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ron, 1829 ; sloop Vincennes, Pacific Squadron, 1830; promoted to Passed Mid-
shipman, June 4th, 1831 ; frigate Delaware, Mediterranean Squadron, 1833-4,
commissioned as Lieutenant, December 17th, 1836; receiving-ship, Boston,
1840; receiving-ship, New York, 1843; frigate Brandywine, East India
Squadron, 1845 ; commanding ordnance-transport Eleotra, 1847-8 ; Navy Yard,
Boston, 1850; frigate Columbia, Home Squadron, 1853-5 ; commissioned as
Commander, September 14th, 1855 ; ordnance dutv, 1856-7-8-9 ; command-
ing steam-sloop Narragansett, Pacific Squadron, 1880-61 ; commissioned as



COMMODORES. 55

Captain, July 16th, 1862; commissioned as Commodore, January 2d, 1863;
ordnance duty, Boston, 1862-7 ; special duty. New London, Connecticut, 1869.



COMMODORE JOHN M. BERRIEN.

Born in Georgia. Appointed from same State, March 1st, 1825 ; frigate
Constellation, West India Squadron, 1827; frigate Guerriere, Pacific Squadron,
1829 ; sloop Vincennes, Pacific Squadron, 1830 ; promoted to Passed Midship-
man, June 4th, 1831 ; schooner Shark, West India Squadron, 1833-4 ; com-
missioned as Lieutenant, February 9th, 1837 ; Navy Yard, Norfolk, 1837 ; re-
cruiting service, Norfok, 1840 ; sloop Dale, Pacific Squadron, 1843 ; frigate
Potomac, Home Squadron, 1845; steamer Scorpion, Home Squadron, 1847-8;
receiving-ship, Boston, 1850; frigate Savannah, Brazil Squadron, 1854-6;
commissioned as Commander, September 14th, 1855 ; Navy Yard, Portsmouth,
New Hampshire, 1858-60 ; commanding sloop John Adams, 1861 ; commis-
sioned as Captain, July 16th, 1852 ; ordnance duty, Pittsburg, 1862-4 ; com-
manding Navy Yard, Norfolk, 1865 ; Light-house Inspector, 1866-9 ; commis-
sioned as Commodore, September 26, 1866.



COMMODORE JOHN C. CARTER.

Born in Virginia. Appointed from Kentucky, March 1st, 1825 ; sloop Lex-
ington, 1827 ; frigate Delaware, Mediterranean Squadron, 1829-30 ; promoted
toPassed Midshipman, June 4th, 1831 ; commissioned as Lieutenant, February
9th, 18.37; frigate Macedonian, West India Squadron, 1840; receiving-ship.
New York, 1845 ; steamer Mississippi, Home Squadron, 1846 ; Navy Yard,
Norfolk, 1847^8 ; frigate Raritan, Pacific Squadron, 1852 ; steamer Massa-
chusetts, Pacific Squadron, 1853; rendezvous. New York, 1855 ;_ commissioned
aa Commander, Sentember 14th, 1855 ; commanding steamer Michigan, on the
Lakes, 1861-64; commissioned as Commodore, July 16th, 1862; commanding
receiving-ship Vermont, New York, 1865; Light-house Inspector, 1866-69.



COMMODORE JOHN P. GILLIS.

Born in Delaware. Appointed from Illinois, December 12th, 1825 ; Pawfic
Squadron, 1827-29 ; promoted to Passed Midshipman, January 4th, 1831 ;
commissioned as Lieutenant, February 9th, 1837; sloop Lexington, I^cifac
Squadron, 1840; frigate Congress, Mediterranean Squadron, 1843; Navy Yard,
Plnsacola, 1845; Pacific Squadron, 1846; Coast Survey, 1847 ; sloop i-lymouth,
East India Squadron, 1853-54 ; commissioned as Commander, September 14th,
1855 ; commanding rendezvous, Philadelphia, 1859-60 ; commanding steamer
Monticello, 1861 ; commissioned as Captain, July 16th, 1862 ; commanding
steam-sloop Ossipee, Western Gulf Squadron, 1863-64; Navy Yard, Philadel-
phia, 1865 ; commissioned as Commodore, September 28th, 1866.



56 COMMODORES.

COMMODORE JOHN J. GLASSON.

Born in New York. Appointed from New York, February 21st, 1823 ; fri-
gate North Carolina, Mediterranean Squadron, 1827 ; sloop Warren, Mediter-
ranean Squadron, 1829; promoted to Passed Midshipman, June 4th, 1831;
receiving-ship, New York, 1833-34 ; commissioned as Lieutenant, February
9th, 1837 ; rendezvous. New York, 1837; sloop Falmouth, Pacific Squadron,
1840 ; Navy Yard, New York, 1845 ; steamer Spitfire, Home Squadron, 1847 ;
schooner Falcon, Home Squadron, 1848; Navy Yard, New York, 1850 ; com-
manding store-ship Lexington, 1854-55; commissioned as Commaader, Septem-
ber 14th, 1855 ; commanding rendezvous, New York, 1858-59 ; commanding
rendezvous, New Bedford, 1861-64; Navy Yard, Norfolk, 1865; commissioned
as Commodore, September 28th, 1866.



COMMODORE EDWARD R. THOMPSON.

Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed from New Jersey, December 1st, 1826
sloop Ontario, Mediterranean Squadron, 1830-32 ; promoted to Passed Mid-
shipman, April 28th, 1832 ; commissioned as Lieutenant, March 8th, 1837
sloop John Adams, East India Squadron, 1840 ; special service, 1843 ; steamer
Princeton, special service, 1845 ; brig Porpoise, Home Squadron, 1846 ; Navy
Ya^d, Philadelphia, 1848 ; sloop Germantown, Coast of Africa, 1851-52 ; ren-
dezvous, Philadelphia, 1854-55 ; commissioned as Commander, September 14th,
1855 ; ordnance duty, Philadelphia, 1858-60 ; commanding steam-sloop Semi-
nole, 1861 ; rendezvous. New York, 1862-4 ; rendezvous, Philadelphia, 1865 ;
commissioned as Commodore, September 28, 1866; special duty. New York,
1866-7.



COMMODORE ROBERT HANDY.

Born in Pthode Island. Appointed from Rhode Island, February 1st, 1826 ;
sloop Adams, West India Squadron, 1827; Frigate Hudson, Brazil Squadron,
1829-30 ; promoted to Passed Midshipman, April 28th, 1832 ; sloop Vincennes,
Pacific Squadron, 1832-5; commissioned as Lieutenant, March 8th, 1837;
frigate Brandywine, Pacific Squadron, 1837; Navy Yard, Boston, 1840; sloop
Levant, Pacific Squadron, 1845-6; receiving-ship, Boston, 1847-8; Navy
Yard, Boston, 1850; commissioned as Commander, September 14th, 1855;
Light-house Inspector, 1858-9 ; commanding rendezvous, Boston, 1860 ; com-
manding sloop D le, Pacific Squadron, 1862-5 ; Commissioned as Commodore,
September 28th, 1866.



COMMODORE CHARLES GREEN.

Born in Connecticut. Appointed from Connecticut, May 1st, 1826 ; receiv-
ing-ship, Boston, 1827 ; sloop Peacock, West India Squadron, 1830-2 ; promoted
to Passed Midshipman, April 28th, 1832; Navy Yard, New York, 1833-4;



COMMODORES. 57

frigate Brandywine, Pacific Squadron, 1837 ; commissioned as Lieutenant, March
Sth, 1887 ; receiving-ship. New York, 1840 ; sloop Falmouth, Home Squadron,
1843 ; steamer Michigan, on the lakes, 1850 ; steamer Fulton, Home Squadron,
1852 ; receiving-ship, Boston, 1854-5 ; commissioned as Commander, September
14th, 1855 ; Light-house Inspector, 1859-GO ; commanding sloop Jamestown,
1861 ; commissioned as Captain, July 16th, 1862 ; commaading receiving-ship|
Boston, 1864-5 ; commissioned as Commodore, September 28th, 1866 ; Light^
house Inspector, 1866-8.



COMMODORE CICERO PRICE.

Born in Kentucky. Appointed from same State, February 1st, 1826 ; frigate
Macedonian, Brazil Squadron, 1827 ; sloop Falmouth, West India Squadron,
1829; sloop Erie, West India Squadron, 1830 ; promoted to Passed Midship-
man, April 28th, 1832; schooner Shark, West India c-'quadron, 1834-6; brig
Boxer, Pacific Squadron, 1837 ; commissioned as Lieutenant, September 6th,
1837 ; steamer Fulton, Atlantic coast, 1840 ; frigate Delaware, Brazil Squad-
ron, 1843; receiving-ship. New York, 1845; sloop Marion, coast of Africa,
1846; sloop Marion, Mediterranean Squadron, 1847-8 ; Navy Yard, Memphis,
1850 ; Pacific Squadron, 1851 ; Ordnance duty, 1853 ; receiving-ship Norfolk,
1854; commissioned as Commander, September 14th, 1855; commanding sloop
Constellation, Mediterranean Squadron, 1850 ; commanding steamer Huntsville,
Blockading Squadron, 1861; commissioned as Captain, July 16, 1862; command-
ing sloop Jamestown, East India Squadron, 1862-5 ; commissioned as Commo-
dore, September 28th, 1866.



COMMODORE JAMES P. McKINSTRY.

Born in New York, February 9th, 1803. Appointed from Michigan, Febru-
ary 1st, 1826 ; Navy Yard, Boston, 1827 ; sloop Warren, Mediterranean Squad-
ron, 1829-30; promoted to Passed Midshipman, April 28th, 1832 ; Navy Yard,
New York, 1833-4; commissioned as Lieutenant, February 9th, 1837; sloop
Concord, West India Squadron, 1837; schooner Dolphin, Brazil Squadron, 1840;
sloop Falmouth, Home Squadron, 1843; steamer Michigan, on the Lakes,
1845-6; sloop St. Marys, Pacific Squadron, 1847; rendezvous, Boston, 1850;
commanding mail steamer Georgia, 1854-5; commissioned as Commander,
September 14th, 1855; Light-house Inspector, 1858-9; commanding steam-
sloop Dakotah, Blockading Squadron, 1861; commissioned as Captain, July
16th, 1862; commanding steam-sloop Blonongahela, Western Gulf Blockading
Squadron ; present at Port Hudson and Vicksburg, 1863.

While in command of the Monongahela, operating on the Blississippi, Captain
McKinstry was wounded, and during the remainder of the war was compelled
to remain inactive.

Commanding receiving-ship, New York, 1865-6; commissioned as Commo-
dore, July 26th, 1866 ; at present. Commandant Naval Station, Sackett's Har-
bor, New York.



58 CAPTAINS.

COMMODORE JOHN DE CAMP.

Born in New Jersey. Appointed from Florida, October 1st, 1827 ; sloop
Vandalia, Brazil Squadron, 1829-30 ; promoted to Passed Midshipman, June
10th, 1833; frigate Constellation, West India Squadron, 1837; commissioned
as Lieutenant, February 28th, 1838; sloop Peacock, Brazil Squadron, 1840;
sloop Boston, Brazil Squadron, 1845-6 ; sloop Falmouth, Pacific Squadron,
1850; frigate Constitution, Coast of Africa, 1854; commissioned as Commander,
September 14th, 1855 ; Navy Yard, New York, 1855 ; Light-house Inspector,
1858-60 ; commanding store-ship Relief, 1861 ; commanding steam-sloop Iro-
quois, Western Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1861-2.

Commanded the Iroquois at the attack upon and passage of Forts Jackson
and St. Philip, capture of New Orleans, and at the various battles on the Mis-
sissippi, to and including Vioksburg.

Commissioned as Captain, July 16th, 1862; commanding frigate Wabash,
South Atlantic Squadron, 1863-4; commissioned as Commodore, September
28th, 1866; commanding store-ship Potomac, Pensacola, Florida, 1868-7;
commanding receiving-ship Potomac, Philadelphia, 1868-9.



CAPTAIN JOHN J. ALMY.



Born in Rhode Island, April 25th, 1818. Appointed from Rhode Island,
February 2d, 1829; attached to sloop Vinoennes, Pacific Squadron, 1834 ;
sloop Ontario, Brazil Squadron, 1835-6 ; promoted to Passed Midshipman, July
3, 1835 ; receiving-ship, New York, 1837 ; sloop Cyane, Mediterranean Squad-
ron, 1840; commissioned as Lieutenant, March 8th, 1841; brig Bainbridge,
Home Squadron, 1843 ; frigate Macedonian, Coast of Africa, 1845 ; Naval Ob-
servatory, Washington, 1846 ; frigate Ohio, Home Squadron, 1846 ; present at
Vera Cruz and Tuspan ; frigate Ohio, Pacific Squadron, 1847-50 ; Coast
Survey, 1851-7 ; commanding steamer Fulton, Home Squadron, 1858-9 ; Navy
Yard, New York, 1860; commissioned as Commander, April 24th, 1861; com-
manding steamer South Carolina, South Atlantic Squadron, 1862 ; commanding
steamer Connecticut, 1863-4.

The Connecticut was the steamer detailed to carry the mails to the vessels on
the blockade, and, while commanding her. Captain Almy captured several
valuable prizes.

Special duty, New York, 1865 ; commissioned as Captain, March 3d, 1865 ;
commanding steam sloop Juniata, South Atlantic Squadron, 1866-7 ; ordnance
duty, New York, 1868-9.



CAPTAIN JAMES H. STRONQ.

Born in New York. Appointed from New York, February 2d, 1829 ; at-
tached to sloop Lexington, Brazil Squadron, 1832—3 ; schooner Enterprise,
Brazil Squadron, 1834 ; Naval School, New York, 1835 ; frigate Constellation,
West India Squadron, 1836 ; promoted to Passed Midshipman, June 4tb, 1836 ;
razee Independence, Brazil Squadron, 1839-42 ; commissioned as Lieutenant



CAPTAINS. 59

September, 1841 ; frigate Columbus, East India Squadron, 1844-6 ; receivio"'-
sliip New York, 1851-2; sloop Levant, Mediterranean Squadron, IBSS-S'-
receiving-ship New York, 1856; rendezvous. New York, 1857-8; commandin<i
store-sbip Relief, 1859 ; commissioned as Commander, April 24th, 1861 ; com°
manding steamer Mohawk, South Atlantic Squadron, 1861; commanding
steamer Flag, South Atlantic Squadron, 1862 ; commanding steam-sloop Monon*^
gahela, Western Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1863-5.

In November, 1863, Commander Strong convoyed a division of the army
under General Banks from New Orleans to Brazos Island, at Brazos de San-
tiago. On the 25th November, 1863, a body of troops under Major General
Banks captured _a battery of three heavy guns at Arkansas Pass. Commander
Strong, after assisting in the landing of the troops, steamed ahead and opened
an effective fire on the battery, which shortly hoisted a white flag and was taken
possession of by the troops, who had also engaged it. General Banks com-
mended the effective gunnery of the Monongahela. Commander Strong com-
manded the Monongahela at the battle of Blobile Bay, August 5th, 1864. His
vessel was the first to engage the rebel ram Tennessee. He sheered out of the
line to run into her, and struck her fair, at the same time giving her a broadside
of solid 11-inch shot, which apparently had but little if any effect upon her.
Soon after, signal was made to his ship to again run into her ; he did so, and was
about to try it the third time, when she surrendered to the fleet.

Commissioned as Captain, August 5th, 1865 ; Inspector, Navy Yard, New
York, 1866-7; commanding steam-sloop Canandaigua, European Squadron,
1868-9 ; at present, attached to Navy Yard, New York.



CAPTAIN JAMES M. FRATLEY.

BoKN in Maryland. Appointed from Maryland, March 1st, 1828; attached
to sloop St. Louis, Pacific Squadron, 1829-32; frigate Delaware, Mediterranean
Squadron, 1833-4; frigate United States, Mediterranean Squadron, 1835;
frigate Constellation, West India Squadron, 1836 ; promoted to Passed Midship-
man, June 4th, 1836 ; rendezvous, Philadelphia, 1839-40; commissioned as Lieu-
tenant, September 8th, 1841; sloop Preble, Mediterranean Squadron, 1842-3;
Home Squadron, 1846-7; Lieutenant Frailey served in naval battery before
Vera Cruz; Sloop Yorktown, Coast of Africa, 1849-50; receiving-ship Phila-
delphia, 1852-3; sloop St. Marys, Pacific Squadron, 1854-7; Naval
Asylum, Philadelphia, 1858-9; commanding store-ship Release, 1860-1; com-
missioned as Commander, 1861 ; commanding steamer Quaker City, South
Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1362-4.

January 31st, 1863, a raid was made by the rebel rams on the blockading
fleet off Charleston; the Quaker City was struck by a IX-inch shell, partially
disabling a portion of her machinery ; she returned the fire of the enemy with
the starboard broadside and pivot-gun.

Commanded steam sloop Tuscarora, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron,
1864-5; present at both attacks on Fort Fisher; Inspector, Navy Yard,
Philadelphia, 1866 ; commissioned as Captain, February 6th, 1866 ; command-
ing steam stoop Saranao, North Pacific Squadron, 1867-8.



60 CAPTAINS.

CAPTAIN ENOCH G. PAEROTT.

Born in New Hampshire. Appointed from New Hampshire, December_^
lOtli, 1831; attached to schooner Boxer, Brazil Squadron, 1832-4; attached
to sloop Natchez, Brazil Squadron, 1835; Navy Yard, Boston, 1837; promoted
to Passed Midshipman, June 15th, 1837 ; brig Consort, on surveying duty,
1840 ; commissioned as Lieutenant, September 8th, 1841. Was engaged in
the operations under Commodore Perry against Beraly, and the neighboring
towns, on West Coast of Africa, December, 1843, and was with all the landing
parties. Sloop Saratoga, Coast of Africa, 1843 ; frigate Congress, Pacific Squad-
ron, 1846-8.

During the war with Mexico, while serving in the Congress, was with Free-
mont's Expedition from Monterey to Los Angelos, at which place there was a
slight engagement ; was at the capture of Guaymas and Mazatlan, and in two
skirmishes at the last-named place. The Congress received the thanks of the
President and the Department.

Pieoeiving-ship, Boston, 1850; sloop St. Louis, Mediterranean Squadron,
1852-3 ; sloop St. Marys, Pacific Squadron, 1854-5 ; Naval Observatory,
Washington, 1857-8 ; special duty, 1859 ; commissioned as Commander, April,
1861 ; was with the expedition which destroyed Norfolk Navy Yard, April,
1861; in the brig Perry at the time of the capture of the rebel privateer Savan-
nah, which resisted. Received for this the commendation of the Department.
Commanding steamer Augusta, 1861-3. In the Augusta, participated in the
battle of Port-Royal, under Rear Admiral Du Pont, and subsequently engaged
the rebel rams at the time of their sortie from Charleston, January 13th, 1863,
and was on this occasion under the fire of the rebel batteries in Charleston har-
bor. Commanding iron-clad Canonicus, N. A. B. Squadron, 1864-5. Inthe -
Canonicus participated in the engagement with Hewlett's battery and the iron,
clads on James lliver, June 21st, 1864 ; and in the subsequent engagement
with Hewlett's Battery; commanding iron-clad Monadnock, in the attacks under
Rear Admiral Porter on Fort Fisher, in December, 1864, and January, 1865 ;
and subsequently, under Rear Admiral Dahlgren, was present at the surrender
of Charleston. Commanding receiving-ship, Boston, 1865-8 ; commissioned as
Captain, July 25th, 1866 ; Navy Yard, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1-S69.



CAPTAIN WILLIAM REYNOLDS.

BoEN in Pennsylvania, December 10th, 1815. Appointed from Pennsylvania,
November 17th, 1831 ; attached to sloop Vandalia, West India Squadron,
1832-3 ; brig Boxer, Brazil Squadron, 1834; frigate Potomac, Mediterranean
Squadron, 1835-6 ; Naval School, Norfolk, 1837 ; promoted to Passed Mid-
shipman, June 15th, 1837 ; Exploring Expedition, 1838-42 ; commissioned as
Lieutenant, September 8th, 1841; frigate Cumberland, Mediterranean Squad-
ron, 1844-5 ; steamer Alleghany, Brazil Squadron, 1846-8 ; unemployed from
1848-57 ; Naval Storekeeper, Honolulu, 1857-61 ; commissioned as Com-
mander, _ June 9tb, 1862; commanding store-ship Vermont, South Atlantic
Blockading Squadron, 1862-4 ; commanding store-ship New Hampshire, South
Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1864-5; commissioned as Captain, July 25th,
1866; commanding steam-sloop Lackawanna, North Pacific Squadron, 1867-9;
at present, member of Ordnance Board.



CAPTAINS. 61

CAPTAIN FABIUS STANLY.

Born in North Carolina, December 15th,- 1815. Appointed from North
Carolina, December 20tb, 1831 ; frigate Constellation, Mediterranean Squadron,
1832-4; frigate United States, Mediterranean Squadron, 1835; receiving-shipl
New York, 1836; promoted to Passed Midshipman, June 15th, 1837 ; bark
Consort, surveying service, 1839-41 ; commissioned as Lieutenant, September
Sth, 1841 ; frigate Delaware, Brazil Squadron, 1842-3 ; st'=^amer Princeton,
special service, 1844-5; sloop Dale, Pacific Squadron, 1846-8.

Present at the capture of Guaymas, and participated in many engagements on
the Pacific coast, during the Mexican war.

Pacific Squadron, '1848-50 ; commanding store-ship Warren, 1852-3; com-
manding store-ship at San Francisco, California, 1855 ; Navy Yard, Mare
Island, California, 1856 ; commanding store-ship Supply, 1859 ; receiving-ship,
Mare Island, California, 1860-1 ; commissioned as Commander, May 19th, 1861;
commandingsteamerNarragansett, Pacific Squadron, 1862-3 ; ordnance duty,
Mississippi Squadron, 1864; commanding steamer State of Georgia, South
Atlantic Squadron, lS64r-5 ; commissioned as Captain, July 25th, 1866 ; com-
manding Tuscarora, South Pacific Squadron, 1866-7 ; at present, commanding
rendezvous, Baltimore.



CAPTAIN WILLIAM H. MACOMB.

BoEN in Michigan. Appointed from New York, April 10th, 1834 ; attached
to frigate Potomac, Mediterranean Squadron, 1834-7; Naval School, Philadelphia,
1840 ; promoted to Passed Blidshipman, July 16th, 1840 ; Brazil Squadron,
1841-4; rendezvous. New York, 1844-6; commissioned as Lieutenant, February
27th, 1847 ; store-ship Lexington, Pacific Squadron, 1847-8 ; receiving-ship New
York, 1849-50; brig Bainbridge, Brazil Squadron, 1850-3; receiving-ship
New York, 1854-6 ; sloop Portsmouth, East India Squadron, 1856-8; engaged
in the attack and capture of the Barrier Forts on the Canton river, China, by
the Portsmouth and Levant, November 16th, 20th, 21st, 22d, 1856; com-
manding steamer Metacomet, Brazil Squadron and Paraguay Expedition, 1859;
commanding steamer Pulaski, Brazil Squadron 1860-1 ; commanding steamer
Genegsee, Blockading Squadron, 1862-3; commissioned as Commander, July
16th, 1862.

While attached to Genessee attempted the passage of rebel batteries at Port
Hudson, March 14th, 1863, and took part in almost daily engagements with
rebel batteries along the Mississippi during April, May and June, 1863.

Commanding steamer Shamrock, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1864-5;
commanded naval force in capture and bombardment of Plymouth, North
Carolina, October 29th and 30th, 1864 ; commanded naval forces in the action
with the rebel batteries and infantry on the Roanoke river, near Poplar Point,
North Carolina, during the expedition up that river.

For his gallantry and energy as displayed in his operations against the rebels
while serving in the North Atlantic Squadron, Commander Macomb was ad-
vanced several numbers in his grade.

Navy Yard, Philadelphia, 1866-8; commissioned as Captain, July 25th,
1866 3 commanding steam-sloop Plymouth, European Squadron, 1869.



62 CAPTAINS.

CAPTAIN WILLIAM E. LE EOY.

Born in New York, March 24tb, 1818. Appointed from New York, January
llth, 1832 ; attached to frigate Delaware, Mediterranean Squadron, 1833-6 ;
brif Dolphin, Brazil Squadron, 1837-8 ; promoted to Passed Midshipman, June
23d, 1838 ; frigate Constitution, Pacific Squadron, 1839-40 ; store-ship Erie,
1842-3; commissioned as Lieutenant, July 13th, 1843; steamer Mississippi,
Home Squadron, 1846 ; steamer Princeton, Home Squadron, 1847 ; engage-
ment with Mexican soldiers at Rio Aribiqua, while assisting to water tlae
Princeton; sloop Savannah, Pacific Squadron, 1849-51 ; waiting orders, 1862;
frigate Savannah, Brazil Squadron, 1853-5 ; Naval Station, Sackett's Harbor,
New York, 1857-8 ; frigate Sabine, Brazil Squadron, 1859 ; commanding
steamer Mystic, Coast of Africa, 1861 ; commissioned as Commander, July 1st,
1861 ; commanding steamer Keystone State, South Atlantic Blockading Squad-
ron, 1862-3; capture of Fernandina, 1862; engagement with iron-clads, off
Charleston, South Carolina, January, 1863 ; commanding steam-sloop Oneida,
Western Gulf Squadron, 1864; commanding steam-sloop Ossipee, Western
Gulf Squadron, 1864-5.

Commanded the Ossipee at the battle of Mobile Bay, August 5th, 1864 ; his
vessel was struck many times, but fortunately not disabled. When about run-
ning down the Tennessee, that vessel displayed a white flag, and Captain Le Roy
received her surrender from Captain Johnston, her commander, the rebel Ad-
miral Buchanan, being wounded.

Naval rendezvous. New York, 1866-7 ; commissioned as Captain, July 25th,
1866 ; Fleet Captain, European Squadron, under Admiral Farragut, 1867-8.



CAPTAIN ROGER N. STEMBEL.

BoEN in Middletown, Slaryland. Appointed from Ohio, March 27th, 1832 ;
attached to schooner Porpoise, West India Squadron, 1832-3 ; Naval School,
New York, 1834-8 ; promoted to Passed Midshipman, June 23d, 1838 ; attached
to frigate Brandywiue, Mediterranean Squadron, 1840-2 ; commissioned as
Lieutenant, October 23th, 1843; Coast Survey, 1844-7; sloop Levant, Home
Squadron, 1849-50 ; sloop Jamestown, Brazil Squadron, 1851-3 ; special duty,
Washington, _ 1855-7 ; steam-frigate Mississippi, East India Squadron,
1857-9 ; special duty, Cincinnati, 1861 ; commissioned as Commander, July 1
1861 ; Mississippi flotilla, 1862.

Engagement at Luea.s Bend, September 9th, 1861 ; Belmont, November 7th,
1861 ; Fort Henry, February 6th, 1862 ; bombardment and capture of Island
No. 10, Mississippi river, from March 16th to April 7th, 1862; near Fort
Pillow, with rebel rams. May 10th, 1862, besides several minor affairs, while
attached to Mississippi flotilla, from August 1861 to May 1862 ; wounded near
Fort Pillow May 10th, 1862, in engagement with rebel rams.

Waiting orders, 1863 ; rendezvous, Philadelphia, 1864; special duty, Pitts-
burg, 1865 ; commissioned as Captain, July 25th, 1866 ; commanding steam-
sloop Canandaigua, European Squadron, 1866-7.



CAPTAINS. 63

CAPTAIN J. R. MADISON MULLANY.

Born in New York, October 26th, 1818. Appointed, from New Jersey,
January 7th, 1832 ; attached to the frigate Constellation, Mediterranean Squad-
ron, 1833-5 ; receiving-ship, New York, 1836 ; promoted to Passed Midship.
man, June 23d, 1838 ; frigate United States, Mediterranean Squadron, 1837-9 ;
brig Dolphin, Brazil Squadron, 1840; receiving-ship, New York, 1843; commis-
sioned as Lieutenant, February 29th, 1844; Coast Survey, 1844-6; Home
Squadron, 1847 ; engaged in the attack and capture of the City of Tobasco,
during Mexican war ; Coast Survey, 1848 ; frigate Brandywine, Brazil Squad-
ron, 1849-51 ; receiving-ship. New York, 1852 ; frigate Columbia, Home
Squadron, 1853-5; ordnance duty. New York, 1856-8; frigate Sabine,



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