron, 1829 ; promoted to Passed Midshipman, April 28th,
1832 ; sloop Ontario, Brazil Squadron, 1834 ; sloop Natchez, Brazil Squadron, ,
1835; sloop Erie, Brazil Squadron, 1836.



38 COMMODOEES.

Commissioned as Lieutenant, Sept. 6tli, 1837 ; attached to ship-of-the-Iine
North Carolina, Pacific Squadron, 1837 ; waiting orders, 1840 ; frigate Colum-
bus, Mediterranean Squadron, 1843 ; coast s-urvey, 1845-50 ; sloop Saratoga,
East India Squadron, 1851-4 ; commissioned as Commander, Sept. 14th, 1855
commanding rendezvous, Philadelphia, 1856-8; waiting orders, 1859-60 ; com^
manding steamer Union, 1861; commissioned as Captain, July 16th, 1862
commanding steamer Florida, South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1862; com^
manding steam frigate Colorado, Western Grulf Blockading Squadron, 1863
ordnance duty, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1864^5; commanding steam sloop
Shenandoah, East India Squadron, 1866-8; commissioned as Commodore, April
13th, 1867; ordnance duty, Navy Yard, Philadelphia, 1868-9.



COMMODOKE THEODORE P. GREENE.

Born in Vermont, July 4th, 1810. Appointed Midshipman from Vermont,
November 1st, 1826; attached to Naval Station, Boston, 1827-29; sloop War-
ren, Mediterranean Squadron, 1830-32 ; promoted to Passed Midshipman, 1832 ;
sloop Vincennes, Pacific Squadron, 1834-36. Commissioned as Lieutenant,
December 20th, 1837 ; razee Independence, Brazil Squadron, 1840 ; frigate
Congress, Pacific Squadron, ] 846; frigate Congress, East India Squadron, 1847 ;
sloop Cyane, Home Squadron, 1852-53 ; Navy Yard, Boston, 1854-56. Com-
missioned as Commander, Sept. 14tli, 1855 ; Light-house Inspector, 1858-60 ;
Navy Yard, Mare Island, California, 1861-62. Commissioned as Captain,
July 16th, 1862 ; commanding steam-sloop Richmond, Western Gulf Squadron,
1865; ordnance duty, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1866; commanding steam-
sloop Powhattan, Pacific Squadron, 1867. Commissioned as Commodore, July
24th, 1867 ; Commandant Navy Yard, Pensacola, Florida, 1868-69.



COMMODORE JOSEPH F. GREEN.

Born in Maine, November 24th, 1811. Appointed Midshipman, from same
State, November 1st, 1827 ; attached to sloop-of-war Vandalia, Brazil Squadron,
1830 ; Naval School, Norfolk, 1833 ; promoted to Passed Midshipman, June
10th, 1833 ; frigate Potomac, Mediterranean Squadron, 1835-6-7 ; commis-
sioned as Lieutenant, February 28th, 1838; sloop Erie, West India Squadron,
1840 ; frigate Columbus, Brazil Squadron, 1843-5 ; rendezvous, Boston, 1846;
ship-of-the-line Ohio, Pacific Squadron, during all of the Mexican war. Lieu-
tenant Green took part in all of the important actions on the Pacific Coast.
He remained in the Ohio until 1850; Navy Yard, Boston, 1851-2; ordnance
duty, 1853-4 ; Naval Academy, 1855-8 ; commissioned as Commander, Sep-
tember 14th, 1855; waiting orders, 1859-60; ordnance duty, 1861; commis-
sioned as Captain, July 16th, 1862 ; commanding steam-sloop Canandaigua,
South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1862-4; participated in the bombard-
ment of Fort Wagner; ordnance duty, Boston Navy Yard, 1866-8; commis-
sioned as Commodore, July, 24th, 1867; special duty, 1869.



COMMODORES. 39

COMMODORE AUGUSTUS L. CASE.

Born in New York. Appointed Midshipman from the same State, April
Ist^ 1828 ; attaclied to frigate Nelson, Brazil Squadron, 1830-32 ; sloop-of-war
St. Louis, West Indies, 1833; on leave, 1831-36; bark Pioneer, 1837; Ex-
ploring Expedition, 1840; commissioned as Lieutenant, February 25th, 1841 ;
frigate Brandywine, East India Squadron, 1845; waiting orders, 1846; sloop-
of-"war Germantown, Home Squadron, 1847.

After Commodore Case had taken possession of Laguna, he was despatched
in a "Bungo," with one of the brig Porpoise's 42-pounder cannonades mounted
on the bow, with Midshipman P. K. Murray, and twenty-five men, up the
Palisade River to the town of the same name, which he captured and held for
a fortnight against a large body of cavalry, which almost daily threatened an
attack. Lieutenant Case was present at Vera Cruz and capture of Tobasco
during the war with Mexico.

Sloop Vincennes, Pacific Squadron, 1848-51; commanding sloop Warren,
1852-53 ; Light-house Inspector, 1854-5-6-7 ; commissioned as Commander,
September 14th, 1855; waiting orders, 1858; commanding steamer Caledonia,
Brazil Squadron, and Paraguay Expedition, 1859 ; waiting orders, 1860; com-
manding steam-frigate Minnesota, 1861-2; engaged Forts Clarke and Hatteras,
August 28th and 29th, 1861 ; took part in the battle of Roanoke Island, Feb-
ruary 7th and 8th, 18G2; commanding steam-sloop Iroquois, N. A. B. Squad-
ron, 1863.

Commodore Case had charge nf the blockade of New Inlet, N. C, and was
engaged in cutting out steamer Kate from under the batteries at New Inlet.
In this exploit he was aided by steamer James Adger, Commander T. H.
Patterson, and Mt. Vernon, Acting Volunteer Lieutenant James Strathan.

Commissioned as Captain, January 2d, 1863; special duty, Washington,
D. C., 1863-4; Navy Yard, New York, 1865; Fleet Captain European Squad-
ron, 1866-7-8 ; Light-house Inspector, 1868 ; commissioned as Commodore,
December 8, 1867 ; at present. Light-house Inspector.



COMMODORE ALEXANDER M. PENNOCK.

Born in Virginia. Appointed from Tennessee, April 1st, 1828 ; frigate
Guerriere, Pacific Squadron, 1829-30; receiving-ship, Norfolk, 1833; sloop
Natchez, Brazil Squadron, 1834; promoted to Passed Midshipman, June 14th,
1834, and ordered to frigate Potomac, Mediterranean Squadron; frigate Colum-
bia, East India Squadron, 1839; promoted to Lieutenant, March 25th, 1839 ;
sloop Decatur, Brazil Squadron, 1843; Navy Yard, Norfolk, 1846; store-ship
Supply, 1848; sloop Marion, East India Squadron, 1850-2; Light-house In-
spector, 1853-6; commissioned as Commander, December 15th, 1855; special
duty, connected with steam frigate Niagara, 1857 _; commanding steamer South-
ern Star, Brazil Squadron, and Paraguay Expedition, 1859-60; Light-house In-
spector, 1861.

In 1862, Commander Pennock was ordered to duty as Fleet Captain of the
Mississppi Squadron, where he remained until the fall of 1864, gaining a repu-
tation for executive ability of the highest order.

Commissioned as Captain, Jan. 2d, 1863 ; Navy Yard, New York, 1866-67 ;
commanding frigate Franklin, flag-ship European Squadron, 1868; commis-
sioned as Commodore, May 6th, 18'68 ; in charge European Squadron, 1869.



40 COJIMODOEES.

COMMODORE JOHN L. WOEDEN.

BoEN in New York, March 12tli, 1818. Appointed from New York, January
12fh, 1835 ; sloop Erie, Brazil Squadron, 1836-37 ; NavarSchool, Philadelphia,
1840 ; promoted to Passed Jlidshipman, July 16th, 1840 ; store-ship Fielief,
Pacific Squadron, 1843; special duty, 1845; Naval Observatory, 1846; store-
ship Southampton, Pacific Squadron, 1846-7 ; commissioned as Lieutenant,
November 30th, 1846 ; frigate Ohio, Pacific Squadron, 1848-50 ; Naval Ob-
servatory, Washington, 1851-52; frigate Cumberland, Mediterranean Squad-
ron, 1853-55 ; Naval Observatory, Washington, 1856 ; Navy Yard, New York,
1857-58 ; sloop Savannah, Home Squadron, 1859 ; Home Squadron, 1860.
Commanded iron-clad "Monitor" in her engagement with rebel iron-clad
" Merrimac," in Hampton Roads, March 9th, 1862. On 8th of March, 1862,
the Merrimac came down from Norfolk, and engaged the Congress' and Cum-
berland, then lying off Newport News, and after a brief action destroyed those
vessels. The 5lerrimac then steamed up the Elizabeth river, and it was feared
that on the following day the steam frigates Minnesota and Roanoke, then lying
in Hampton Roads, would share the fate of the Cumberland. At this juncture
of affairs the Monitor arrived, and when the Merrimac steamed into the Roads
on the 9th, it was to find an adversary of different metal from that of the ships
so easily destroyed the day before. At 8.45 A. M., the Monitor opened fire on
the Merrimac, and continued the action until 12.15 P. M., when the Merrimac
retreated to Sewell's Point. During the action Captain Worden was injured in
the eyes, by the explosion of a shell from the Merrimac upon the outside of the
eye-hole of the pilot-house exactly opposite his eye.

Commifsioned as Commander, July 12th, 1862 ; commanding iron-clad
steamer Montauk, South Atlantic Blockading Squadron; commanded the iron-
clad Montauk in the blockading fleet in Ossabaw Sound, and engaged Fort
McAllister on the Ogeechee river, January 27th, 1863, and again, February
1st, 1863 ; attacked and destroyed the rebel privateer Nashville under the guns
of Fort McAllister, on the 28th of February, 1863 ; commanded the Montauk
in the attack made by Admiral Du Pont, with the iron-clad fleet, on the defences
of Cha-leston, on the 7th of April, 1863 ; commissioned as Captain, February
od, looo.

Captain Worden was promoted out of the line as a reward for distinguished
gallantry in the engagement with the Merrimack, and in other battles in which
he had taken part.

Special duty. New York, 1864-66 ; commanded the steam-sloop Pensacola,
North Pacific Squadron, 1867 ; special duty, 1868 ; commissioned as Commo-
dore, May 27th, 1868. At present. Superintendent Naval Academy, at Anna-
polis.



COMMODORE GEORGE F. EMMONS.

Born in Vermont, August 23d, 1811. Appointed from Vermont, April 1st,
1828; Naval School, New York, 1829-30; serving in frigate Brandywine,
Mediterranean Squadron, 1831-33; promoted to Passed Midshipman, June
14th, 1834; bark Consort, Coast Survey, 1837 ; Exploring Expedition, 1838-42 ;
commissioned as Lieutenant, February 25th, 1841 ; receiving-ship, Baltimore,
1843; sloop Boston, Brazil Squadron, 1845-6; ship-of-the-line Ohio, Pacific
Squadron, 1847.



COMMODOEES. 41

DuriQg the war with Mexico, employed on the Pacific side on ship and on
shore in Upper and Lower California; was sent as bearer of despatches to
General Mason in the Sierra Nevada. In several engagements with natives of
the Pacific Coast.

_ Store-ship Southampton, Pacific Squadron, 1848-50; Bureau of Construc-
tion, Navy Department, 1851-53 ; frigate Savannah, Brazil Squadron, 1854-6 ;
commissioned as Commander, January 28th, 1856 ; waiting orders, 1856-59 •
member of Light-house Board, 1861; commanding steamer Hatteras, Western
Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1862, and commanding steamer K. R. Cuyler,
same squa,dron, 18G3; captured Cedar Keys, West Coast of Florida, 1862, and
Pass Christian, Mississippi; took some twenty prizes, some of which were
burned or destroyed, among the latter the rebel ram Webb, which was fired
into on passing New Orleans, and then chased on shore and burned, and
officers and crew captured; commissioned as Captain, February 7th, 1863 •
commanding steam-sloop Lackawanna, Western Gulf Squadron, 1864-5.

Present at battle with the rebel force in the attempt to destroy the shipping
and city of New Orleans, 1865, in which both were saved and several millions of
Government property, principally through the exertions of the officers and
crew of the Lackawanna, at the time under his command.

Commanding steam-sloop Ossippee, North Pacific Squadron, 1867-68;
commissioned as Commodore, September 20th, 1868 ; at present, senior mem-
ber of Ordnance Board.



COMMODORE EDWARD MIDDLETON.

Born in South Carolina. Appointed from same State, July 1st, 1828 ;
schooner Dolphin, Pacific Squadron, 1829-30 ; sloop Vandalia, West India
Squadron, 1832-34 ; promoted to Passed Midshipman, June 14th, 1834; frigate
Constitution, Mediterranean Squadron, 1835-38 ; sloop Marion, Brazil Squad-
ron, 1839-41; commissioned as Lieutenant, February 25th, 1841 ; Mediter-
ranean Squadron, 1844-45; frigate Cumberland, Home Squadron, 1846;
steamer Princeton, 1847 ; Navy Yard, Philadelphia, 1848 ; receiving-ship, Phi-
ladelphia, 1849-50; Navy Yard, Philadelphia, 1851; receiving-ship, New
York, 1853; executive officer of sloop Decatur, Pacific Squadron, 1854-5^-56;
operating against a combination of hostile Indians of the various tribes of Wash-
ington and Oregon Territories, during the war of the winter of 1865-06 ; at-
tacks upon Seattle, Washington Territory, January 26th, 1856; commissioned
as Commander, January 26th, 1856 ; commanding sloop Decatur, 1857 ; com-
manding sloop St. Marys, Pacific Sqitadron, 1861-65 ; commissioned as Captain,
April 24th, 1863 ; special duty. New York, 1866; Navy Yard, Blare Island.
California, 1868 ; commissioned as Commodore, November 26tli, 1868 : com-
manding steam-sloop Lackawanna, Pacific Fleet, 1869.



COMMODORE GUSTAVUS H. SCOTT.

Born in Virginia, June 13th, 1812. Appointed from Virginia, August 1st,
1828; frigate Guerriere, Pacific Squadron, 1829-31; schooner Experiment,
Chesapeake Bay, 1833 j promoted to Passed Midshipman, June 14th, 1834 j



42 COMMODORES.

sloop Vandalia, West India Squadron, 1835-6; waiting orders, 1837; West
India Squadron, 1839^0; commissioned as Lieutenant^ Feb. 25th, 1841; fri-
gate Columbus, Mediterranean Squadron, 1843-44; special duty,,1845; frigate
United States, Mediterranean Squadron, 1846-47; ordnance duty, 18f8 - 49 ;
waiting orders, 1850 ; ordnance duty, 1851 ; frigate St. Lawrence, Pacific
Squadron, 1852-53 ; steamer Michigan on the Lakes, 1855-7 ; commissioned
as Commander, December 27th, 1856 ; Light-house Inspector, 1858-60 ; com-
manding steamer Keystone State, special service, 1861 ; commanding steam gun
boat Maratanza, N. A. B. Squadron, 1862-3 ; commissioned as Captain, Nov
4th, 1863 ; commanding steamer De Soto, Blockading Squadron, 1864; com,
manding steam-sloop Canandaigua, Blockading Squadron, 1865 ; commanding
steam-sloop Saranac, Pacific Squadron, 1866-7 ; member of Examining Board,
Philadelphia, 1868 ; Light-house Inspector, 1869 ; commissioned as Commodore
1869.



COMMODORE DAVID D. McDOUGAL.

BoKN in Ohio. Appointed from Ohio, April 1st, 1828; sloop Natchez,
West India Squadron, 1829-31 ; frigate Brandywine, Mediterranean Squad-
ron, 1832-35 ; promoted to Passed Midshipman, June 14th, 1884 ; Navy
Yard, New York, 1835-36 ; sloop Natchez, West India Squadron, 1837-39 ;
brig Consort, Coast Survey, 1840-43 ; commissioned as Lieutenant, February
25th, 1841; Navy Yard, New York, 1843-44; steamer Michigan, on the
lakes, 1845-46; sloop St. Marys, 1846; attached to U. S. steamer Mississippi
at the capture of Vera Cruz; brig Bainbridge, 1848-50, Coast of Africa;
steamer Michigan, on the lakes, 1852-54; commanding store-ship Warren,
1855-7 ; commissioned as Commander, January 24th, 1857 ; Navy Yard,
Mare Island, California, 1859-60 ; commanding steam-sloop Wyoming, Asiatic
Squadron, 1861-4; while in command of the Wyoming, engaged six batteries
and three vessels of war, at Simonsaki, Japan, July, 16th, 1863, sinking a brig
and exploding the boilers of a steamer, with a loss of eleven killed and wounded
on the Wyoming; commissioned as Captain, March 2,1864; commanding
Navy Yard, Mare Island, California, 1865-66 ; commanding steam-sloop Pow-
hattan, South Pacific Squadron, 1868-69 ; commissioned as Commodore, 1869.



COMMODORES ON RETIRED LIST.



COMMODORE JOHN H. AULICK.

Born in Virginia. Appointed from Maryland, November 15th, 1809 ; at-
tached to United States ship Enterprise, in the engagement with H. M. S.
Boxer, 1813; commissioned as Lieutenant, December 9Dh, 1814; frigate Bran-
dywine, Pacific Squadron, 1827-8; commissioned as Master Commandant,



COMMODORES. 43



Marchi 3d, 1831; Navy Yard, Washington, 1834; commanding sloop Vin-
cennes, 1837 ; Navy Yard, Washington, 1840 ; commissioned as Captain, Sep-
tember Sth, 1«41; Navy Yard, Washington, 1846; Ordnance duty, 1851;
commanding East India Squadron, 18^2 ; East India Squadron, 1853 ; com-
missioned as Commodore, July 16th, 1862.



COMMODOKE WILLIAM K. LATIMER.

Born in Maryland. Appointed from Maryland, November 15th, 1809 ; com-
missioned as Lieutenant, February 4th, 1815; commanding schooner Grampus,
West India Squadron, 1827-30 ; receiving-ship, Baltimore, 1833 ; commis-
sioned as Master Commandant, March 2d, 1833 ; Navy Yard, Pensacola,
1837 ; commanding steamer Poinsett, 1840 ; commissioned as Captain, July
17th, 1843; Commandant Navy Yard, Pensacola, 1846-8; commanding frigate
Cumberland, Mediterranean Squadron, 1850-1 ; special duty, 1853 ; commis-
sioned as Commodore, July 16th, 1862.



COMMODORE CHARLES BOARMAN.

Born in Maryland. Appointed from District of Columbia, June 9, 1811 ;
commissioned as Lieutenant, March 5, 1817; Mediterranean Squadron, 1829;
frigate Hudson, Brazil Squadron, 1830 ; commissioned as Commander, Febru-
ary 9th, 1837; commanding sloop Fairfield, Brazil Squadron, 1840; commissioned
as Captain, March 29th, 1844; commanding frigate Brandywine, Brazil Squad-
ron, 1850 ; Commandant New York Navy Yard, 1853-5 ; special duty, 1861-5 ;
commissioned as Commodore, July 16th, 1862.



COMMODORE WILLIAM JAMESSON.

Born in Virginia. Appointed from District of Columbia, September 1st,
1811 ; commissioned as Lieutenant, March 5th, 1817 ; rendezvous, Norfolk,
1829-30 ; sloop Boston, 1833-4 ; receiving-ship, Baltimore, 1S37 ; commissioned
as Commander, February 9th, 1837; commissioned as Captain, June 4th, 1844;
commanding frigate Cumberland, Home Squadron, 1847-8 ; commanding razee
Independence, Mediterranean Squadron, 1851-2 ; commissioned as Commodore,
July 16th, 1862.



COMMODORE JOHN H. GRAHAM.

Born in Vermont. Appointed from New York, June 18th, 1812 ; commis-
sioned as Lieutenant, March 5th, 1817 ; commissioned as Commander, Febru-
ary 28th, 1828 ; commissioned as Captain, March 7th, 1849; commissioned as
Commodore, July 16th, 1862.



44 COMMODOEES.

COMMODORE WILLIAM INMAN.

BOEN in New York. Appointed from New York, January 1st, 1812 ; com-
missioned as Lieutenant, April 1st, 1818; commissioned as Commander, May
24th, 1838; frigate Brandywine, Pacific Squadron, 1838; commanding steamer
Michigan, on the lakes, 1845 ; commissioned as Captain, June 2d, 1850 ; com-
manding steam-frigate Susquehanna, East India Squadron, 1851 ; commanding
sloop Macedonian, East India Squadron, 1852 ; commanding Squadron, Coast of
Africa, 1860-1 ; commissioned as Commodore, July 16th, 1862.



COMMODOEE STEPHEN CHAMPLIN.

BoKN in Rhode Island. Appointed from Connecticut; entered the service
as Sailing Master, May 22d, 1812, and served with credit, in the squadron on
Lake Erie, under command of Commodore Oliver H. Perry; commissioned as
Lieutenant, December 9th, 1814 ; commissioned as Commander, June 22d, 1838,
and as Captain, August 4th, 1850; commissioned as Commodore, July 16th,
1862.



COMMODORE JOHN J. YOUNG.

BoKN in New York. Appointed from New York, January 1st, 1812 ; com-
missioned as Lieutenant, March 28th, 1820 ; sloop Hornet, West India Squad-
ron, 1829 ; Superintendent, Naval Hospital, Norfolk, 1833—40 ; commissioned
as Commander, April 15th, 1840, and as Captain, August 12th, 1854 ; com-



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