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missioned as Commodore, July 16th, 1862.



COMMODORE FRANK ELLERY.

BoEN in Rhode Island. Appointed from Rhode Island, January 1st, 1812 ;
commissioned as Lieutenant, March 28th, 1820 ; sloop Cyane, Brazil Squadron,
1827; rendezvous, Boston, 1829-34; rendezvous. New York, 1837; com-
manding steamer Enterprise, 1840; commissioned as Commodore, July 16th,

1862.



COMMODORE JOSEPH R. JARVIS.

Born in Blassachusetts. Appointed from Maine, June 18th, 1812; commis-
sioned as Lieutenant, March 28th, 1820 ; frigate Constellation, West India
Squadron, 1827; Jlediterranean Squadron, 1829 ; Navy Yard, Portsmouth, New
Hampshire, 1834-7 ; commissioned as Commander, September 8th, 1841 ; com-
manding brig Lawrence, 1845 ; commanding sloop Falmouth, Home Squadron,



COMMODORES. 45



1846 Navy Yard Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1851 ; commissioned as Cap-
tain, iviay Z4th, 1855 ; commanding sloop Savannah, Home Squadron, 1858-60 •
commissioned as Commodore, July 16th, 1862.



COMMODORE^ WILLIAM 0. NICHOLSON.

_ Born in Maryland. Appointed from Maryland, June 18th, 1812 ; commis-
sioned as Lieutenant, March 3d, 1821 ; frigate United States, Pacific Squad-
ron, 1827 J rendezvous, Baltimore, 1834; commanding schooner Boxer, Pacific
bquadron, lb40; commissioned as Commander, September 8th 1841- com-
manding sloop Preble, Mediterranean Squadron, 1843; rendezvous, Boston
1845-6; recemng-ship, New York, 1847-8; Commandant of Navy Yard
Memphis, Tennessee, 1852-3; commanding rendezvous. New York, 1854-
commissioned as Captain, August 22d, 1855 ; Fleet Captain, Pacific Squadron,
lb56; commanding steam frigate Mississippi, East India Squadron, 1858-60-
commanding steam frigate Eoanoke, 1861 ; special service, 1862-6 ; commis-
sioned as Commodore, July 16th, 1862.



COMMODORE EDWARD W. CARPENDER.

Born in New York. Appointed from same State, July 10th, 1815 ; com-
missioned as Lieutenant, January 13th, 1825'; Mediterranean Squadron, 1827;
sloop Falmouth, West India Squadron, 1829-30; rendezvous, Boston, 1833-4;
frigate Constitution, Pacific Squadron, 1840; commissioned as Commander,
September 8th, 1841 ; Navy Yard, Norfolk, 1845 ; Inspector, &c., New York
Navy Yard, 1852; commissioned as Commodore, Julyl6tb, 1862; Prize Com-
missioner, Key West, Florida, 1864-5.



COMMODORE JOSEPH B. HULL.

Born in New York. Appointed from New York, November 9th, 1813 ;
commissioned as Lieutenant, January 13th, 1825 ; frigate Constellation, West
India Squadron, 1827; frigate Guerriere, Pacific Squadron, 1830; frigate Poto-
mac, Mediterranean Squadron, 1837 ; receiving-ship, Boston, 1840 ; commis-
sioned as Commander, September 8th, 1841 ; commanding sloop Warren,
Pacific Squadron, 1845-7; receiving-ship, Philadelphia, 1850-1 ; commissioned
as Captain, September 14th, 1855 ; commanding frigate St. Lawrence, Brazil
Squadron, 1857-9; commanding sloop Savannah, 1861; special duty, 1862-4;
commissioned as Commodore, July 16th, 1862; Commandant Navy Yard,
Philadelphia, 1865 ; special service, 1866-7.



46 COMMODORES.

COMMODORE JOHN S. CHAUNCET.

BOEN in New York. Appointed from same State, January 1st, 1812 ; com-
missioned Lieutenant, January IStt, 1825; frigate Delaware, Mediterranean
Squadron, 1829 ; frigate United States, Mediterranean Squadron, 1834 ; frigate
Delaware, 1837 ; Assistant Inspector of Ordnance, 1840-43 ; commissioned as
Commander, September Bth, 1841 ; commanding sloop Vandalia, Home Squad-
ron, 1845 ; Ordnance duty, 1847-50 ; commissioned as Captain, September
14th, 1855; commanding steam-sloop Susquehanna, 1861; commissioned as
Commodore, July 16th, 1862 ; special duty, 1863-66.



COMMODORE WILLIAM H. GARDNER.

BoEN in Maryland. Appointed from Maryland, September 6th, 1814; com-
missioned as Lieutenant, January 13th, 1825 ; rendezvous, Baltimore, 1827 ;
sloop Vandalia, Brazil Squadron, 1829-30 ; rendezvous, Norfolk, 1834 ; com-
missioned as Commander, September 8th, 1841 ; commanding receiving-ship,
Norfolk, 1843-45 ; commanding sloop Vandalia, Pacific Squadron, 1850-52 ;
commissioned as Captain, September 14th, 1855 ; commanding steam-frigate
Colorado, Home Squadron, 1859-60 ; Commandant Mare Island Navy Yard,
California, 1861 ; special service, 1862 ; commissioned as Commodore, July
16th, 1862 ; Light-house Inspector, 1863-69.



COMMODORE T. ALOYSIUS DORNIN.

Born in Ireland. Appointed from Maryland, May 2d, 1815 ; commissioned
as Lieutenant, January 13th, 1825 ; frigate Brandywine, Pacific Squadron,
1827-9 ; sloop Vincennes, Pacific Squadron, 1830 ; sloop Falmouth, Pacific
Squadron, 1834 ; store-ship Relief, 1837 ; commissioned as Commander, Sep-
tember 8th, 1841 ; commanding sloop Dale, Pacific Squadron, 1843 ; Navy
Yard, Washington, 1845-6 ; ordnance duty, 1847-8 ; commanding sloop Ports-
mouth, Pacific Squadron, 1852-5 ; commissioned as Captain, September 14th,
1855 ; ordnance duty, 1856 ; Navy Yard, Norfolk, 1857-9 ; commanding steam-
sloop San Jacinto, 1861 ; commanding Naval Station, Baltimore, 1862-5 ; com-
missioned as Commodore, July 16, 1862 ; Light-house Inspector, 1868-9.



COMMODORE JAMES GLYNN.

Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed from Virginia, March 4th, 1815 ; com-
missioned as Lieutenant, January 13th, 1825 ; Exploring Expedition, 1829 ;
Mediterranean Squadron, 1830 ; receiving-ship. New York, 1834 ; commanding
bark Consort, Exploring Expedition, 1837 ; Coast Survey, 1840 ; commissioned
as Commander, September 8th, 1841; Pacific Squadron, 1848; commanding"
sloop Preble, Pacific Squadron, 1850 ; Navy Yard, Boston, 1852 ; Light-house



COMMODORES. 47

Inspector, 1853 ; commissioned as Captain, September 14t'h, 1855 ; command-
ing steam-sloop Pensaoola, 1860 ; commissioned as Commodore, July 16th,
1862 ; commanding sloop Macedonian, Mediterranean Squadron, 1861 ; special
duty, 1864-5.



COMMODOKE ROBERT RITCHIE.

Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed from same State, February 1st, 1816 ;
commissioned as Lieutenant, Jan. ISth, 1825 ; schooner Grampus, West India
Squadron, 1827; Mediterranean Squadron, 1830; recruiting for Exploring
Expedition, 1837; receiving-ship, Philadelphia, 1840; commissioned as Com-
mander, Sept. 13th, 1841 ; frigate Columbia, Brazil Squadron, 1846-7 ; Navy
Yard, Philadelphia, 1850 ; commanding frigate Raritan, Pacific Squadron,
1853 ; commissioned as Captain, Sept. 14th, 1855 ; commanding steam-sloop
Saranac, Pacific Squadron, 1860-1 ; commissioned as Commodore, July 16th,
1862 ; special service, 1867.



COMMODORE CHARLES LOWNDES.

Born in Maryland. Appointed from Maryland, March 28th, 1815 ; com-
missioned as Lieutenant, January 13th, 1825 ; sloop Falmouth, West India
Squadron, 1829-30 ; sloop Ontario, Brazil Squadron, 1834 ; commissioned as
Commander, Sept. 8th, 1841 ; commanding sloop Germantown, Home Squad-
ron, 1850; commanding rendezvous, Baltimore, 1852; commissioned as Cap-
tain, Sept. 14th, 1855 ; commanding steam-sloop Hartford, East India Squad-
ron, 1860-61 ; commissioned as Commodore, July 16th, 1862; Prize Commis-
sioner at Baltimore, 1864-5.



COMMODORE JOHN MARSTON.

Born in Massachusetts. Appointed from Massachusetts, April 15th, 1815;
commissioned as Lieutenant, January 15th, 1825 ; frigate Brandywine, Pacific
Squadron, 1827-29; sloop Falmouth, Pacific Squadron, 1833-34; frigate
United States, 1840 ; commissioned as Commander, September 8th, 1841 ;
commanding sloop Yorktown, Coast of Africa, 1850 ; Navy Yard, Philadelphia,
1853-55 ; commissioned as Captain, September 14th, 1855 ; commanding sloop
Cumberland, Brazil Squadron, 1861 ; special service, 1862 ; commissioned as
Commodore, July 16th, 186-2 ; Light-house Inspector, 1863-66 ; special ser-
vice. Key West, 1867.



COMMODORE HENRY BRUCE.

Born in Massachusetts. Appointed from Massachusetts, November 9th,
1813 ; commissioned as Lieutenant, January 13th, 1825 ; receiving-ship. Boston,



48 COMMODORES.

1827 ; frigate Brandywine, Mediterranean Squadron, 1837 ; Navy Yard, Bos-
ton, 1840; commissioned as Commander, September 8th, 1841 j commanding
brig Truxton, Coast of Africa, 1845 ; commanding rendezvous, Boston, 1848-50 ;
commissioned as Commodore, July I6th, 1862.



COMMODORE JOHN POPE.

Born in Massachusetts. Appointed from Maine, May 30th, 1816; commis-
sioned as Lieutenant, April 28th, 1826 ; frigate Constitution, Mediterranean
Squadron, 1827-8 ; sloop St. Louis, West India Squadron, 1883-4 ; Navy Yard,
Boston, 1837 ; razee Independence, Brazil Squadron, 1840 ; Navy Yard, Bos-
ton, 1843 ; commissioned as Commander, February 15th, 1843 ; commanding
brig Dolphin, Coast of Africa, 1846-7 ; Navy Yard, Boston, 1850 ; commanding
sloop Vandalia, East India Squadron, 1853-6 ; commissioned as Captain, Sep-
tember 14th, 1855; Commandant Navy Yard Portsmouth, New Hampshire,
1858-60; commanding steam sloop Richmond, Gulf Squadron, 1861; commis-
sioned as Commodore, July 16th, 1862; Prize Commissioner, Boston, 1864-5;
Light-house Inspector, 1866-9.



COMMODORE THOMAS 0. SELFRIDGE.

Born in Massachusetts. Appointed from Massachusetts, January 1st, 1818 ;
commissioned as Lieutenant, J\Iarch 3d, 1827 ; Exploring Expedition, 1829 ;
sloop Natchez, West India Squadron, 1830 ; frigate Delaware, Mediterranean
Squadron, 1834; frigate North Carolina, 1837 ; rendezvous, Boston, 1840 ;
commissioned as Commander, April 11th, 1844 ; Navy Yard, Portsmouth, New
Hampshire, 1845 ; frigate Columbus, East India Squadron, 1846 ; commanding
sloop Dale, Pacific Squadron, 1848 ; commanding rendezvous, Boston, 1851-2 ;
Boston Navy Yard, 1853-55 ; commissioned as Captain, September 14th, 1855 ;
commanding steamer Mississippi, 1861 ; Commandant Mare Island Navy Yard,
California, 1862-64 ; commissioned as Commodore, July 16th, 1862 ; Com-
mandant Navy Yard, Philadelphia, 1867-68 ; President Examining Board,
1869.



COMMODORE HENRY EAGLE.

Born in New York. Appointed from New York, January 1st, 1818 ; com-
missioned as Lieutenant, March 3d, 1827 ; sloop Natchez, West India Squad-
ron, 1830 ; receiving-ship. New York, 1833-4; sloop Erie, Brazil Squadron,
1837 ; rendezvous, New York, 1840 ; schooner Shark, Pacific Squadron, 1848 ;
commissioned as Commander, June 4th, 1844; Inspector, etc. New York, 1846;
commanding bomb vessel ^tna. Home Squadron, 1847 ; special service, 1851 ;
commanding steamer Princeton, Home Squadron, 1854-5 ; commissioned as
Captain, Sept. 14th, 1855; commanding frigate Santee, Gulf Sauadron, 1861-2.



COMMODORES. 49

Captain Eagle organized and sent out several successful expeditions against
the enemy, whilst stationed in the Gulf.

Commissioned as Commodore, July 16th, 1862; prize commissioner New
Fork, 1864-5 ; Light-house Inspector, 1866. '



COMMODORE WILLIAM M. GLENDY.

Born in Virginia. Appointed from Maryland, Jan. 1st, 1818 j commissioned
as Lieutenant, March 3d, 1827; sloop Boston, Brazil Squadron, 1^27-9;
schooner Dolphin, Pacific Squadron, 1831-3; frigate North CaroHna, Pacific
Squadron, 1837 ; receiving-ship, Baltimore, 1847-50 ; commissioned as Com-
mander, Feb. 25th, 1847; commanding sloop Marion, East India Squadron,
1851-2 ; commissioned as Captain, Sept. 14th, 1855 ; commanding sloop Sara-
toga, 1861-2; commissioned as Commodore, July 16th, 1862; Prize Commis-
sioner, Washington, D. C, 1863-4; special duty, Philadelphia, 1865.



COMMODORE GEORGE S. BLAKE.

Born in Massachusetts. Appointed from Massachusetts, April 23, 1818 ;
commissioned as Lieutenant, March 31, 1827; West India Squadron, 1829 ;sur-
vfty of Narragansett Bay, 1831-3 ; Navy Yard, Philadelphia, 1834; Coast Sur-
vey, 1837-48; Navy Yard, Philadelphia, 1847-8; commissioned as Com-
mander, February 27th, 1847 ; Fleet Captain, Mediterranean Squadron, 1850-2 ;
Bureau Construction, 1853-5 ; commissioned as Captain, September 14th, 1855 ;
special duty, 1856-7 ; Superintendent Naval Academy, 1858-65 ; commis-
sioned as Commodore, July 16th, 1862; Light-house Inspector, 1866-9.



COMMODORE OSCAR BULLUS.

Born in District of Columbia. Appointed from New York, November 1st,
1817; commissioned as Lieutenant, March 3d, 1827; receiving-ship. New
York, 1833-4; Mediterranean Squadron, 1837; brig Boxer, Home Squadron,
1843; receiving-ship, New York, 1845-6; commanding store-ship Relief,
Home Squadron, 1847 ; commissioned Commander, May 16th, 1848 ; com-
manding steamer Michigan, on the lakes, 1850-1 ; commissioned as Captain,
July 11th, 1861; commissioned as Commodore, July 16th, 1862; commanding
rendezvous. New York, 1863-6.



COMMODORE CHARLES H. JACKSON.

Born in Georgia. Appointed from Georgia, March 4th, 1818 ; commis-
sioned as Lieutenant, March 3d, 1827; Coast Survey, 1827; receiving-ship,
4



50 COMMODORES.

Philadelphia, 1830-2 ; Echooner Shark, West India Squadron, 1833-4; brig
Boxer, Pacific Squadron, 1837; rendezvous, Boston, 1845; special duty, Bos-
ton, 1847; commissioned as Commander, September 14th, 1848; commissioned
as Commodore, July 16th, 1862.



COMMODOKE HUGH Y. PURVIANCE.

Born in Blaryland. Appointed from Maryland, November 3d, 1818; com-
missioned as Lieutenant, March 3d, 1827 ; frigate North Carolina, Mediter-
ranean Squadron, 1827 ; sloop Falmouth, West India Squadron, 1829-30 ; sloop
Peacock, Brazilian Squadron, 1833-4 ; rendezvous, Baltimore, 1837-48 ; com-
missioned as Commander, March 7th, 1849; receiving-ship, Baltimore, 1850-1 ;
commanding sloop Marion, Coast of Africa, 1853-5 ; rendezvous, Baltimore,
1856; commissioned as Captain, January 28th, 1856; commanding frigate St.
Lawrence, 1861; commissioned as Commodore, July 16th, 1862; Light-house
Inspector, 1863-5.



COMMODORE FRANCIS B. ELLISON.

Born in Nev? York. Appointed from New York, May 28th, 1819 ; commis-
sioned as Lieutenant, May 17th, 1828 ; schooner Porpoise, Mediterranean Squad-
ron, 1827-9 ; receiving-ship, New York, 1833-4 ; Navy Yard, New York,
1837 ; frigate Brandywine, 1840 ; store-ship Lexington, Mediterranean Squad-
ron, 1845 ; Navy Yard, New York, 1847-8 ; commissioned Commander, May
29th, 1850; Inspector, &c., New York, 1853-4 ; commanding sloop Jamestown,
Coast of Africa, 1855 ; commissioned Captain, INIarch 2d, 1857 ; commissioned
as Commodore, July 16th, 1862; Light-house Inspector, 1866-8.



COMSIODORE T. DARRAH SHAW.

Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed from Pennsylvania, May 28th, 1820 ;
commissioned as Lieutenant, May 17th, 1828; frigate Macedonian, Brazil
Squadron, 1827; sloop Lexington, Brazil Squadron, 1833-4; frigate Constel-
lation, Pacific Squadron, 1840; rendezvous, Baltimore, 1843; rendezvous,
Philadelphia, 1846 ; Bureau of Construction, 1851 ; commissioned as Com-
mander, August 7th, 1850 ; commanding rendezvous, Philadelphia, 1852-4 ;
commanding sloop Falmouth, Home Squadron, 1855 ; commanding steamer
Montgomery, W. G-. B. Squadron, 1860-1 ; commissioned Commodore, July
16th, 1862; special duty, Philadelphia, 1864-5.



COMMODORE SAMUEL LOCKWOOD.

Born in Connecticut. Appointed from New York, June 12th, 1820 ; com-
missioned OS Lieutenant, May 17th, 1828 ; sloop Warren, Mediterranean Squad-



COMMODORES. 51

ron, 1828 ; schooner Shark, West India Squadron, 1832-4; receiving-ship.
New York, 1837 ; sloop Oyane, Mediterranean Squadron, 1840 ; Navy Yard,
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1845-6; frigate Potomac, Home Squadron,
1847-8 ; commissioned as Commander, October 8th, 1850 ; rendezvous, Bos-
ton, 1853-5; commanding sloop Cyane, Pacific Squadron, 1859-60; command-
ing steamer Daylight, North Atlantic Squadron, 1861.

Commander Lockwood was present at the battle of Hatteras Inlet, in 1861.

Commissioned as Commodore, July 16th, 1862; special duty, Philadelphia,



COMMODORE JOHN COLHOUN.

Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed from Pennsylvania, January 25th, 1821 ;
promoted to Passed Midshipman, May 27th, 1828; frigate United States, Pacific
Squadron, 1828 ; commissioned as Lieutenant, May 27th, 1830 ; frigate Hud-
son, Brazil Squadron, 1830-31 ; frigate Constitution, Mediterranean Squadron,
1837; receiving-ship, New York, 1840; sloop Falmouth, Home Squadron,
1843 ; Navy Yard, New York, 1845-6 ; commissioned aa Commander, Novem-
ber 4th, 1852 ; commanding sloop Portsmouth, Coast of Africa, 1860-1 ; com-
missioned as Commodore, July 16th, 1862; commanding receiving-ship, Phila-
delphia, 1864-5 ; Light-house Inspector, 1866-8.



COMMODORE AUGUSTUS H. KILTY.

Born in Maryland. Appointed from Maryland, July 4th, 1821 ; frigate Con-
stellation, West India Squadron, 1827 ; frigate Hudson, Brazil Squadron, 1829 ;
promoted to Passed Midshipman, April 28, 1832 ; schooner Grampus, West
India Squadron, 1832-4 ; commissioned as Lieutenant, September 6th, 1837 ;
sloop John Adams, East India Squadron, 1840 ; frigate Columbus, Mediter-
ranean Squadron, 1843; frigate United States, 1847; Mediterranean Squadron,
1848 ; receiving-ship, New York, 1850; rendezvous, Baltimore, 1851 ; receiving-
ship, New York, 1855 ; commissioned as Commander, September 14th, 1855 ;
commanding rendezvous, Baltimore, 1860.

In 1861 and '62, Commander Kilty commanded one of the vessels of the
Mississippi Flotilla, and was with Foote in nearly all of his actions with the
enemy, in one of which he lost an arm.

Commissioned as Captain, July 16th, 1862 ; ordnance duty, 1863-4 ; com-
manding iron-clad Roanoke, North Atlantic Squadron, 1864-5; commissioned
as Commodore, July 25th, 1866 ; Commandant Norfolk Navy Yard, 1866-9.



COMMODORE WILLIAM SMITH.

Born in Kentucky. Appointed from Kentucky, March 4th, 1823 ; sloop
John Adams, West India Squadron, 1827; promoted to Passed Midshipman
March 23, 1829 ; Coast Surrey, 1830-2 ; commissioned as Lieutenant, March 8



52 COMMODORES.

1831; sloop Vandalia, West India Squadron, 1837; frigate Constitution,
Pacific Squadron, 1840; special service, 1843; steamer Mississippi, Home
Squadron, 1846; brig Boxer, coast of Africa, 1848; rendezvous. New
York, 1850; steamer Vizen, Home Squadron, 1851-2 ; commissioned as Com-
mander, September 12th, 1854 ; commanding sloop Levant, East India Squad-
ron, 1856-8 ; commanding receiving-ship, Boston, 1860-1 ; commissioned as
Captain, 1861 ; commanding steamer Wachusett, James River flotilla, 1862 ;
commissioned as Commodore, July 16th, 1862 ; Commandant Navy Yard, Pen-
sacola, 1863-5.



COMMODORE JONATHAN W. SWIFT.

Born in Massachusetts. Appointed from North Carolina, August 25th, 1823;
promoted to Passed Midshipman, May 23d, 1829 ; frigate Brandywine, Pacific
Squadron, 1827-29; commissioned as Lieutenant, March 3d, 1831; steamship
Fulton, Atlantic coast, 1840; special service, 1850-55 ; commissioned as Com-
modore, July 16th, 1862.



COMMODORE JAMES M. WATSON.

Born in Virginia. Appointed from Virginia, February 1st, 1823 ; sloop
Peacock, Pacific Squadron, 1827 ; promoted to Passed Midshipman, March 23d,
1829; Mediterranean Squadron, 1830; commissioned as Lieutenant, December
30th, 1831 ; Brazil Squadron, 1834-6 ; frigate Constitution, Mediterranean
Squadron, 1837 ; rendezvous, Philadelphia, 1840 ; frigate Columbus, Medi-
terranean Squadron, 1843 ; Pacific Squadron, 1846 ; store-ship Erie, Pacific
Squadron, 1847-8; Navy Yard, Pensacola, 1851-2; steamer Fulton, Home
Squadron, 1854-5 ; commissioned as Commander, February 1st, 1861 ; Light-
house Inspector, 1863-6 ; commissioned as Commodore, July 16th, 1862.



COMMODORE JOHN W. LIVINGSTON.

Born in New York. Appointed from New York, March 4th, 1823 ; sloop
Warren, Mediterranean Squadron, 1827 ; commissioned as Lieutenant, June 21st,
1832 ; frigate Congress, Pacific Squadron, 1846-7 ; frigate Congress, East
India Squadron, 1848; Navy Yard, New York, 1850-1 ; commissioned as Com-
mander, May 24th, 1855; commanding sloop St. Louis, coast of Africa, 1856-
7-8 ; commanding steamer Penguin, 1861 ; commissioned as Captain, 1861 ;
commissioned as Commodore, July 16th, 1862; commanding Naval Station,
Norfolk, 1862-4 ; commanding Naval Station, Mound City, Illinois, 1865-6 ;
special service, 1867.



COMMODORES. 53

COMMODORE JUNIUS J. BOYLE.

Born in Maryland. Appointed from District of Columbia, August 27th
1823 ; sloop Peacock, Pacific Squadron, 1827 ; promoted to Passed Midshipman^
March 23d, 1829 ; Mediterranean Squadron, 1830 ; commissioned as Lieutenant,
June 21st, 1832; frigate Delaware, Mediterranean Squadron, 1884-6 ; frigate
Congress, Mediterranean Squadron, 1843; Naval Storekeeper, Port Mahon,
1845-6 ; schooner Bonito, Home Squadron, .1848 ; store-ship Southampton,'
1851-3-4-5 ; commissioned as Commodore, July 16th, 1862.



COMMODORE PETER TURNER.

Born in Rhode Island Appointed from Rhode Island, March 4th, 1823 ;
sloop Cyane, Brazil Squadron, 1827 ; promoted to Passed Midshipman, March
23d, 1829; commissioned as Lieutenant, June 21st, 1832; receiving-ship Bos-
ton, 1833-4; schooner Boxer, Pacific Squadron, 1837; frigate Constitution,
Pacific Squadron, 1840 ; frigate Raritan, Brazil Squadron, 1845-6 ; special
duty, Navy Yard, Portsmouth, 1847-50 ; commanding store-ship Southampton,
1852 ; commissioned as Commander, July 1st, 1861 ; commissioned as Com-
modore, July lG:h, 1S62; Naval Asylum, Philadelphia, 1863-5.



COMMODORE BENJAMIN J. TOTTEN.

Born in West Indies. Appointed from New York, March 4th, 1823;
Mediterranean Squadron, 1827 ; promoted to Passed Midshipman, February
25th, 1830; schooner Dolphin, Pacific Squadron, 1830-4; commissioned as
Lieutenant, March 29th, 1834; schooner Shark, Mediterranean Squadron,
1837; sloop Decatur, 1845; rendezvous, Boston, 1847; store-ship Relief,
Mediterranean Squadron, 1850-1 ; rendezvous, Boston, 1852-3-4 ; commis-
sioned as Commander, September 14th, 1855; commanding sloop Vincennes,
Coast of Africa, 1858-9-60; commanding store-ship Brandywine, North At-
lantic Blockading Squadron, 1861-2; commissioned as Commodore, July 16th,
1862 ; commanding naval rendezvous, New Bedford, 1864-5 ; Naval Asylum,
Philadelphia, 1866-8.



COMMODORE ROBERT B. HITCHCOCK.

Born in Connecticut. Appointed from Connecticut, January 1st, 1825 ;
schooner Shark, West India Squadron, 1827 ; frigate Delaware, Mediterranean
Squadron, 1829-30-1 ; promoted to Passed Midshipman, June 4th, 1831 ; spe-
cial duty, 1833-4 ; commissioned as Lieutenant, March 3d, 1835 ; special
duty, 1837; frigate Ohio, Mediterranean Squadron, 1840; rendezvous, "ostou,
1843 ; frigate Savannah, Pacific Squadron, 1845-6 ; Ordnance duty, 1850-1-2 ;
commanding store-ship Relief, 1853 ; Inspector, &c., Boston, 1854-5 ; commis-
sioned as Commander, September 14th, 1855; Ordnance duty, 1856-7; com



54 COMMODORES.

manding steam frigate Merrimac, Pacific Squadron, 1858-9-60 ; Inspector of
Ordnance, 1861 ; commissioned as Captain, 1861 ; commissioned as Commo-
dore, Jijly 16th, 1862; commanding steam-sloop Susquehanna, Western Gulf
Squadron, 1862-3.

During the greater portion of the time Commodore Hitchcock was attached to
the Western Gulf Squadron he was the senior officer of the blockading fleet
off Mobile.

Ordnance duty, 1864-5 ; Commandant Navy Yard, Norfolk, 1866.



COMMODOKE JAMES F. SCHENCK.

Born in Ohio, June 11th, 1807. Appointed from Ohio, March 1st, 1825 ;
sloop Hornet, West India Squadron, 1829 ; frigate Brandy wine, 1830 ; promoted
to Passed Midshipman, June 4th, 1831 ; sloop John Adams, Mediterranean
Squadron, 1833-4 ; commissioned as Lieutenant, December 22d, 1835; sloop
St. Louis, West India Squadron, 1837; brig Dolphin, Brazil Squadron, 1840;
razee Independence, Home Squadron, 1843 ; frigate Congress, Pacific Squadron,
1846-7.

During the war with Mexico, Lieutenant Schenck, as Chief Military Aid to
Commodore Stockton, landed and took possession of Santa Barbara, and San
Pedro, in California ; serving in same capacity, marched on and was at the first
capture of Los Angelos. As Second Lieutenant of the frigate Congress, was at
the bombardment and capture of Guaymas, and the taking of Mazatlan.

Frigate Congress, East India Squadron, 1848 ; commanding mail steam-ship
Ohio, 1848—52 ; commissioned as Commander, September 14th, 1855 ; com-
manding receiving-ship New York, 1848; commanding steamer Saginaw, East
India Squadron, 1860-1.

On June 30th, 1861, the Saginaw was fired upon by a fort at " Quin Hone,"
Cochin China ; the fire was returned and the fort silenced.

Commissioned as Captain, 1861; commanding frigate St. Lawrence, Block-
ading Squadron, 1862 ; commissioned as Commodore, July 2d, 1863 ; command-
ing steam-sloop Powhatan, North Atlantic Squadron, 1864-5 ; commanded
Powhatan, and 3d division of Porter's Squadron, on the two attacks upon Fort
Fisher; commanding Naval Station, Mound City, Illinois, 1866.



COMMODORE TIMOTHY A. HUNT.

BoRtJ in Connecticut. Appointed from Connecticut, February 1st, 1825 ;
sloop Vincennea, Pacific Squadron, ]827; sloop Warren, Mediterranean Squad-



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