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THE RECORDS 



OF 



LIVING OFFICERS 



OF THE 



U. S. NAVY AND MARINE CORPS. 



COMPILED FROM OFFICIAL SOUKCES 
BY 

LEWIS RANDOLPH HAMERSLY, 

LATE LIEUTENANT UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS. 



SIXTH EDITION. 
REVISED, WITH NUMEROUS ADDITIONS. 



NEW YORK: 
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1898. 



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TO 

THE OFFICERS 



OF THE 



UNITED STATES NAVY AND MARINE CORPS, 

IS KESPECTFULLY DEDICATED 
THIS RECORD OF THEIR SERVICES. 



PREFACE. 



THE services of army officers have been recorded by several authors, but 
those of the Navy and Marine Corps have been wholly neglected, the 
Official Registers merely giving the name, place of birth, date of last commis 
sion, and present station. Much more is required, not alone in justice to 
these gallant patriots, but as part of our national history ; as an incitement 
to others to pursue the career in which, while performing duty, they won re 
nown. The present volume endeavors to supply this want. For the con 
ductors of the public press, who may have occasion to write about these brave 
men, living or dead (for, though glory is immortal, those who obtain it must 
submit to the common destiny of their race), this work will be a treasury of 
facts, accurate in its full details; Henceforth, when an Officer of the Navy 
or Marine Corps passes to the better land, the recording journalist can draw 
upon these pages for the substantial facts of his public service, and not, as 
hitherto, make mere mention of his name. 



RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS 

OF THE y 

UNITED STATES NAVY. 



REAR-ADMIRALS ON THE ACTIVE LIST. 

William A. Kirkland. Born in North Carolina. Appointed from 
North Carolina, July 2, 1850; attached to sloop "Portsmouth" and frigate 
44 St. Lawrence," 1853-5 ; Pacific Squadron, 1851-3 ; Naval Academy, 1856. 
Promoted to Passed Midshipman, June 20, 1856 ; frigate " St. Lawrence," 
Brazil Squadron, 1856-7 ; sloop " Falmouth," Brazil Squadron, 1857-9. 
Commissioned as Lieutenant, March 18, 1858; store-ship "Release," Brazil 
Squadron, 1860 ; frigate " Congress," 1860 ; steamer " Pulaski," coast of 
Brazil, 1861-2. Commissioned as Lieutenant- Commander, July 16, 1862; 
1862-3, sloop " Jamestown," China Station ; steam-sloop <4 Wyoming," East 
India Squadron, 1863-4 ; commanded gunboat " Owasco," then to " Winne- 
bago;" commanding iron-clad " Winnebago," Western Gulf Blockading 
Squadron, 1864-5 ; served under Acting Rear- Admiral Thatcher in the com 
bined movements of the military and naval forces against the defences of the 
city of Mobile, which resulted in the capture of that place and the surrender 
of the rebel fleet ; commanding steamer " Wasp," South Atlantic Squadron, 
1866-70. Commissioned as Commander, 1869 ; commanding store-ship 
"Guard," special service, 1873; ordinance duty, 1874; commanding 
"Wasp," and South Atlantic Station, 1875-6; commanding "Frolic" 
(fourth-rate), South Atlantic Station, 1876-7; commanding "Supply" 
(fourth rate), special service, 1878; leave of absence, 1879-80; command 
ing " Shenandoah," South Atlantic Station, 1881-2. Promoted to Captain, 
April, 18*0; Navy Yard, Norfolk, 1*83; commanding receiving-ship "Col 
orado," 1883-4; Navy Yard, New York, 1885-6 (from October, 1884, to 
January, 1885, in command); commanding receiving-ship "Vermont," 
1887-9; Supei visor of Harbor, New York, from October, 1889, to July, 
1891 ; commandant Navy Yard, League Island, July, 1891. Commissioned 
Commodore, June 27,1893. Commissioned Rear-Admiral, March. 1, 1894 ; 
commanding European Station, from April 30, 1894, to November, 1895 ; 
commanding Navy Yard, Mare Island, California, from June 1, 1896, to 
date. 

Joseph N. Miller. Born in Springfield, Ohio, November 22, 1836. 
Appointed Acting Midshipman, at Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., October 
1, 1851 ; Naval Academy until June, 1854 ; passed the graduating exami 
nation, and was given diploma No. 3 of class; " Independence," Pacific Sta 
tion, September, 1854-6. Passed examination and was promoted to Passed 
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OF DIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 



Midshipman, November 22, 1856 ; Naval Academy as Assistant Instructor, 
February, 1857, to October, 1858. Warranted as Master, January 22, 1858 ; 
sloop "Preble, October, 1858, to September, 1860, in the Paraquay Expe 
dition and on the Home Station ; was Executive Officer of chartered steamer 
" Indianola," at the capture of the Mexican steamer " General Miramon," at 
Vera Cruz, on March 6, 1860. Commissioned as a Lieutenant, February 19, 

1860 ; Naval Academy as an Assistant-Instructor, September, 1860, to April, 

1861 ; brig Perry," May to November, 1861, on blockading duty on the 
Atlantic Coast ; the " Perry " captured the privateer " Savannah." wnich held 
Letter of Marque No. 1 ; also captured several other prizes which were con 
demned ; steamer "Cambridge," November, 1861, to May, 1862, on block 
ade duly, mouth of the Chesapeake; the "Cambridge" towed the frigate 
" St. La\vrence " into action when the " Merrimac " engaged the fleet at 
Hampton Roads, March 8, 1862; Naval Academy, May to August, 1862 7 
as Executive Officer of practice ship John Adams." Commissioned as 
Lieutenant- Commander, July, 1862; iron-clad steamer "Passaic," as Execu 
tive Officer, September, 1862, to June, 1863, on North Atlantic Blockading 
Squadron; the " Passaic " was engaged in an attack on Fort McAllister, 
March 3, 18b 3 ; was commended in official report by the commanding officer ; 
engaged in the attack on Fort Sumter, of April 7, 1863, and was thanked 
officially by the commanding officer ; special duty in New York in connec 
tion with iron-clads, June to September, 1863 ; " Sacramento," as Executive 
Officer, September to November, 1863 ; Executive Officer and in command 
of iron-clad steamers "Sagamon" and " Nahant," November, 1863, to July, 
1864; on May 16, 1864, took part, in command of the "Nahant," in the 
attack on Sumter ; Executive Officer of iron-clad steamer " Monadnock," 
September, 1864, to March, 1865, took part in both attacks on Fort Fisher, 
and was commended officially by commanding officer ; Naval Academy, as 
Head of Department, March, 1865, to September, 1865; "Powhatan," as 
Executive Officer on Pacific and North Atlantic Squadron, September, 1867, 
to January, 1870. Commissioned as a Commander, January 25, 1870; 
Pacific Squadron as Chief of Staff and in command of " Ossipee," April, 
1870, to November, 1872 ; Assistant-Hydrographer, February to November, 
1873 ; command of the iron-clad steamer "Ajax," November, 1873, to May, 
1874; Assistant-Hydrographer, June, 1874, to August, 1875 ; command of 
* Tuscarora," August, 1875, to August, 1876, on Pacific Station; ran a line 
of deep sea-soundings from Honolulu to Brisbane, Australia ; investigated 
and reported on state of affairs in Samoa ; Assistant in Bureau of Yards and 
Docks, December, 1876, to March, 1877; Lighthouse Inspector of the 
Eleventh District, March, 1877, to October, 1880; special duty, Washing 
ton, October, 1880, to May, 1881. Commissioned as Captain, May 28, 1881 ; 
command of Wabash" receiving-ship, Boston, May, 1881, to April, 1882 ; 
" Tennessee," commanding and Chief of Staff, May to August, 1882 ; mem 
ber of " Jeannette " Court of Inquiry, October, 1882, to March, 1883 ; mem 
ber of General Court-Martial on the loss of "Ashuelot," March to July, 1883 ; 
" Tennessee," commanding and Chief of Staff, September, 1883, to October, 
1884 ; President Board of Inspection Foreign Vessels at New York, Septem 
ber, 1884, to April, 1885 ; command of " Wabash " receiving-ship, Boston, 
May, 1885, to May, 1888 ; Navy Yard, New York, Captain of the Yard, 
May, 1888; commanding receiving-ship, "Vermont," November 1, 1892; 
commandant Navy Yard, Boston, August, 1894-7 ; special mission to Eng 
land, May 18, 1897; and then to command of Pacific Station to date. 

Montgomery Sicard. Born in the City of New York, September 30, 



RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

1836. Appointed from New York, October 1, 1851 ; Naval Academy, 1851- 
55; frigate "Potomac" and steam frigate " Wabash," Home Squadron, 
1855-7 ; steam frigate " Wabash," Mediterranean Squadron, 1858-9. Pro 
moted to Master, November 4, 1858 ; steam-sloop " Dacotah," China Station, 
1860-61. Commissioned Lieutenant, 1861; steam-sloop " Oneida " (Execu 
tive Officer), West Gulf Squadron, 1862-3; bombardment and passage of 
Forts Jackson and St. Philip; destruction of the rebel flotilla and gunboats; 
capture of the Chalmette batteries, and capture of New Orleans, April, 1862; 
twice engaged with, and passage of, the batteries of Vicksburg, Miss., June 
and July, 1862 ; engagement with the rebel ram " Arkansas," July, 
1862. Commissioned as Lieutenant- Commander, July 16, 1862; steam- 
sloop " Ticonderoga " (Executive Officer), in pursuit of the rebel cruisers 
"Florida," etc., and in the North Atlantic Squadron, 1864, command 
ing the IT. S. S. " Seneca," at both attacks on and final capture of 
Fort Fisher, N. C., December, 1864, and January, 65, Commanded left 
wing of second division in the naval land assault on Fort Fisher, 
January 15, 1865 ; bombardment of Fort Anderson, February. 1865. 
At the Naval Academy as Head of Department of Gunnery and Draw 
ing, 1865-8 ; steam-sloop "Pensacola," North Pacific Squadron, 1868-9; 
commanding steamer "Saginaw," Pacific Fleet, 1869-71. Commissioned as 
Commander, 1870; ordnance duty Navy Yard, New York, 1871-2; In 
spector of Ordnance, Navy Yard, Washington, 1872-6 ; Bureau of Ordnance, 
1876-7 ; commanding U. S. S. " Swatara," North Atlantic Station, 1877-8 ; 
Special duty Washington (re-writing the " Ordnance Inspections "), 1879 ; 
Inspector of Ordnance, Navy Yard, Boston, 1880-&1 ; Chief of Bureau of 
Ordnance, 1881-90. During this time he introduced steel high-power ord 
nance into the Navy. The Naval Gun Factory at Washington was estab 
lished under his direction, and he was prominently engaged in various 
measures for reconstruction of the Navy. Commissioned Captain August, 
1881 ; President of the Steel Inspection Board, March, 90 to October 91 ; 
Commanding U.S. double-turret monitor " Miantonomah," October, 91, to 
November, 93 ; Commandant of the Navy Yard and Station, Portsmouth, 
N. H., January, 1894, to November, 94. Com missioned as Commodore, 1894; 
Commandant Navy Yard and Station, New York, November, 1894 to May, 
1897. Commissioned Rear A dmiral, April, 1897 ; Commander-in- Chief, U. 
S. Naval force, North Atlantic Station, May, 1897 to March, 1898, when 
he was found physically unfit for service by a board of medical survey, 
ordered by the Secretary of the Navy, and was placed on sick leave by 
Department s Order, March 26, 1898 ; after partial recovery from illness was 
placed on duty in the Navy Department as President of Naval War Board. 
E. O. Matthews. Born in Maryland. Appointed from Missouri, 
October 2, 1851; Naval Academy, 1851-5; frigate "Potomac," Home 
Squadron, November, 1855, to May, 1856: sloop "Saratoga," Home Squad 
ron, May, 1856, to January, 1858 ; sloop " Macedonian," Mediterranean 
Squadron, May, 1858, to July, I860. Promoted to Master, November 4, 
1858. Commissioned as Lieutenant, July, 1860; Naval Academy, as In 
structor in Mathematics, October, 1860, to April, 1861 ; steam-frigate 
"Wabash," May, 1861, to November, 1861 (assisted in capture of forts at 
Hatteras Inlet); sick; Naval Academy, November, 1861, to October, 1862; 
Instructor in Seamanship. Commissioned as Lieutenant- Commander, July 
16, 1862; October, 1862, to June, 1864, Head of Department of Gunnery, 
etc.; June, 1864, to July, 1865, South Atlantic Squadron, commanding 
" Sonoma," then constructing naval battery on Morris Island; commanded 



4 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

naval light artillery at Honey Hill, S. C., November 30, 1864; battles 
at Tulifinny Cross-Roads, December, 1864; staff of Admiral Dahlgren, Jan 
uary to July, 1865; apprentice-ship "Savannah," August, 1865; Naval 
Academy, November, 1865, to June 9, 1869, Department of Gunnery; Head 
of Torpedo Corps, June 9, 1869, to July 1, 1873. Promoted to Commander, 
May 4, 1870; commanding "A shuelot," Asiatic Station, 1873-7; Inspector 
of Ordnance, N#vy Yard, New York, April, 1878-81. Promoted to Captain, 
September 14, 1881 ; commanding " Powhatan " (special service), August, 
1881, to February, 1883; commanding traininsr-ship "New Hampshire," 
April, 1883, to July, 1884 ; member of Gun Foundry Board, May, 1883, to 
March, 1885 ; commanding " Brooklyn," Asiatic Station, October, 1885, to 
October, 1887 ; Captain of Yard, Navy Yard, Boston, December 1, 1887, to 
May, 1890; commanding receiving-ship "Wabash," May, 1890, to August, 
1891 ; member Board of Inspection and Survey, August, 1891, to January, 
1894. Promoted Commodore, 1894; Chief of Bureau, Yards and Docks, 
1894-98. Promoted to Rear- Admiral, June 19, 1897. 

Charles S. Norton. Born in New York. Appointed from New York 
to Naval Academy, October 3, 1851 ; graduated, June, 1855 ; attached to the 
frigates " Potomac" and " Wabash," Home Squadron, 1855-7. Promoted to 
Passed Midshipman, 1858; frigate " Wabash," European Squadron, 1858- 
59. Promoted to Master, 1858; steam-sloop " Seminole," Brazil Squadron, 
1860-1. Promoted to Lieutenant, 1860; steamer "Seminole," on Charleston, 
S. C., blockade ; Potomac Flotilla and Hampton Roads, Va., 1861-2 ; several 
engagements at Potomac River and Hampton Roads ; battle of Port Royal, 
S. C. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, 1862; United States steamers 
" Maratanza," "R. R. Cuyler," "Fort Jackson," "Mercedita," North Atlan 
tic Blockading Squadron, 1862-64; steamers " Lackawanna," "Richmond/ 
and "Albatross," West Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1864-5; commanded 
" Maratanza," " Mercedita," and " Albatross," for various periods, serving 
constantly afloat during the entire war, except two months in the hospital 
from exposure on duty, and three months waiting orders ; steamer " Sham 
rock," European Squadron, 1866-8; Portsmouth, N. H, Navy Yard, and 
receiving-ship " Vermont," New York Navy Yard, 1868-9 ; iron clad duty, 
New Orleans, 1869-71. Promoted to Commander, 1870 ; Light-House In 
spector, 1872-5 ; commanding sloop " Shawrnut," and iron-clad " Passaic," 
North Atlantic Squadron, 1875-6 ; Torpedo Station, Newport, R. 1 , 1877 ; 
commanding receiving-ship "Passaic," Washington, D. C., 1877-8; Light- 
House Inspector, 1878-81; commanding receiving-ship "Independence," 
Mare Island, CaL, 1881-3. Promoted to Captain, 1881 ; commanding 
" Shenandoah," South Pacific, 1883-6; member Board of Inspection and 
Survey, 1886-9; Norfolk Navy Yard, 1889 to October, 1891; commanding 
receiving-ship "Vermont,"- October, 1891, to November, 1892; member 
Naval Examining and Retiring Board, November, 1892, to December, 1894. 
Promoted to Commodore, July 31, 1894; December 19, 1894, commanding 
South Atlantic Station as Acting Rear- Admiral, to April, 1896 ; command 
ant Navy Yard, Washington, D. C., May 23, 1896, to date. Promoted to 
Rear Admiral, December, 1897. 

Francis M. Bunce. Born in Connecticut. Appointed Acting Mid 
shipman, May 28, 1852 ; graduated Naval Academy and warranted Midship 
man, June 10, 1857 ; " Germantown," East India Squadron, 1857-60. 
Pasted Midshipman, June 25, 1860; "Brooklyn," Gulf Squadron, engaged 
in Chinqui Survey. Master October 24, 1860 ; " Macedonian," Gulf Squad 
ron, January 7, 1862. Commissioned Lieutenant from April 11, 1861 ; 



RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 5 

Executive-Officer of " Penobscot," 1862 ; in that vessel took part in engage 
ment with rebel batteries at Yorktown, Va. ; was assigned to temporary duty 
with the army, and had charge of the disembarkation of the heavy artillery 
and mortars for use in the batteries at the investment of that place by General 
McClellan, April, 1862; rejoined "Penobscot," blockading off Wilmington, 
N. C., and took part in several skirmishes with Fort Fisher and batteries 
about Fort Caswell ; commanded a successful boat expedition up Little River, 
between North and South Carolina, destroying several schooners and large 
quantities of cotton, turpentine and resin, together with extensive salt works ; 
on capture of " Robert Bruce " by " Penobscot," was placed in charge of her 
as Prize-Master, and brought her to New York, November 1, 1862 ; detached 
from " Penobscot " and ordered Executive of " Pawnee," refitting at Phila 
delphia ; served in her in South Atlantic Blockading Squadron Station, 
Stono River, S. C. Commissioned Lieutenant- Commander, January 16, 
1863; during winter of 1863 sounded out and buoyed and removed obstruc 
tions from interior channels from Stono River, S. C., to Morris Island ; acting 
as Aid to General Gillmore, had charge of the embarkation and transporta 
tion of General George C. Strong s brigade, five regiments, through these 
channels to Morris Island, and commanded the naval part of this attack, 
July 10, 1863, resulting in the capture of Morris Island to Fort Wagner ; 
conduct in this affair honorably mentioned, report of Commander G. B Balch 
and letter of Admiral Dahlgren to Navy Department ; detached from 
* k Pawnee " and ordered to monitor " Patapsco ; " took part in that monitor in 
all the actions in which she was engaged during siege of Charleston ; also in 
night boat attack on Fort Sumter, Commander T. H Stevens; received 
honorable mention for conduct in that officer s report of same ; wounded by 
premature explosion of a cartridge, in action, November, 1863 ; detached 
from " Patapsco " and ordered to " Wabash " for recovery ; ordered to moni 
tor " Kaatskill," temporary duty, December 8, 1863 ; returned to " Wabash," 
January 7, 1864; same month ordered to temporary command of " Wee- 
hawken;" detached and returned to "Wabash," and ordered on staff of 
Admiral Dahlgren as "Chief of Scouts;" served in that capacity and in 
charge of picket boat line until ordered to command monitor " Lehigh," 
April 6, 1864 ; May 14, detached from South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 
and ordered North; monitor " Dictator," Commodore John Rodgers, Septem 
ber 26, 1864; commanded monitor " Monadnock," September 5, 1865; took 
this vessel from Philadelphia to San Francisco, Cal., the first extended sea- 
voyage ever made by a monitor ; received for this service the thanks of the 
Navy Department, upon recommendation of Commodore John Rodgers, and 
was recommended for reward to the President by the Secretary of the Navy ; 
Boston Navy Yard, 1866-9; monitor " Dictator," April, 1869; detached- 
October 4, 1869, having fitted her for sea-service; commanded "Nantasket," 
November 12, 1869, stationed at St. Domingo ; detached July 20, 1870 ; 
special ordnance duty at Pittsbur.e, Pa., 1871. Commissioned Commander, 
from November 7, 1871; commanded " Ashuelot," Asiatic Station, 1873; on 
duty, Navy Yard. Washington, June, 1875 ; detached on Light-House duty, 
July to October, 1875 ; returned to duty, Navy Yard, Washington, 1877; 
attended torpedo instruction at Newport, R. I., January 7, 1879, to July 29, 
1881; commanded "Marion," Home and South Atlantic Squadron; com 
manded receiving-ship " Wabash," Navy Yard, Boston, 1882-5. Commis 
sioned Captain, January 11, 1883; Senior Member of Board on Timber 
Preservation for Naval Purposes; commanded "Atlanta," June 1, 1886, to 
December 1, 1889 ; command of Naval Station, New London, February 12, 



6 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

1890 ; June 30, 1891, command Training Ship Richmond and Station, New 
port; August 21, 1894, Member Board Inspection arid Survey. Promoted to 
Commodore, March 1,1895; ordered to command North Atlantic Station, 
June 27, 1895; May 1, 1897, command Navy Yard, Brooklyn, N. Y., to date. 
George Dewey. Born in Vermont. Appointed from Vermont, Sep 
tember 23, 1854; Naval Academy, 1854-8 ; attached to steam-frigate " Wa- 
bash," Mediterranean Squadron, 18589; steam-sloop "Mississippi," West 
Gulf Squadron, 1861-3 ; capture of New Orleans, April, 1862 ; Port Hudson, 
March, 1863; engagements with rebels below Donaldsonville, Louisiana, 
July, 1863. Commissioned as Lieutenant, April 19, 1861 ; steam-gunboat 
" Agawam," North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1864-5; two attacks on 
Fort Fisher, December, 1864, and January, 1865. Commissioned as Lieu 
tenant- Commander, March 3, 1865; steamer " Kearsarge," European Squad 
ron, 1866; frigate "Colorado," flag-ship, European Squadron, 1867; Naval 
Academy, 1868-9; commanding " Narragansett " (fourth rate), special ser 
vice, 1870-1 ; Torpedo Station, 1872. Commissioned as Commander, April 
13, 1872 ; commanding "Narragansett " (fourth rate), Pacific Survey, 1872- 
5 ; Light-House Inspector, 1876-7. Secretary Light-House Board, 1877-82 ; 
commanding " Juniata," Asiatic Station, 1882-3. Promoted to Captain, 
September, 1884 ; commanding u Dolphin," 1884 ; commanding " Pensacola," 
flag-ship European Station, 1885-8 ; Chief of Bureau of Equipment and 
Recruiting, with rank of Commodore, 1889 to May, 1893 ; member Light- 
House Board May, 1893, to 1895. President Board of Inspection and Sur 
vey, November 5, 1895, to 1897. Promoted to Commodore, February 28, 
1896 ; commanding Asiatic Station. The outbreak of hostilities between the 
United States and Spain on April 21,1898, found Commodore Dewey in 
command of the United States Naval forces (consisting of six unarmored 
ships) at Hong Kong, China. Acting under orders from the Department to 
"capture or destroy enemy s fleet," Dewey proceeded toward Manila, in the 
Philippine Islands, where the Spanish fleet of seven cruisers and several gun 
boats were assembled under the protection of the batteries at Corregidor, 
Cavite and Manila proper. Dewey entered Manila Bay early in the morning 
of May 1, attacked and annihilated the enemy s ships, captured the arsenal 
at Cavite, destroyed the fortifications at the mouth of the bay, and established 
a blockade of Manila. For this daring and brilliant action, in which he lost 
not a single man, Dewey received the thanks of Congress and was commis 
sioned Rear-Admiral on May 10, 1898. 

REAR-ADMIRALS ON THE RETIRED LIST. 

Retired after forty -five years service, or on attaining the age of sixty -two years, 
in conformity with section 1 of the act of December, 1861, and its amend 
ments, dated June 25, 1864, and act of March 3, 1873, and ad of August 
15, 1876. 

Thomas O. Selfridge. Born in Massachusetts. Appointed from 
Massachusetts, January 1, 1818. Commissioned as Lieutenant, March 3, 
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 11, 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, 1853-5. Commissioned as Captain, September 14, 1855 ; commanding 



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steamer " Mississippi," 1861 ; Commandant Mare Island Navy Yard, Cali 
fornia, 1862-4. Commissioned as Commodore, July 16, 1862; Commandant 
Navy Yard, Philadelphia, 1867-8; President Examining Board, 1869. 
Commissioned as Rear -Admiral, July, 1870. 

R. N. Stembel. Born in Maryland. Appointed Midshipman from 
Ohio, March 27, 1832 ; served in schooner " Porpoise " and sloop " Vandalia," 
of West India Squadron, 1832-7 ; Naval School, New York, 1837-8 ; Depot 
Charts and Instruments, Washington, 1838-9. Promoted to Passed Mid 
shipman, 1838 ; served in frigate " Brandywine," Mediterranean Squadron, 
1839-42. Commissioned Lieutenant, 1843; on Coast Survey, 1843-47; 
sloop Germantown," Home Squadron, 1849-50 ; sloop " Jamestown," Brazil 
Squadron, 1851-4 ; special duty, Washington, 1855-7 ; steam-frigate " Mis 
sissippi," China and East India Squadron, 1857-60; Naval Asylum, Phila 
delphia, 1860-1 ; special duty at Cincinnati, Ohio, in connection with Western 
Gunboat Flotilla, 1861. Commissioned Commandtr, 1861 ; served in Western 
Gunboat Flotilla, 1861-2 ; was in the engagements of Lucas Bend, Septem 
ber 9, 1861 ; Belmont, November 7, 1861 ; Fort Henry, February 6, 1862 ; 
bombardment and capture of Island No. 10, from March 16 to April 7, 1862 ; 
with rebel rams at Craighead s Bend, near Fort Pillow, May 10, 1862 ; besides 
several minor affairs on the Mississippi Kiver, from June, 1861, to June, 1862 ; 
was seriously wounded in the above-mentioned engagement with rebel rams, 
May 10, 1862 ; in this affair he was officially reported by the Commander and 
Chief of the " Western Gunboat Flotilla," Charles Henry Davis, Flag Officer 
U. S. N., as having distinguished himself; invalided in consequence of wound, 
1863; rendezvous, Philadelphia, 1864; special duty, Pittsburg, 1864-5. 
Commissioned Captain, 1866; commanding steam-sloop " Canandaigua," 
European Squadron, 1865-7 ; naval rendezvous, Boston, 1869-71. Commis 
sioned Commodore, 1870; commanded North Squadron of Pacific Fleet, 
1871-2, and subsequently the Pacific Fleet, 1872. Commissioned Rear- 
Admiral, June 5, 1874. Retired, December 27, 1872. 

Daniel Ammen. Born in Ohio, May 15, 1820. Appointed Midship 
man, July 7, 1836; attached to the Exploring Expedition, 1837-8; sloops 
" Levant " and " Vandalia," in the West Indies, 1838-9 ; sloop " Preble," on 
the coast of Labrador and in the Mediterranean, 1840-1; returned to the 
United States on board ship-of-the-line "Ohio," 1841, and to Naval School, 
passed examination, June, 1842, and received warrant of Passed Midshipman; 
store-ship " Lexington," as navigator, 1843-4, to the Mediterranean ; sloop 
" Vincennes," as navigator, East India Squadron, 1845-7 ; coast survey, 
1848-9. Commissioned as Lieutenant, November 4, 1849 ; frigate " St. 
Lawrence," Mediterranean Squadron, 1850; coast survey, 1851 ; attached to 
a commission for selecting a naval station in the Bay of San Francisco, CaL, 
1852; scientific expedition of steamer "Water Witch," Paraguay River, 
1853-4; brig " Bainbridge," Brazil Squadron, 1854-5 ; Naval Observatory, 
Washington, 1856-7; steam-sloop " Saranac," Pacific Squadron, 1858; steam- 
frigate " Merrimac," Pacific Squadron, 1859-60 ; steam-frigate " Roanoke," 
as executive officer, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1861 ; commanding 
" Seneca," South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1861-2, at Battle of Port 
Royal, November 7, 1861 ; the day following hoisted our flag over Fort Beaure- 
gard and made formal delivery to the army, by order of Rear- Admiral Du 
Pont ; Tybee Island, December, 1861 ; commanded forces entering by way of 
Whale Branch in attack on Port Royal Ferry, January 1, 1862 ; engaged in 
the operations against Fernandina through St. Andrew s Sound and in St. 
John s River. Promoted to Commander, February 21, 1863; commanding 



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monitor "Patapsco," South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, against Fort 
McAllister, March, 1863, and in the attack on Fort Sumter, April 7, 1863 ; 
had charge of a draft of 220 seamen on board of the California passenger 
steamer " Ocean Queen," May, 1864, bound to Aspinwall ; two days after 
leaving New York suppressed an open and organized mutiny, with the assist 
ance of Boatswain Thomas G. Bell, who was the only aid assigned, receiving 
in doing so the excellent co-operation of Captain Tinklepaugh, who com 
manded the "Ocean Queen," his officers, and several of the passengers; 
commanding steam-sloop " Mohican," North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 
1864-5 ; in the bombardment of Fort Fisher, December, 1864, and again 
when it was carried by assault by the army, January, 1865 ; commanding 
iron-clad " Miantonomah," special service, 1866. Commissioned as Captain, 
July 25, 1866 ; special duty, Hartford, Connecticut, 1866-7 ; commanding 
flag-ship " Piscataqua," Asiatic Squadron, 1867-8 ; Chief of Bureau of Yards 
and Docks, 1869-71. Commissioned as Commodore, 1872 ; Chief of Bureau 
of Navigation, 1871-8. Commissioned as Rear- Admiral, 1887; retired at 
his own request, 1878 ; July, 1878, appointed chairman of a board for the 
re-location of the Naval Observatory ; April, 1879, ordered to attend the 
convocation at Paris, France, known as the Inter-oceanic Ship-Canal Con 
gress ; had constructed on his design a cask " balsa," or life-boat, which is 
now at the Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N H., at which place are built life-boats 
on this design for all of our vessels of war ; total sea-service 21 years and 1 
month; other duty, 17 years and 3 months. In 1881 a Naval Advisory 
Board recommended the building of five marine rams of 2000 tons displace 
ment on plans and specifications laid before the Board by him. One is built 
and nearly ready for trial at Bath, Maine. 

George B. Balch. Born in Tennessee, January 3, 1821 ; appointed 
from Alabama, December 30, 1837; attached to sloop "Cyane," Mediter 
ranean Station, 1838-41; schooner "Grampus," 1841; sloop " Falmouth," 
1842; Naval School, 1842. Promoted to Passed Midshipman, June 29, 
1843 ; special duty, 1845; in war with Mexico, November 1, 1846, engaged 
in first attack on Alvarado, by squadron under Commodore Conner; engaged 
in active operations from May, 1846, to surrender of Vera Cruz, March, 
1847 ; in Mosquito Fleet, under Commodore Tatnall, covering the landing 
of the army under General Scott, March 9, 1847 ; at the time Acting Master 
of the " Falcon ;" March, 1847, engaged in the joint bombardment of Vera 
Cruz with the army, and was present at the surrender of that city and the 
Castle of San Juan d Ulloa to the military and naval forces ; steamer 
" Princeton," Mediterranean Squadron, 1847-^8 ; Naval Observatory, Wash 
ington, 1849-50. Commissioned as Lieutenant, August 16, 1850; sloop 
"Plymouth," Asiatic Squadron, 1851-5; while on the "Plymouth," Lieu 
tenant Balch, in command of the advance post at Shanghai, China, was 
wounded in the hip in a fight between the rebels and Imperialists ; Navy 
Yard, Washington, 1855-7, sloop "Jamestown," Home Squadron, 1857-5S ; 
sloop "St. Mary s/ Pacific Squadron, 1858-60; frigate "Sabine," 1860; 
while on the " Sabine," fell in with the transport " Governor " and rescued 
nearly four hundred marines, under Lieutenant-Colonel Reynolds, the trans 
port sinking under the "Sabine s" stern, November 2, 1861; in command 
of steamer " Pocahontas," South Atlantic Squadron, 1861-2; volunteered 
for command of boats in taking possession of Tybee Island, December 26, 
1861. Commissioned as Commander, July 16, 1862; engaged rebel battery 
at Stono, South Carolina; in August, 1862, ascended Black River the dis 
tance of twenty-five miles, and drove rebel battery from earthworks, and 



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engaged rebel infantry on the Bluffs; commanding steamer "Pawnee," 
South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1862-5; July 16, 1863, was attacked 
by two batteries, the rebels making a simultaneous attack on General Terry s 
forces. They were repulsed, and Commander Balch was informed by General 
Terry that he had saved his command. The "Pawnee " was struck forty-six 
times. On December 25, 1863, the " Marblehead" was opened on by rebel 
batteries; the " Pawnee" took an enfilading position in the Keowah River, 
and demoralized the enemy and caused him to retreat ; afterward captured 
two rebel guns; while in command of the "Pawnee," Commander Balch 
engaged in the combined operations of the naval forces under Rear-Admiral 
Dahlgren, and the army under General Foster, in Stono Kiver, South Caro 
lina, from July 3 to 11, 1864, and particularly in the bombardment of Bat 
tery Priugle, on James Island, South Carolina. On February 9, 1865, hav 
ing with him the " Sonoma " and "Daffodil," he ascended the Togoda Creek, 
North Edisto, South Carolina, and engaged three rebel batteries of eleven or 
twelve guns, driving the rebels from their earthworks ; the " Pawnee " was 
hit ten times, the " Sonoma" twice, and the " Daffodil " twice ; Navy Yard, 
Washington, 1866-8. Commissioned as Captain, July 25, 1866 ; command 
ing flagship "Albany," North Atlantic Squadron, 1868-70; navigation duty, 
Washington, 1870-1 ; Navy Yard, Washington, 1872. Commissioned as 
Commodorey August 13, 1872 ; Governor Naval Asylum, Philadelphia, 
1873-6 ; member Light-House Board, 1877-8. Commissioned Rear-A dm iral, 
June 5, 1878 ; member Examining Board, 1878 ; Superintendent Naval Aca 
demy, 1878-81 ; commanding Pacific Station, 1881-83. Retired, 1883. 

John C. Febiger. Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed from Ohio, 
September 14, 1838 ; attached to frigate " Macedonian," West Indian Squad 
ron, 1838-40; sloop "Concord," Brazil Squadron, 1841-3; wrecked in 
" Concord " on east coast of Africa, 1848 ; attached to brig " Chippola," pur 
chased by government at Rio de Janeiro, and used, to recover and dispose of 
equipment of "Concord," 1843-4. Promoted to Passed Midship man, May 
20, 1844; frigate "Potomac," Home Squadron, 1844-5; sloop "Dale," 
Pacific Squadron, 1846-7; frigate "Columbus," Pacific Squadron, 1848; 
sloop "Dale," African Squadron, 1850; coast survey, 1852-7. Commis 
sioned as Lieutenant, April 30, 1853 ; sloop " Germantown," East India 
Squadron, 1858-60; sloop "Savannah," 1861. Commissioned as Commander, 
August 11, 1862 ; commanding the steamer "Kanawha," West Gulf Block 
ading Squadron, 1862-3 ; engagement off Mobile Bay, April 3, 1862 ; com 
manding steamers "Osage," u Neosho" and "Lafayette," Mississippi Squad 
ron, 1863; commanding steamer " Mattabeset," North Atlantic Blockading 
Squadron, 1864-5; engagement w r ith rebel ram "Albemarle " in Albemarle 
Sound, May, 1864; commanding steamer Ashuelot," Asiatic Squadron, 
1866-8. Commissioned as Captain, May 6, 1868 ; commanding steam sloop 
"Shenandoah," Asiatic Squadron, 1868-9. While commanding the "Shen- 
andoah," entered and surveyed Ping- Yang Inlet, west coast of Corea. In 
spector of Naval Reserve Lands, from 1869-72 ; commanding U. S. steamer 
"Omaha," South Pacific Squadron, 1872-4; member Board of Examiners, 
1874-6; Commandant Navy Yard, Washington, D. C., 1876 to August, 
1880 ; special duty, Washington, August, 1880, to March, 1881 ; March 8, 
member Retiring Board, 1881-2. Promoted to Rear-Admiral, February 4, 
18*2. Retired on his own application, July 1, 1882. 

Pierce Crosby. Born in Delaware County, Pa. Appointed Midship 
man from Pennsylvania, June 5, 1 838 ; attached to liue-of-battle-ship " Ohio," 
from 1838 until the summer of 1841, while flag-ship in the Mediterranean; 



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attached to receiving-vessel " Experiment," at Philadelphia; afterwards at 
tached to steamer " Mississippi," on her trial-trip with the " Missouri," from 
New York to Washington. In 1842, was attached to the frigate " Congress," 
and sailed with her from Portsmouth, 1ST. H., to the Mediterranean; served 
in her six months; was then transferred to the sloop " Preble," and returned 
to the United States in the fall of 1843, and was then attached to the Naval 
School at Philadelphia. Promoted to Passed Midshipman, May, 1844; Coast 
Survey from summer of 1844 to summer of 1846, when he was ordered to the 
sloop " Decatur," and served in her six months in the Gulf of Mexico, dur 
ing the Mexican War ; participated in the attack and capture of Tuspan 
and Tobasco. Was then transferred to the gunboat " Petrel," and served in 
her one year, until peace was declared in the summer of 1848; afterward 
was attached to the store-ship "Relief," in 1849, carrying supplies to the 
Mediterranean and Coast of Africa Squadron, until the summer of 1850 ; at 
tached to Philadelphia Navy Yard from the fall of 1850 to 1852 inclusive, and 
then transferred to receiving-ship stationed at Philadelphia, until spring of 
1853; attached to the frigate "Sacramento," then fitting for sea at Norfolk; 
was soon detached from her and placed on waiting orders. Commissioned as 
Lieutenant, September 3, 1853; in the winter of 1853 was ordered to sloop 
" Germantown," and sailed in her in the spring of 1854, from Boston to the 
coast of Brazil, and returned to the United States in February, 1857 ; at 
tached to receiving-ship at Philadelphia, until the latter part of 1858; sailed 
in the sloop " Saratoga," in the fall of 1858, for the Gulf of Mexico, and 
1853 was ordered to sloop " Germantown," and sailed in her in the spring of 
1854, from Boston to the coast of Brazil, and returned to the United States in 
February, 1857 ; attached to receiving-ship at Philadelphia, until the latter part 
of 1858 ; sailed in the sloop "Saratoga," in the fall of 1858, for the Gulf of 
Mexico, and with the exception of forty days on board the " Brooklyn," under 
Captain (afterwards Admiral) Farragut, served two years, and returned to the 
United States in the "Saratoga," in 1860; attached to the receiving-ship at 
Philadelphia, from 1860 to spring of 1861; in the spring and summer of 1861, 
served in Chesapeake Bay, keeping open communication between Annapolis 
and Havre de Grace, capturing and destroying rebel vessels in the bay, and 
cutting off rebel supplies and communications In the summer of 1861, 
received orders, and was attached to the frigate " Cumberland ; " was detailed 
for duty on shore at Fortress Monroe ; transported the troop across Hampton 
Creek, on the night prior to the battle of Big Bethel, also transported them 
on their return after their unsuccessful attempt to take that place. Volun 
teered and took the steamer "Fannie" (a canal-boat), secured her boilers 
temporarily down to the deck with chains, and proceeded with her, in com 
pany with the squadron, to the attack on Forts Hatterasand Clarke, in order 
to have a light-draft vessel to operate in landing troops at that place ; super 
intended the landing of troops, until the heavy surf swamped and broke up 
the boats and dashed them on the beach, when Lieutenant Crosby took a 
ship s heavy launch and landed two more boat-loads of troops, until the sea 
became so heavy that it threw the launch upon the beach, dashing all the 
crew out of her on to the shore. After thus having landed three hundred 
men and officers, the squadron and transports, on account of the bad weather, 
stood off seaward, leaving the troops landed on the shore until the following 
day, when the squadron returned, opened fire, and captured the forts, which 
were garrisoned by over seven hundred men, who had been led to believe, 
by the display made by the troops landed, that their force was over two thou 
sand strong, as Lieutenant Crosby succeeded in getting a strong picket thrown 



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across the point in front of the enemy s batteries, thus preventing their mak 
ing a reconuoissance or ascertaining the condition of and actual force of the 
Union troops, when the squadron returned on the following day and relieved 
them from their critical condition. In this way the rebels were deceived and 
our troops were saved from attack and probable capture, as nearly all the 
ammunition was wet, and the volunteer troops, being in a disorganized state, 
could not, in all probability, have successfully opposed double their number. 
Was especially mentioned in General Butler s official report of the expedition. 
Captured several schooners running the blockade, they not knowing the forts 
had surrendered. In the fall, and shortly after the capture of these forts, 
was ordered to the command of the gunboat " Pembino," fitting out at New 
York ; but was taken dangerously ill with typhoid fever, brought on by con 
stant exposure, privations, and fatigue in the performance of his duties. In 
the winter of 1861, took command of the gunboat " Pinola," at Baltimore ; 
took her to Washington, received her battery, and sailed for the Gulf Squad 
ron, joining Admiral Farragut s command in the spring of 1862. While on 
his way to join the squadron, captured the schooner " Cora," loaded with 
cotton, and sent her North as a prize. Commanded the " Pinola " on the 
memorable night when she co-operated with the " Itasca " in breaking through 
the chain barrier across the Mississippi, at Forts Jackson and St. Philip. 
The " Itasca " successfully slipped the end of the cable on the opposite shore 
to Fort Jackson, and in so doing ran hard and fast aground, but through the 
skillful exertions of Commander Crosby, she was rescued from her critical 
position, at about two o clock in the morning. The " Pinola s " duty on this 
occasion was to blow up with torpedoes the vessels holding the chain barrier, 
and anchored directly under Fort Jackson s guns, which was twice tried. 
The vessels were boarded, which immediately drew the fire of Fort Jackson ; 
torpedoes were placed in the hold, also outside of the vessels, and everything 
carefully arranged ; but owing to the mass of floating timber around the vessel, 
the strong current and dark night, the wires attached to the galvanic battery 
and torpedoes were broken just as the attempt was made to explode them. 
When the third attempt was about being made, a boat arrived alongside, an 
nouncing the " Itasca " ashore, and in want of the " Pinola s " assistance to 
get her afloat ; the attempt to blow up the vessels was reluctantly given up 
for the time, to assist the "Itasca," and in going to her assistance again drew 
the fire of Fort Jackson. In the first attempt to pull the " Itasca " afloat, two 
hawsers broke, but succeeded with an eleven-inch hawser the second time in 
pulling her off; and in doing this, the "Pinola" passed well up through the 
barrier under Fort St. Philip, far enough to prove that the road was clear, 
but owing to the heavy bombardment of the mortar-fleet, she was not heard 
or seen. Participated in the bombardment and passage of Forts Jackson and 
St. Philip, Chalmette batteries, and capture of New Orleans ; also in the 
bombardment, passage, and repassage of batteries at Vicksburg, and engage 
ment with the rebel iron-clad " Arkansas." Blockaded off Mobile in the fall 
of 1862; was ordered North to command the iron-clad "Sangamon." Was 
promoted to Commander, September 3, 1862; detached from "Sangamon," 
and appointed Fleet-Captain, North Atlantic Squadron, under Real-Admiral 
S. P. Lee ; commanded an expedition up the York River, co-operating with 
General Dix. in command of the Army Corps at the White House. In the 
winter of 1863, took command of the "Florida," destroyed two blockade- 
runners at Masonboro Inlet, while attempting to run the blockade, just at the 
break of day, and in so doing drew the sharp fire of flying batteries on shore ; 
was transferred to the command of the " Keystone State " in 1864 ; captured 



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five blockade-runners while in command of her, and caused many others to 
throw overboard their cargoes in order to escape. Detached from " Keystone 
State," and ordered to the " Muscoota ; " detached from the " Muscoota," and 
ordered to the " Metacomet," 1864-5 ; blockaded off Galveston, Texas, and 
commanded her in the attack on Mobile. Planned and directed the con 
struction of torpedo-nets, and spread them from shore to shore of the Blakely 
River, which caught all the floating torpedoes sent down to destroy the vessel ; 
also planned torpedo drag-nets, superintended the removal of one hundred 
and forty torpedoes, and successfully cleared the track so as to allow the 
squadron to pass up safely to the city of Mobile. Occupied Forts Huger and 
Tracy on the night of the evacuation by the rebel forces ; was especially com 
mended by Admiral Thatcher in his official report of the naval operations at 
that port ; was detached from the " Metacomet," on her return to Philadelphia, 
in August, 1865, at the close -of the war. In September, 1865, received 
orders to command the " JShamokin ; " sailed in her for the coast of Brazil, 
where he remained until 1868. Promoted to Captain, May 27, 1868, and 
detached, returning to the United States by the mail-steamer. While in 
command of the " Shamokin " conveyed Minister Washburn to Paraguay. 
At Norfolk Navy Yard as Inspector of Ordnance, 1869-70 ; Navy Yard, 
Philadelphia, 1871-2 ; Navy Yard, Washington, 1872-4. Commissioned as 
Commodore, October 3, 1874 ; commanding Naval Station, League Island, 
1878 ; commandant Navy Yard, League Island, 1878-80. Promoted to 
Rear-Admiral, March 10, 1882 ; commanding South Atlantic Station, 1882 ; 
commanding Asiatic Station, 1883. Retired on his own application, Octo 
ber, 1883. 

Aaron K. Hughes. Born in New York State. Appointed Acting 
Midshipman from New York, October 20, 1838 ; made first cruise in the 
Pacific Ocean, on board the frigate "Constitution," flag-ship of Com 
modore Alexander Clayton, Captain Daniel Turner commanding, from Jan 
uary, 1839, until November, 1841 ; in February, 1842, was ordered to the 
brig, " Boxer ;" served in her in the Gulf of Mexico and in the West Indies, 
until the autumn of the same year; served in the receiving-ship "Pennsyl 
vania," Norfolk, Virginia, from January, 1843, until June of the same year; 
was then ordered to the frigate " Macedonian," African Squadron, and served 
in her until the winter of 1844. Promoted to Passed Midshipman, May 28, 
1844 ; served in the frigate " Columbia," coast of Brazil, from the fall of 
1845 until the spring of 1846 ; served during the summer of 1846 in the 
office of the United States Coast Survey ; in the fall of same year was ordered 
as Passed Midshipman to the steamer " Michigan," on the Western lakes, 
and served in her until the summer of 1848 ; served in the receiving-ship 
" North Carolina," as Passed Midshipman, from fall of 1849 until summer of 
1850 ; was then ordered as Acting Master to the sloop "St. Mary s," which 
order was revoked before that vessel went to sea ; in about a month after, 
was ordered to the sloop " Albany," and served in her as Acting Master in 
the West Indies and Gulf of Mexico, for two years and one month, and was 
granted leave from her in the latter part of the fall of 1852 ; in the winter of 
1852, was ordered as Acting Master to* the receiving-ship u Ontario," where 
he received a warrant as Master, in the line of promotion, and served in her 
until the summer of 1853, when he was detached and granted leave of ab 
sence. Promoted to Lieutenant, August, 1853, and in December of same 
year, was ordered as Lieutenant in sloop-of-\var " Decatur," Pacific Squadron, 
until August of 1856 ; made the passage through the Straits of Magellan, 
from the Atlantic to the Pacific, occupying eighty-three days, or one hundred 



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and eighteen days from Rio Janeiro, Brazil, to Valparaiso, Chili ; while at 
tached to this vessel in Puget Sound, Washington Territory, where he passed 
the winter of 1855-6, had an engagement on shore at the town of Seattle, 
with five hundred hostile Indians, who had attempted to murder the inhab 
itants, pillage and destroy the place; but through the unremitting watchful 
ness of the late Commodore Guert Gansevoort, their objects were frustrated 
by the landing of the officers and crew of the " Decatur; " engagement com 
menced at 8 A.M., and ended at 4 P.M., on the 26th day of January, 1856. 
It was estimated that the Indians lost thirty-five killed and thirty wounded. 
This ended hostilities in the Territory. In the winter of 1856-7, ordered as 
Lieutenant, and servtd on board the receiving-ship " Alleghany," Baltimore, 
as Executive Officer until the fall of 1857, when he was ordered as Lieuten 
ant and Executive Officer to the store-ship " Supply," of the African and 
Brazil Squadrons, serving until the fall of 1858 ; after a month s leave, was 
again ordered to the receiving-ship " Alleghany," where he served as a Lieu 
tenant until June, 1859; was then ordered as a Lieutenant to the "San 
Jacinto," and served in her as Second Lieutenant, Executive Officer, and 
about six weeks in command of that vessel, until January, 1860; was then 
ordered by the flag-officer commanding the African Squadron to the sloop 
"Portsmouth" as Executive Officer, and served in her until June of same 
year; was then reordered to the "San Jacinto," at the Island of Madeira, 
and on her way to St. Paul de Loanda, west coast of Africa, was sent as 
prize- master of the captured slaver " Storm King," and after taking charge 
of that vessel two hundred miles to the westward of the Congo River, and 
conveying six hundred and nineteen recaptured Africans to Monrovia, Li 
beria, a distance of fifteen hundred miles, delivered them to the charge of 
the Reverend John Seys, Government Agent there ; brought the prize to 
Norfolk, Virginia, in September, 1860; in December, 1860, ordered as Lieu 
tenant to receiving-ship " Princeton," at Philadelphia served in her until 
April 23, 1861, on which day he was ordered to the Philadelphia City ice 
boat, which had been improvised into a man-of-war in less than twenty-four 
hours, as Executive, under Commander (now Rear-Admiral) Oliver S. 
Glisson ; served in her in the Chesapeake, convoying government transports 
with troops and munitions of war, until the middle of May of same year ; was 
then ordered to the frigate "Mississippi," served in her as Second Lieuten 
ant and Executive in the Gulf Squadron, until October 31, 1861, when he 
was ordered in command of the steamer " Water Witch ; " serving in same 
squadron until April, 1862, when she was ordered North for repairs ; while 
in command of the "Water Witch," in November, 1861, was ordered by 
Captain (now Rear-Admiral) L. M. Powell, while lying off Fort Morgan, 
near the entrance to Mobile Bay, to steam in toward the fort and endeavor 
to cut out a schooner, which, in attempting to run in, had grounded under the 
guns of the fort ; when within range he opened fire upon the schooner, which 
was vigorously returned by the guns of Fort Morgan, and from the guns of a 
masked battery to the eastward of the fort. This engagement lasted for more 
than an hour, when a signal to haul out of action was made by the officer 
above mentioned. In May, 1862, was ordered to command the gun-boat 
" Mohawk," served in her under Flag-Officer and Admiral Du Pont, 
South Atlantic Squadron, until June, 1863 ; while at Fernandina, Florida, 
as senior Naval Officer, was requested by the military authorities stationed 
there to accompany them on an expedition to St. Mary s, Georgia, for the 
purpose of supplying lumber for the troops. Accordingly, on November 9, 
1862, the army transport having preceded him, steamed over to that place. 



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On approaching the town, they met the army transport with two companies 
of volunteers returning, they having been fired into by rebel troops stationed 
in the town, one of their men being dangerously, and two supposed mortally 
wounded, were sent on board the "Mohawk" for medical treatment. He 
continued on his course to the town and made fast to the wharf, sending an 
officer on shore, who communicated with two women, apparently the only 
inhabitants of the town ; they assured him that the men alluded to had been 
wounded by some foolish boys, the account did not satisfy him. He then 
offered to give these women a safe conduct to Feruandina, which they de 
clined. He then determined to fire into the town, but upon the earnest solic 
itation of Colonel Rich, commanding 9th Regiment, Maine Volunteers, de 
cided to leave without molesting the place, upon the express understanding, 
however, that if a single shot was fired at the vessel, he would return and 
bombard the town. He had ne sooner left the wharf than volleys of mus 
ketry were opened upon him from different parts of the town. The channel 
of the river was so narrow that he was obliged to drop anchor in order to get 
the vessel s head up stream, and as soon as this could be done he opened tire 
upon the town and destroyed the greater portion of it, completely driving the 
rebels out of the place. He subsequently learned that one hundred and fifty 
men were concealed there. In June, 1863, was ordered to command the 

Sin-boat "Cimmaron," served in her in South Atlantic Squadron, under 
ear-Admiral Dahlgren, until May, 1864 ; while in her he participated in 
the attack on the enemy s works before Charleston, August 17, 1863, and 
served in other engagements at the same place. In October, 1864, ordered 
to report to Acting Rear-Admiral Lee, as Ordinance-Officer, Mississippi 
Squadron; in February, 1865, was transferred as Executive-Officer to the 
Mound City Naval station, in which capacity he served until February, 
1866 ; in April, 1866, was ordered as a member of the Naval General Court- 
Martial assembled at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and served on it until it 
was dissolved in June, 1866; in August, 1866, was ordered as Light-House 
Inspector of the Sixth Light-House District, at Charleston, South Carolina, 
where he served until August 7, 1868. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, 
July 16, 1862. Promoted to Commander, November 16, 1862. Promoted 
to Captain, February 10, 1869; commanding receiving ship "Boston," 1870; 
commanding " Pensacola " (second-rate), Pacific Squadron, 1872-4. Com 
missioned as Commodore, February 4, 1875; commanding Naval Station, 
Port Royal, South Carolina, 1877-78 ; Commandant Navy Yard, Norfolk, 
1879-81. Promoted to Rear- Admiral, July 2, 1882 ; commanding Pacific 
Station, 1882-3. Retired, March, 1884. 

Thomas S. Phelps. Born in Maine. Appointed from Maine, January 
17, 1840; attached to sloop "Preble." coast of Labrador and Bay of Fundy, 
March to December, 1840; Mediterranean Squadron, January, 1841, to 
September, 1843 ; sloop," Boston," Brazil Squadron. October, 1843, to Feb 
ruary, 1846 ; Naval School, February to July, 1846. Promoted to Passed 
Midshipman, July 11, 1846; sloop "Boston," Gulf Squadron, October 5, 
1846 ; wrecked on the Island of Eleuthera, West Indies, November 16, 
1846 ; detached and ordered to steamer " Polk," for war and special service 
in Mexico, February 20, 1847 ; after-section filled with water off Cape Hat- 
teras, April 1, 1847 ; returned detached, and ordered to Coast Survey, May 
7,1847; attached to schooners "Nautilus," "J. T. Mason," and steamer 
" Legare," until June, 1849 ; razee " Independence," Mediterranean Squad 
ron, June, 1849, to December, 1850 ; frigate "Constitution," same squadron, 
December, 1850, to February, 1851 ; schooner "Graham," steamers "Le- 



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gare" and " Hetzel," Coast Survey, May 1, 1851, to November, 1852; 
receiving-ship " Pennsylvania," November, 1852, to January 1, 1853 ; 
steamer "Fulton," one month, rejoined "Pennsylvania," and attached 
until December, 1853 ; surveyed Elizabeth River and Norfolk Navy Yard ; 
sloop " Decatur," Pacific Squadron, December, 1853, to April 15, 1857; 
served throughout the Indian War in Washington Territory, 1855-6. Pro 
moted to Ma*ter, March 1, 1855. Commissioned as Lieutenant, September 
14, 1855 ; battle of Seattle, W. T., January 26, 1856 ; ordnance duty, Nor 
folk, Virginia, May, 1857, to September, 1858; Paraguay Expedition and 
Brazil Squadron, September, 1858, to June, 1859 ; steamer " Crusader," 
Home Squadron, June 16 to August 24, 1859 ; commanded ffteamer " Vixen, 
Coast Survey, and on special service, August, 1859, to September, 1861; 
attached to expedition for the relief of Fort Sumter, March, 1861 " In 
organizing the government for war, it was decided by the Chiefs of Depart 
ments that one naval officer skilled in surveying should be detached for 
special service to co-operate with army and navy, and Lieutenant Phelps was 
selected by ballot for that duty." In consequence of the destruction of light- 
boats, buoys, and ranges, and the erection of heavy batteries by the rebels, 
the Potomac Kiver was rendered almost impassable, and at this critical 
moment, when the safety of Washington was hazarded, a survey and chart of 
the river became imperative. For this purpose, six steamers were placed at 
the disposal of Lieutenant Phelps. Selecting two, he, in June, successfully 
executed the work, which fully answered the requirements of the country. 
Transferred to steamer " Corwin " for secret service, September 24, 1861. 
Examined five of the inlets of North Carolina, and surveyed and buoyed 
Hatteras Inlet, for the introduction of expeditions into the interior waters of 
that State ; skirmished with rebel gunboats, Pamlico Sound, November 9, 
1861 ; engagement with rebel gunboat " Curlew," Hatteras Inlet, November 
14, 1861 ; received compliments of Secretary of Navy ; secret service in Vir 
ginia waters, December, 1861 ; attached to North Atlantic Blockading Squad 
ron, March, 1862 ; assigned to command of division for operations in rear of 
Gloucester Point, Virginia, April 1, 1862 ; York Kiver, April 21, three engage 
ments with Yorktown and Gloucester Point batteries ; skirmish with rebels, 
Queen s Point, Virginia, captured five, and caused the destruction of two of the 
enemy s vessels, prevented destruction of White House bridge, May 4, 
1862; frequent skirmishes with main body of rebel army retreating from 
Yorktown, May 5 and 6 ; battle of West Point, Virginia, ascended the 
Matipony River, and prevented the junction of a large force of rebels with 
main army, May 7 ; made reconnoissance charts of Matipony and Pamunky 
Rivers. Commissioned as Lieutenant- Commander, July 16,1862. In obe 
dience to the demands of Congress and an order of the Navy Department, 
executed a close and complete survey of the Potomac River, opposed in the 
work by enemy s infantry and artillery, July 29, 1862, to March 1, 1863; 
commanded steamer " Corwin," on special service, from March, 1863, to De 
cember, 1 s 64, principally employed in making surveys in anticipation of 
naval and military movements, and in examining dangers in the way of block- 
aders and transports; ironclad " Saugus," December, 1864; steam-sloop, 
" Juniata," January 3, 1865; commanded the " Juniata" at the capture of 
Fort Fisher, January 15, 1865 ; South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, Jan 
uary 21, 1865; commanded steamer " Lenapee," Atlantic Coast Squadron, 
March 2, 1865, to April 3, 1867 ; senior officer on coast of North Carolina, 
from March, 1865, to December, 1865. Commissioned as Commander, August 
5, 1865; Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 1867-70; commanding receiving 



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ship " Independence," 1870-1 ; commanding steam-sloop " Saranac," N. P. 
Station, 187 1-3. Commissioned as Captain, June 19, 1871 ; Navy Yard, Mare 
Island, California, 1873-7 ; commanding receiving-ship " Independence," 
September, 1877, to March, 1879. Promoted to Commodore, January 13, 
1879 ; commanding Navy Yard, Mare Island, Cal., January 15, 1881, to 
March 15, 1883 : commanded South Atlantic Station, 1883-4. Promoted to 
Rear- Admiral, March 1, 1884. Retired November 2, 1884. 

John H. Upsher. Born in Virginia, December 5, 1823. Appointed 
from Virginia, November 4, 1841 ; attached to frigate " Congress," Medi 
terranean Squadron, 1841-3; sloop "St. Marys," Mediterranean Squadron, 
1843-6 ; Home Squadron during Mexican War ; in the Naval Battery dur 
ing the bombardment of Vera Cruz; Naval School, 1847. Promoted to 
Passed Midshipman, August 10, 1847; frigate "Cumberland," Mediter 
ranean Squadron, 1849-50; ordnance duty, 1852; store-ship "Supply," 
East India Squadron, 1853-6. Promoted to Master, 1855. Commissioned 
as Lieutenant, September 14, 1855 ; ordnance duty, Washington Navy Yard, 
1856-7 ; sloop " Cumberland," coast of Africa, 1858-9 ; Instructor at Naval 
Academy, 1859-60 ; North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1861 ; at cap 
ture of foris at Hatteras, North Carolina ; steam-frigate " Wabash," South 
Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1861 ; present at battle of Port Royal ; com 
manding steamer " Flambeau," South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 
1862-3 ; several expeditions up the rivers of South Carolina. Commissioned 
as Lieutenant Commander, July 16, 1862 ; commanding steam-frigate "Minne 
sota," flag-ship, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1863-4; command 
ing steamer " A. D. Vance," North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1864-5 ; 
at capture of Fort Fisher, January, 1865 ; commanding steamer " Frolic," 
European Squadron, 1865-7. Commissioned as Commander, July 25, 1-S66 ; 
commanding apprentice-ship " Saratoga," 1868-70 ; special duty, New Lon 
don, Connecticut, 1871-3. Commissioned as Captain, January 31, 1872; 
commanded the Pensacola, 1872-3 ; commanded "Brooklyn " (second-rate), 
South Atlantic Station, 1875-6; member Board of Inspection, 1877-80; 
member Board of Examiners, 1881. Promoted to Commodore, July, 1880; 
commandant Navy Yard, New York, 1882-4 Promoted to RearAdmiral, 
October, 1884 ; commanding Pacific Station, 1884-5. Retired on his own 
application, June, 1888. 

F. A. Roe. Born in Elmira, N. Y., October 4, 1823. Appointed 
Acting Midshipman, October 19, 1841 ; after six months service at sea was 
warranted, February 3, 1842; ordered to sloop-of-war "John Adams;" 
served a full cruise on the coast of Brazil and south and east coast of Africa; 
detached from the " John Adams," May 29, 1844 ; ordered to sloop-of-war 
u Yorktown," September 3, 1844; made cruise -on that ship on the west 
coast of Africa, as a Midshipman doing a Lieutenant s duty ; detached 
from the " Yorktown," June 4, 1846 ; ordered to the sloop-of-war Boston," 
October 5, 1846, bound to the Gulf of Mexico to join the squadron 
under Commodore O. H. Perry, blockading Vera Cruz, Mexico; was 
shipwrecked on that vessel on Eleuthera Island, West Indies; ship was 
a total loss ; detached from the " Boston," February 24, 1847 ; ordered to 
the steamer * Alleghany," fitting out at Memphis, Tennessee, February 24, 
1847 ; served on that vessel until her arrival at Norfolk, Virginia, October 
20, 18 47. Detached from the "Alleghany " and ordered to the Naval Acad 
emy, Annapolis, Md., October 20, 1847 ; graduated from the Naval Academy, 
July 12, 1848 and promoted to Passed Midshipman from August 10, 1847, 
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and granted ninety days leave of absence, July 12, 1848. Ordered to the 
sloop-of-war "Albany," September 2(5, 1848, and cruised in the West India 
Islands; detached from Albany," August 13, 1841); was dismissed from 
the service by sentence of court-martial, for disobedience of an illegal oider, 
October 23, 1849; reappointed a Patsed Midshipman from August 10, 1847, 
to take original rank and place in Navy List, September 27. 1850. Ordered 
to Coast Survey, but the orders were revoked, October 9, 1850 ; ordered as a 
watch officer to the mail steamer " Georgia ; " served two years as Execu 
tive Officer of the "Georgia," October 23, 1850; detached from the 
" Georgia," November 24, 1852. Ordered to the brig " porpoise," of the 
North Pacific and Behring Strait Expedition, December 2, 1852 (was ap 
pointed Acting Master to do the duty of Lieutenant) ; served as Executive 
Officer of the " Porpoise" until the reorganization of the squadron in China 
under the Acting Commodore, John Rodgers, in August, 1854. While in 
China, as Executive Officer of the " Porpoise," had an action with a fleet of 
thirteen heavy armored pirate junks, in Koulan Bay ; destroyed six of these 
junks, defeated the pirate fleet and dispersed its vessels. It was a hot action 
of two hours, fought under canvas under way. Detached from the " Por 
poise," August, 1854; ordered and appointed an Acting Lieutenant, com 
manding and Executive Officer of the flag-ship " Vinceunes," exploring ex 
pedition ; made a cruise in the Arctic regions as high as latitude 72 5 N., 
and along the north and east coasts of Siberia and Japan, and Kurile 
Islands ; detached from the squadron and the " Vincennes," November 3, 

1855, and on arrival at San Francisco, Cal., ordered East to await orders ; 
warranted as a Master in the Navy, August 8, 1855. Promoted to a Lieuten 
ant, September 14, 1855 ; total service to this date, ten years and nine 
months; ordered to the Coast Survey schooner, Bowditch," February 21, 

1856, coast of Georgia, surveying coast; detached from the Coast Survey 
Service and ordered to the frigate "Macedonian" (Fourth Lieutenant), 
April 17,1858; served the cruise in the "Macedonian" in the Gulf of 
Mexico and Mediterranean ; detached from the Mediterranean on expiration 
of cruise, July 14, 1860 ; ordered to ordnance duty. New York Navy Yard, 
September 13, 1860 ; service as Assistant Inspector of Ordnance until July 
14, 1861, when applied for service afloat at the front, civil war being de 
clared ; ordered to the U. S. S. " Pensacola," August 2, 1861, at Washington, 
D. C., fitting out for passage down the Potomac, which was blocked by rebel 
batteries. While preparing for sea was ordered temporarily, in great haste, 
in consequence of the battle and defeat at Bull Run, with 500 seamen to oc 
cupy Fort Ellsworth, near Alexandria, Va. Occupied the Fort, which was 
General McClellan s left, until the army moved, when he returned to the 
" Pensacola." Was Executive Officer of the " Pensacola at the memorable 
passage of that ship down the Potomac River, through nine miles of batteries 
under constant fire. Passage successfully made, accompanied by the Presi 
dent and his Cabinet until under fire. Carried the ship (" Pensacola ") to 
New Orleans, led the starboard (van) column of the Farragut fleet at the 
battle and passage of Forts Jackson and St. Phillip, and eighty miles above 
the Chalmette Forts (earthworks and heavy guns). Was specially com 
mended for good conduct on this occasion by Commodore Henry Morris, and 
recommended for promotion to grade of Commander; detached from the 
Pensacola, at New Orleans, August 5, 1862, and ordered to command the 
gun-boat " Katahdin," and same day fought the battle of Baton Rouge, 
against John C. Breckenridge. Promoted to the grade of Lieutenant- Com 
mander, by appointment, August 6, 1862 ; detached from " Katahdin," Feb- 

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ruary 2, 1863, and ordered North by Admiral Farragut on account of fail 
ing health. During this service on the Mississippi was in several engagements 
and constant skirmishes with the enemy, fights at Plaquemine, Bonnet Carre, 
College Point, and the engagement with and destruction of the Rebel iron 
clad ram " Arkansas." Commissioned a Lieutenant- Commander frcm July 
16, 1862, on March 4, 1863; and ordered to command the Neptune," 
August 27, 1863, but orders changed on September 4, 1863, and ordered to 
command the double-ender and paddle-wheel steamer " Sassacus," fitting out 
at Boston. Commanded the " Sas?acus " off Wilmington on the blockade for 
two weeks, and destroyed two valuable blockade runners (English steam 
ships). Was ordered to the sounds of North Carolina, until July 20, 1864, 
when detached on account of sickness and sent to the hospital, Norfolk, Va. 
During the service of North Carolina was engaged in action with the Rebel 
ram k< Albemarle" and gun-boat Bombshell." The battle took place on 
May 5, 1864, in Albernarle Sound. Attacked in the evening by broadside of 
shot at close quarters and ramming. The ramming disabled the"Albe- 
marle," and she retreated, leaking badly, up the sound to Plymouth, N. C., or 
Roanoke River. To keep from sinking, the ram ran aground at a spot near 
Plymouth. The " Bombshell," a small gun-boat, surrendered to the " Sassa 
cus," in the first of the engagement, and her surrender was received by the 
"Sassacus," which took possession of her. July 22, 1864, is dated a letter of 
thanks and commendation from the Secretary of the Navy, and advancement 
of five numbers in grade for her commander for "gallant and meritorious 
conduct before the enemy." Having been discharged from the hospital on 
November 11, 1864, was ordered to command the U. S. ship " Michigan," on 
the Lakes During this command he suppressed a general insurrection of 
the miners of the iron region at Marquette, and of the copper region at 
Hough ton, saved the town of Marquette from being sacked by miners, and 
had the privateer "Georgian," captured by English authority at Collingswood, 
Canada. Detached from the "Michigan" and Lake service, and wait orders, 
April 7, 1866; ordered to the "Madawaska," June 13, 1866 (subsequently 
the "Tennessee"), as Executive Officer of trial service of the engineers and 
machinery. Promoted to the rank of Commander, July 25, 1866 ; succeeded 
Commodore S. C. Rowan, August, 1866, in the command of the " Mada 
waska, until the completion of the work ; detached from the " Mada 
waska," January 29, 1867, and ordered to " Tacony," double ender, fitting 
out at Norfolk, Va., for Gulf of Mexico. Was ordered by Rear- Admiral 
Palmer to command the Mexican Gulf Division of his squadron, and sta 
tioned at Vera Cruz. During this command at Vera Cruz, at the time of 
the capture and execution of the Prince Maximilian, and during the change 
of government to a republic under President Juarez, saw the last of the 
evacuation of the French from Mexico. Took the famous Santa Anna a 
prisoner out of an American steamer, and sent him out of Mexico. Was 
employed frequently as negotiator between General Beuevidez, of the Re 
publican army, and Burreau,the Imperial Governor of Vera Cruz. Received 
the surrender of Vera Cruz and San Juan d Ulloa from the hands of General 
Gomez, who refused to surrender to Benevidez or Juarez, when Maximilian 
was executed. Preserved order in Vera Cruz and established a provisional 
government until the city was occupied by the Republican troops under 
Benevidez. Detached from the " Tacony," at Pensatola, August 3, 1867, 
sfter Mexican affairs were settled, and ordered to Washington. Sent for by 
the President (Johnson) in cabinet-meeting, and received his thanks and 
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Johnson ordered the Secretary of the Navy, Mr. Welles, to promote this 
officer, but the verbal order was forgotten and not carried out. Ordered as 
Fleet Captain of the Asiatic Fleet, under Rear-Admiral S. C. Rowan, 
August 3, 18b7, in U. S. frigate " Delaware" (nee " Piscataqua"), fitting out 
at Portsmouth, N. H. Served full cruise, three years, as Fleet Captain in U. 
S. Frigate "Delaware," Asiatic Station. Sea service to that date, twenty-two 
years and seven months ; shore service three years ; detached from " Dela 
ware," November, 1870, having arrived at New York from China, and wait 
orders; ordered to Examination Board for promotion, March 15, 1872. 
Commissioned as Captain, April 1, 1872; ordered to command naval ren 
dezvous, at San Francisco, Cal., August 5, 1872 ; detached and waiting 
orders, March 17, 1873; ordered as Executive Officer and Captain of the 
Yard, Boston Navy Yard, June 12, 1873 ; detached and ordered to com 
mand the frigate " Lancaster," at Key West, Fla., bound to Brazil, February 
28, 1874 ; made cruise to Brazil, and served as flag-ship ; was chief of staff 
again ; detached from " Lancaster," having returned from cruise, Brazil 
Station, July 16, 1875 ; ordered to Naval Station, New London, August 9, 
1875 ; detached from Naval Station, at New London, and placed on furlough 
by Secretary George M. Robeson, July 18, 1876 ; ordered as member of 
Board of Examination at Naval Academy, Annapolis, March 3, 1879 ; de 
tached from that duty, April 5, 1879 ; ordered as president of a Board to re 
vise the allowance books of the Bureaus of the Navy Department, under 
commission as Captain, November 7, 1879; received letter of commendation 
from Admiral Le Roy, with whom he served as Chief of Staff) etc., etc. ; 
having completed the work of the Revisory Board, was detached and placed 
on waiting orders ; ordered to Torpedo Station, Newport, R. I., July, 1883, 
as President of a Board of Examiners, of a class of thirty commissioned 
officers, with experiments and conduct of that station ; in August completed, 
and detached again for duty ; ordered as Governor of the U. S. Naval 
Station for Retired Seamen (Naval Asylum), at Philadelphia, October 31, 
1883 ; relieved Rear- Admiral A. C. Rhind on that day, and assumed com 
mand. Commissioned as Rear Admiral in the Navy, November 3, 1884 ; 
passed the examination before two boards, medical and professional ; detached 
from the command of the Naval Asylum, Philadelphia, October 4, 1885, and 
transferred to the retired list, having reached sixty-two years of age. 

Samuel R. Franklin. Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed from Penn 
sylvania, February 18, 1841 ; attached to frigate " United States," Pacific 
Squadron, 1841-3 ; store ship " Relief," Pacific Squadron, 1845-7 ; present 
at the demonstration upon Monterey, the enemy offering no resistance, and 
the place being occupied without a battle ; Naval School, 1847. Promoted 
to Passed Midshipman, August 10, 1847 ; razee "Independence," Mediterra 
nean Squadron, 1849-52 ; Coast Survey, 1 853-5. Commissioned as Lieutenant, 
September 14, 1855; Naval Academy, 1855-6; sloop " Falmouth," Brazil 
Squadron, 1857-59; sloop "Macedonian," Home Squadron, 1859-60; steam- 
sloop " Dacotah," Atlantic coast, 1861-2 ; was a volunteer on board of the 
"Roanoke " in the action with the "Merrimac," March, 1862, in which the 
u Congi ess" and "Cumberland" were destroyed. The "Roanoke" was 
engaged with the forts at Sewell s Point, but grounded, and did not get fairly 
into the action. Executive Officer of the " Dacotah " in the attack upon the 
batteries at Sewell s Point in the spring of 1862. Commissioned as Lieutenant- 
Commander, July 16, 1862 ; commanding the steam-gunboat " Aroostook," 
James River flotilla, 1862 ; commanding " Aroostook," Western Gulf Block 
ading Squadron, 1863; special duty, New Orleans, 1864; on the staff of 



20 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

Acting Rear-Admiral Thatcher during the operations of Mobile Bay, in the 
spring of 1865, and was the naval representative in the demand for the sur 
render of the City of Mobile ; commanding steamer " Saginaw," North Pacific 
Squadron, 1866-7. Commissioned as Commander, September 26, 1866; 
ordnance duty, Mare Island, California, 1868-9 ; commanding steam-sloop 
" Mohican," North Pacific Squadron, 1869-70 ; equipment duty, Navy Yard, 
Mare Island, California, 1870-2. Commissioned as Captain, August 13, 
1872 ; Fleet Captain of the Western Gulf Blockading Squadron, under Com 
modore Bell, Rear- Admiral Palmer, and Acting Rear- Admiral Thatcher. 
Joined the " Wabash," on the European Station, in 1873, and commanded 
her and served as Chief of Staff to Rear-Admiral Case. The flag was shifted 
to the " Franklin," which vessel he commanded and served in her as Chief 
of Staff to Rear- Admiral Worden, when he relieved Admiral Case in com 
mand of the squadron ; President of Board of Examiners for promotion of 
officers, Navy Yard, Norfolk, 1877. Promoted to Commodore, May, 1881 ; 
special duty, Washington, 1881-3 ; Hydrographer to the Bureau of Naviga 
tion, 1877-80 ; Superintendent Naval Observatory, 1884-5. Promoted to 
Rear-Admiral, January, 1885 ; ordered to command European Station, Feb 
ruary, 1885, with the " Pene-acola " as flag ship ; remained in this command 
till August, 1887, when he was relieved. Retired, 1887. Appointed by 
President Cleveland, February, 1889, as one of the delegates on the part of 
the United States to the International Marine Conference, and was chosen 
President of that body on 16th of October, upon its assembly at Washington. 
Stephen Bleecker Luce. Born in Albany, New York, March 25, 
1827. Appointed Midshipman from New York, October 19, 1841, and 
ordered to the " North Carolina," 74, New York ; April, 1842, to March, 
1845, attached to frigate "Congress," Captain P. F. Voorhees, on the Medi 
terranean and Brazil Stations; May, 1845, to March, 1848, attached to the 
" Columbus," 74, Commodore James Biddle, circumnavigating the globe, 
visiting Japan, and serving on the coast of California during the Mexican 
War. April 1, 1848, ordered to Naval Academy for examination for pro 
motion to Passed Midshipman; August 20, 1849, to October, 1852 attached 
to " Van d alia," Captain William H. Gardner, during her cruise in the 
Pacific ; December, 1852, attached to astronomical party, under Lieutenant 
J. M. Gilliss, Washington, D. C.; May 9, 1853. to February 8, 1854, at 
tached to steamer "Vixen," Home Squadron ; May 18, 1854, to November 
16, 1857, attached to United States Coast Survey. Promoted to Master, 
November 15, 1855. Commissioned as Lieutenant, September 16, 1855 ; 
November 16, 1857, to February 11, 1860, attached to sloop-of-war "James 
town," Captain C. H. A. H. Kennedy, during her cruise in West Indies and 
on the Isthmus; March 2, 1860, to Naval Academy, as Assistant Instructor; 
May 2, 1861, ordered to frigate " Wabash," Captain William Mercer, attached 
to Blockading Squadron, coast of South Carolina ; participated in the battles 
of Hatteras Inlet and Port Royal ; commanded a howitzer launch of " Wa 
bash " during a reconnoissance in force and engagement with rebels at Port 
Royal Ferry, South Carolina, by combined military and naval forces ; Jan 
uary 10, 1862, ordered to Naval Academy, Newport, Rhode Island. Com 
missioned as Lieutenant Commander, July 16, 1862; June 1, 1863, ordered 
to command practice-ship "Macedonian" (European cruise) ; October 13, 
1863, ordered to command monitor " Nantucket," attached to North Atlantic 
Blockading Squadron ; while in command of " Nantucket " engaged the rebel 
forts Sumter and Moultrie a number of times; August 19, 1864, ordered to 
command "Sonoma," double-ender, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron; 



RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 21 

August 27, 1864, to " Canandaigua," North Atlantic Blockading Squadron ; 
September 1, 1864, to June 9, 1865, to " Pontiac," North Atlantic Blockad 
ing Squadron ; while in command of " Pontiac," engaged Battery Marshall ; 
January 5, 1865, reported to General W. T. Sherman, at Savannah, Georgia, 
for duty in connection with the army. A\ 7 ith much difficulty got the 
" Pontiac " up the Savannah River to Sister s Ferry, about forty miles above 
the city, and guarded the pontoon bridge from molestation by the rebels 
while General Slocum s wing passed into South Carolina. September 26, 
1865, to Naval Academy (Annapolis) ; October 6, 1865, relieved Commander 
Fairfax as Commandant of Midshipmen (Naval Academy,) ; June 8, 1866, 
ordered to command Practice Squadron, consisting of " Macedonian " and 
"Savannah," frigates "Winnepeg," double-ender "Saco" and "Marble- 
head," steam third-rates; and yacht "America" (cruise on the const). 
Commissioned as Commander, July 25, 1866 ; June 12, 1867, in command of 
Practice Squadron, consisting of "Macedonian," "Savannah" and "Dale" 
(European cruise); May 31, 1868, in command of Practice Squadron, con 
sisting of " Savannah," " Macedonian " and " I>ale " (West Point and Euro 
pean cruise) ; September 30, 1868, to May 26, 1869, in command of 
" Mohongo," double-ender, Pacific Squadron ; February 19, 1869, to July 
12, 1872, in command of " Juniata," Mediterranean Squadron ; September 
14, 1872, to Boston Navy Yard, as Equipment Officer. Commissioned as 
Captain, December 28, 1872 ; December 12, 1873, ordered to command 
frigate " Minnesota " during the " Virginius " excitement ; detached on the 
22d, and resumed duties at Boston ; October 15, 1875, detached from Boston 
Navy Yard (as Captain of the Yard) ; November 1, 1875, ordered to 
command the "Hartford," at New York, relieving the " Worcester 1 as flag 
ship of the North Atlantic Squadron ; August 21, 1877, detached from the 
"Hartford;" August 25, 1877, ordered as Inspector of Training-ships; 
January 1, 1878, to January 1, 1881, in command of the U. S. training- 
ship "Minnesota, cruising on the coast; April 25, 1881, to June 30, 1884, 
in command of U. S. Naval Training Squadron, cruising. Promoted to 
Commodore, November 25, 1881; October 9, 1882, ordered as President of 
Commission on the Sa ] e of Navy Yards ; July 26, 1884, ordered to com 
mand the North Atlantic Squadron as Acting Rear-Admiral; September 20, 
1884, ordered as President of the U. S. Naval War College, Coaster s Harbor 
Island, R. I. Promoted to Rear-Admiral, October 5, 1885. From June 18, 
1886, to February 13, 1889, in command of naval forces, North Atlantic 
Station. March *25, 1889, transferred to the retired list. Total sea service, 
thirty-three years; other duty, twelve years three months; unemployed one 
year eleven months. May 23, 1892, commissioned by President Harrison, 
as Commissioner- General, to represent the United States of America at the 
Columbian Historical Exposition, held in Madrid in 1892, in commemoration 
of the Four Hundredth Anniversary of the Discovery of America. March 
1, 1893, the Queen Regent of Spain conferred upon Rear- Admiral Luce the 
"Grand Cross of Naval Merit, with the White Distinctive Mark," for his 
services as Delegate of his Government to the Columbian Exposition. 
Author of " Seamanship," a text-book in use at the Naval Academy, President 
of the U. S. Naval Institute. 

Jarnes E. Jouett. Born in Kentucky, February 27, 1828. Appointed 
from Kentucky, September 10, 1841. Commissioned Passed Midshipman, 
August 10, 1847; Master, September 14, 1855; Lieutenant, September 15, 
1855; Lieutenant- Commander, July 16, 1862; Commander, July 25,1866, 
Captain, January 6, 1874; Commodore, January 11, 1883; Rear-Admiral, 



22 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

February 19, 1886. Rear- Admiral Jouett entered the navy of the United 
States as a midshipman September 10, 1841, and passed through the succes 
sive grades of the service to the outbreak of the late war, when, on the night 
of November 17, 1861, holding then the position of a lieutenant in the 
United States Navy, and serving on board the United States frigate " Santee," 
made himself conspicuous for gallantry in conducting a hazardous boat expe 
dition against the Confederate vessel of war " Royal Yacht," off Galveston, 
Texas, and in capturing and destroying said vessel, in which encounter he 
.received a severe pike wound in the arm and side, and for which hazardous 
and important^ service he was recommended by his immediate commanding 
officer, Captain Henry Eagle, for a command suitable to his rank ; he was 
complimented in general orders by Flag-Officer William W. McKean, com 
manding the squadron, and ordered by the Secretary of the Navy, who offi 
cially expressed the Department s appreciation of his " daring and successful 
exploit," to proceed to Washington, so that he might " be given a command 
worthy of his gallantry." Later, when commanding the United States gun 
boat " Metacomet " in the fight in Mobile Bay, August 5, 1864, he promptly 
pursued and captured the Confederate war steamer "Selma" after a despe 
rate conflict, and also rendered other gallant service during that fight, for 
which he was commended to the Secretary of the Navy by Admiral David 
G. Farragut, commander in-chief, who reported that " Lieutenant-Commander 
Jouett s promptness and coolness throughout the fight merited high praise, 
received his warmest commendation, and was worthy of his reputation." 
For the gallantry displayed on that occasion Commander James E. Jouett 
was recommended by a board of officers, of which Admiral Farragut was 
president, appointed in 1865, " to consider the claims of officers of the Navy 
for advancement for heroic conduct in battle," to be promoted thirty numbers ; 
but for some reasons the advancement was never made. Lieutenant Jouett 
subsequently commanded the "Montgomery" and "R. R. Cuyler," and was 
actively engaged in blockade duty. His next command was the side-wheel 
wooden steamer "Metacomet." which participated in the fight in Mobile Bay, 
and was lashed to the side of Rear-Admiral Farragut s flag-ship, the 
"Hartford," and passed the forts with her. It was in this fight, August 5, 
1864, that Captain (then Lieutenant-Commander) Jouett was again eminent 
and conspicuous in battle. Rear- Admiral Farragut says in his report : 
" Finding myself raked by the rebel gunboats, I ordered the Metacomet 
to cast off and go in pursuit of them, one of which, the Selma, she suc 
ceeded in capturing. Captain Jouett was after her in a moment, and in an 
hour s time he had her as his prize * * * Lieutenant-Commander 
Jouett s conduct during the whole affair commands my warmest commenda 
tion. The Morgan and Gaines succeeded in escaping under the protec 
tion of the guns of Fort Morgan, which would have been prevented had the 
other gunboats been as prompt in their movements as the Metacomet." 
Again he reports : " Our little consort, the Metacomet, was under my imme 
diate eye during the whole of the action up to the moment I ordered her to 
cast off in pursuit of the Selma. The coolness and promptness of Lieu 
tenant-Commander Jouett, throughout, merit high praise ; his whole conduct 
was worthy of his reputation." 

Extracts from Commodore Foxliall A. Parker s "Battle of Mobile Bay." 

At a little past eight, however, the Admiral, observing that all his vessels 

were clear of the fort, made signal " Gunboats chase enemy s gunboats!" 

The signal was hardly above the " Hartford s " deck, when Jouett, cutting 

the fasts which bound him to that vessel, started in obedience to it, followed 



RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 23 

at some distance by the " Itasca," " Kennebec," and " Port Royal." His 
vessel was very fast, but owing to the fact that she drew much more water 
than the Confederate gunboats, he found himself, before long, dragging the 
bottom. The executive officer, Lieutenant Sleeper than whom no cooler 
man lived reported to him that the " Metacomet " had a foot less water 
under her bottom than her draught. This was startling ! for should the vessel 
ground hard, the pursuit might turn upon the pursuer, and change the game 
somewhat. " Call the leadsmen in from the chains, Mr. Sleeper ! " ordered 
Jouett. Mr. Sleeper looked amazed. "I tell you, "-said Jouett, who idolized 
Farragut, and was a strict constructionist, "the admiral has directed me to 
follow these gunboats, and I am going to do it. Call the men in from the 
chains at once, sir, they are demoralizing me! " At this, the crew who knew 
their commander well set up a loud laugh, and the " Metftcomet " continued 
in pursuit with the result we know. As commander of the United States Naval 
forces on the North Atlantic Station, Rear-Admiral James E. Jouett, by his 
prompt, firm and judicious course in the spring of 1^85, during the rebellion 
on the Isthmus of Panama, restored order, re-established transit, prevented 
great destruction of property and loss of life, and was instrumental in bring 
ing about the surrender of the insurgent forces in the United States of 
Colombia, and in effecting a peaceful solution of the United States of 
Colombia, and reflected credit on the United States of America. Retired 
February, 1890. By Act of Congress Rear- Admiral Jouett receives, on the 
retired list, the full pay of his grade as a reward for his distinguished services. 
Lewis A. Kimberly. Born in New York. Appointed from Illinois, 
December 8, 1846; sloop " Jamestown," coast of Africa, 1847-50; frigate 
"Raritan," Pacific Squadron, 1851-2. Promoted to Passed Midshipman, 
June 8, 1852 ; sloop " Dale," coast of Africa, 1852-6. Promoted to Master, 
1855. Commissioned as Lieutenant, September 15, 1855; receiving-ship 
"Boston," 1857; sloop " Germantown," East India Squadron, 1858-60; 
frigate " Potomac," store-ship, Western Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1861-2. 
Commissioned as Lieutenant Commander, July 16, 1862 ; steam-sloop "Hart 
ford," flag-ship Farragut s Squadron, 1862-4; engagement and passage of 
Port Hudson batteries ; engagement with batteries at Grand Gulf and War- 
rington, Mississippi River; battle of Mobile Bay; steam-frigate "Colorado," 




cus" (iron-clad), North Atlantic Station, 1873. Commissioned as Captain, 
October 3, 1874; commanding " Monongahela " (second-rate), South Atlan 
tic Station, 1874-6; commanding "Omaha," flag-ship South Pacific Station, 
1877-8; Navy Yard, New York, 1880-3; Member of Examining and 
Retiring Board, 1884-5. Promoted to Commodore, November 27, 1884 ; 
Commandant Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts, 1885-6. Promoted to 
Rear-Admiral, July 26, 1887 ; commanding Pacific Station, 1887-9. Re 
tired April 2, 1892. 

Bancroft Gherardi. Born in Louisiana, November 10, 1832. Ap 
pointed from Massachusetts, June 29, 1846; attached to fiigate "Ohio," 
Pacific Squadron, 1846-50 ; steam-sloop "Saranac," Home Squadron, 1850-1 ; 
Naval Academy, 1852. Promoted to Passed Midshipman, June 8,1852; 
sloop "St. Louis," Mediterranean Squadron, 1853-5. Promoted to Master, 
1855. Commissioned as Lieutenant, September 16, 1855 ; sloop " Saratoga," 
Home Squadron, 1856-8 ; rendezvous, Boston, 1859 ; steam-sloop " Lancaster," 
Pacific Squadron, 1861-2. Commissioned as Lieutenant- Commander, July 



24 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

16, 1862; South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1862; engagement with Fort 
Macon, 1862; steam-sloop "Mohican," special service, 1863; commanding 
steam-gunboat " Chocura," Western Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1863-4 ; 
commanding steamer " Port Royal," Western Gulf Blockading Squadron, 
1864 ; battle of Mobile Bay, August 5, 1864 ; commanding steamer " Pequot," 
North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1864-5. Commissioned as Commander, 
July 25, 1866 ; rendezvous, Philadelphia, 1866-7 ; navigation duty, Navy 
Yard, Philadelphia, 1868-70; commanding "Jamestown " (third-rate), Pa 
cific Fleet, 1871; commanding receiving-ship "Independence," 1872-3. 
Commissioned as Captain, November 9, 1874; commanding " Pensacola," 
flag-ship North* Pacific Station, 1 875-6 ; commanding receiving-ship " Colo 
rado," 1877-80 ; commanding U. S. S. " Lancaster," flag-ship European 
Station, 1881-3 ; leave in Europe, 1884. Promoted to Commodore, Novem 
ber, 1884; Member of Examining Board, 1884-5 ; Governor Naval Asylum, 
1885-6. Promoted to Rear-Admiral, August, 1887; commanding Navy 
Yard, New York, 1887-9; commanding North Atlantic Station, 1889 to 
June, 1893 ; commanding New York Navy Yard, June 1, 1893-4. Retired 
November 10, 1894. 

George E. Belknap. Born in New Hampshire, January 22, 1832. 
Appointed Midshipman from same State, October 7, 1847 ; attached to brig 
" Porpoise," coast of Africa, 1847 50; frigate "Raritan," Pacific Squadron, 
1850-3 ; Naval Academy, 1853. Promoted to Passed Midshipman, June 10, 
1853; coast survey, steamer " Corwin," 1854; acting master sloop " Fal- 
mouth," 1854-5; sloop "Saratoga," 1855. Promoted to Master, 1855. 
Commissioned as Lieutenant, September 16, 1855; receiving-ship "Ohio," 
Boston, 1856; sloop "Portsmouth," East India Squadron, 1856-8; com 
manded a launch with 12-pounder howitzer at the capture of the Barrier 
Forts, Canton River, China, November, 1856, and assisted in undermining 
and blowing up the same, the forts, four in number, and mounting 176 guns ; 
sloop "St. Louis," Home Squadron, 1859-61 ; commanded the boats of the 
" St Louis," at the first and second reinforcements of Fort Pickens, April, 
1861; gunboat "Huron," South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1861-2; 
expedition against Fernandina, St. John s, St. Mary s, St Augustine, etc. 
Commissioned as Lieutenant- Commander, July 15, 1862; ironclad steamer 
"New Ironsides/ special service, 1862, and South Atlantic Blockading 
Squadron, 1863-4, many (27) engagements with defences of Charleston har 
bor, comprising actions against Forts Wagner, Sumter, and Moultrie, Bat 
teries Bee, Beauregard, etc. ; commanded gunboat "Seneca," North Atlantic 
Blockading Squadron, 1864; commanded ironclad "Canonicus" in two 
actions with Hewlett House battery, December, 1864, and at Fort Fisher, 
December, 1864, and January, 1865, taking the advanced position ; after 
capture of Fort Fisher, proceeded to Charleston, and was present at the 
evacuation of the city ; fired last hostile shot at its defences ; commanded 
same vessel in Admiral Godou s Special Squadron to Havana, in quest of the 
rebel ironclad "Stonewall;" steam-sloop " Shenandoah," Asiatic Squadron, 
1866-7. Commissioned as Commander, July 25, 1866; commanding flag 
ship "Hartford," Asiatic Squadron, 18678 ; commanded expedition against 
Indians on Island of Formosa, 1867; naval rendezvous, New York, 1868; 
navigation duty, Navy Yard, Boston, 1869 ; ordered to command steam-sloop 
"Tuscarora," May, 1872, and sailed for South Pacific Station; January 1, 
1873, ordered to take Commander Selfridge and party on board and co 
operate in the survey for inter-oceanic canal across the Isthmus of Darien ; 
May, 1873, detached from South Pacific Squadron, and assigned to special 



RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 25 

duty with the " Tuscarora," to make deep-sea soundings between the western 
coast of the United States and the shores of Japan, to determine the feasibility 
of laying a submarine cable on the bed of the Pacific. Fitted the ship for 
the work at Mare Island Yard, California, and began operations in Septem 
ber, 1873. Used Sir Wm Thomson s machine for sounding with pianoforte 
wire, at that time comparatively untried ; improved the machine and deve 
loped its working capacity, sounding with more ease and accuracy in four 
thousand fathoms than was formerly done in five hundred fathoms, using 
rope. Ascertained "True Continental Outline" from Cape Flattery to San 
Diego ; ran line of soundings from San Diego to Yokohama, Japan, via 
Hawaiian and Bonin Islands. Returning, sounded from Yokohama to Cape 
Flattery, Washington Territory, via the Aleutian Islands. Found off the 
coast of Japan the most extraordinary depths ever knowft, the deepest water 
being four thousand six hundred and fifty-five fathoms, or more than five and 
one-fourth statute miles. Invented three different cylinders or cups for 
bringing up specimens of soil from ocean-bed, which are now in use both in 
the naval service and the coast survey. 

f Extract from "Address to the Mathematical and Physical Section of the 
British Association, Glasgow, September 7, 1876, by Sir William Thomson, 
LL D., M.A., F.R S., President of the Section :" 

" I wish I could speak to you of the veteran Henry, generous rival of Fara 
day in electro-magnetic discovery ; of Peirce, the founder of high mathematics 
in America ; of Bache, and of the splendid heritage he has left to America 
and to the world in the United States Coast Survey ; of the great school of 
astronomers which followed Gould, Newton, Newcomb, Watson, Young, 
Alvan Clarke, Rutherford, Draper (father and son) ; of Commander Belk- 
nap and his great exploration of the Pacific depths by pianoforte wire, with 
imperfect apparatus supplied from Glasgow, out of which he forced a success 
in his own way. ^/ 

r ^Senior officer present at Honolulu when riot occurred on the election of 
David Kalakaua as King of Hawaiian Islands ; landed companies of blue 
jackets and marines from "Tuscarora" and " Portsmouth," restored order, 
and occupied the town six days, at request of the king, when, the new 
government being firmly established, withdrew the force to the ships. Re 
ceived therefor, in conjunction with Commander Skerrett, commanding 
" Portsmouth," the thanks of the king, the legislative assembly, the chamber 
of commerce, and the consular corps. Detached from "Tuscarora," October, 
1874; ordered as hydrographic inspector, United States Coast Survey, De 
cember, 1874 ; asked for other orders, and w r as ordered to command United 
States receiving-ship "Ohio," Boston, January, 1875. Commissioned as 
Captain, January 25, 1875 ; March, 1875, obliged to go south on account of 
ill health, due to a cold contracted while doing deep-sea work ; detached from 
" Ohio, and ordered to Navy Yard, Pensacola, as captain of the yard ; June, 
1875, appointed member of Board of Visitors to Naval Academy ; October, 
1875, ordered as member of Board of Examiners of Midshipmen at Naval 
Academy; detached from Navy Yard, Pensacola, May 1, 1876, and put on 
special duty with reference to deep-sea sounding; December 1, 1876, ordered 
as Commandant Navy Yard, Pensacola, 1877-80; commanding Alaska, 
Pacific Station, 1881-3 ; Navy Yard, Norfolk, 1883-5. Promoted to Commo 
dore, 1885 ; Superintendent Naval Observatory, 1885-6 ; Commandant Navy 
Yard, Mare Island, 1886-90. Promoted to Rear- Admiral, February, 1889 ; 
commanding Asiatic Station, 1889-92 ; retired, January 22, 1894. 

A. E. K. Benham. Born in New York, 1832. Appointed from New 



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26 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

York, November 24, 1847 ; attached to sloop " Plymouth," East India 
Squadron, 1847-8 ; brig Dolphin," East India Squadron, 1849-50, and 
assisted in capture of a piratical Chinese junk near Macoo, China, by a party 
under command of Acting Lieutenant (late Rear- Admiral) John L. Davis, 
and in boarding received a slight pike wound in the right thigh ; sloop 
"Plymouth," 1850-1; steam-frigate "Saranac," Home Squadron, 1851-2 ; 
Naval Academy, 1852-3. Promoted to Passed Midshipman, June 10, 1853 ; 
sloop " St. Mary s," Pacific Squadron, 1853-7. Commissioned as Lieutenant, 
September 16, 1855 ; Coast Survey, 1857-8 ; steamer " Westernport," Brazil 
Squadron and Paraguay Expedition, 1858-9 ; steamer " Crusader," Home 
Squadron, 186CF-1 ; steamer " Bienville," South Atlantic Blockading Squad 
ron, 1861-2; battle of Port Royal, 1861; steamship " Sacramento," 1863. 
Commissioned as Lieutenant- Commander, July 16, 1862; commanding steam 
gun-boat " Penobscot," Western Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1863-5, and 
during this time blockaded the coast of Texas for a period of thirteen months 
without going into port; temporary duty, Navy Yard, New York, 1866; 
steamer "Susquehanna," special service, 1867. Commissioned as Commander, 
July, 1866 ; Navy Yard, New York, 1868-69 ; Light-House Inspector, 
1870-1; commanding " Canonicus " (iron-clad), North Atlantic Station, 
1871-2; commanding "Saugus" (iron-clad), North Atlantic Station, 1872-3; 
Light-House Inspector, 1874-8. Commissioned as Captain, March 12, 1875; 
commanding " Richmond," Asiatic Station, 1878-81 ; Navy Yard, Ports 
mouth, New Hampshire, 1882-4 ; Light-House Inspector, 1885-6. Pro 
moted to Commodore, October, 1885 ; President of Board, League Island, 
1^88 ; commanding Navy Yard, Mare Island, 1889-91. Promoted to Rear- 
Admiral, February, 1890; waiting orders, June, 1891, to June, 1892; com 
manding South Atlantic Station, 1892; transferred his flag from "Newark" 
to " San Francisco " after Naval Review, and took command North Atlantic 
Station; in December, 1893, ordered to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the pro 
tection of American interests, a rebellion being at that time in progress. By 
his firm stand, he effectually stopped the insurgents practice of interfering 
with neutral merchant ships on their way to their moorings. Retired, April 
10, 1894. 

John Irwin. Born in Pennsylvania, April 15, 1832. Appointed from 
Pennsylvania, September 9, 1847 ; attached to frigate "Cumberland," Home 
Squadron, 1847-8 ; frigate " St. Lawrence," Mediterranean Squadron, 1849- 
50; sloop " John Adams," coast of Africa, 1851-3. Promoted to Passed 
Midshipman, June 10, 1853; steamer "Fulton," Home Squadron, 1854-6. 
Promoted to Master, 1855. Commissioned as Lieutenant, September 16, 
1855 ; Coast Survey, 1857-8 ; sloop "Savannah," Home Squadron, 1859-60; 
steam-frigate " Wabash," flag-ship, South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 
1861-3; capture of forts at Hatteras Inlet; capture of Forts Walker and 
Beauregard ; in charge of boat howitzers ashore at battle of Port Royal 
Ferry, January 1, 1862 ; bombardment and capture of Fort Pulaski. Com 
missioned as Lieutenant- Commander, July 16,1862; ordnance duty, Phila 
delphia, 1864; \Yestern Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1864-5; special duty, 
Philadelphia, 1866-7. Commissioned as Commander, July, 25, 1866; com 
manding steamer "Newbern," North Atlantic Squadron, 1868 ; commanding 
steamer "Gettysburg," North Atlantic Squadron, 1868-70; commanding 
" Yantic " (fourth-rate), North Atlantic Fleet, 1871 ; League Island Station, 
1872; commanding receiving ship "Sabine," 1873-5. Commissioned as 
Ca,ptain, May 15, 1875 ; commanding "Pensacola," flag-ship, Pacific Station, 
1875-9; Navy Yard, Mare Island, 1879-83 ; special duty, 1884 ; President of 



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Board of Inspection, California, 1884-8. Promoted to Commodore, March, 
18*6. Waiting orders, December 13, 1889, to July 12, 1890 ; Member Board of 
Inspection, July 12, 1890, to June, 1891. Commissioned Rear-Admiral, May 
19, 1891; Commandant Navy Yard, Mare Island, June 9, 1891, to June 7, 
1893 ; commanding Asiatic Station, June 7, 1893. Retired April 15, 1894. 
James Augustin Greer. Born in Ohio, February 28, 1833. Ap 
pointed from Ohio, January 10, 18-18 ; sloop "Saratoga," Home Squadron, 
1848-9; steamer " Saranac," Home Squadron, 1850; sloop "St. Mary s," 
Pacific Squadron, 1850-2; frigate "Columbia," Home Squadron, 1853; 
Naval Academy, 1853-4. Promoted to Passed Midshipman, June 15, 1854 ; 
razee " Independence," Pacific Squadron, 1854-7. Promoted to Master, 
September 15, 1855. Commissioned as Lieutenant, September 16, 1855; 
Navy Yard, Norfolk, 1858 ; steamer " Southern Star, Paraguay Expe 
dition, 1858-9; steamer " Su inter," coast of Africa, 1859-61 ; steamer "San 
Jacinto," coast of Africa, 1861 ; assisted in the removal of Mason and 
Slidell from the English steamer Trent." Commissioned as Lieulenant- 
Commander, July 16, 1862; sloop "St. Louis," special service, 1862-3; 
Mississippi Squadron, 1863-5; commanded iron-clads "Carondelet" and 
" Benton," and a division of Admiral Porter s Squadron ; passage of Vicks- 
burg, April 16, 1863; fought the batteries of Grand Gulf for five hours, 
April 29, 1863. An incident of this action was the killing and wounding of 
twenty-two persons on board the " Benton " by one projectile ; Red River 
Expedition, May, 1863 ; was engaged in the combined attack on Vicksburg, 
May 22, 1863 ; was almost constantly under fire during the forty-five days 
of the siege of Vicksburg ; Red River Expedition, March and April, 1864 ; 
frequently engaged with small bodies of Confederate troops and guerrillas ; 
August and September, 1864, employed in correcting abuses which existed 
at Naval Recruiting Station, Cincinnati, Ohio ; had command of Naval 
Station, Mound City, 111., October and November, 1864; commanded flag 
ship " Black Hawk " until February, 1865 ; was employed under direction 
of Admiral Lee in selecting, purchasing and contracting for the conversion 
into gun-boats of ten river steamers ; had charge of convoying army tran 
sports from Johnsonville up the Tennessee River, February, 1865; Naval 
Academy, 1865-b . Commissioned as Commander, July 25, 1866 ; command 
ing steamer " Mohongo," North Pacific Squadron, 1866-7 ; remained four 
months at Acapulco, Mexico, to protect American interests which were 
endangered on account of the downfall of the Mexican Imperial Govern 
ment ; was commended by State Department for course pursued ; command 
ing steamer " Tuscarora," North Pacific Squadron, 1868 ; ordnance duty, 
Philadelphia Navy Yard, 1868-9; Naval Academy, March, 1869, until 
July, 1873; in 1873 commanded purchased steamer "Tigress" on the 
"Polaris" Relief Expedition; August 11, one month and four hours after 
sailing from New York, found the wreck of the * Polaris " at Littleton 
Island, North Greenland, lat. 78 23 N. Ascertained that the crew had 
departed for the South in boats ; in the hope of meeting the Scotch whalers, 
cruised without success, in Baffin s Bay and Davis Strait until October 8, 
when, the season being so far advanced, it was deemed expedient to return 
to the United States ; Board of Inspection, 1874-75 ; commanding steamer 
" Lackawanna," Pacific Station, 1875-7. Commissioned as Captain, April 
26, 1876; commanding training frigate "Constitution," 1877; commanding 
sloop " Constellation," 1878 ; employed in taking exhibits to Havre, France, 
for Paris Exposition ; commanding steamer " Hartford," South Atlantic 
Station, 1879 ; Board of Inspection, 1880-2 ; Navy Yard, Washington, 



28 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

1882-4; President of Naval Examining and Retiring Boards, 1885-7. Com 
missioned as Commodore, May 19, 1886. Appointed Acting Rear- Admiral, 
August 24, 1887 ; commanding European Station, 1887-9 ; President of 
Board on Organization, Tactics, and Drills, 1889 ; on duty as President of 
the Examining and Retiring Boards, 1890 ; member of Board of Visitors, 
Naval Academy ; Chairman of Light-House Board in 1891 Commissioned 
as Rear- Admiral, April 3, 1892 ; President of Naval Examining and Retir 
ing Boards, 1892 ; at present on duty as Chairman of Light-House Board. 
December, 1894, President of Naval Examining and Retiring Boards; Feb 
ruary 28, 1895, retired in accordance with the law. 

Aaron Ward Weaver. Born in District of Columbia, July 1, 1832. 
Appointed from Ohio, May 10, 1848; attached to sloop "St. Louis," Brazil 
Squadron, 1849-51 ; frigate " Congress," Brazil Squadron, 1851-3 ; Naval 
Academy, 1854. Promoted to Passed Midshipman, June 15, 1854; steamer 
Fulton," Home Squadron, 1854-5. Promoted to Master, 1845. Commis 
sioned as Lieutenant, September 16, 1855 ; Coast Survey steamer " Walker," 
1856-7; steamer " Arctic," latter part of 1857; surveying Trinity Bay, 
Newfoundland for Atlantic telegraph cable, also deep-sea soundings down 
axis of Gulf Stream ; sloop "Marion," coast of Africa, 1857-9 ; July, 1859, 
came to New York from Congo River, in command of prize-bark "Ardennes," 
which vessel had been seized as a slaver ; steam-frigate " Susquehanna," 
Blockading Squadron, 1861-2; bombardment and capture of Forts Hatteras 
and Clarke, North Carolina ; bombardment and capture of Forts Beauregard 
and Walker, Port Royal, South Carolina ; in charge of " Susquehauna s " 
armed launches, before the fall of Fort Pulaski, convoying guns up to the 
army battery at Vernes Point, and taking up torpedoes, surveying, etc. ; 
engagement at Sewell s Point, Virginia, May 18, 1862; and present at 
occupation of Norfolk by United States forces. Commissioned as Lieutenant- 
Commander, July 16, 1862 ; commanding steam-gunboat " Winona," Western 
Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1862-3 ; severe engagement with rebel batteries 
near Port Hudson, Louisiana, December 14, 1862 ; engagement with rebel 
forces at Placquemine, Louisiana ; engagement with the rebels under Generals 
Green and Mouton, some three thousand in force when they attacked Fort 
Butler, Donaldsonville, Louisiana, and were repulsed with a loss of about 
one hundred killed and wounded, and one hundred and twenty prisoners ; 
favorably mentioned in Admiral Farragut s despatch, dated June 9, 1863; 
engagement with rebel batteries below Donaldsonville, after fall of Port 
Hudson: commanding steam-gunboat "Chippewa," North Atlantic Blockad 
ing Squadron, 1864; in command "Chippewa," at first attack on Fort 
Fisher ; was transferred to command iron-clad " Mahopac," and was in com 
mand of that vessel at last attack and capture of Fort Fisher ; favorably 
mentioned in Admiral Porter s despatch, dated January 15, 1865, and recom 
mended for promotion ; also favorably mentioned in report dated January 
15, 1865, of Commodore William Radford, commanding iron-clad division; 
was ordered to Charleston and on the advance picket when that place and 
its fortifications were captured ; was then ordered to James River, and par 
ticipated in the night bombardment of rebel works near Richmond, just pre 
vious to their evacuation ; Navy Yard, Boston, 1866. Commissioned as Com 
mander, July 25, 1866 ; commanding United States steamer " Tallapoosa, 
1866-7 ; commanding rendezvous, Washington, 1868 ; Inspector of Supplies, 
Washington, 1869-70; commanding "Terror" (iron-clad), N. A. fleet, 
1870-1 ; charge of nitre depot, Maiden, Mass., 1872-5 ; commanding " Dic 
tator " (iron-clad), N. A. Station, 1875-7. Commissioned as Captain, August 



RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 29 

8, 1876; Navy Yard, Norfolk, 1879-81; commanding U. S. steamer 
"Brooklyn," S. A. Station, 1881-4; member of Examining Board, 1885-6. 
Promoted to Commodore, October, 1866 ; President of Examining Board, 
1886-90; Commandant Navy Yard, Norfolk, January 9, 1890, to January 
17, 1893; President of Examining and Retiring Boards, January 17, 1893, 
to September 26, 1893. Commissioned as Rear-Admiral, June 27, 1893. 
Retired September 26, 1893. 

Oscar F. Stanton. Appointed Midshipman, December 29, 1849 ; served 
on board the U. S. steam-frigate " Susquehanna " in the East Indies, China 
Seas, and Japan Expedition under Commodore M. C. Perry, December, 1850, 
to June, 1853 ; U. S. sloop-of-war " Saratoga," China and Japan Seas, June, 




1858, to June, 1859; U. S. store-ship, "Supply," and U. S. sloops-of-war 
"Portsmouth" and "Marion," West Coast of Africa, September, 1859, to 
October, 1860 ; U. S. sloop-of-war " St. Mary s," Pacific Squadron, December, 
1860, to March, 1862; U. S. steamer " Tioga," James Kiver and Potomac 
Flotilla and West India Flying Squadron, May, 1862, to November, 1863 ; 
U. S. steam-gunboat " Pinola," West Gulf Blockading, December, 1863, to 
November, 1864; ordnance duty, New York Navy Yard December, 1864, 
to March, 1865 ; U. S. steam-frigate " Powhatan," March to August, 1865, 
East Gulf Blockading Squadron; Navy Yard, New York, August to 
November, 1865; Naval Academy, November, 1865, to May, 1867; U.S. 
steamer " Tahoma," Gulf Squadron, May to September, 1867 ; U. S. store- 
ship " Purveyor," Gulf of Mexico and West Coast of Africa, July, 1868, to 
May, 1869 ; U. S. receiving ship " Vandalia," Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 
February, 1870, to April, 1871; U. S. steamer " Monocacy," China and 
Japan Seas, January, 1872, to June, 1873; U. S. steamer " Yantic," China 
and Japan Seas, June, 1873, to October, 1874 ; Navy Yard, Norfolk, Vir 
ginia, November, 1874, to March, 1877 ; Torpedo Station, June to Septem 
ber, 1878 ; U. S. frigate "Constitution," training-ship, October, 1879, to 
June, 1881 ; U. S. Naval Asylum, November, 1881, to October, 1884 ; U.S. 
steamer "Tennessee," November, 1884, to October, 1885; Naval Station, 
New London, Conn., October, 1885, to April, 1889. Promoted to Passed 
Midshipman, June, 1855 ; promoted to Master in line of promotion, Septem 
ber, 1855; promoted to Lieutenant, April, 1856; promoted to Lieutenant- 
Commander, July, 1862 ; promoted to Commander, December, 1867 ; pro 
moted to Captain, June, 1879 ; commanding training ship " Richmond," and 
station, October 3, 1890, to June, 1891. Commissioned Commodore, May, 
1891. Governor Naval Home, Philadelphia, July, 1891, to July, 1893. 
December, 1893, ordered to command the North Atlantic Station, with rank 
of Acting Rear-Admiral Retired July 30, 1894. 

Henry Erben. Born in the city of New York; appointed from New 
York City a Midshipman in the Navy, on June 17,1848; served in the 
frigate "St. Lawrence" (fifty guns), from July, 1848, to July, 1853 ; Coast 
Survey schooner "Crawford," 1854; Naval Academy, 1855. Passed Mid 
shipman, 1855; serving in the frigate "Potomac" (fifty guns), Home 
Squadron. Promoted Master in the Navy, 1855 ; in November, 1855, or 
dered to the prize filibuster bark " Amelia," captured at Puerto Prince, 
Hayti ; the commanding officer was ordered to take her to New York ; after 
being at sea seventy days, arrived at St. Thomas, destitute of provisions, and 
a wreck, with everything gone ; store-ship " Supply," 1856 and 1857 ; em- 



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ployed bringing camels for the War Department from Egypt to Texas. 
Lieutenant December 27, 1856; joined, March 18, 1857, steamer "Vixen," 
deep-sea sounding for Atlantic cable; joined steam frigate "Mississippi," 
August, 1857 ; served in her on China Station, until November, 1859, return 
ing home then with Chinese treaty ; joined the store-ship "Supply," February, 
1860, serving on the Gulf Station ; was at Pensacola, Florida, when the 
Navy Yard there was surrendered to the troops of Alabama and Florida ; 
assisted in transferring the troops under Lieutenant Slemmer, from Fort 
Barrancas to Fort Pickeus on the night of January 9, 1861, previous to 
which, on January 8, with a small boat s crew, rendered Fort MacRee in 
operative by spiking the guns, destroying material and twenty thousand 
pounds of powder ; returned to New York with the surrendered sailors, 
marines, and workmen of the Yard ; joined bark "Release " in March, 1861, 
returning in her to Fort Pickens, Florida ; transferred to steamer " Hunts- 
ville," engaged in blockading duty along the Gulf Coast; action at Ship 
Island with rebel gunboats and batteries, August, 1861, and on December 25, 
off Mobile, with rebel gunboat " Florida," she having, during the temporary 
absence of the " Huntsville," gone out in a calm to destroy the sailing frigate 
"Potomac" (fifty guns) ; joined the Mississippi River fleet in April, 1862 ; 
commanded iron-clad "St. Louis," at the siege and bombardment of Fort 
Pillow, and attack of rebel rams upon our fleet, in May, 1862 ; capture of 
"Memphis," June 6, 1862 ; serving on the Admiral s staff; commanded the 
" Surnter " at the siege of Vicksburg, passing the batteries then with Admiral 
Farragut, on July 15, 1862 ; was at battle of Baton Rouge, La., on August 
6, 1862, and destruction of rebel ram "Arkansas," on August 7, 1862. 
Lieutenant- Commander, July 16, 1862 ; returned to join naval howitzer bat 
tery in Maryland, with General McClellan, during the Antietam campaign ; 
in October, 1862, joined the monitor " Patapsco " as Executive Officer ; 
engagement at Fort McAllister, March, 1863 ; at attack upon forts below 
Charleston, S. C., on April 7, 1863 ; steam-frigate " Niagara," special service 
on Atlantic Coast, from November, 1863, to May, 1864, when ordered to 
command the monitor " Chimo," and in July, 1864, to command monitor 
" Tunxis," these vessels were intended to destroy the rebel ram "Albemarle," 
but not being seaworthy were condemned ; in October, 1864, ordered to com 
mand the "Ponola," West Gulf Squadron; captured under the batteries at 
Matagorda, Texas, the armed schooner " Dale," a nd the boats of the torpedo 
station, with twenty men, destroying completely that establishment ; engaged 
with batteries at Galveston, in attempting, with the " Princess Royal," the 
destruction of the blockade-runner " Let Her Be ;" returned home, July, 
1865 ; on duty, Navy Yard, New York, during 1866 ; commanded steamers 
" Huron," " Kansas," and " Pawnee," during 1867, 1868, 1869, on South 
Atlantic Station. Commissioned Commander, May 6, 1868 ; ordnance duty, 
New York Navy Yard, 1871 ; Naval Rendezvous, New York, 1871, 1872 ; 
monitor "Manhattan," 1873, at Key West; steamer " Tuscarora," North 
Pacific Squadron, running deep-sea soundings, during 1874 and 1875 ; Navy 
Yard, Portsmouth, N. H., 1876-8 ; commanding Nautical School Ship " St. 
Mary s," 1878-82. Promoted Captain, November, 1879 ; commanding "Pen 
sacola," 1883-4, in a cruise around the world; Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N. 
H , 1885-6 ; special duty, in New York, October, 1886, to October, 1889 ; 
waiting orders, October, 1889, to May, 1890 ; member Board Inspection Sur 
vey, May, 1890-91 ; commandant Navy Yard, New York, May, 1891, to 
May, 1893. Commissioned Commodore, April 3, 1892 ; commanding European 
Station, June, 1893. Retired, September 6, 1894. After declaration of war 
with Spain, April, 1898, placed in command Patrol Fleet, New York Harbor. 



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Charles C. Carpenter. Born in Massachusetts. Appointed Mid 
shipman from Massachusetts, October 1, 1850; attached to sloop "Ports 
mouth, Pacific [Squadron, 1851-5; Naval Academy, 1855-6. Promoted to 
Passtd Midshipman, June 20, 1856 ; steam frigates " Merrimac," " Roanoke," 
"Colorado," and brig "Dolphin," Home (Squadron and special service, 
1856-8 ; the last-named capturing the slave brig " Echo," with three hundred 
slaves on board; in receiving-ship at Boston, 1868-9. Commissioned as 
Lieutenant, January 23, 1858; steamer "Mohawk," coast of Cuba, 1859-60; 
capturing slaver " Wildfire," with five hundred slaves on board ; steamer 
"Mohawk," Texas and East Gulf Blockade, 1861 ; steamer "Flag," South 
Atlantic Blockade, 1862 ; capturing steamers " Anglia " and " Emily." Com 
missioned as Lieutenant Commander, July 16, 1862; iron-clad " Catskill," 
South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1863; attacks on Defenses of Charles 
ton, April 7, July 10, and August 17, 1863; Naval Academy, 1863-5 ; 
steam sloop " Hartford," flag-ship Asiatic Squadron, 1866-7; commanding 
steamer "Wyoming," same squadron, 1868; Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N. 
H, 1868-70. Commissioned as Commander, March, 1869; Navy Yard, 
Portsmouth, N. H., 1871; commanding "Nantasket" (third-rate), North 
Atlantic Station, 1871-2; equipment duty, Portsmouth, N. H., 1872-5; 
commanding "Huron" (third-rate). North Atlantic Squadron, 1875-6; 
Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N. H., 1878. Commissioned Captain March 25, 
1880 ; on equipment duty, Boston Yard, 1880-2 ; commanding U. S. steamer 
" Hartford," 1882-4 ; carried the English and American scientists from 
Callao to Caroline Atoll, to observe the total eclipse of the sun in 1883; 
commanding U. S. receiving-ship "Wabash," 1888, to June, 1890; Cap 
tain of the Yard and commanding Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N. H., June, 
1890, to January 15, 1894 ; Commissioned Commodore, May 15. 1893. Com 
missioned Hear- Admiral November 11, 1894; commander-in-chief of Asiatic 
Squadron during the Chino-Japan war, 1894 and 95. Retired February 27, 
1896. 

George Brown. Born in Indiana, June 19, 1835. Appointed from 
Indiana February 5, 1849; attached to frigate " Cumberland," Mediterran 
ean Squadron, 1849-51 ; frigate "St. Lawrence," Pacific Squadron, 1851-4. 
Promoted to Passed Midshipman, 1856. Promoted to Master, 1856. Com 
missioned as Lieutenant, June 2, 1856 ; sloop " Falinouth," Brazil Squadron, 
1856-9 ; storeship " Supply " and sloop " Portsmouth," coast of Africa, 1859- 
60; sloop "Pawnee," 1860; steam-sloop "Powhatan," special service, 1860- 
1 ; gunboat " Octarora," " Mortar Flotilla" and " Wilmington," North Caro 
lina Blockade, 1861-2 ; engagement at Vicksburg, June 28, 1862. Com 
missioned as Lieutenant- Commander, July 16, 1862 ; commanding iron-clad 
" Indianola," Mississippi Squadron, 1862-3 ; at the passage of Vicksburg and 
Warrenton, February 14, 1863 ; action between Indianola" and rebel rams 
" Win. H. Webb " and " Queen of the West," and cotton-clad steamers " Dr. 
Batey " and " Grand Era," at Upper Palmyra Island, Mississippi River, 
February 24, 1863. The engagement lasted one hour and twenty-seven min 
utes, and resulted in the surrender of the " Indianola" to a force of four ves 
sels manned by over one thousand men. The loss of the " Indianola " was one 
killed and one wounded (Lieutenant-Commander Brown) severely, and seven 
missing, while the enemy lost two officers killed and many wounded. Lieu 
tenant-Commander Brown and his officers and crew were taken prisoners, 
but were exchanged at Richmond a few months later in the war; command 
ing steam gunboat " Itasca," Western Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1864; 
battle of Mobile Bay, August 5, 1864 ; gunboat "Arizona," 1864-5, lost by 



32 RECORDS OF UVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

fire, February, 1865 ; iron clad "Cincinnati," 1865 ; gunboat " Pocahontas," 
1865 ; gunboat " Hornet," 1865 ; naval operations in Mobile B a} 7 , against 
Spanish Fort and defences of city of Mobile, from March 23 to April 14, 
1865. Commissioned as Commander, July 25, 1866; Navy Yard, Washing 
ton, 1866-7 ; as agent of Japanese government in command of Japanese 
iron-clad " Stonewall," 1867-9; commanding "Michigan" (fourth-rate), 
1870-2 ; ordnance duty, Boston, 1873-6 ; Light House Inspector, 1876-8. " 
Commissioned as Captain, 1877. Commanding U. S. S. " Alaska," Pacific 
Station, 1878-81; Light House Inspector, 1881-4 ; Navy Yard, Norfolk, 
1886-9. Promoted to Commodore, September, 1887 ; commanding Pacific 
Station, 1890. "Promoted to Rear-Admiral September 27, 1893. Command 
ant Navy Yard, Norfolk, Va., July 29, 1893, to 1897. Retired April, 1897. 

John G. Walker. Born in New Hampshire. Appointed from Iowa, 
October 5, 1850; Naval Academy, 1851; attached to sloop "Portsmouth," 
Pacific Squadron, 1851-5; Naval Academy, 1856; graduated at the head 
of his class. Promoted to Passed Midshipman, June 20, 1856; sloop " Fal- 
mouth," Brazil Squadron, 1856-7; frigate "St. Lawrence," Brazil Squadron, 
1858-59. Commissioned as Lieutenant, January 23, 1858 ; Instructor in 
Mathematics Naval Academy, 1859-60 ; steamer " Susquehanna," 1860-61 ; 
steamer "Connecticut," Atlantic coast, 1861; steam-gunboat " Winona," 
West Gu!f Blockading Squadron, 1862; passage of Forts Jackson and 
St. Philip, and capture of New Orleans ; operations against Vicksburg, in 
summer of 1862, including the passage of the batteries both ways. Commis 
sioned as Lieutenant- Commander, July 16, 1862; commanding iron-clad 
steamer " Baron de Kalb," Mississippi Squadron, 1862-3 ; operations against 
Vicksburg, winter of 1862-3 ; two attacks on Haines Bluff; engagement at 
Arkansas Post ; Yazoo Pass Expedition ; with the attack on Fort Pernber- 
ton ; capture of Yazoo City, and expedition up Yazoo River to destroy 
steamers, having three sharp fights, in one of which the " De Kalb " was 
blown up and destroyed by a torpedo; commanded naval battery in 15th 
Army Corps at siege of Vicksburg; commanding steam-gunboat " Saco," 
North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1864-5 ; capture of Wilmington, 
N. C., and forts with the exception of Fort Fisher ; commanding steamer 
" Shawmut," Brazil Squadron, 1865-6. Commissioned as Commander, July 
25, 1866; Naval Academy, 1866-9; commanding frigate "Sabine," special 
service, 1869-70; Light-House Inspector, 1871-2; Secretary Light-House 
Board, 1873-8. Commissioned as Captain, 1877; leave of absence, 1879-80 ; 
commanding "Powhatan," North Atlantic Station, 1881; Chief Bureau of 
Navigation, 1881-9. Promoted to Commodore, February, 1889; command 
ing Squadron of Evolution as Acting Rear-Admiral, 1889-90. Commanding 
South Atlantic and North Atlantic Stations, 1890 to June, 1893 ; member 
Roard of Inspection and Survey, 1893-4. Commissioned as Rear-Admiral, 
January, 1894 ; commanding Pacific Station for special duty in Hawaiian 
Islands, 1894; chairman Light-House Board, 1895-7; chairman of "Deep- 
Water Harbor Board " for locating a deep-water harbor in Southern Cali 
fornia, 1896-7; retired under operation of general retiring law, March 20, 
1897 ; President of Nicaragua Canal Commission, July, 1897, to date. 

Francis M. Ramsay. Born in the District of Columbia. Appointed 
Midshipman from Pennsylvania, October 5, 1850; Naval Academy, 1850-1 ; 
practice-ship " Preble," 1851; frigate "St Lawrence," Pacific Squadron, 
1851-5 ; Naval Academy, 1855-56. Promoted to Passed Midshipman, June 
1856 ; sloop " Falmouth," Brazil Squadron, 1857. Appointed Acting Master, 
June 24, 1857; steam-frigate " Merrimac," Pacific Squadron, 1857-60. 



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July 16, 1862 ; commanding iron-clad, " Choctaw," Mississippi Squadron, 
1863-4; engagements at Haines Blutfj Yazoo River, April 30 and May 1, 

1863 ; expedition up Yazoo River to Yazoo City, destroying rebel Navy 
Yard and vessels, May, 1863; engagement at Liverpool Landing, Yazoo 
River, May, 1863 ; engagement at Milliken s Bend, Mississippi River, June 
7, 1863 ; siege of Vicksburg, May, June and July, 1863 ; commanded a 
battery of three heavy guns mounted on scows, in front of Vicksburg, from 
June 19 to July 4, 1863; commanding Third Division, Mississippi Squadron, 
July, 1863, to September, 1864; several engagements with tield batteiies 
and guerrillas, 1863-4; commanded expedition up Bla*ck and Ouachita 
Rivers, March, 1864 ; engagement at Trinity, La., March, 186 i ; engagement 
at Harrisonburg, La., Ouachita River, March 1864 ; Red River Expedition, 
March, April, May, 1864; expedition up Black and Ouachita Rivers, April, 

1864 ; several engagements with guerrillas at Fort De Russy, La., May, 1&64 ; 
commanding Third and Fourth Districts, Mississippi Squadron, May to Sep 
tember, 1864 ; commanded expedition into Atchafalaya River, June 8, 1864 ; 
engagement at Simmsport, La., Atchafalaya River, June 8, 1864; command 
ing gunboat " Unadilla," North Atlantic Squadron, 1864-5; engagements 
with Fort Fisher, N. C., December 24 and 25, 1864; engagement with Fort 
Fisher, N. C., January, 1865; several engagements with Fort Anderson, and 
with other forts on the Cape Fear River, January, February, 1865 ; capture of 
Richmond, Va. ; Naval Academy, in charge of Department of Gunnery, 
1865-6. Promoted to Commander, July 25, 18*6; navigation duty, Navy 
Yard, Washington, D. C., 1866-7 ; Fleet Captain and Chief of Staff, South 
Atlantic Squadron, flag-ship "Guerriere," 1867-9; commanding steam- 
frigate " Guerriere," June, July, 1869; ordnance duty, Navy Yard, Wash 
ington, D. C., 1869-72 ; Bureau of Ordnance, 1872 ; Naval Attache, London, 
1872-.3 ; commanding "Ossipee" (third-rate). North Atlantic Station, 
1874-5 ; Naval Asylum, Philadelphia, 1875-6 ; Inspector of Ordnance, New 
York, 1876-8; Commissioned as Captain, 1878; in charge of Torpedo 
Station, 1878 M ; commanding "Trenton," flag-ship, European Station, 
1881 ; Superintendent Naval Academy, 1881-6; Board for Examination of 
Officers for Promotion, 1886-7; commanding " Boston " (special service), 
1887-9 ; Commandant Navy Yard, New York, February to November, 1889. 
Promoted to Commodore, March, 1889 ; Chief of Bureau of Navigation, from 
November 1, 1889, to April 5, 1897. Transferred to Retired List, April 
5, 1897. 

Lester A. Beardslee. Born in Little Falls, New York, February 1, 
1836. Appointed Acting Midshipman, March 5 1850; sloop "Plymouth," 
East Indies, May, 1851, to January, 1855 ; participated in one battle and 
several skirmishes with Chinese Army at Shanghai ; Naval Academy, Octo 
ber, 1855, to June, 1856. Promoted to Passed Midshipman, June 20, 1856 ; 
steam- frigate "Merrimac," special service, 1856-7; sloop " Germantown," 
East India Squadron, 1857-60. Promoted to Master, January 22, 1858. 
Promoted to Lieutenant, July 23, 1859; sloop " Saratoga," coast of Africa, 
1860-3. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, July 16, 1862; monitor 
" Nantucket," North Atlantic Squadron, January t > May, 1863 ; participated 
in attack of the iron-clad fleet on the defences of Charleston Harbor, April 
7, 1863; steam-sloop "Wachusett," special service on coast of Brazil, cruis 
ing for rebel privateers, October, 1863, to January, 1865 ; participated in 
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34 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

capture of rebel steamer " Florida," at Bahai, by " Wachusett," October, 
1864 ; commanded prize steamer " Florida," from October, 1864, and brought 
her to Hampton Roads, Virginia; steam-sloop "Connecticut," special ser 
vice, West Indies, 1865; commanded steam-gunboat " Aroostook," 1867-8, 
taking her to East India Squadron from Philadelphia; commanded steamer 
"Saginaw," Pacific Squadron, October, 1868; executive of steam-sloop 
" Lackawanna," Pacific Squadron, 1868-9. Commissioned as Commander, 
June 12, 1869; Hydrographic Office, Navy Department, 1869-70; steam- 
tug "Palos," April, 1870, to January, 1871 ; took her to East Indies; Hy 
drographic Office, January, 1871-2 ; Navy Yard, Washington, May, 1872, 
to April 1, 1&75 ; member of United States Board for testing iron, steel, and 
other metals, April, 1875, to April, 1879; commanding sloop "Jamestown," 
Alaska, April, 1879, to October, 1880. Promoted to Captain, November, 
1880; leave of absence, 1882-3; commanding receiving-ship "Franklin," 
1883-4 ; commanding steam-frigate " Powhatan," June, 1884, to June, 1886 ; 
Torpedo Station, 1^87; waiting orders, 1888; commanding receiving-ship 
"Vermont," July, 1888-89, to November, 1891 ; commanding Naval Station 
Port Royal, S. C., November, 1891 to 1894. Promoted to Commodore 
August 24, 1894; commander-iii-chief of Naval Forces on the Pacific from 
July, 1894, to August, 1897. Promoted to Rear Admiral May 21, 1895; 
president of Examining and Retiring Board October, 1897 to January 27, 
1898. Retired on account of age limit, February 5, 1878. 

Thomas O. Selfridge, Jr. Born in Boston, Massachusetts. Entered the 
Navy as Cadet Midshipman, October 3, 1851 ; graduated, June, 1853, at the 
head of his class, and as such was the first officer of the Navy to receive a 
diploma of graduation under the present organization of the Naval Academy. 
Served as Midshipman on board the frigate " Independence," Pacific Squadron, 
until September, 1856. Promoted to Passed Midshipman, November, 1856. 
Served as Acting Master in the Coast Survey until October, 1856, and as 
Matter of the sloop-of-war " Vincennes" on the coast of Africa until April, 
1860. Commissioned Lieutenant, February, 1860 ; ordered to the frigate 
Cumberland," flag-ship of Home Squadron, in September, 1860 ; was pres 
ent at the destruction of the Norfolk Navy Yard in April, 1861, and at the 
bombardment and capture of the Hatteras forts in September, 1^61 ; volun 
teered for the command of a cutting out expedition of boats from the "Cum 
berland," at Newport News, February, 1862 ; was Second Lieutenant of 
the " Cumberland," and in command of the gun-deck battery, March 8, 186*2, 
in the fight between the "Merrimac" and "Cumberland," in which the 
" Cumberland " went down with her flag flying; saved himself by jumping 
from a port as the ship sunk, and swimming to a boat ; ordered to the com 
mand of the "Monitor," after the wounding of Captain Worden ; served as 
Flay Lieutenant of the North Atlantic Fleet ; present at the recapture of 
Norfolk, and engaged in destroying rebel defences in the waters of Virginia 
until June, 1862 ; detached, and volunteered for command of the submarine 
torpedo-boat "Alligator," destined for service against the " Merrimac," No. 
2. The "Alligator," proving a failure for want of speed, was assigned to 
duty in the Mississippi Squadron. Commissioned a Lieutenant- Commander 
in July, 1862 ; was given the command of the iron-clad " Cairo," December 
12, 1862 ; while in command of a flotilla of gunboats, forcing the passage of 
the Yazoo, was blown up by a torpedo ; was then assigned command of the 
gunboats " Conestoga " and " Manitou ; " commanded a battery in the siege 
of Vicksburg, manned by guns and men from the " Manitou ; " in command 
of a flotilla of gunboats after the capture of Vicksburg ; passed up the Red 



RECORDS OF UVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 35 

and Teusas Rivers, and captured the large steamer " Louisville ; " while in 
command of the " Conestoga " was engaged in many skirmishes with guerrillas 
and small batteries obstructing the navigation of the Mississippi River ; was 
sunk March 8, 1863, in the "Conestoga" by collision with the ram " General 
Price ; " was assigned to the command of the iron-clad " Osage " in the Red 
River expedition, and while bringing up the rear on its return, in company 
with the gunboat " Lexington," and while aground, was attacked by a battery 
and a brigade of dismounted cavalry, near Pleasant Hill crossing, and 
defeated them, with the loss of their General Green and four hundred killed 
and wounded. After the Red River expedition, he was assigned to the com 
mand of the " Vindicator " and the fifth division of the Slississippi fleet, 
between Yicksburg and Natchez ; was selected by Admiral Porter to accom 
pany him to the East, and assigned to the command of the gunboat " Huron," 
in which he took part in the two bombardments of Fort Fisher, and volun 
teered for and commanded the third division of the assaulting columns of 
sailors and marines ; took part in the bombardment of Fort Anderson, Cape 
Fear River, and subsequent capture of Wilmington ; was three times recom 
mended for promotion by Admiral Porter, and was selected for a promotion 
of thirty numbers by the Board of Admirals assembled at Washington at 
the close of the war; ordered to Naval Academy in 1865; commanded the 
frigate " Macedonian " in practice cruises, 1867-8 ; ordered, 1868, to the com 
mand of the fourth-rate ".Nipsic," West India Squadron. Commissioned a 
Commander, December, 1869 ; was selected to take charge of the expedition 
for the surveys of the Isthmus of Darien for an interoceanic canal in 1869, 
having under command the " Guard," " Peiiobscot," " Nyack," and " Resaca ; " 
was engaged in these surveys till 1874, and explored and reported upon all 
the country south of Panama to the head waters of the Atrato River, South 
America; Navy Yard, Boston, 1877-8 ; in 1878 was selected to make a sur 
vey of the Amazon and Madeira Rivers, South America ; ascended these 
rivers in the u Enterprise," fourth-rate, 1300 miles; completed the survey, 
and returned to the United States, October, 1878 ; in command of the " En 
terprise," European Squadron, 1879-80 ; was invited as special delegate by 
Ferdinand de Lesseps to International Canal Congress in May, 1879, at 
Paris ; was presented by the French Government with the Decoration of the 
Legion of Honor, in recognition of the work performed in the survey of the 
Isthmus of Darien, and made an honorary member of the Royal Geographi 
cal Society of Belgium. Promoted to Captain, November 26, 1880; in 
charge of the Torpedo Station, Newport, Rhode Island, 1880-4 ; commander 
"Omaha," second rate, Asiatic Squadron, 1885-7; was tried by court-martial 
for alleged carelessness and neglect of duty in conducting target practice on 
the coast of Japan, and wholly and honorably acquitted by the court, June, 
1888; member Board of Inspection, 1 889-90 ; member Dry Dock Board, 
October 21, 1893. Promoted to Commodore, April 11, 1894; President 
Board Inspection and Survey, March 28, 1894 ; command European Station, 
November 12, 1895, with rank of Acting Rear-Admiral. Commissioned 
Rear-Admiral, February 28, 1896. Retired, April, 1898. 

COMMODORES ON THE ACTIVE LIST. 

Frederick Vallette McNair. Born in Pennsylvania, January 13, 
1839. Register of Service Acting Midshipman, September 21, 1853 ; origi 
nal entry in U. S. Navy ; graduated Naval Academy. Midshipman, June 10, 
1857. Passed Midshipman, June 25, 1860. Master, October 24, 1860. 



36 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

Lieutenant, April 18, 1861. Lieutenant- Commander, April 20,1864. Com 
mander, January 29, 1872. Captain, October 30, 1883. Commodore, May 
10, 1895. Acting Midshipman, Naval Academy, September 21, 185 ; U. 8. 
practice ship " Preble," summer of 1854, Europe and return ; U. S. practice- 
ship " Plymouth," summer of 1856, coast of United States ; graduated from 
Naval Academy, June 10, 1857 ; U. S frigate " Minnesota," June, 1857, 
till May, 1859, China and East India Station ; U. S. Coast Survey schooner 
" Varina," summer of 1859 ; U. S. S. " Iroquois," November, 1859, till Octo 
ber, 1860; Mediterranean Squadron, West Indies, in pursuit of steamer 
"Sumter;" Mississippi River, under Admiral Farragut ; engagements and 
passage of Forts Jackson and St. Philip, Chalmette batteries, and capture of 
New Orleans, April, 1862 ; landed at Baton Rouge and Natches to demand 
surrender, May, 1862 ; engagements, Grand Gulf, Vicksburg, ram "Arkan 
sas," and passed Vieksburg batteries both ways, June, July and August, 
1862; U. S. S. "Juniata," October, 1862, till February, 1*63, coast of 
United States ; U. S. S. " Seminole," February 18, till August, 1863, coast of 
United States ; U. S. S. "Pensacola," August, 1863, till April, 1864, Missis 
sippi River ; Executive Officer U. S. S. " Juniata," May, 1864, till June, 
1866, North Atlantic Squadron ; engagements and surrender of Fort Fisher, 
December 24 and 25, 1864, and January 13, 14 and 15, 1865; Brazil Sta 
tion, 1865, till June, 1866; Executive Officer U.S. flagship "Brooklyn," 
June, 1866, till September, 1867 ; Brazil Station, instructor Naval Academy, 
September, 1867, till November, 1868 ; Executive Officer, practice-ship 
"Macedonian," summer of 1868; Executive Officer, U. S. flagship "Frank 
lin," November, 1868, till September, 1870, European Station ; Equipment 
Officer, Philadelphia Navy Yard, October, 1870, till July, 1871 ; Head of 
Department of Seamanship, etc., Naval Academy, July, 1871, till February, 
1875; commanding U. S S. "Yantic," April, 1875, till July, 1875, Asiatic 
Station; commanding U. S. S. " Kearsarge," July, 1875, till January, 1878, 
Asiatic Station; commanding U- S. S. "Portsmouth," February, 1878, till 
August, 1878, European Station ; Commandant of Cadets, Naval Academy, 
September, 1878, till September, 1882; commanding U. S. practice-ship 
"Constellation," summer of 1879, coast of North America; commanding 
U. S. practice-ship "Constellation," summer of 1881, coast of United States; 
Navy Department, October, 1882, till October, 1883, Court of Inquiry on 
Loss of U. S. S. " Jeannette," and Board of Examiners of Officers, etc. ; 
Mare Island Navy Yard, November, 1883, till September, 1886, Captain of 
the Yard; commanding U.S. flagship "Omaha," May, 1887, till March, 
1890, Asiatic Station; Superintendent Naval Observatory, June, 1890, till 
November, 1894 ; Retiring and Examining Boards, November, 1894, till 
November, 1895 ; commanding U. S. Naval Force on Asiatic Station, De 
cember, 1895, till January, 1898, U. S. flagship "Olympia;" President Re 
tiring and Examining Boards, since February, 1898. 

John Adams Howell. Born in New York. Appointed from New 
York, September 27, 1854 ; Naval Academy, 1854-8 ; attached to sloop 
" Macedonian," Mediterranean Squadron, 1858-9 ; store-ship "Supply," 1861. 
Commissioned as Lieutenant, April 18, 1861 ; attached to steam-sloop "Ossi- 
pee," North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1862-3 ; steam-sloop "Ossipee," 
Western Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1863-5 ; participated in the battle of 
Mobile Bay, August 5, 1864. Commissioned as Lieutenant- Commander, March 
3, 1865 ; steamer " De Soto," special service, 1866 ; steamer" De Soto," North 
Atlantic Squadron, 1866-7 ; Naval Academy, 1868-72. Commissioned as 
Commander, March 6, 1872; Coast Survey, 1872-4; Naval Academy, 



RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 37 

1875-9 ; commanding "Adams," Pacific Station, 1879-81 ; Assistant Bureau 
of Ordnance, 1881 ; Navy Yard, Washington, 1882-4. Promoted to Captain, 
March, 1884 ; member of Advisory Board, 1884-8 ; commanding " Atlanta;" 
special service, 1888 ; Squadron of Evolution, 1889-90 ; President of Steel 
Board, July, 1891, to February, 1893; Commandant of Navy Yard, Wash 
ington, February, 1893, to May, 1896. Commissioned Commodore, Septem 
ber, 1895 ; Commandant of League Island Navy Yard, June, 1896, to January, 
1898 ; February, 1898, Commander-in-Chief, European Station, United States 
ship "San Francisco " ; commanding Patrol Squadron from April, 1898, to date. 
Henry L. Howison. Entered the Naval Academy on the 26th of Sep 
tember, 1854, as an Acting Midshipman; made two practice cruises in the 
U. S. sloop-of-war " Preble ;" was the senior cadet officer cmring his first-class 
year and graduated No. 4 of a class of fifteen, on June 11, 1858 ; received a 
warrant as Midshipman on June 11, 1858 ; took passage on the 17th of the 
same month on board the U. S. sloop-of-war "Saratoga," bound for Key 
West, Florida ; served there and reported for duty ; entered the U. S. frigate 
" Wabash " on the 12th of July, 1858 ; the " Wabash " cruised in the Medi 
terranean, and returned to New York, when Mr. Howison was detached, De 
cember 20, 1859 ; on March 7, 1860, he was ordered to the U. S. S. " Poca- 
hontas," which vessel cruised in the Gulf of Mexico, on board of which Mid 
shipman Howison performed the duties of Watch-Officer until transferred to 
the U. S. S. " Pawnee," November 20, 1860; the "Pawnee" arrived at Phil 
adelphia and Midshipman Howison was detached December 17, 1860, and 
ordered to the Naval Academy for examination for promotion ; having com 
pleted this examination, was promoted the 19th of January, 1861, to be a 
Passed Midshipman and ordered to the " Pawnee " as a Watch-Officer the 
12th of February, 1861. Was promoted to a Master the 23d of February, 
1861, and on the 6th of April, 1861, ordered to the " Pocahontas " as Master 
and Watch-Officer. Was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on the 19th of 
April, 1861 ; served at the outside picket-post with the army at Clouds 
Mills, Alexandria, Va., from June, 1861, to July, 1861, in command of a de 
tachment of man-of-war s men from the " Pocahontas " and a twelve-pound 
howitzer ; rejoined the " Pocahontas " in July, 1861 ; ordered as Executive- 
Officer of the U. S. S. "Augusta," 23d September, 1861 ; attached to Du- 
pont s fleet, participated in battle at Port Royal ; landed in command of com 
pany at Tybee Island ; engagement with rams off Charleston, S. C. ; detached 
from the " Augusta," June 8, 1863, and ordered as Executive Officer of 
the iron-clad "Nantucket;" participated in attacks on Forts Sumter and 
Wagner, Charleston Harbor ; blockading in Warsaw Sound ; transferred 
from the "Nantucket" to the iron-clad " Catskill," as Executive-Officer, 14th 
February, 1864 ; engagement with forts at Charleston, S. C. ; transferred from 
the "Catskill " to the U. S. S. " Bienville," May 25th, 1864 ; served as Ex 
ecutive Officer of the " Bienville" until August 3d, 1864, at which time was 
ordered to command that vessel ; participated in the battle of Mobile Bay ; 
blockading off Mobile Bay; employed in transferring prisoners to Pensacola 
and New Orleans; blockading off Galveston, Texas ; December 1, 1864, was 
relieved of the command by Commander Mullany, and resumed duties as 
Executive Officer until detached, the 24th of April, 1865. Was promoted to 
the rank of Lieutennnt- Commander on the 3d of March, 1865 ; was next or 
dered as Assistant-Inspector of Ordnance at the Washington Navy Yard, on 
the 15th of May, 1865, and served here until August 9, 1866, at which time 
was detached and reported for duty as Navigator of the IT. S. S. " Pensa 
cola;" in May, 1867, was made the Executive-Officer of the U. S. flag-ship 



38 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

" Pensacola," Pacific Station, and served as such until detached and ordered 
home, November 21, 1868 ; was ordered as Assistant-Inspector of Ordnance, 
at the Washington Navy Yard, llth December, 1868, serving as such until 
31st January, 1870, when was ordered to the Naval Academy as an Assist 
ant in Executive duty there, afterwards being placed in command of the 
" Old Constitution " and other ships, as well as acting as Aide to the Super 
intendent of the Academy. Was promoted to the rank of Commander the 
19th of August, 1872; was detached from the Naval Academy the 16th of 
December, 1872, and proceeded to Key West, Florida, and assumed com 
mand of the U- S. S. " Shawmut ;" cruised in the Gulf of Mexico, and 
brought the ship to the Washington Navy Yard for new boilers ; was de 
tached October 31, 1873, from the command of the " Shawmut" and placed 
on duty at the Washington Yard, superintending the repairs of the "Shaw 
mut," and on January 16, 1874, was again ordered to command that vessel, 
sailing for the Gulf of Mexico, cruising along the south side of Cuba, looking 
for and locating doubtful banks and shoals ; the " Shawmut " was stationed at 
New Orleans the latter part of 1874 and early part of 1875 ; Commander 
Howison was detached from the command of the " Shawmut," 25th Febru 
ary, 1876, and ordered to duty at the Naval Academy as head of the Depart 
ment of Seamanship, where he served until October 1, 1878 ; during the 
summer of 1875, Commander Howison commanded the practice-ship " May 
flower," in her cruise of instructions with the Cadet Engineers, and during 
the summer of 1878, he commanded the practice-ship " Constellation " dur 
ing her cruise with the Cadets ; October 1, 1878, Commander Howison re 
ported for duty at the Washington Navy Yard as Inspector of Ordnance, and 
served there as such until 9th of September, 1881 ; he was a member of the 
First Advisory Board from llth July, 1881, to 7th November, 1881 ; on No 
vember 17, 1881, he was ordered and took command of the U. S. frigate 
" Minnesota," for the purpose of organizing a gunnery training-school ; this 
duty lasted until 22d February, 1882; was then attached to the Bureau of 
Equipment and Recruiting until 16th of April, 1882, and then made a mem 
ber of the Naval Inspection Board until the 16th of April, 1885. Was pro 
moted to the rank of Captain on the 2d of March, 1885; from April 30, 
1885, was employed on Boards of Appraisals, Investigations, Examinations 
and Retirements, until the 10th of February, 1886, at which time was ordered 
to the command of the U. S. S. " Vandalia ;" sailed with that vessel to the 
Pacific ; was Senior-Officer on the station until relieved by Rear- Admiral 
Kimberly in April, 1887, at which time the "Vandalia " hoisted the flag of 
the Rear- Admiral, commanding the Pacific Station ; was detached from the 
command of the "Vandalia," April, 1888, and ordered home. On June 25, 
1888, was made the President of the Steel Inspecting Board, which duty 
Captain Howison performed until January, 1893 ; commandant Navy 
Yard, Mare Island, July, 1893-96 ; ordered to command U. S. S. Oregon, 
June, 1896 ; commissioned as Commodore March 21, 1897 ; commandant of 
Navy Yard, Boston, May, 1897, to date. 

Albert Kautz. Born in Georgetown, Ohio, January 29, 1839. Appointed 
Acting Midshipman, September 28, 1854. Graduated at United States Naval 
Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, and appointed Midshipman, June 11, 1858 ; 
served in Home Squadron on frigates " Colorado," " Roanoke," " Savannah," 
and sloop " Saratoga," from July, 1858, to July, 1860. Promoted to Passed 
Midshipman, January 19, 1861, to Master, February 23, 1861, and to Lieu 
tenant, April 21, 1861; ordered to United States steamer "Flag," North 
Atlantic Blockading Squadron, in May, 1861 ; in June, 1861, placed in com- 



RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 39 

mand of the prize-brig " Hannah Balch," off Charleston, South Carolina, 
with orders to proceed to Philadelphia ; on 25th of June, 1861, captured, in 
sight of Cape Hatteras, by the privateer " Winslow," Captain Thomas Crog- 
son ; on parole in North Carolina for two months, at the end of which time 
had parole taken away, and was incarcerated in Henrico County Jail, Rich 
mond, Virginia, by order of Jefferson Davis, as a retaliatory measure conse 
quent on the imprisonment of privateers in the Tombs, New York City ; on 
the last of October, 1861, was released on parole for the purpose of going to 
Washington to procure an exchange ; had an interview with Confederate 
Secretaries Benjamin and Mallory in Richmond, and then with President 
Lincoln and Secretaries Seward and Welles in Washington ; succeeded in 
negotiating an exchange, by means of which the present Admiral Worden, 
the late Lieutenant George L Selden, and he were released from prison and 
restored to duty, on condition that Lieutenants Stevens, Loyall, and Butt 
should be sent South under a flag of truce. There were also 350 prisoners, 
captured at Hatteras Inlet in August, 1861, sent South under the same nego 
tiation, for which w r e received 350 of our people, who were captured at Bull 
Run in July, 1861 This was the first exchange authorized by President 
Lincoln and his Cabinet. Ordered to the flag-ship " Hartford " in January, 
1862, arid served on Flag-Officer Farragut s staff, at the same time command 
ing the first division of great guns in the engagements with Forts Jackson 
and St Philip, the Chalmette batteries, and the capture of New Orleans in 
April, 1862 ; had command of the howitzers, under Captain Henry Bell, at 
New Orleans, arid hauled down the Lone Star Flag in person from the City 
Hall, which Mayor Munroe refused to strike, and hoisted the " Stars and 
Stripes " on the Custom-House (the hauling down of the " Lone Star " 
Flag has been erroneously attributed to Captain Henry Bell by at least two 
writers) ; continued to serve on the " Hartford" during the engagements with 
the batteries at Vicksburg in June and July, 1862; in August, 1862, was 
taken with malarial fever, condemned by medical survey, and sent North ; in 
1863 served in the U. S S " Juuiata," West India Squadron, and iu 1864-5 
served as First Lieutenant of the sloop-of-war " Cyane " in the Pacific. 
Promoted to J ieutenant- Commander on May 29, 1865; served on the 
" Winooski," Home Squadron, and flag-ship " Pensacola," Pacific Squadron, 
from January, 1866, to August, 1868 ; on receiving-ship " New Hampshire," 
Norfolk, from December, 1868, to May, 1869; on duty at the Boston Navy 
Yard from May, 1869, to August, 1871 ; Light-House Inspector, Key West, 
Florida, from April, 1872, to October, 1873. Promoted to Commander Sep 
tember 3,1872 ; commanding U- S. S. " Monocacy," Asiatic Station, Decem 
ber, 1873, to August, 1875; Light-House Inspector, Cincinnati, Ohio, from 
January, 1876, to July, 1880; commanded the U. S. S. "Michigan " on the 
lakes, from August, 1880, to August, 1883 ; on duty in the Bureau of Equip 
ment, Navy Department, from March to July, 1884 ; Equipment Officer at 
the Boston Navy Yard from July, 1884, to October, 1887; traveling in 
Europe from November, 1887, to December, 1888. Promoted to Captain 
June 2, 1885; on duty at the Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Navy Yard 
October 25, 1889. Captain, Navy Yard, Boston, June 30, 1892. Commanding 
U. S. receiving-ship " Wabash," August 20, 1894, to April, 1897. Promoted 
to Commodore April 6, 1897 ; President Examining and Retiring Board April 
15, 1897, to November, 1897 ; Commandant Naval Station, Newport, R. I., 
November 1, 1897, to date. 

George C. Remey. Born in Iowa. Appointed from Iowa, September 
29,1855; Naval Academy, 1855-9; attached to steam-sloop "Hartford," 



40 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

East India Squadron, 1860-1. Commissioned as Lieutenant, August 31, 
1861 ; steam-gunboat " Marblehead," South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 
1861-4 ; was present at the siege of Yorktown, and on several occasions 
engaged the batteries at long range ; in consequence of the " Marblehead " 
being grounded, was compelled to witness the battle of West Point, Virginia, 
without being able to participate; engagement with rebels at White House, 
Pamunky River, June 29, 1862 ; engaged batteries on Sullivan s Island, 
South Carolina, on two different occasions ; engaged Battery Wagner, Morris 
Island, South Carolina, at long range ; took part in general engagement of 
Battery Wagner, August 17,1863; was in command of naval battery on 
Morris Island from August 23 to September 8,1863; and was engaged in 
bombardment of Fort Sumter, and at times Fort Gregg ; had command of 
the second division of boats in the night attack on Fort Sumter, September 
8, 1863, and was taken prisoner by the rebels; steam-gunboat "Marblehead," 
Naval Academy, Newport, 1865-6. Commissioned as Lieutenant- Commander, 
June 25, 1865; steamer "Mohongo," Pacific Squadron, 1866-7; Naval 
Academy, 1868-69; attached to frigate "Sabine," special service, 1869-70; 
T. and N. Surveying Expedition, 1871 ; Naval Observatory, 1872. Com 
missioned as Commander, November 25, 1872 ; Bureau of Yards and Docks, 
1873-6; commanding "Enterprise" (third-rate), North Atlantic Station, 
1877-8 ; torpedo instruction, 178 ; Bureau of Yards and Docks, 1879-81 ; 
"Lancaster," European Station, 1881-3; Navy Yard, Washington, 1884-6. 
Promoted to Captain, October, 1885; Navy Yard, Norfolk, 1886-9; com 
manding Charleston Squadron of Evolution, 1889 to May, 1892; Navy Yard, 
Portsmouth, May, 1892, to May, 181)4 ; June, 1895, leave of absence to July, 
1895; Naval Retiring Board, October, 1895, to June, 1896. Commissioned 
Commodore, June, 1897; Commandant Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N. H., July, 
1896, to April, 1898 ; commanding a Division of North Atlantic Squadron, 
April, 1898, to date. 

Norman H. Farquhar. Born April 11, 1840. Graduated from 
Naval Academy, 1859 ; squadron, coast of Africa, for the suppression of slave 
trade, 1859-61. As Midshipman, on board "San Jacinto," "Saratoga," and 
"Constellation. * Acting Master, on board "Mystic" and "Sumter," while 
still Midshipman, brought to the United States a captured slaver, the " Tri 
ton," with a crew often men, and no other officer. Commissioned as Lieu 
tenant, August 31, 1861 ; steamer "Mystic," North Atlantic;- steam gunboat 
" Mahaska," North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1862-3 ; steamer " Rhode 
Island," West India Squadron, 1863-4; steamer "Santiago de Cuba," North 
Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1864-5 ; present at both attacks on Fort 
Fisher. Commissioned as Lieutenant- ( ommander, August 5, 1865; Naval 
Academy, 1866-8; steamer "Swatara," European Squadron, 1868-9; Navy 
Yard, Boston, 1870; Executive Officer, U. S. S. "Severn" 1870-1; com 
manding "Kansas" (fourth-rate), T. and N. Surveving Expedition, 1871; 
Navy Yard, Boston, 1872; U. S. S. "Powhatan," 1872. Commissioned as 
Commander, December 12, 1872 ; Naval Academy, 1872-8, commanding 
"Santee," and in charge of buildings and grounds; commanded "Ports 
mouth," 1878 ; in command of " Quinnebaug " and " Wyoming," European 
Squadron, 1878-81 ; Commandant of Cadets, Naval Academy, 1881-6 ; 
commanded "Constellation," two practice cruises, 1883-4. Commissioned as 
Captain, March 4, 1886; commanded "Trenton," Pacific Station, 1886-9, 
when the ship was wrecked in the memorable hurricane at Apia, Samoa, 
March 16, 1889; by good seamanship managed to save from drowning the 
450 officers and men who composed her crew ; Senior Member of Board of 
Visitors, Torpedo Station, August, 1889; member of Light-House Board 



RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 41 

October, 1889 ; Chief of Bureau of Yards and Docks, Navy Department, 
March 6, 1890, to March, 1894; commandant Navy Yard, League Island, 
March 7, 1894, to June, 1896 ; command U. S. S. "Newark," June 16, 1896, 
to December, 1896. President Examining Board, December 14, 1896, to 
June, 1897 ; commandant Norfolk Yard, June 1, 1897, to date. Promoted 
to Commodore, July 21, 1897. 

J. Crittenden Watson. Born in Kentucky, August 24, 1842. Ap 
pointed from Kentucky, September 29, 1856 ; Naval Academy, 1856-60. 
Promoted to Master , 1861 ; attached to frigate " Sabine," 1861 ; steam-sloop 
" Hartford," West Gulf Squadron, 1862-4. Commissioned as Lieutenant, 
July 16, 1862; bombardment and passage of Forts Jackgon and St. Philip, 
and Chalmette batteries, April, 1862; passage of Vicksburg batteries, June 
and July, 1862 ; passage of Port Hudson, March 14, 163 ; passage of Grand 
Gulf, March 19 and 30, 1863; battle of Mobile Bay, August 5, 1864; was 
wounded by a fragment of shell from a rebel battery at Warrington ; steam- 
frigate " Colorado," flag-ship European Squadron, 1865-7. Commissioned 
as Lieutenant- Commander, July 25, 1866; steam-frigate "Franklin," flag 
ship European Squadron, 1867-8. Executive officer steam-sloop " Can an- 
daigua," European Squadron, 1868-9. Special duty Philadelphia, 1869 to 
February, 1870. Executive officer steam sloop "Alaska" (second rate), 
Asiatic Squadron, April, 1870, to May, 1871. Commanded store-ship 
" Idaho," Yokohama, May, 1871-3. Leave of absence, July, 1873, to De 
cember, 1873. Ordnance duty, New York Navy Yard, December, 1873, to 
January 25, 1874 Commissioned Commander, January 23, 1874. Inspector 
of Ordnance, Navy Yard, Mare Island, April, 1874, to November, 1874. 
Senior Aid to Commandant, Mare Island, November, 1874, to April, 1877. 
Commanding " Wyoming," European Station, February, 1878, to March, 
1880. Torpedo instruction, June to September, 1880. Light House Inspec 
tor llth District, October, 1880, to October, 1883. Navy Yard, New York, 
November, 1883, to December, 1884. Navy Yard, New York, May, 1885, to 
August, 1886. Commanding " Iroquois," South Pacific, September, 1886, to 
May, 1887. Commissioned Captain, March 6, 1887. President Board of 
Inspection, San Francisco, Cal., February, 1888, to July, 1890. Captain of 
Yard, Mare Island, July, 1890, to June 20, 1892. Commanded " San Fran 
cisco," July, 1892, to July 20, 1894. Member Retiring Board, 1894, to May, 
1895. Governor U, S. Naval Home, May, 1895, to 1898. Commissioned 
Commodore, November 7, 1897 ; commanding a Division of North Atlantic 
Squadron, April, 1898, to date. 

Henry B. Robeson. Born in Connecticut. Appointed from Connect 
icut, September 25, 1856 ; Naval Academy, 1856-60. Promoted to Master, 
1860; attached to steam-frigate "Niagara," Blockading Squadron, 1860-1 ; 
engagement at Fort McRae, November 23, 1861 ; iron-clad steamer " New 
Ironsides," special service, 1863 ; and South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 
1864 ; engagement with the defences of Charleston, S. C., April 7, 1863 ; 
commanded a landing party from the " New Ironsides" in the assault and 
capture of rebel works on the lower part of Morris Island, July 10, 1863 ; 
various bombardments of Forts Wagner, Sumter, Moultrie, and all the actions 
in which the " New Ironsides " was engaged off Charleston ; steam-frigate 
" Colorado," North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1864-5; both assaults on 
Fort Fisher; commanded a landing party from the " Colorado " in the assault 
upon Fort Fisher, January, 15, 1865 ; steamer "Colorado," flag-ship Euro 
pean Squadron, 1865-7. Commissioned as Lieutenant Commander, July 25, 
1866; steam-sloop " Piscataqua," Asiatic Squadron, 1867-70; special duty, 



42 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

ifff 

1871-2; iron-clad "Dictator," 1873; Xavy Yard, New York, 1874-6. Com 
missioned as Commander, February 12, 1874; European Squadron, 1876-7 ; 
commanding "Vandalia" (third rate), European Station, 1877-9; Naval 
Academy, 1879-83 ; Navy Yard, New York, 1883-88. Promoted to Captain, 
August, 1887 ; member Advisory Board, 1888-9 ; commanding " Chicago," 
Squadron of Evolution 1889, to July, 1891 ; Supervisor New York Harbor, 
July, 1891, to July, 1892; leave of absence, July, 1892 ; detached from duty 
as Supervisor of New York Harbor, July, 1892 ; waiting orders and leave, 
including six months sick leave, until August, 1894 ; court-martial duty and 
Naval War College, June 1, to September 1, 1895 ; Captain of the Yard, 
Portsmouth, N. H., October 8, 1895, to March 9, 1898. Promoted to Commo 
dore, February 1, 1898. 

Winfield *S. Schley. Born in Maryland, 1839. Appointed from 
Maryland, September 20, 1856 ; Naval Academy, 1856-60 Promoted to 
Master, 1861; attached to frigate "Potomac" store-ship, at Ship Island, 
1861-2; steam-gunboat " Winona," West Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1862- 
63 ; engaged with a field battery near Port Hudson, Louisiana, December 14, 
1862 ; in all the engagements which led to the capture of Port Hudson, 
from March 16 to July 9, 1863; in one or two small skirmishes in cutting 
out schooners. Commissioned as Ijieutenant, July 16, 1862 ; steam-gunboat 
" Wateree," Pacific Squadron, 1864-6. Commissioned as Lieutenant- Com 
mander, July 25, 1866; Naval Academy, 1867-9; " Benicia " (third rate), 
Asiatic Fleet, 1871-2; Naval Academy, 1873-6. Commissioned as Com 
mander, June 10, 1874; commanded the "Essex" (third-rate), S. A. Sta 
tion, 1877-80; Light-House Inspector, 1880-3; Bureau of Equipment, 
1883; in charge of Greely Expedition, 1884; Chief Bureau of Equipment 
and Recruiting, 1885-9. Promoted to Captain, March, 1888 ; commanding 
"Baltimore," 1889 to March, 1892; Light-House Inspector, March, 1892, to 
March, 1895; member Board Inspection and Survey, March 1, 1895, to 
October, 95 ; commanding U. S. S. * New York," October 5, 1895, to 
March, 97; chairman L. H. Board, March 20, 1897, to March, 1898. 
Promoted to Commodore, February, 1898 ; after declaration of war with 
Spain, ordered to command " Flying Squadron." 

COMMODORES OX THE RETIRED LIST. 

Rf.tirvl after forty- five yesirs* service or on attaining the age of sixty-two years. 

Louis C. Sartori. Born in New Jersey. Appointed from New Jer 
sey, February 2, 1829; attached to ship "Warren " and schooner "Enter 
prise." Brazil Station, 1831-3 ; frigate " Constellation," Mediterranean Squad 
ron, 1834 ; frigate " Constellation," West Indies, 1835; ship "Natchez," 
West Indies, 1836-7. Promoted to Passed Midshipman, June 14, 1837 ; 
Navy Yard, Philadelphia, 1838; frigate "Constitution," Pacific Squadron, 
1839-41. Commissioned as Lieutenant, September 8, 1841 ; receiving-ship 
" North Carolina," New York, 1842 ; receiving-ship "Philadelphia," 1843; 
ship "Plymouth," Mediterranean and Brazil Squadron, 1845-6; bomb- 
schooner " Stromboli," Mexican War, 1847-8 ; at the capture of Tobasco ; 
Mediterranean Squadron, 1849-52 ; on board steamer " Alleghany," frigates 
" Constitution " and " Independence ; " receiving-ship " Pennsylvania," Nor 
folk, 1853; Naval Asylum, Philadelphia, 1853-4; ship "John Adams," 
Pacific Squadron, 1855-6 ; commanded expedition and engagement against 
the Fejees. 1855; Navy Yard, Philadelphia, 1857-8; commanding steamer 
" Water Witch," West Indies, 1859-60. Commissioned as Commander, April 



RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE XJ. S, NAVY. 43 

7, 1861 ; commanding steamer "Flag," Blockading Squadron. 1861 ; com 
manding receivinp-enip "Ohio," Boston, 186- ; commanding steamer 
" Florida," North Atlantic Squadron, 1862; commanding ship" Portsmouth/* 
West Gulf Squadron, 1863; commanding u Monongahela" and * Oneida," 
otf Mobile. 1864: commanding steamer i% Agawanu" North Atlantic Squadron, 
1866. Commissioned as Captain, September 26, 1866 ; commanding steamer 
" Ossipee," Pacific Squadron, 1868-9 ; commanding steamers " Saranae *" and 
w Lackawanna," 1870; commanding naval rende/vous, San Francisco, 
1871-2; Navy Yard, Mare Island, 1872-3. Commissioned as Cowwex/oir, 
December 12, 1878. Retired, June, 1874. 

Albert G. Clary. Born in Massachusetts. Appointed from Massa 
chusetts, May 8, 1832; attached to sloop "Vincennes,** ^Pacific Squadron, 
1834-0; Naval School, New York, 1837. Promoted to 7Vw</ JI/ttfaAt/umifi, 
July 8, 1830; sloop c * Marion," Brazil Squadron, 1830-42 ; receiving-ship, 
"Boston," 1843-5. Commissioned as Lieutenant, April 11, 1845; sloop 
"Preble,* 1 Home Squadron, during the war with Mexico, at Tuspan and 
Tobasco : sloop " Preble." Pacific Squadron, 1847-50 ; receivinff-shin, " Bos 
ton," 1852; sloop Marion," coast of Africa, 1853 ; frigate " Constitution/* 
coast of Africa, 1854-5; Navv Yard, Portsmouth, N. II., 1856-57; steam- 
frigate "Minnesota," East India Squadron, 1858-9; steam-frigate "Color- 
ado," 1861 ; commanding steamer " Anaeostia," Potomac Flotilla, 1871 ; 
engagement at Aquia Creek, May 31 and .Juno I. 1861 ; battle of Port 
Koyal, November 7, 1861. Commissioned as O>ww<iwfor, July 16, 18(>2 ; 
commanding steamer " Mount Vernon," North Atlantic Blockading Squad 
ron, 1862; commanding steamer " Tiojra," West India Squadron, 1863 ; 
commanding steam-sloop " Daeotah," North Atlantic Hlockadiuir Squadron, 
1864; commanding steam-sloop u Seminole," West (iult % H!ockadin<? Squad 
ron, 1864-5; commanding receiving-ship " Norfolk, 1 186(5. Commissioned 
as (\iphiin % November 21, 1866; commanding ** Dictator," 1870-2. Com 
missioned as Commodore^ 1873. Retired, 1874. 

Somerville Nicholson. Born in New York, January 1, 1822. Ap 
pointed MuhhipiHan from Now York, June 21, 183!); attached to fripito 
M Brandywine, Mediterranean Stpiadron, 1^39-42; brijf " Truxton," 1843- 
4; Naval School, Philadelphia, 1845 Promoted to 7*r*,W Mid$hinm(tn t 
July 2, 1845; Coast Survey, 1845-6-7; steamer " AUejjhany," Brazil 
Squadron, 1848-0; Coast Survey, 1840-52; steam-frigate "rowhatan," 
]^ast liulia Squadron, 1852-4. Promoted to J/<w^r, St^ptember 0, 1853. 
Commissioned as Lieutenant, May 5, 1854; steam-frigate "Mississippi,"* 
Kast India Squadron, 1855; ordnance duty, Washington, 1856-7 ; sloop 
"Cumberland, coast of Africa, 1858-0 ; sloop " Macedonian," Home Squad 
ron, 18(H)-1 ; commanding steam gunboat " Nfarblehead," South Atlantic 
Blockading Squadron, 1862. Commissioned as Lieutenant- CowtnandoT) July 
16, 1802; commanding iron-clad "Sangamon," 1863. Commissioned as 
Commander, January 2, 18(53 ; oommanoing steamer " State of Georgia," 
North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1864; commanding steamer " (Jala- 
tea," West India Squadron, 1865; special duty, Navy Yard, Washington, 
18668; member of Ordnance Hoard, 1800 ; commanding steam-sloop, 
11 Bonicia," Asiatic Fleet, 18(50-70. Commissioned as 0()taw, June, 1870; 
commanding " Lancaster" (second-rate). South Atlantic Squadron, 1872-3. 
Promoted to Commodore, January, 18S(). Retired, A|>ril, 1881. 

Oscar C. Badger. Born in Connecticut. Appointed from Pennsyl 
vania, September 0, 1841 ; attached to ra/.eo " Independence," Home Squad" 
ron, 1841-2; sloop "Saratoga," coast of Africa, 1843-4; \vaa in landing 



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party from the " Saratoga," and took part in the destruction of the Bereby 
villages, 1843 ; steamer " Mississippi," Gulf Squadron, during Mexican War ; 
at attack on Alvarado, 1846; frigate " Brandy wine " and brig "Perry," 
Brazil Squadron, 1847-9. Promoted to Passed Midshipman, August 10, 
1847; store-ship "Supply," Pacific Squadron, 1850; frigate "Savannah," 
Pacific Squadron, 1850 ; sloop " Vincennes," Pacific Squadron, as navigator, 
1851-2 ; Naval Observatory, Washington, 1853-4. Promoted to Master, 
1855. Commissioned as Lieutenant, September 15, 1855; sloop "John 
Adams," Pacific Squadron, 1855-6, as navigator, while attached to this 
vessel, commanded a party which attacked and destroyed the village of Yutia, 
Fejee Islands ; engaged in skirmishes with the Fejeeans, on other occasions ; 
ordnance ship "Plymouth," 1858; sloop "Macedonian," Mediterranean 
Squadron, 1858-60 ; steam frigate "Minnesota," and Navy Yard, Washing 
ton, 1861; commanding steamer " Anacostia," Potomac Flotilla, 1861-2; 
attack on Cock-pit Point battery, January 2, 1862, was favorably men 
tioned, in despatches from the commander of the flotilla, on this occasion; 
attack on Acquia Creek batteries, March, 1862, and engaged in a number of 
other attacks on Potomac River batteries the same year ; while in command 
of the "Anacostia," was engaged in the siege of Yorktown, Virginia, and 
defences at Gloucester Point. Commissioned as Lieutenant Commander, July 
16, 1862; Ordnance-Officer in charge of arming gunboats building on 
Western rivers, 1862-3 ; South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1863 ; en 
gaged in the attack on Morris Island batteries, July 11, 1863; commanded 
the ironclad "Patapsco," in the attack on Fort Wagner, July 18, 1863, and 
on Forts Wagner, Gregg, and Sumter, August 17, 1863; commanded the 
ironclad " Moutauk " in a night attack on Fort Sumter, August 22, 1863 ; 
appointed Fleet-Captain, ad, interim, of South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 
and was in the flag-ship " Weehawken " (ironclad), in an attack on Fort 
Sumter on the night of September 1, 1863, and was severely wounded, his 
right leg being shattered by a metallic splinter ; favorably mentioned in the 
despatches by the Rear- Admiral commanding the squadron for services dur 
ing these operations ; ordnance duty, Navy Yard, Philadelphia, and Inspector 
of Cannon, Pittsburgh, 1864-6. Commissioned as Commander, July 25, 
1866 ; commanding steamer " Peoria," North Atlantic Squadron, 1866-7 ; 
received vote of thanks from the legislative assemblies of the islands of Anti 
gua and Saint Kitts, for services rendered by his command to the authorities, 
and to the sufferers by the great fire which destroyed the city of Basse Terre, 
July 4, 1867; equipment duty, Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N. H., 1868-70; 
commanding steam-sloop " Ticonderoga," South Atlantic Fleet, 1871-3. 
Commissioned as Captain, November 25, 1872 ; commanding receiving-ship 
"Ohio," 1873-4; Navy Yard, Washington, 1875-8; commanding frigate 
" Constitution," special service, 1878-9. Special duty, revision of ship s 
allowance books, Washington, 1880 ; Naval Asylum, Philadelphia, 1881. 
Promoted to Commodore, November, 1881 ; member of Examining Board, 
1881 ; commandant Navy Yard, Boston, 1881-5. Retired, August, 1885, 
being at that date sixty-two years of age. 

William Kennon Mayo. Born at Drummondton, Virginia. Ap 
pointed Midshipman from Virginia, October 18, 1841; began naval service 
on the "Pennsylvania," 120, at Norfolk, Virginia, in November, 1841; 
joined the flag-ship "United States" (frigate) Pacific Squadron, November 19, 
1841, and transferred to the " Cyane," February, 1843 ; at the capitula 
tion of Monterey, in charge of the boats of the landing party ; November, 
1844, ordered to the sloop "St. Mary s," of the Texas Annexation Squad- 



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ron ; served iii her during the entire war with Mexico ; blockade of Tampico 
and Vera Cruz ; bombardment of forts at the mouth of Tampico River ; 
attempt to cut out three gunboats in Tampico River ; planting of and service 
at the Naval Battery, Vera Cruz ; fall of Vera Cruz and Tampico ; Septem 
ber, 1847, ordered to be a pupil of the Naval School ; passed examination 
July 14, 1848. Warranted Passed Midshipman, August 10, 1847; during 
July, 1848, ordered to the frigate "St. Lawrence," European Seas; March, 
1851, ordnance duty at Norfolk, Va ; July, 1851, ordered to the brig " Dol 
phin," on special service to make scientific observations in the North At 
lantic, surveys, etc ; commended as an accurate and critical navigator 
(Senate Doc., Cruise of the Dolphin") ; July, 1852, ordered to the steam- 
frigate " Saranac," on special service to Brazil ; commended by the Depart 
ment, May, 1853; during July, 1853, ordered to the Coi&t Survey, and in 
November of the same year, to the sloop " Cyane," detailed from the Home 
Squadron for the use of Lieutenant J. G. Strain s party for the exploration 
of a canal route from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, over the Isthmus of 
Darien ; member of the United States party that made the first topographic 
reconnoissance about, and the first complete hydrographic survey of the Bay 
of Sassardic or Caledonia Bay, and member of the party that sought Strain 
in the wilderness; June, 1854, ordered to the Coast Survey ; October, 1854, 
ordered to the Naval Academy, in Executive Department, and as Instructor 
in Seamanship, Naval Tactics and Gunnery, with promotion to Acting 
Master; cruise of the Practice ship, 1855; special commendation (Report of 
Secretary of the Navy, 1855, page 76); author of MS. "System of Naval 
Tactics and Fleet Sailing," taught at the Academy, the only one used. Pro 
moted Master, September 14, 1855. Commissioned Lieutenant, September 
15, 1855 ; May, 1857, joined the steam-frigate " Minnesota," which sailed on 
a special diplomatic mission to Asia; September, 1859, ordered to the Naval 
Academy, as Instructor in Ethics, etc. ; February, 1860, ordered to Norfolk, 
"Pennsylvania," 120; December, 1860, to the" sloop "St. Mary s " of the 
Pacific Fleet ; ordered East, January, 1862, and assigned the Executive 
Officer of the new steam sloop " Housatonic," blockade of Charleston, S. C. 
Commissioned Lieutenant- Commander, July 16, 1862; in command of the 
gunboat " Kanawha," Western Gulf Squadron, November, 1862 ; engage 
ment with riflemen and field batteries, Mobile Point ; fight with Fort Mor 
gan, on October 12,1863; commended for gallantry, etc. (Report of Secre 
tary of the Navy, 1864, page 478) ; capture of six schooners ; directed capture 
of three steamers ; detached from the " Kanawha," November, 1863 ; in 
February, 1864, special (iron-clad) duty in New York City ; May, 1864, 
took a draft of contrabands to the Pacific fleet, at Panama, New Granada ; 
July, 1864. under direct orders from the Department, took command of the 
monitor " Nahant," in front of Charleston, S. C. ; July, 1864, discovered 
that the port of Charleston was not closed to commerce ; this led to a more 
vigorous system of picket duty, by which nine trading steamers were run 
ashore in seven months ; affairs with Fort Moultrie as episodes of picket 
duty ; fall of Charleston, February, 1865 ; general commendation as an iron 
clad commander (see Secretary of Navy s Report, 1864, page 11) ; March, 
1865, Ordnance Officer of the South Atlantic Blockading Fleet, and com 
mandant of Bay Point Depot until May, 1866. Commissioned Commander, 
July 25, 1866, under the operation of the proviso of the first section of the 
statute; from November, 1866 to May, 1869, on navigation duty at Boston, 
Mass. ; inventor of the Naval Standard Binnacles, type of January, 1869 ; 
commanding steam-sloop "Tuscarora," North Atlantic Fleet, 1870; com- 



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manding "Congress" (second-rate), North Atlantic Fleet, 1870-1; com 
manding "Omaha" (second-class), North Pacific Station, 1872-4. Com 
missioned as Captain, December 12, 1873. Commanding " Hartford " South 
Atlantic Station, 1877-9; leave of absence, 1880; Navy Yard, Norfolk, 
1881-2. Promoted to Commodore, July, 1882 ; Commandant Navy Yard, 
Norfolk, 1882-5. Retired, 1886. 

William P. McCann. Born in Kentucky, May 4, 1830. Appointed 
from Kentucky, November, 1848 ; attached to frigate " Raritan," nag-ship 
cf Home Squadron, November 8, 1848, to May 1, 1850 ; cruise in West 
Indies and Gulf of Mexico ; again attached to " Karitan," flag-ship of Pacific 
Squadron, June 27, 1850, to February 2, 1853 ; cruise in South Pacific ; 
" Columbia," flag-ship of Home Squadron, May 4 to October 24, 1853 ; 
Naval Academy, October 24, 1853, to June 15, 1854. Promoted to Passed 
Midshipman, June 15, 1854; frigate "Independence," flag-ship Pacific 
Squadron, August, 1854, to November 15, 1857; cruise of thirty-nine 
months in North and South Pacific, Polynesia, and Sandwich Islands. Com 
missioned as Lieutenant from September 16, 1855; receiving-ship "Alle- 
ghany," January 23 to August 3, 1858 ; Lieutenant and Navigator of frigate 
" Subine," flag-ship of Brazil Squadron and Paraguay expedition, August 
14, 1858, to May y, 1859; visiting Bermuda Islands and Montevideo; again 
ordered to Sabine," cruising in West Indies and Gulf of Mexico, August, 
1859, to July 4, 1861 ; at Vera Cruz on the breaking out of the Rebellion at 
Pensacola, reinforced Fort Pickens with sailors and marines, April 14 to 15, 
1861 ; remained off the fort one hundred and twenty-seven days, and in June 
assisted in landing additional reinforcements under Colonel Harvey Brown 
again attached to Sabine," August 30. 1861, to January, 1862 ; blockading 
on the coast of South Carolina ; rescued a battalion of marines of Port Royal 
Expedition and crew of the transport steamer " Governor," which vessel 
foundered ; ordered to command, temporarily, gunboat " Maratanza " at siege 
of Yorktown, April, 1862 ; had several engagements with the batteries there 
and at Gloucester Point ; May 4, enemy evacuating Yorktown, " Maratanza " 
moved up the York and Pamunkey Rivers, co-operating with the Army of 
the Potomac ; was relieved by commander Stevens, remained as Executive 
Officer ; at West Point, Va., May 9, 1862, drove off a rebel battery attacking 
Franklin s corps; led reconnoitering expedition on York River and Rich 
mond Railroad and on the right bank of the Pamunkey ; with the army at 
Malvern Hill, on the James River, had frequent engagements during the 
guerrilla warfare in the James and Appomattox Rivers, at Point of Rocks 
and City Point ; July 4, captured rebel gunboat " Teazer," with plans of bat 
teries, torpedoes, and defenses of Richmond ; recaptured thirty-six wounded 
officers and men of the army, captured several blockade-runners on the Poto 
mac, and co-operating with the army at Aquia Creek. Commissioned as 
Lieutenant- Commander, July 16, 1862; "Maratanza," blockading Cape Fear 
River, having driven off working parties from batteries near Fort Caswell, 
was attacked by a battery of Whitworth guns, having one officer and one 
petty officer killed, and seven men wounded ; ordered to command the 
" Hunchback," in sounds of North Carolina, October 1, 1862; March 14, 
1863, battle at Newbern with the forces of Hill and Pettigrew, which attacked 
Camp Anderson and the " Hunchback ;" they had eighteen pieces of artillery 
and several thousand infantry. After an action of an hour and a half, she 
succeeded in silencing the guns and compelling the army to withdraw. Com 
mander Murray, in his official report, said : " The firing of the Hunchback 
was excellent, and the manner in which Lieutenant-Commander McCann 



RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 47 

handled the battery which the enemy unmasked upon him in the morning 
was as gratifying to us, and as creditable to himself, as it must have been 
mortifying and vexatious to the enemy." April, 1863, during the siege of 
Washington, N. C., had command of five gunboats, with which he frequently 
engaged and silenced the batteries at Hill s and Swain s Point, on the Pam- 
lico, and assisted in sending reinforcements and supplies to the garrison and 
gunboats at Washington ; September 6, left the sounds with the " Hunch 
back," which was laid up at Norfolk for repairs; November, 1863, was 
ordered to command the "Kennebec," West Gulf Blockading Squadron, then 
commanded by Admiral Thatcher, and soon after by Admiral Farragut ; 
had thirteen months active service blockading Mobile, and participating in 
several engagements with the batteries and Fort Morgan, while attacking 
stranded blockade-runners. She was mentioned by Admiral Farragut in a 
congratulatory order to the fleet on the occasion of the destruction of the 
"Ivanhoe," under the guns of Battery G and Fort Morgan. Captured at 
sea three blockade-runneis loaded with cotton, the "Marshall I. Smith," 
steamer "Grey Jacket," and the "John Scott," with forty-five blockade- 
runners and rebels officers, the vessels and cargoes sold for half a million of 
dollars; battle of Mobile Bay, August 5, 1864. The "Kennebec" was 
lashed to the " Monongahela," fifth in line of battle, and in that position en 
tered the bay, engaging the vessels and forts ; while ramming the iron-clad 
" Tennessee" at full speed with the " Monongahela," she had several officers 
and men wounded, one of the latter mortally, by a shell from the " Tennes 
see," when the vessels were touching. After the collision the "Tennessee s" 
boat s davits and falls were left on the port anchor, and the wreck of her 
boat across the "Kennebec s" stern ; after this, a 10-inch shell from Fort 
Morgan passed through the " Kennebec s " quarter, the splinters knocking 
down a man at the engine bell. At night she pursued and attacked the 
" Morgan," that had eluded the fleet below, and escaped by getting into shoal 
water at Dog River Bar. December, 1864, detached from " Kennebec ;" com 
mand of "Tahoma," February to August, 1865 ; disabled in a gale in Gulf 
Stream, returned to Norfolk, and thence to Boston ; Naval Academy, 1866 ; 
command of "Tallapoosa," West Gulf Squadron, March, 1866, to January 
5,1867; Naval rendezvous, Philadelphia, 1867-8; Navy Yard, Philadelphia, 
1869-70; Inspector of Lights, Eighth District, October, 1870, to September, 
1871 ; commanding " Nipsic," North Atlantic Squadron, October 1, 1871, to 
August 27, 1872. July 2 1872, commissioned Commander, from July 25, 
1866 ; advanced sixteen numbers ; Navy Yard, Norfolk, January 20 to Sep 
tember 12, 1873 ; Inspector, Eleventh Light-House District, October 1, 1873, 
to November 1, 1876. Promoted to Captain, from September 21, 1876; com 
mand of " Lackawanna," Pacific Station, March 1, 1877, to January 23, 1878 ; 
commanding receiving-ship "Independence," California, from April 10, 1879, 
to June 18, 1881 ; commander of flag-ship " Pensacola," Pacific Station, from 
June 18, 1881, to August 1, 1882; court-martial duty at Washington, Hong 
Kong, China, Panama, and Boston, 1883 ; member of Light-House Board, 
December 16, 1883, to August 2, 1887 ; in addition, President of the Naval 
Advisory Board, from November 4, 18 35, to June 1, 1887. Promoted to 
Commodore, January 26, 1887 ; commandant Boston Naval Station, from 
June 1, 1887, to August, 1890; in addition, President of Navy Yard Site 
Commission, South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Coasts, and President of a 
Board on the policy for the increase of the Navy. Commanding South 
Atlantic Station, August, 1890, to August, 1891; President Examining and 
Retiring Boards, August, 1891, to May, 1892, when he was placed on the 
retired list. 



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James H. Gillis. Born in Pennsylvania, May 14, 1831. Appointed 
from same State, October 12,1848; attached to frigate " Raritan," Home 
Squadron, 1849-50 ; sloop " Dale," coast of Africa, 1851-3 ; Naval Academy, 
1854 Promoted to Passed Midshipman, June 15, 1854 ; sloop " John Adams," 
Pacific Squadron, 1854-5. Promoted to Master t 1855. Commissioned as 
Lieutenant, September 17, 1855 ; Coast Survey, 1856-7 ; store-ship " Supply," 
{South Atlantic Squadron, 1857-9 ; sloop " Germantown," coast of Africa, 
1859. While attached to the store-ship " Supply," then lying in the harbor 
of Montevideo, during the prevalence of a terrific pampero, rescued the cap 
tain and three of the crew of a vessel that had foundered outside of the har 
bor, for which he was made an honorary member of several societies in 
Montevideo, and received the thanks of the Argentine Minister. Steamer 
" Water-Witch," Home Squadron, 1860 ; frigate " St. Lawrence," Atlantic 
Squadron, 1861 ; sinking of rebel privateer " Petrel," July, 1861 ; steam- 
frigate " Susquehanna," Mediterranean Squadron, 1861; South Atlantic 
Blockading Squadron, 1862 ; was ambushed at Slaum s Bluff by a battery 
and two regiments of infantry, after the capture of a rebel battery at the 
junction of the Dawho and South Edisto Rivers, but drove them off, for 
which he received a commendatory letter from the Secretary of the Navy. 
Commissioned as Lieutenant- Commander, July 16, 1862 ; commanded steamer 
"Com. Morris," South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1862-3; battle of 
Jamestown Island, South Carolina, June, 1862 ; North Atlantic Blockading 
Squadron, 1863-4; engagement with rebel battery at Taylor s Landing, 
Pamimkey River, April 16, 1863 ; commanded the " Elk," West Gulf Block 
ading Squad on, 1 s 64 ; went to the assistance of Admiral Porter s fleet, when 
he was up Red River with the Banks Expedition ; commanding iron-clad 
" Milwaukee," West Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1864-5 ; engagement with 
Spanish Fort, Mobile Bay, March 28, 1865, at which time the " Milwaukee" 
was sunk by a rebel torpedo ; commanded naval battery on shore at the siege 
of Spanish Fort, after the sinking of the "Milwaukee," until the fall of that 
work ; commanded the "Monongahela " and "Scioto," West Gulf Blockad 
ing Squadron. Commissioned as Commander, July 25, 1866 ; commanded 
steamer " Wateree," South Pacific Squadron. 1867-8; the "Wateree"was 
carried half a mile inland by a tidal-wave at Arica. Commander Gi lis re 
ceived the thanks of the English Government for assistance rendered British 
subjects during the time of the earthquake in Arica, in 1868; equipment 
duty, Washington, 1869-71; commanding Mahopac " (iron-clad), N. A. 
Fleet, 1 872 ; commanding " Michigan " (fourth -rate), 1873-6. Commissioned 
as Captain, September 30, 1876 ; equipment duty, New York, 1876-8 ; com 
manding receiving-ship " Franklin," 1878-80 ; commanding " Lackawanna," 
Pacific Station, 1880-2; commanding training-ship "Minnesota" 1883-4; 
special duty, 1886. Promoted to Commodore, January, 1887. Commanding 
S. A. Station as Acting Rear-Admiral, October, 1888-90 ; member Light-House 
Board, July, 192, to May, 1893, when he was retired. 

Edward E. Potter. Born in New York. Appointed from irinois, 
February 5, 1850 ; attached to sloop " Decatur," Home Squadron, 1852 ; 
frigate " Constitution," coast of Africa, 1853-5 ; Naval Academy, 1856. 
Promoted to Passed Midshipman, June 20, 1856 ; frigate "St. Lawrence," 
coast of Brazil, 1857-9. Commissioned as Lieutenant, July 9, 1858 ; steam- 
frigate " Niagara," May 9, 1860 ; conveyed the first Japanese Embassy to 
their home; on return in April, 1861, found the War of the Rebel ion had 
fairly commenced ; detached from " Niagara ; " ordered to " Wissahickon," 
and in her passed Forts Jackson and St. Philip, etc., etc.; frigate "Frank- 



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Jin," 1867-8, was the flagship of Admiral Farragut ; during the cruise of the 
"bhawmut," ascended the Itiver Orinoco to Ciudad Bolivar, and recovered 
from revolutionists two steamers belonging to an American Company ; the 
"Shawmut " was the second United States man-of-war to visit Ciudad Boli 
var; in 1880, commanded the U. S. S. "Constellation," taking supplies to 
suffering Ireland. Promoted to Captain, July 11, 1880; Brooklyn Navy 
Yard, 1881-2-3 ; November, 1883, in command of U. 8. S. " Lancaster ; " on 
European Station until May, 1885 ; then ship attached to South Atlantic 
Station; commanded the station from December, 1885, until detached and 
ordered home in September, 1886 ; in December, 1886, ordered to command 
League Island Navy Yard, and on May 31, detached and ordered as Gov 
ernor of the United States Naval Home. April 1, 18$1, detached and 
ordered to command United States receiving-ship "Minnesota." In Janu 
ary, 1893, was ordered to Navy Yard, Norfolk, and from there, in full of 
1893, wa,s ordered as Governor of Naval Home, Philadelphia, with rauk of 
Commodore, to May, 1895. Ketired, May 9, 1895. 

Robert L Phythian. Born in New York. Appointed from New 
York, January 28, 1852; Naval Academy, 1852-6; attached to frigate "St. 
Lawrence," Brazil Squadron, 1857-9. Promoted to Master, 1859; sloop 
" Jamestown," 1861. Commissioned as Lieutenant, 1861 ; Naval Academy, 
1862-3. Commissioned as Lieutenant- Commander, July 16, 1862; iron-clad 
" Lehigh," South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1863-4; iron-clad "New 
Ironsides," South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1864-5 ; Naval Academy, 
1866-9. Commissioned as Commander, July 13, 1870; Chief- of Staff, Pacific 
Squadron, 1870-2 ; Navy Yard, Boston, 1873-4 ; commanding nautical 
School-ship " St. Mary s," 1875-8 ; special duty, 1879. Promoted to Captain, 
November, 1881 ; Navy Yard, Boston, 1882-3 ; commanding " Trenton," 
Asiatic Station, 1883-6 ; Superintendent Naval Observatory, 1886, to June, 
1890 ; Superintendent Naval Academy, June, 1890, to October, 1894. Com 
missioned as Commodore, September 7, 1894 ; Superintendent Naval Obstr- 
vatory, November 21, 1894, to 1897. Ketired, 189d. 

Rush R. Wallace. Born in Tennessee, November 7, 1835 Appointed 
from Tennessee, May 25, 1852 ; Naval Academy, 1852-6 ; attached to frigate 
"St. Lawrence," Brazil Squadron, 1856-9. Promoted to Master, 1859. Com 
missioned as Lieutenant, 1H61 ; steamer " Crusader "1861 ; sloop "Constella 
tion," Mediterranean Squadron, 1861-3. Commissioned as Lieutenant- Com 
mander, October 1, 1862 ; steam-sloop " Shenandoah," North Atlantic Block 
ading Squadron, 1863-5 ; present at the two attacks on Fort Fisher, Decem 
ber, 1864, and January, 1865 ; steamer " Fort Jackson," Western Gulf 
Blockading Squadron, 1865 ; Naval Academy, 1866-7 ; frigate " Guerriere," 
flagship, South Atlantic Squadron, 1868 ; steam sloop Richmond," Euro 
pean Fleet, 1868-9. Commissioned as Commander, October 25, 1870. 
Commanding " Idaho," store-ship, Asiatic fleet, 1870-1 ; commanding "Ash- 
uelot," Asiatic fleet, 1872. Inspector of Ordnance, Norfolk, 1873-4. Lijrht 
House Inspector, 1875-8. Torpedo Station, Newport, 1882. Commanding 
" Vandalia," North Atlantic Station, 1883-5. Promoted to Captain, Febru 
ary, 1882. Navy Yard, Washington, 1885-6. Commandant, Navy Yard, 
Washington, 1886-7. Member of Examining Board, 1887-90. Com 
manded U. S. S. " Miantonomoh," November 13, 1893, to August, 1894. 
Commanding Naval Station, Newport, August 20, 1894, to September, 1894. 
Promoted to Commodore, November 11, 1894. Retired September, 1897. 

George Hamilton Perkins. Born at Hopkinton, N. H., October 20, 
1836. Graduated at the Naval School, in 1856 ; October 20, 1856, ordered 



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on board the " Cyane," Captain Robb, to cruise in the West Indies ; detached 
from the "Cyane," January 11, 1858; January 19, 1858, ordered to the 
"Release," Commander William A. Parker, for the Mediterranean and 
Paraguay. Appointed Acting Master of the "Release," August 18,1858; 
detached from the " Release " and ordered to the " Sabine," at Montevideo, 
Captain H. A. Adams, March 17, 1859 ; April 29, 1859, ordered to the 
"Sumter," Commander Armstrong, as Acting Master, for cruise on the west 
coast of Africa. September 5, 1859, appointed Master , September 18, 1861, 
detached from the "Sumter;" December 16, 1861, ordered to the " Cayuga," 
Captain N. B_. Harrison ; passed Forts Jackson and St. Philip, April 24, 
1862 ; passed the Chalmette batteries, April 25, 1862 ; engaged in several 
skirmishes up the Mississippi after the taking of New Orleans ; October 31, 
186:2, detached from the " Cayuga," and ordered as Executive-Officer of the 
" Pensacola," Commodore H. W. Morris. December 31, 1862, appointed 
Lieutenant- Commander ; June, 1863, given command of the gunboat "New 
London," to convey powder and despatches between New Orleans and Baton 
Rouge ; ran the batteries at Port Hudson successfully five times ; on the 
sixth had a severe skirmish with the enemy at Whitehall s Point, July 9, 
1863 ; July 31, 1863, ordered to the command of the "Scioto," for blockade 
duty off the coast of Texas ; April 7, 1864, captured the " Mary Sorley," 
blockade-runner, laden with cotton ; April 20, 1864, relieved from the com 
mand of the " Scioto," with leave to proceed North, but volunteered for the 
battle of Mobile Bay, and took command of the iron-clad " Chickasaw," July 
28,1864; in the subsequent operations, resulting in the taking of Mobile, 
and in the reduction of Forts Powell, Gains and Morgan, and in the capture 
of the " Tennessee," his ship was chiefly instrumental ; July 10, 1865, detached 
from the " Chickasaw," with leave to proceed North ; November 12, 1865, 
appointed Superintendent of iron-clads at New Orleans; April 16, 1866, 
detached from iron-clad duty, and ordered North ; May 17, 1866, ordered as 
Executive Officer of the " Lackawanna" Captain Reynolds, for duty in the 
North Pacific ; January 2, 1869, detached from the " Lackawanna ;" March 
19, 1869, ordered for ordnance duty to the Boston Yard. January 19, 1871, 
appointed Commander ; March 3, 1871, given command of United States 
storeship " Relief," to convey contributions to the French ; from September, 
1871, until January 29, 1876, on duty in Boston as Ordnance Officer and 
afterwards Light-House Inspector ; January 29, 1877, commanding the 
" Ashuelot," Asiatic Squadron, 1879-81 ; Torpedo Station, Newport, 1882; 
leave of absence, 1883-5. Promoted to Captain, March, 1882; commanding 
"Hartford," Pacific Station, 1885-6. Waiting orders, 1887-8; leave of 
absence, 1889. Waiting orders, 1890 ; retired October 1, 1891. May 9, 1896, 
promoted to Commodore for his distinguished services during the rebellion. 

CAPTAINS ON THE ACTIVE LIST. 

Silas Casey. Born in Rhode Island, September 11, 1841. Appointed 
from New York, as Acting Midshipman, September 25, 1856 ; Naval Acad 
emy, 1856-60. Appointed Midshipman, June, 1860 ; attached steam-frigate 
"Niagara," 1860-2. Promoted Master, 1861 ; engagements with batteries at 
Pensacola, Florida, October, 1861. Commissioned as Lieutenant, July, 1862 ; 
Executive Officer, gunboat " Wissahickon," South Atlantic Blockading 
Squadron, 1862-3 ; several engagements with Fort McAllister, 1862 ; first 
attack on Charleston, under Admiral Dupont, Executive-Officer U. S. S. 
" Quaker City," North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1863-5 ; attack on 



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Fort Fisher, December, 1864 ; Navigating Officer, U. S. S. " Winooski," 
Atlantic Squadron, 1865 7 ; Commissioned as Lieutenant Commander, July 
25, 1866 ; Naval Academy, 1867-70 ; Executive Officer frigate " Colorado," 
flag-ship Asiatic Squadron, 1870-3 ; command of battalion of sailor?, from 
the fleet in the Corean Expedition and assault on Fort McKee (Elbow Fort), 
Soul River, June, 1872 ; ordnance duty, Navy Yard, Philadelphia, 1873-4. 
Commissioned as Commander, June, 1874; command of training-ship "Ports 
mouth," Pacific coast, 1875-6; Inspector Twelfth Light-House District, 
1876-9 ; command of U. S. S. " Wyoming," and " Quiimebaug," European 
Station, 1880-2 ; Equipment Officer, Navy Yard, Washington, 1882-4; In- 
spector Fifth Light-House District and commanding U. S. receiving-ship 
"Dale." 1884-9. Promoted Captain, February, 1889; du-fy connected with 
the "Newark," July, 1890, to February, 1891 ; commanding"" Newark," Feb 
ruary, 1891, to May, 1893, and then granted leave of absence ; commanding 
receiving-ship " Vermont," April, 1894, to February, 1897 ; commanding U. 
S. S. "New York," March, 1897, to December, 1897 ; ordered to command 
League Island Navy Yard, January, 1898, to date. 

William T. Sampson. Born in New York. Appointed from New 
York, September 24, 1857; Naval Academy, 1857-60; frigate "Potomac," 
1861. Promoted to Master, 1861. Commissioned as Lieutenant, July 16, 
1862; practice-ship " John Adams," 1862-3 ; Naval Academy, 1864; iron 
clad "Patapsco," South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1864-5; was in 
"Patapsco" when she was destroyed in Charleston harbor, January 15, 1865 ; 
steam -frigate "Colorado," flag-ship European Squadron, 1865-7. Commis 
sioned as Lieutenant- Commander, July 25, 1866 ; Naval Academy, 1868-71 ; 
" Congress " (second-rate), special service, 1872, and same ship, European 
Station, 1873. Commissioned as Commander, August 9, 1874 ; commanding 
"Alert" (third-rate), 18745; Naval Academy, 1876-8; commanding "Swa- 
tara," Asiatic Station, 1879-82 ; Naval Observatory, 1882-5 ; Member of 
International Prime Meridian and Time Conference, 1884 ; in charge of 
Torpedo Station, 1885-6 ; member of Board on Fortifications and other 
defences, 1885-6 ; Superintendent Naval Academy, 1886-90 ; delegate from 
United States to International Maritime Conference, Washington, 1889. 
Promoted to Captain, March, 1889; Chief of Bureau of Ordnance, January, 
1893-97 ; ordered to command the U. S. S. " Iowa," June 16, 1897. Feb 
ruary, 1898, President of Board of Inquiry as to cause of destruction of U. 
S. S "Maine" in Havana harbor, February 15, 1898; after declaration of 
war with Spain was ordered to command North Atlantic Squadron, with 
rank of Acting Rear-Admiral. 

Barlett J. Cromwell. Born in Georgia. Appointed from Nebraska, 
September 21, 1857; Naval Academy, 1857-60; attached to frigate "St. 
Lawrence," 1861 ; steamer " Quaker City, South Atlantic Blockading 
Squadron, 1862 ; steam-gunboat " Conemaugh," South Atlantic Blockading 
Squadron, 1862-3 ; attack on Morris Island and Battery Gregg ; commis 
sioned as Lieutenant, July 16. 1862; steamer "Proteus," East Gulf Squad 
ron, 1863-5 ; steamer " Shawmut," Brazil Squadron, 1865-6. Commissioned 
as Lieutenant- Commander, July 25, 1866 ; Naval Academy, 1868-9 ; "Ply 
mouth " (third-rate), European Fleet, 1871-2 ; " Powhatan," special service, 
1873-4. Commissioned as Commander, October 24, 1874; Inspector of Ord 
nance, Philadelphia, 1875-7 ; Inspector of Ordnance, 1878 ; commanding 
"Rio Bravo," special service, 1877-8 ; commanding " Ticonderoga," 1879-81 ; 
Navy Yard, Portsmouth, 1882-5 ; commanding Naval Rendezvous, Philadel 
phia, 1885 ; Navy Yard, League Island, 1886-9. Promoted to Captain, 



52 RECORDS OF DIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

March, 1889 ; ordnance duty, 1889-90 ; Captain Navy Yard, Norfolk, Octo 
ber 29, 1891, to December, 1894 ; commanding " Atlanta," December 22, 
1894, to September, 1895 ; member Examining Board, November 25, 1895, 
to date. 

John W. Philip. Born in New York, August 26, 1840. Appointed to 
the Naval School from New York, September 20, 1856. Midshipman, Jan 
uary 1, 1861, and attached to the frigates "Constitution" and " Santee." 
Promoted to Acting Master, June 1, 1861, and ordered to the sloop-ot-war 
* Marion," Gulf Blockading Squadron; attached to the "Sonoma," James 
Kiver Fleet, 1862. Commissioned a Lieutenant, July 16,1862; Executive 
of the " Chippewa," " Pawnee," and the monitor " Montauk," South Atlantic 
Blockading Squadron, during the siege of Charleston, from September, 1862, 
to January, 1865 ; wounded in the leg whilst attached to the " Pawnee," in 
the Stono River; Executive of the " Wachusett," Asiatic Squadron, January, 
1865, to September, 1867. Commissioned Lieutenant- Commander, July 25, 
1886; Executive of the flag-ship "Hartford," Asiatic Squadron, September, 
1867, to August, 1868 ; Executive of the "Richmond," European Squadron, 
December, 1868, to November, 1871 ; Executive of the flag-ship "Hartford," 
Asiatic Squadron, September, 1872, to June, 1873, when detached to com 
mand the " Monocacy ; " detached from the latter vessel, February 28, 1874-6 ; 
on leave of absence from the Department in order to command one of the 
steamers of the Pacific Mail Steam-Ship Company. Commissioned a Com 
mander, December 18, 1874 ; leave revoked, July, 1876, and ordered to com 
mand the " Adams ; " detached, April, 1877, and granted leave to command 
the " Woodruff Scientific Expedition around the World ; " ordered to the 
command of the l< Tuscarora," December, 1877, engaged in surveying the 
West Coast of Mexico and Central America ; transferred from the " Tus 
carora" to the " Ranger," August, 1880, and detached from the command of 
the latter vessel in October, 1883 ; Light-House Inspector, 12th District, 
April, 1884, to April, 1887 ; in command of the II. S receiving-ship " Inde 
pendence," at the Mare Island Navy Yard, May, 1887, to May, 1890. Com 
missioned as Captain, March 31, 1889; commanding "Atlanta," December, 

1890, to December, 1891 ; General Inspector of "New York," December, 

1891, and when finished, was placed in command to August, 1894 ; Captain 
of Navy Yard, Boston, August 24, 1894, to October, 1897 ; command of 
U. S. S. " Texas," October 18, 1 897, to date. 

Henry F. Picking. Born in Pennsylvania, January, 1840. Appointed 
from same State, September 28, 1857; Naval Academy, 1857-61. Appointed 
Acting Master, June 4, 1861 ; attached to frigate " St. Lawrence," North 
Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1861-2. Commissioned as Lieutenant, July, 
1862 ; sinking of the privateer " Petrel ; engagement with the rebel ram 
" Merrimac," and Sewell s Point batteries (monitor engagement), 1862 ; East 
Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1862 ; Naval Academy, 1864 ; monitor " Na- 
hant," South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1864; commanding " Nahant/ 
1865; several skirmishes with batteries on Sullivan s Island during 1864-5 ; 
steamer " Swatara," West India Squadron, 1865-6. Commissioned as Lieu 
tenant-Commander, July 25, 1866 ; steamer "Swatara," European Squadron, 
1866-8 ; League Island, Pennsylvania, 18689 ; on duty at Naval Academy, 
1869-71 ; flag-ship " Colorado," Asiatic Fleet, 1870-3 ; ordnance duty, Navy 
Yard, Washington, 1873 ; Torpedo Station, Newport, R. I., 1873-4 : " Roan- 
oke " (ironclad), New York, 1874. Commissioned as Commander, January 
25, 1875 ; Naval Rendezvous, New York, 1875 ; Light House Inspector, 
1875-8 ; commanding " Kearsarge," 1879-81 ; Light House Inspector, 1881- 



RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 53 

2 ; Naval Secretary, Light House Board, 1882-7 ; commanding naval force, 
Northwestern Lakes (IT. S. S. " Michigan "), 1887-9. Commissioned as 
Captain, August 4, 1889 ; Hydrographer, Navy Department, 1889. Com 
manding U S. S. "Charleston" from March, 1892, to February, 1894. 
Leave of absence, April, 1894. Commanding receiving ship " Minnesota," 
November, 1894. Member Board Inspection and Survey, October, 1895, to 
April, 1897. Commanding receiving ship " Wabash," April, 1897, to date. 

Frederick Rodgers. Born in Maryland, October 3, 1842. Naval 
Academy, 1857-61; attached to frigate "Wabash," 1861. Appointed 
Acting Master, U S. Navy, April, 1861. Appointed Acting Master " Santee," 
1861-2. Prize-Master of brig "Delta," 1861. Commissioned as Lieutenant 
July 16, 1862 ; Executive Officer of the U. S. S. "Kineo,^ 1862-3 ; engage 
ments at Donaldsonville, Port Hudson, and College Point, Louisiana, Feb 
ruary and March, 1862 ; steamer " Grand Gulf," North Atlantic Squadron. 
1863-4; steamer "Grand Gulf," West Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1864-5; 
U. S. steamer " Semiuole," 1865. Commissioned Lieutenant Commander 
July 25, 1866; U. S. S. "Chattanooga," 1866; U. S. S. "Sacramento," 
October, 1866, until she was lost in the Bay of Bengal, June 6, 1867 ; 
"Michigan," on the lakes, 1868-9; U. S. S. "Pensacola," North Pacific 
Station, 1869 ; U. S. S. " St. Mary s," North Pacific Station, 1870 ; IT. S. S. 
" Saranac," North Pacific Station, 1871-2 ; ordnance duty, Washington 
Navy Yard, 1872; commanding U. S. S. "Despatch," special service, 
1873-6. Commissioned Commander, February 4, 1875; Light-House In 
spector, on the lakes, 1876-7 ; commanding "Adams," South Atlantic and 
Pacific Stations, 1877-9 ; Light-House Inspector, Philadelphia, 1881-3 ; 
commanding U. S. S. " Independence," 18*3-6; Light-House Inspector, in 
charge of Light-House Depot, 1888, to September, 1890. Promoted to 
Captain, February 26, 1890 ; commanding "Philadelphia," September, 1890, 
to July, 1892 ; Supervisor Harbor of New York, July, 1892, to September, 
1893; Captain of New York Navy Yard, 1893-6; ordered to command U. 
S. S. " Massachusetts," June 10, 1896-97 ; President Board Inspections and 
Survey, December 1, 1897, to date. 

Louis Kempff. Appointed from Illinois, September 25, 1857 ; left the 
Naval Academy, April, 1861, and ordered to sailing sloop-ofwar " Vanda- 
lia;" sailed from New York, June, 1861, and blockaded off Charleston, 
August, 1861 ; captured the schooner " Henry Middleton," of Charleston, 
which schooner he took to New York, and rejoined the " Vandalia " in Octo 
ber following, at Hampton Roads. Appointed Acting Master, October, 
1861 ; attached to the "Vandalia" during the battle at Port Royal, S- C , 
November 7, 1861; November 11, 1861, ordered to flagship "Wabash;" 
commanded a howitzer in the expedition against Port Royal Ferry, under 
General Isaac I. Stevens, U. S. Army, January 1, 1862; in charge of boat 
and howitzer during the expedition of the Navy, which resulted in the cap 
ture of Fernandina, Fla., St. Mary s, Ga., Nassau Inlet and Jacksonville, 
Fla., and St. Augustine; detached from "Wabash" and ordered to the 
" Susquehanna," March, 1862 ; was present and took part in bombardment of 
SewelPs Point, Va., in May, 1862, and the re-occupation of Norfolk, Va., 
May 10, 1862 ; on board of this vessel as Watch and Navigation Officer, 
blockading off Mobile part of 1862 and 1863. Promoted to Lieutenant, August 
1, 1862 ; detached from "Susquehanna," May 14, 1863 ; ship out of commis 
sion ; gunboat " Sonoma," June 22, 1863 ; detached from the " Sonoma," 
July 9, 1863 ; ordered to the " Connecticut," blockading off Wilmington, 
N. C., 1863 and 1864; Executive Officer of the "Connecticut," until Octo- 



54 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE IT. S. NAVY. 

ber 8, 1864, when she was put out of commission ; Executive Officer gun 
boat "Suwanee," November 15, 1864; on duty in this vessel Pacific Squad 
ron, 1865, to March, 1867. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, July 26, 
1866; detached from " Suwanee," March 28, 1867, at Mare Island, Cal., 
and ordered east, via Panama; ordered to the apprentice-ship " Portsmouth," 
as Executive Officer, May 27, 1867 ; detached from the " Portsmouth," the 
vessel going out of commission, October 2, 1868, and ordered as Executive of 
" Independence," at San Francisco ; ordered temporarily as Executive of the 
" Mohican," <June 15, 1869, and went to Siberia on total eclipse expedition ; 
ordered back to the " Independence," September 22, 1869, and remained 
until October, 1870, when he was ordered to the Pacific Squadron for duty; 
Executive Officer of the " Mohican," May 2, 1871 ; detached from this vessel 
when she was put out of commission at Mare Island, June, 1872 ; " Saranac," 
as Executive Officer, July 17, 1872, to November, 1872 ; flagship " Cali 
fornia," as Executive, from November, 1872, to April, 1873 ; duty at Naval 
Rendezvous, San Francisco, August 16, 1873, to November, 1874; Novem 
ber, 1874, ordered as Inspector of Thirteenth Light-House District ; detached 
by request from this duty, October, 1876, and placed on waiting orders. 
Promoted to Commander, March 9, 1876 ; Senior Aid to Commandant Navy 
Yard, Mare Island, March 21, 1877 ; this office being abolished, was ordered 
as Equipment Officer of the same yard, March 30, 1878 ; commanded Naval 
Rendezvous, San Francisco, September 10, 1880 ; commanded "Alert," 
Asiatic Station, July, 1881, to July, 1882; ordnance officer of the Navy 
Yard, Mare Island, also attended to duties of navigation officer of yard, 
from January, 1883, to October, 1885 ; commanded the "Adams," attached 
to the Pacific Station, from October, 1885, to May, 1888 ; Navy Yard, Mare 
Island, from June, 1888, to July, 1890, while stationed here was assigned by 
the Commandant to the duties of Captain of the Yard and in charge of the 
Department of Yards and Docks ; ordered to duty as member of the Board 
of Inspection. Promoted to Captain, May 19, 1891 ; San Francisco, Cal., 
July 17, 1890; ordered as General Inspector of the "Monterey," June 3, 
1893, and ordered to command this vessel February 7, 1893; vessel com 
missioned and assumed command February 13, 1893 ; detached February 
13, 1895, and granted two months leave ; ordered to War College, on duty 
there from June 1, 1895, to October 12, 1895 ; then detached and ordered as 
member of Examining and Retiring Board, Washington, D. C. ; reported 
October 17, 1895 ; detached from board duty October 1, 1896, and ordered to 
the command of the United States receiving-ship <4 Independence," at Mare 
Island, Cal. ; assumed command October 17, 1896, and is now on this duty. 

Francis J. Higginson. Born in Massachusetts, July 19, 1843. Ap 
pointed Acting -Midshipman, September 21, 1857 ; Naval Academy, 1857-61 ; 
attached to steam frigate " Colorado," as Midshipman, 1861-62, West Gulf 
Blockading Squadron ; wounded at capture and destruction of rebel priva 
teer " Judith," at Pensacola, Florida, 1861 ; Signal Midshipman and Aide to 
Captain Theodorus Bailey, on board the " Cayuga," at the bombardment 
and passage of Forts Jackson and St. Philip, Mississippi River, by the fleet 
under Admiral Farragut ; participated in the action of the Chalmette bat 
teries, and the capture of New Orleans, April, 1862. Commissioned as Lieu 
tenant, August 1, 1862 ; Executive Officer steamer "Vixen," South Atlantic 
Squadron, 1862 ; steam-sloop " Powahatan," as Watch Officer, 1862 ; Execu 
tive Officer steamer " Housatonic," when she was blown up and sunk by 
rebel torpedo-boat off Charleston, February 17, 1865 ; commended by Gen 
eral Gilmore, U. S. A., for efficient service in command of picket launches 



RECORDS OF UVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 55 

operating at night inside Morris Island, between Forts Gregg and Sumter ; 
Executive Officer monitor " Passaic," and engaged in bombardment Fort 
Sumter, 1865 ; commanded division of boats in naval attack on Fort Sumter 
under Captain Stevens, September 8, 1863 ; Naval Academy, 1865 ; Exec 
utive Officer "Marblehead," sent in pursuit of rebel steamer "Tallahassee," 
under Commander Carpenter. Commissioned Lieutenant- Commander, July 
25, 1866 ; attached to " Hartford," flag-ship Asiatic Squadron, as Watch 
Officer, 1865-8; Executive Officer receiving-ship "New Hampshire," Sep 
tember, 1868; attached to U. S. S. "Franklin," flag-ship Mediterranean 
Squadron, as Watch Officer, December, 1868 ; ordered to " Richmond," as 
Navigator, December, 1869 ; ordered to " Shenandoah " as^xecutive Officer, 
August, 1871, to July, 1873 ; attached to Naval Academy, September, 1873 ; 
Executive Officer U. S. S. " Franklin," November, 1873, taking part in the 
squadron evolutions at Key West, during the " Virginius " excitement ; or 
dered as Executive Officer of "Dictator," March, 1874; commanding Naval 
Rendezvous, Boston, July, 1874; Executive Officer receiving-ship " Ohio," 
Boston, January, 1875; Torpedo School, Newport, Rhode Island, for instruc 
tion, May, 1875; special duty Bureau of Ordnance, September, 1875; em 
ployed at West Point Foundry, Cold Spring, New York, inspecting rifle 
ordnance. Commissioned Commander, June 10, 1876 ; ordered to Constanti 
nople, Turkey, to command the " Despatch," December, 1877 ; ordered to 
command the "Miantonomah," October, 1882; ordered to command the U. 
S. S. " Monocacy," Asiatic Station, August 23, 1883 ; employed in protecting 
American interests in Foo Chow during bombardment of the arsenal by 
French fleet under Admiral Courbet ; commandant at Naval Training Sta 
tion, Newport, Rhode Island, October 31, 1887. Commissioned as Captain, 
September 27, 1891 ; ordered to command U. S. S. "Atlanta," December 10, 
1891 ; May 28, 1893, placed on waiting orders ; ordered to Navy Yard, Mare 
Island, June 29, 1894; commanded "Monterey," February, 1895 ; special 
duty New York Navy Yard, December, 1895 ; Captain of the Navy Yard, 
New York, June, 1896, to July, 1898 ; ordered to command U. S. S. " Mass 
achusetts," July, 1897, to date. 

George Watson Sumner. Born in Constantine, St. Joseph s County, 
Michigan, December 31, 1841. Appointed from Fifth Congressional Dis 
trict, Kentucky, September 20, 1858; at Naval Academy, 1858-61 ; attached 
to steam-frigate "Colorado," West Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1861 ; Mortar 
Flotilla, 1862; Executive Officer of Senior Officer s vessel, of Third Division 
of Flotilla ; bombardment of Forts Jackson and St. Philip, April, 1862 ; 
special duty on board U. S. S. " Harriet Lane," during morning of passage 
of Forts Jackson and St. Philip ; Vicksburg batteries, 1862. Commissioned 
as Lieut<-nant, August 1, 1862 ; West Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1863-4 ; 
Executive Officer, U. S. S. "Pinola ;" Navigation Officer U. S. S. "Pensa- 
cola;" Naval Academy, Newport, R. I.; U. S. S. "Macedonian ;" other ser 
vice in West Gulf Blockading Squadron, etc., 1861-4; steamer "Massasoit," 
Executive Officer, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1864-5 ; commanded 
U.S. S. "Massasoit" in the latter part of January, 1865, in the James River, 
Va., when the rebel iron-clads " Fredericksburg" and "Virginia" came 
down to the obstructions at Dutch Gap, with the intention of going down to 
City Point to destroy General Grant s transports and stores at that place ; 
and assisted U. S. S. " Onondago " in her engagement with these vessels, 
defeating their plans and forcing them to retreat up the James River ; 
steamer "De Soto," Atlantic Squadron, 1866-7, as Navigation and as Execu 
tive Officer. Commissioned as Lieutenant- Commander, July 25, 1866 ; steam- 



56 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

frigate "Franklin," flag-ship European Squadron, 1868-71 ; as Watch Officer, 
and as Navigation Officer ; Hydrographic Office, 1872-6. Commissioned as 
Commander, June 13, 1876; commanding " Monocacy," Asiatic Station, 
1877-80; special duty, Washington, 1880-1; Bureau of Ordnance, 1881-6; 
waiting orders, 1886-7 ; commanding " Galena," flag-ship, North Atlantic 
Station, 1888-91; Equipment Officer, Navy Yard, New York, 1891-93. 
Commissioned as Captain, October 2, 1891; commanding U. S. S. " Balti 
more," February to May, 1893, during "Naval Review ;" General Inspector 
U. S S. "Columbia," May, 1893, to April, 1894; commanding triple-screw 
cruiser " Columbia," April, 1894, to September, 1895 ; commanded " Colum 
bia" at ceremonies of the opening of the Kiel Canal, Germany, 1895; raced 
"Columbia" home, Southampton, England, to New York, making fastest 
long-distance run on record for a man-of-war; commanded monitor "Monad- 
nock," Pacific Station, February, 1896, to June, 1897 ; Captain of the Yard, 
Navy Yard, New York, July, 1897, to date ; member Empire State Society, 
Sons American Revolution, and Honorary Member Regular Army and Navy 
Union. 

Benjamin F. Day. Born in Ohio. Appointed from Ohio, September 
20, 1858 ; Naval Academy, 1858-61 ; attached to steamer " New London," 
W. G. B. Squadron, 1862-3; wounded in a night engagement at Madam 
Winchester s plantation, July 9, 1863. Commissioned as Lieutenant, August 
1,1862; steam-frigate "Colorado," W. G. B. Squadron, 1863-4; steamer 
" Saugus," N A. B. Squadron, 1864-5; engagements with Hewlett House 
batteries in James River ; attacks on Fort Fisher ; steam-sloop " Tuscorara," 
Pacific Squadron, 1866-8. Commissioned as Lieutenant- Commander, July 
25, 1866 ; steam-sloop " Contocook," flag-ship N. A. Squadron, 1868-9 ; 
" Ticonderoga " (second-rate), 1871; "Congress" (second-rate), special ser 
vice, 1872, and same ship, European Station, 1872-3 ; receiving ship " New 
Hampshire," 1874-5 ; commanding " Manhattan" (iron clad), N. A. Station, 
1876. Commi.-sioned as Commander, August 8, 1876 ; commanding naval 
force, Rio Grande, 18778 ; Navy Yard, Norfolk, 1879-81 ; torpedo instruc 
tion, 1881 ; Light House Inspector, 1881-4 ; commanding " Mohican," Pacific 
Station, 1885-8 ; waiting orders, 1888 ; Navy Yard, Boston, 1889-92. 
Promoted to Captain, November 5, 1891 ; commanding U. S. S. " Boston," 
February, 1893, to September, 1893, and then placed on waiting orders. 
Commanding U. S. S. "Baltimore," July 12, 1894, to February, 1896. 
President Steel Board, April 14, 1896, to 1897. Member Examining Board, 
January 11, 1897, to date. 

Alexander H. McCormick. Born in the District of Columbia, 1842. 
Appointed as Acting Midshipman at the Naval Academy, from Texas, Sep 
tember, 1859 ; ordered into active service, April, 1861 ; served in the steamer 
" Quaker City," on the Chesapeake Bay Blockade, from June to September, 
1861 ; on the receiving ship " North Carolina " from October to December, 
1861 ; in the steamer " Norwich," South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, from 
January, 1862, to April, 1863. Appointed a volunteer Acting Master, April, 
1862 ; at the bombardment of Fort Pulaski, 1862, and of fort in Winyaw 
Bay, S. C., 1862. Promoted to Ensign, December, 1862 ; at second occupa 
tion of Jacksonville, Florida, 1863 ; in the " Housatonic," off Charlestc n, 
from April to July, 1863 ; in the " Wabash,"from July to September, 1863. 
Promoted to Lieutenant, February, 1864 ; in the steam sloop-of war " Iro- 
quois," on special service, from March, 1864, to October, 1865 ; in the " Chat 
tanooga " from February to August, 1866. Promoted to Lieutenant Com 
mander, July, 1866 ; on duty in the Department of Mathematics, Naval 



RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 57 

Academy, from September, 1866, to June, 1869 ; in the "Macedonian," from 
June to September, 1867 ; in the flag-ship "Lancaster," on the East coast of 
South America, from August, 1869, to July, 1872 ; in the " Portsmouth " 
from July to September, 1872; in the Department of Astronomy and 
Navigation at the Naval Academy, from September, 1872, to July, 1875; 
in the steamer "Fortune," from July to September, 1873; in the " Pensa- 
cola," flag-ship of the Pacific Station, from July, 1875, to November, 
1876. Promoted to Commander, September, 1876 ; on duty in the Bureau of 
Ordnance, from February, 1877, to November, 1881 ; in command of the 
" Essex," in a cruise around the world, from November, 1881, to January, 
1885 ; as Inspector of Ordnance, at the Navy Yard, Washington, from March, 
1885, to October, 1888 ; in the Bureau of Ordnance, from October, 1888, to 
November, 1889 ; as Inspector of Ordnance, at the Navy Yard, Brooklyn, 
December, 1889, to June, 1892. Promoted to Captain, April 3, 1892 ; com 
manding " Lancaster," June, 1892, to June, 1894. Leave of absence. June, 
1894. Captain Norfolk Navy Yard, October, 1894, to July, 1897. Member 
Armor Board, October, 1897. 

Albert S. Barker. Born in Massachusetts. Appointed from that State, 
October 25, 1859; at Naval Academy, 1859-61; in steam-frigate "Missis 
sippi," West Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1861-3 ; bombardment and passage 
of Forts Jackson and St. Philip, Chalmette batteries, and capture of New 
Orleans, 1862; in attack on and attempted passage of Port Hudson, March 
14, 1863, where the " Mississippi " was destroyed, after which he joined the 
steam-sloop " Monongahela," and took part in the siege of Port Hudson, in 
the fight below Donaldson ville and guerrilla fighting generally, until the river 
was clear. Promoted to Ensign, February 22, 1862 ; detached from "Mon 
ongahela," August 9, 1863, and ordered home in the " Brooklyn " detached, 
August 26, 1863; steam-frigate "Niagara," special service, September 29, 
1863, to February 22, 1864. Commissioned as Lieutenant, February 22, 
1864; flagship " Lancaster," Pacific Station, May 1, 1864, as Flag-Lieuten 
ant; transferred to flag-ship " Powhatan," July, 1866, while " Lancaster " 
was being repaired ; witnessed the bombardment of the batteries at Callao 
by the Spanish fleet under Admiral Nunez. Commissioned as Lieutenant- 
Commander, July 25, 1866 ; returned home in " Lancaster ;" detached, 
March 18, 1867; flag-ship "Guerriere" and " Quinnebaug," S. A. Station, 
May 21, 1867, to July, 1869; monitor "Terror," November 25, 1869, to 
November 26, 1870 ; " Wachusett," European Station, June ], 1871, to June 
25, 1873 ; Torpedo Station, September 1, 1873, to July 13, 1874; while there 
fired shells with dynamite from 24-pound howitzers, using the ordinary 
powder cartridge, being the first one to fire dynamite in shells on this conti 
nent, as far as known ; temporary duty as Executive of " Intrepid," July 
13, 1874, to September 15, 1874 ; Naval Academy, September 15, 1874, to 
February 20, 1876, when was ordered to command the " Palos," Asiatic 
Station ; remained on her one year, when received orders to return home for 
examination for promotion, but was detained at Yokohama, Japan, to take 
command of the IT. S. S. "Alert," and while in that vessel cruised among 
the islands in the vicinity of New Guinea and Dampier Straits, in search of 
a supposed shipwrecked crew ; skirted and examined many islands, found the 
object of search, and returned to China via Amboyna, Ternate, and the 
Philippine Islands ; reached home, October, 1877. Commissioned as Com 
mander, March 28, 1877; Torpedo Station, summer of 1878; Light-House 
Inspector, Eighth District, November, 1878, to January 1, 1881 ; command 
ing monitor " Montauk," July 24, 1882, to December 3, 1882, when was 



58 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

ordered to command the " Enterprise." While on this vessel ran a line of 
deep-sea soundings around the world, the casts being taken at intervals of 
about 100 miles. The line between New Zealand and Magellan Straits was 
made on a latitude 47 to 50 south. On the way out, visited South Africa, 
Madagascar, Zanzibar, Comoro, and Seychille Islands ; reached the Straits of 
Sunda six days after the great eruption of Krakatoa, when the accompanying 
tidal-wave swept into the sea the large town of Aujer and all other settle 
ments in the vicinity ; rendered such assistance to the Dutch authorities as 
was possible ; was present at Pagoda Anchorage, Mire River, China, when 
the French fleet under Vice- Admiral Courbet sunk the Chinese men-of-war, 
destroyed the arsenal, and demolished the forts on each side of the river, 
1885 ; returned home by way of Australia and New Zealand; detached from. 
"Enterprise," April 1, 1886; Light-House Inspector, Second District, 
October 1, 1886, to November 15, 189 ; Bureau Navigation, January 1, 
1890. Command U. S. S. " Philadelphia," July 6, 1892, to August, 1894 ; 
leave of absence, September 1, 1894; Captain Navy Yard, Mares Island, 
February 11, 1895, to March, 1897 ; command U. S. S. "Oregon," March 20, 

1897, to February, 1898 ; special duty, Navy Department, February to May, 
1898; commanding protected cruiser "Newark," N. A. Squadron, May, 

1898, to date. 

Charles Stanhope Cotton. Born February 15, 1843, at Milwaukee, 
Wis. Appointed Acting Midshipman, at Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., 
from First District of Wisconsin, September 23, 1858 ; May 10, 1861, de 
tached from the Naval Academy, and detailed for active duty; June 7 to 
August 15, 1861, served on board frigate "St. Lawrence;" on July 28 she 
captured the Confederate privateer "Petrel ; " August 15 to November 19, 
duty in Philadelphia in connection with the trial of prisoners captured on 
board the " Petrel ; " November 19, 1861, to February 24, 1863, served on 
board frigate "Minnesota," flag-ship, N. A. Blockading Squadron; par 
ticipated in action between " Merrimac " and " Monitor " and the fleet in 
Hampton Roads, on March 8 and 9, 1862. Promoted to Ensign, November 
11, 1862 ; February 24 to July 13, 1863, attached to steam-sloop " Iroquois," 
off Wilmington, N. C. ; March 8, 1864, to August 10, 1865, attached to steam- 
sloop "Oneida," W. G. B. Squadron, except a few weeks of service on board 
the " Hartford " and the " Kineo." Promoted to Lieutenant, February 22, 
1864 ; August 5 to 23, 1864, served on board " Oneida" during the battle of 
Mobile Bay and subsequent operations to surrender of Fort Morgan ; Novem 
ber 13, 1865, to May 3, 1869, attached to steam-stoop " Shenaudoah," in 
the East Indies and China. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, July 25, 
1866 ; from September 30, 1869, to July 29, 1870, duty at Naval Academy; 
October 1 to December 23, 1870, duty at Navy Yard, Kittery ; January 5 
to April 24, 1871, attached to frigate "Tennessee," San Domingo Expedition ; 
April 24, 1871, to February 16, 1874, attached to steam-sloop "Ticonderoga," 
as Executive, on the Brazil Station ; May 1, 1874, to June 1, 1876, duty at 
Navy Yard, Kittery ; June 1 to September 9, 1876, Torpedo Instruction at 
Newport ; September 15 to October 4, 1876, Executive of receiving-ship 
"Worcester," Norfolk ; October, 1876, to July, 1880, on duty at New York 
Navy Yard. Promoted to Commander, April 25 1877; commanding U. S. 
S. "Monocacy," Asiatic Station, September, 1880, to September, 1883, except 
a period of six weeks, during which commanded the U. S. S. " Alert," on that 
station, June-July, 1881 ; Inspector of Ordnance, Navy Yard, Norfolk, Va., 
from January, 1884, to October, 1887; Inspector Fifteenth Light-House 
District, from October, 1887, to December, 1890 ; commanding " Mohican," 



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April, 1891, to May, 1892. Promoted to Captain, May 28, 1892 ; command 
ing receiving-ship " Independence," May, 1892, to August 15, 1894 ; com 
manding U. S. flag-ship " Philadelphia," Pacific Station from August 24, 
1894, to September 1, 1897 ; temporary duty, Washington Navy Yard, from 
January 17, 1898, to April 1, 1898 ; commanding auxiliary cruiser " Harvard," 
N. A. Squadron, April, 1898, to date. 

Silas Wright Terry. Born in Kentucky, December 28, 1842. Ap 
pointed Acting Midshipman, Naval Academy, September 28, 1858. Appointed 
Ensign, September 16, 1862. Commissioned Lieutenant, February 22, 1864. 
Commissioned Lieutenant- Commander, July 25, 1866. Commissioned Com 
mander, July 11, 1877. Upon the outbreak of the Kebellion in 1861, before 
completing academic course, was ordered to New York Nilvy Yard for active 
service, and, from June, 1861, to September, 1862, attached to the sloop 
" Dale," blockading on the Atlantic coast ; engagement with rebel sharp 
shooters on a boat expedition up South Edisto River, April, 1862 ; attached 
to flag-ship " Wabash," September and October ; " Alabama " in November ; 
December, 1862, aide on staff of Rear- Admiral Lee; from March to July, 
1863, steam-sloop " Dakotah," blockading mouth of Cape Fear River ; flag 
ship " Black Hawk," Mississippi Squadron, from September, 1863, to October, 
1864 ; took part in Red River Expedition, and at Alexandria, La. ; was placed 
in command of transport " Benefit," with a detchment of fifty men and two 
brass howitzers, to carry despatches and supplies to Admiral Porter. In a 
letter to the Secretary of the Navy, dated May 4, 1864, Admiral Porter says : 
"I endeavor to do justice to all officers under my command, but have failed 
to mention the gallant conduct of Ensign S. W. Terry on the expedition up 
Red River. He was placed on board of the transport Benefit to take de 
spatches to me at Springfield Landing. I had a field-piece and a twenty-four 
pounder howitzer placed on this vessel, and a part of the crew of the flag 
ship to go to her. About fifty miles above Grand Ecore Mr. Terry discov 
ered a battery of four guns facing down the river, on which he opened fire 
with his howitzers and steamed on. The battery opened a quick fire on him, 
striking the little vessel almost every time. The river captain of the Bene 
fit was killed, together with three other men, but the little transport fought 
her way through and brought me the despatches, which were important. 
Such cool and brave conduct gives promise of a good officer. I commend 
him to the notice of the Department." The President, " with the advice and 
consent of the Senate," advanced Lieutenant Terry five numbers in his grade 
" for gallant conduct on the expedition up Red River." In May, 1864, was 
appointed Detail Officer on the staff of Admiral Porter, and served in this 
capacity until the Admiral was relieved at the close of the war, May 5, 1865. 
Was present during the operations of the naval force under Admiral Porter 
against Forts Fisher and Anderson, and at the capture of Wilmington in 
February, 1865 ; afterwards in the culminating events in James River, and 
present at the fall of Richmond ; accompanied President Lincoln and Ad 
miral Porter when they entered Richmond the morning it was occupied by 
the army of General Grant ; from August, 1865, to November, 1868, served 
on steam-sloop " Ticonderoga," European Station ; Naval Academy, 1869 to 
1871 ; Executive Officer of the flag-ships " Severn " and "Worcester," from 
March, 1871, to June, 1873; 1873 to 1874, Naval Observatory; 1874 to 
1877, Naval Academy; 1877 to 1880, Inspector Fifth Light-House District; 
May, 1881, to December, 1882, commanding "Marion," South Atlantic Sta- 
ion ; while at Montevideo in November, 1881, was ordered by cable to "pro 
ceed to Heard Island, lat. 53 20 S., long. 73 30 E., to rescue crew of bark 



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Trinity/ suppose to be there." Left Montevideo November 14, 1881, 
stopping for coal and supplies at Cape Town ; reached Heard Island January 
15, and rescued thirty-three of the "Trinity s" crew, who had been wrecked 
October, 1880, and just in time to save them from starvation, as the little 
food saved from the wreck had been exhausted several months before, and 
they were existing upon such sea-fowls and their eggs as could be obtained on 
this desolate island. From Cape Town Commander Terry wrote the Depart 
ment, December 20, that he would sail for Heard Island on the 24th, and 
hoped to be back by the 20th of February. His hopes were realized, for on 
the 20th of February, 1882, the "Marion" anchored off Cape Town, and 
Commander Terry s cable despatch anno jncing the rescue of the "Trinity s" 
crew was received by the Secretary of the Navy the same afternoon. "The 
day after reaching Cape Town, Commander Terry was requested by Lloyd s 
agents to render assistance to the English ship " Poonah," stranded on the 
beach about ten miles northeast of the port. The request was complied with, 
though it was known the commander of the English Squadron, then lying off 
Simonstown, had declined to render any assistance. Fortunately, the efforts 
of the "Marion" were successful in hauling the "Poonah" off, and she was 
soon able to continue her voyage to India. For this service Commander 
Terry received the thanks of the Colonial Government, embodied in a resolu 
tion of the ministry, accompanied by a flattering letter from the Governor 
and High Commissioner, Sir Hercules Robinson ; also the thanks of Her 
Majesty s Government, transmitted through the British Minister at Washing 
ton, to the Department of State and the Navy Department. From April, 
1883, to October, 1884, League Island Navy Yard ; October 14, 1884, to 
May 26, 1886, commanding the training-squadron, comprising " Portsmouth," 
"Jamestown," and "Saratoga;" October, 1887, appointed member of the 
Naval Examining and Retiring Board to May, 1893. Promoted Caj)tain, 
January 9,1893; commanding U.S. S. "Newark," May, 1893, to June, 
1895 ; was present under command of Rear- Admiral Benham during the in 
surrection in Rio, from October, 1893, to March, 1894 ; from July, 1895, to 
to date, commanding the receiving-ship " Franklin," Norfolk, Va. 

Merrill Miller. Born in Ohio. Appointed from Ohio, November 28, 
1859 ; Naval Academy, 1859-61 ; attached to frigate " Potomac," Atlantic 
coast, 1861-62. Promoted to Ensign, October 13, 1862 ; Mississippi Squad 
ron, 1862-63 ; battle of Arkansas Post, 1863 ; Haiues Bluff, 1863 ; in charge 
of mortar-boats, at siege of Vicksburg, for tw 7 enty-three days, in 1863. Com 
missioned as Lieutenant, February 22, 1864 ; North Atlantic Blockading 
Squadron, 1864-65 ; expedition up James River, 1864; both attacks on Fort 
Fisher ; attached to iron-clad " Monadnock " on her passage from New York 
to San Francisco, 1866. Commissioned as Lieutenant- Commander, July 25, 
1866; Naval Academy, 1867-69 ; steam-sloop " Lancaster," flag-ship. South 
Atlantic Squadron, 1869-72; " Worcester" flag-ship N. A. Station, 1872-74; 
Naval Academy, 1875-79 Commissioned as Commander, 1878; command 
ing U. S. S. " Yantic," North Atlantic Station, 1880 ; Light-House Inspector, 
1881-84; commanding "Marion," Asiatic Station, 1885-88 ; Navy Yard, 
Portsmouth, 1888-89 ; Naval Home, Philadelphia, 1889, to September, 1892; 
Light-House Inspector, September, 1892, to April, 1893. Promoted Cap 
tain, February 25, 1893; commanding U.S. receiving-ship "Franklin," 
June, 1893, to April 17, 1894 ; commanding U. S S. " Raleigh," from April 
17, 1894, to January 6, 1897 ; commanding U. S. receiving-ship " Vermont," 
from March 17, 1897, to date. 



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John J. Read. Born in New Jersey. Appointed from New Jersey, 
September 21, 1858; Naval Academy, 1858-61; Atlantic Squadron, 1861 ; 
steam-sloop "Hartford," flagship, West Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1862; 
in all of Farragut s battles, from the Southwest Pass of the Mississippi River 
to Vicksburg, 1862-3. Promoted to Ensign, November 22, 1802; South 
Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1863-4. Commissioned as Lieutenant, Feb 
ruary 22, 1864 ; steamer " R. R. Cuyler," North Atlantic Blockading Squad 
ron, 1864-5 ; steamer " De Soto," Atlantic Squadron, 1865-6. Commissioned 
as Lieutenant- Commandtr, July 25, 1866 ; steamer " Rhode Island," Atlantic 
Squadron, 1867 ; steam-sloop "Susquehanna," flag-ship, North Atlantic 
Squadron, 1867-8; steamer "Michigan," on the lakes, 1869; "Guerriere" 
(second-rate), European Station, 1870-2 ; " Richmond," (^second rate), North 
Pacific Station, 1873-6 ; commanding " Richmond " flag-ship, South Pacific 
Station, 1876-7 ; Bureau Yards and Docks, 1877-9. Promoted to Com- 
mander, December, 1877 ; Light-House Inspector, 1879-83 ; commanding 
" Michigan," 18*3-6 ; Light-House Inspector, 188b to December, 1890 ; com 
manding " Iroquois," March, 1891, to July, 1892; Light-House Inspector, 
July, 1892, to May, 1893. Promoted Captain, April 27, 1893 ; waiting 
orders, May, 1894; temporary duty Newport, July, 1894; commanding 
receiving-ship " Independence," August, 1894 ; commanding " Olympia," 
February, 1895, to July, 1897 ; waiting orders, November, 1897, to date. 

Mortimer L/. Johnson. Born in Massachusetts. Appointed from 
Massachusetts, November 29, 1859-; Naval Academy, 1859-61 ; attached to 
steam-sloop " Susquehanna," May to August, 1861 ; frigate " Sabine," August 
to November, 1861 ; steam frigate " Wabash," November, 1861, to August, 

1864, all in South Atlantic Squadron ; was in all operations on that coast 
under Admirals Du Pont and Dahlgren. Promoted Ensign, September 16, 
1862 ; and Lieutenant, February 22, 1864. From August, 1864, to January, 

1865, steam frigate " Colorado," at both attacks on Fort Fisher; January, 
1865, to September, 1865, West Gulf Squadron, as flag-lieutenant and com 
manding U. S. S. "Estrella;" October, 1865, to August, 1868, U. S. S. 
" Dacotah " and " Wateree " on Pacific Station. Promoted Lieutenant Com 
mander, July, 1866 ; November, 1868, to March, 1870, U. S. S. ".Plymouth," 
European Station; Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N. H., 1870-1; U. S. S. 
"Wyoming," as executive officer, 1871-3; receiving ship "Sabine," 1873; 
U. S. S. " Powhatan," on special service, 18745; receiving ships "Ohio" 
and "Wabash," 1875-8. Promoted Commander, May, 1878 ; commanding 
" Ashuelot," Asiatic Station, 1879-81 ; special duty, 1882 ; Navy Yard, Bos 
ton, 1883-7; leave Europe, 1887-8; U. S. S. "Monocacy," Asiatic fetation, 
1889-91; leave, 1892; Equipment Officer, Portsmouth, N H, 1893. Pro 
moted Captain, May, 1893; commanding receiving-ship "Franklin," 1894- 
5; commanding U. S. S. " Cincinnati," North Atlantic Station, August, 1895, 
to April, 1897 ; commanding U. S. S. "San Francisco," European Station, 
April, 1897, to October, 1897 ; leave to March, 1898, when ordered to U. S. 
S. " Miantonomah," N. A. Squadron. 

Edwin M. Shepard. Born in New York. Appointed from New York, 
November 24, 1859 ; Naval Academy, 1859-61 ; attached to sloop " Vincen- 
nes," West Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1861-2 ; passes of the Mississippi 
River. Promoted to Ensign, November 22, 1862 ; steam-sloop "Mississippi," 
West Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1862-3 ; remained on board the "Missis 
sippi " until her destruction ; ordered thence to gunboat " Essex ; " remained 
on board during the siege of Port Hudson, and served with naval battery of 
19 guns on shore with the army for several weeks ; received a commendatory 



62 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

letter from General Arnold, General Banks s Chief of Artillery ; attached 
to monitor " Mahopac " during the siege of Charleston, South Carolina, and 
in James River; steam sloop " Wachusett," special service, 1864-5 ; capture 
of rebel privateer " Florida," October 7, 1864. Commissioned as Lieutenant, 
February 22, 1864 ; steamer " Yanderbilt," June, 1865 ; during the trial- 
trip of the "Dictator;" steamer "Tacony," Atlantic Squadron, 1865-6. 
Commissioned as Lieutenant- Commander, July 25, 1866 ; steamer " Osceola," 
Atlantic Squadron, 1867 ; apprentice-ship "Saratoga," 1868-9 ; " California " 
(second rate), 1871 ; torpedo service, 1872; "Hartford" (second-rate) flag 
ship, Asiatic Squadron, 1872-5 ; during Asiatic cruise, from 1872 to 1875, 
twice ordered to commands, first the " Palos " for a short time, and the 
" Yantic " for several months in 1875 ; ordnance duty, Washington, 1875-6 ; 
Navy Yard, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1876-8. Promoted to Commander, 
June, 1878 ; Naval Academy, 1878-81 ; commanding " Constitution," 1879- 
81 ; commanding " Enterprise," N. A. Station, 1882 ; commanding nautical 
school-ship "St. Mary s," 1882-6; Naval Asylum, Philadelphia, 1886-9; 
May, 1889, commanded the U. S. S. " Kearsarge " for four months ; ordered 
to command of " Mohican," Pacific Squadron, February, 1890, to August, 
1891 ; Light-House Inspector, August, 1891, to May, 1893 ; Equipment 
Officer, Navy Yard, New York ; May, 1893, to August, 1893, commanding 
U. S. S. "Minnesota," August, 1893. Promoted to Captain, May 15, 1893 ; 
ordered to command U. S. S. "San Francisco," November 21, 1&94, to July, 
1897 ; command U. S. receiving ship " Richmond," September 25, 1897, to 
April, 1898; L. H. District, April, 1898, to date. 

Robley D. Evans. Born in Virginia. Appointed from Utah, Septem 
ber 20,1860; Naval Academy, 1860-3. Promoted to Ensign, October 1, 
1863; attached to steam-sloop " Powhatan," West India Squadron, 1864 ; 
North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1864-5 ; both attacks on Fort Fisher, 
January 15, 1865 ; in the land attack on Fort Fisher received two severe 
wounds from rifle shots ; Navy Yard, Philadelphia, 1866. Commissioned 
as Lieutenant, July 25, 1866 ; ordnance duty at Navy Yard, Washington, 
1867; steam-sloop " Piscataqua," flag-ship, Asiatic Squadron, 1869. Com 
missioned as Lieutenant- Commander, March 12,1868; Navy Yard, Wash 
ington, 1870-1; Naval Academy, 1871-2; "Shenandoah" (second-rate), 
European Fleet, 1873 ; " Congress " (second-rate), European Fleet, 1873-6 ; 
commanding training-ship " Saratoga," 1877-8. Promoted to Commander, 
July, 1878 ; Navy Yard, Washington, 1881-2 ; Light-House Inspector, 1882- 
6 ; Chief Inspector of Steel, new cruisers, 1886-7 ; Secretary Light-House 
Board, 1887-89; leave of absence, October, 189, to July, 1891 ; command 
ing U. S. S. " Yorktown," July, 1891, to November, 1892; Secretary Light- 
House Board, November, 1892-94. Commissioned Captain, 18^3 ; ordered 
to command New York, August, 1894, to January, 1896 ; ordered to com 
mand " Indiana," January, 1896-97 ; member of Light-House Board, January 
1897 ; ordered to command the battle-ship "Iowa," March, 1898, and is now 
serving with Rear- Admiral Sampson s fleet operating against the Spanish in. 
West Indian waters. 

Henry Glass. Born in Kentucky. Appointed from Illinois, Septem 
ber 24, 1860; Naval Academy, 1860-3. Promoted to Ensign, May 24, 

1863 ; attached to steam-sloop " Canandaigua," South Atlantic Blockading 
Squadron, 1863-5 ; all the general engagements with forts and batteries in 
Charleston Harbor, from July 8 to September 28, 1863 ; engagements with 
batteries in Stono River, S. C., December 28, 1863, and July 3 and 11, 

1864 ; engagement with batteries in North Edisto River, February 9, 1865 ; 



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capture of Georgetown, S. C., February 5, 1865 Promoted to Master, No 
vember 10, 1865 ; steam-sloop " Powhatan," Pacific Squadron, 1865-8. Com 
missioned as Lieutenant, November 10, 1866. Commissioned as Lieutenant- 
Commander, March 12, 1868 ; steam-sloop " Tuscarora," North Atlantic 
Squadron, 1869 ; " Mohican" (third-rate), Pacific Fleet, 1870-1 ; command 
ing " Nyack," in Pacific Station, in 1870, for six months ; staff-duty, Pacific 
Station, from March, 1871, to August, 1872 ; Pacific Fleet, 1872 ; " Iro- 
quois " (third-rate), Asiatic Station, 1872-3 ; receiving-ship " Independence," 
1875; commanding Nautical S. S. "Jamestown," 1876-8. Promoted to 
Commander, October, 1879; commanding "Wachusett," Pacific Station, 
1881-2 ; commanding " Jamestown," and senior officer in Alaska, in charge 
of Indian affairs in the Territory, 1880 ; Navy Yard, Mare Island, 1883-6; 
ommanding " Monocacy," Asiatic Station, 1886-8 ; Nav&l Academy, 1888, 
to May, 1891 ; member Examining Board, May, 1891, to March, 1892 ; 
Equipment Officer, Navy Yard, Mare Island, March, 1892 ; Captain of Navy 
Yard, Mare Island, August, 1893 ; commissioned as Captain, January 23, 
1894 ; ordered to command " Cincinnati," June, 1894-95 ; ordered to com 
mand "Texas," January, 1896 ; Captain of Navy Yard, Mare Island, April, 
1897, to May, 1898; commanding cruiser "Charleston," Asiatic Station, 
May, 1898, to date. 

Philip Henry Cooper. Born in New York. Appointed from New 
York, September 28, 1860 ; Naval Academy, 1860-3. Promoted to Ensign, 
May 28, 1863 ; attached to steam-sloop " Richmond," West Gulf Blockading 
Squadron, 1863-5; battle of Mobile Bay, August 5, 1864. Promoted to 
Master, November, 1865 ; steam-sloop " Powhatan," South Pacific Squadron, 
1865-7. Commissioned as Lieutenant, November 10, 1866 ; Naval Academy, 
1867-9. Commissioned as Lieutenant Commander, March 12, 1868 ; frigate 
" Sabine," special cruise, 18H9; T. and N. Surveying Expedition, 1870-1; 
Naval Academy, 1872-4; Torpedo Station, 1875; Experimental Battery, 
Annapolis, 1875-6 ; Coast Survey Office, 1877-9. Promoted to Commander, 
November, 1879; special navigation duty, 1879-81 ; commanding "Swatara," 
Asiatic Station, 1881-4; Navy Yard, Norfolk, 1886-8; commanding 
"Swatara," March, 1890, to December, 1891 ; special duty, December, 1891, 
to June, 1892 ; Board Inspection and Survey, June, 1892 to July, 1894 ; 
commanding " San Francisco " to November, 18d4 ; Superintendent Naval 
Academy, November 15, 1894, to date. 

Henry Clay Taylor. Born in District of Columbia. Appointed from 
Ohio, September 28, 1860; Naval Academy, 1860-3. Promoted to Ensign, 
May 28, 1863 ; attached to steam-sloop " Shenandoah," North Atlantic 
Blockading Squadron, 1863-4 ; steam-sloop " Iroquois," special service, 
1864-5. Promoted to Master, November 10, 1865 ; steamer " Rhode Island," 
North Atlantic Squadron, 1866-7. Commissioned as Lieutenant, November 
10, 1866 ; steam-sloop " Susquehanna," flag-ship, North Atlantic Squadron, 
1867-8. Commissioned as Lieutenant- Commander, March 12,1868; store- 
ship "Guard," European Squadron, 1868-9; Naval Academy, 18H9-71 ; 
Executive of flag-ship of Pacific Squadron, U. S. S. "Saranac," 1872-4; 
commanding Coast Survey steamer " Hassler," 1874-7; Hydrographic Office, 
1877-8 ; Navy Yard, Washington, 1879-80. Promoted to Commander, 
December, 1879 ; commanding "Saratoga* (training-ship), 1880-4; special 
duty, New York, 1884-5 ; member Board of Inspection, 1885-7 ; leave of 
absence, 1888 ; commanding " Alliance," Asiatic Station, 1890, to September, 
1891 ; leave of absence, September, 1891, to December, 1892; special duty, 
December, 1892, to June, 1893 ; President Naval War College, Newport, 



64 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

R. I., November, 1893. Commissioned Captain, April, 1894, to November, 
1896; December, 1896, ordered to command battle-ship " Indiana," and is 
now serving with N. A. Squadron operating against the Spanish iii the West 
Indies. 

George Henry Wadleigh. Born in New Hampshire. Appointed from 
New Hampshire, September 26, 1860 ; graduated Naval Academy, May, 
1863. Promoted to Ensign, May 28, 1863, and ordered to steam-sloop 
" Lackawanna," West Gulf Blockading Squadron ; active blockade duty 
until end of war; present at attack on Fort Powell, March 2, 1864; battle 
of Mobile Bay,_August 5, 1864, and subsequent operations resulting in sur 
render of Fort Morgan, August 23, 1864; ordered to steam-sloop "Rich 
mond," March, 1865 ; officer of deck and beat to quarters when the rebel 
ram Webb " attempted to escape from the Mississippi River, April 24, 
1835 ; upon finding she was recognized, the Webb " was run on shore and 
burned. Commissioned Master, November 10, 1865; steam-sloop Ticon- 
deroga," European Station, 1865-9. Commissioned Lieutenant, November, 
1866. Commissioned Lieutenant- Commander, March, 1868 ; Naval Academy, 
1869-70 ; torpedo duty, 1870-1 ; Executive Officer " Shawmut " (third rate), 
North Atlantic Station, 1871-3. During this cruise the Shawmut," Com 
mander E. E. Potter commanding, ascended the Orinoco River, 250 miles, to 
Bolivar, and compelled the revolutionists to restore two steamers belonging 
to United States citizens ; Executive Officer iron-clad " Canonicus," receiving- 
ship * Ohio," 1873-4 ; Ordinance duty Navy Yard, Boston, 1874 ; Executive 
Officer nautical school-ship "St. Mary s," 1874-6; Executive Officer steam- 
sloop Pensacola " (flag-ship), Pacific Station, 1876-8 ; Navy Yard, 
Portsmouth, N. H., 1879-81. Commissioned Commander, March, 1880; 
applied for and ordered to command steam-sloop "Alliance," special Arctic 
cruise in search of " Jeannette," summer of 1881, and North Atlantic Station, 
1881-2. While in the Arctic Ocean, northwest of Spitzbergen, the "Alli 
ance " reached the latitude of 80 10 ; Light-House Inspector, 1883-6; Navy 
Yard, Boston, 1887-9; commanding steamer "Michigan, Northwestern 
Lakes, 1889 to December, 1891 ; leave of absence, December, 1891, to Feb 
ruary, 1892 ; Inspector of Ordnance, Boston Navy Yard, February, 1892, 
to July, 1894. Commissioned Captain, July, 1894; commanding receiving- 
ship " Richmond," July to December, 1894 ; commanding U. S. S. "Minne 
apolis," North Atlantic and European Stations, December, 1894, to June, 
1897 ; Inspector Navy Yard, Boston, July to October, 1897 ; Captain, Yard, 
October, 1897, to date. 

Arent Schuyler Crowninshield. Born in New York. Appointed 
from New York, September 21, 1860 ; Naval Academy, 1860-3. Promoted 
to Ensign, May 28, 1863; attached to steam-sloop " Ticonderoga," North 
Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1864-5 ; both attacks on Fort Fisher ; steam- 
sloop "Hartford," East India Squadron, 1865-8. Commissioned as Lieu 
tenant, November 10, 1866. Commissioned as Lieutenant- Commander, March 
10,1868; steam-sloop "Richmond," European Squadron, 1868-9; "Rich 
mond" (second-rate), European Fleet, 1870-1; "Lackawanna" (second- 
rate), Asiatic Station, 1872-4 ; leave of absence in Europe, 1875 ; ordnance 
duty, Navy Yard, Washington, 1875-8 ; commanding " Portsmouth " (train 
ing-ship), 1878-82. Promoted to Commander, March, 1880; Light-House 
Inspector, 1882-5; member of Advisory Board, 1885-6; commanding 
school-ship "St. Mary s," 1887 to October, 1891; Navy Yard, New York, 
October, 1891, to March, 1892; commanding " Kearsarge," March, 1892, to 
September, 1893 ; member Board of Inspectors, Navy Yard, New York, at 



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present time. Promoted to Captain, July 21, 1894 ; commanding U. S. 
receiving-ship "Richmond," December 11, 1894 ; command U. S. S. " Maine," 
September 17, 1895, to April, 1897; Chief Bureau of Navigation, April 8, 
1897, to date. 

Frank Wildes. Born in Massachusetts. Naval Academy, September 
21, 1860 ; graduated, May 28, 1863, appointed Ensign same day ; steam sloop 
"Lackawanna," West Gulf Squadron, June 15, 1863; battle of Mobile and 
Naval Battery, until surrender of Fort Morgan; monitor " Chickasaw " 
during operations in Mobile Bay, March and April, 1865, till occupation of 
Mobile; iron-clad " Monadnock," about October 1, 1865, to San Francisco; 
on being put out of commission, to " Vanderbilt," about June, 1866 Pro 
moted to Master, 1866, and to Lieutenant, 1867 ; steamer /Suwanee," spring 
of 1867, until her wreck on north coast of Vancouver s Island, July, 1868. 
Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, March 12, 1868; steam-sloop " Pensa- 
cola," August 1, 1868; ordered home September 1, 1868: frigate "Frank 
lin," January, 1869, until her return home, November, 1871 ; Boston Navy 
Yard, about February 1, 1872; Executive of steam-sloop "Wyoming," 
August 1, 1873 ; in West Indies until April, 1874, when transferred to steam- 
sloop " Wachusett," as Executive; arrived Boston, December, 1874; Torpedo 
School, Newport, June 1, 1875, detached October 9, 1875 ; Executive iron 
clad " Dictator," Port Royal, South Carolina, May 15, 1876 ; detached on 
being put out of commission, Philadelphia, June 7, 1877 ; special ordnance 
duty, Cold Spring, New York, January 1, 1878-81. Promoted to Com 
mander, April, 1880; commanding "Yantic," N. A. Station, 1882-5; Navy 
Yard, Portsmouth, 1885-8 ; Light-House Inspector, First District, 1889 to 
October, 1892 ; commanding " Yorktown," October, 1892, to September, 
1893 ; Navy Yard, Norfolk, 1893-4. Commissioned as Captain, July, 1*94 ; 
waiting orders, November, 1894 ; commanding receiving-ship " Independ 
ence," 1895 ; commanding protected cruiser " Boston," Asiatic Station, 
1896-8 ; took part in battle of Manila, May 1, 1898. 

James H. Sands. Born in District of Columbia. Appointed from 
Maryland, November 22, 1859; Naval Academy, 1859-63. Promoted to 
Ensign, May 28, 1863; attached to steam-sloop " Tuscarora, " North 
Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1863-4; steam-sloop " Shenandoah," North 
Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1864-5 ; and evacuation of Charleston, South 
Atlantic Blockading Squadron ; both attacks on Fort Fisher, and twice 
recommended by Boards of Admirals to be advanced in grade for gallantry 
on shore during second attack; steam-sloop " Hartford," flag-ship East- 
India Squadron, 1865-8; in skirmish with savages on Island of Formosa, 
and mentioned twice in Squadron General Orders. Commissioned as Lieu 
tenant, November 10, 1866. Commissioned as Lieutenant- Commander, March 
12, 1868; steam-sloop " Richmond," European Squadron, 1869-70; " Cali 
fornia," flag-ship Pacific Fleet, 1871-2; Hydrographic Office, 1873-4; 
"Minnesota" (first-rate), training ship, New York, 1875-6; Navy Yard, 
New York, 1876-80; special duty, Washington, 1880-2. Promoted to 
Commander, November, 1880; commanding l< Iroquois," Pacific Station, 
1882-4; Navy Yard, Washington, 1884-6; leave of absence, 1886-90; 
commanding " Monongahela," March, 1891, to November, 1892; Navy 
Yard, Washington, November, 1892, to May, 1893 ; Equipment Officer, 
Navy Yard, Boston, May, 1893-5. Commissioned as Captain, September, 
1894; captain of Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N. H., May, 1895; commanding 
" Columbia," September, 1895-8. This cruiser is now serving in N. A. Patiol 
Squadron. 
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66 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

Yates Stirling. Born in Maryland. Appointed from Maryland, Sep 
tember 27, 1860 ; Naval Academy, 1860-3. Promoted to Ensign, May 28, 
186 * ; attached to steam-sloop " Shenandoah ; " was detached from "Shenan- 
doah," April 13, 1864, while that vessel was undergoing repairs at Phila 
delphia, and reassigned to her in June following ; during that time served in 
the flag-ship N. A. B. S monitor "Onondaga," in James River; North 
Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1863-5; both attacks on Fort Fisher; 
steamer " Mohongo," Pacific Squadron, 1865-7. Commissioned as Lieu 
tenant, November 10, 1866. Commissioned as Lieutenant - Commander, 
March 12, 1868 ; " Wampanoag," during trial trip, 1868; steam-sloop 
" Contocook," flag-ship North Atlantic Squadron, 1868-9; receiving ship 
" Independence," 1871-2 ; sick leave, 1873-5 ; receiving ship " Worcester," 
1875-6; torpedo duty, 1877; ordnance duty, Navy Yard, Washington, 
1877-8; <4 Lackawanna," Pacific Station, 1878-8L. Promoted to Com 
mander, November 26, 1880; Navy Yard, Washington, 1882-4 ; command 
ing " Iroquois " Pacific Station, 1884-6 ; commanding receiving ship "Dale," 
1887-90; commanding "Dolphin," March, 1890, to June, 1891; Light- 
House Inspector, December, 1892, to December, 1894. Commissioned 
Captain, September, 1894. Waiting orders, December, 1894, to May, 1895; 
commanding U. S. S. "Newark," Slay, 1895, to July, 1896; commanding 
IT. S S. " Lancaster," July, 1896, to June, 1897 ; July, 1897, commanding 
South Atlantic Station to December, 1897 ; member Light-House Board, 1898. 

William Clinton Wise. Born in Virginia. Appointed from Ken 
tucky to the Naval Academy, September, 1860. Promoted to Ensign, Octo 
ber 1, 1863. Master, May 10, 1866. Lieutenant, July 21, 1867. Lieuten 
ant-Commander, March 12, 1868. Commander, February 24, 1881. At 
Naval Academy, 1860-3 ; October, 1863, attached to and serving on the 
"New Ironsides,"* South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, off Charleston, S.C. ; 
on picket duty, and various attacks on Charleston and the Jacksonville ex 
pedition ; steam-frigate * Minnesota," 1864-5 ; both attacks on Fort Fisher, 
N. C., 1865 ; commanding flag ship " Malvern " in the attacks on Forts An 
derson and Strong, and various operations on Cape Fear River ; commanding 
the Malvern " on the James River during the final movements against 
Richmond, the " Malvern " being the first U. S. vessel to reach the city, and 
having President Lincoln on board ; recommended for promotion for war ser 
vices by Board of Admirals in 1866 ; flag-ship "Hartford," Asiatic Station, 
1865-6 ; U. S. S. " Wachusett," 1866-7 ; same station with landing party in 
Northern China in capturing and breaking up a band of robbers ; practice- 
ship "Dale," 1869; U. S. S. " Miantonomah," 1869-70; U. S. S "Brook 
lyn," European Station, 1870-3 ; U. S. S " Ajax," West India Station, 1873- 
4 ; U. S. receiving-ship "Vermont," 1874-5; flag-ship " Ten net-see," Asiatic 
Station, 1875-6 ; commanding U. S. S. " Palos," same station, 1877-8 ; In 
spector of Ordnance, Navy Yard, Norfolk, Va., 1878-81 ; commanding U S. 
S. "Portsmouth," 1882-4 ; Inspector of Ordnance, Navy Yard, Portsmouth, 
N. H, 1884-7; commanding U. S. S. " Juniata," 1888-9; Equipment Of 
ficer, Navy Yard, Norfolk, Va,, 1889-90 ; Light-House Inspector, November, 
1890, to June, 1894. Promoted to Captain, November 19, 1894; commanding 
"U. S. S. Amphitrite, from April, 1895, to April, 1897 ; commanding U. S. S. 
" Texas," from April, 1897, to October, 18, 1897 ; Captain of Yard, Navy 
Yard, Norfolk, Va , November 1, 1897, to 1898. Since April, 1898, com 
manding auxiliary cruiser "Yale," N. A. Squadron. 

Purnell Frederick Harrington. Born in Dover, Delaware, June 6, 
1844 Appointed Midshipman at the N^val Academy, September 10, 1861. 



RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 67 

Promoted to Ensign, and ordered to steam-sloop " Ticondergoa," October 1, 
1863; attached to steam-sloop "Monongahela," West Gulf Blockading 
Squadron, 1864-5; battle of Mobile Bay, August 5, 1864, and all the opera 
tions against the rebel defences at the entrance of Mobile Bay during the 
summer of 1864; steam-sloop "Monongahela," North Atlantic Squadron, 
1865-8. Promoted to Master, May 10, 1866; to Lieutenant, February 21, 
1867; and to Lieutenant- Commander, March 12,1868; attached to Naval 
Academy, 1868-70; steam-frigate " California," Pacific Fleet, 1870-1; 
Executive-Officer of the flag ship " Pensacola," South Pacific Squadron, 
1872-3; Naval Academy, l73-6 ; Executive- Officer of the "Hartford," 
flag-ship, South Atlantic Station, 1877-9 ; and, in consequence of the illness 
and death of the late Captain Henry A. Adams, in command of that ship 
during fourteen months ; Naval Academy, 1880-3. Promoted to Com 
mander, May 28, 1881; command practice-ship "Dale" during summer 
cruises of 1881 and 1882; commanded steam-sloop "Juniata," Asiatic 
Station, 1883-5 ; Naval Academy, 1886-9 ; commanded practice-ship " Con 
stellation," summer cruises of 1888 and 1889 ; Light-House Inspector, May, 
1890, to July 1893 ; commanding U. S. S. Yorktown," September, 1893-94; 
special duty, March 6,1894; President of Steel Board, September, 1894-96. 
Commissioned as Captain, March 1, 1895; commanding <% Terror," 1896-7; 
commanding " Puritan " since March, 1898. 

Nicoll Ludlow. Born at Islip, Long Island, N. Y., September 11, 
1842; entered Naval Academy October 28, 1859, from First Congressional 
District of New York; attached to steam-sloop Wachusett," 1863-1864; 
"Wachusett" captured Confederate cruiser " Florida," October 7, 1864, in 
the harbor of Bahia, Brazil ; attached to iron-clad monitor " Dictator," 
1864-5 ; attached to iron-clad monitor u Monadnock," 1865-6, on her pas 
sage from Philadelphia to Mare Island, Cal. ; returned home overland in 
1866, and was ordered to the " Iroquois," steam-sloop, in November. 1866, 
made the cruise on the China Station and returned home in April, 1870; 
Naval Academy as instructor in gunnery, 1870-3; ordered to steam-sloop 
Monongahela," October, 1873 ; on South Atlantic Station, returning home 
as executive of flag-ship " Brooklyn," in 1876 ; torpedo school, Newport, R. I , 
1876-7; executive officer flag-ship {t Trenton," on European Station, 1877- 
80, returning home in 1880 in the " Constellation ; " ordnance inspector 
West Point Foundry, South Boston Iron Works and Midvale Steel Works, 
1880-3; in command of steam-sloop " Quiunibaug," European Station, 
1883-6; light-house inspector Twelfth District, 1887-1890; inspector of 
ordnance, Mare Island, Navy Yard, 1890-1 ; light-house inspector Ninth 
District, 1891-2 ; commanding steam-sloop "Mohican," 1893, as flag-ship 
Pacific Squadron ; January to May and May to November as senior officer in 
command of Bearing Sea Squadron; on leave, 1894; War College, 1895; 
in command of "Monterey," February to November, 1896; member of 
Examining and Retiring Boards until July 8, 1897, when ordered to present 
command of " Terror," North Atlantic Squadron. Ensign, October 1, 1863 ; 
Master, May 10, 1866; Lieutenant, February 21, 1867; Lieutenant Com 
mander, March 12, 1868 ; Commander, October 1, 1881 ; Captain, May 21, 
1895. 

Francis A. Cook. Born in Massachusetts. Appointed from Massachu 
setts, September 20, 1860; Naval Academy, 1860-3. Promoted to Ensign, 
October 1, 1863; attached to steam-sloop "Seminole," West Gulf Blockading 
Squadron, 1863-5; steamer " Vanderbilt," North Pacific Squadron, 18o5-7. 
Promoted to Master, November 10, 1866; North Atlantic Squadron, 1867-8. 



68 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

Commissioned as Lieutenant, February 21, 1867. Commissioned as Lieuten 
ant-Commander, March 12, 1868; Naval Academy, 1869; "Saranac" 
(second-rate), Pacific Fleet, 1870-71 ; receiving-ship "Independence," 1872; 
"Richmond," flag-ship, S. P. Station, 1872-4; receiving-ship "Sabine," 
1875-6 ; " Plymouth " (second-rate), N. A. Station, 1876-8; Naval Academy, 
1880-3. Promoted to Commander, October, 1881 ; Light-House Inspector, 
1883-6; commanding "Ranger," North Pacific Station, 1886-9; waiting 
orders, 1890; Inspector of Ordnance, Navy Yard, Boston, March, 1890, to 
May, 1893 ; Assistant Bureau of Navigation, May, 1893, to December, 1896. 
Promoted to Captain, February 28, 1896 ; commanding U. S. S. " Brooklyn," 
December 1, 1896, to date. The "Brooklyn" is now flagship of Flying 
Squadron. 

C. M. Chester. Born in Connecticut. Appointed from Connecticut, 
October 31, 1859 ; Naval Academy, 1859-63. Promoted to Ensign, October 

I, 1863; ordered to "Richmond" (second-rate), October 21, 1863; took part 
in battle of Mobile Bay, August 5, 1864, and bombardment and capture of 
Fort Morgan, August 22,1864; temporary duty monitor "Kickapoo," taking 
part in operations against and capture of Mobile, Ala., April 12, 1865 ; 
returned to the " Richmond," April 14, and detached from that vessel, July 

II, 1865 ; ordered to the " Powhatan " (first-rate), September 16, 1865, which 
vessel joined the South Pacific Station as flag-ship. Promoted to Master, May 
10, 1866 Promoted to Lieutenant, Ftbruary 21, 1867; detached from 
"Powhatan," November 16, 1867. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, 
March 12, 1868 ; ordered to the " Contocook " (first-rate), afterwards the 
"Albany," flag-ship of the North Atlantic Station, April 1, 1868; detached 
and ordered as executive of the " Gettysburg," May 12, 1868 ; detached from 
the " Gettysburg," October 12, 1869 ; ordered to the "Alaska " (second-rate), 
December 1, 1869, and joined the Asiatic Station; had charge of steam 
launches of squadron, for surveying Salee River, Corea, when fired upon by 
the fortifications at its entrance, June 2, 1871; became executive of the 
" Alaska," October, 1871 ; detached from that vessel, March 4, 1873 ; ordered 
to torpedo station, August 19, 1873; ordered to the Naval Academy, July 
24, 1874; executive of practice-ship " Constellation," during summer of 1875 ; 
detached from the Naval Academy, September 1, 1877 ; ordered to the United 
States Coast Survey, October 2, 1877 ; commanded steamer " Bache," until 
December 1, 1880, when became Hydrographic Inspector. Promoted to 
Commander, October 15, 1881 ; detached from Coast Survey, October 25, 
1881; took command of the "Galena" (third-rate), October 31, 1885; the 
" Galena" rendered assistance to the British steamer "Historian," which ves 
sel was stranded on the Magdalena River bar, December 21, 1885, for which 
the officers received a set of silver from the owners, and the thanks of the 
British Government ; also seized filibustering steamer " Central America," at 
St. Andrew Island, February, 1886, which vessel was condemned for breaking 
the neutrality laws and sold ; detached from the " Galena," December 1, 1888 ; 
appointed member of commission to select a site for a Navy Yard on the 
Pacific coast of the United States, north of the forty-second parallel of north 
latitude, November 27, 1888; ordered as member of Board on Organization, 
Tactics, and Drill, July 1, 1889, and detached from Navy Yard Commission, 
September 30, 1889; Bureau of Navigation, 1890 to April, 1891; Naval 
Academy, April, 1891, to 1894; Navy Yard, New York, November, 1894, 
to December, 1895; Commander Receiving Ship "Richmond," January, 
1896. Commissioned Captain, June, 1896 ; Commanding United States 
steamer " Newark," December, 1896, to March, 1897 ; Commanding "Minne- 



RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 69 

apolis," May, 1897 ; Commanding South Atlantic Station, January, 1898 ; 
commanding U. S. S. " Cincinnati," N. A. Squadron in West Indies, since 
January, 1898. 

Charles Edgar Clark. Born in Vermont, September 29, 1840; Naval 
Academy, 1860-3, Promoted to Ensign, October 1, 1863 ; steam sloop 
" Ossipee," Western Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1863-5 ; battle of Mobile 
Bay, August 5, 1864; bombardment of Fort Morgan, August V3, 1864. 
Commissioned as Master, November 10, 1866 ; steamer " Vanderbilt," Pacific 
Station, 1865-7. Commissioned as Lieutenant, February 21, 1867. Com 
missioned Lieutenant- Commander, March 12, 1868; steamer " Suwanee " 
(wrecked July 7, 1868), 1867-8; receiving ship " Vaudalia." Portsmouth, 
N. H., 1868-9 ; North Atlantic Station, steamer " Semiable " and ironclad 
"Dictator," 1869-70; Naval Academy, 1870-3; " Saratoga," practice cruise 
of 1871 ; North Atlantic Station, ironclad " Mahopac," 1873-4 ; Asiatic 
Station, steamers "Hartford," " Monocacy," and "Kearsarge," 1874-7; 
Navy Yard, Boston, 1877-80; training ship New Hampshire," 1881. 
Commissioned as Commander, November 15, 1881 ; training ship " New 
Hampshire," 1882-3 ; Torpedo Station, 1883 ; steamer " Hanger," survey of 
the North Pacific, 1883-6 ; Light House Inspector, 1887 to May, 1891 ; 
Navy Yard, Mare Island, May, 1891, to September, 1893; command 
ing " Mohican," September, 1893, to December, 1894. Leave of absence 
December 9, 1894, to January, 1895. Special duty, January 30, 1895. 
Command U. S. receiving ship "Independence," November 18, 1895, to Sep 
tember, 1896. Promoted to Captain, June 21, 1896. Command U. S. S. 
"Monterey, September 30, 1896, to January, 1898, when he was ordered to 
command of battle-ship " Oregon," at Mare Island Navy Yard, and at this 
date, May 23d, the safe arrival of the " Oregon " at Key West, has just been 
officially announced after a cruise around the Horn, which will always be 
memorable in naval annals. 

Charles James Barclay. Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed from 
Pennsylvania. September 21, 1860; Naval Academy, 1860-3. Promoted to 
Ensign, October 1, 1863 ; steam-sloop " Wachusett." Brazil Squadron, 186 -4 ; 
steam sloop Kearsarge," European Squadron, 1865-6. Promoted to Mas 
ter, November 10, 1866; steam-frigate * Susquehanna," special service, 1867. 
Commissioned as Lieutenant, February 21, 1867 ; steam -frigate "Minnesota," 
special service, 1868. Commissioned as Lieutenant- Commander, March 12, 
1868 ; steamer " Michigan," on the lakes, 1869 ; Pacific Fleet. 1870-2 ; Tor 
pedo Station, 1873; commanding "Saugus" (iron-clad), North Atlantic 
Station, 1874; "Dictator" (iron-clad), North Atlantic Station, 1875-6; 
commanding "Onward," 1877-79; Navy Yard, Portsmouth, 1880-1. Pro 
moted to Commander, November, 1881 ; commanding "Alert," Asiatic Sta 
tion, 1883-6; ordnance duty, Navy Yard, Portsmouth, 1887, to November, 
1891; Equipment Officer, Navy Yard, Portsmouth, November, 1891, to 
May, 1893 ; commanding training-ship "Portsmouth," May, 1893 ; command 
ing U.S.S." Mohican," November 30, 1893, to May, 1895; leave of absence, 
May 24, 1896; Inspector Ordnance, Navy Yard, Boston, July 17, 1894. 
Promoted to Captain, October 1, 1896 ; commanding U. S. S. " Raleigh," 
December 26, 1896 ; commanding U. S. S. "Amphitrite," January 6, 1897, 
to date 

Joseph Bullock Coghlan. Born in Kentucky. Appointed from Illi 
nois, September 27, 1860 ; Naval School, 1860-3. Promoted to Ensign, 
May 28, 1863 ; attached to steam-sloop " Sacramento," special service, 1863- 
5. Promoted to Master, November 10, 1865 ; steam-sloop " Brooklyn," flag- 



70 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

ship Brazil Squadron, 1865-7. Commissioned as Lieutenant, November 10, 
1866; Executive Officer " Pawnee," 1867 ; steam-frigate " Guerriere," 1867- 
8; sailing-sloop "Portsmouth," 1868. Commissioned as Lieutenant- Com 
mander, March 12, 1868 ; steam-sloop " Richmond," European Squadron, 
1868-71 ; Hydrographic Office, 1871-3 ; sick leave, 1873-4 ; commanding 
" Saugus " iron-clad, North Atlantic Station, 1875-6; receiving-ship " Col 
orado," 1877. " Monongahela," Asiatic Station, 1877-9 ; receiving ship 
" Independence," 1879. Promoted to Commander, February, 1882 ; com 
manding Adams," Pacific Station, 1883-4; Navy Yard, Mare Island, 
1886-8 ; commanding " Mohican," Pacific Station, 1888-90 ; Inspector 
Ordnance, League Island Navy Yard, January, 1891-4 ; Light-House In 
spector, 1894-7. Commissioned as Captain, November 18, 1896; command 
ing " Raleigh," Asiatic Station, 1897, to date ; took part in battle of Manila, 
May 1, 1898. 

Charles Vernon Gridley. Born in Indiana. Appointed from Mich 
igan, September 26, 1860 ; Naval Academy, 1860-3. Promoted to Ensign, 
October 1, 1863; attached to steam-sloop "Oneida," West Gulf Blockading 
Squadron, 1863-5 ; battle of Mobile Bay, August 5, 1864 ; steam sloop 
" Brooklyn," flag-ship Brazil Squadron, 1865-7. Promoted to Master, No 
vember 10, 1866 ; steam sloop " Kearsage," South Pacific Squadron, 1867-9. 
Commissioned as Lieutenant, February 21, 1867. Commissioned as Lieuten 
ant-Commander, March 12, 1868; "Michigan" (fourth-rate), 1870-2; "Mo 
nongahela" (second-rate), South Atlantic Station, 1873-4; Naval Academy, 
1875-9; Executive Officer of practice-ship " Constellation " during summer 
cruises of 1877 and 78 ; Executive Officer of U. S. flag-ship " Trenton," 
European Station, from December, 1879, to November, 1881. Promoted to 
Commander, March 10, 1882 ; in attendance at Torpedo Station during 
summer of 1882 ; Navigation Officer at Boston Navy Yard from October, 
1882, to February, 1884; ordered to command training-ship "Jamestown," 
February 5, 1884; detached and ordered to command training-ship "Ports 
mouth" on May 11, 1886; detached from " Portsmouth," December 10, 
1886. Senior officer of Cruising Training Squadron from June, 1886, till 
November, 1886; Inspector of Tenth Light-House District, Buffalo, N. Y., 
July, 1887, to October, 1891 ; Navy Yard, Washington, October, 1891, to 
July, 1892; commanding Marion," July, 1892-4; Light-House Inspector, 
1895-7. Commissioned as Captain, March, 1897 ; commanding " Olympia," 
Asiatic Station, July, 1897, to date; took part in battle of Manila, May 1, 
1898. 

Charles D. Sigsbee. Born in New York. Appointed from New York, 
September 27, 1859; Naval Academy, 1859-63. Promoted to Ensign, Oc 
tober 1, 1863 ; attached to steam-sloop " Monongahela," West Gulf Squadron, 
1863-4 ; " Brooklyn," West Gulf Squadron, 1864 ; battle of Mobile Bay, 
August 5, 1864; North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1865; both attacks 
on Fort Fisher, and final assault on the same ; steam-sloop " Wyoming," 
Asiatic Squadron, 1865-7. Promoted to Master, May 10, 1866. Commis 
sioned as Lieutenant, February 21, 1867 ; steamer " Ashuelot," Asiatic Squad 
ron, 1867-8. Commissioned as Lieutenant- Commander , March 12, 1868 ; on 
duty at Naval Academy, 1869-71 ; " Severn " and " Worcester," flag-ships, 
N. A. Station, 1871- ; " Canandaigua," 1872-3 ; Hydrographic Office, 1873^ 
4; Coast Survey, 1874-5; commanding Coast Survey steamer "Blake," 
1875-8; Hydrographic Office, 1878-82. Promoted to Commander, May 11, 
1882 ; Naval Academy, 1882-5 ; commanding practice-ship " Dale," sum 
mers of 1883-4 ; commanding * Kearsarge," European Station, 1885-6 ; spec- 



RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 71 

ial duty, Navy Department, September, 1887 ; member Examining and Re 
tiring Board, 1887 ; Naval Academy, 1887-90; commanding practice-ship 
"Constellation," part of summer, 1889; commanding training-ship Ports 
mouth, 1891-92 ; Hydrographer, Navy Department, 1893-97. Commis 
sioned as Captain, March 21, 1897; commanding battle-ship "Maine," 
April, 1897, and until this splendid vessel was destroyed, February 15, 1898, 
in Havana harbor, by an act of dastardly treachery ; commanding auxiliary 
cruiser "St. Paul" since April, 1898. 

Richard Phillips Leary. Born in, and appointed from, Maryland; 
graduated from N. A., class of 1860. Promoted to Ensign, October, 1863. 
Promoted to Master, May, 1866. Promoted to Lieutenant, February, 1867. 
Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, March, 1868. Attached to Blockading 
Squadrons off Charleston, S. C., 1863-5 ; attached to " Canandaigua," Eu 
ropean Station, 1865-8 ; attached to " Dictator," N. A. Fleet, 1870-3 ; 
" Constellation," special service, 1879 ; " Pensacol a," Pacific Station, 1879- 
81; " Vandalia," N. A. Station, 1881-2. Promoted to Commander. June, 
1882; commanding receiving-ship "Wyandotte," 1883-5; commanding 
" Iroquois," Pacific Station, 1886-8; commanding Adams," Pacific Station, 
1888-9 ; was Senior Officer at Samoa during the Revolution of 1888, when 
the Tamasese government was overthrown ; Equipment Officer, Navy Yard, 
Norfolk, September, 1890-3 ; General Inspector of the "Katahdin," Novem 
ber, 1893 ; ordered to Naval War College, 1894 ; General Inspector of " Ka 
tahdin, " 1895 ; Ordnance Instructor, Navy Yard, Washington, 1896 ; order* d 
to command " Katahdin," February, 1896. Commissioned as Captain, April, 
1897 ; ordered to command receiving-ship " Richmond, July, 1897 ; ordered 
to command " San Francisco," September 28 1897, to date; the "San Fran 
cisco " is now flagship of N. A. Patrol Squadron. 

William Henry Whiting. Born in New York City, July 8, 1843. 
Appointed from Wisconsin, September 21, 1860; Naval Academy, 1860-3. 
Promoted to Ensign, October 1, 1863; attached to flag-ship "Hartford," 
West Gulf Squadron, 1863-5 ; honorable mention by Admiral Farragut in 
Squadron General Orders, for gallant conduct at the burning of the block 
ade-runner " Ivanhoe," under the guns of Fort Morgan on the night of July 
5, 1864 ; honorable mention by the Captain of the " Hartford," at the battle 
of Mobile Bay, August 5, 1864 ; at the surrender of Fort Gaines, August 8, 
1864 ; hauled down the Confederate flag and hoisted the United States flag ; 
bombardment and surrender of Fort Morgan, August 24, 1864 ; steam-sloop 
"Kearsarge," European Squadron, 1865-6. Promoted to Master, November 
10, 1866; steamer "Frolic," European Squadron, 1866-8. Commissioned 
as Lieutenant, February 21, 1867. Commissioned as Lieutenant- Commander, 
March 12, 1868; steam-sloop " Ticonderoga," European Squadron, 1868-9; 
"Swatara" (fourth-rate), N. A. Squadron, 1869-71; "Benecia" (second- 
rate), N. P. Station, 1872-5 ; Navy Yard, New York, 1875-6 ; Torpedo 
School, Newport, R. 1 , 1876 ; " Constitution," special service, 1878-9 ; Navy 
Yard, New York, 1881-4. Promoted to Commander, July, 1882 ; command 
ing training-ship " Saratoga," 1884-6 ; Navy Yard, New York, 1886-9 ; 
commanding " Kearsarge," N. A. Squadron, 1889 ; Navy Yard, New York, 
February, 1890, to October, 1892; commanding "Alliance," October, 1892, 
to October, 1893; commandant Navy Yard, Pensacola, January, 1894, to 
July, 1896; commandant Port Orchard Naval Station, August, 1896, to 
June, 1897. Promoted to Captain, June 19, 1897. Commanding "jMonad- 
nock " (second-rate), Pacific Station, June, 1897, to date. 



72 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

N. Mayo Dyer Entered the volunteer navy in 1861 as a Master s Mate, 
and served in that grade in Western Gulf Squadron, until he was, for gallant 
and meritorious conduct, promoted to Acting Ensign, May 18, 1863, and ap 
pointed to command the "Eugenie," afterwards called the "Glasgow," block 
ading off Mobile and despatch duty. January 12, 1864, promoted to Acting 
Mader in consideration of gallant and faithful service; July, 1864, granted 
two months leave ; but relinquished it upon arriving at New Orleans en route 
North, upon learning of the near prospect of an attack upon the Mobile 
forts Returning off Mobile, and soliciting orders, was assigned to the " Me- 
tacomet," July J9, 1864, in which vessel, as the consort of the "Hartford," 
took part in the passage of the forts and capture of the rebel fleet, receiving 
the surrender of the "Selma " in person. Upon the surrender of Eort Mor 
gan accepted his leave, before relinquished, and upon his return therefrom 
October 28, 1864, was ordered to the " Hartford," flag-ship of Admiral Far- 
ragut. Upon that vessel s return North, December, 1864, Mr. Dyer was 
appointed to the command of the U. S. S. "Rodolph," with which command 
he co operated with the forces under General Granger during the winter of 
1864-5, in their operations against Mobile from Pascagoula, rendering im 
portant service in this connection in Mississippi Sound and Pascagoula River. 
In the advance upon the defences of Mobile, in the spring of 1865, via 
Blakely, his vessel, the " Rodolph," was sunk by a torpedo in Blakely 
River, April 1, 1865. April 22, 1865, Mr. Dyer was promoted to an Acting 
Volunteer Lieutenant, and upon the surrender of the rebel fleet under Com 
modore Farrand, in the Tombigbee River, May 10, 1865, Mr. Dyer was 
selected to command successively two of the surrendered vessels, the " Black 
Diamond" and Morgan;" appointed to command the "Elk" in June, 

1865, and in July ordered to command the " Stockdale," and proceed to Missis 
sippi Sound for the protection of the people along that shore and to " culti 
vate friendly relations with the people lately in rebellion ; " September, 1865, 
" Stockdale" ordered to New Orleans to be sold, Mr. Dyer was transferred to 
the u Mahaska" at Apalachicola, Florida ; in October detached from the 
" Mahaska " and ordered to command the " Glasgow " at Pensacola ; April, 

1866, detached and ordered North to report to the Bureau of Navigation ; 
on special duty in the Bureau until May, 1868. Commissioned a Lieutenant 
in the regular navy, March 12, 1868 ; July, 1868, ordered to the "Daeotah," 
South Pacific Squadron, joining at Valparaiso, August 27. December 18, 

1868, commissioned as Lieutenant- Commander ; " Dacotah " being ordered to 
San Francisco, upon her arrival there Mr. Dyer was ordered, September, 

1869, to command the " Cyane " and proceed to Sitka, Alaska, where he 
remained until March, 1870, from whence he was ordered to San Francisco 
to join the " Pensacola ; " ordered to " Ossipee." July, 1870, on a short cruise 
to Lower California and the Mexican coast. While the " Ossipee " was pro 
ceeding North from the Mexican coast she encountered a hurricane which 
left the sea in a troubled state, and in the morning whilst making sail a man 
fell overboard from maintopsail-yard the halyards carrying away while 
hoisting top-sails. Striking in main-chains he was knocked senseless, and 
was drifting astern. Dyer was taking an observation on the poop-deck, and, 
immediately turning a bowline in the end of boat fall, jumped into the sea and 
saved the man from sharks or drowning. For this he was publicly thanked 
by Commodore W. R. Taylor, Commander-in-Chief, and received a medal, 
etc. In September, to the South Pacific Station ; detached and ordered 
home, August 22, 1871 ; November 7, 1871, ordered to Boston Navy Yard ; 
September 1, 1873, to Torpedo School at Newport ; November 24, to com- 



RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 73 

mand torpedo-boat " Mayflower " at Norfolk, for duty on the North Atlantic 
Station ; April 10, 1874, transferred to command of the " Pinta ; " February, 
1876, detached from the " Pinta " and ordered as Executive of the " New 
Hampshire," fitting out at Norfolk, for permanent flag-ship at Port Royal ; 
December, 1876, detached from "New Hampshire," ordered home, ordered 
to equipment duty, Boston Navy Yard, 1877-9 ; receiving-ship " Wabash," 
1879-81; attached to Tennessee," North Atlantic Station, 1881-3. Pro 
moted to Commander, April, 1883 ; Light-House Inspector, 1883-7 ; com 
manding " Marion," Asiatic Station, 1887-90 Waiting orders, June, 1893 ; 
Naval War College, June, 1894 ; waiting orders, November, 1894 ; Navy 
Yard, Boston, June, 1895, to May, 1896 ; light-house inspector, June, 1896, to 
July, 1897 ; commissioned Captain, July, 1897 ; commanding protected 
cruiser "Baltimore," Asiatic Station, August, 1897, to date. Took part in 
battle of Manila, May 1, 1898. 

Charles O Neil Born in England in 1842. Entered the U. S. Navy as 
Master s Mate, in July, 1861, on board the sloop "Cumberland," and was 
attached to that vessel at the capture of Forts Hatteras and Clarke, August, 
1861, and in the engagement with Confederate iron-clad " Merrimac," March 
8,1862; rescued Lieutenant Morris from drowning, and, being favorably 
mentioned, was promoted to Acting Master, May 1, 1862; attached to gun 
boat " Tioga," during latter part of 1862 to July, 1864 ; cruised in Wilkes s 
Special West India Squadron, and East Gulf Blockading Squadron ; steamer 
1 Rhode Island," North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1864-5 j both attacks 
on Fort Fisher, favorably mentioned for the same. Promoted to Actiny 
Volunteer Lieutenant, May 30, 1865 ; receiving-ship " Princeton," at Phila 
delphia, part of 1865-6; steam-gunboat "Shamrock," European Squadron, 
part of 1886-7, visited west coast of Africa, islands in Atlantic, Spain, 
France, and Italy ; store-ship " Guard," European Squadron, part of 1867-8. 
Commissioned as Lieutenant, March 11, 1868. Promoted to Lieutenant- 
Commander, December 18, 1868; receiving-ship "Ohio," Boston, 1869; 
Aide to Port-Admiral Hiram Paulding, at Boston, 1870; iron-clad "Dicta 
tor," North Atlantic Squadron, 1870-1; receiving ship "Boston," 1872; 
"Wasp" (fourth-rate), South Atlantic Squadron, 1873-6; training-ship 
"Minnesota," 1876-7; commanding " Supply," (fourth- rate), 1877; "Swa- 
tara," Asiatic Station, 1877-9 ; ordnance duty, Boston Navy Yard, 1879-82 ; 
"Richmond," Asiatic Station, 1882-4; special ordnance duty, 1884-6. Pro 
moted to Commander, July, 1884 ; ordnance duty, Navy Yard, New York, 
1886-9; commanding "Dolphin," special service, 1889-90; General In 
spector of the " Marblehead," September, 1892-96 ; Inspector Ordnance, 
Navy Yard, Washington, April, 1896 to 1897 ; Chief of Bureau of Ord 
nance, June, 1897, to date, with relative rank of Commodore. Commissioned 
as Captain, July, 1897. 

Caspar Frederick Goodrich. Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed 
from Connecticut, December 9, 1861 ; Naval Academy, 1861-4; graduated 
at the head of the class of 1864; attached to steam-frigate "Colorado," flag 
ship European Squadron, 1865-7. Promoted to Master, December 1, 1866 ; 
steamer " Frolic," European Squadron, 1867-8. Commissioned as Lieulenanf, 
March 12, 1868; sloop "Portsmouth," and steam-sloop "Lancaster," South 
Atlantic Squadron, 1868-71. Commissioned as Lieutenant- Commander, De 
cember 18, 1868; Naval Academy, 1871-3; "Tennessee" (second-rate), 
Asiatic Squadron, 1875-6; "Kearsarge" (third-rate), Asiatic Station, 1876-8 ; 
Torpedo Station, 1878-80; "Lancaster," European Station, 1881-4; Naval 
attache Staff of Lieuteuant-General Sir Garnet W T olseley, during the Tel-elr 



74 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

Kebir campaign, 1882 : Special Inspector of Ordnance, 1884-6 ; member of 
the Endicott Board of Fortifications, 1885. Promoted to Commander, Sep 
tember, 1884; in charge Torpedo Station, 1886-9; commanding "Constel 
lation," November, 1891, to June, 1893; commanding "Concord," June, 
1893, to 1895; Lecturer at Naval War College, 1896-7 ; President Naval 
War College, 1897 to date. Gold Medallist Naval Institute. 

French Ensor Chadwick. Born in Virginia. Appointed from Vir 
ginia, September 28, 1861 ; Naval Academy, 1861-4 ; attached to steam-sloop 
" Susquehanna/* Brazil Squadron, 1865-6; steam-sloop "Jimiata," South 
Atlantic Squadron, 1866-7. Promoted to Master, December 1, 1866 ; appren 
tice-ship " Sabine," 1868. Commissioned as Lieutenant, March 12, 1868; 
steam-sloop " Tuscarora," South Pacific Squadron, 1868-70. Commissioned 
as Lieutenant- Commander, December 18,1868; " Guerriere " (second-rate), 
European Squadron, 1870-2; Naval Academy, 1873-4; " Powhatan " 
(second-rate), North Atlantic Station, 1875-8; Navy Yard, New York, 
1879-80; Special Light-House Duty, 1880-2; Naval Attache, London, 
1882-9. Promoted to Commander, December, 1884 ; commanding "York- 
town," Squadron of Evolution, April, 1889, to July, 1891 ; special duty, 
Navy Department, and on Board of Labor Re-organization, July, 1891, to 
September, 1892 ; Chief Intelligence Officer, September, 1892. to July, 1893 ; 
Chief Bureau of Equipment, with rank of Commodore, July, 1893, to Novem 
ber, 1897. Commissioned Captain, November, 1897 ; commanding U. S. S. 
" New York," armored cruiser, flagship of North Atlantic Squadron, De 
cember, 1897, to date, 

Theodore Frelinghuysen Jewell Born in Georgetown, D. C. Ap 
pointed Acting Midshipman from Virginia, and entered Naval Academy, 
November 29, 1861. Midshipman, July 16, 1862 ; in June, 1863, the invasion 
of Maryland by Lee s army being imminent and the defences of Washington 
being threatened, was ordered to report to the Commandant of the Washing 
ton Navy Yard and Potomac Flotilla for duty ; organized a battery of field 
artillery from the crews of the vessels of the Potomac Flotilla, with which he 
served in the defense of the capital until the end of July ; graduated from 
the Naval Academy, November 22, 1864 ; receiving-ship " Vermont," at 
New York, until April, 1865 ; frigate " Colorado," flagship of the European 
Squadron, April, 1865, to December, 1866. Promoted Ensign, November 1, 
1866. Master, December 1, 1866. Lieutenant, March 12, 1868; steam- 
sloop " Canandaigua " and steamer " Frolic," from December, 1866, to May, 
1868 ; Hydrographic Office from October. 1868, to May, 1869. Promoted 
Lieutenant- Commander, March 26, 1869; frigate "Sabine," May, 1869, to 
August, 1870; Naval Observatory, September, 1870, to March, 1871 ; Naval 
Academy, assistant in Department of Physics and Chemistry, March, 1871, 
to May, 1872; "Tuscarora," from May, 1872, to October, Ib74, during 
which assisted in a survey of an inter-oceanic canal route ; served as Execu 
tive Officer of the " Tuscarora," during her deep-sea sounding expedition in the 
North Pacific Ocean ; in command of a force of sailors and marines landed 
at Panama in 1873 for the protection of American property ; also in com 
mand of a force landed from the " Tuscarora " at Honolulu, in February, 
1874, on the election of Kalakaua as king, the city being in the hands of a 
mob. Naval Academy, Instructor in Physics and Chemistry, December, 
1874, to June 1878 ; in command of steamer " Gedney," Coast Survey, June, 
1878, to August, 1879 ; Executive Officer of frigate " Constitution," training- 
ship for apprentices, August, 1879, to May, 1881 ; Torpedo Station, June, 
1881, to June rf 1886. Promoted Commander, January 26, 1885; commanded 



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" Essex," on Asiatic Station, June, 1886, to May, 1889; member of Board 
of Organization, etc., October and November, 1889 ; Inspector of Ordnance 
in charge of Torpedo Station from December, 1889, to January, 1893 ; 
Superintendent of the Naval Gun Factory at Washington Navy Yard, from 
January 4, 1893, to February 10, 1896 ; in command of " Marblehead," 
European and North Atlantic Stations from March 15, 1896, to March 16, 
1897; Inspector Tenth Light House District, April 1, 1897, to March 12, 
1898. Promoted to Captain, February 1, 1898; in command of "Minne 
apolis," protected cruiser, March 15, 1898. 

William Mayhew Folger. Born in Ohio. Appointed from Ohio, 
September 21, 1861 ; at Naval Academy until November 22, 1864; receiv 
ing-ship " North Carolina," at New York, and school-ship " Sabine," New 
London, from February 6, 1865, to July 25, 1865; steam-sloop "Hartford," 
flagship Asiatic Squadron, July 25, 1865, to August 6, 1868, Promoted to 
Ma4er, December 1, 1866 Promoted to Lieutenant, March 11, 1868. Com 
missioned as Lieutenant- Commander, December 18, 1868; at Norfolk Navy 
Yard, October, 1868, until ordered to the "Franklin;" in steam-frigate 
"Franklin," flagship European Squadron, 1868-71 ; European Fleet, 1872 ; 
ordnance duty, 1873-4; leave Europe, 1875-6; "Marion" (third-rate), 
European Station, 1877; Naval Academy, 1877-79; "Swatara," Asiatic 
Station, 1879-82 ; Bureau of Ordnance, 1882 ; ordnance duty, Annapolis, 
1882-85. Promoted to Commander, March, 1885 ; commanding " Quinnebaug," 
European Station, 1886-88 ; Inspector of Ordnance, Navy Yard, Washing 
ton, 1888-90; Chief of Bureau of Ordnance, with rank of Commodore, from 
February, 1890, to January, 1893; command of U. S. S. "Yorktown," in 
Behring Sea and China Station, 1894-95 ; Light-House Inspector, 1896-7. 
Promoted to Captain, February, 1898 ; commanding protected cruiser "New 
Orleans," North Atlantic Station, April, 1898, to date. 

Benjamin Peffer Lamberton. Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed 
from Pennsylvania, Sept. 21, 1861 ; Naval Academy, 1861-5 ; attached to 
steam-sloop " Susquehanna," Brazil Squadron, 1865-6 ; steam-sloop " Juni- 
ata," South Atlantic Squadron, 1866-7. Promoted to Master, December 1, 
1866 ; apprentice-ship " Saratoga," 1867-9. Commissioned as Lieutenant, 
March 12, 1867. Commissioned as Lieutenant- Commander, December 18, 
1868; "Mohican" (third-rate), Pacific Fleet, 1870-2; " Dictator" (iron 
clad), North Atlantic Fleet, 1873-4; torpedo service, 1875; Navy Yard, 
Boston, 1876 ; Navy Yard, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1876-7 : "Alaska," 
Pacific Station, 1877-9; Bureau of Equipment, 1879-82; " Vandalia," 
North Atlantic Station, 1882-4; Light House Inspector, 1885-8. Promoted 
to Commander, June, 1885; Navy Yard, Norfolk, 1888-9; commanding 
training-ship " Jamestown," 1889 to November, 1891 ; Bureau Yards and 
Docks, November, 1891, to October, 1894. Light House Inspector, 1894-7. 
Promoted to Captain, May 17, 1898; reported for duty on Asiatic Station 
April, 1898 ; served as Chief of Staff to Admiral Dewey at the battle of 
Manila, May 1, 1898. 

CAPTAINS ON THE RETIRED LIST. 

Retired on their own application, after forty years service. 

Milton Haxtun. Born in New York. Appointed from New York, 
October 19, 1841 ; attached to brig "Dolphin," Home Squadron, 1841-3; 
frigate "Congress," Brazil Squadron, 1843-5; brig " Bainbridge," Brazil 
SquadroD, lS46 ; Home Squadron, 1846-7 ; attack on Alvarado, 1846 ; Naval 



76 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

School, 1847-8. Promoted to Passed Midshipman, August 10, 1847 ; mail- 
steamer " Ohio," 1850 ; mail-steamer " Baltic," 1851 ; sloop " Plymouth," East 
ludia SquadroD, 1852-4. Attack on and capture and destruction of Impe 
rial Chinese fortified camp (defended by several thousand troop-), by a party 
of about three hundred American and British " blue-jackets " and marines, 
at Shanghai, April, 1854. Commissioned as Lieutenant, September, 15, 1855 ; 
sloop John Adams," Pacific Squadron, 1856-8 ; receiving-ship New York, 
1858 ; steamer " Mystic," coast of Africa, 1860-1 ; North Atlantic Blockading 
Squadron, 1862.; attack and capture of Fort Ma con, April 26, 1862. Com 
missioned as Lieutenant- Commander, July 16, 1862; commanding steam- 
gunboat " Kineo," Western Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1863; commanding 
steamer " Maratanza," North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1864 ; com 
manding steamer "Mercidita," North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1864-5 ; 
Naval Rendezvous, New York, 1866 ; receiving- ship New York, 1866. Com 
missioned as Commander, December 29, 1866 ; Naval Rendezvous, New 
York, 1868 ; commanding the store-ship "Onward," Pacific Fleet, 1869-71 ; 
Navy Yard, New York, 1871-5 ; commanding " Vandalia" (third-rate), N. 
A. Station, 1876 ; commanding <l Despatch " (fourth-rate) special service, 
Europe, 1877-8 ; Navy Yard, Boston, 1878-81. Promoted to Captain, Feb 
ruary, 1878. Retired, February, 1883, on his own application, after more 
than forty years service. 

S. Livingston Breese. Born in Illinois. Appointed from Illinois, 
May 14, 1846 ; attached to sloop " Germantown," Home Squadron, 1846-8 ; 
participated in the capture of Tuspan and Tobasco; sloop " St. Mary s," East 
India Squadron, 1849-50 ; brig " Bainbridge," Brazil Squadron, 1851 ; Naval 
Academy, 1852. Promoted to Passed Midshipman, June 8, 1852 ; brig 
Dolphin," special service, 1853 ; sloop " Cyane," Home Squadron, 1853-4 ; 
while on the " Cyane," assisted in the destruction of Graytown ; Coast Survey, 
1855-7. Commissioned as Lieutenant, September 16, 1855 ; steam-frigate 
" Merrimac." Pacific Squadron, 1858-60; steam-sloop <l Richmond," Medi 
terranean Squadron, 1860 ; steamer " Crusader." 1861 ; commanded yacht 
" Wanderer," as despatch-vessel, in the Gulf, 1861 ; steamer " Quaker City," 
South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1862-3 ; engaged with rebel iron-clads 
off Charleston, in January, 1863. Commissioned as Lieutenant- Commander, 
July 16, 1862 ; commanding steam-gunboat " Ottawa," South Atlantic Block 
ading Squadron, 1863-4 ; Inspector, etc., Navy Yard, Pensacola, Florida, 
1867-8. Commissioned as Commander, April 14, 1867 ; commanded the 
steam-gunboat " Galena," 1869; Naval Observatory, 1870-1; commanding 
R. S. "Vandalia," 1871-2; commanding R. S. "Potomac," 1872-3; equip 
ment duty, Norfolk, 1874; commanding "Ossipee" (third-rate), N. A. Sta 
tion, 1875-8. Promoted, April, 1878; commandiner R. S. " Wabash," 
1878-81 ; commanding " Lancaster," S. A. Station, 1886-8. Retired, March, 
1888. 

Allen V. Reed. Entered the Naval Academy as Acting Midshipman, 
September 26, 1854 ; two practice-ship cruises in " Preble, Commander 
Joseph H. Green, in 1855-7 ; graduated June 10, 1858 ; joined " Mace 
donian," Key West, July 12, 1858 ; went to Mediterranean Squadron, 
waiting orders, July 28, 1860 ; final examination, January 5, 1861. Pro 
moted to Passed Midshipman, January 9, 1861 ; joined u Pawnee," February 
12. Promoted to Master, February 28, 1861 ; transferred to " Water-Witch," 
March 8, Gulf Squadron, as Navigator and Watch -Officer. Promoted to 
Lieutenant, April 18, 1861 ; joined flag-ship " Colorado," September 16, as 
Watch-Officer; joined "Potomac" in December, 1861, as Watch-Officer, 



RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 77 

and afterwards was Executive-Officer for one year ; joined " Lackawanna " as 
Executive-Officer, August 17, 1863 ; detached November 12, and ordered 
North; waiting orders till February 6, 1864; then joined "Tuscarora" at 
Beaufort, North Carolina, as Executive-Officer, North Atlantic Blockading 
Squadron ; detached at Baltimore, June 1, and took the crew on to New 
York; joined the "Pawtuxet" (double-ender),as Executive-Officer, June 6. 
Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, March 3,1865; in command of the 
"Pawtuxet" for two months ; detached July 15, 1865; waiting orders till 
September 14 ; then joined " Miantonomah" as Executive-Officer ; detached 
April 29, 1866; wailing orders till July 11 ; then at Navy Yard, Norfolk, 
as assistant to the Executive Officer till September 26 ; theji joined * Resaca," 
as Executive Officer, and went to Pacific Station ; transferred to " Saranac," 
February 20, 1868 ; officers and crew transferred to " Jamestown," January 
25, 1869 ; detached July 1, and ordered home ; joined receiving-ship " Ver 
mont," September 11, as Executive-Officer ; equipment duty at Navy Yard, 
New York, from May, 15, 1870, to September 26 ; navigation duty (same 
yard) from September, 1870, to May, 1872. Promoted to Commander, 
April 1, 1872 ; waiting orders till July*23 ; joined " Kansas " at Key West, 
August 9 ; in command till June 20, 1874 ; connected with the Nicaragua 
Surveying Expedition and the North Atlantic Station ; waiting orders till 
November 19 ; then attached to Hydrographic Office, and as Assistant 
Hydrographer since September 20, 1875-80. Commanding "Alliance," 
North Atlantic Station, 1882-4. Promoted to Captain, July, 1884; com 
manding training-ship <; Minnesota," 1884-6; waiting orders, 1887-8 ; Com 
manding "Richmond," South Atlantic Station, 1888-90; commanding Navy 
Yard, Pensacola, December, 1890, to June, 1894; waiting orders, June, 1894, 
to November, 1894 ; commanding Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N. H., Novem 
ber, 1894, to January, 1896. Retired, June, 1896. 

Alfred T. Mahan. Born in New York. Appointed from New York, 
September 30, 1856; Naval Academy, 1856-9; Brazil, 1859-61; steamer 
" Pocahontas," South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1861-2. Commissioned 
as Lieutenant, August 31, 1861; Naval Academy, 1862-3; steam-sloop, 
" Seminole," Western Gulf Squadron, 1863-4 ; steamer " James Adger, "South 
Atlantic Squadron, 1864-5. Commissioned as Lieutenant Commander, June 
7, 1865; steamer " Muscoota," Gulf Squadron, 1865-6; steamer " Iroquois," 
Asiatic Squadron, 1867-9; commanding steamer " Aroostook," Asiatic Fleet, 
18^9 ; Navy Yard, New York, 1870-71 ; steamer " Worcester," 1871 ; R. S., 
New York, 1872. Commissioned as Commander, November 20, 1872; com 
manding " Wasp " (fourth -rate), South Atlantic Station, 1873-4; Navy Yard, 
Boston, 1876-7; Naval Academy, 1877-80; Navy Yard, New York, 
1880-3 ; commanding " Wachusett," Pacific Station, 1883-5, Promoted to 
Captain, 1885 ; Naval War College, 1885 ; President Naval War College, 
1886-9 ; President of a Commission for selecting site for Navy Yard on 
Northwest Coast, 1889 ; special duty, Bureau of Navigation, 1889, to July, 
1892 ; President War College and Torpedo School, July, 1892, to May, 1893 ; 
commanding "Chicago," May, 1893, to May, 1895. Retired upon his own 
app ication, after forty years service, November 17, 1896. May, 1898, 
ordered to duty at Navy Department as member of Naval War Board. 

Henry B. "Seely. Born at Seneca Falls, N. Y., July 7, 1838. Ap 
pointed from New York, May 26, 1852; Naval Academy, 1852-7 ; " Minne 
sota," East India Squadron, 1857-9. Passed Midshipman, June 25, 1860. 
Master, October 24, 1860; " Iroquois," European Station, 1860-1. Lieuten 
ant, April 17, 1861; "Keystone State," West Indies (cruising), 1861; 



78 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

"Sumler," South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1861-2; " Saranac," 
Pacific Squadron, 1863-5. Lieutenant- Commander, February 21, 1864; 
"Bienville," West Indies. 1866; " Guerriere " and "Pawnee," 1867-9; 
commanding "Kansas," Paraguay River, 1869; Rendezvous, Boston, 1873. 
Commander, August 24, 1873 ; Light-House Inspector, 1873-6 ; torpedo 
instruction, 1878 ; commanding "Ajax," 1878-80; in charge of Rendezvous, 
New York, 1881 ; commanding " Nipsic," European and South Atlantic 
Squadrons, 1881-4. Captain, December 13, 1886 ; Navy Yard, League 
Island, Captain of Yard, 1884-8 ; commanding receiving-ship " St. Louis," 
1886-7 ; Commandant Navy Yard, League Island, 1888, to March, 1891 ; 
commanding U. S. S. " Lancaster," March, 1891, to June, 1892, when he was 
placed on the retired list. Retired from incapacity resulting from long and 
faithful service. 

Francis Lowry. Born in Vermont. Appointed from Vermont, August 
3,1831; attached to flag-ship "Fairfield," West India Squadron, 1831-2, 
visiting St. Domingo, Windward and Leeward Islands, and Gulf of Mexico ; 
in July, 1832, took passage in schooner "Shark," and in September joined 
schooner " Grampus," at Pensacola, visited Key West and the Gulf of Mexico ; 
detached, February, 1834; receiving-ship, New York, 1834; frigate " Brandy- 
wine," Pacific Squadron, 1834-6 to April, 1837; part of years 1837-8 at 
Naval School, New York. Promoted to Passed Midshipman, June 23, 1838 ; 
Coast Survey, 1838-40 ; in 1841-2, steamer " Fulton," part of the time as 
Acting Master ; receiving-ship, Boston, 1842-3. Commissioned as Lieutenant, 
July 4, 1843; latter part of 1843, at Naval Rendezvous, New York; sloop 
"John Adams," Gulf of Mexico, 1845-7; retired in 1855; Naval Rendez 
vous, Portland, Maine, 1861. Commissioned as Captain, 1867. 

Retired from incapacity resulting from long and faithful service. 

Francis S. Haggerty. Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed from Penn 
sylvania, February 17,1832; attached to schooner "Experiment," Chesa 
peake Bay, 1832-3, and also in Charleston Harbor during the time of nulli 
fication, 1833; sloop-of-war "Ontario," coast of Brazil, 1833-4; frigate 
"Constitution," Mediterranean Squadron, 1835-7. Promoted to Passed Mid 
shipman, July 23, 1838; frigate "Constitution," Pacific Squadron, 1838- 
41 ; Rendezvous, New York, 1841-2; Coast Survey, 1842-5. Commissioned 
as Lieutenant, December 19, 1843 ; steamers " Mississippi," and " Princeton," 
Home Squadron, 1844-6 ; brig " Bainbridge," coast of Africa, 1849-51 ; 
receiving-ship "New l^ork," 1851-2 ; steam-frigate "Powhatan," Japan Ex 
pedition, Commodore Perry, 1852-5; Naval Observatory, Washington, 
1855-7 ; steam frigate "Saranac," Pacific Squadron, 1857-9 ; brig "Perry," 
East Gulf Squadron, 1860; at the commencement of the Rebellion, was em 
ployed on the river Potomac, in command of the brig " Perry ; " was trans 
ferred to the sloop-of-war " Vandalia," belonging to the Squadron under com 
mand of Commodore Dupont, Port Royal Expedition ; convoyed the powder 
and store-ships to the place of destination ; commanded the sloop-of-war 
" Vandalia," in the attack on the rebel batteries at Port Royal, November 7, 
1861 ; taking an active part in the reduction of the batteries, and subsequently 
in blockading duty in the mouth of Savannah River ; was placed on the retired 
list in consequence of injuries received in line of duty ; received the thanks 
of Congress for meritorious service and conduct in conjunction with the other 
officers engaged in the above-mentioned conflict ; ordnance duty, Boston, 
1861-6. Commissioned as Commander, October 11, 1861. Commissioned as 
Captain, 1867 ; retired, March, 1867, in charge of iron clads, New Orleans, 



RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 79 

1867-9 ; Light-House Inspector, Seventh District, Key West, Florida, 
1870-1. 

Theodore F. Kane. Born in Washington, D. C., August 19, 1840. 
Appointed from New York, September 27, 1865; Naval Academy, 1855-9; 
attached to flag-ship " Constellation " and steamer " Mystic," West Coast of 
Africa, 1859-61. Commissioned as Lieutenant, August, 1861, executive- 
officer, " Bainbridge," Blockading Squadron, coast of Florida, 1861-2; 
" Sonoma," James River Flotilla ; engagements with rebel batteries on James 
River, 1862; Naval Academy, 1862-3; commanded U. S. schooner yacht 
"America," summer of 1863; sent in search of the pirate "Tacony" and 
others; "Neptune," Flying Squadron, West India Squadron, 1863-5; 
apprentice-ship " Savannah," summer of 1865. Commissioned as Lieutenant- 
Commander September, 1865; Naval Academy, Instructor in Gunnery, 
1865-8; " Mohongo," North Pacific Station, 1868-9 ; " Juniata," European 
Fleet, 1869-71 ; Navy Yard, Washington, 1871-2; commanded "Fiolic," 
1872. Commissioned as Commander, December, 1872 ; special duty, Aide 
to the Admiral of the Navy, 1873-6; commanded "Alliance," European 
Station, 1876-9; Naval Observatory, 1879-80; Naval Academy, command 
ing "Santee, 1880; Inspector of Ordnance, Navy Yard, New York, 
1881-4; commanded " Galena," North Atlantic Station, 1884-5 ; was Senior 
Officer at Aspinwall, March, 1885, during revolt and fire, his action receiv 
ing Department s approval ; commanded training-ship " Minnesota," 1886-8. 
Commissioned as Captain, May, 1886; commanded flag-ship "Lancaster;" 
President Board Inspection of Merchant Vessels, New York, November, 
1893; waiting orders, November, 1894; Court Martial duty, June, 1895 ; 
commanding "Monterey," September, 1895-96. Retired, June, 1896. 

John R. Bartlett. Bora in New York. Appointed from Rhode Island, 
November 25, 1859; Naval Academy, 1859-61; attached to steam-sloop 
" Mississippi," West Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1861-2 ; bombardment and 
passage of Forts Jackson and St. Philip, Chalmette batteries and capture of 
New Orleans ; attack on Vicksburg, June, 1862 ; steam-sloop "Brooklyn," 
West Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1862-3. Promoted to Ensign, September 
8, 1863; South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1863-4. Commissioned as 
Lieutenant, February 22, 1864; steam-sloop "Susquehanna," North Atlantic 
Blockading Squadron, 1864-5; bombardment of Fort Fisher, December, 
1864; on shore with assaulting party at capture of Fort Fisher, January, 
1865; steam-sloop " Susquehanna," special service, 1866. Commissioned as 
Lieutenant- Commander, July 25, 1866 ; steamer " Nipsic," Atlantic Squad 
ron. 1866-7; Naval Academy, 1867-9; frigate "Sabine," special cruise, 
1869 ; T. and N. Surveying Expedition, 1870-1 ; special duty, 1871-2 ; ord 
nance duty, Navy Yard, Boston, 1872-4 ; Hydrographic Office, 1877. Com 
missioned as Commander, 1877 ; Bureau of Equipment, 1877-9 ; command 
ing Coast Survey steamer "Blake," 1879-82; in charge of Hydrographic 
Office, 1882-8; leave of absence, 1889 to December, 1890; commanding 
"Marion," April, 1891, to December, 1892. Captain, July 1, 1892 ; special 
duty, December, 1892, to May, 1893, and then ordered to command "Atlan 
tic;" on sick leave, December, 1894; special duty, War College, June, 1895; 
member Light House Board, November, 1895 ; commanding " Puritan," 
December, 1896. Retired, July, 1897. 

George W. Coffin. Born in Massachusetts. Appointed from Massa 
chusetts, September 20, 1860; Naval Academy, 1860-3. Promoted to 
Ensign, October 1, 1863 ; steam-sloop " Ticonderoga," North Atlantic Block 
ading Squadron, 1864-5 ; both attacks on Fort Fisher; wounded by a Minie- 



80 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

ball in right leg at land assault on Fort Fisher; steamer "Shawmut," Brazil 
Squadron, 1866. Commissioned as Lieutenant, July 25, 1866 ; steam-frigate 
"Franklin," European Squadron, 1867-8. Commissioned as Lieutenant- 
Commander, March 12, 1868 ; Naval Academy, 1868-9 ; Chief of-Staff, S. S. 
of North Atlantic Fleet, 1870-1 ; " Constellation " (gunnery-ship), 1871-2; 
Naval Academy, 1873-4; "Plymouth," North Atlantic Station, 1875; 
"Hartford," flagship, North Atlantic Station, 1875-6; Coast Survey (com 
manding "Hassler"), 1876-8. Promoted to Commander, November, 1878; 
Light-House Inspector, 1881-4; ordnance duty, Navy Yard, New York, 
1884-6; commanding steamer "Alert," Greeley Relief Expedition, 1884; 
commanding steamer " Quinnebaug," Mediterranean Squadron, 1886-7 ; 
Light-House Inspector, 1888-9; Secretary Light Board, 1889-90; leave of 
absence, November, 1892; commanding " Charlestown," February, 1894-6; 
member of Examining Board, October, 1896 ; member Board Inspection 
and Survey, April, 1897. Retired, September, 1897. 

William Bainbridge-Hoff. Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed from 
Pennsylvania, October 24, 1860; Naval Academy, 1860-3. Promoted to 
Ensign, October 1, 1863; attached to steam-frigate "Niagara," 1864; East 
Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1864-5 ; taking part in the expedition to capture 
St. Mark s, Fla., which terminated in the Battle of Natural Bridge ; steamer 
"Shawmut," Brazil Squadron, 1865-6. Promoted to Master, May 10, 1866 ; 
steam-frigate, "Franklin," flagship, European Squadron, 1867-8. Commis 
sioned as Lieutenant, February 21, 1867. Commissioned as Lieutenant- Com 
mander, March 12, 1868; Naval Academy, 1869; "Kansas" (fourth-rate), 
T. and N. Expedition, 1870-1 ; torpedo service, 1872; Senior Aide to Rear- 
Admiral Pennock, Commander-in-chief, Pacific Station ; "Saranac" (second- 
rate >, Pacific Fleet, 1872-4; special duty, Washington, 1875; commanding 
"Alarm " (torpedo-boat), 1875-6 ; League Island Station, 1876-7 ; aide to 
Admiral Porter, 1877-81. Promoted to Commander, August, 1881 ; com 
manding training-ship " Portsmouth," 1881-3 ; torpedo station, 1883 ; special 
duty (Chief Signal-Officer), Navy Department, 1883-6 ; commanding 
"Ossipee," North Atlantic Station, 1886-8; commanding " Dale" (school 
for seamen gunners), January, 1890, to March, 1892 ; author of several 
works on Naval Tactics, "Avoidance of Collisions at Sea," and originator of 
the system of tactics officially adopted in the Navy (1890) ; duty in connec 
tion with the World s Columbian Exposition as Commissioner to Great 
Britain (London, England), March, 1892, to October, 1893 ; special duty 
Bureau of Navigation, 1895 ; commanding U. S. S. " Lancaster," September, 
1895 ; transferred to command U. S. S. "Newark," spring 1896; placed on 
retired list of Navy for serious illness, spring of 1897. 

Retired as not recommended for promotion. 

Thomas G. Corbin. Born in Virginia, August 13, 1820. Appointed 
from Alabama, May 15, 1838. Midshipman, May 15, 1838 ; frigate u Brandy- 
wine," May 15, 1839 ; detached May, 1842 ; " Fairfield," May, 1842-3 ; " Pre- 
ble," 1843. Passed Midshipman, May 15, 1844 ; surveying schooner " Nau 
tilus," 1844-8 ; frigate " Columbia," 1845-7. Acting Lieutenant, latter part 
ot cruise; Coast Survey, 1848-50, " St. Mary s," as Acting Master, 1850-3. 
Lieutenant, June 10, 1852 ; " Princeton," West India Squadron, 1853-5 ; 
"Active," 1855-6, Pacific and Puget Sound ; " John Adams," 1856-7, Pacific 
Ocean; frigate " Wabash," 1858-60, Mediterranean; Naval Rendezvous, 
Philadelphia, 1860-1 ; "Wabash," Executive Officer, April, 1861 ; August, 
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vessel, in the capture, November 7, of Port Koyal, South Carolina ; and, 
1862, in the fall of St. Augustine, Fernandina, etc. Commander, July 16, 
1862 ; 1862-3, in command of flag-ship " Wabash," South Atlantic Block 
ading Squadron, S. F. Dupont, Rear-Admiral ; July, 1863, Commandant of 
Midshipmen at Naval Academy, and Ordnance Officer, Philadelphia Navy 
Yard; "Augusta," 1864-5, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron; Fleet 
Captain, West India Squadron, 1866. Captain, July 22, 1866 ; May, 1867-8, 
commanding flag-ship " Guerriere," South Atlantic Squadron ; 1869-74, 
Courts Martial, Examining Boards, and Inspector of Light-Houses, Fourth 
District. Retired, January 5, 1874. 

The cause of Captain Corbin s retirement is fully explained in the follow 
ing report of the Naval Committee to the House of Representatives : 

The Committee on Naval Affairs, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 3532) for the relief of 
Capt. Thomas G. Corbin, having had the same under consideration, respectfully submit the, fol 
lowing report : 

Captain Corbin was appointed an acting midshipman in 1838. He passed through all 
the intermediate grades of the service and in July, 1866, was promoted to the rank 
of captain. On the 21st of May, 1873, Captain Corbin was ordered to report in Wash 
ington for examination preliminary to promotion. On appearing before the examining 
board, he was informed that he would be required to submit to an oral examination to 
test his proficiency in the knowledge of his profession. He thereupon filed a paper, 
electing, under section 3 of the Act of April 26, 1864, section 1500, Revised Statutes, to 
be absent during the examination of his case, which paper is as follows : 

" MR. PRESIDENT AND GENTLEMEN OF THE BOARD: I am now given to understand 
that the board proposes to examine me in person, by interrogatories, to ascertain my 
proficiency in one or more branches of professional knowledge. 

" I respectfully object to any such examination, as entirely beyond the purview of the 
several acts of Congress under which the board is constituted. 

"I call the attention of the board to the accompanying paper, marked A, embodying 
briefly the construe! ion of the Act of 1864, which much careful consideration convinces 
me is the only tenable one. 1 refrain from presenting to the board at this time arguments 
which make it seem to me impossible that Congress should ever mean to subject a naval 
officer of the rank of Captain, after thirty-five years service, to the same sort of examina 
tion as a clerk in one of the executive departments. 

" For at le;ist eighty years of our national history the rank which I now hold was the 
highest to which an officer of the navy could attain. I should esteem myself wanting, 
not only in self-respect, but in the duty which you and I, gentlemen, alike owe to the 
honor and dignity of our professions, should I willingly consent to such an examination 
as is now proposed. Happily, as 1 think, the law requires from me no such degra 
dation. 

" The Act of 1864 leaves it optional with me to be present or absent during the pend 
ing investigation, and I hereby elect to be absent. In doing so, I enter my solemn pro 
test against such withdrawal being allowed any weight in framing your report in my 
case. Upon every principle of honor with which I am acquainted, a failure to report an 
officer as fitted for promotion is equivalent to the expression of an opinion that, for some 
reason, you deem that officer unfit for promotion. If from any testimony before the 
board, from any record in the department, or from any answer to written interrogatories, 
the board shall find matter requiring personal explanation from me, I will cheerfully 
answer the summons of the board upon being duly notified as required by third sec 
tion of the Act of April 21, 1864. 

" I respectfully request the board to examine and consider the accompanying paper. 
4< Very respectfully, your obedient servant, 

" THOMAS G. CORBIN, 
" Captain United States Navy." 

He filed therewith an argument, which is as follows : 

" Before examining the purport of the law, it is to be observed that the board is to be 
governed solely by the act of Congress itself, which confers no other power upon the ex- 
cutive department of the government than to appoint the members of the board. In this 
respect it differs from some other acts of a similar character, as for instance the Act of 
February 28, 1855, which directed the board of officers to perform their duty under such 
regulations as shall be prescribed by the Secretary of the Navy. Accordingly, the Secre- 

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82 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

tary embodied his instructions in a letter to the board dated June 20, 1855, acting, as 
he expressly said, under the power conferred by Congress. The act under consideration 
gives no such power, and, therefore, there is no right in the Secretary of the Navy or the 
President to prescribe rules for the government of the board. They must be governed 
by the act, and the act alone. 

"Taking up the act itself, it seems clear that the normal mode of procedure was in 
tended to be without the presence of the party whose fitness is to be investigated. 

"1. The first section is evidently intended to embody all that was expected to be 
usually essential for the decision of the case. It says nothing of the presence of the party 
or of any such thing as a literary, quasi-scientific or professional interrogation of the 
officer himself. It looks entirely to the ascertaining of the officer s fitness by examina 
tion of witnesses arid records. 

" 2. That a decision in this matter was thought possible, and was expected also, to be 
the usual mode, is made manifest by the 3d section, which states explicitly that any 
officer to be acted on by said board shall have the right to be present if he desires it. How 
could it be made more clear, that if he does not desire it, he need not appear? 

" The right to appear is evidently based upon the supposition that something may 
occur to make it desirable for him to rebut testimony unfavorable to his professional 
character. In that case, he is given the right to make his own statement of his case/ 
to call witnesses, and to have the statement, the testimony of the witnesses, and his own 
examination recorded. This is the only examination mentioned in the whole act 
(except where the first section speaks of examining records), and it most clearly points to 
his examination as a witness in regard to some fact or facts then under consideration. It 
has no relation at all analogous to that in the new civil service system. 

" 3. If such an examination as that just referred to had been in contemplation of the 
act, it would certainly have clearly prescribed the nature and scope of the different sub 
jects to be taken up for the different classes of officers, and, in various ways, have ex 
pressed such a purpose. 

"4. r l he last clause of section 3 requires a word of comment. It must be noted that it 
expressly looks to the case of an officer declining to appear, after notice, and it does not 
say that his failing to appear shall be ipso facto ground for an unfavorable verdict, nor 
even for censure. Its meaning is simply this. It says to the officer: Something has 
turned up in this investigation which it was thought you might wish to explain or deny, 
and you were notified to appear. You preferred to remain absent, and you are stopped 
from any objection on that score. His absence, after notice, is not to enter into consi 
deration at all as an element in making up the judgment of the board. 

" Kespectfully submitted, 

"THOMAS G. CORBIN, 
" Captain United States Navy." 

In support of his right not to submit to an oral examination, as was required of him 
by the board, acting in pursuance to a circular of the department issued on the 25th of 
January, 1869, directing examining boards "to ascertain the fitness of the candidate for 
promotion by a rigorous personal examination as to his professional knowledge and qual 
ifications." The Act of April 21, 1864, defines the duties of the examining board, and 
confers upon the Secretary of the Navy no authority to make any regulations in the 
premises, an authority which had been conferred by the Act of February 28, 1855. The 
omission of such authorization in the Act of 1864, it is evident, was intentional on the 
part of Congress, and not the result of accident. Still less could the Secretary of the 
Navy assume the power to subject an officer to an oral examination when the third sec 
tion of the Act of 1864 expressly leaves it optional with the officer to appear or not in 
person before the board, as he may elect. 

Captain Corbin refused, therefore, to appear before the board, which refused to recom 
mend him for promotion. The Secretary of the Navy thereupon offered Captain Corbin 
an opportunity to reconsider his determination not to appear before the examining board, 
of which he refused to avail himself. The papers in the case were then, by request of 
Captain Corbin, placed before the President, who sustained the action of the department. 

Captain Corbin still refusing to appear before the board for the purpose of an oral 
examination, on January 5, 1874, he was, by order of the Secretary, placed upon the re 
tired list. 

Captain Corbin then preferred a request to be furnished with a copy of the report of 
the examining board and of all matter on the files and records of the department touch 
ing his case, which was refused. 

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tain Corbin, have reached the conclusion that the department had no power to extend 
the scope of an act of Congress by requiring of an officer an oral examination as a pre 
requisite to promotion. It is evident that in imposing such a condition as a prerequisite 
to promotion the department exceeded its powers and practically usurped the functions of 
the law-maker. At most it can be contended that the department can make such regu 
lations as are necessary to give effect to the act of Congress, but the circular of 1869 goes 
much further, and, in fact, violates section 3 of the Act of 1864. The act says, any 
officer shall have the right to be present if he desires." The department tells him, "you 
must be present or you shall not be promoted." Such action is a clear usurpation ; and 
your committee are further satisfied that the circular of 1869 was not intended to apply 
to officers m the higher grades of the service, but solely to those young men who, because 
of the extraordinary demand for officers caused by the outbreak of the late civil war, 
were graduated before they had completed the regular course at the Naval Academy. 
They are fortified in this opinion by the information that until JJB72, when this novel 
construction was placed upon the act, no oral examination was ever required for promo 
tion to the higher grades in the service. 

The cases of Captains Pennock and Case and of Commander Davenport support this 
conclusion of your committee. The facts in the case of Captain Case are pari passu with 
those in the case under consideration. Captain Case declined to be present at the sittings 
of the board, but he was recommended for promotion without questioning his right to 
absent himself this in 1868. Commander Davenport likewise refused to attend upon 
the board, and Captain Pennock during his examination was absent upon a cruise this 
also in 1868. 

You committee are clear that it was never the intention of the act to subject officers 
of high rank and long-established reputation to the humiliation of an oral technical 
examination, required in no other service in the world, and utterly ineffectual to any 
good purpose, when left to the arbitrary limitation of the Secretary of the Navy or an 
examining board. They, therefore, recommend the passage of the bill. 

Again, in 1882 Mr. Morse, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, made an equally 
strong report, this time with the strong endorsement of Secretary Hunt ; but, owing to 
the pressure of public business, neither report was acted upon by Congress, and Captain 
Corbin remains a Captain on the retired list. 

COMMANDERS ON THE ACTIVE LIST. 

John Schouler. Born in Massachusetts. Entered Naval Academy, 
from Massachusetts, September 25, 1861 ; was graduated November, 1864. 
Ordered to Navy Yard, New York.; attached to steam-frigate " Colorado," 
flag-ship European Station, 1865-6. Promoted to Master, December 1, 1866 ; 
steamer " Frolic," European Station, 1866-8. Commissioned as Lieutenant, 
March 12, 1868; sloop "Portsmouth," South Atlantic Station, 1868-70; 
flag-ship " Lancaster," same Station, 1870. Commissioned as Lieutenant- 
Commander, June 3, 1869 ; Executive of " Terror" (double-turret monitor), 
North Atlantic Station, 1871-2; Hydrographic Office, 1872-3; Naval 
Academy, 1873-6; practice-ship "Constellation, "1874; Executive of "Essex," 
North Atlantic and South Atlantic Stations, 1876-9 ; Naval Academy, 
1880-84; commanding practice-vessel " Mayflower," 1881; Executive of 
" Lancaster," flag-ship European Station, 1884-5. Commissioned as Com 
mander, June 8, 1885 ; Naval Academy, 1885-8 ; commanding training- 
ship " Portsmouth," 1889-91 ; special duty, Bureau of Navigation, 1891-2 ; 
Member of Examining and Retiring Boards, 1893; Chief of Staff, North 
Atlantic Station, 1895-7 ; special duty, Bureau of Navigation, May, 1897, 
to date. 

Francis William Dickins. Born in Beekmanville, Dutchess County, 
N. Y., November 2, 1844. Entered United States Naval Academy as Acting 
Midshipman, from the Fourth Congressional District of Connecticut, Sep 
tember 20, 1861 ; promoted to Midshipman, July 16, 1862 ; was put into an 
advanced class, and graduated in three years, November 22, 1864; on leave 



84 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

until Febiuary, 1865; then on duty on board the receiving-ship "North 
Carolina," until April, 1865, when he reported for duty on board the " Colo 
rado," flag-ship of the European Fleet. Commissioned as Ensign, November 
1, 1866. Commissioned as Master, December 1, 1866; transferred to the 
"Augusta," March, 1867, and convoyed the monitor " Miantonomah " about 
the Mediterranean, and home via the Canaries, Cape de Verdes, and West 
Indies; detached from the "Augusta," at New York, July, 1867; on leave 
until October, 1867, and then ordered to the apprentice-ship " Sabine ; " de 
tached from the, " Sabine," April, 1868, and ordered to " Tuscarora," fitting 
out for South Pacific Station, Mare Island, Cal. Commissioned as Lieutenant, 
March 12, 1868; in June sailed in "Tuscarora" for Souih Pacific Station; 
on duty there until May, 1869, and then " Tuscarora " joined West India 
Station. Commissioned as Lieutenant- Commander, June 12, 1869 ; remained 
in West Indies until January, 1871, and then sailed for Portsmouth, N. H., 
and went out of commission ; on leave until June, 1871, and then ordered to 
duty at U. S. Torpedo Station, Newport, R. I. ; detached from Torpedo 
Station, January, 1872, and ordered to receiving-ship " Vermont," at New 
York; detached from "Vermont," March, 1872, and ordered to the "Lan 
caster," flag ship of the South Atlantic Station, but could not go on account 
of illness ; on leave until October, 1872, and then joined the " Kansas," as 
Executive Officer, and sailed on the Nicaragua Inter-oceanic Canal Survey 
ing Expedition; detached from "Kansas," May, 1873, and then ordered to 
Asiatic Station, and joined the " Monocacy," as Executive Officer ; when 
" Monocacy " visited Bangkok, was presented with a silver medal by the 
King of Siam, acceptance of same being authorized by Congress ; January, 
1875, was transferred to the " Kearsarge," as Executive Officer ; was trans 
ferred to " Yantic " for three months as Executive, and then ordered back to 
" Kearsarge ; " in April, 1876, was ordered to command the " Yantic ; " was 
relieved in August, 1876, and arrived home in December, 1876; on leave 
until January, 1*79, and ordered to duty at the U. S. Naval Academy as 
Instructor in Mathematics ; commanded the U. S. practice-ship " Standish " 
during the summer cruise of 1879; then rejoined the Naval Academy as 
Instructor in Seamanship, Naval Tactics, and Naval Construction ; detached 
from Naval Academy, August, 1880 ; in December, 1880, ordered as a 
member of the board, convened at the Navy Department, to determine the 
dates of precedence of the officers of the Navy; May, 1881, ordered to the 
training-ship "Constitution," flag-ship of the Apprentice Training Squadron, 
as Executive Officer ; detached from the " Constitution," October, 1881, owing 
to an injury from a falling spar ; ordered to the Hydrographic Office, 
December, 1881; detached from the U. S. Hydrographic Office, May, 1882, 
and ordered to " Kearsarge," as Executive Officer, on North Atlantic Sta 
tion ; detached from "Kearsarge," October, 1882, and granted leave; in 
June, 1883, ordered to command store ship "Onward," stationed at Callao, 
Peru; detached from the "Onward," November, 1884, as vessel was sold, 
arriving home December, 1884. Commissioned as Commander, Septem 
ber 23, 1885; employed on several general courts-martial until May, 
1887, and then ordered to command the " Tallapoosa," on the South 
Atlantic Station ; in March, 1889, rescued the British steamer " Zarate," 
which had gone ashore on Lobos Island, off Maldonado, Uraguay ; for 
this service, received complimentary letters from the Navy Department 
and the Admiral commanding the squadron ; also received for this service, 
from a Maritime Association of London, England, through the British Min 
ister at Washington, a present of $7,500 to the officers and crew of the "Tal- 



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lapoosa;" arrived home, November, 1889; during January, 1890, employed 
on general court-martial duty at the Navy Yard, New York ; September, 
1890, ordered to the Navy Yard, Washington, D. C. ; about two and one- 
half years of the time at the Washington Navy Yard filled the position and 
performed duties of civil engineer of the YWd ; received from Chief of 
Bureau of Yards and Docks commendatory letter for taking down the West 
Ship House; in June, 1892, was sent to the Asiatic Station for temporary 
duty as member of a general court-martial; returned to the United States, 
September of the same year, and resumed duties at the Navy Yard ; Jan 
uary, 1893, ordered on special duty at Fremont, Ohio, as the Representative 
of the President of the United States to attend the funej^al of ex-President 
R. B. Hayes; March, 1893, was ordered to special duty, under the State 
Department, for two months, as Representative of the President of the United 
States, in charge of the courtesies to the Duke of Veragua, lineal descendant 
of Christopher Columbus, who came as a guest of the nation ; for this service 
received a commendatory letter from the Secretary of State, and was deco 
rated as Knight of the Cross of Naval Merit by the King Alphonso XIII. 
of Spain, through the Queea Regent ; this decoration he was permitted to 
receive by Act of Congress; July 22, 1893, was detached from the Navy 
Yard, Washington, D. C., and ordered to command the U. S training-ship 
" Monongahela," made a summer cruise in command of her to Europe ; Jan 
uary, 1894, placed the " Monongahela " out of commission ; was detached 
from her, and ordered to command the U. S. training-ship " Essex " on the 
same day; cruised with the "Essex" on the Home Station until detached, 
July 9, 1894; August 20, was ordered to command U. S. Training Station 
at Newport, R. I., and U. S. training ship " Constellation ; " December 15, 
1896, detached from command of Training Station and training ship "Con 
stellation." and reported, on December 17, as Assistant to the Chief of 
Bureau of Navigation, Navy Department, which is his present duty. 

George F. F. Wilde. Born in Massachusetts. Appointed from Massa 
chusetts, November 30, 1861 ; Naval Academy, 1861-5; attached to steam- 
sloop " Susquehanna," Brazil Squadron, 1865-6; steamer u Nipsic," South 
Atlantic Squadron, 1866-7. Promoted to Master, December 1, 1866. Com 
missioned as Lieutenant, March 12, 1868 ; steam-sloop " Contocook," flag-ship, 
North Atlantic Squadron, 1868-9. Commissioned as Lieutenant- Commander, 
December 1 8, 1868 ; " Tennessee " (second-rate), special service, 1871; " Wa- 
bash," flag-ship, European Fleet, 1872; commanding "Canonicus" (iron 
clad), North Atlantic Fleet, 1873-4; Torpedo Station, 1875; Navy Yard, 
Boston, 1875-7; Inspector Ordnance at South Boston, February, 1878, to 
1879 ; " Vandalia," North Atlantic Station, 1879-81 ; Navy Yard, Boston, 
1882-3 ; Light-House Inspector, 1883-5. Promoted to Commander, October, 
1885; commanding " Dolphin," North Atlantic Station, 1886-9; Light- 
House Inspector, 1889-90. While serving on United States ship " Vandalia," 
as Executive-Officer, twice received letter of thanks from Secretary of Navy. 
Waiting orders, December, 1893; Naval War College, June, 1894 ; Secre 
tary Light- House Board, August, 1894, to 1898; April, 1898, ordered to 
command U. S. S. "Katahdin," North Atlantic Patrol Squadron. 

Charles Henry Davis. Born in Massachusetts Appointed from 
Massachusetts, November 29, 1861; Naval Academy, 1861-4; receiving- 
ship, New York Station, winter of 1864-5; attached to steam-frigate 
"Colorado," flag-ship, European Station, 1865-7; "Augusta" (second- 
rate), 1867; and "Idaho" (store ship), 1867. Promoted Ensign, Novem 
ber 1, 1866 ; and Master, December 1, 1866 ; steam-sloop " Guerriere," 1867- 



86 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

9; sloop "Portsmouth," 1869-70; both on South Atlantic Station. Pro 
moted Lieutenant, March 12, 1868, and Lieutenant- Commander, June 30, 
1869 ; receiving-ship, Norfolk, Va., 1871-2 ; "Omaha" (second-rate), 1872 ; 
and " Pensacola " (second-rate), 1873-4, on the Pacific Station ; Naval 
Observatory, 1875-7 ; from 1877 to 1885 connected with the several expedi 
tions for the determination of differences of longitude by means of submarine 
telegraph cables from Europe to the Atlantic Islands and east coast of South 
America ; in India, China, Japan, and the Indian Archipelago ; in Mexico 
and Central America ; and on the west coast of South America ; k< Powhatan " 
(second rate), 1885. Promoted to Commander, October 30, 1885 ; com 
manding sloop "Saratoga" and cruising training squadron, 1886-8; com 
manding the " Quinnebaug " (third-rate), European Station, 1888-9 ; Chief 
Intelligence Officer, Navy Department, 1889, to September, 1892 ; General 
Inspector of Montgomery, December, 1891, to June, 1894; commanding 
Montgomery (third-rate), North Atlantic Station, June, 1894, to July, 1896; 
Member Board of Inspection and Survey, July, 1896, to July, 1897. 
Superintendent of the Naval Observatory, July, 1897, to April, 1898 ; com 
manding auxiliary cruiser " Dixie," North Atlantic Squadron, May, 1898, 
to date. 

Bowman H. McCalla Born in New Jersey. Appointed from New 
Jersey, November 3 , 1861 ; Naval Academy, 1861-4 ; attached to steam- 
sloop " Susquehanna," Brazil Squadron, 1865-6 ; steam-sloop " Brooklyn," 
flag-ship, South Atlantic Squadron, 1866-7. Promoted to Master, December 
1, 1866 ; steam-sloop " Kearsarge," South Pacific Squadron, 1867-8. Com 
missioned as Lieutenant, March 12, 1868; steam-sloop " Tuscarora," South 
Pacific Squadron, 1868-71. Commissioned as Lieutenant- Commander, De 
cember 18, 1868 ; " Wabash," flag-ship, European Fleet, 1872 ; " Wachu- 
sett" (third rate), European Fleet, 1873; Naval Academy, 1875-8; " Pow 
hatan," North Atlantic Squadron, 1878-81 ; Assistant Bureau Navigation, 
1881-87, Promoted to Commander, November, 1884; commanding " En 
terprise," European Station, 1887-90. Equipment Officer, Navy Yard, 
Mare Island, October 4, 1893, to April, 1897. Naval War College. April 
28, 1897. Commanding " Marblehead," protected cruiser, North Atlantic 
Squadron, September 11, 1897, to date. 

Charles J. Train. Born in Massachusetts. Appointed from Massachu 
setts, November 27, 1861; Naval Academy, 1861-4; steam frigate "Colo 
rado," flag-ship, Mediterranean Squadron, 1866-7. Promoted to Master, 
December 1, 1866 ; steam sloop "Frolic," European Squadron, 1868. Com 
missioned as Lieutenant, March 12, 1868 ; steam frigate " Sabine," special 
cruise, 1869-70. Commissioned as Lieutenant- Commander, June 30,1869; 
Naval Academy, 1871-2 ; special duty, 1873 ; special duty (transit of Venus), 
1874-5; "Tuscarora" (third rate), N. P. Station, 1875-6; Navy Yard, 
Mare Island, 1877; " Lackawanna " (second rate), N. P. Station, 1877; 
Naval Academy, 1877-81 ; " Powhatan," special service, 1881-4 ; Bureau 
of Equipment and Recruiting, 18846. Promoted to Commander, January, 
1886 ; commanding training ship " Jamestown," 1886-8 ; commanding train 
ing ship "Constellation," 1888-9 , Light House Inspector, 1889-90. Ordered 
to command " Machias," July 20, 1893; Naval War College, June, 1894; 
Naval Member of Atlanta Expedition, October, 1894-6 ; Light House In 
spector. 4th District, June, 1896-8 ; commanding U. S. S. " Prairie," auxil 
iary cruiser, North Atlantic Patrol Squadron, March, 1898. 

Edwin White. Born in Ohio, and appointed from that State to the 
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1864 ; February, 1865, ordered to Navy Yard, New York, and attached to 
receiving-ship " Vermont ; " April of the same year ordered to frigate " Colo 
rado," flag-ship of European Station. Promoted to Ensign November ], 
1866 ; to Master, December 1, 1866 ; and in March, 1867, ordered to steamer 
"Shamrock," on the same station. Promoted to Lieutenant, March 12, 
1868; and in September following was ordered to steamer "Yantic" as 
navigator ; served in that capacity in the West Indies until November, 1869, 
when her commander and others, having died of yellow fever, the ship was 
put out of commission at New York. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander 
September 15, 1869 ; Hydrographic Office, Navy Department, January to 
September, 1870 ; Naval Academy, October, 1870, until April, 1871; Navy 
Yard, Philadelphia, until following September, when ordered as Executive 
Officer to the U. S. S. " Kansas ; " ship sent to Havana upon report of mas 
sacre of students in November, where she remained for the protection of 
American citizens pending an expected outbreak ; March, 1872, the ship 
detailed to receive on board, at Key West, a Nicaraguan surveying expedi 
tion, under command of Commander Crossman, and convey the party to 
Greytown ; Commander Crossman, in attempting to land at Greytown, hav 
ing been drowned, the command of the expedition devolved upon Com 
mander Hatfield, of the " Kansas," who landed with the party, and directed 
Lieutenant-Commander White to command the ship. While in command, 
having proceeded to Aspinwall for coal and other supplies, he found the 
Spanish man-of-war " Pizarro " blockading the American steamer " Virgin- 
ius," which steamer, at that time, had acquired the reputation of having 
successfully run the Spanish blockade on the Cuban coast. The master of 
the " Virginius " appealed to Lieutenant-Commander White for protection, 
and the Captain of the " Pizarro " informed him in person that he had orders 
to prevent the " Virginius " from going to sea. When the " Virginius " was 
ready for sea, Lieutenant-Commander White requested the United States 
Consul to bring her papers to him for examination ; and, having carefully 
considered the case, was convinced that no power had the right to interfere 
with the steamer ; that whatever had been her past record, there was nothing 
in evidence at that time which would warrant detention by a foreign cruiser. 
He then sent an officer with the Consul to deliver the steamer her papers, and 
informed the commanding officer of the "Pizarro," by letter, that, having 
investigated the present status of the " Virginius," he considered her free to 
sail without molestation, and trusted that no attempt would be made to 
detain her. To this letter no reply was received, and upon the " Virginius " 
making preparations for sea, the " Pizarro " followed suit. When the " Vir 
ginius " got under way, the " Kansas," being in readiness for sea, and for 
action as well, was interposed between the "Virginius" and the "Pizarro." 
The latter vessel got under way at once, and the three vessels proceeded to sea 
in that order. After a few hours run it became evident that the " Pizarro " 
was no match for the " Virginius " in point of speed and, the master of the 
latter vessel having declared that he feared nothing further from the 
" Pizarro," the " Kansas " returned to Aspinwall, and the " Virginius " pro 
ceeded to the Venezuelan port for which she had cleared. In relation to the 
protection and convoying to sea of the " V 7 irginius," the Navy Department 
addressed him a letter, saying: "Your whole course is approved in every re 
spect;" commanding U. S. S. "Onward," on the Peruvian coast from Sep 
tember, 1872, to March, 1875, where, for months at a time, he was senior 
officer during the frequent turbulent periods ; his reports of the condition of 
affairs on shore were commended by the commander-in-chief, and by the 



88 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

Navy Department; 1875-7 served on board the U. S. S. " Tennessee," as 
principal aide to Rear-Admiral Reynolds, commander-in-chief on the Asiatic 
Station ; 1878, Torpedo Station, Newport, R. I. ; 1879-82, Instructor in 
Seamanship, Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. ; commanded the practice- 
ship " Dale," with naval cadets on board, during the summer of 1880 ; June, 
1882, ordered to the " Hartford," flagship, Pacific Station ; served as Execu 
tive Officer until April, 1884. when invalided home; speci<il duty Navy De 
partment, December, 1884, to April, 1885 ; May, 1885, Training Station, 
R. I. Promoted to Commander, March 4, 1886 ; during summer of 1886, 
Torpedo Station, Newport, R. I. ; December, 1886, to October, 1888, com 
manding training-ship "Portsmouth," with naval apprentices, cruising to the 
coast of Europe during the summer months, and in the winter through the 
West India Islands ; November, 1888, ordered as Equipment-Officer at the 
Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N. H ; ordered to the command of the U. S. S. 
"Concord," April, 1892. Ascended the Mississippi River to Memphis, 
Tenn., to participate in the. celebration of the opening of the bridge across 
the river at that point. Afterwards went to Cairo, Illinois, and anchored in 
the Ohio River. This novel cruise for a vessel of sixteen feet draft attracted 
much attention throughout the country ; on the return of the ship to the sea, 
stopping at all important river towns, much enthusiasm prevailed, and the 
display of patriotism at sight of a national vessel in those waters was very 
marked. Cruised with the North Atlantic Squadron, during summer of 
1892 ; proceeded under telegraphic orders to Venezuela, September, 1892, to 
protect American interests during a prolonged revolution, and where our 
mail steamers had been interfered with ; on the arrival of Admiral Walker, 
ordered to Colon to restore the traffic on the Isthmus, which had been inter 
rupted by local authority. Attached to the fleet of Admiral Gherardi, in 
March, 1893, and participated in the Naval Review at Hampton Roads and 
New York; July, 1893, ordered as Equipment Officer of the Navy Yard, 
New York ; June, 1895, ordered to Naval War College, Newport, R. I. ; 
November, 1895, ordered as Commandant of Cadets, U. S. Naval Academy, 
Annapolis. Crossed the Atlantic during the summers of 1896 and 1897, in 
command of Cadet Practice Ship Monongahela. Present duty, Commandant 
of Cadets. 

George W. Pigman. Born in Indiana. Appointed from Indiana, 
September 28, 1861 ; Naval School, 1861-4 ; steam-sloop " Brooklyn," flag 
ship, Brazil Squadron, 1866-7. Promoted to Master, December 1,1866; 
steam-sloop " Kansas," South Atlantic Squadron, 1868. Commissioned as 
Lieutenant, March 12, 1868 Commissioned as Lieutenant- Commander, Octo 
ber 28, 1869; iron-clad " Saugus," North Atlantic Fleet, 1870; Naval 
Academy, 1871-3; "Hartford," flagship Asiatic Station, 1873-5; Naval 
Observatory, 1876-8; " Wachusett," South Atlantic Station, 1879-82 ; Hy- 
drographic Office, 1882-4; Torpedo Station, 1884-5; " Tennessee," North 
Atlantic Station, 1885-6 Promoted to Commander, October, 1886 ; com 
manding "Alliance," South Atlantic Station, 1888-9; League Island Navy 
Yard, 1890, to October, 1891; commanding monitors at Richmond, Va., 
March, 1892, to July, 1895; commanding " Bennington," July, 1895, to 
April, 1897 ; Inspector Ordnance, Newport News, to date. 

John McGowan. Born in Delaware. Appointed from New Jersey, 
Master s Mate, March 8, 1862 ; duty in Potomac Flotilla. Promoted to 
Acting Master, May 8, 1862, and ordered to command " Wyaudank," Poto 
mac Flotilla ; detached, February, 1863, and ordered to the " Florida," 
North Atlantic Station ; detached, November, 1864, and ordered to the 



RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 89 

" State of Georgia," North Atlantic Station, until after fall of Fort Fisher, 
and then South Atlantic Station ; April, 1865, after fall of Charleston, to 
Colon, N. G., protecting American interests; detached from "State of 
Georgia," August, J 865, and in November ordered to " Monongahela," North 
Atlantic Squadron; January, 1867, detached from "Monongahela," and in 
February ordered to " Tacony," Gulf Squadron; detached from "Tacony," 
October, 1867, and ordered same month to the receiving ship, Navy Yard, 
Philadelphia. Commissioned Master, March 12, 1868 ; detached from receiv 
ing ship, Philadelphia, September, 1868, and ordered to Asiatic Squadron. 
Promoted to Lieutenant, December 18,1868; January, 1869, "Unadilla ;" 
November, 1869, "Iroquois ;" detached from " Iroquois," April, 1870, and 
ordered to Ordnance Duty, Navy Yard, Philadelphia. Promoted to Li&uten- 
ant- Commander, April 22,1870; detached from Navy Yard, Philadelphia, 
October, 1870, and ordered to "Terror;" detached from "Terror;" August, 
1871, granted leave; November, 1871, to Ordnance duty, Navy Yard, Phila 
delphia ; July, 1872, leave, Europe; May, 1873, " Wachusett," European 
Station ; April, 1874, " Juniata," European Station ; December, 1875, leave, 
Europe; June, 1876, Hydrographic Office; September, 1879, "Marion," 
South Atlantic Station ; detached, December, 1882 ; February, 1883, Navy 
Yard League Island; July, 1883, Naval Rendezvous, Philadelphia; Septem 
ber, 1885, Navy Yard, New York. Promoted to Commander, January 27, 
1887 ; March 1, 1888, to command " Swatara," South Atlantic and Asiatic 
Stations; April, 1890, detached and granted sick leave, Europe; January, 
1891, commanding Nautical School-ship, St. Mary s; March, 1894, de 
tached, and to Navy Yard, Washington, D. C.; May, 1894, to command 
training-ship " Portsmouth ;" January, 1895, transferred to training-ship 
"Alliance" October, 1895, detached, and to Bureau of Navigation ; Decem 
ber, 1896, command of training-ship and station, Newport, R. I., to date 
(May, 1898). 

James G. Green. Entered the volunteer service as an Acting Ensign, 
and at the close of the Rebellion was transferred to the regular navy. Com 
missioned as Lieutenant- Commander, July 3, 1870 ; Asiatic Fleet, 1870-1; 
"Saco" (third-rate), Asiatic Station, 1872-6; commanding "Palos," Asiatic 
Station, 1877-81; Hydrographic Office, 1881-3; "Galena," N. A. Station, 
1883-6. Promoted to Commander, March, 1887 ; Torpedo Station, 1886-7 ; 
commanding "Alert," January, 1889, to August, 1890 ; Light-House Inspec 
tor, August, 1890, to October, 1894; Ordnance Instructor, Washington, 
D. C., October 15, 1894, to February, 1895; waiting orders, February 5, 
1 895 ; Equipment Officer, Navy Yard, Norfolk, December 16, 1895, to April, 
1896; commanding U.. S. S. "Marion," April 23, 1896, to June, 1897; 
commanding Puget Sound Naval Station, June 19, 1897, to date. 

Charles H. Rockwell. Was born in Chatham, Massachusetts, April 
29, 1840. He entered the naval service of the United States as an Acting 
Master, July 5, 1862 ; served on board the receiving-ship " North Carolina 
for a few weeks, and was then ordered to the U. S. steamer " Penguin ; " 
served as Executive Officer on the ship in the East Gulf Squadron until May 
10, 1863, when he was ordered to the U. S. schooner " Wanderer ; " on July 
6, 1863, he was detached from the " Wanderer" and ordered to command the 
U. S. schooner "Two Sisters;" during the time that he held this command 
active and important services were performed on the west coast of Florida, 
calling forth a commendatory letter from the Commander-in-Chief, who 
recommended Mr. Rockwell for promotion ; December 16 1863, the Depart 
ment promoted him to Acting Volunteer Lieutenant, "in consideration of 



90 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

good service ; "Jon December 29, 1863, Lieutenant Rockwell was detached 
from the command of the " Two Sisters " and ordered to command the bark 
" Gem of the Sea ; " on November 5, 1864, Mr. Rockwell was detached from 
the command of the " Gem of the Sea," and ordered to command the U. S. 
steamer " Hendrick Hudson ; " while in command of this ship, and of the 
force blockading off St. Marks, Florida, he organized and directed an expe 
dition against rebel salt works, dispersing the armed force at the entrance to 
the river, and destroying a large amount of property. This called forth 
another letter of commendation from the Commander-in-Chief. On February 
22, 1865, an expedition under Brigadier-General John Newton was organized 
to operate in the vicinity of St. Mark s, and at the request of General Newton, 
Lieutenant Rockwell was assigned to duty with the expedition, and was 
appointed Naval Aide on the Staff of the Commanding-General, and placed 
in charge of the transportation of the troops. The forces landed at St. 
Mark s, and an engagement followed at Newport, and a bloody battle at a 
point known as Natural Bridge, eight miles below Tallahassee. In this 
expedition, Lieutenant Rockwell served constantly on the Staff of General 
Newton, receiving from him a letter of thanks for his services on the return 
of the expedition. Resuming command of the "Hendrick Hudson," he was 
on March 27, 1865, promoted to the grade of Ading Volunteer Lieutenant 
Commander. He remained in command of this ship until August 8, 1865, 
when he was detached and granted four months leave of absence, and was 
honorably discharged from the naval service December 8, 1865. In Novem 
ber, 1866, Mr. Rockwell was examined for the regular service, and on the 
19th of that month was re-appointed Acting Master in the Navy ; he served 
on board the U. S steamer " Osceola " in the West Indies until September, 
1867 ; in October of that year he took passage in the U. S. S. " Idaho " to 
Brazil, and served on the flagship " Guerriere " until her return to the 
United States in July, 1869. On March 12, 1868, he was commissioned a 
Master in the regular service, and on December 18, of the same year, was 
promoted to Lieutenant. After a short service on the receiving-ship " Van- 
dalia" at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, he was ordered to the U. S. S. 
" Palos," and proceeded in her to China, commanding her there until Octo 
ber, 1872, when he returned to the United States in the "Alaska." During 
the time Lieutenant Rockwell was in command of the " Palos " he partici 
pated in the actions with the Corean forts in the expedition under the com 
mand of Rear- Admiral John Rodgers. From March, 1873, until September, 
1874, he was on duty at the Portsmouth Navy Yard ; from the latter date 
until April, 1875, he served on the "Plymouth" and "Colorado," and on 
June 1, 1875, became Light-House Inspector of the Fourteenth Light-House 
District. On June 1, 1876, was ordered as Executive of the U. S. S. "Adams." 
On February 26, 1878, was promoted to Lieutenant- Commander ; served 
at Torpedo School, and on May 1st joined U. S. S. " Jamestown," as Execu 
tive, and served in that ship in Alaska until September, 1881 ; was on duty 
at the Boston Navy Yard until October 1, 1882 ; 1883 was on the receiving- 
ship "Franklin," at Norfolk, Virginia; in September, 1884, took a large 
draft of men to the Isthmus for the Pacific Squadron ; was again at the Tor 
pedo School in 1885 and at the War College ; from April, 1886, to October, 
1888, served on the training-ship "Minnesota," at New York. October 31, 
1888, was promoted to Commander, and February 20, 1889, took command 
of the U. S. S. "Yantic," until October, 1891; commanding receiving-ship 
"St. Louis," from October, 1891, to 1894; later commanded the receiving- 
ship " Richmond." From July 20, 1894, to date, Commandant of Naval Sta 
tion, Port Royal, S. C. 



RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 91 

James M. Forsyth. Entered the volunteer navy, September 25, 1861, 
as an Acting Master s Mate ; served through the Rebellion, being attached at 
various times to the North and South Atlantic and West Gulf Squadrons, 
and participating in the capture of Forts Clarke and Hatteras, August 27, 
1861 ; the engagements under Farragut, on the Mississippi, from Forts Jack 
son and St. Philip to Vicksburg; and the engagement with rebel ram 
" Arkansas;" and, while attached to the S. A. Squadron, took part in the 
various engagements with Sumter, Moultrie, and other fortifications in 
Charleston Harbor. Promoted to Acting Ensign, September 5, 1862, and to 
Acting Master, August 1, 1864 ; Executive Officer steamer " Nyack," Pacific 
Squadron, 1865-8. Commissioned as Master in the regular navy, March 12, 
1868, and commissioned as Lieutenant, December 18, ^1868 ; Executive 
Officer steamer "Purveyor," special service, 1868; receiving ship "Poto 
mac," May, 1869, to May, 1870; Executive Officer ironclad " Saugus," 
N. A. Squadron, in 1870, and Executive Officer of ironclad " Ajax," N. A. 
Squadron, in 1871 ; Navy Yard, Philadelphia, May, 1871, to December, 
1872 ; Executive Officer ship " Supply," special service (Vienna Exposition), 
January to December, 1873 ; Navy Yard, Philadelphia, December, 1873, to 
March, 1874; Navigating Officer steam-sloop " Powhatan," N. A. Squadron, 
March, 1874, to February, 1877; torpedo instruction, June to October, 
1877; navigation duty, League Island Station, 1877-80. Promoted to 
Lieutenant- Commander , May, 1878; "Lancaster," European Station, 1881- 
4; Navy Yard, League Island, 1884-6; Naval Asylum, 1886-9. Pro 
moted to Commander, March, 1889 ; commanding " Tallapoosa," S. A. Sta 
tion 1889-90 ; Naval Home, Philadelphia, June, 1892, to 1895 ; command 
ing monitors Richmond, Va., June, 1895. Commanding Naval Station, 
Key West, August, 1895, to May, 1898. 

George A. Converse. Born in Vermont. Appointed an Acting Mid 
shipman at Naval Academy, September 29, 1861 ; graduated in 1865 ; steam- 
sloop " Canandaigua," European Squadron, 1865-69. Promoted to Ensign, 
December 1, 1866; Master, March 12, 1868; Lieutenant, March 26, 1869; 
torpedo service, 1870-77. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, July, 1878 ; 
"Marion," European Station, 1877-79 ; sick leave, 1879-81 ; Lancaster," 
European Station, 1883-5 ; Instructor at Torpedo Station, 1885-9. Pro 
moted to Commander, March, 1889 ; in charge of Torpedo Station, January 
2, 1893, to June, 1897; command U. S. S. "Montgomery," cruiser, North 
Atlantic Squadron, June 14, 1897, to date. 

Royal Bird Bradford. Born in Maine. Appointed Acting Midship 
man at Naval Academy, November 28, 1861 ; graduated in June, 1865 ; 
" Swatara," in the West Indies, 1865-6 ; the " Rhode Island," flagship, North 
Atlantic Station, 1866 ; the " Iroquois," on the Asiatic Station, 1867-9 ; and 
the "Delaware" (flag-ship), Asiatic Station, 1870. Promoted to Ensign, 
December 1, 1866 ; Master, March 12, 1868, and Lieutenant, March 26, 1869 ; 
torpedo service, 1872-3, at Newport, Rhode Island. " Wabash " and " Frank 
lin " (flag-ships), European Station, 1873-5 ; instructor in Torpedo Warfare, 
Torpedo Station, 1875-6; Executive-Officer, "Alliance," European Station, 
1877-9. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, November 30, 1878 ; Instruc 
tor, Torpedo Station, 1880-3 ; Executive-Officer, " Trenton " (flag-ship), 
Asiatic Station, 1883-5; special duty at Newport, R. I., re-writing Navy 
Regulations and organizing a Naval Department of Electricity, 1885-6. 
Served as the first Naval Inspector of Electric Lighting, 1885-7 ; Assistant 
to the Chief of Bureau of Navigation, 1887-91. Promoted to Commander, 
March 26, 1889; commanded " Bennington," 1891-3; member Board of 



92 RECORDS OF LIVING* OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

Inspection and Survey, 1893-6 ; commanded " Montgomery," North Atlantic 
Station, July 1, 1896, to July 23, 1897 ; chief of Bureau of Equipment, 
September, 7, 1897, to date. 

Joseph Edgar Craig. Born in New York. Appointed an Acting Mid 
shipman at Naval Academy, November 29, 1861 ; title changed to Midship 
man, July 16, 1862 ; graduated 1865 ; " Monongahela," West India Squad 
ron, November, 1865, to July, 1868. Promoted to Ensign, December 1, 
1866. Promoted to Master, March 12, 1868 ; " Portsmouth, " South Atlantic 
Fleet, January, 1869, to October, 1871. Promoted to Lieutenant, March 26, 
1869 ; Naval Academy, December, 1871, to June, 1874 (" Constellation," 
summer practice cruise,. June to September, 1873); Naval Observatory, 
special duty, June to October, 1874 ; tl Narragansett," special duty as astron 
omer, North Pacific Survey, November, 1874, to August, 1875 ; Hydro- 
graphic Office, special duty in connection with " Narragansett s " Survey, 
August, 1875, to October, 1877; "Alaska," Pacific Station, April, 1878, to 
April, 1881. Promoted to Liev tenant- Commander, March 13, 1885; Naval 
Academy, June, 1881, to September, 1885 (commanding "Mayflower." sum 
mer practice cruise, 1882) ; " Vandalia," Pacific Station, February, 1886, to 
April, 1887; commanding "Palos," Asiatic Station, June, 1887, to March, 
1890. Promoted to Commander, January 3, 1890; Naval Academy, June, 
1890, to December, 1894, when took command of U. S. S. " Concord," to 
May, 1896; Navy Yard, New York, July 1, 1896; Hydrographer Bureau 
of Navigation, April 19, 1897, to date. 

Charles Mitchell Thomas. Entered Naval Academy, November 28, 
1861; graduated September 26, 1865; served in " Shenandoah," on the 
Asiatic Station, from October 17, 1865, to May 3, 1869. Promoted to Ensign, 
December 1, 1866. Promoted to Master, March 12, 1868. Commissioned as 
Lieutenant, March 26, 1869 ; League Island, June 1, 1869, to September 4, 
1869; "Supply," European Station, November 2, 1869, to July 26, 1870 ; 
"Guerriere," European Station, August 10, 1870, to September 13,1871; 
receiving-ship "Potomac," Philadelphia, March 18, 1872, to October 22, 
1872; monitor "Terror," Key West, Florida, October 26, 1872, to June 18, 
1873 ; Torpedo Station, Newport, Rhode Island, September 1, 1873, to April 
20, 1874; monitor "Dictator," Key West, Florida, June 22, 1874, to April 
22, 1875 ; Navy Yard, Philadelphia, June 17, 1875, to November 15, 1875 ; 
Centennial Exposition, November 17, 1875, to March 23,1877; receiving- 
ship "St. Louis," March 24, 1877, to January 9, 1878; "Constitution," Paris 
Exposition, 1878, and training-ship, 1879-80. Promoted to Lieutenant- 
Commander, April, 1880; Naval Academy, September, 1880, to June, 1884; 
"Hartford," flagship, Pacific Station, June, 1884, to January, 1887; com 
manding C S. steamer "Patterson," April, 1887, to April, 1889; Hydro- 
graphic Inspector, Coast Survey, July 1, 1889, to March, 1891. Promoted 
to Commander, February, 1890; Bureau of Navigation, March, 1881, to July, 
1893; commanding " Bennington," July. 1893, to July, 1895 ; Naval Home, 
October, 1895, to May, 1897 ; War College, June to September, 1897 ; Naval 
Academy, September, 1897, to date. 

Albert Sydney Snow. Born in Maine. Appointed an Acting Mid 
shipman, at Naval Academy, November 30, 1861, graduated, 1865 ; " Chat 
tanooga " (first rate), March, 1866, to August, 1866 ; " Pensacola " (second- 
rate), North Pacific Squadron, September, 1866, to April, 1868 ; " Kesaca," 
North Pacific Squadron, April, 1868, to August, 1869. Promoted to Ensign, 
December 1, 1866. Promoted to Master, March 12, 1868. Promoted to 
Lieutenant, March 26, 1869 ; " Alaska " (second-rate), Asiatic Squadron, 



RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 93 

December, 1869, to March, 1873, taking part in the expedition to Corea, and 
attack on Corean forts ; Torpedo Station, 1873 ; " Congress " (second-rate), 
European Station, March, 1874, to July, 1876; receiving-ship " Wabash," 
and Navy Yard, Boston, 1877 to 1879; training-ship "Portsmouth," Janu 
ary, 1879, to December, 1881. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, July 
11, 1880; Navy Yard, Boston, May, 1882, to May, 1883; U. S. C. and G. 
Survey, from July, 1883, to April 30, 1887. Commanding steamers " Ged- 
ney," "Hassler" and "Patterson," the two latter in the Pacific; surveying 
on the coast of Oregon, Washington and Alaska. Member Board of In 
spection and Survey, from December, 1887, to April, 1890. Commanding 
"Essex," April, 1890, to July, 1892; waiting orders, July, 1892, to May, 
1893. Promoted to Commander February 28,1890 ; Nav&l Academy May, 
1893, to November, 1894; Inspector Third Light-House District from 
March 1, 1895, to February 2, 1898 ; Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N. H , from 
February 4, 1898, to May, 1898; commanding transport "Badger," North 
Atlantic Squadron, on special service, from May, 1898. 

George Cook Reiter. Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed as Acting 
Midshipman at Naval Academy, September 20, 1861 ; graduated, 1865 ; 
schoolship "Sabine," 1865-6; "Lackawanna" (second-rate), N. P. Squad 
ron, 1866-68. Promoted to Ensign, December 1, 1866. Promoted to Master, 
March 12, 1868. Commissioned as Lieutenant, March 26, 18H9 ; "Ply 
mouth" (third-rate), European Fleet, 18S9-72 ; "Narraganset" (third-rate), 
surveying service in the Pacific, 1872-5 ; " Lehigh " (iron-clad), North At 
lantic Station, 1875-6 ; equipment duty, Norfolk, Va., 1876-7 ; "Tuscarora," 
Pacific Station, 1877-8; Light-House Inspector, 1879-83. Promoted to 
Lieutenant- Commander, November, 1880; "Nipsic," South Atlantic Station, 
1883-86; Navy Yard, Norfolk, 1886-9; commanding Ranger," North 
Pacific Station, 1889-90. Promoted Commander, July 31, 1890; command 
ing " Thetis," May, 1891, to July, 1893 ; Light-House Inspector, July, 1893- 
96 ; commanding " Detroit," June, 1896, to 1897 ; ordered to Thirteenth Light- 
House District, December, 1897-8 ; ordered to command U. S. S. " Vene 
zuela " March, 1898. 

Willard Herbert Brownson. Born in New York. Appointed Acting 
Midshipman at Naval Academy, November 29, 1861 ; graduated, 1865 ; 
" Rhode Island " (second-rate), West India Station, 1865-7. Promoted to 
Ensign, December 1, 1866; " Susquehanna " (second-rate), N. A. Station, 
1867-8. Promoted to Master, March 12, 1868; "Dacotah" (third-rate), 
Pacific Fleet, 1869-70. Commissioned as Lieutenant, March" 26, 1869; 
"Mohican "(third-rate), Pacific Fleet, 1870-1; " St. Mary s," Pacific Fleet, 
1870-1 ; " Ossipee," 1871 ; torpedo service, 1872 ; Naval Academy, 1872-5 ; 
"Kearsarge" (third-rate), Asiatic Station, 1875-6; "Tennessee" (second- 
rate), Asiatic Station, 1876-8 ; Naval Academy, 1878-81. Promoted to 
Lieutenant- Commander, December, 1880; commanding C. S. S. " Gedney," 
1881 ; commanding C. S. S. " Blake," 1881-4 ; " Powhatan," N. A. Station, 
1884-5; Hydrographic Inspector, Coast Survey, 1885-9; commanding 
" Petrel," N. A. Station, 1*89 to October, 1891. Promoted Commander, May, 
1891 ; General Inspector Cruiser No. 10, October, 1891, to March, 1892, and 
July, 1893 ; commanding" Detroit," July, 1893-4 ; Naval Academy Novem 
ber, 1894-5 ; leave of absence, November, 1895 ; Member Board Inspection 
and Survey, Dec., 1896-8; commanding the U. S. S. "Yankee," March, 1898. 

Henry Ezra Nichols. Born in New York. Appointed an Acting 
Midshipman, at Naval Academy, Oct. 1, 1861; graduated, 1865; "Swatara" 
(third-rate), West India and European Squadrons, 1865-9, Promoted to 



94 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE TJ. S. NAVY. 

Ensign, December 1, 1866 Promoted to Master, December 12, 1868. Com 
missioned as Lieutenant, March 26, 1869 ; " Frolic " (fourth-rate), Port- 
Admiral flag-ship, New York, harbor, 1869-70 ; ordnance duty, Pittsburgh, 
1870-1 ; S. A. Station, 1872-3 ; torpedo duty, 1874 ; Coast Survey, 1875 ; 
"Supply" (fourth -rate), special service, 1876; Coast Survey, 1876-7; 
"Despatch" (fourth-rate), special service, Europe, 1877-8; Coast Survey, 
1878-80; commanding C. C. S. "Hassler," 1880-4. Promoted to Lieuten 
ant-Commander, January, 1881 ; commanding "Pinta" (Alaska), 1884-6; 
inspector of new steel cruiser, 1886-7 ; Coast Survey, 1887 to July, 1891. 
Promoted Commander, June, 1881 ; member of Board of Inspection, July, 
1891 ; recruiting duty, 1891 ; service on " Ranger," 1892 ; Light-House In 
spector, December, 1892, to September, 1895. Senior Member Board of In 
spection of Supplies, 1896. " Benniugtou," December, 1896, to May, 1898. 

William Whitman Mead. Born in Kentucky. Appointed as Acting 
Midshipman at Naval Academy, December 30, 1861 ; graduated, 1865 ; 
" Lackawanna " (second-rate), North Pacific Squadron, 1866-9. Promoted 
to Ensign, December 1, 1866. Promoted to Master, March 12, 1868. Com 
missioned as Lieutenant, March 26, 1869 ; Signal Office, Washington, 1870 ; 
"Colorado" (first-rate), flag-ship, Asiatic Fleet, 1870-3; had command of 
" Colorado," steam launch, in first day s fight with Corean forts ; when expedi 
tion landed for capture and destruction of the forts commanded light artillery 
from flag-ship ; " Michigan " (fourth -rate), 1873-4 ; " Shawmut " (third-rate), 
North Atlantic Station, 1875-6; Hydrographic Office, 1877-9; " Shenan- 
doah," South Atlantic Station, 1 879-82. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, 
March, 1881 ; Hydrographic Office, 1882-3 ; " Tennessee," North Atlantic 
Station, 1883-5; Light-House Inspector, 1886, to May, 1890; receiving-ship 
" Independence," May, 1890, to October, 1891 . Promoted Commander, 
August 2, 1891 ; commanding " Essex," May, 1892, to April, 1893 ; Light- 
House Inspector, May, 1893, to 1896 ; Equipment Officer, Navy Yard, Nor 
folk, May, 1896. 

Edwin Samuel Houston. Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed as 
Acting Midshipman at Naval Academy, April 18, 1862 ; graduated, 1865 ; 
" Laciawanna " (second-rate), Pacific Fleet, 1866-9. Promoted to Ensign, 
December 1, 1866 Promoted to Master, March 12, 1868. Commissioned 
as Lieutenant, March 29, 1869 ; u Severn " (second-rate), flagship North 
Atlantic Fleet, 1869-71 ; " Lancaster" (second-rate), South Atlantic Station, 
1872-4 ; Naval Rendezvous, San Francisco, 1875-6 ; nautical school-ship 
" Jamestown," 1876-7 ; " Hartford," South Atlantic Station, 1877-79 ; Navy 
Yard, Washington, 1879-81. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, March, 
1881 ; " Richmond," Asiatic Station, 1881-4 ; Navy Yard, Norfolk, 1885-6 ; 
"Trenton," special service, 1886-7; "Lancaster," South Atlantic Station, 
1887-9 ; receiving-ship " Minnesota," 1889, to October, 1891. Promoted to 
Commander, September 27, 1891 ; commanding receiving-ship li Dale," March, 
1892-4; commanding "Machias," September, 1894-6; Captain Navy Yard, 
League Island, December, 1896, to May, 1898. 

Edwin Longnecker. Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed as Acting 
Midshipman at Naval Academy, September 24, 1861 ; graduated, 1865 ; 
"Shenaudoah" (second-rate), East India Station, 1866-9. Promoted to 
Ensign, December 1, 1866. Promoted to Master, March 12, 1868. Com 
missioned as Lieutenant, March 26, 1869 ; receiving- ship, Philadelphia, 1869 ; 
" Swatara " (third-rate), North Atlantic Fleet, 1870-71 ; "Colorado" (first- 
rate), North Atlantic Station, 1872-3; "Alaska" (third-rate), European 
Station, 1874-6 ; " Wyoming" (third-rate), Paris Exposition Service, 1878 ; 



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Naval Observatory, 1878-82. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, August, 
1881 ; " Michigan " (ou the lakes), 1882-3 ; " Shenandoah," Pacific Station, 
1883-6; training-ship "Richmond," August, 1888, to October, 1891, to 
November, 1892. Promoted to Commander, October 2, 1891 ; commanding 
" Ranger," November, 1892, to December, 1894 ; leave of absence, December, 
9, 1894 ; Naval War College, June 1, 1895, to August, 1895 ; Inspector 
Ordnance, League Island, August 28, 1895, to 1898 ; commanding Navy 
Yard, League Island, February, 1898, to date. 

George E. Ide. Born in Ohio. Appointed as Acting-Midshipman, at 
Naval Academy, September 27, 1861 ; graduated, 1865 ; Pacific Fleet, 
1866-8. Promoted to Ensign, December 1, 1866. Promoted to Master, 
March 12, 1868 Commissioned as Lieutenant, March 26, >869 ; " Plymouth," 
European Squadron, 1869-72; "Juniata," N. A. Squadron, 1873; leave, 
1875; training-ship " Monongahela," 1875; receiving-ship "Independence," 
1876-7 ; Naval Observatory, 1877-8 ; " Vandalia," European Station, 1878-9 ; 
"Alliance," N. A. Station, 1879-80. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, 
October, 1>81 ; Navy Yard, New York, 1881-3 ; "Adams," Pacific Station, 
1883-4; "Alliance," S. A. Station, 1886-9. Promoted to Commander, Oc 
tober 2, 1891 ; Member Board Inspection Merchant Vessels, N. Y., Septem 
ber 1, 1892; commanding U. S. S. "Alert," October 8, 1894, to June 17, 
1895 ; waiting orders, June, 1895, to November, 1896 ; Ordnance Officer, 
Navy Yard, Norfolk, Va., November 24, 1896 ; commanding Navy Yard, 
Norfolk, Va , February, 1898 ; commanding U. S. S. "Justin," May, 1898. 

George Milton Book. Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed as Acting 
Midshipman at Naval Academy, November 22, 1861 ; graduated, 1865 ; W. 
I. Squadron, 1865-7. Promoted to Ensign, December 1, 1866 ; apprentice 
ship "Portsmouth," 1867-9. Promoted to Master, March 12, 1868. Com 
missioned as Lieutenant, March 29, 1869 ; sick-leave, 1870-1 ; retired, 1871 ; 
restored to active list, 1875 ; Navy Yard, Norfolk, 1876 ; "Adams " (third- 
rate), S. A. Station, 1876-8; commanding "Montauk," N. A. Station, 
1879-81. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, May, 1881 ; "Enterprise," 
N. A. Station, 1882-4 ; Asiatic Station, 1884-6 ; receiving-ship " Vermont," 
1885-8 ; Navy Yard, New York, December, 1889, to August, 1891 ; waiting 
orders, August, 1891, to May, 1892. Promoted to Commander, December 
16, 1891 ; Navy Yard, New York, May, 1892, to April, 1893 ; commanding 
"Alert," April, 1893, to October, 1893 ; Naval War College, June, 1894 ; 
October, 1894, waiting orders; court-martial duty, June, 1895; Navy Yard, 
Norfolk, August, 1895 ; waiting orders, July, 1896 ; ordered to command 
"Marion," May, 1897; Navy Yard, Mare Island, December, 1897; com 
manding U. S. S. " Mohican," 1898, to present date. 

Thomas Perry. Born in New York. Appointed an Acting Midship 
man at Naval Academy September 21, 1861; graduated, 1865; school-ship 
"Sabine," 1866. Promoted to Ensign, December 1, 1866; " Pensacola," 
North Pacific Fleet, 1867; " Suwanee " (third-rate), Pacific Fleet, 1868; 
"Dictator" (iron-clad), N. A. Station, 1869 ; " Miantonomah " (second- 
rate), special service, 1870. Commissioned as Lieutenant, March 26, 1869; 
"Shenandoah," European Fleet, 1871-2; "Manhattan," North Atlantic 
Fleet, 1873-4; "Omaha," South Pacific, 1875-7; Naval Observatory, 
1878-9; "Swatara," Asiatic Station, 1879-81; "Alert," Asiatic Station, 
1881-2. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, November, 1881 ; Light- 
House Inspector, 1883-6 ; " Brooklyn," Asiatic Station, 1887-9 ; light-house 
duty, 1890 to December, 1892. Promoted Commander, January 10, 1892 ; 
General Inspector of the " Castine," February, 1893; commanding "Cas- 
tine," 1894-6. Light-House Inspector, 1897 to date. 



96 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

Charles Herbert Stockton. Entered the Naval Academy in Novem 
ber, 1861, graduating in 1865; served in the " Dacotah," " Chattanooga," 
and " Mohican," going to the North Pacific by the way of the Strait of 
Magellan, in the " Mohican," served in the Pacific from 1866-9 ; was stationed, 
1^69-70, at Navy Yard, Philadelphia; was ordered to the " Congress" in 
1870 ; made a varied cruise in the West Indies, Greenland, and in the Medi 
terranean, in the " Congress ; " returning from the Mediterranean in 1874, in 
the "Brooklyn," was again stationed at the Navy Yard, Philadelphia; left 
the Navy Yard in 1875, and joined the U S. 8. " Swatara," making the 
cruise around the world in that ship; on the Transit of Venus Expedition ; 
Hydrographic Office, Washington, and from there, in 1876, to U. S. S. 
" Plymouth ; " detached from U. 8. S. " Plymouth," North Atlantic Station, 
May 17, 1879 ; ordered to Navy Yard, New York, July 1, 1879 ; at torpedo 
station, Newport, R. I., May 31, 1880; ordered to Navy Yard, Washington, 
D. C., October 1, 1880. Promoted to grade of Lieutenant- Commander, No 
vember 15, 1881 ; ordered to U. S. S. " Iroquois " as Executive-Officer, March, 
18S2 ; serving upon Pacific Station, and landing with battalion at Panama, 
during riots in 1885 ; detached from " Iroquois " and returned home, May, 
1885 ; ordered to duty in Bureau of Yards and Docks, September 1, 1885 ; 
ordered as member of Board to report upon the drills and exercises of the 
naval service, June 16, 1886 ; ordered as member of Board to examine and 
revise signal and tactical books, January 13, 1887; lecturer at Naval War 
College, at Newport, R. I., in 1887 and 1888 ; member of Board of Examin 
ers at Torpedo Station, July 27, 1888 ; appointed as member of the Commis 
sion to select a suitable site for a Navy Yard upon the Pacific Coast north of 
42, north latitude, on the 30th of November, 1888 ; commanded U. S. S. 
" Thetis," April 11, 1889, to May, 1891, making a cruise in Behring Sea and 
Arctic Ocean with the whaling fleet, as far east as Herschel Island, Macken 
zie Bay, in British America, and to the westward as far as Herald Island, and 
Wrangell Land ; War College, May, 1891, to October, 1894. Commissioned 
Commander, April 3, 1892 ; on duty to prepare lectures on International law, 
delivered by Dr. Snow at War College for publication ; Lecturer on Inter 
national law at War College, summer term of 1895 ; in command of "York- 
town," Asiatic Station, Oct., 1895, to Dec., 1897 ; special duty as lecturer on 
International law at \Var College, from Dec. 27, 1897, to present date. 

Oscar Walter Farenholt. Born in Texas. Entered the navy at New 
York as seaman, April 18, 1861 ; sent to the frigate " Wabash," flag-ship of 
Flag Officer Dupont ; participated in the engagements and battles at Fort 
Hatteras, North Carolina, Port Royal, South Carolina, Fort Pulaski, Georgia, 
and in all the boat expeditions sent from the " Wabash " in the year 1861-2 into 
South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida ; October 22, 1862, was severely wounded 
at the battle of Pocotaligo, South Carolina, where the four howitzers of the 
" Wabash " covered the retreat of the Federal army ; sent to the Naval Hos 
pital at New York, and discharged from the Navy ; as soon as recovered from 
wounds, entered the service again, in February, 1863 ; for the especial detail 
on the monitor " Catskill ; " participated in her in the almost daily engage 
ments with the defences of Charleston, South Carolina, from April, 1863, to 
April, 1864 ; was by the side of Commander George W. Rodgers when he and 
Assistant Paymaster J. G. Woodbury were killed in the pilot-house of the 
" Catskill," August 17, 1863 ; participated in the unsuccessful storming-party 
of Fort Sumter, September, 1863. Promoted Acting Ensign, August, 1864, 
and ordered to the command of the schooner" Henry Janes," attached to the 
squadron in the sounds of North Carolina; participated in the re-capture of 
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Rivers, and the capture of Fort Fisher, North Carolina ; at the end of the 
war was ordered to monitor " Shawnee " and duty at Boston Navy Yard ; in 
1866, served in store-ship "Purveyor" and steam-frigate " Susquehanna ;" 
in 1867, served in receiving-ships "New Hampshire" and "Ohio;" ex 
amined for regular navy, in January, 1867 ; in October, 1867, ordered to 
the ship " Idaho ; " served in her and the steamer " Ashuelot," on the Asiatic 
Station until November, 1870. Commissioned Ensign, March 12, 1868; 
Master, December 18, 1868; and to Lieutenant, March 21, 1870; May, 1871, 
ordered to Norfolk Navy Yard; November, 1871, to the command of the 
steamer "Standish," Home Station;" June, 1873, to the steamer "IShenan- 
doah," European Station ; June, 1874, to the command of the receiving-ship 
" Relief," at Washington Navy Yard; June, 1875, as Navigator to flag ship 
" Minnesota;" June, 1876, Executive Officer of training-ship " Supply ; " Octo 
ber, 1876, Navigation Officer, Navy Yard, Norfolk ; June, 1877, to October, 

1879, in charge of the Naval Nitre-Depot at Maiden, Massachusetts ; Decem 
ber, 1879, ordered to the Asiatic Station, on the steamer "Swatara;" May, 

1880, to June, 1882, Executive Officer of the steamer "Monocacy." Pro 
moted to the grade of Lieutenant- Commander, May 11, 1882 ; September, 1882, 
Executive Officer of receiving-ship "Wabash," Navy Yard, Boston ; March, 
1885, Executive Officer training-ship " Portsmouth ; " October, 1885, Execu 
tive Officer steamer "Swatara," Home Station; October, 1886, Executive 
Officer receiving-ship "Wabash;" September, 1889, to September, 1891, 
commanding the steamer "Pinta," in Alaskan waters; November, 1891, 
equipment duty at Navy Yard, Boston. June 19, 1892, promoted to Com 
mander, and ordered as Inspector of the Thirteenth Light-House District with 
headquarters at Portland, Oregon ; detached from this duty, July, 1896, and 
ordered to the command of the steamer " Monocacy," on the Asiatic Station, 
which is his present duty. 

Edward T. Strong. Native of Massachusetts. Entered the service, 
November 24, 1862, as a volunteer officer; transferred to the regular service, 
and commissioned as Ensign, March 12, 1868 ; apprentice-ship " Portsmouth ;" 
receiving-ship "New Hampshire." Commissioned as Master, December 18, 
1868 ; " Seminole " (third-rate), North Atlantic Station, 1869-70. Promoted 
to Lieutenant, March 21, 1870; receiving-ship "Ohio," 1870 ; "California" 
(second-rate), flag-ship, Pacific Fleet, 1870-3 ; monitor " Terror," at Phila 
delphia, 1873; "Shenandoah" (second-rate), North Atlantic Fleet, 1874; 
receiving-ship "Ohio" and "Wabash," 18745; " Vandalia," European 
Station, 1876-9; Navy Yard, Boston, 1879-82; Torpedo Station, 1882. 
Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, July 2, 1882; "Minnesota" (appren 
tice ship), 1882-3; "Swatara" (third-rate), North Atlantic Station, 1883-5 ; 
Navy Yard, Boston, 1886-9 ; nautical school-ship "Saratoga," Philadelphia, 
1889 to June, 1892; leave of absence, June, 1892, to February, 1893. Pro 
moted to Commander, January 9, 1893 ; commanding school-ship Saratoga," 
from February, 1893. to November, 1895; commanding U. S. S. "Essex," 
from January, 1896, to March, 1898 ; Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N. H., March, 
1898, to May, 1898. 

Robert E. Impey. Born in Ohio. Entered the U. S. Naval Academy, 
1861; was graduated, 1865 ; as Midshipman served on the " Ticonderoga," 
Mediterranean Station, 1866. Promoted to Ensign, December, 1866 ; 
served as Ensign on the " Miantonomah," Mediterranean Station, 1867. 
Promoted to Master, March, 1868 ; served as Master on the " Powhatan," 
flag-ship South Pacific Station, 1868-69. Promoted to Lieutenant, March, 
1869 ; served as Lieutenant on the " Kansas," T. and N. Surveying Expe- 

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98 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

dition, 1870 ; " Ajax," North Atlantic Station, 1871 ; " Iroquois," Asiatic 
Station, 1872 ; " Ashuelot," Asiatic Station, 1873; "Independence," Mare 
Island, California, 1874; "Pensacola," flag-ship, North Pacific Station, 
1874-77; Navy Yard, New York, 1879; " Quinnebaug," Mediterranean 
Station, 1881. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, October, 1882; served 
as Lieutenant-Commander on the " Tennessee," flag-ship, North Atlantic 
Station, 1885; Navy Yard, Washington, 1887; " Tallapoosa," South Atlan 
tic Station, 1888-91 ; War College, Newport, R. I., 1892. Promoted to Com 
mander, January, 1893 ; commanded the U. S. S. " Monocacy," Asiatic Sta 
tion, during th Japanese-China war, 1893-95 ; War College, Newport, R. I., 
session of 1896 ; Equipment Officer, Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N. H., from 
November 3, 1896. 

E. W. Watson. Born in Massachusetts. Appointed a Master s Mate 
on board the " Lancaster," May 2, 1859 ; served in that vessel until October, 
1861 ; "Rhode Island," 1862-3. Promoted to Acting Ensign, September 18, 
1863; "Circassian" and "Flag," 1863-5; "Frolic," European Station, 
1865-7; store-ship "Guard," 1867-8. Commissioned as Ensign in regular 
service, March 12, 1868 ; League Island, October, 1868, to April, 1869. 
Promoted to Master, December 18, 1868; "Seminole," 1869. Promoted to 
Lieutenant, March 21, 1870; "Frolic" (third-rate), special service, 1870; 
ordnance duty, Norfolk, 1871; "Canonicus" and "Saugus" (ironclads), N. 
A. Fleet, 1872 ; Norfolk Navy Yard, 1873-5 ; " Ossipee " (third-rate), N. A. 
Fleet, 1875; Navy Yard, Norfolk, 1877-80; R. S. "Franklin," 1880-2; 
"Brooklyn," S. A. Station, 1882-4. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, 
November, 1883 ; Navy Yard, Norfolk, 1884-6 ; Torpedo Station, ordnance 
instruction, 1887; " Swatara," Asiatic S. A. Station, 1888, to November, 
1891; training-ship "Richmond," November, 1891, to April, 1893. Pro 
moted Commander, April 27, 1893 ; Inspector of Ordnance, Navy Yard, 
Portsmouth, April, 1893, to November, 1894; commanding U.S. S. " Ranger," 
Pacific Station, 1895 ; commanding U. S. S. " Adams," Pacific Station, 1896 ; 
commandant Naval Station, New London, Conn., from March, 1897, to date. 

John F. Merry. Born in Maine. Entered the navy as a volunteer 
officer, October 15, 1862; served during the Rebellion; in 1868 was ap 
pointed an Ensign in regular service. Commissioned as Lieutenant, March 
21, 1870; Asiatic Fleet, 1868-72; Naval Rendezvous, Boston, 1873-4; 
commanding receiving-ship "Relief," 1875-77; "Gettysburg" (fourth-rate), 
special service in the Mediterranean, 1877-9 ; examining naval timber lands 
in Florida, 1879-81 ; Torpedo Instruction, 1881 ; "Tallapoosa," special ser 
vice, 1881-84. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, December, 1883; 
"Marion," Asiatic Station, 1884-7; "Michigan" (on the lakes), 1888-9 ; 
receiving-ship " Wabash," 1889 to November, 1892 ; commanding school- 
ship "Enterprise," November, 1892. Promoted Commander, May 9, 1893 ; 
commanding nautical school-ship "Enterprise," November, 1892-5; waiting 
orders, Dec., 1895 ; Naval War-college, June, 1896 ; Navy Yard, Washing 
ton, Oct., 1896 ; commanding " Machias," April, 1897, to present date (1898). 

William C. Gibson. Bora in Albany, New York, July 23, 1838. 
Entered the service as a Volunteer Officer, December 15, 1862 ; served 
during the Rebellion, on Potomac Flotilla and North and South Atlantic 
Blockading Squadrons. Commissioned an Ensign, in regular service, March 
12, 1868. Master, December 18, 1868. Lieutenant, March 21, 1870 ; " Nar- 
ragansett " (third-rate), West India Station, 1869 ; Navy Yard, New York, 
1870 ; "Mohican " (third rate), Pacific Fleet, 1871-2; "Pensacola" (second- 
rate), Pacific Fleet, 1872-3; "Onward," store-ship at Callao 1873; 
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Station, 1875-7 ; Navy Yard, New York, 1877-80 ; " Yantic " (fourth-rate), 
North Atlantic Station, 1881-3. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, July 
13, 1884; Commandant Navy Yard, Pensacola, Florida, 1884-8; store-ship 
" Monongahela," 1888, to October, 1890 ; Navy Yard, New York, Special 
and Equipment duty, November, 1890, to March, 1892 ; commanded supply- 
steamer "Fern," March, 1892, to November, 1893. Promoted to Commander, 
July 4, 1893 ; Equipment Officer, Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N. H., Novem 
ber, 1893, to November, 1896 ; commanding training-ship "Adams " in the 
Pacific, January 7, 1897, to date. 

Washburn Maynard. Bora in Tennessee. Entered Naval Academy 
in 1862; graduated, 186J5; "Susquehann a," North Atlantic Squadron, 1866 
-7 ; " Franklin," flag-ship European Fleet, 1867-8 ; " Frolic," European 
Squadron, 1868-9. Promoted to Ensign, April, 1868 ; to Master, March 26, 
1869 ; " Seminole," North Atlantic Station, 1869-70. Commissioned as 
Lieutenant, March 21,1870; torpedo duty, 1870-2; "California," "Sara- 
nac," " Richmond," Pacific Fleet, 1872-4 ; special duty, seal fisheries, 1874-5 ; 
" Wyandotte " (iron-clad), North Atlantic Station, 1876 ; Coast Survey, 
1876-7; commanding C. S. steamer "Fathomer," 1877; torpedo station, 
1877-9 ; " Tennessee," North Atlantic Station, 1879-82 ; torpedo station, 
1882-f). Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, September 27, 1884 ; "Brook 
lyn," North Atlantic and Asiatic Stations, 1885-7 ; Bureau of Ordnance, 
1887 to June, 1891 ; commanding "Pinta," September, 1891, to January, 
1893 ; Bureau of Equipment, January, 1893. Promoted to Commander, 
September 27, 1893, to August, 1897; commanding U. S. S. "Nashville," 
August 19, 1897, to date (May, 1898). 

Henry "Ware Lyon. Born in Massachusetts. Entered Naval Acad 
emy, October 7, 1862 ; graduated, 1866 ; "Sacramento," 1866-7 this vessel 
was lost off coast of India. Promoted to Ensign, April, 1868 ; ordnance 
duty, Boston, 1868; store-ship "Guard," Mediterranean Squadron, 1869. 
Promoted to Master, July 26, 1869 ; steam-sloop " Richmond," European 
Fleet, 1869. Commissioned as Lieutenant, March 21, 1870; "Wabash," 
1872-3; frigate " Franklin," North Atlantic Fleet, 1873; special ordnance 
duty, 1874; "Tennessee," flag-ship, European Squadron, 1875-7; special 
ordnance duty, 1877-80; "Galena," European Station, 1880-3 ; ordnance 
duty, Navy Yard, Washington, 1883. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, 
November, 1884; South Boston Iron AVorks, 1884-6; "Trenton," Pacific 
Station, 1886-9 ; commanding "Nipsic," Pacific Station, 1889 to April, 1890 
the " Nipsic s " passage from Samoa to Honolulu, where she was repaired, 
was with a jury rudder, deformed screw, all outside keel gone, and leaking; 
Torpedo Station, June, 1890, to May, 1893 ; commanding " Yantic," May, 
1893, to December, 1893. Promoted to Commander, October 1, 1893. Naval 
War College, June 12, 1894, to April, 1894; Navy Yard, Boston, April 28, 
1894-7 ; commanding U. S. S. " Dolphin " May 29, 1897, to January, 1898; 
Navy Yard, New York, January, 1898, to date. 

James H. Dayton. Bom in Indiana. Entered Naval Academy, Sep 
tember 27, 1862 ; graduated, 1866 ; " Pensacola " (second-rate), North Pacific, 
1867-9. Promoted to Ensign, April, 1868, and to Master, March 26, 1869 ; 
" Miantonomah " (iron-clad), special service, 1870. Commissioned as Lieu 
tenant, March 21, 1869; "Plymouth," European Fleet, 1871-3; "Worces 
ter," flag-ship N. A. Fleet, 1874 ; Naval Academy, 1875-7 ; " Quinnebaug," 
Europeon Station, 1878-81 ; ordnance duty, Navy Yard, Washington, 
1882-3; Mid vale Steel Works, 1883-4. Promoted to Lieutenant- Com 
mander, November, 1884; "Dolphin," special service, 1884; "Mohican," 
Pacific Station, 1S84-7 ; Naval Ordnance Proving Ground, 1888-90 ; com- 



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manding the "Petrel," February, 1893. Promoted to Commander, January, 
1894; Light-house Inspector, April, 1894, to 1897; commanding "Detroit," 
June, 1897, to present date (1898). 

Asa Walker. Born in New Hampshire. Entered Naval Academy, 
November 27, 1862 ; graduated, 1866 ; North Atlantic Squadron, 1867. Pro 
moted to Ensign^ April, 1868 ; ordnance duty, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 
1868; "Jamestown," Pacific Fleet, 1868-71. Promoted to Mender, March 
26, 1869. Commissioned as Lieutenant, March 21, 1870 ; Naval Academy, 
1872-6 ; " Essex," South Atlantic Station, 1876-8 ; Naval Academy, 1879-81 ; 
practice-ship " Dale," 1881-2 ; Naval Academy, 1882-3; " Trenton," Asiatic 
Station, 1883-4. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, December, 1884; 
"Monocacy," Asiatic Station, 1884; "Trenton," Asiatic Station, 1884-6; 
Naval Academy, 1886-90; waiting orders, August, 1890, to October, 1891 ; 
" Miantonomah," N. A. Station, October, 1891, to March, 1893; command 
ing " Bancroft," special service, March, 1893, to July 1893 ; Naval Academy, 
July, 1893. Promoted to Commander, April, 1894-7; commanding "Con 
cord," May, 1897, to present date. 

M. R. S. Mackenzie. Born in New York. Appointed to Naval 
Academy, September 27, 1862 ; graduated, 1866 ; N. A. Station, 1867. Pro 
moted to Ensign, April, 1868; ordnance duty, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 
1868; " Guard, store-ship, European Fleet, 1868-9. Promoted to Master, 
March 26, 1869; "Franklin," flag-ship, European Fleet, 18H9-71. Com 
missioned as Lieutenant, March 21, 1870; Naval Academy, 1873-4; " Pen- 
sacola," flag-ship, North Pacific Station, 1875-8; Naval Academy, 1877-80; 
"Essex," Asiatic Station, ] 882-4. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, 
December, 1884; Light-House duty, 1884-9; "Chicago," European Station, 
1889, to July, 1891 ; commanding U. S S. "Petrel," Asiatic Station, July, 
1891, to February, 1893 ; Light-House Inspector, June, 1893, to June, 196. 
Promoted to Commander, April 16, 1894; waiting orders, June 28, 1896, to 
September, 1896 ; commanding U. S. S. " Machias," September "2V, 1896, to 
April, 1897 ; sick leave, April 28, 1897, to April, 1898 ; commanding U. S. 
S. "Mayflower," April, 1898, to date. 

Charles Stillman Sperry. Born in New York. Entered Naval Acad 
emy, September 27, 1862; U. S. S. "Sacramento," 1866-7. Promoted to 
Ensign, April, 1868; ordnance duty, Boston, 1868; " Kearsarge," Pacific 
Fleet, 1868-70. Promoted to Master, March 26, 1869. Commissioned as 
Lieutenant, March 21, 1870; " Worchester," flag-ship, N. A. Fleet, 1871-4; 
Naval Academy, 1874-8; "Richmond," Asiatic Station, 1878-81; Naval 
Academy, 1881-4 ; " Quinnebaug," European Station, 1884-7. Promoted to 
Lieutenant- Commander , March, 1885; Naval Academy, 1887 to July, 1891 ; 
" Chicago," Squadron of Evolution, and S. A. Station, July, 1891, to May, 
1893 ; Bureau of Ordnance, May, 1893, to July, 1895. Promoted to Com 
mander, July, 1894 ; New York Navy Yard, July, 1895, to date (May, 1898 ). 

Frank Courtis. Graduated from Naval Academy, June, 1866 ; served 
as Midshipman on U. S. S. " Pawnee," South Atlantic Station, from January, 
1867, until July, 1869. Promoted to Ensign, March 12, 1868. Promoted 
to Master, March 26, 1869; joined U- S. S. "Resaca," Pacific Station, 
August, 1869; transferred to U. S. S. "Ossipee," January, 1871 ; served on 
her until December, 1872. Promoted to Lieutenant, March 21, 1870; served 
on U. S. receiving-ship "Independence," from January until June, 1873 ; on 
leave until December, 1873 ; on " Independence " until January, 1874 ; joined 
U. S. Coast Survey steamer "Hassler ; " served in her until November, 1876 ; 
commanded U. S. Coast Survey steamer "McArthur" until March, 1878; 
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" Tuscarora," November, 1878 ; transferred to U- S. S. " Ranger ; " served on 
her until August. 1881 ; on duty at Navy Yard, Washington, from October, 
1881, to July, 1882 ; on duty on U. S. S. " Montauk " until December, 1882 ; 
then to Navy Yard, Washington, until April 1, 1885. Promoted to Lieu 
tenant Commander, March 2, 1885; served on U. S. S. "Omaha," Asiatic 
Station, from April 1, 1885, to May, 1888; Steel Inspection duty, Pittsburg, 
from September 1, 1888 ; commanding U. S. S. "Vesuvius," June 15, 1893, 
to September, 1894. Promoted to Commander, July 10, 1894 ; Inspector of 
^teel, Pittsburg, September 1, 1894; Light-House Inspector, 12th district, 
September 3, 1895, to April, 1898. 

William Wagner Reisinger. Born in Pennsylvania. Entered Naval 
Academy in April, 1862; graduated, 1866; N. A. Fleft, 1866-7; Asiatic 
Station, 1867-70. Promoted to Ensign, April. 1868; to Master, March 26, 
1869 ; and commissioned as Lieutenant, March 21, 1870 ; torpedo service, 
1871 ; " Constellation" (gunnery ship), 1872 ; " Richmond," flagship South Pa 
cific Squadron, 1873-4; Hydrographic Office, 1875-6; ordnance duty, 
Washington. 1877-9; "Trent," on European Station, 1879-82; in charge of 
Bellevue Magazine, 1882-4; " Yantic," N. A. Station, 1884-6. Promoted 
to Lieutenant- Commander, June, 1885; "Omaha," Asiatic Station, 1888, to 
August, 1891 ; Bureau of Navigation, August, 1891, to June, 1892; receiv 
ing-ship "Dale," June, 1892-4. Promoted to Commander, July, 1894; 
waiting orders, December, 1894; Naval War College, June, 1895; ordered 
to command " Monocacy," November, 1895; waiting orders, December, 1896 ; 
commanding Navy Yard, Pensacola, June, 1897, to present date (May, 1898). 

William Turnbull Burwell. Born in Mississippi. Entered Naval 
Academy, September 29, 1862 ; graduated in 1866 ; Asiatic Station, 1867- 
71. Promoted to Ensign, in April, 1868. Promoted to .Master, March 26, 
1869. Commissioned as Lieutenant, March 21, 1870; "Worcester," flag 
ship North Atlantic Fieet, 1872-5 ; "Hartford," flag-ship North Atlantic 
Fleet, 1876 ; special duty, New York, 1877 ; " Trenton," European Station, 
1877-81 ; Naval Academy, 1881-5; " Juniata," cruise to all stations, 1885- 
89; in command of "Juniata" during cruise on Asiatic Station. Promoted 
to Lieutenant- Commander, September, 1885; Navy Yard, Norfolk, 1889, to 
February, 1893 ; commanding " Pinta," Alaska, February, 1893, to Novem 
ber, 1894. Promoted to Commander, July 3, 1894. Equipment Officer, 
Navy Yard, Norfolk, November 8, 1894, to December, 1895. Commanding 
U. S. S. "Dolphin," December 3, 1895, to June, 1896. Light-House In 
spector, Sixteenth District, June 14, 1896, to February, 1898. Light-House 
Inspector, Custom House, Memphis, Tenn., to date (May, 1898). 

John J. Hunker. Born in Pennsylvania. Entered Naval Academy, 
April 18, 1862; graduated, 1866; "Susquehanna," flag-ship North Atlantic 
Station, 1866-8. Promoted to Ensign, April, 1868; "Franklin," flag-ship 
European Squadron, 1869-71. Promoted to Master, March 26, 1869. Com 
missioned as Lieutenant, March 21, 1870 ; torpedo service, 1872 ; " Michigan " 
(fourth rate), 1873; "Swatara " North Atlantic Station, 1874-5; "Michigan" 
(fourth rate), 1876; torpedo duty, 1877; Nautical school-ship "St Mary s," 
1878-80; "Richmond," Asiatic Station, 1882-4 ; "Michigan," Northwestern 
Lakes, 1884-7. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, October, 1885; 
"Adams," Pacific Station. 1889-90; U. S. receiving-ship "Independence," 
July, 1890, to April, 1891 ; U. S. S. " Palos," Asiatic Station, April, 1891, 
to June, 1893 ; U. S. receiving-ship " Wabash," June, 1893-4. Promoted to 
Commander, September. 1894 ; Inspector of Ordnance, Navy Yard, Ports 
mouth, November, 1894; Equipment Officer, Navy Yard, New York, Feb., 
1895, to 1897 ; .commanding the "Annapolis/ July, 1897, to present date. 



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Franklin Hanford. Born in Chili, Monroe County, N. Y., November 
8, 1844, and entered the U. S. Naval Academy, November 29, 1862, as a 
Midshipman. He was appointed to that institution from Scottsville, N. Y., 
in the Monroe County District, by the Hon. Alfred Ely, M. C. Mr. Ely 
had then only recently returned from Richmond, Va., where he had been 
imprisoned by the Confederates after his capture at the first battle of Bull 
Run. Commander Hanford graduated at the Naval Academy in June, 
1866, and was then ordered to duty on the U. S. S. " Saco," cruising in the 
West Indies and Gulf of Mexico until the close of 1867. In January, 1868, 
he joined the " Jvearsarge," proceeding in her to the South Pacific Station, 
where he was promoted to Ensign in April, 1868. In September, 1868, he 
was transferred to the " Tuscarora," and cruised on the latter vessel in the 
South Pacific and West India Stations until February, 1871, being promoted 
to Master in 1869, and to Lieutenant in 1870. In 1871 he was ordered to 
the " Wabash," flag-ship of the European Station, and served on that vessel 
until May, 1874. From July to November, 1874, he was on torpedo 
duty at Newport R. I., and then until May, 1875, on receiving-ship "Ver 
mont," at New York, when he joined the " Tennessee," flag-ship of the 
Asiatic Station, and cruised in Asiatic waters on board the " Tennessee " and 
" Ashuelot " until the return of the former vessel to the United States in 
July, 1878. He then had ordnance duty at the New York Navy Yard until 
June, 1881, when he was attached to the flag-ship " Pensacola," on the 
Pacific Station, as navigator, until May, 1884. During the latter part of 
this cruise the " Pensacola " circumnavigated the globe, taking numerous 
observations for the determination of the variation of the compass. Ord 
nance duty at the Washington Navy Yard followed from 1884 to 1886; and 
from 1886 to 1888, he was Inspector of Ordnance at the West Point Foundry, 
Cold Spring, N. Y., where modern guns were built for the new vessels of the 
Navy. From 1888 to 1891 he was again attached to the " Pensacola," this 
time as executive officer, having been promoted to Lieutenant- Commander in 
October, 1885. During this cruise the " Pensacola" was, at first, on special 
duty in South America and on the Atlantic Coast of the United States; then 
conveyed a Scientific Expedition to West Africa during 1889-90, and was 
afterwards flag-ship of the South Atlantic and South Pacific Stations, visit 
ing Chile at the opening of the rebellion of 1891. From 1892 to 1895, he 
was Senior Aid to the Commandant at the New York Navy Yard, being 
promoted to Commander in September, 1894. In June, 1895, he was ordered 
to command the U. S. S. " Alert " on the Pacific Station, and remained on her 
until August, 1897. During this cruise the " Alert " visited all the countries 
of the west coast of South America, from Callao, Peru, to Sitka, Alaska; 
protected American interests during revolutions in Ecuador and Nicaragua, 
and also spent several months in the Hawaiian Islands. After a few months 
leave of absence, Commander Hanford was ordered, in January, 1898, as 
Assistant Inspector of the Tenth Light-House District, with headquarters at 
Buffalo, N. Y , and on the 12th of March, 1898, as Inspector of that district. 

Robert M. Berry. Born in Kentucky. Entered Naval Academy, June 
31, 1862 ; graduated, 1866 ; " Guerriere,"* flag-ship, South Atlantic Station, 
1867-8 ; " Kansas," same station, 1869. Promoted to Ensign, April, 1868, 
and to Master, March 26, 1869 ; "Cyane," Pacific Feet, 1869-72. Commis 
sioned as Lieutenant, March 21, 1870 ; " Dictator " (iron -clad), North Atlantic 
Station, 1873 ; " Franklin," flag-ship European Fleet, 1874-6 ; torpedo duty, 
summer of 1877 ; " Saratoga," training-ship. 1877-81 ; commanding Rodger s 
special service, 1881-2 ; nautical school-ship " St. Mary s," 1882-6. Promoted 
to Lieutenant- Commander, February, 1886; "Atlanta," North Atlantic 



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Station, 1886-8 ; Light-House Inspector, 1889 to March, 1892 ; commanding 
U. S. S. "Michigan," March, 1892, to December, 1894; waiting orders, 
December, 1894. Promoted, February 2, 1895 ; Navy Yard, New York, 
July 8, 1895, to December, 1896 ; commanding U. S. S. " Castine," December 
8, 1896, to date. 

Samuel Williams Very. Born in England, April 23, 1846. Entered 
Naval Academy, February 23, 1863; was graduated June, 1866 Commis 
sioned as Ensign, March 12, 1868 ; as Master, March 26, 1869 ; as Lieutenant, 
March 21, 1870 ; as Lieutenant- Commander, March 4, 1886 ; at Naval Acad 
emy and in practice-ships Macedonian," " Marblehead," " Marion," and 
"Savannah," 1863-6; " Resaca," " Mohican," and "Onward," Pacific Sta 
tion, 1866-71 ; Torpedo Station, 1871-2 ; " Lancaster " add " Wasp," South 
Atlantic Station, 1872-4; Boston Navy Yard, 1874-5; "Omaha," South 
Pacific Station, 1875 ; " Richmond," same and South Atlantic Station, 1875- 
77 ; Naval Academy and in the practice-ship " Constellation," 1877-80 ; 
Hydrographic Office, Washington, 1880 ; Magnetic Observations, Hudson s 
Bay and coast of Labrador, under Coast Survey, 1880-2 ; in charge of 
Transit of Venus Expedition to Patagonia, 1882-3 ; " Tennessee," North 
Atlantic Station, 1883-6 ; Torpedo Station, 1886 ; Inspection of Steel, 1886 
-87; War College, 1887; Naval Academy, in charge of ships, 1887-90; 
special duty connected with the " Newark " and on board " Newark," North 
Atlantic Station, 1890-1 ; " Mohican " and " Boston," Pacific Station, 1891-3 ; 
Washington Navy Yard, 1894; League Island Navy Yard, 1894-5; In 
spector of Ordnance, Cramps Ship Yard and Cramps Gun Works, 1894-6; 
Boston Navy Yard, 1896 to date. 

Henry Newman Manney. Born in Indiana. Entered Naval Acad 
emy, September 24, 1861 ; graduated in 1866; steam-sloop "Resaca," North 
Pacific Squadron, 1866-8. Promoted to Ensign in April, 1869. Promoted 
to Master, March 26, 1869; "Swatara," North Atlantic Fleet, 1870-1; 
" Marion," 1871. Commissioned as Lieutenant, March 21,1870; "Michi 
gan," 1872-3; "Independence," 1873; steam-sloop " Tuscarora," surveying 
duty in Pacific, 1873 ; " Kearsarge," Asiatic Fleet, 1873-5 ; steamer " Yan- 
tic," Asiatic Station, 1875-6; "Alaska," Pacific Station, 1878-81 ; Torpedo 
Instruction, 1881-2; Naval Academy, 1881-4. Promoted to Lieutenant- 
Commander, October, 1886 ; " Lancaster," European and South Atlantic 
Station, 1884-7; "Trenton," 1887; Hydrographic Office, 1888; Naval 
Home, Philadelphia, 1889 to June, 1891 ; " Newark," June, 1891, to Septem 
ber, 1892; Naval Home, Philadelphia, September, 1892-5. Promoted to 
Commander, May, 1895; commanding training-ship "Alliance," October, 
1895-8 ; commanding U. S. Naval Home, Philadelphia, 1898. 

Chapman Coleman Todd. Born in Kentucky. Entered Naval Acad 
emy, October 9, 1861; graduated in 1866; steam-sloop " Resaca," North 
Pacific Fleet, 1866-8 Promoted to Ensign, April, 1868; Pacific Fleet, 
1869. Promoted to Master, March 26, 1869. Commissioned as Lieutenant, 
March 25, 1870; Pacific Fleet, 1870-1; "Worcester," flag-ship, North 
Atlantic Station, 1872 ; "Wyoming," North Atlantic Station, 1873 ; Hydro- 
graphic Office, 1874; " Pensacola," flag-ship North Pacific Station, 1875-6 ; 
receiving-ship Franklin," 1877-8 ; "Lackawanna," Pacific Station, 1878-9; 
" Wyoming," Naval Station, Port Royal, 1881-2 ; " Kearsarge," European 
Station, 1883-5 ; ordnance duty, Navy Yard, Washington, 1885-6. Pro 
moted to Lieutenant- Commander, November, 1886; Naval Academy, 1886- 
89 ; Charlestown, special service, 1889 to November, 1891 ; receiving- ship 
"Minnesota," November, 1891, to January, 1893; Inspector of Ordnance 
Navy Yard, Norfolk, January, 1893-6. Promoted to Commander, May, 



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1895; ordered to War College, June, 1896; Navy Yard, Washington, No 
vember, 1896 ; commanding " Wilmington," May, 1897, to present date. 

Joseph Newton Hemphill. Appointed to the Naval Academy, Ohio. 
Entered the Academy at Newport, R. I., and was warranted a Midshipman, 
September 27, 1862; graduated at Annapolis, June, 1866; was ordered to 
the " Tacony," transferred to the " Osceola " and then to the " Monongahela," 
during the autumn and winter of 1866 ; wrecked in the West India earth 
quake, November, 1867, and brought north in the " De Soto," December, 
1867 ; was commissioned an Ensign, March 12, 1868, and served on board 
the "De Soto "-part of that year; duty at League Island, autumn of 1868, 
and on the "Kenosha," afterwards the " Plymouth," from December, 1868, 
to July, 1873; commissioned Master, March 26, 1869, and Lieutenant, 
March 21, 1870; duty at Norfolk Navy Yard, as Navigation Officer, 1874; 
Navigator of the " Tuscarora," deep-sea sounding, 1875-76 ; Coast Survey 
steamer "Gedney," and U. S. S. " Swatara," 1877-8; Washington Navy 
Yard and Naval Observatory 1879-80 ; " Powhatan," October, 1880, to Sep 
tember, 18>S3; Torpedo School and Washington Gun Factory, 1884-87; 
commissioned Lieutenant- Commander, January 26, 1887; "Jamestown," 
December, 1887, to August, 1890; Board of Inspection and Survey, Septem 
ber, 1890, to November, 1893; commanding "Fern," November, 1893-94; 
Bureau of Yards and Docks, October, 1894, to 1898. Promoted to Com 
mander, June, 1895 ; Bureau of Navigation at present date. 

Abraham Bruyn Hasbrouck Lillie. Born in New York. Entered 
Naval Academy, September 24, 1862; graduated, 1866; Kearsarge " 
(third-rate), Pacific Fleet, 1867-70. Promoted to Ensign, April, 1868. 
Promoted to Master, March 26, 1869. Commissioned as Lieutenant, March 
21, 1870; "Shawmut" (third-rate), North Atlantic Fleet, 1871-2; 
"Brooklyn" (second-rate), European Station, 1872-6; Navy Yard, New 
York, 1876-7 ; " Constellation " (training-ship) 1877-8 ; Navy Yard, New 
York, 1878-9 ; " Nipsic," special duty, 1879-83 ; receiving-ship " Colorado," 
1883-4; receiving-ship "Vermont," 1884-5; " Juniata," Asiatic Station, 
1885-6. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, January, 1887 ; " Richmond," 
North Atlantic Station, 1886-8; Navy Yard, New York, 1888, to March, 
1892 ; "Baltimore," Asiatic Station, March, 1892, to May, 1883 ; sick leave, 
May, 1893, to October, 1893 ; Navy Yard, Norfolk, October, 1893-4; Light- 
House Inspector. June, 1894, to 1897 ; promoted to Commander, September, 
1895 ; ordered to Navy Yard, New York, May, 1897 ; commanding training- 
ship " Vicksburg," October, 1897, to present date. 

William Thomas Swinburne. Born in Rhode Island. Entered 
Naval Academy, September 24, 1862; graduated, 1866; " Kearsarge " 
(third-rate), Pacific Fleet, 1867-70. Promoted to Ensign, April, 1868 ; to 
Master, March 26, 1869. Commissioned as Lieutenant, March 21, 1880 ; 
" Michigan" (fourth-rate), 1871-2 ; "Lancaster," flag-ship, South Atlantic 
Station, 1872-5 ; Torpedo Station, 1875 ; "Hartford," flag-ship. N. A. Station, 
1876-7 ; C. S. S. " Hassler," 1879-81 ; commanding C. S. S. " McArthur," 
1881-3; ."Trenton," Asiatic Station, 1883-6. Promoted to Lieutenant- 
Commander, March, 1887; Naval Academy, 1886-90; U. S. S. "Boston," 
Pacific Station, August, 1890, to April, 1893 ; Naval Academy, April, 1893, 
to July, 1897. Promoted to Commander, December 28, 1895 ; commanding 
U. S. S. "Helena," July 7, 1897, to date. 

William Hemsley Emory. Born in District of Columbia. Entered 
Naval Academy, September 23, 1862; graduated in 1866; "Iroquois" 
(third-rate), Asiatic Station, 1867-9, and "Maumee," same station, 1869-70. 
Promoted to Ensign, April, 1868. Promoted to Matter, March 26, 1869. 



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Commissioned as Lieutenant, March 21, 1870; Naval Observatory, 1871; 
"Constellation" (gunnery-ship), Washington, 1872; "Hartford," flagship, 
Asiatic Station, 1873-4; " Franklin," flag-ship, European Station, 1875-6; 
Naval Academy, 1877-8; "Trenton," European Station, 1880-1 ; special 
duty, Washington, l<*81-3 ; temporary command of "Palos," Asiatic Station, 
1883; Aide to the Admiral, 1883-4; commanding the "Bear," Greely 
Relief Expedition, 1884; commanding "Despatch," special service, 1885-6; 
commanding "Thetis," special service, North Pacific, 1886-9. Promoted to 
Lieutenant- Commander , May, 1887 ; Naval Attache, London, England, 1889, 
to February, 1893 ; leave of absence from February, 1893, to March, 1894 ; 
commanding U. S. S. " Petrel," March 10, 894, to June, 1896. Promoted 
to Commander, December 29, 1895 ; leave of absence, Jun 2, 1896 ; " Brook 
lyn " (Chief of Staff), May, 18, 1897 ; Member Board of Inspection and 
Survey, July 19, 1897, to April, 1898; commanding U. S. S. "Yosemite" 
May, 1898. 

George Augustus Bicknell. Born in New Jersey, May 15, 1846. 
Acting Midshipman, from Indiana, December 2, 1861 ; served as First Lieu 
tenant of a company in Indiana during the Morgan raid, until regiment was 
mustered out; graduated, 1866; " Iroquois," As atic Fleet, 1867-70; at the 
opening of the Ports Kobe and Osaka, Japan, to trade, in 1868 ; in landing 
party repelling attack of Prince Hyzea ; at Yokohama was second in com 
mand of the marines of two ships, on out-post duty, protecting Yokohama 
until good order was restored, about ten days, during which the fleet left. 
Promoted to Ensign, April, 1868 ; to Master, March, 1869; to Lieutenant, 
March 21, 1870; to Lieutenant- Commander, May, 1886. Naval Academy 
Instructor, 1870-1 ; " Worcester," flag-ship, North Atlantic, 1872-5 ; Tor 
pedo Station, 1875; South Pacific and South Atlantic Stations, 1875-6 ; flag 
ships" Richmond " and the" Omaha," Navigator of the " Wachusett," South 
Atlantic Station, 1879, going up the Mississippi, one hundred miles above 
Vicksburg; Navigator of "Marion," 1880-2; cruised from Montevideo to 
Heard s Island, about seven thousand miles, and rescued thirty survivors of 
shipwrecked bark " Trinity ; " inspector of steel for Advisory Board, at Chester 
Rolling Mills, and at Standard Steel Works, Thurlow, Pa. (for Construction 
Bureau also), at the Combination Iron Works, Lamokin, Pa., and at Roach 
ship-building works, boiler-plates, ship-plates, shafting, rivets, for " Chicago," 
" Boston," " Atlanta," and " Dolphin," and structural steel shapes, 1883-6 ; 
Asiatic Station, Executive Officer, "Essex," 1886-9; assistant in equipment, 
Navy Yard, New York, 1889, to May, 1891 ; "Atlanta," December, 1892, to 
July, 1893 ; receiving-ship " Franklin," July, 1893 ; commanding " Fern," 
October, 1894, to January 10, 1896. Promoted to Commander, January 6, 
1896; Captain of the Yard, Port Royal Naval Station, February 1, 1896; 
Inspector Fourteenth Light-House District, Cincinnati, Ohio, to date. 

Charles T. Hutchins. Born in Pennsylvania. Entered Naval Acad 
emy, June 1, 1862; graduated, 1866; Asiatic Squadron, 1867-70. Pro 
moted to Ensign, April, 1868; to Master, March 26, 1869. Commissioned 
as Lieutenant, March 21, 1870; Naval Observatory, 1871 ; "Wyoming," N. 
A. Station, 1872-4; Coast Survey, 1875 ; commanding Coast Survey steamer 
" Endeavor," 1875-6 ; commanding " Lehigh " (iron-c ad), 1876-7 ; Hydro- 
graphic Office, 1877 ; " Supply," special service, 1877-9 ; Navy Yard, Wash 
ington, 1879-80 ; Coast Survey Office, 1880-1 ; " Lancaster," European 
Station, 1881-4 ; Naval Academy, 1884-6 ; " Marion," Asiatic Station, 
1886-90. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, June, 1887; commanding 
"Thetis," May, 1893-5 ; leave of absence, June, 1895; ordered to command 
school-ship "Saratoga," December, 1895. Commissioned as Commander, 



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February, 1896-8 ; in charge Fifth Light-House District, Baltimore, Md , 
April, 1898, to date. 

Seth Mitchell Ackley. Born in Massachusetts. Entered Naval Acad 
emy, October 4, 1862; graduated, 1866; " Guerriere," S. A. Station, 1867. 
Promoted to Ensign in April, 1868 ; " Gettysburg," N. A. Station, 1868-9. 
Promoted to Master, March 26, 1869; " Yantic." N. A. Station, 1870-1. 
Commissioned as Lieutenant, March 21, 1870; Naval Observatory, 1872; 
"Omaha," S. P. Station, 1872-3; S. S. "Onward," Callao, Peru, 1874-5; 
ordnance duty, Navy Yard, Washington, 1876; receiving-ship Wyoming," 
1876-7 ; Coast Survey steamer " Blake," 1877 ; commanding C. S. S. " Eagre," 
1878-80; " Palos," special service, 1881-3; Hydrographic Office, 1884-6; 
" Quinnebaug," European Station, 1887-9. Promoted to Lieutenant- Com 
mander, June, 1887; Coast Survey Office, 1889, to December, 1893; com 
manding "Yantic," S. A Station, December, 1893-5. Commissioned as 
Commander, June, 1896; Light-House Inspector, 1896-8; Naval Secretary 
Light-House Board, 1898, to date. 

Benjamin Franklin Tilley. Born in Rhode Island. Entered Naval 
Academy, September 22, 1863; graduated, 1867; "Franklin," flag-ship, 
European Fleet, 1867-8 ; steamer "Frolic," 1868-9. Promoted to Ensign, 
1868 ; " Lancaster," flag-ship, S. A. Fleet, 1869-72. Promoted to Master, 
1870, and commissioned as Lieutenant, 1871 ; " Pensacola," flag-ship, South 
Pacific Fleet, 1873-5 ; receiving ship, " New Hampshire," 1875 ; " Hartford," 
flagship, N. A. Station, 1875-7; "Powhatan," flagship, N. A. Station, 
1877-8; Naval Academy, 1879-81; practice-steamer "Staudish," 1881; 
Naval Academy, 1882 ; " Tennessee," N. A. Station, 1882-5 ; Naval Academy, 
1885-9. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, September, 1887; ordnance 
duty, Navy Yard, Washington, 1889-90; U. S. S. "San Francisco," No 
vember, 1890, to July, 1893; Naval Academy, July, 1893, to 1897. Com 
missioned Commander, September, 1896 ; War College, July, 1897 ; com 
manding U. S. S. " Newport," October, 1897, to date. 

Harry Knox. Born in Ohio. Entered Naval Academy, March 2, 1863 ; 
graduated, 1867; " Franklin," flag-ship, European Fleet, 1867-9. Promoted 
to Ensign, 1868. Promoted to Master, 1870 ; Pacific Fleet, 1870-72. Com 
missioned as Lieutenant, 1871 ; " Monongahela," S. A. Station, 1873-5 ; 
Naval Academy, 1876-9; "Adams," Pacific Station, 1879-82; Naval 
Academy, 1882-6 ; " Boston," special service, 1886-90. Promoted to Lieu 
tenant-Commander, January, 1888; Naval Academy, June, 1890-4; com 
manding the " Thetis," August, 1894-96 ; Naval Academy, September, 1896, 
to present date. Commissioned Commander, October, 1896. 

Clifford Hardy West. Born in New York. Appointed from New 
York, and resident of New York. Entered U. S. Naval Academy at New 
port, R. I., September 21, 1863. Was graduated as Midshipman from the 
Academy at Annapolis, Md., June, 1867-70; European Station, frigate 
" Minnesota ; " store-ship " Supply ; " steam-sloop " Ticonderoga ; " frigate 
"Franklin," Admiral Farragut ; steam-sloop "Plymouth." Promoted to 
Ensign, December 18,1868; 1870-71, duty in Navy Department Office of 
Chief Signal Officer. Promoted to Master, March 21, 1870 ; 1871-73, 
steam-sloop " Wyoming," in West Indies during complications with Spain as 
to steamers "Virginius" and "Edgar Stuart." Made running survey of 
east coast of Mexico. Promoted to Lieutenant, March 21, 1871 ; 1873-75, 
ordnance duty, Navy Yard, New York; 1875-77, Navigator of steamer 
" Frolic." South Atlantic Station ; 1877-79, ordnance duty, Navy Yard, New 
York; 1879-83, steam-sloop "Alliance," North Atlantic Station; survey on 



RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 107 

Great Bank of Newfoundland, and Executive Officer during the search for 
Lieutenant De Long on east coast of Greenland, Iceland and Spitzbergen ; 
1883-85, Light-House duty, New York; 1885-86, commanding Light-House 
steamer " Madrono," New York to California ; 1886-90, Asiatic Station ; on 
staffs of Rear- Admirals Chandler and Belknap, frigate " Brooklyn;" steam- 
sloops " Marion " and " Omaha," double-ender " Monocacy." Promoted to 
Lieutenant- Commander, March 31, 1888 ; 1890, ordnance duty, Navy Yard, 
New York ; 1890-92, Light-House duty, New York ; 1892-93, commanding 
Light-House steamer " Columbine," New York to Oregon ; Light-House 
duty, New York, 1893-95; ordered to command " Yantic," June, 1895; 
sick leave, August, 1895 ; Naval War College, June, 1896. Commissioned 
Commander, October, 1896 ; ordered to Navy Yard, New York, October, 
1896 ; Chief of Staff N. A. Station, May, 1897-98 ; duty Camden, N. J. at 
present date. 

John Porter Merrell. Born in New York. Entered Naval Academy, 
July 20, 1863 ; graduated, 1867, "Ticonderoga" and "Franklin," European 
Fleet, 1867-8. Promoted to Ensign, 1868; "Plymouth," European Fleet, 
December, 1868, to April 26, 1870 ; signal duty, Washington, May 16, 1870, 
to July 22, 1870 ; " Guard," Fishing Banks, and Darien Expedition, July 
22, 1870, to August, 1871 ; torpedo duty, January 25, 1872, to September 
13, 1875 ; " Swatara," North Atlantic Fleet, September 13, 1875, to August 
24, 1877 ; in charge of naval ordnance proving grounds, September 24, 1877, 
to February 6, 1879 ; "Marion," North Atlantic and South Atlantic Fleets, 
February 6, 1879, to October 18, 1881 ; " Shenandoah," South Atlantic Fleet, 
October 18, 1881, to May 22, 1882 ; Naval Academy, September 1, 1882, to 
August, 1887 ; flag-ships " Pensacola " and " Quiimebaug," arid " Lancaster," 
European Station (staff of commander in-chief), August 24, 1887, to June 24, 
1889; Naval Academy, August 12, 1889, to June, 1893. Promoted to 
Master, March, 1870; Lieutenant. March, 1871; Lieutenant- Commander, 
May, 1888; "Baltimore," Asiatic Station, June, 1893, to November, 17, 
1895 ; October 1, 1895, to March 5, 1896, special duty as member of a com 
mission sent by State Department to Chengtu, Province of Szechuan, China, 
to investigate anti-foreign riots in that Province; "Olympia," Asiatic Station, 
November 18, 1895, to March 20, 1896; special duty, staff of com mander- 
in-chief, December 21, 1895, to March 20, 1896. Promoted to Commander, 
November 1, 1896 ; Light-House Inspector, 1897 ; Naval War College, New 
port, R. L, 1898. 

Joseph G. Eaton. Born in Alabama. Entered Naval Academy, Sep 
tember 23, 1863 ; graduated, 1867 ; " Ticonderoga," European Fleet, 1867-8. 
Promoted to Ensign, 1868; "Richmond," European Fleet, 1869; Darien 
Expedition, 1869-71. Promoted to Master, 1870 ; and commissioned as 
Lieutenant, 1871 ; ordnance duty, Boston, 1872; "Dictator" (iron-clad), N. 
A. Station, 1873-4 ; special duty, Darien Survey, 1874-5 ; " Marion," Euro 
pean Station, 1876-7 ; "Alaska," Pacific Station, 1877-81 ; Naval Academy, 
1^81-4; " Ranger," Pacific Station, 1884-7 ; inspector of steel, new cruisers, 
1887-8. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, June, 1888; Inspector of 
Ordnance, South Boston Iron Works, 1888-90; inspector of steel at Nashua 
Steel Works, October, 1890, to March, 1891 ; "Monongahela," March, 1891, 
to June, 1893 ; member steel Inspection Board, June, 1893-95 ; command 
ing Nautical school ship " Enterprise," November, 1895-98. Commissioned 
Commander, November, 1896 ; commanding U. S. S. " Solace," April, 1898. 

William I. Moore Born in Virginia. Entered Naval Academy, 
April 12, 1862; graduated, 1866; "Monongahela" (second-rate), N. A. 



1C** RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. 5. XAYY. 

Sianoc, 1 **>>-* Promoted to Ensign in April, !**>*. Promoted to J/oafer, 
March 26, 1**> : Pacific Fleet. l**>9-72. Commissioned as Lieutenant, 
March 21, 1*70 ; " Ajax " iron-clad), X. JL Station, 18734 ; Torpedo 
Station, 1*756 ; Coast Surrey steamer ** Bacbe/* 1876-7 ; commanding C. 
S. seivnr * R=ady.~ 1877-8 : ** Marion," North and South Atlantic, 
1878-*! : Navy Yard, Norfolk, 18*1-2 : Naval Academy, 18^2-3 ; " Hart 
ford," 7 Pacific Station, 18-85-6; "Adams/ Pacific Station, 18*6-8. Pro 
moted to Z*rfa*/-G>i<fcr, October 31, 18*8 : Torpedo Station, 188-8-91 ; 
Coast Sorvey Office. November 19. 1*91, to January, 1892 ; commanding 
Coast Survey steamer ~ Patterson," January, 1892-5 ; ordered to Navy Yard, 
Portsmouth, N. H. ? June, 1895 ; Torpedo Station, October, 1895. Commis 
sioned Commander. November, 1896 ; Inspector Ordnance, South Bethle- 
Lenx December, 1896 : Equipment Officer, Navy Yard, Boston, June, 1897, 
to <late. 

Charles Belknap. Born in New Jersey. Entered Naval Academy as 
Ifidfhipmvn, fr*>m Second District, New York, July,. 1864: was graduated, 
June. 1867 ; "* Minnesota," special service, July to September, 1867 ; " Ti- 
coederoga," European Station, 1867-8; "Canandaigua," special service, 
1*68-9. Promoted to Ensign, December, 1868: receiving ship " Vermont," 
April to June. 1869 ; Pacific Fleet, "Cyane " and "Resaca," July, 1869, to 
November, 1*72. Promoted to J/o4er. 1870, and to Lieutenant, 1871 ; Hy- 
drographic Office, April to October, 1873 ; Naval Academy, 1873-6 ; Navi 
gator. K^arsarsre," Asiatic Fleet, 1876-7 ; Executive ** Ashuelot," Asiatic 
Fleet, 1*77-9: Naval Academy (Physics and Chemistry;, 1879-82; Navi 
gator * Vandalia," North Atlantic Station, 1882-4 ; Naval Academy (Phy- 
ics and Chemistry;, 18845 ; in charge of buildings and grounds and assist 
ant to superintendent, 1885-8; torpedo instruction and in attendance Naval 
War College, 18*8: ; Executi% e " Kearsarge," special service and North At 
lantic Station, 18/5891. Promoted to Lievtenant- Commander, February, 
18*9: Torpedo Station, 1*91-4; in charge manufacture gun-cotton and 
sruokefess fx>wder, Naval Academy, 1894-6; head department Applied 
Mathematics; commanding Bancroft, European Station, 1896-7. Promoted 
to Commander t Deo^mber, 1^96 ; Naval Academy, 1897 to date. 

Fernando P. Gilmore. Born in Ohio. Entered Naval Academy, 
February 2-*, 1*63; graduated. 1867; "Canandaigua," Euro^an Fleet, 
1*67-9." Promoted to Erwjn, 1868 ; Pacific Fleet, 1869-72. Promoted to 
J/<M*sr, 1870; and commwfiioned as Lieutenant, 1871; "Dictator" iron 
clad;, N. A. Station. 1*73 ; " Franklin," flag-ship, European Fleet, 1874-6 ; 
torpedo duty, summer of 1877; Hydrographic C>ffice, 1878-9; " S \vatara " 
and " Monocacy," Asiatic Station. 1879-82 ; " Richmond," Asiatic Station, 
l##-4; " Trenton," Asiatic Station, 1884-5; " Monocacy," Asiatic Station, 
1*^*5-6; if&f&f&rr %tf&\. new cnib^rs, 1886-90. Promoted to Lieutenant- 
fy/mmsmder, March, 1889 ; mernFjer J^ard Inspection, San Francisco, Feb 
ruary, 1*93-5; Naval \V r ar College, June, 1895; commanding the Yantic," 
O^o^r. 189597. Commwsioned a^ Commander, January, 1897; Navy 
Yard, New York, April, 1897, to date. 

Eugene Henry Cozzens Leutze. Born in Prusgia. Entered Naval 
Academy, March 4, 1863 ; during gurnrner of 1864, while on leave of absence 
from Academy, volunteered for active ^rvice, and wa employed on board 
L . S. S. " Monticello," Lieutenant Williarrj B. Cuhing commanding, on the 
North Atlantic Blockading Bouadron; graduated in June, 1807; " Minne- 
^/ta," "Canandaigua" and <; Ticonderoga," Eurof^ean Fleet, 1867 9. Pro 
moted />>^n, 1868; receiving-fihip "Vermont," at New York, 1809; 



RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 109 

"Severn," fla,g-ship, North Atlantic Fleet, 1869-71; while attached to the 
"Severn," was favorably mentioned in an official report of Captain Lowry 
to Rear Admiral Poor, for coolness and efficiency on an emergency created 
by the iron-clad " Terror " running into the " Severn." Promoted to Master, 
1870, and commissioned Lieutenant, 1871 ; " Worcester," flag-ship, North 
Atlantic Fleet, 1872 ; Nicaraguan Surveying Expeditions, 1872-3 ; had 
charge of one of the surveying parties, and surveyed and examined the routes 
on the west side of Lake Nicaragua, along the valleys of the rivers Sopoa, 
Ochomoga and Gil Gonzales ; also surveyed from the river Serapequi to 
Greytown, on the east side of the lake, and ran the first straight line of 
twenty miles through the swamps and jungle back of Greytown to the Atlantic 
at that town ; leave of absence and Hydrographic Office, 1873 ; Panama 
Surveying Expedition, 1874-5 ; Executive Officer, and in charge of the 
party surveying the upper part of the Chagres River, and the middle part of 
the canal route ; " Tuscarora," North Pacific Fleet, 1875 ; on special duty in 
charge of deep-sea sounding from Honolulu, Sandwich Islands, to Brisbane, 
Australia; Coast Survey, 1876-80; commanding U. S. C S. " McArthur," 
1877-80, on Pacific Coast; leave of absence, 1880-2; employed by Tehuan- 
tepec Railroad Company to survey and explore for harbor on Pacific side of 
Isthmus of Tehuantepec ; and engaged afterwards in starting the building of 
a breakwater and railroad at proposed western terminus of road ; U. S. 
monitor " Nantucket," 1882 ; Executive Officer U. S. S. Juniata," 1882-5 ; 
Navigator, Persian Gulf, India, and Burmah, Asiatic Station, East Coast of 
Africa, and Madagascar; U. S. Naval Academy, 1886-7; in Department of 
Seamanship; practice-ship "Constellation," 1887; Executive Officer, Naval 
Academy, 1887-90 ; head of Department of Modern Languages. Promoted 
to Lieutenant- Commander in March, 1889 ; ordered as Executive of U. S. S. 
" Philadelphia," 1890 to November, 1892 ; Navy Yard, Washington, Novem 
ber, 1892, to April, 1896 ; ordered to command U. S. S. " Michigan," April, 
1896, to April, 1897. Commissioned as Commander, January, 1897 ; Light 
House Inspector, Ninth District, April, 1897 ; ordered to command U. S. S. 
" Alert," December, 1897. 

Uriel Sebree. Born in Wisconsin. Entered Naval Academy, July 23, 
1863 ; graduated, 1867 ; "Canandaigua," European Fleet, 1867-9. Promoted 
to Ensign, 1868 ; Pacific Fleet, 1867-72. Promoted to Master, 1870, and 
commissioned as Lieutenant, 1871 ; "Dictator" (iron-clad), North Atlantic 
Station, 1873; "Franklin," flag-ship, European Station, 1873-6; torpedo 
duty, summer of 1877 ; C. S. 8. " Bache," 1878 ; commanding C. S. S. " Silli- 
man," 1879 ; commanding C. S. S. " Gedney," 1879-81 ; Texas Coast, U. S. S. 
"Brooklyn," South Atlantic Station, 1882; Naval Academy, 1*82-3; com 
manding U. S. S. "Pinta," 183 ; U. S. S. "Powhatan," 1884; U. S. S. 
" Thetis," Greely Relief Expedition, 1884 ; Naval Academy, 1884-5. Pro 
moted to Lieutenant- Commander, March, 1889 ; Light-House Inspector, Ore 
gon and Washington Territory, 1885-9 ; U. S. S. " Baltimore," 1887, to July, 
1893 ; Naval Academy, July, 1893, to August, 1896 ; commanding " Wheel 
ing," August, 1896, to date. Commissioned as Commander, February, 1897. 
Albert Reynolds Couden. Born in Indiana. Entered Naval Academy, 
Sept. 26, 1863; graduated, 1867 ; "Franklin," flag-ship European Squad 
ron, 1867-9. Promoted to Ensign, 1868; " Plymouth," European Station, 
1869-70. Promoted to Master, 1870 ; Darien Expedition, 1871. Commis 
sioned as Lieutenant, 1871; "Wyoming," North Atlantic Fleet, 1872-4; 
Torpedo Station, 1874-8; "Palos," Asiatic Station, 1878; "Ashuelot," 
Asiatic Station, 1878-81 ; Bureau of Ordnance, 1882-8 ; "Atlanta," special 



110 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

service, 1888-90. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, March, 1889 ; Bureau 
of Ordnance, April, 1891, to September, 1894; commanding "Pinta," Sep 
tember, 1894, to November, 1896 ; Inspector of Ordnance, Proving Ground, 
November, 1896, to date. Commissioned as Commander, March, 1897. 

Edwin C. Pendleton. Born in Virginia. Entered Naval Academy, 
October 12, 1863; graduated, 1867; "Minnesota," special service, 1867-8. 
Promoted to Ensign, 1868 ; " Onward," Pacific Fleet, 1869-70. Promoted 
to Master, 1870; Hydrographic Office, 1871 Commissioned as Lieu 
tenant, 1871; ordnance duty, Washington, 1872-3; "Congress," Euro 
pean Station, 1874-6 ; Navy Yard, Washington, 1876-7 ; Torpedo Station, 
1877-8; ordnance duty, Navy Yard, Washington, 1877-9; "Swatara," 
Asiatic Station, 1879-82; Naval Observatory, 1882-6; "Atlanta," North 
Atlantic Station, 1886-8 ; ordnance duty, Navy Yard, Washington, 1888-93. 
Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, August, 1889; U. S. S. "Monterey," 
Pacific Station, 1893-5 ; Bureau of Ordnance, October, 1895-7. Commis 
sioned as Commander, March, 1897 ; Superintendent Gun Factory, Navy 
Yard, Washington, May, 1897, to present date. 

William Swift. Born in Connecticut. Entered Naval Academy, Sep 
tember 23, 1863; graduated, June, 1867; flag-ship " Susquehanna," home 
station, 1867. Promoted to Ensign, 1868 ; " Kearsarge," Pacific Fleet, 
1868-70. Promoted to Master, 1870. Promoted to Lieutenant, 1871 ; " Iro- 
quois,"1871; " Canandaigua," 1872; " Supply," 1873 ; " Colorado," North 
Atlantic Fleet, 1874-5; "Colorado" (receiving-ship), 1875-6; equipment 
duty, New York, 1876-7; torpedo service, 1877; "Plymouth," North 
Atlantic, 1877-9; "Kearsarge, as Navigator, 1879-80 ; Navy Yard, Bos 
ton, 1880; Navy Yard, New London, 1881-3; " Alert/ China, 1883-6; 
last half of cruise as Executive ; ordnance duty, Navy Yard, Washington, 
18S9-90. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander in October, 1889; waiting 
orders, August, 1890; Naval War College, June, 1894; U. S. S New York, 
September, 1894; "Indiana," 1895-7. Commissioned as Commander, April, 
1897; Bureau of Ordnance, March, 1897; Ordnance Officer, New York 
Navy Yard, July, 1897, to date. 

Henry B. Mansfield. Born in New York ; sea in clipper-sloop 
" Golden State," Master s Mate, 1861-2. Entered Naval Academy, Febru 
ary 27, 1863; yacht "America," in search of Confederate privateers, 1863. 
Graduated, 18(37, having served in "Marion," "Macedonian," " Winnepeg," 
and "Minnesota;" special service, 1867-8. Promoted to Ensign, 1868; 
" Mohongo " and " Mohican," Pacific Fleet, 1869-70 ; " Eclipse," expedition 
to Liberia in 1869; commanded second launch from "Mohican," in the ex 
pedition which cut out and burned the piratical steamer " Forward," in 
Tecupan River, Mexico. Promoted to Master, 1870, Promoted to Lieu 
tenant, 1871 ; torpedo duty, 1871 ; Coast Survey steamer " Hassler," Agassy 
Expedition, through Straits of Magellan, 1872 ; survey of coast of Lower 
California and Hydrography on California coast, 1873-4; "Michigan," 
1874-5 ; Asiatic Squadron, " Yantic," " Saco," " Mohongo," and " Tennessee, 
1875-7; Navy Yard, New York, 1877-81; "Constellation," to Ireland, 
special service, 1880; commanding C. S. steamer " Endeavor," 1881; com 
manding C. S. steamer " Gedney," 1882 ; commanding C. S. steamer " Bache," 
1 882-4 ; Hydrography, " Jupiter Light," to Ferry Rocks and west coast of 
Florida ; approaches to New York ; " Pensacola," European Station, 1885-8 ; 
commanding C. S. S. " Hassler," hydrography, coast of California, 1888-9 ; 
commanding C. S. S. "Patterson," general survey of S. E. Alaska, 1889-93. 
Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, January 3, 1890; U. S. receiving-ship 



RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE TJ. S. NAVY. Ill 

" Vermont," January, 1893-6 ; ordered to command the " Fern," January, 
1896-7. Commissioned as Commander, May 1897 ; Light-house Inspector, 
April, 1897, to date. 

Frederick Martin Symonds. Born in New York. Entered Naval 
Academy, September 29, 1862 ; graduated, 1867 ; Asiatic Station, 1867-70. 
Promoted to Ensign, 1868 ; and to Master, 1870. Commissioned as Lieutenant, 
1871; "Tuscarora," surveying duty in the Pacific, 1872-5; "Minnesota" 
(training-ship), 1876-8; "Jamestown," 1879-81; training-ship "New Hamp 
shire," 1882-5; "Mohican," Pacific Station, 1885-9; "Michigan," on the 
lakes, 1889 to November, 1892. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, July 
31, 1890; leave of absence, November, 1892-4; Inspector Ordnance, Navy 
Yard, Mare Island, June, 1894-6 ; commanding the " Marietta," October, 
1896, to date. Commissioned as Commander, June, 1897. 

Edward Parker Wood. Born in Ohio. Entered Naval Academy, 
September 29, 1863 ; graduated. 1867; " Minnesota," special service, 1867-8. 
Promoted to Ensign, 1868 ; " Dacotah," Pacific Fleet, 1868-70. Promoted 
to Master, 1870; Pacific Fleet, 1871. Commissioned as Lieutenant, 1871; 
" Congress," special service, Europe, 1872-4; North Atlantic Station, 1875-7 ; 
"Portsmouth," special service, 1877-8; "Trenton," European Station, 1878-9; 
" Quinnebaug," European Station, 1879-81 ; Naval Academy, 1881-4 ; steam 
ship " Monongahela," 1884-6 ; Naval Academy, 1886-90 ; special duty, con 
nected with the "Concord," August, 1890, to February, 1891. Promoted to 
Lieutenant- Commander, September 20, 1890; U. S. S. "Concord," N. A. 
Station, February, 1>91, to May, 1893 ; Bureau of Navigation, May, 1893-6 ; 
commanding " Petrel," Asiatic Station, December, 1896, to date. Took part 
in Battle of Manila, May 1. 1898. Commissioned as Commander, July, 1897. 

Walton Goodwin. Born in New York. Entered Naval Academy, 
February 26, 1863; graduated, 1867; "Quinnebaug," S. A. Station, 1867- 
70. Promoted to Ensign, 1868 ; to Master, 1870. Commissioned as Lieu 
tenant, 1871 ; torpedo service, 1870-1 ; "Terror " (iron-clad), N. A. Station, 
1871-2 ; receiving-ship " Vermont," New York Navy Yard, 1872 ; " Benicia," 
N. P. Station, 1872-5 ; " Passaic" (iron-clad), N. A. Station, 1876-7 ; in com 
mand of "Passaic" from July 3, 1876, to November 20, 1876; "Enter 
prise," 1877-8 ; ordnance duty, Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N. H., 1878-9 ; 
" Trenton," European Station, 1879-81 ; Naval Academy, 1881-5 ; " Adams," 
Pacific Station, 1885-9 ; Naval Observatory, 1889 to September, 1892. Pro 
moted to Lieutenant Commander, October 1, 1890; IT. S. S. "Lancaster," 
Asiatic Station, September, 1892, to 1894. Leave of absence June, 1894 ; 
ordered to Naval Observatory August, 1894, to present date (May, 1898). 
Commissioned as Commander, August, 1897. 

Albert Ross. Born in Pennsylvania. Entered Naval Academy, July 
23, 1863; graduated, 1867; "Minnesota," special service, 1867-8. Pro 
moted to Ensign, 1868; " Powhatan," Pacific Fleet, 1868-9. Promoted to 
Master, 1870 ; retired, 1871 ; " Wachusett," 1873 ; " Ossipee," 1874 ; restored 
to active list, 1874. Commissioned as Lieutenant, 1871 ; "Worcester," flag 
ship, N. A. Station, 1874-5 ; special duty, Annapolis, 1876 ; " Passaic " (iron 
clad), N. A. Station, 1876-7; commanding "Wyandotte," Washington, 
1877-8; "Portsmouth," special service, 1878-82; Navy Yard, Washington, 
1882-3; " Miantonomah," 1883; torpedo instruction, Newport, R. I., 1883; 
Naval Academy, 1883-6 ; "Alert," Pacific Station, 1887-9; torpedo instruc 
tion, Newport, R. I., 1889; "Pensacola," 1889, to May, 1890; training-ship, 
"Jamestown," May, 1890, to December, 1892. Promoted to Lieutenant- 
Commander, December 5, 1890 ; Naval Academy, December, 1892, to 1898. 



112 RECORDS OP LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

Commissioned as Commander, August, 1897 ; commanding U. S. S. " Alli 
ance," February, 1898, to date. 

Richardson Clover. Entered Naval Academy, July, 1863 ; graduated, 
June, 186 i" ; frigate "Susquehanna," West Indies, June, 1867, to January, 
1868. Promoted to Ensign, December 18, 1868 ; flag-ship " Albany," North 
Atlantic Station, March, 1868, to October, 1869 ; Naval Observatory, Octo 
ber, 1869, to March, 1870. Promoted to Master, March 21, 1870; instruction 
in signal duty, at Fort Myer, from March to July, 1870 ; " Michigan," on 
lakes, July, 1870, to January, 1871. Promoted to Lieutenant, March 21, 
1871 ; " Ticonderoga," South Atlantic Station, January, 1871, to February, 
1874 ; "Michigan," on lakes, April to May, 1874 ; " Hassler," Coast Survey, 
Pacific Coast, June, 1874, to October, 1877 ; Hydrographic office, Washing 
ton, January to February, 1878 ; " Wyoming," as Navigator, European 
Station, February, 1878, to June, 1881 ; Coast Survey office, Washington, 
1881-2; commanding Coast Survey schooner " Palinurus," 1882-3, survey 
Long Island Sound ; special duty, 1882-3, superintending construction of 
steamer "Patterson," at Brooklyn, N. Y. ; commanding Coast Survey steamer 
"Patterson," March, 1884, to March, 1886, season of 1884 from New York 
to San Francisco ; 1885-6, in charge of survey of Southeast Alaska ; March, 
1886, granted one year s leave, with permission to go abroad; June to Sep 
tember, 1887, Torpedo Station, Newport; September, 1887, to January, 1888, 
in attendance at Naval War College ; U. S. S. " Pensacola," as Navigator, 
North Atlantic Station, March 6, 1888 ; transferred to " Dolphin," as Execu 
tive, December 1,1888 ; 1888, cruise round the world ; detached, December 1, 
1889 ; Hydrographer, Bureau of Navigation, Washington, December, 1889, 
to June, 1893. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, May 19, 1891 ; Member 
of " Pythian Board " on reorganization of the Navy ; Executive, U. S. S. 
" Chicago," European Station, from March 24, 1874, to May, 1895 ; on duty 
at Navy Department, Board revising Naval Regulations, December 6, 1895 ; 
commanding U. S. S. " Dolphin," from April 30, 1896, to May, 1897. Pro 
moted to Commander, September 14, 1897 ; Chief of the office of Naval In 
telligence, from November 15, 1897, to April 30, 1898 ; Member of War and 
Strategy Board from March 15 to April 30, 1898; commanding U. S. S. 
" Bancroft" from May 1, 1898, to date. 

James M. Miller. Born in Missouri. Entered Naval Academy, Sep 
tember 21, 1863; graduated, 1867; "Minnesota," special cruise, 1867-8. 
Promoted to Ensign, 1868; "Jamestown," Pacific Fleet, 1868-70. Pro 
moted to Master, 1870; "Kansas," T. and D. Expedition, 1870-2. Com 
missioned as Lieutenant, 1871; special duty, Washington, 1873; " Monon- 
gahela," S. A. Station, 1873-5 ; " Franklin," flag-ship, European Squadron, 
1875-7; Naval Academy, 1876-80; training-ship "Constitution," 1880-81 ; 
training-ship " Minnesota," 1881-2 ; " Hartford," Pacific Station, 1882-4 ; 
" Lackawanna," Pacific Station, 1884-5 ; special torpedo service, 1885 ; 
Naval Academy, 1885-8; "Omaha," Asiatic Station, 1888-91; ordnance 
duty, Navy Yard, Washington, August, 1891, to August, 1892. Promoted 
to Lieutenant- Commander, May 29, 1891 ; U. S. S. "Monocacy," Asiatic 
Station, August 2, 1892, to June, 1895; ordered to U. S. receiving-ship, 
" Vermont," January, 1896 ; ordered to command " Yantic," December, 1896 
-7 ; Navy Yard, New York, July, 1897. Commissioned as Commander, Sep 
tember, 1897 ; ordered to command U. S. S. " Merrimac," April, 1898. 

Frederick May Wise. Born in Washington, D. C. Entered the ser 
vice as Master s Mate, in the U. S. Gunboat Flotilla, Western Waters, Janu 
ary 1, 1862. Staff duty on headquarters boat, Cairo, 111. Ordered to U. 



RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 113 

S. gunboat " Lexington," February 25, 1862, for the expedition up Tennes 
see Rwr. In action at Pittsburgh Landing, Tenn., March 2, 1802, between 
the gunboats and Confederate battery. In the demonstration by the Flotilla 
under Flag-Officer Foote against the batteries at Columbus, Ky., March 4, 
1862. In the "Lexington " at the battle of Pittsburgh Landing (or Shiloh), 
April 6 and 7, 1862, and of Fort St. Charles, White River, Ark, June 17, 
1862, between the Flotilla under Captain A. H. Kilty, U. S. N , and Con- 
federates under Captain Jos. E. J&ry, C. S. N. (former Lieutenant, U S. N.), 
and where the "Mound City " was struck by a shell, killing 125 out of crew 
of 150. Detached from " Lexington," July, 1862, and to ordnance duty, 
Cairo, and recruiting service, Chicago. En tend the U. S. Naval Academy 
as Midshipman, September, 1862, resigning from the Volunteer Navy./! Grad 
uated, June, 1867. Ordnance duty at Navy Yard, N. H. To flagship " Pis- 
cataqua," October, 1867, and as Aide to Rear Admiral Rowan, commanding 
Asiatic Station. Promoted to Ensign, January, 1869. Returned to the 
United States in "Iroquois," April, 1870. Promoted to Master, April, 1870 ; 
to "Sheiiandoah," European Squadron, July, 1870, and to " Guerriere," 
September, 1870. Promoted to Lieutenant, March, 1872, and ordered to the 
"Frolic," Port Admiral s flagship, New York Station, and as Flag- Lieuten 
ant to Vice- Admiral Rowan ; to flagship " Worcester," North Atlantic 
Squadron, August, 1875, and to flagship " Hartford," January, 1876 ; to 
Naval Academy, August, 1877; to "Despatch" (special service), Septem 
ber, 1880 ; to Naval Academy, August, 1883 ; to flagship " Lancaster," 
South Atlantic and European Stations, September, 1887 ; to Navy Depart 
ment, October, 1889, and as Superintendent Naval War Record Office, 
March, 1890. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, June, 1891 ; to training 
ships " Monongahe.a " and " Essex," June, 1893-6 ; to Steel Inspection 
Board, Navy Yard, Washington, as member, February, 1896 ; to Naval 
Academy, July, 1896, to date. Promoted to Commander, November 7, 1896. 

John Van Benthuysen Bleecker. Born in New York. Entered 
Naval Academy, October 9, 1863 ; graduated, 1867 ; " Minnesota," special 
cruise, 1867-8. Promoted to Ensiyn, 1868 ; "Congress," N. A. Fleet, 1869- 
72. Promoted to Matter, 1870. Commissioned as Lieutenant, 1871 ; torpedo 
service, 1873; "Colorado," N. A. Station, 1873-4; "Frolic," S. A. Station, 
1875-7; Navy Yard, Washington, 1877-8; Naval Academy, 1878-81; 
training-ship "Minnesota," 1881 ; training-ship "New Hampshire," 1881-2 ; 
"Kearsarge," N A. Station, 1882-3; training-ship " Minnesota," 1888-4 ; 
" Hartford," Pacific Station, 1884-7 ; inspector of steel, new cruisers, 1887-8 ; 
receiving-ship "New Hampshire," 1888-9; Torpedo Station, 1889-90; 
"Essex," S. A. Station, April, 1890, to August, 1893. Promoted Lieuten 
ant-Commander, June 30, 1891; Navy Yard, Boston, August, 1893-94; 
ordered to Naval War College, June, 1894-96 ; ordered to the " San Fran 
cisco," June, 1896-97. Commissioned as Commander, December, 1897 ; 
commanding U. S. S. " Bancroft," January, 1898, to April, 1898. 

Dennis Walbach Mullan. Born in Maryland. Appointed from 
Kentucky, September 21, 1860 ; Naval Academy, 1860-3. Promoted to 
Ensign, October 1, 1863 ; attached to steam-sloop " Monongahela," AVest 
Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1863-5 ; attacks with various batteries on Texas 
coast, 1863-4 ; battle of Mobile Bay, August 5, 1864 ; two attacks on Fort 
Morgan, August, 1864 ; present at surrender of Fort Morgan ; steamer 
" Malvern," N. A. Station, 1865 ; steamer " Mohongo," Pacific Squadron, 
1865-7. Promoted to Master, November 10, 1865 ; steam-sloop " De Soto," 
North Atlantic Squadron, 1867-8. Commissioned as Lieutenant, February 
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114 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

21, 1867. Commissioned as Lieutenant- Commander, March 12, 1868; while 
attached to North Atlantic (" De Soto ") selected by Commodore Charles 8. 
Boggs to command steamer " Glasgow," then at Fenscola Navy Yard, to co 
operate with him in suppressing an expedition against Mexico, and then fit 
ting out in New Orleans ; " Monocacy," Asiatic Station, 1868-71 ; present at 
the two attacks with the batteries on the river in Corea, on June 1 and 10, 
1871; receiving-ship "Independence," 1872-3; "Saco," Asiatic Station, 
1873-6; navigation duty, Navy Yard, Norfolk, Va., 1877-8 ; attached to 
the " Adams," Pacific Station, as Executive-Officer in 1879-81 ; while at 
tached to the "Adams" was detailed to accompany the Staff of General 
Baquedano, the Chilian Commauder-in-Chief, in his operations against Lima, 
Peru ; was present in all the engagements at Chorillos, Miraflores, and other 
places near Lima ; made a report of these operations to the Navy Depart 
ment. Promoted to Commander, July 3, 1882 ; in command of the iron-clad 
fleet of seven ships at City Point, James River, Virginia, 1884-7 ; ordered 
to command the U. S. ship " Nipsic " on October 1, 1887, and took her via the 
Straits of Magellan to the Pacific Fleet, in command of the U. S. S. " Nip- 
sic " at Samoan Islands during the troublous times with the Germans, and 
also during his stay there gave protection to Mr. John C. Klein, the corres 
pondent of New York World and Associated Press (the Germans wished 
him to be sent on board the German man-of-war "Adler," the flag-ship, 
there to be tried by court-martial for an alleged offense, etc.) ; in command 
of the U. S. S. " Nipsic " during the great Samoan hurricane of March 16, 
1889 ; " Nipsic " only American man-of-war that was saved ; leave of ab 
sence, fall of 1889 and winter of 1890; Light-House Inspector, January, 
1891, to date. For the part he took in the Samoan complications and during 
the hurricane, he received complimentary resolutions from the Annapolis 
City Council.* In 1894, 1895 and 1896, in command of the "Mohican" 
and "Marion," Pacific Station ; in command of the Penscola Navy Yard in 
1896-97. 

Andrew Dunlap. Born in New York. Entered Naval Academy, 
April 23, 1862 ; graduated, 1867 ; "Minnesota," special cruise, 1867-8. Pro 
moted to Ensign, 1868 ; " Jamestown," Pacific Fleet, 186&-70. Promoted 
to Master, 1870 ; and commissioned as Lieutenant, 1871 ; " Worcester," flag 
ship, N. A Fleet, 1871-4 ; receiving-ship "Sabine," 1874-6 ; Hydrographic 
Office, 1877-8; " Powhattan," N. A. Station, 1877-81; Torpedo Station, 
1881 ; ordnance duty, Navy Yard, Washington, 1881-2 ; Assistant to Light- 
House Inspector, 1882-3 ; " Kearsarge," European Station, 1883-4 ; "Lan 
caster," European Station, 1884-6 ; ordnance duty, Navy Yard, Washing 
ton, 1887-9; "Dolphin," N. A. Station, 1889 to June, 1891; U S. S. 
" Bennington," S. A Station, June, 1891, to August, 1893. Promoted to 
Lieutenant- Commander, August 2, 1891 ; Navy Yard, Washington, August, 
1893, to May, 1896 ; commanding Coast Survey steamer "Blake," May, 1896, 
to April, 1898. Commissioned Commander, March, 1898. 

Richard Rush. Born in Pennsylvania. Entered Naval Academy, 
September 23, 1863 ; graduated, 1867; "Minnesota," special cruise, 1867-8. 
Promoted to Entign, 1868 ; "Mohongo," Pacific Fleet, 1868-70. Promoted 
to Master, 1870 ; and commissioned as Lieutenant, 1871 ; Coast Survey, 
1871-4; Navy Yard, Philadelphia, 1875-6 ; " Vandalia," European Squad 
ron, 1876-8 ; Naval Academy, 1879-82 ; " Juniata," Asiatic Station, 1882-6 ; 
Bureau of Navigation, 1886-9 ; training-ship " Portsmouth," 1889-92. Pro- 

*The Legislature of Maryland, in its session of 1890, presented him with a gold 
chronometer watch in appreciation of his conduct during the Samoan complications. 



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moted to Lieutenant- Commander, September 27, 1891 ; Superintendent Naval 
War Records, May, 1893, to April, 1897; commanding " Michigan," April 
5, 1897; waiting orders, February, 1898 Promoted to Commander, April, 
1898 ; commanding U. S S. " Armeria," April, 1898, to date. 

Edward Hickman Gheen. Born in Pennsylvania. Entered Naval 
Academy, September 24, 1862; graduated, 1867; flag-ship "Delaware," 
Asiatic Squadron, 1867-70. Promoted to Ensign, December 18, 1868; to 
Master, March 21, 1870; signal duty, Washington, D. C., 1871. Promoted 




receiving-ship " Potomac " and training-ship " Constitution," 1875-6 ; "Al 
liance," European Station, 1877-9 ; League Island, 1880 ; Torpedo Sta 
tion, 1881; flag-ship "Tennessee," 1882-^3; Naval Academy, 1883-7; 
" Constellation," practice cruise, 1884; " Yantic." as Executive, 1887-90; 
Inspector of Steel, Pittsburg, Pa., October, 1890, to May, 1891 ; charge 
Branch Hydrographic Office, Philadelphia, May, 1891, to April, 1893 Pro 
moted to Lieutenant- Commander, October 2, 1891 ; Navy Yard, League 
Island, April, 1893, to October, 1894; Executive of " Miantonomah," Octo 
ber to December, and of " Minneapolis," December, 1894-6 ; Hydrographic 
Office, December, 1896, to date. Commissioned Commander, April, 1898. 

Wells Laflin Field. Born in Missouri. Entered Naval Academy, 
November 26, 1862; graduated, 1867; Asiatic Squadron, 1867-70. Pro 
moted to Ensign, 1868 ; to Master, 170. Commissioned as Lieutenant, 1871 ; 
next attached to the store-ship " Supply," and sailed in her when she took 
provisions to France after the Franco-Prussia war, leaving New York in 
March, 1871, and returning in July ; in September, joined the Coast Survey 
steamer "A. D. Bache," and detached in February, 1872; in March, 1872, 
went with a draft of men via Panama, to Mare Island ; joined the " Lacka- 
wanna," and sailed in her for a second cruise in China, returning in Novem 
ber, 1873 ; in March, 1874, joined the " Franklin " at Key West, and made 
a cruise in Europe on her, returning in December, 1876 ; then on Light 
house duty at Tompkinsville, Staten Island, until July, 1880 ; in November, 
1879, was placed in command of the Light-house steamer " Manzanita," and 
took her to San Francisco, returning to Light-house duty until the following 
July, 1880; then went to China, as the Flag-Lieutenant of Admiral Clitz,, 
remaining in the same position with Admiral Crosby ; returned in March, 
1884 ; then to duty in the Branch Hydrographic Office, in New York, until 
April, 1886; then to the "St. Mary s," until April, 1889; then the summer 
at the Torpedo School, Newport, R. I. ; U. S. receiving-ship " Minnesota," 
September 2o, 1893, to March, 1894 ; commanding Naval School-ship " St. 
Mary s," March 10, 1894, to June, 1897 ; June 18, 1897, Recruiting Officer, 
New York, and in charge third " Mosquito Fleet " District to date. Pro 
moted to Commander, April, 1898. 

Harrison Gray Otis Colby. Born in Massachusetts. Entered the 
United States Naval Academy, December, 1862; while on leave from the 
Naval Academy in 1865 was ordered to the U. S. S. "Dakota" as a Ward 
room Officer, had charge of the forward nine-inch guns ; cruised for Confed 
erate Privateers, who were burning vessels near the New England coast ; 
made several practice cruises as a Midshipman during the war, in vessels pre 
pared to engage Confederate vessels ; was graduated from the Naval Acad 
emy in 1867, and ordered to the flagship " Piscataqua," Admiral Rowan, 
Asiatic Squadron, and January, 1868, went to China; came home from 



116 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

China in the " Iroquois " and was promoted to Ensign in December, 1^68 ; 
in 1870 was oidered to the yacht "America" as Executive Officer, when she 
took part in the Intei national Eaces with the "Cambria;" was in command 
of the "America" for a short time. On the 21st of March, 1870, \\as pro 
moted to Master ; 1870-1 was on duty at the Navy Yard, Boston, Mass. ; in 
1871 was ordered to the U. S. IS. "Worcester," taking provisions to the 
French people from the citizens of Boston March 21, 1871, was promoted 
to Lieutenant; was detached fiom duty on the "Worcester" and oidered to 
the "Congress, - N. A Squadron; was detached from the "Congress" and 
ordered to the "bhenandoah," European Squadron; detached from the 
"Shenandoah" and ordered to the "Plymouth;" detached from the "Ply 
mouth " and ordered to the " Wabash," flagship, European Squadron, Bear- 
Admiral Alden ; torpedo duty, 1874 ; 1874-5 was in charge of one of the 
parties on Surveying Expedition to Panama under Commander Lull ; was 
ordered to the U. 8. S. " Tennessee," flagship, Asiatic Squadron, Bear-Ad 
miral Beynolds, and went to China ; was Naval Attache United States Cen 
tennial Commission in Philadelphia in 1876; 1876-7 was attached to the 
Naval Observatory at Washington, D. C. ; was ordered to the U. S. S. 
" Marion," and served in her until ordered to the U. S. S. flagship " Tren 
ton," doing duty as Flag Lieutenant to Bear- Admiral Le Boy ; 1880-2 com- 
mandtd the U. S Coast and Geodetic Survey schooner "Eagre;" was 
ordered from the " Eagre " as Executive officer of the training-ship " Sara 
toga " in 1882 ; served in her until 1885, when he was ordered for duty as 
Assistant Inspector of the Second Lijrht-House District; in April, 1889, was 
ordered as Executive Officer of the U. S. S. " Yorktown ; " commanded the 
" Yorktown " during the last three months in the absence of the commanding 
officer ; in August, 1891, was ordered to Washington in the office of the 
Assistant Secretary of the Navy to organize the Naval Militia of the United 
States. On November 20, 1891, was promoted to Lieutenant- Commander ; 
in December, 1891, was ordered as Assistant to the Inspector of the Second 
Light-House District; in June, 1895, was ordered to command of U. S. 
Coast and Geodetic Survey steamer "Blake;" April, 1896, was appointed 
Hydrographic Inspector U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey at Washington, 
D. C. ; January, 1897, was ordered for duty as Inspector of the Second 
Light-House District, in which duty he is at present engaged ; sea service to 
date, eighteen years. Promoted to Commander, April, 1898. 

Leavitt Curtis Logan Born in Ohio. Entered Naval Academy, Feb 
ruary 26, 1863 ; graduated, 1867 ; "Minnesota," special cruise, 1867-8. Pro 
moted to Ensign, 1868 ; Pacific Fleet, 1868-70. Promoted to Master, 1870 ; 
and commissioned as Lieutenant, 1871; January to September, 1871, special 
duty at Navy Department ; " Wabash," flag-ship, European Station, 1871-3 ; 
torpedo duty, 1874; "Tennessee," Asiatic Squadron, 1875-7; Naval 
Academy, 1877-80; "Powhatan," special service, 1880-1; training-ship 
" Portsmouth," 1881-3 ; training-ship " New Hampshire," 1883-4 ; Naval 
War College, 1884-7 ; " Ossipee," N. A. Station, 1887-9 ; Becorder Board 
Inspection, 1889, to November, 1892 Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, 
December 16, 1891 ; " Philadelphia," Pacific Station, November, 1892, to 
November, 1894. January, 1895, to March, 1898, serving on board U. S. 
Training-Ship " Constitution ; " March 2, 1898, ordered as Bepresentative 
of the Navy Department at Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition 
at Omaha. Promoted to Commander, May, 1898 ; ordered in May, 1898, to 
command U. S. S. "Armeria." 



RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 117 

COMMANDERS ON THE RETIRED LIST. 

Retired on attaining the age of sixty-two. 

Francis M. Green. Born in Massachusetts, February 23,1835; in 
merchant service, 1854-61. Appointed from Massachusetts, June 18, 1861 
entered the service as Acting Master, in the volunteer navy, June 18, 1861 
attached to sloop "Vincennes," West Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1861-2 
passes of the Mississippi ; steam-sloop " Oneida," and commanding steamer 
" Commodore," West Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1863. Promoted to Acting 
Volunteer Lieutenant, April 21, 1864; steam-frigate "Niagara," special ser 
vice, 1864 ; commanding steamer " Louisiana," Sounds of North Carolina, 
North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1864 ; commanding steamer " Boxer," 
1865; capture of Fort Fisher; steamer "Florida," North Atlantic Squad 
ron, 1866 ; special duty, Navy Department, 1867 ; steam-sloop " Guerriere," 
flag-ship, South Atlantic Squadron, 1867-8. Commissioned as Lieutenont- 
Commnnder, U. S. Navy, December 18, 1868 ; steamers " Wasp" and " Kan 
sas," South Atlantic Squadron, 1869; receiving-ship "Ohio," 1869-70; 
"Severn" (second-rate), flag-ship, North Atlantic Squadron, 1870-1 ; tor 
pedo service, 1872 ; commanding "Fortune" (fourth-rate), North Atlantic 
Station; special surveying service, 1873-4; Hydrographic Office, 1875; 
commanding " Gettysburg" (fourth-rate), 18756; special astronomical ser 
vice, Hydrographic Office, 1876-8 ; commanding " Guard," special astrono 
mical service, 1877-9 ; Hydrographic Office, 1879-81 ; commanding " Palos," 
Asiatic Station, special astronomical duty, 1881-3. Promoted to Commander, 
July, 1883 ; Navy Yard, Portsmouth, 1883-5 ; commanding " Yantic," 
North Atlantic Station, 1885-7 ; Navy Yard, New York, 1888-9 ; command 
ing "Saratoga" school-ship, 1889, to February, 1893; Light-House Inspec 
tor, September, 1893, to January, 1897. Retired February 23, 1897. 

Edward Hooker. Born in Connecticut. Appointed from Rhode Island, 
July 19, 1861. Entered the service as Acting Master; attached to steamer 
"Louisiana," North Atlantic Squadron; severely wounded, October 5, 1861 ; 
the first Acting Master wounded in the war ; Burnside Expedition to Sounds 
of North Carolina, 1862 ; while Executive Officer of the " Louisiana," in the 
absence of the commanding officer, fought the ship at Washington, N. C , 
September 5, 1862. Promoted to Acting Volunteer Lieutenant from Septem 
ber 5, 1862, for "gallantry in action;" commanding steamer : Victoria," 
North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1862-3 ; commanding division of Po 
tomac Flotilla upon Rappahannock River, 1863-5. Promoted to Acting 
Volunteer Lieutenant- Commander, January 20,1865; Naval Store-keeper, 
Navy Yard, New York, 1865-7; commanding store-ship "Idaho" and 
steamer " Unadilla," Asiatic Squadron, 1867-9. Commissioned as Lieuten 
ant-Commander, in regular naval service, December 18, 1868 ; Inspector 
Navy Yard, New York, 1870-3 ; senior Line Officer, Naval Station, League 
Island, 1873-5 ; Assistant Light-House Inspector, Third District, 1875-7 ; 
Second Line Officer, Naval Asylum, Philadelphia, 1877-84. Commissioned 
as ( ommander, February 9, 1884; Navy Yard, League Island, 1884; retired, 
December 25, 1884. 

Thomas Nelson. Born at Sea. Appointed from Pennsylvania, Janu 
ary 1, 1862 ; entered the service as A cting Master s Mate; attached to the 
steamer "Currituck," Potomac Flotilla, 1862-4, co-operating with the Army 
of the Potomac. Promoted to Acting Ensign, November, 1862 ; tempo 
rarily detached from the " Currituck," and ordered to duty as Signal Officer 



118 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

of the steamer " Wachusett," on a passage from Philadelphia to Port Royal, 
S. C., having the iron-clad "Sangamon" in tow, January, 1864; on arrival 
at Port Royal, returned to duty on board the "Currituck ; " steamer "Com 
modore Read," February, 1864, to June, 1864 ; commanded the steamer 
"Dragon," Potomac Flotilla, from June 1, 1864, to October 8, 1864; com 
manded the steamer " Mercury," blockade duty at the Great Yeocomico 
River and adjoining creeks of Virginia, from October 8, 1864, to January 
27, 1865, keeping in check the Home Guards and Chesapeake Bay pirates. 
Promoted to Acting Master, March 27, 1865 ; commanding the steamer 
" Cceur de Lion"" until the close of the war ; Navy Department, 1865-6 ; 
steamer " Don," as Navigator, January, 1866, to August 7, 1866 ; steamer 
" Pensacola," Pacific Squadron, August 7, 1866, to October, 1867 ; steamer 
"Penobscot," West India Squadron, as Navigator, December 9, 1867, to July 
9, 1869. Commissioned Master, March 12, 1868. Promoted to Lieutenant, 
December 18, 1868; U. S. S. " New Hampshire," as Executive Officer, from 
September, 1869, to August, 1870. Promoted to Lieutenant- Cowman dtr, 
January 25, 1870 ; "Saco," 1870-3 ; commanding U. S. store-ship "Idaho," 
Yokohama, 1873-4 ; leave, Europe, 1874 ; " Franklin," flag-ship, European 
Squadron, 1875-6 ; Hydrographic Office, 1877-80; "Alaska," Pacific Sta 
tion, 1881-3 ; Hydrographic Office, 1883-4; commanding " Palos," Asiatic 
Station, 1884-7. Promoted to Commander, December, 1886; Mare Island 
Navy Yard, 1888, to March, 1892; commanding "Adams," March, 1892, 
to April, 1894; Inspector of Ordnance, Portsmouth Navy Yard, N. H., 
1895-6 ; retired, December 5, 1896. 

Charles A. Schetky. Native of Pennsylvania. Entered the naval 
service, June, 1863, as Acting Ensign ; served as Executive-Officer on board 
U. S gunboat " New Era " (No. 7), Mississippi Squadron, until close of the 
war ; was present at, and took part in, defence of Fort Pillow, Tenn , when 
that place was assaulted by rebel forces, commanded by General Forrest, and 
after being taken, under cover of a flag of truce, the Union forces who fell 
into the hands of the assailants were brutally massacred ; July, 1865, to De 
cember, 1865, on duty at Jefferson Reserve, receiving and storing ordnance 
and equipments from the Mississippi Squadron ; March, 1866, to April, 1867, 
U. S. receiving-ship " Potomac," Pensacola, Florida, 1867, to September, 
1868, U. S. S. " Nebraska," North Atlantic Station. March, 1868, com 
missioned as Master in regular navy. December, 1868, commissioned as 
Lieutenant; April, 1869, to February, 1879, U. S. monitor "Saugus," N. A. 
Station; May, 1870, to August, 1871, U. S. receiving-ship "Vermont;" 
September, 1871, to February, 1872, U. S. store-ship "Pawnee," Pensacola, 
Florida; March to July, 1872, on survey for inter-oceanic canal, in Nicara 
gua; November, 1872, to July, 1873, Navigator of U. S. S. "Wyoming," on 
survey of east coast of Mexico ; November, 1873, to November, 1874, U. S. 
receiving-ship " Vermont," New York ; November, 1874, to August, 1875, 
Executive of U. S. S. " Tuscarora," North Pacific Station ; August, 1875, to 
August, 1876, U. S. training ship "Portsmouth," as Executive ; November, 
1876, to July, 1877, U. S. receiving-ship "Independence;" July, 1877, to 
January, 1878, U. S. receiving-ship " Constitution," as Executive. Decem 
ber, 1877, promoted to Lieutenant- Commander ; January, 1878, to November, 
1885, Executive-Officer of U. S. receiving-ship "St Louis," League Island, 
Pennsylvania ; November, 1885, to September, 1886, commanding IT. S. 
receiving-ship "St. Louis;" leave of absence, October, 1886. September, 
1887, promoted to Commander, and retired March, 1889. 



RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 119 

John K. Winn. Born in Massachusetts, August 31, 1833 ; educated in 
public schools and left school at an early age ; some years later entered the 
merchant service, engaged principally in the East India and Brazilian trades ; 
at breaking out of war was chief mate. In August, 1861, enlisted for one year 
in the U. S. Navy and served in various petty offices on board the U. S. S. 
" Ino," then searching for the Confederate steamer " Sumter." In July, 1862, 
was discharged and in September was appointed Acting Master a Mate, U. S. 
N., and placed on temporary duty on the " Macedonian " at Boston ; assisted in 
taking the " Santee " from Boston to Newport, R. I., for use at the Naval School 
there ; was afterwards detailed and acted as watch and division officer on 
board the " McDonough," which served in the inland waters near Charleston, 
S. C. ; was present during the whole siege of that place, afid was on detached 1 
duty as scout about the harbor, serving part of the time with army officers. 
June, 1863, promoted to Acting Ensign. August, 1*64, promoted to Acting 
Master, and in September was detached from " McDonough," and reported 
for duty on board iron-clad "Nantucket; " in October was detached sick and 
ordered North ; in November ordered to the U. S. S. " Bat," as Executive 
Officer ; served in her in the North Atlantic Squadron ; while attached to 
this vessel she was detailed as convoy to the steamer " Kiver Queen," which 
took President Lincoln to City Point, Va., and Avas present with him when he 
entered Richmond after the surrender, then convoyed him on his return to 
Washington only two days previous to his assassination. The " Bat " also 
had the honor of returning to Newberne, carrying back General Sherman 
and his staff after the memorable midnight visit to General Grant. May, 
1865, detached from " Bat," at Washington, and ordered to " Seneca," at 
Norfolk, and later, in the month of June, was detached and granted leave 
preparatory to honorable discharge, but, on June 28, was ordered to " Inde 
pendence," at Mare Island. August, 1865, promoted to Acting Volunteer 
Lieutenant , detached from "Independence," and ordered to duty on "Sara- 
nac," and was returned to duty on " Independence," October, 1867 ; in 
November ordered to the " Newberne," and in March, 1868, transferred, with 
officers and crew, to the U. S. S. " Gettysburg ; " June 25, received com 
mission as Master in Regular Navy, and immediately promoted to Lieutenant, 
having fulfilled the requirements as to length of service. The " Gettysburg " 
was attached to the West India Squadron, and detailed to make deep-sea 
soundings from the south side of Cuba to Jamaica and Aspinwall for tele 
graph cable, and also assisted in laying cable from Key West to Havana ; 
was put out of commission at New York, November, 1&69, and granted leave 
for two months ; January, 1870, ordered to " Yantic," at New York, and fitted 
out for taking deep-sea soundings for the first cable connecting the West India 
Islands and South America (Demerara) ; afterward employed mostly about 
San Domingo during the prospect of the purchase of Samana Bay scheme ; 
1871, detached, " Yantic " going out of commission ; in September, ordered 
to receiving-ship " Ohio," at Boston ; 1873, detached, and ordered to "Wyo 
ming," at Key West, surveying on Mexican coast; July, 1873, detached at 
own request ; ordered to " Pawnee," at Key West ; in September, by death 
of commanding officer was left in command, which he held until September, 
1876 ; was then detached at own request and was waiting orders until July 
24, 1877 ; telegraphic orders to join the iron-clad " Nahant," at Philadel 
phia, for riot duty ; August 20, detached and ordered home ; August 25, 
ordered to " Wabash," at Boston ; February 8, 1878, detached at own 
request. June 18, received commission as Lieutenant- Commander; from 
December 11, 1877, to July 24, 1878, Court Martial duty ; August I, ordered 



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to duty at Navy Yard, Boston ; October, 1879, detached and ordered to com 
mand Naval Station, Key West, Fla., and until November, 1881, was on 
various special duties (additional) ; November 5, ordered to duty (addi 
tional) as Light-House Inspector of Seventh District ; November, 1883, de 
tached from Naval Station; December 31, detached as Light-House 
Inspector, and ordered home ; February, 1884, special duty, Bureau of 
Yards and Docks, Navy Department; July, 1884, ordered to receiving-ship 
" Vermont," at New York ; August, 1885, detached, and ordered to com 
mand Naval Station, Key West, FJa. ; 1887 (additional), temporary duty as 
Light-House Inspector Seventh District ; was relieved from that duty 
November 23, 1887 ; 1888, promoted to Commander, and orders to duty at 
Key West were renewed up to 1895 ; detached from duty at Key West 
August 25, 1895, and retired August 31, 1895. 

William B. Newman. Appointed an Acting Master s Mat", October 
19, 1861, and ordered to the " Brandywine," North Atlantic Blockading 
Squadron. Promoted to Acting Master, February 3, 1862 ; transferred from 
the " Brandywine " to the " Southfield, sounds of North Carolina, June, 
1863 ; captured by the rebels at Plymouth, North Carolina, April, 1864, the 
" Southfield" being sunk in action by the rebel ram "AlbemarJe; prisoner 
of war until October, 1864; served on the Asiatic Station in the"Wachu- 
sett," from November, 1864, to February, 1868 ; on duty, New York Navy 
Yard. 1868. Commissioned an Ensign in the Navy, March 12, 1868. Pro 
moted to Master, December 18, 1868 ; served on the Nortli Atlantic Station, 
1869, in the "Galena," "New Hampshire," and "Vermont." Promoted to 
Lieutenant, March 21, 1870; commanding steamer Pilgrim," North Atlantic 
Fleet, 1870-1 ; served on the Brazil Station as Executive of the " Wasp," 
1872-4; on the North Atlantic Station in the ironclad "Roanoke"and 
training-ship " Minnesota, 1874-7 ; special service in "Constellation " 1878, 
and " New Hampshire/ 1879-80 ; " Yantic," North Atlantic Station, 1880-1. ; 
"Lancaster," European Station, 1881-3. Promoted to Lieutenant- Com 
mander, 1882; " Ossipee," Asiatic Station, 1884-7; Navy Yard, New York, 
188790 ; Light-House Inspector, May, 1892. Commissioned a Commander, 
July, 1892, to November, 1896. Retired November, 1896 

A. J. Iverson. Born in Norway. Entered the Navy as a volunteer 
officer, March 19, 1863 ; transferred to the regular service in 1868 ; " Wasp," 
(fourth-rate), S. A. Fleet, 1868-70 ; Navy Yard, Boston, 1871-2 ; torpedo 
service, 1872 ; "Saugus" (iron-clad), N. A. Station, 1873 ; "Boston," 1875; 
training-ship "Minnesota," 1875-7; "Powhatan," N. A. Station, 1877-8; 
Navv Yard, Boston, 187882. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, June, 
1882; " Ashuelot," Asiatic Station, 1882-3; " Monocacy," Asiatic Station, 
1883-5 ; Naval Asylum, Philadelphia, 1885-6 ; Navy Yard, Boston, 1886-9 ; 
commanding " Fortune," special service, 1889-90. Commissioned as Com 
mander, December, 1892 ; Light-House Inspector, May, 1892, to July, 1896 ; 
Navy Yard, Boston, August, 1896, to January, 1897. Retired, January, 
1897. 

Zera L. Tanner. Born in Warsaw, "Wyoming County, New York. 
Entered the Navy as Acting Ensign, August 18, 1862 ; attached to the U. 
S. S. " Midnight," South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1862-4 Promoted 
to Acting Master on September 29, 1864 ; TJ. S. S. " Khode Island," special 
service, North Atlantic B ockading Squadron, 1864-5; U. S. receiving-ship 
; Vermont," Navy Yard, New York, 1865-6 ; U. S. S. "Augusta," convoy 
ing monitor " Miantonomah " to Russia and the Mediterranean, 1866-7 ; U. 
S. S. " Guard," 1867 ; U. S. S. " Onward," Asiatic Squadron, 1867-8. Trans- 



RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 121 

ferred to regular service, and commissioned Ensign, March 12, 1868. Pro 
moted to Master, December 18, 1868 ; U. S. S. " Maumee," Asiatic Squadron, 
1868-9 ; U. S. S. " Idaho," Asiatic Squadron, 1869-70. Promoted to Lieu 
tenant, March 21, 1870; U. S. receiving-ship "Vermont," Navy Yard, New 
York, 1870-1 ; U. S. S. "Narragansett," Pacific Squadron, surveying expe 
dition, 1871-3; recruiting duty, Buffalo, New York, 1873; Navy Yard, 
Philadelphia, 1874 ; leave of absence ; commanding Pacific Mail steamer 
" Colon," 1874-5 ; commanding Pacific Mail S S. " City of Pekin," 1876-8; 
Hydrographic Office, Washington, D. C., 1878-9 ; commanding U. S. S. 
"Speed-well," ^79; special duty, commanding U. S. Fish Commission 
steamer " Fish-hawk," 1880-2 ; special duty, commanding U. S. Fish Com 
mission steamer " Albatross," 1882-94. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, 
February 22, 1883 Promoted to Commander, February 7, 1893 ; special 
duty U. S. Fish Commission, Washington, D. C., 1895-6; Hydrographic 
Officer, Washington, D. C., 1896-7. Retired, December 5, 1897. 

John C. Morong. Born in Maine. Appointed as an Acting Ensign, 
April 1, 1863, and ordered to the Mississippi Squadron. Served in command 
of the "Argosy," from May, 1863, until the close of the war; was in many 
engagements on the Mississippi ; at siege of Yicksburg and in the Red River 
Expedition. Was promoted, June 1, 1864, for "meritorious conduct," to 
Acting Master ; stationed at Mound City, 111., 1865-6 ; League Island, 
1867-8; was appointed an Ensign in the regular navy, March 12, 1868. 
Promoted to Master, December 18,1868; steamer "Tallapoosa," and flag 
ship "Contocook," North Atlantic Station, 1869-70. Promoted to Lieutenant, 
March 21, 1870 ; Pacific Station, in flag-ship " California," and steamer 
" Saranac," 1871-3 ; Asiatic Station, in steamer " Kearsarge," 1874-6 ; 
returned home from the Asiatic Station in the "Yantic," May 30, 1877 ; 
was ordered to command the U. S. Naval Rendezvous at San Francisco, 
Cal., August 28, 1877; "Adams," Pacific Station, 1879-82; receiving-ship 
" Wabash," 1882-4. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, June, 1884; 
training-ship "Portsmouth," 1884-5; receiving-ship "New Hampshire," 1886 
-9 ; receiving-ship " Independence," 1889 to May, 1890 ; U. S. S. " Iroquois," 
May, 1890, to May, 1892 ; member Board of Inspection, July, 1892, to Feb 
ruary, 1893 ; commanding Puget Sound Naval Station, February, 1893, to 
August, 1896. Promoted Commander, June 27, 1893 ; Senior Member Board 
of Inspection, Mare Island, 1897. Retired by age, August 28, 1897. 

Samuel Belden. Appointed Acting Ensign, September 8, 1862, and 
served duiing the war on U. S. steamers " Wachusett," " Vanderbilt," " Ban 
shee," "Daylight," and "Pink." Promoted to Acting Master in February, 
1864, and to Acting Volunteer Lieutenant, in May, 1865 ; honorably dis 
charged in March, 1866. Reappointed Acting Matter, in April, 1867, and 
went in command of store-ship "Relief," carrying a cargo of provisions to 
Mobile for relief of people suffering for lack of food ; upon return of " Relief" 
to New York, in July, 1867, detached and ordered to South Pacific, serving 
on that station on " Wateree," until her loss by earthquake, and after on 
"Nyack" until November, 1871. Commissioned Ensign, in March, 1868; 
Master, in December, 1868 ; Lieutenant, in March, 1870 ; on duty in Hydro- 
graphic Office, 1871-3, and again, 1879-82, served in North Atlantic Fleet 
on "Pawnee" and "Nipsic," 1873; special duty U. S. steamer "Fortune," 
1873-5 ; " Gettysburg," 1875-6 ; and " Guard," 1877-8 , Naval Station, ftew 
London, from August, 1876, to August, 1^77, and again, 1886-9 ; Torpedo 
Station, June 1 to September 1,1879; U. S. steamer " Juniata," Asiatic 
Station, 1882-5. Commissioned Lieutenant- Commander, July, 1883 ; U.S. 



122 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

steamer " Franklin," July, 1889, to August, 1891 ; commanding " Yautic," 
S. A. Station, August. 1891, to May, 1893. Commissioned as Commander, 
February, 1893 ; commandant Naval Station, New London, Conn , July, 
1893, to October, 1896 ; Light-House Inspector Seventh District, October 
30, IS 96, to February, 1898. Ketired April, 1898. 

Retired on own application after forty years service. 

James Duncan Graham. Born in District of Columbia, May 9, 1841. 
Appointed from Illinois, September 25,1857; Naval Academy, 1857-61; 
U. S. frigate "Roanoke," May, 1861, to October, 1861 ; engaged in boat 
expeditions to cut out rebel schooners at Back River, Virginia, October, 
1861, to January, 1862 ; Washington Navy Yard as Assistant Instructor 
Howitzer Battery for Volunteer Officers, January, 1862 ; U. S. S. " Dela 
ware," February, 1862, U. S. inortar flotilla ; commanding U. S. mortar 
schooner " Sidney C. Jones," in attacks on Forts Jackson and St. Philip; 
first attack on Vicksburg under Farragut. Commissioned Lieutenant, 
August 1, 1862; U. S S. " Octorara," June, 1862, to October, 1862; U. S. 
S. "Jamestown," October, 1862, to February, 1865; U. S. S. "Santee," at 
Naval Academy, August, 1865, to December, 1865; U. S. S. "Dakota," 
December, 1865 ; detached on sick leave, January, 1866 ; U. S. S. "Au 
gusta," special service on trip to Russia with Assistant Secretary Fox, 
1866-7. Commissioned Lieutenant- Commander, July 25, 1866; steam-sloop 
u Powhatan," flagship, South Atlantic Squadron, 1867-8 ; receiving-ship 
"Ohio," 1869; steam sloop " Juniata," European Squadron, 1869-71; 
Naval Observatory, 1872; "Benicia" (third-rate), North Pacific Station, 
1872-5. Received thanks in writing from Governor of Panama for service 
on shore with 100 men during revolution of Corrioso. Commanding " Maho- 
pac" (iron-clad), N. A. Station, January to July, 1876 ; commanding " Pas- 
saic" (iron-clad), 1876-77. Commissioned Commander, September 9, 1876; 
commanding receiving-ship " Passaic," 1878-82 ; was ordered to command 
"Alliance" when in search of " Jeannette ; " orders revoked by a letter to 
the Secretary of the Navy from Admiral Porter for which no redress has 
ever been obtained ; commanding "Alert," Pacific Station, 1887-9 ; Navy 
Yard, New York, April, 1889, to Februarv, 1890 ; commanding monitors, 
Richmond, Va., February. 1890, to April, 1892. Retired at his own request, 
after forty years service, in accordance with Article 1443, Revised Statutes 
U. S., on September 25, 1897. 

Retired for incapacity resulting from incident of service. 

Frederick Irvin Naile. Born in Pennsylvania, October 11, 1841. 
Appointed from Pennsylvania, October 27, 1859 ; Naval Academy, 1859-61 ; 
attached to frigate "St. Lawrence," blockading on Atlantic Coast, 1861; 
sinking of privateer "Petrel," 1861; steam-sloop-of-war " Oneida," West 
Gulf Blockading Squadron ; attack on and passage of Forts Jackson and St. 
Philip, and Chalmette batteries ; capture of New Orleans ; bombardment 
and passage of Vicksburg batteries twice ; performed Lieutenant s duty on 
the "Oneida," and was twice slighty wounded while on board of her, 1862. 
Promoted to Ensign, February 24,1863; frigate " Sabine," during cruise 
after the Confederate cruiser "Alabama," 1863; Mississippi Squadron, 
1863-5 ; Signal-Officer, flag-ship " Black Hawk," 1863-4 ; Red River Expe 
dition, co-operation of the squadron on the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers, 
with the army in the defeat of General Hood, 1864 ; commanding flag-ships 
" Black Hawk " and " Tempest," 1864-5 ; also, Fleet Signal officer and 



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Fleet Detail officer, 1864-5 ; Kecruiting officer, 1864, in Pittsburjr, Pa. (for 
about seven months). Promoted Lieutenant, February 22, 1864; steamer. 
"Chattanooga," 1866. Promoted Lieutenant- Commander, July 25, 1866; 
steamer " Lenape," Atlantic Squadron, 1866-7 ; steamer " Penobscot," 
North Atlantic Squadron, 1868-9 ; Assistant Signal Officer, Washington, 
D. C., 1869-70. Retired, for physical disability caused by exposure on duty, 
January, 1871. 

Thomas L. Swann. Born in Marylard. Appointed from Maryland, 
December 8, 1856 ; graduated, June, 1860, and ordered to steam-frigate 
"Niagara;" engaged on special service, conveying home Japanese Embassy, 
1860 ; returned home, April, 1861, and was ordered immediately to blockade 
Charleston, and from thence as flag-ship of Gulf Squadron ; active blockade 
duty on Gulf, 1861-2 ; present at the engagements between Forts McCrea, 
Barancas, Pensacola Navy Yard, and Fort Pickens, assisted by "Niagara" 
and "Richmond," in 1861 ; was in boat expedition, June, 1861, which cut 
out steamer " Ariel " from under the guns of Fort Morgan. Promoted to 
Master, August, 1861 ; returned home in " Niagara," in June, 1862 ; attached 
to Naval Academy, Newport, from June 14, 1862, to November, 1863. Com 
missioned as Lieutenant, July 16, 1862; attached to steam-sloop "Brooklyn," 
Western Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1864 ; was present at the battle of 
Mobile Bay, August 5, 1864, and bombardment of Fort Morgan, August 22, 
1864 ; the " Brooklyn " was riddled in the action of the 8th August, and 
returned North for repairs, September, 1864 ; joined the following month 
Admiral Porter s fleet in Hampton Roads; Executive of "Brooklyn " during 
both attacks on Fort Fisher; detached from "Brooklyn," February, 1865, 
and ordered to Naval Academy, Newport, Rhode Island, and after making 
practice-cruise with midshipmen, was ordered as Executive-Offic< r of steamer 
"Algonquin;" detached from " Algonquin," March, 1866, and ordered to 
Navy Yard, Boston. Commissioned as Lieutenant -Commander, May 2, 1866, 
and in July ordered as Executive-Officer of steam-sloop " Mohican ; " de 
tached for duty on the North Pacific Squadron ; detached from "Mohican," 
October, 1868, and ordered to duty at Naval Academy, as Head of Depart 
ment of Ethics and English Studies, where he remained until 1871 ; " Wabash," 
flag-ship, European Fleet, 1871-3 ; special ordnance duty, 1873-4. Commis 
sioned as Commander, January 6, 1874; sick leave, 1874-6. Retired, 1877. 

Smith Woodward Nichols. Born in Massachusetts. Appointed from 
Massachusetts, September 27, 1858 ; Naval Academy, 1858-61 ; attached to 
steam-frigate " Wabash," Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1861. Commis 
sioned as Lieutenant, July 16, 1862 ; school-ship " Macedonia," 1863 ; 
attached to steam-sloop " Shenandoah," North Atlantic Blockading Squad 
ron, 1863-5 ; bombardment of Fort Fisher, North Carolina, December, 
1864 ; capture of Fort Fisher, January, 1865 ; in charge of a company, 
naval land assault on Fort Fisher; attached to "Passaic," from January to 
July, 1865, South Atlantic Blockading Squadron. Commissioned as Lieuten 
ant-Commander, July 25, 1866 ; steam-sloop "Shenandoah," Asiatic Squad 
ron, 1865-9 ; special duty, Boston, 1869 ; U. S. S. " Terror," 1869-70; Navy 
Yard, Boston, 1871 2 ; " Omaha," South Pacific Station, 1872-5 ; ordnance 
duty, Boston, 1876. Commissioned as Commander, April 26, 1876 ; Light- 
House Inspector, 1876-9. Retired April, 1882. 

Allan D. Brown. Born in New York. Appointed from New York, 
September 26, 1860 ; Naval Academy, 1860-3. Promoted to Ensign, May 
28, 1863 ; steam-sloop " Iroquois," North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, and 
special service, 1863-5. Promoted to Master, November 10, 1865 ; flag-ship 



124 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

" Rhode Island," North Atlantic Squadron, 1865-6. Promoted to Lieutenant, 
November 10, 1866; Executive Officer, " Unadilla," Asiatic Squadron, 
1866-8. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, March 12, 1868 ; "Unadilla," 
Asiatic Squadron, 1868-9; Naval Academy, 1869-70; practice-ship " Sa 
vannah," 1870; Naval Academy, 1870-2; "Omaha," Pacific Squadron, 
18723 ; " Pensacola," flag-ship, Pacific Squadron, 18735 ; commanding 
detachment from Pensacola, protecting transit of Isthmus of Panama, Sep 
tember, 1873 ; Naval Academy, 1876-8 ; commanding practice-steamer 
" Mayflower," 1878 ; Naval Academy, 1878-9. Promoted to Commander, 
January 22, 1880; Naval Academy, 1880; Torpedo Station, 1880-1 ; com 
manding training-ship " Jamestown," 18824 ; Naval Asylum, Philadelphia, 
1884 ; Assistant Superintendent Naval Observatory, 18848 ; commanding 
" Kear-arge," special service, 1888-9. Retired and promoted to Commander, 
June, 1894. 

George T. Davis. Born in Massachusetts. Appointed from Massa 
chusetts, September 20, 1860 ; Naval Academy, 1860-3. Promoted to En- 
tig n, October 1, 1863 ; attached to ironclad steamer, " New Ironsides," South 
Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1863-4 ; North Atlantic Blockading Squad 
ron, 1864-5 ; both attacks on Fort Fisher, and final assault on the same ; 
steam-sloop " Dacotah," Pacific Squadron, 18(55-8. Promoted to Master, 
November 10, 1866. Commissioned as Lieutenant. February 21, 1867 ; 
steam-ship "Plymouth," European Squadron, 1868. Commissioned as Lieu 
tenant-Commander, December 18, 1868 ; "Worcester," flagship N. A. Squad 
ron, 1873-5 ; Navy Yard, Boston, 1876-80 ; training-ship " Minnesota," 
1881-2 ; Light-House Inspector, 1883-5. Promoted to Commander, Febru 
ary, 1883; commanding " Juniata," Pacific Station, 1885-7. Retired, 
October, 1889. 

Joshua Bishop. Born in Missouri. Appointed Acting Midshipman 
from Missouri, September 20, 1854 ; Naval Academy, 18548. Commis 
sioned Lieutenant, April 19, 1861. Special duty fitting gunboat flotilla in 
Cincinnati, June and July, 1861, and at St. Louis, August, 1861. Execu 
tive-Officer gunboat "A. O.Taylor," 1861, and " Benton," 1861-2; com 
manding gunboat " General Bragg," 1862-3 ; "Tuscarora," N. A. Blockading 
Squadron, 1863-4 ; Naval Academy, 1864-5. Commissioned Lieutenant- 
Gwimander, March 3, 1865 ; " Wyoming," Asiatic Squadron, 1865-8 ; 
declared to be out of naval service from February 8, 1868. By Act of Con 
gress appointed Lieutenant- Commander, March 1, 1871 ; Pacific Station, 
"Saranac," "Pensacola," and " Benicia," 1871-4; Torpedo Station, 1875; 
N. A. Station, "Plymouth," 1875-6; receiving-ship " Franklin," 1877-80 ; 
European and S. A. Stations ; " Galena," 1880-3 ; training-ship " Minnesota," 
1884-6 Promoted Commander, August 25, 1887 ; ordnance duty, Norfolk 
Navy Yard, 1887-9 ; commanding " Iroquois," Pacific Station, 1889-91 ; 
Naval Observatory, 1891 and 1894 ; Instructor in Ordnance at Navy Yard, 
Washington, D. C. and Navy War College, 1895. Placed on retired list by 
Retiring Board, physical disability incident to the service, December 31, 1896. 
Participated in battles of Belmont, Fort Donaldson, Columbus, Island No. 
10, Fort Pillow, and Memphis, in 1862 ; and in military operations along the 
Mississippi River in 1862-3; was given command of captured gunboat 
"General Bragg" at termination of battle of Memphis, June 6, 1862, for 
highly meritorious and distinguished conduct in that and preceding actions. 
The " General Bragg " had been boarded and seized by a party under his 
command at the termination of the battle. The vessel was on fire and in a 
sinking condition, with a lighted train to the magazine, which was cut off and 
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George R. Durand. Born in Connecticut. Appointed from Rhode 
Island, and rated Master s Mate, October 26, 1861 ; steamer "Mystic," N. A. 
B. Squadron, part of 1861-2. Appointed Acting Master, April 14, 1^62 ; 
Executive, steamer " Mohawk," S A. B. Squadron, part of 18623 and com 
manding same vessel latter half of 1863 ; Executive, sloop " John Adams " 
and steamer " Paul Jones," part of 1864, same squadron ; in July, 1864, 
while on an expedition up the Ogeechee River, Georgia, with two men and a 
guide, to endeavor to burn the steamer " Water-Witch," lately captured from 
us by the enemy, was captured by a company of Confederates, thirty -four men ; 
was confined in Savannah and Macon, Ga , Charleston, S. C., and Libbjr 
Prison, Richmond, Va. ; Navigator, then Executive, steamer " Muscoota," 
Gulf Squadron, 1865-6. Promoted to Acting Volunteer* Lieutenant, June 
27, 1866 ; Executive, steamer " Penobscot," New York, latter part of 1866 ; 
Navigator, then Executive, steamer " Osceola," West Indies, 1867 ; Execu 
tive, steamer " Maumee," 1867-8. Commissioned as Master in regular navy 
from March 12, 1868; receiving-ship "New Hampshire," Norfolk, 1868; 
Navigator, steamer " Ashuelot," Asiatic Squadron, 1869. Commissioned as 
Lieutenant, from December 18, 1868 ; receiving-ships " Vermont," at New 
York, and " Vandalia," at Portsmouth, N. H., 1870 ; commanding steamer 
"Speedwell," at Portsmouth, N. H., 1871; Executive, steamer " Nipsic," 
Gulf and West Indies, 1871-2 ; receiving-ships " Vermont," at New York, 
and "Ohio," at Boston, 1873; again commanding steamer "Speedwell," at 
Portsmouth, N. H., part of 1873-4 ; receiving-ship " Ohio," 1874 ; command 
ing iron-clad steamer " Mahopac," N. A. Station, 1874-6 ; iron-clad steamer 
" Canonicus," New Orleans, part of 1874 ; receiving-ship " Wabash," Boston, 
1877. Commissioned as Lieutenant- Commander, from November 25, 1877; 
commanding iron-clad steamer " Lehigh," N. A. Station, 1877-82 ; Execu 
tive, "Alliance," N. A. Station, 1883-6 ; iron-clads, James River, 1886-9. 
Promoted to Commander, March, 1889 ; Light- House Inspector, 1889 to 
May, 1892; commanding "Alert," November, 1892, to April, 1893 ; sick 
leave, April, 1893, to 1884 Retired June, 1894. 

Francis M. Barber. Born in Ohio. Appointed an Acting Midshipman 
at Naval Academy, December 27, 1861; graduated, 1865; "Swatara" 
(third-rate), West India Squadron, 1866. Promoted to Ensign, December 
1, 1866 ; frigate "Minnesota," special service, 1867-8. Promoted to Matter, 
March 12, 1868, and commissioned as Lieutenant, March 26, 1869 ; " Yan- 
tic" (fourth-rate), N. A. Squadron, 1868-9 ; "Michigan" (fourth-rate), on 
the lakes, 1870-1 ; torpedo duty, 1872-4 ; commanding "Alarm" (fourth- 
rate), special service, 1875; "Vandalia," N. A. Fleet, 1875-6; "Alert" 
(second-rate), Asiatic Station, 1877-9. Promoted to Lieufenant- Commander, 
January, 1879 ; " Quinnebaug," European Station, 1880-3 ; member Advis 
ory Board, 1883-5 ; leave of absence, 1885-9. Promoted to Commander, 
March, 1889 ; waiting orders, 1890 ; leave of absence, October, 1893 ; special 
duty, October, 1894, to February, 1895 ; naval attache, Japan and China, 
February, 1895. Returned August, 1895. 

Timothy Augustine Lyons. Appointed Midshipman and entered the 
Naval Academy, January 2, 1862 ; graduated September, 1865 ; attached to 
the "Monongahela," of the West India Squadron, from 1865, until that 
vessel was driven ashore on the Island of Santa Cruz, by a tidal wave follow 
ing an earthquake ; then on the " De Soto," of the same squadron, until 
1868 ; on the " Piscataqua," " Unadilla" and " Idaho," of the China Squad 
ron, from 1868 until 1871 ; Instructor at the Nayal Academy and on board 
the " Constellation," from 1871 to 1873 ; attached to the " Pensacola," flag- 



126 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

ship of the Pacific Squadron, from 1873 until 1876 ; at the Hydrographic 
Office, Washington, from 1876 to 1879 ; ordered to the " Constellation " in 
1879, and upon her arrival at Gibraltar in the autumn of that year, was 
transferred to the " Trenton," flag-ship of the European Squadron, to which 
he remained attached until she came home and was put out of commission in 
18"Sl ; from 1881 until 1885, Superintendent of Compasses in the Bureau of 
Navigation, Washington ; from 1886 to 1888, was Executive Officer of the 
" Galena " and of the " Tennessee " and Richmond," both successively flag 
ships of the North Atlantic Squadron ; member of Board of Inspection of 
Merchant vessels for Auxiliary Navy, 1889 to 1 V 92 ; commanding training- 
ship " MonongsEhela," November, 1892, to August, 1893, when, upon Medi 
cal Survey, was detached and granted sick leave ; commanding " Alliance," 
of the Pacific Squadron, from October, 1893, until ship returned home and 
was put out of commission at Norfolk, Va., on sick leave for six months, from 
November, 1894 ; at Naval War College, June to November, 1895; special 
duty, New York, January, 1896, to March, 1897 ;. retired May, 1897, on ac 
count of physical disabilities incurred in the line of duty. Promotions: To 
Ensign, in 1866 ; to Master, in 1868 ; to Lieutenant, in 1869 ; to Lieutenant- 
Commandtr, in 1879, and to Commander, in 1889. 

John J. Brice. Entered the navy as a volunteer officer in 1861 ; joined 
the U. S. steamer " Freeborn," August, 1861, Potomac Flotilla; was in the 
engagement with Cock-pit Point Batteries, Shipping Point Batteries, and 
Potomac Creek Batteries ; in the attack upon Aquia Creek fortifications ; 
cutting-out expedition in the Rappahannock River and engagements with field 
battery and infantry near Gloucester Court-House, Va., for which promoted ; 
landed inside the rebel lines with boats and men and captured a rebel colonel 
of cavalry and carried him on board ; cutting-out expedition in Mattox Creek, 
Va., for which recommended for gallantry and promoted to Acting Master ; 
at Ai ken s Landing, Va., when the rebel rams attempted to pass down ; 
attack upon Jones s Bluff, Rappahannock River, and at the capture of Fred- 
ericksburg, Va. ; commanding U. S. steamer "Don" at the end of the war. 
Commissioned an Ensign in the regular service, March, 1868 ; " Quinne- 
baug," South Atlantic Station, 1868-9. Commissioned as Lieutenant, March 
21, 1870; Hydrographic Office, 1*70; " Saco " (fourth-rate), European 
Station, 1870-2 ; torpedo service, 1873 ; " Saranac " (second-rate), North 
Pacific Fleet, 1873-5 ; Naval Observatory, 1876 ; Navy Yard, Mare Island, 
1877-8; " Lackawanna," Pacific Station, 1878-81. Promoted to Lieuten 
ant- Commander, April 15,1882; Mare Island Navy Yard, 1882-5; " Iro- 
quois," Pacific Station, 1885-8 ; Navy Yard, Washington, 1888-9 ; Fish 
Commission, 1889-90; Light-House Inspector, December, 1892; command 
ing "Adams," March, 1894 ; sick leave, October, 1894. Retired, February, 
1895. 

Benjamin Say re Richards. Born in Pennsylvania. Entered Naval 
Academy, October 22, 1861; graduated, 1^66; " De Soto" (second-rate), 
N. A. Station, 1867-8. Promoted to Ensign, 1868; receiving-ship "New 
Hampshire," 1869-70 ; retired, 1869 ; restored to active list, 1872. Com 
missioned as Lieutenant, March 21, 1871 ; receiving-ship "New Hampshire," 
1873 ; " Portsmouth," Pacific Fleet, 1874-5 ; " Lackawanna," N. P. Station, 
1875-7; receiving-ship "Franklin," 1877-8 ; Navy Yard, Pensacola, 1881- 
82 ; " Wachusett," Pacific Station, 1882-5 ; ordnance duty, Navy Yard, 
Washington, 1885-6; receiving-ship "Franklin," 1886-9. Promoted to 
Lieutenant- Commander, August, 1887; " Monocacy," Asiatic Station, 1889, 
to November, 1892 ; Navy Yard, New York, November, 1892, to 1894 ; 



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commanding the " Michigan," December 1894-6 ; Naval War College, June 
1896. Commissioned Command r, June, 1896; Light-House Inspector, 
October, 1896, to 1897 ; Hospital Mare Island, December, 1897 ; sick leave, 
January, 1898. Retired May 1, 1898. 

Eetired under the first section of Ad of April 21, 1864. 

Greenleaf Cilley. Appointed Midshipman from Maine, February 26, 
1841 ; frigate " Cumberland " and sloop-of-war " Plymouth," Mediterranean 
and Brazil Squadrons, 1843-46 ; Naval School, Annapolis, November, 1846 ; 
line-of-battleship " Ohio," Gulf of Mexico, 1847 ; at Naval Battery, Vera 
Cruz ; co-operated with the army at Medelliu River, on its march to and 
from Alvarado ; at the attack and capture of Tuspan, where he received a 
slight flesh wound in the leg. Naval School, and graduating as Paxsed 
Midshipman, July 5, 1848; frigate "Raritan," Gulf of Mexico, 1848-50; 
store-ship Lexington," Mediterranean, 1850-1 ; coast-survey steamer "Jef 
ferson," 1851 ; dismasted and nearly foundered, May 25, 1851 ; was sur 
veyed, condemned, and left at Port Desire River, Patagonia, August, 1851 ; 
returned to Montevideo in French bark "Aristide," and to New York in 
store-ship "Relief," November, 1851; coast-survey steamer "Legare," 
Florida Reefs, till July, 1852 ; in store-ship " Fredonia," New York to 
San Francisco, thence to Valparaiso, July, 1852, to March, 1854 ; frigate 
"St. Lawrence," Pacific Station, as Acting Lieutenant, March, 1854, to April, 
1855; sloop-of-war "Saratoga," West Indies, as Master and Lieutenant, 
1855-8 ; at the capture of Walker and his filibusters, at Greytown, Decem 
ber 8, 1857 ; coast-survey steamer " Hetzel," North Carolina Sounds and 
Chesapeake Bay, 1858; steamer "Metacomet," Paraguay Expedition, 
1858-9; brig "Do phin," Brazil Station, 1859; steamer "Pulaski," River 
La Plata, 1859-63 ; in command of said steamer and Senior Officer on 
Brazil Station, March, 1862-3; command of gunboat "Unadilla," South 
Atlantic Blockading Squadron, August and September, 1863. Promoted to 
Lieutenant- Commander, July 16, 1863; in command of monitor "Catskill," 
off Charleston, S. C., September to November, 1863 ; blockading the harbor, 
and at times commanding Fort Sumter; steamer "Fort Jackson," North 
Atlantic Blockading Squadron, March and April, 1864; line-of-battleships 
" New Hampshire " and " Vermont," South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 
May to August, 1864; steam-frigate "Colorado," North Atlantic Squadron, 
October to December, 1864; retired, March, 1865. Promoted to Com 
mander, April 4, 1867. 

Frederick Robinson Smith. Born in Wiscasset, Maine. Appointed 
from Maine, September 24, 1858 ; Naval Academy, 1858-61 ; attached to 
steam-frigate " Colorado," flag-ship, West Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1861 ; 
steamer " Flambeau," as Acting Master and Navigator, 1862 ; South Atlantic 
Blockading Squadron, 1862-3. Promoted to Lieutenant and Executive Officer, 
August 1, 1862 ; engagement with Fort McAllister ; boat Expedition, Bull s 
Island, South Carolina ; present at Admiral Dupont s first fight at Charles 
ton, 1864 ; U. S. steam-sloop " Ticonderoga," flag-ship of Flying Squadron, 
West Indies, Admiral Lardner served as Flag-Lieutenant and Senior 
Watch-Officer ; Executive Officer steamer " Rhode Island," North Atlantic 
Blockading Squadron, 1864-5; both attacks on Fort Fisher; commanded 
detachment of seamen in the land assault ; commanded landing party from 
Rhode Island, which, together with the men, landed from H. B. M. gunboat 
" Lilly," afforded protection to the foreign merchants at Cape Haytien City 
during the Selnam revolution. Commissioned a Lieutenant- Commander, July 



128 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

25, 1866; U. S. S. "Ashuelot," 1865-9; Navigator while convoying the 
iron-clad " Miantonomah " across the Atlantic to Queenstovvn, Ireland ; did 
duty as Navigator until arrival in Hong-Kong, China, when made Executive 
Officer, and finally commanded the " Ashuelot," until detached, 1*69 70; 
equipment duty, Boston Navy Yard, 1871 ; Executive Officer U. S. flag-ship 
"Severn," N. A. Squadron, 1871 ; commanded U. S. iron-clad " Ajax" on 
voyage from Key West, Florida, to League Island Navy Yard, 1872 ; Execu 
tive Officer U. S. S. "Iroquois," N. A. Station, reception-fleet Grand Duke 
Alexis, of Russia, 1872; ordnance duty, Navy Yard, Boston, 1878; Inspec 
tor of Ordnance at Key West, 1874 ; Executive Officer U. S. S. " Lancaster," 
flag-ship S. A. Squadron, 1875 ; Senior Aide to Commander Cooper, com 
manding Navy Yard, Pensacola. Commissioned as Commander, April 6, 
1875 ; commanding iron-clad " Saugus," on voyage from Pensacola to Port 
Royal, S. C. Retired, June 18, 1892. 

Retired for incompetency or d Sability proceeding from other causes not incident 

to the service. 

Augustus G. Kellogg. Born in Ohio. Appointed from Illinois, Sep 
tember 21, 1860 ; Naval Academy, 1860. Promoted to Ensign, May 28, 
1863 ; attached to steamer " Rhode Island," North Atlantic Blockading 
Squadron, 1864; steam-sloop "Powhatan," North Atlantic Blockading 
Squadron, 1864-5 ; both attacks on Fort Fisher. Promoted to Master, No 
vember 10, 1865; steam-sloop " Shenandoah," East India Squadron, 1865-8. 
Commissioned as Lieutenant, November 10, 1866. Commissioned as Lieu 
tenant-Commander, March 12, 1868; steam-gunboat "Aroostook," Asiatic 
Squadron, 1868-9 ; iron-clad duty, New Orleans, 1869 ; Naval Academy, 
1870-1 ; Hvdrographic Office, 1872; in March, 1872, with ten officers and 
one hundred and fifty men, rescued the steamer " Ocean Queen," with passen 
gers, from shipwreck, on Island San Salvador ; in July received thanks of 
Pacific Mail Company for services rendered in saving life, while the steamer 
" America " was burning at Yokohama ; " Michigan " (fourth-rate), 1873-6 ; 
training-ship " Monongahela," 1876-7 ; commanding " Speedwell " (fourth- 
rate), 1877 ; Navy Yard, Portsmouth, 1877-80 ; commanding "Tallapoosa," 
special service, 1880-3. Promoted Commander, July, 1880 ; Light-House 
Inspector, 1883-5 ; equipment duty, Navy Yard, Washington, 1885-8 ; com 
manding " Ossipee," North Atlantic Station, 1888-9. Retired December 
15, 1891. 

LIEUTENANT-COMMANDERS ON THE ACTIVE LIST. 

Conway Hillyer Arnold. Born in New York City. Entered Naval 
Academy, September 30, 1863 ; graduated, 1867 ; " Minnesota," special cruise, 
1867-8. Promoted to Ensign, 1868 ; " Powhatan," Pacific Fleet, 1868-70 ; 
flag-ship "Severn," N. A. Station, Aide to R. A. Poor, 1870-1. Promoted 
to Master, 1870. Commissioned as Lieutenant, 1871 ; receiving-ship " Ver 
mont," 1871 ; Aide to P. A. Stringham, 1871-2 ; " Wasp," South Atlantic 
Station, 1872-4 ; Naval Observatory, 1^74-5 ; " Hartford," flag-ship, North 
Atlantic Station, 1875-7 ; " Powhatan," N. A. Station, Flag-Lieutenant and 
secretary to R. A. Trenchard, 1877-8 ; commanding " Wyandotte," Navy 
Yard, Washington, 1878-81 ; "Lancaster," European Station, secretary to 
R, A. Nicholson, 1881-2; "Miantonomah," special service, 1882-3; "Nip- 
sic," S. A. Station, 1883-6 ; Navy Yard, New York, 1886-9 ; secretary to 
R. A. Gherardi, N. A. Station, 1889, to June, 1893 ; " Galena," Kearsarge," 



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"Dolphin," "Baltimore," "Philadelphia." Promoted to Lieutenant- Com 
mander, January 10, l92 ; board for Inspection Merchant vessels, New 
York, 1893 ; Aide to R. A. Gherardi, Navy Yard, New York, 1894 ; charge 
Branch Hydrographic Office, New York, 189496 ; battle-ship " Massachu 
setts," 1896 ; commanding " Bancroft," European Station, 1897 ; Light- 
House Inspector, Sixth District, 1898. 

William Sheffield Cowles. Born at Farmington, Connecticut. Ap 
pointed to Naval Academy, July 21, 1863 ; graduated, 1867 ; "Minnesota," 
in Mediterranean Squadron, 1867-8 ; " Pensacola" and "Saginaw," in North 
Pacific Squadron, 1868-70. Promoted to Ensign, 1869, and Master in 1870 ; 
Naval Observatory, Washington, D. C.,1870; Torpedo Station, Newport, 
R. I., 1871. Promoted to Lieutenant in 1871 ; practice gu/mery-ship, "Con 
stellation," 1872; "Alaska," Mediterranean, West Indies, 1873; "Alaska," 
coast of Africa, 1874-5-6; "Tennessee" and " Monocacy," China Station, 
1877-8-9 and 1880; Navy Yard, New York, 1881-2; Flag-Lieutenant, 
North Atlantic Squadron, 1882-3-4 ; Secretary Board of Inspection, mer 
chant ships, New York City (during this detail served three weeks on 
Isthmus of Panama guarding the transit across the Isthmus, and property of 
Panama R. R. Co., and property of American citizens on the Isthmus), 
1884-5-6 ; in command of " Despatch," 1887-8-9 and 1890-1 ; Naval 
Aide to Secretary of Navy, and in charge of Naval militia, 1891-2. Pro 
moted to Lieutenant- Commander, 1892; Naval Attache, U. S. Embassy, 
London, 1893-7; commanding "Fern," North Atlantic Squadron, April, 
1897, to April, 1898; commanding "Topeka," April, 1898, to date. 

Charles Olden Allibone. Born in Pennsylvania. Entered Naval 
Academy, July 23, 1863 ; graduated, 1867 ; Asiatic Station, 1867-70. Pro 
moted to Ensign, 1868 ; to Master, 1870. Commissioned as Lieutenant, 1872 ; 
" Ticonderoga," S. A. Fleet, 1870-3 ; receiving-ship " Independence," 1874 ; 
" Tuscarora," N. P. Station, 1874-6 ; League Island Station, 1877 ; Torpedo 
Station, 1877-8; " Vandalia," N. A. Station, 1878-81 ; "Lancaster," Euro 
pean Station, 1881-2 ; " Galena," S. A. Station, 1882-3 ; Navy Yard, Ports 
mouth, N. H., 1883-5 ; " Dolphin," N A. Station, 1885-9 ; Naval Station, 
New London, 1889-90 ; ordnance duty, Navy Yard, Washington, Septem 
ber, 1890, to November, 1892. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, May 
28, 1892 ; Assistant Inspector of " Columbia," November, 1892-7 ; leave of 
absence, May, 1897 ; Light-House Inspector, 1898 to date. 

Edward David Taussig. Born in Missouri. Entered Naval Academy, 
July 23, 1863; graduated, 1867; "Minnesota," special cruise, July and 
December, 1867. Ensign, December, 1868 ; " Wateree," " Powhatan," " On 
ward," and " Resaca," South Pacific Station, January, 1868, to April, 1870 ; 
commended by Commander Gillis, in his report to the Secretary of the Navy, 
for services during earthquake at Arica, August 13, 1868. Master, March, 
1870; Lieutenant, January 1,1872 ; " Narragansett," October, 1870, to Oc 
tober, 1873, cruising and surveying in the Pacific under Commander R. W. 
Meade, and surveying the coast of Lower California under Commander George 
Dewey ; torpedo station, June and September, 1874 ; Hydrographic Office, 
October-December, 1874; Panama Inter-oceanic Canal Survey, January- 
August, 1875; commanding R. S. "Relief," September, 1875 ; in temporary 
charge Department of Yards and Locks, Washington Navy Yard, October, 
1875, to April, 1876 ; " Juniata," and " Monongahela," April, 1876, to Jan 
uary, 1877 ; " Trenton," flag-ship, European Station, January, 1877, to Jan 
uary, 1880 ; Naval Academy, June, 1880, to May, 1883 , commanding Coast 
Survey steamer " McArthur " from May, 1883, to February, 1886 ; com- 



130 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

manding Coast Survey steamer " Hassler," February to August, 1886 ; en 
gaged in hydrographic surveys near Cape Mendocino and Piedras Blancos, 
California; training-ship "Jamestown," September 1, 1886, to December, 
1887; duty in the Navy Department from December, 1887, to December, 
1890 ; December, 1890, ordered to special duty as Assistant to Commodore 
R. W. Meade, Representative of the Navy Department on the Board of 
Management IT. S. Government Exhibit, and in May, 1893, ordered to relieve 
Commodore Meade as the Representative of the Navy Department on the 
Board of Management U. S. Government Exhibit. Lieutenant- Commander, 
June 19, 1892.^ Executive Officer U. S. S. "Atlanta," April, 1894, to Sep 
tember, 1895. * Executive Officer U. S. receiving-ship "Richmond " to Feb 
ruary, 1896. Executive Officer U.S. S. "Monadnock," February, 1896, 
to September, 1896 ; Hydrographic Office, September, 1896, to December, 
1896 ; December, 1896, to present date Hydrographic Inspector U. S. Coast 
and Geodetic Survey. 

John Elliott Pillsbury. Born in Massachusetts. Entered Naval 
Academy, September, 22, 1862 ; graduated, 1867 ; " Minnesota," special 
cruise, 1867-8. Promoted to Ensign, 1868 ; Navy Yard, Boston, 1869-70. 
Promoted to Master, 1#70; "Colorado," flagship, Asiatic Fleet, 1870-2. 
Commissioned as Lieutenant, 1872; torpedo duty, 1873; "Swatara," special 
service, 1875 ; Coast Survey, 1875-7 ; Hydrographic Office, 1878-9 ; " Kear- 
sarge," N. A. Station, 1879-82 ; Coast Survey Office, 1882-4 ; commanding 

C. S. S. "Blake," investigating Gulf Stream Currents, 1884-9; Coast Sur 
vey Office, 1890, to February, 1891 ; "Newark," February, 1891, to July, 
1893. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, July 1, 1892; Navy Yard, 
Boston, July. 1893, to June, 1894; Naval War College, to January, 1897 ; 
commanding "Vesuvius" since June, 1897, to date. 

William Herron Reeder. Entered Naval Academy, September 25, 
1862; graduated, 1867 ; " Piscataqua," flag-ship Asiatic Squadron, 1867-8. 
Commissioned as Ensign, 1868 ; " Unadilla," Asiatic Squadron, 1868 ; 
" Delaware," flag-ship, Asiatic Squadron, 1869-70. Commissioned as Master, 
1870 ; signal duty, Fort Myer, va , 1870 ; " Wabash," flag-ship, European 
Squadron, 1871-2; " Shenandoah," European Squadron, 1873 ; Navy Yard, 
Boston, Mass., 1874; Navy Yard, Philadelphia, 1874-6; " Powhatan," 
North Atlantic Squadron, 1877-80 ; special duty, Naval Department, 1880-1 ; 
Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N. H., 1881-3; Torpedo Station, 1883; com 
manding " Despatch," special service, 1884-5 ; Expedition to Isthmus of 
Panama, 1885 ; special duty in the Navy Department, 1885-6; "Galena," 
North Atlantic Squadron, 1886-9 ; Bureau of Equipment and Recruiting, 
1889-90; Naval Academy, July, 1890, to June, 1893. Promoted to Lieu 
tenant-Commander, December 4, 1892 ; "Charleston," Pacific Station, June, 
1893 ; July, 1894, ordered to temporary duty under General Ruger, U. S. A., 
commanding Department of Pacific ; in command of Naval Brigade at Oak 
land Mole, California, during the railroad strikes of that period ; " Charles 
ton," Asiatic Station, August, 1894, to July, 1896 ; Navy Yard, Washington, 

D. C., August, 1896, to April, 1897 ; commanding N. Y. nautical school- 
ship "St. Mary s," A.pril, 1897, to April, 1898; commanding Fourth Dis 
trict Mosquito Fleet since April, 1898. 

Daniel Delehanty. Born in New York. Entered Naval Academy, 
September 25, 1862 ; graduated, 1867 ; Asiatic Fleet, 1867-9 ; Pacific Fleet, 
1870. Promoted to Ensign, 1867 ; to Master, 1870. Commissioned as Lieu 
tenant, 1872; Navy Yard, Mare Island, 1871; "Saranac," Pacific Fleet, 
1872-4; receiving-ship "Independence," 1874; receiving-ship "Colorado," 



RECORDS OF UVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 131 

1875; "Catskill" (iron-clad), North Atlantic Station, 1875-6; " Lacka- 
wanna," North Pacih c Station, 1876-8; Naval Academy, 1878-81 ; "Con 
stellation," special service, 1881; Naval Academy, 1881-2; "Adams," 
Pacific Station, 1882-4; Mare Island, Navy Yard, 1884-5; " Wachusett," 
Pacific Station, 1885; receiving-ship, "Independence," 1885-8; member 
Board of Inspection, San Francisco, 1888-9 ; commanding C. S S. " Hassler," 

1889, to October, 1893. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, January 9, 
1893 ; Supervisor New York Harbor, October 2, 1893, to 1897 ; ordered to 
the " Texas May, 1897 ; Governor of Sailors Snug Harbor, February, 1898 ; 
commanding U. S. S. "Suwanee," May, 1898, to date. 

Charles Carpenter Cornwell. Born in New York. Appointed as 
Acting Midshipman at Naval Academy, September, 2<L 1864 ; graduated, 
1868 ; European Station, 1868-9. Promoted to Ensign, 1869 ; torpedo duty, 
1870. Promoted to Master, 1879; " Tennessee " (second-rate), special ser 
vice, 1880-1 ; " Wachusett," European Station, 1871-2 ; European Squad 
ron, 1873-4. Commissioned as Lieutenant, 1872; North Atlantic Station, 
1874-7 ; " Palos," Asiatic Station, 1877-8 ; S. S. " Blake," 1881-2 ; " Pow- 
hatan," special service, 1882-4 ; Naval Observatory, 1884-5 ; Superintend- 
dent of Compasses, 1885-7 ; " Quinnebaug," European Station, 1887-9 ; 
Nautical School-ship " St. Mary s," 1888-90 ; leave of absence, December, 

1890, to July, 1893. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, February 7, 1893 ; 
" Newark," S. A. Station, July, 1893-6 ; receiving-ship " Wabash," Octo 
ber, 1896; sick-leave, October, 1897; Inspector of Light-House District 
Peusacola, February, 1898, to date. 

Royal Rodney Ingersoll. Born in Michigan. Entered Naval Acad 
emy, July 23, 1864; graduated, 1868; European Station, 1868-9. Pro 
moted to Ensign, 1869 ; " Miantonomah " (iron-clad), special service, 1869- 
70. Promoted to Master, 1870 ; " Plymouth," European Squadron, 1870-2 ; 
" Kansas," North Atlantic Station, 1872-3 ; " Juuiata," European Squadron, 
1874. Commissioned as Lieutenant, 1872 ; " Yantic," Asiatic Station, 1875 ; 
and "Kearsarge," same station, 1875-6; Naval Academy, 1876-9; " Pensa- 
cola," Pacific Station, 1879-80; Naval Observatory, 1882-3; Naval Acad 
emy, 1883-5; practice-ship " Constellation, 1885; Naval Academy, 1885-7; 
" Enterprise," European Station, 1887-90 ; Naval Academy, December, 
1890-3. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, February 25, 1893-4; or 
dered, to Philadelphia, November, 1894-7 ; leave of absence, June, 1897 ; 
Naval Academy, September, 1897, to date. 

Adolph Marix. Born in Saxony. Entered Naval Academy, Septem 
ber 26, 1864; graduated 1868; European Station, 1868-9. Promoted to 
Ensign, 1869; "Congress," special service, 1870-1. Promoted to Master, 
1870 ; " Canandaigua," North Atlantic Station, 1871-2 ; commissioned as 
Lieutenant, 1872 ; " Worcester," flag-ship, North Atlantic Station, 1872-4 ; 
" Saco," Asiatic Station, 1874-6; and " Tennessee," same station, 1876-7; 
"Trenton," European Station, 1878-9; Hydrographic Office, 1879-80; 
training-ship "Minnesota," 1880-1; receiving-ship "Colorado," 1881-2; 
" Brooklyn," South Atlantic Station, 1882-3 ; " Richmond," Asiatic Station, 
1883-4; "Trenton," Asiatic Station, 1884-5; "Enterprise," Asiatic Sta 
tion, 1885-6; Judge Advocate General s Office, 1886; special duty, to 
Australia, 1888-9; training-ship "Jamestown," 1889-90; Hydrographic 
Office, New York, June, 1892; receiving-ship " Minnesota," June, 1894- 
95; the "Maine," September, 1895-98; receiving-ship "Vermont," Janu 
ary, 1898. Ordered to command U. S. S. " Scorpion," April, 1898. 



132 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

Duncan Kennedy. Born in Albany, New York. Entered Naval 
Academy, July 20, 1864; graduated, 1868; "Delaware" and " Iroquois," 
Asiatic Station, 1868-70. Promoted to Ensign, 1869; to Master, 1>70; 
" Guerriere," European Station, 1870-2. Promoted to Lieutenant, 1872 ; 
Torpedo Station, 1872-3; " Pensacola," Pacific Station, 1873-6; Naval 
Academy, 1876-9 ; practice-steamer, " Mayflower," 1876-7 ; " Pensacola," 
Pacific Station, 1879-82 ; Naval Academy, 1882-4 ; practice-ship " Dale," 
1883; "Lancaster," European Station, 1884-5; "Lancaster," South 
Atlantic Station, 1885-7; War College, Newport, 1887-9; Secretary to 
Navy Yard Sife Commission, Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Coast, 
1889 ; Board of Organization, 1889-90 ; Torpedo Station, Newport, June, 
1893-5; "New York," October, 1895-8; January, 1898, Assistant Inspec 
tor Eleventh Light-House district, to date. 

Edward William Sturdy. Born in Massachusetts. Entered Naval 
Academy, February 26, 1863; graduated, 1867; "Minnesota," special 
cruise, 1867-8. Promoted to Ensign, 1868 ; " Pensacola," Pacific Fleet, 
1868-70 Promoted to Master, 1870. Commissioned as Lieutenant, 1871 ; 
special duty, Washington, 1871 ; Hydrographic Office, 1872 ; " Wasp," 
South Atlantic Fleet, 1872-6 ; Naval Observatory, 1876-8 ; " Ticonderoga," 
special service, 1878-81 ; Nautical Almanac Office, 1881-4 ; temporary 
Superintendent Nautical Almanac, 1882 ; Assistant Superintendent Nautical 
Almanac Office, 1883-4 ; " Quinnebaug," European Station, 1884 ; " Kear- 
sarge," European Station, 18847 ; ordnance duty, Navy Yard, Wash 
ington, 1887-9; "Baltimore," Pacific Station, 1889 to April, 1893. Pro 
moted to Lieutenant- Commander, April 3, 1892; training-ship "Constella 
tion," April, 1893-5 ; ordered to the " Olympia," February, 1895-6 ; under 
suspension, May, 1896 ; ordered to the " Minneapolis," October, 1896-7 ; 
receiving-ship " Wabash," December, 1897, to April, 1898 ; commanding 
U. S. S. " Pompey," from April, 1898, to date. 

James Douglas Jerrold Kelley. Born in New York City. Appointed 
at large by President Lincoln and entered U. S. Naval Academy, October 5, 
1864; was graduated in 1868; European Station, "Ticonderoga," "Frank 
lin " (flag-ship), " Richmond," " Guard." Promoted to Ensign, 1869 ; equip 
ment duty, Navy Yard, New York ; signal duty, Fort Whipple, Virginia, 
1870 ; qualified as Signal Officer ; ordered as such to the Pacific Station ; 
"Ossipee" (flag-ship), "Pensacola," "Saranac," "Resaca;" charge of a 
party Darien Survey. Promoted to Master, 1870; to Lieutenant, 1872; 
1873, " Frolic," Port Admiral s flag-ship, New York ; torpedo duty, Newport ; 
" Congress," coast of Africa, 1874 ; invalided home ; Naval Rendezvous, 
New York, 1876 ; " Minnesota," 1877 ; Executive of nautical school-ship 
"St. Mary s," 1878; "Michigan," special duty on Great Lakes, 1879; Hydro- 
graphic Office, 1880 ; " Nipsic," West Indies ; ordnance duty, command of 
experimental battery, Annapolis, 1881 ; " Despatch ;" Secretary to Rear- 
Admiral, " Tennessee," flag-ship North Atlantic Station, 1882 ; Board of In 
spection of Foreign Ships, 1883 ; torpedo duty, Judge Advocate General s 
Office, 1884; " Taliapoosa," South Atlantic Station, 1885; "Pensacola," 
special duty, 1888; " Kearsarge," flag-ship North Atlantic Station, 1889; 
" Yantic," North Atlantic Station, July, 1890, to November, 1891 ; waiting 
orders, November, 1891, to March, 1892; member Board on Ships boats, 
March, 1892, to July, 1893 ; receiving-ship "St. Louis," July, 1893, to June, 
1894; "Cincinnati," June, 1894, to August, 1895; "Texas," August, 1895, 
to February, 1896 ; "Richmond," February, 1896, to July, 1896; "Texas," 
July, 1896, to May, 1897 ; Inspector of Merchant Steamers, May, 1897, to 



RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 133 

March, 1898; member of Board Auxiliary Vessels, March, 1898. Com 
mended by Secretary of the Navy for services in Hayti. Prize Essayist and 
Gold Medallist U. S. Naval Institute, 1881; author of "The Question of 
Ship?," 12mo. ; " American Yachts " (4to.), with folio plates ; " A Desperate 
Chance," 12mo. ; " Typical Yachts," folio, and of " Armored Vessels," 12mo. 
Co-author of " Modern Ships of War " (4to.) and of " The Barbary Corsairs," 
12mo. Author of the "Monthly Pilot Chart," of "Proceedings of Courts- 
Martial and Boards," of " The Story of Coast Defence," of " American Men 
o -War," of a " History of the Naval Experimental Battery," of " Our Navy, 
its Growth and Achievements," regal, 24 colored plates, a book of 300 pp., 
of " The Ship s Company," octavo, 325 pp., and of numerous literary and 
professional articles and pamphlets. * 

J. F. Moser. Entered Academy at Newport, September, 1864; grad 
uated, No. 7 in class of 80, June, 1868 ; European Squadron, on board 
"S\vatara," "Roanoke" and "Guard" until October, 1869; Darien Inter- 
oceanic Canal Expedition, November, 1869, to July, 1870 ; European 
Squadron, " Guerriere," August, 1870, to February, 1872; Nicara<iuan 
Inter-oceanic Canal Expedition, February, 1872, to November, 1873 ; 
steamer "Despatch," November, 1873, to October, 1874; Panama Inter- 
oceanic Canal Expedition, December, 1874, to September, 1875 ; Coast Sur 
vey in charge of field-work, and command of steamer " Bache " and steamers 
" Fathomer " and " Endeavor," November, 1875, to March, 1880 ; European 
and South Atlantic Squadrons, on board "Galena" and "Brooklyn," 
August, 1880, to September, 1883 ; Coast Survey Officer in charge of Hydro- 
graphic Division, December, 1884, to November, 1886 ; Coast Survey in 
charge of field-work, and in command of steamer " Bache," November, 
1886-90. Lieutenant Moser has been largely employed on special duty, in 
connection with survey ; on the Coast Survey and the Exploring Expedi 
tion, in connection with the Interoceanic Canal Surveys ; he ran the line of 
levels over the route adopted by De Lesseps, from Aspinwall to Panama, and 
also over the route in Nicaragua, upon which work has commenced by the 
Nicaraguan Canal Company. He is a Fellow of the American Association 
for the Advancement of Science ; member of Ethnographical Society of 
France, and a member of the Philosophical Society and the Biological 
Society of Washington. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, June, 1894; 
Hydrographic Inspector Coast Survey, October, 1893-6 ; commanding the 
"Albatross," May, 1896, to date. 

Raymond P. Rodgers. Born in District of Columbia. Entered Naval 
Academy, July 25, 1864; graduated, 1868; "Guerriere," flag-ship, S. A. 
Fleet, 1868-9. Promoted to Ensign, 1869 ; "Franklin," flag-ship, European 
Fleet, 1869-71 ; " Juniata," same fleet, 1871-3. Promoted to Master, 1870. 
Commissioned as Lieutenant, 1872 ; Naval Academy, 1873-6; " Pensacola," 
flag-ship, Pacific Fleet, 1876-9; Naval Academy, 1879-82 ; "Tennessee," 
N. A. Squadron, 1882-4; Bureau of Navigation, 1884; Chief Intelligence 
Officer, 1884-9; "Chicago," Squadron of Evolution, 1890. Promoted to 
Lieutenant- Commander, July, 1894; Naval attache Paris, St. Petersburg and 
Madrid, October, 1892-7 ; Battleship " Iowa," June, 1897, to date. 

Robert T. Jasper. Born in New York. Entered Naval Academy, 
July 21, 1864; graduated, 1868; "Nipsic," N. A. Fleet, 1868-70. Pro 
moted to Ensign, 1869; and to Master, 1870; T. and N. Surveying Expe 
dition, 1870-1 ; " Wabash," flag-ship, European Fleet, 1871-3. Commis 
sioned as Lieutenant, 1872 ; S. A. Station, 1874-6; Naval Academy, 1876- 
0; " Powhatan," special service, 1880-3; Naval Academy, 1883-6; train- 



134 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

ing-ship " Jamestown," 1886 ; training-ship " Constellation," 1886-9 ; Coast 
Survey Office, 1889-90. Commissioned Lieutenant- Commander, July, 1893 ; 
U.S.S."Bennington," May, 1 893-5 ; receiving-ship "Franklin," July, 1895; 
Naval Academy, June, 1896, to April, 1898. 

Seaton Schroeder. Born in District of Columbia. Entered Naval 
Academy, September 26, 1864 ; graduated, 1868 ; Pacific Fleet, 1868-9. Pro 
moted to Ensign, 1869; "Benicia," Asiatic Station, 1869-72 Promoted to 
Master, 1870. Commissioned as Lieutenant, 1872 ; " Pinta," N. A. Station, 
1873; "SwataraJ 1874-5; Hydrographic Office, 1876; " Gettysburg," special 
service in Mediterranean, 1876-8 ; Hydrographic Office, 1878-80 ; "Des 
patch," special service, 1881-2; Fish Commission steamer "Albatross," 
1882-6; special duty, Bureau of Navigation, 1885-6; office Naval Intelli 
gence, 1886-8; special duty "Vesuvius," 1888-90. Commissioned Lieuten 
ant-Commander, September, 1893; Ordnance Officer, Navy Yard, Washing 
ton, October, 1893 ; Recorder Inspection and Survey, April, 1894-96 ; 
Battleship " Massachusetts," December, 1896, to date. 

Franklin J. Drake. Born in Talis, Orleans County, N. Y. Entered 
Naval Academy, July 24, 1863; graduated, 1868; " Getty sbury," West 
Indies, 1868; gunboat " Penobscot," N. A. Fleet, 1868-9; "Frolic," N. A. 
Station, 1869. Promoted to Ensign, 1869 ; signal duty, 1870. Promoted to 
Master, 1870 : " Colorado," Asiatic Fleet, 1870-1 ; " Benicia," Asiatic Squad 
ron, 1871 ; commanded Company B in the assault by land forces made on 
the Corean forts at Seoul, 1871; "Monocacy," Asiatic Squadron, 1872; 
" Colorado," Asiatic Fleet, 1872-3. Commissioned as Lieutenant, 1872. 
Torpedo Station, 1873; " Terror," N. A. Station, 1873; " Portsmouth," N. 
P. Fleet, 1874; " Pensacola," Pacific Squadron, 1874; Ordnance Depart 
ment, Mare Island Navy Yard, 1875-6; Coast Survey, " Hassler," 1876-78 ; 
"Powhatan," N. A. Station, 1878 ; " Ticonderoga," special service, 1878-81 ; 
commanded Surveying Expedition into the interior of Africa, west coast, and 
mapped out the head-waters of the St. John River, 1879 ; Navy Yard, N. 
Y., 1881-3 ; special duty, Advisory Board, 1883-5 ; " Pensacola," European 
Station, 1885 ; " Quinnebaug," European Squadron, 1886-7 ; " Pensacola," 
European Squadron, 1887-8 ; inspector construction torpedo-boat No. 1, 
"The Gushing," 1888; inspector construction of the Howell torpedo for new 
navy, 1889-90; Columbian Iron Works, Baltimore, Md., June, 1893. Pro 
moted to Lieutenant- Commander, October, 1893 ; commanding Fish Commis 
sion steamer "Albatross," May, 1894-6 ; ordered to "Oregon," June, 1896 ; 
Ordnance Officer Navy Yard, Mare Island, January, 1898, to May, 1898 ; 
commanding "Pensacola," May, 1898, to date. 

Thomas Chalmers McLean Born in New York. Appointed Mid 
shipman, September 21, 1864 ; graduated from Naval Academy, June, 1868, 
taking the prize flag for the best drilled company in the battalion ; * Tusca- 
rora," South Pacific and West Indies, 1868-9 Promoted to Ensign^ April, 
1869 ; " Benicia " and " Idaho," Asiatic Fleet, 1869-72. Promoted to 
Master, July, 1870 ; commanded the sailor infantry of the "Benicia," in the 
Corean Expedition, and was commended for gallant conduct in the assault 
on Fort du Coude, having the left of the line next the company of Lieuten 
ant McKee, in memory of whom the fort was re-named by the captors. Naval 
Torpedo Station, Newport, 1872. Promoted to Lieutenant, 1872 ; Experi 
mental Battery, Annapolis, 1873-4 ; flag-ship " Tennessee," 1875 ; Torpedo 
Station, 1876-7 ; Washington Navy Yard, 1878 ; in charge Experimental 
Battery, 1879 ; flag-ship " Trenton/ European Station, 1879-81 ; member of 
the United States Government delegation to the International Electrical 



RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 135 

Congress and of the Commission to the Electrical Exhibition, Paris, 1881 ; 
elected secretary to a section f the Congress ; vice-president of jury of 
awards, group V., instruments of precision, etc., at the Exhibition ; special 
duty in Germany, France, Russia, and England ; Naval Attache, Vienna, 
1883, and Government Representative at Vienna Electrical Exhibition ; 
Torpedo Station, 1884 ; steamer " Brooklyn," 1885 ; " Dolphin," 1885-8 ; 
Torpedo Station, 1889, to March, 1893 ; Assistant Inspector of " Detroit," 
March, 1893, to July, 1893. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, October, 
1893 ; San Francisco, July, 1893-96 ; Bureau of Navigation, December, 
1896 ; charge of Torpedo Station, June, 1897 ; also Inspector of Equip 
ment Herreshoff s, to date. 

William Jay Barnette. Born in New York. Ent/red Naval Acad 
emy, July 27, 1864; graduated, 1868; Asiatic Fleet, 1868-70. Promoted 
to ^Ensign, 1869; and to Master, 1870; torpedo duty, 1871; "Wabash," 
flagship, European Squadron, 1871-4. Commissioned as Lieutenant, 1872 ; 
Hydrographic Office and Navy Yard, Washington, 1874-5 ; " Pensacola," 
flagship, North Pacific Station, Flag-Lieutenant, 1875-8 ; Naval Academy, 
1878-81; training-ship "Saratoga," 1881-4; Naval Academy, 1884-6; 
practice-ship "Constellation," 1886; Naval Academy, 1886-8; "Galena," 
N. A. Squadron, 1888-90; school-ship "St. Mary s," December, 1890, to 
December, 1893. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, April 16, 1894; 
Raleigh, April, 1894, to March, 1897; commanding U. S. C. and I. S. S. 
"Bache," July, 1897, to April, 1898. 

Francis Henry Delano. Born in Ohio. Entered Naval Academy, 
September 22, 1863; graduated June, 1867; " Susquehanna," flag-ship, N. 
A. Station, 1867 ; " Contocook," flag-ship, N. A. Station, 1868 ; " Yantic," 
N. A Station, 1868-9. Promoted to Ensign, December, 1868 ; signal duty, 
. Washington, D. C. , March, 1870, to June, 1870. Promoted to Master, March, 
1870 ; " Mohican," Pacific Station, 1870-71 ; " Ashuelot," Asiatic Station, 
1871-3. Promoted to Lieutenant, February, 1873 ; " Portsmouth," North 
Pacific Station, 1874-5 ; "Sabine," receiving-ship, Portsmouth, N. H., 1875- 
76 ; " Shawmut," N. A. Station, September, 1876, to January, 1877 ; Hydro- 
graphic Office, February, 17, 1877, to April 26, 1877; "Supply," training- 
ship, May 1, 1877, to September 13, 1877 ; " Wyoming," R. S. Washington, 
December, 1887, to January, 1878 ; " Supply," store-ship, 1878-9 ; com 
manding " Intrepid," 1879-82 ; " Pensacola," F. S. Pacific Station, 1882-3 ; 
" Richmond," F. S. Asiatic Station, 1883-4 ; Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N. H., 
1884-5 ; Torpedo Station, 1885 ; Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N. H., 1885-7 ; 
" Ossipee," N. A. Station, 1887-9, in command last month or so of ship s 
commission ; Navy Yard, Portsmouth, December, 1889, to June, 1892, to 
1894 ; leave of absence May, 1894. Commissioned as Lieutenant- Commander, 
June, 1894; receiving-ship "Wabash," October, 1894, to 1896 ; " Olympia," 
June, 1896, to 1898 f " Minneapolis," January, 1897, to date. 

Charles Thomas Forse. Born in Pennsylvania. Entered Naval 
Academy, October 1, 1864; graduated, 1868 ; store-ship " Guard," European 
Fleet, 1868; "Jamestown," Pacific Fleet, 1868-9. Promoted to Ensign, 
1869 ; " Alaska," Asiatic Fleet, 1869-72. Promoted to Master, 1870, and 
commissioned as Lieutenant, 1873 ; " Ossipee," N. A. Station, 1873-6 ; 
" Tuscarora," Pacific Station, 1877-81 ; "Ranger," Pacific Station, 1881-4; 
commanding C. S. S. " Earnest," 1884-7 ; Inspector of steel, new cruisers, 
1887, to July, 1892; " Kearsarge," N. A. Station, July, 1892, to April, 
1894; Inspector of steel, April, 1894, to (commissioned Lieutenant- Com 
mander, June, 1894) June, 1897 ; commanding C. S. steamer " Endeavor," 



136 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

June, 1897, to January, 1898 ; C. S. S. " Patterson," April, 1898 ; command 
ing U. S. S. " Lebanon," to date. 

Edwin King Moore. Born in Ohio. Entered Naval Academy, Octo 
ber 1, 1864 ; graduated, 1868 ; store-ship " Guard," European Fleet, 1868-9. 
Promoted to Ensign, 1869; signal duty, 1870. Promoted to Matter, 1870; 
"Colorado," " Benicia," and " Monocacy," Asiatic Fleet, 1870-3. Commis 
sioned as Lieutenant, 1873; "Portsmouth," surveying on Pacific, 1873-6; 
Coast Survey steamer "McArthur," on Pacific Coast, 1876-80 ; Naval Ob 
servatory, 1881-4; training-ship "Saratoga," 1884-7; Naval Academy, 
1887-90 ; Bureau of Equipment, 1890 to January, 1891 ; " Boston," Squad 
ron of Evolution, January to October, 1891 ; Pacific Station, October, 1891, 
to April, 1893; "Mohican," Bearing Sea Fleet, May to December, 1893; 
leave of absence, December, 1893, to January, 1894 ; Boston Navy Yard, 
January, 1894, to 1895. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, July, 1894; 
commanding Coast Survey steamer " Patterson," surveying in Southeast 
Alaska, March, 1895, to March, 1898 ; Naval Academy, April, 1898. 

Albion Varette Wadhams. Entered the Naval Academy, Septem 
ber 26, 1864; graduated, June, 1868. Promoted Ensign, April 19, 1869. 
Master, July 12, 1870. Lieutenant, March 25, 1873 ; Pacific Station, 1868-9 ; 
China Station, 1870-3 ; (Corean fights) " Powhatan " and "Alert, 1874-5 ; 
Naval Academy, 1875-8; Coast Survey, 1878-80; "Nipsic," European 
Station, 1880-3 ; Navy Yard, Washington, 1884-6 ; China Station, 1886-9 ; 
Assistant Light-House Inspector, member Board of Inspection, Merchant 
Vessels and Inspection of Steel for New Vessels, 1889-92 ; leave of absence, 
1893; "Mohican," Pacific Station, November, 1893-96. Commissioned as 
Lieutenant- Commander, July, 1894; Light-House Inspector, Eighth District, 
January, 1897, to date ; also in charge of Eighth Mosquito Fleet District. 

James Dexter Adams. Born in New York. Entered Naval Acad 
emy September 27, 1864 ; graduated, 1868 ; " Albany," temporary duty, 
September, 1868 ; " Yantic," October, 1868 ; " Gettysburg," November, 1868. 
Promoted to Ensign, April, 1869 ; " Frolic," September, lcS69 ; " Jamestown," 
Pacific Fleet, March, 1870. Promoted to Master, July, 1870; "Mohican," 
October, 1871 ; receiving-ship " Independence," June, 1872 ; " Hassler," 
Coast Survey, August, 1873. Promoted to Lieutenant, September, 1873 ; 
Torpedo Station, May, 1876 ; Mare Island Navy Yard, August, 1876 ; re 
ceiving-ship "Independence," July, 1877 ; " Pensacola," August, 1877; 
Mare Island Navy Yard, December, 1880 ; Torpedo Station, May, 1883 ; 
" Powhatan," August, 1883; "Lancaster," July, 1884 ; " Kearsarge," Au 
gust, 1884 ; receiving-ship " Vermont," March, 1887 ; ordnance duty, Navy 
Yard, Washington, December, 1888 ; "Dolphin," N. A. Station, November, 
1889, to May, 1891 ; Compass Office, May, 1891 ; Hydrographic Office, Octo 
ber, 1891, to March, 1892 ; Naval Academy, March, 1892, to April, 1895 ; 
Commissioned Lieutenant- Commander, September, 1894; ordered to " Am- 
phitrite," April, 1895 ; Hydrographic Office, September, 1897, to May, 1898; 
commanding " Yankton," May, 1898, to date. 

Richard Wainwright. Born in District of Columbia. Entered Naval 
Academy, September 28, 1864; graduated, 1868; "Jamestown," Pacific 
Fleet, 1868-9. Promoted to Ensign, 1869 ; Hydrographic Office, 1870. 
Promoted to Master, 1870; "Colorado," flagship, Asiatic Fleet, 1870-2. 
Commissioned as Lieutenant, 1873 ; Hydrographic Office, 1873-4 ; command 
ing Coast Survey vessel " Arago," 1875-8 ; flag-Lieutenant to Rear-Admiral 
T. H. Patterson, commanding Asiatic Station, 1878-81 ; special duty, 
Bureau of Navigation, 1881-4 ; " Tennessee," North Atlantic Station, 1884- 



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85 ; Secretary to Rear- Admiral J. E. Jouett, commanding North Atlantic, 
1885-6 ; "Galena," North Atlantic Station, 1886-7 ; Steel Inspection, 1887- 
88; Naval Academy, 1888-90; "Alert," special service, October, 1890, to 
October, 1893; Hydrographic Office, October, 1893, to 1896. Commis 
sioned as Lieutenant- Commander, September, 1894; Chief Intelligence Officer, 
April, 1896-7; U. S. S. "Maine," December, 1897-8; Judge Advocate 
General s Office, March, 1898; commanding the U. S. S. "Gloucester," 
May, 1898, to date. 

James Russell Selfridge. Born in Massachusetts. Entered Naval 
Academy, July 21, 1864; graduated, 1868; Pacific Fleet, 1868-9. Pro 
moted to Ensign, 1869 ; " Colorado," flagship, Asiatic Fleet, 1870-2. Pro 
moted to Master, 1870. Commissioned as Lieutenant, J873 ; " Franklin," 
flagship, European Squadron, 1873; "Congress," same squadron, 1874-6 ; 
training-ship " Monongahela," 1876-7 ; torpedo duty, 1877 ; ordnance duty, 
Navy Yard, Washington, 1878-80; training-ship, "Portsmouth," 1880-2; 
Recorder Regulation Board, 1882-3 ; Hydrographic Office, 1883-5 ; 
"Adams," Pacific Station, 1885-6; " Iroquois," Pacific Station, 1886-8; 
ordnance duty, Navy Yard, Washington, 18b9 to June, 1891 ; flag-lieutenant 
to Commander-in-Chief, Asiatic Station, June, 1891, to July, 1893; leave of 
absence, July to September, 1893; Torpedo Station, September to October 
5, 1893 ; ordnance duty, Washington Navy Yard, October 11, to December 
30, 1893 ; ordered as Executive Officer, : St. Mary s," January 3, 1894, to 
May, 1894; sick leave, May, 1894-5; Branch Hydrographic Office, May, 
1895. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, September, 1894; "Puritan," 
December, 1896, to date 

Charles Albert Adams Born in New York. Entered Naval Acad 
emy, July 23,1863; graduated, June, 1868; " Kearsarge," 1868; Pacific 
Fleet, 1868-70. Promoted Ensign, 1869 ; " Ossipee," Pacific Fleet, 1870-2. 
Promoted to Master, 1870; "Shenandoah," European Station, 1873. Com 
missioned as Lieutenant, 1873; "Congress," European Station, 1874-6; 
"Alert," Asiatic Station, 1877-8; "Ranger," Asiatic Station, 1878-9; 
" Palos," Asiatic Station, 1879-81 ; " Michigan," (N. W. Lakes), 1*82-5 ; 
"Pensacola," European Station, 18*5-8; receiving-ship "Vermont," 1888 to 
March, 1892 ; "Adams," Pacific Station, March, 1892 to April, 1893 ; 
" Lancaster," Asiatic Station, May, 1893, to October, 1893 ; "Philadelphia," 
Pacific Station, October, 1893, to April, 1894. Lieutenant- Commander, No 
vember, 1894 ; New York Navy Yard, 1894-6 ; receiving-ship " Rich 
mond," 1896 ; " Monterey," 1897-8. 

William Henry Everett. Entered Naval Academy as a Midshipman, 
July 23, 1863 ; U. S. S. " Pawnee," U. S. S. " Portsmouth," and U. S. flag 
ship " Guerriere," on the South Atlantic Station, 1868-69. Promoted to 
Ensign, April 19, 1869; U. S. S. "Nantasket," in the West Indies, 1869-71. 
Promoted to Master, July 12, 1870 ; transferred from U- S. S. " Nantasket," 
to IT. S. S. " Congress," in the spring of 1871, and served on her until April, 
1874, in West Indies, Greenland (in connection with Polar Expedition, 
undertaken by the S. S. "Polaris "), and on the European Station ; transferred 
to U. S. S. " Wyoming," and served until it went out of commission, at 
Washington, in the spring of 1874. Promoted to Lieutenant, December 12, 
1873 ; equipment duty at Navy Yard, New York, 1874-5; U. S. S "Alert," 
North Atlantic Station, 1875-6 ; U. S. S. flag-ship " Tennessee," Asiatic 
Station, 1876-8 ; on duty at Nautical Almanac Office, Washington, D. C., 
November, 1878, to November, 1879 ; ordnance duty, Navy Yard, New 
York, December 1, 1879-81 ; U. S. S. " Tallapoosa," North Atlantic Station, 



138 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

1882-4; Flag-Lieutenant to Rear- Admiral James E. Jouett, on board U. S. 
flag-ship "Tennessee," North Atlantic Station, 1884-6 ; ordnance duty, Navy 
Yard, Portsmouth, N. H., 1886-7 ; TJ. S. training-ship " Saratoga," 1887-8 ; 
U. S. flag-ship " Richmond," South Atlantic Station, 1889-90 ; in charge of 
Branch Hydrographic Office, Boston, Mass., September, 1890, to September, 
1893 ; ordnance duty at Navy Yard, Washington, November, 1893, to Feb 
ruary, 1894; U. S. receiving-ship "Minnesota," at New York, February to 
May, 1894 ; U- S. S. " Montgomery," June, 1894, to August, 1894. Promoted 
to Lieutenant- Commander, December 6, 1894 ; U S. S. " Cincinnati," August, 
1895, to May, 18.96 ; Naval War College, June to October, 1896 ; member of 
Steel Board, at Washington, D. C., November, 1896, to January, 1897 ; Hy 
drographic Office, Navy Department, January, 1897, to March, 1898 ; took 
command of the IT. S. S. "Michigan," March 1, 1898. 

John M. Hawley. Born in Massachusetts. Entered Naval Academy, 
July 23, 1863 ; graduated, 1868 ; South Atlantic Station, 1868-9. Promo 
ted to Ensign, 1869 ; store-ship " Guard," European Fleet, 1870-1. Promo 
ted to Matter, 1870 ; " Wyoming," 1871-2 ; " Ticonderoga," South Atlantic 
Station, 1873-4 ; torpedo duty, 1874. Commissioned as Lieutenant, 1874 ; 
Coast Survey, 1874-7 ; commanding C. S. S. " Silliman," 1877-8 ; Coast 
Survey Office, 1878-9 ; " Wachusett," South Atlantic Station, 1879-82 ; 
Hydrographic Office, 1882-3 ; Branch Hydrographic Office, Baltimore, 
1883-5 ; commanding C. S. S. " Bache," 1885-6 ; " Nipsic," Pacific Station, 
1887-90. Received a vote of thanks from the Legislature of Massachusetts, 
for rare courage and ability displayed during the Samoan hurricane in March, 
1889 ; commended to the Navy Department by Rear- Admiral Kimberly, for 
zeal and energy in getting the " Nipsic " afloat after she was beached. He 
had entire charge of this work, and to his efforts, in a large measure, is due 
the fact that the " Nipsic " is now afloat without more serious injury. 
Ordered to duty at the Naval Academy, November, 1890 ; Executive Officer 
of the practice-ship "Constellation," 1891-4; "Detroit," June, 1894-6. 
Commissioned as Lieutenant- Commander, December, 1894 ; Bureau of Navi 
gation, December, 1896, to date. 

John A. Rodgers. Born in Maryland. Entered Naval Academy, July 
29, 1863; graduated, 1868. Promoted to Ensign, 1869; Pacific Fleet, 
1868-9; S. S. "Supply," 1870; "Nipsic," Darien Expedition, 1870-1. 
Promoted to Master, 1870; torpedo service, 1871-2; "Hartford," Asiatic 
Station, 1872-5; "Trenton," flag-ship, European Station, 1877-9. Commis 
sioned as Lieutenant, 1874 ; " Juniata," 1876-7 ; " Constellation," 1879-80 ; 
Inspector of Ordnance, Pittsburg and Philadelphia, ordnance duty, Navy 
Yard, Washington, 1880-3 ; " Ossipee," Asiatic Station, 1883-6 ; Inspector 
of Steel, new cruisers, 1886-7; member of Steel Board, 1888-90; " Pensa- 
cola," S. A. Station, July, 1890, to April, 1891 ; sick leave, April, 1891, to 
November, 1892; " Miantonomah," N. A. Station, November, 1892-4; 
leave of absence, November, 1894 ; Inspector Steel, South Bethlehem, Pa., 
March, 1895-7. Commissioned as Lieutenant- Commander, March, 1895; 
Battleship " Indiana," February, 1897, to date. 

James W. Carlin. Born May 14, 1848. Entered Naval Academy, 
July, 1864 ; graduated, June, 1868 ; " Nipsic," West Indian Station, 1868-9. 
Promoted to Ensign, April, 1869. Promoted to Master, July, 1870 ; "Saco," 
European Station, 1870-1; "Saco," Asiatic Station, 1872; " Monocacy," 
Asiatic Station, 1872-3. Commissioned as Lieutenant, February, 1874 ; tor 
pedo duty, Newport, R. I., 1874 ; " Brooklyn," S. A. Station, 1875 ; " Brook 
lyn," West Indian Station, 1876; "Adams," West Indian Station, 1876; 



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"Michigan," lakes, 1877; "Constitution" (training-ship), Philadelphia, 
1877; "Constitution," European Station, 1878 ; "Alaska," Pacific Station, 
1881-2 ; " Lackawauna," Pacific Station, 1882-4 ; receiving-ship " Independ 
ence," 1884-6 ; "Alert," Pacific Station, 1886-7 ; " Vandalia," Pacific Sta 
tion, 1887-9. Lieutenant Carlin was Executive Officer of "Vandalia" in 
the memorable hurricane at Apia, Samoa, March 16, 1889, and after the loss 
of Captain Schoonmaker, he was in command of ship ; Inspector of Steel, 
Union Iron Works, San Francisco, May, 1896, to February, 1893 ; "Monte 
rey," Pacific Station, February, 1893-5- Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, 
May, 1895 ; leave of absence, November, 1895 ; receiving-ship " Independ 
ence," February, 1896-8 ; ordered to U. S. S- " Monterey," April, 1898. 

Gottfried Blocklinger. Born in Ohio. Entered Na^al Academy, July 
21, 1863 ; graduated, 1868 ; Pacific Fleet, 1868-72. Promoted to Ensign, 
1869; to Master, 1870; " Kearsarge," Asiatic Station, 1873-6. Commis 
sioned as Lieutenant, 1874 ; torpedo duty, summer of 1877 ; " Enterprise " 
(Survey Amazon Kiver), 1877-8; "Adams," Pacific Station, 1879-82; 
Coast Survey, 1882-3 ; C. S. S. " Hassler," 1883-6 ; Hydrographic Office, 
1886-7 ; Light-House Inspector, 1887-9 ; " Alliance," Asiatic Squadron, 
1890 to December, 1891 ; training-ship " Richmond," December, 1891, to 
April, 1892 ; " Yorktown," special service, Squadron, April, 1892, to Octo 
ber, 1893 ; Ordnance Instructor, Navy Yard, Washington, October, 1893-5. 
Commissioned as Lieutenant- Commander, May, 1895; ordered to the "Bos 
ton," November, 1895-6 ; sick leave, November, 1896 ; ordered to Navy 
Yard, Mare Island, June, 1897-8 ; ordered to U. S. S. " Charleston," May, 
1898. 

Perry Garst. Born in Ohio. Entered Naval Academy, July 25, 1863 ; 
graduated, 1868 ; Pacific Fleet, 1868-73. Promoted to "Ensign, 1869 ; to 
Master, 1870; S. S. "Frolic," 1874; Asiatic Fleet, 1874-8. Commissioned 
as Lieutenant, 1874; Coast S. S. " Gedney," 1879-80; commanding C. S. S. 
"Earnest," 1880-2; " Passaic," 1882 ; receiving-ship " Franklin," 1882-3 ; 
" Shenandoah," Pacific Station, 1883-6 ; ordnance duty, Navy Yard, Wash 
ington, 1886-8 ; Judge-Advocate General s Office, 1888-90 ; training-ship 
" Jamestown," June, 1890, to July, 1892 ; Naval Academy, September, 1892- 
1896. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, June, 1895 ; ordered to " New 
ark," June, 1896 ; U. S. S. "Terror," July, 1896, to date. 

James Kelsey Cogswell. Born in Wisconsin. Entered Naval Acad 
emy, September 23, 1863 ; graduated, 1868 ; " Powhatan," P. F- 1868-9. 
Promoted to Ensign, 1869; Pacific Fleet, 1870-2. Promoted to Master, 
1870; " Ticonderoga," N. A. S., 1874. Commissioned as Lieutenant, 1874; 
" Monongahela," S. A. S., 1875-6 ; " Essex," 1876, N. A. S. ; S. A. S., 1877- 
79; Hydrographic Office, 1879-81 ; "Vandalia," N. A. Station, 1881-4; 
Navy Yard, Portsmouth, 1884-5 ; Navy Yard, Washington, 1886 ; inspector 
of ordnance, South Boston Iron Works, 1887-8 ; " Tallapoosa," S. A. Station, 
1888-92; Navy Yard, Portsmouth, May, 1892-95. Commissioned as Lieu 
tenant- Commander, June, 1 895 ; ordnance instruction, Washington Navy Yard, 
April, 1895; "Marion," September, 1895-7 ; Battleship "Oregon," Decem 
ber, 1897, to date. 

Frederick Singer. Born in Germany. Entered Naval Academy, 
1863; graduated, 1868; " Nipsic," North Atlantic Station, 1868-9. Pro 
moted to Ensign, 1869 ; " Terror," North Atlantic Station, 1869-70. Pro 
moted to Master, 1870 ; signal and ordnance duty, Washington, 1871-2 ; 
"Michigan," on lakes, 1872; " Benicia," North Pacific Station, 1872-5. 
Commissioned as Lieutenant, 1874; "Canonicus," North Atlantic Station, 



140 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

1876-8 ; " Richmond," Asiatic Station, 1878-9 ; " Ashuelot," Asiatic Station, 
1879-80; "Monocacy," Asiatic Station, 1880; "Richmond," 1880-1; receiv 
ing-ship "Independence," 1882-3; torpedo duty, Newport, Rhode Island, 
1883; receiving-ships " Colorado," and " Vermont," 1883-4 ; "Powhatan," 
1884; " Quinnebang," E. S., 1884-7; Office Naval Intelligence, 1887-90 ; 
"Ranger," Pacific Station, 1890-1; " Pensacola," Pacific Station, 1891-2; 
Office of Naval Intelligence, 1892 ; represented Navy Department on board 
re vie wing-ship " George S. Blake," carrying the Diplomatic Corps at the 
International Columbian Naval Review, at New York, April, 1893 ; Chief 
Intelligence Officer and Member of Board on Construction, Navy Depart 
ment, July, 1893, to 1896. Promoted to Lieut en ant- Commander, September, 
1895; ordered to U. S. S "Terror," April, 1896, to 1898; U. S. S. "Ra 
leigh," January, 1898, to date. 

Arthur Bayard Speyers. Born in New York. Entered Naval Acad 
emy, June 23, 1863 ; graduated, 1868 ; North Atlantic Fleet, 1868-9. Pro 
moted to Ensign, 1869; "Benicia," Asiatic Station, 1869-72. Promoted to 
Master, 1870 ; " Kansas," North Atlantic Station, 1873-4. Commissioned as 
Lieutenant, 1874 ;" Richmond," S. P.S., 1874-7 ; Naval Academy, 1877-81 ; 
training-ship " Saratoga," 1881-4; Navy Yard, New York, 1884-6; "Chi 
cago," special service, 1886-7 ; "Galena," North Atlantic Station, 1887-90 ; 
training-ship "Minnesota," October, 1890, to July, 1893; "Yorktown," 
Pacific Station, July, 1893, to 1894; waiting orders, June 1894; receiving- 
ship " Richmond," October, 1894 ; " Bennington," May, 1895. Commissioned 
as Lieutenant- Commander, December, 1895; "Monterey," January, 1897; 
waiting orders, July, 1897 ; Navy Yard, New York, August, 1897, to May, 
1898 ; ordered to the U. S. S. "Kingston," May, 1898. 

Ebenezer Scudder Prime. Born in New York. Entered Naval 
Academy, September, 21, 1863; graduated, 1868 ; Pacific Fleet, 1868-9. 
Promoted to Ensign, 1869; "Swatara," North Atlantic Station, 1870-1. 
Promoted to Master, 1870 ; Asiatic Station, 1872-5. Commissioned as 
Lieutenant, 1874 ; receiving-ship " Colorado," 1876; " Lackawanna," North 
Pacific Station, 1876-8 ; C. S. S. " McArthur," 1877-8 ; training-ship "Min 
nesota," 1879-80 ; "Yantic," North Atlantic Station, 1881-3 ; Navy Yard, 
New York, 1883-6; " Lancaster," South Atlantic Station, 1886-7; "Alli 
ance," South Pacific Station, 1887-8; "Lancaster," European Station, 
1888-9; training-ship "Richmond," 1889 to June, 1891; Navy Yard, New 
York, June, 1891, to May, 1893; " Concord," Asiatic Station, May, 1893, to 
1894. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, December, 1895; leave of 
absence, June, 1896 ; Inspector of Ordnance, South Bethlehem, Pa., Novem 
ber, 1896 ; Inspector of Steel, Harrisburg, Pa., January, 1897 ; Navy Yard, 
Pensacola, October, 1897, to date. 

Nathan Eric Niles. Btlrn in Pennsylvania. Entered Naval Acad 
emy, July 28, 1864; graduated, 1868 ; " Nipsic," North Atlantic Fleet, 
1869-70. Promoted to Ensign, 1869; to Master, 1870; Pacific Station in 
"Saranac," "Resaca" and "St. Mary s" from December, 1870, to May, 1873; 
" St. Mary s " went out of commission in May or June, 1873, at Norfolk, Va , 
after a passage around Cape Horn from San Francisco ; " Manhattan " (iron 
clad), 1873 ; "Ossipee," North Atlantic Station, 1874-5. Commissioned as 
Lieutenant, 1874; Torpedo Station, 1875; "Marion," European Station, 
1875-8; ordnance duty, Navy Yard, Portsmouth, 1879-82; "Iroquois," 
Pacific Station, 1882-5 ; Hydrographic Office, 1885-8 ; "Atlanta," European 
Station, for about four months only ; ship was attached to Admiral Walker s 
Squadron of Evolution ; electric light duty, Norfolk, 1891-5 ; " Lancaster," 
South Atlantic Station, 1895-7 ; Navy Department, 1898. 



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Thomas H. Stevens. Born in Honolulu, Sandwich Islands. Ap 
pointed to Naval Academy, 1863, by President Lincoln from among sons of 
officers; graduated, 1868; 1868-9, Pacific Fleet, steamer " Resaca," Mexi 
can and Lower California coasts ; " Mohican," on scientific expedition to 
Siberia for observation of total eclipse of sun, August, 1869. Promoted to 
Ensign, July 22, 1869; "Michigan" and "Colorado," 1869-70. Promoted 
to Master, 1870; on duty in Pacific Squadron, 1870-3; flagship "Ossipee" 
and sloop " Cyane ; " while attached to latter ship, participated in survey of 
Isthmus of Tehuantepec for construction of Interoceanic Canal ; temporarily 
attached to " Jamestown ; " flagship " Pensacola," 1872-3, in South Pacific ; 
May, 1873, commanded a company of " blue jackets" during the temporary 
occupation of Panama by armed forces from " Pensacola "-jlnd " Tuscarora," 
for protection of American interests in time of a rebellion ; latter part of 
1873, duty at Navy Yard, Norfolk, Virginia; November, 1873, navigator of 
torpedo-boat "Mayflower," at time of Spanish- American complications. 
Commissioned as Lieutenant, January 23, 1874 ; flagship " Franklin," Euro 
pean Station, 1874-6; "Marion," same station, October, 1876, to April, 
1877 ; Torpedo Station, Newport, Rhode Island, summer of 1877 ; Execu 
tive Officer, receiving-ship " Passaic," 1878 ; 1878, Torpedo Station, New 
port ; 1879-80, flagship " Richmond," Asiatic Station ; 1881, Fleet Signal- 
Officer, Pacific Station; 1882, duty at Navy Department (War Records); 
same year, " Miantonomah " and "Galena;" 18846, Asiatic Station, 
"Marion" and " Palos ; " August, 1888, receiving-ship "Vermont," Navy 
Yard, New York ; waiting orders, November, 1890-1 ; " Ranger," Pacific 
Station (Behring Sea), November, 1891, to June, 1893 ; " Yorktown," Behr- 
ing Sea and Asiatic Station, May, 1894, to July, 1895. Lieutenant- Com 
mander, February 2, 1896; "Cincinnati," North Atlantic and European 
Stations, May 12, 1896, to August 2, 1897 ; Norfolk Navy Yard, September 
2, 1897, to date. 

Charles Plummer Perkins. Born in New Hampshire. Appointed 
from Fifth District, Massachusetts. Entered Naval Academy, July 21, 1865 ; 
graduated, 1869 ; " Lancaster," flag-ship, South Atlantic Station, 1869-71. 
Promoted to Ensign, 1870 ; to Master, 1872 ; torpedo service, 1872 ; " Frolic," 
flag-ship, 1872; "Richmond," flag-ship, 1872-5. Promoted to Lieutenant, 
1874; Naval Academy, 1875-6; "Swatara," 1877; Hydrographic Office, 
1877; "Guard," 1878; "Minnesota," 1878; " Enterprise," survey of Ama 
zon River, 1878 ; " Gettysburg " and " Wyoming," European Station, 1879 ; 
"Alliance," " Jeannette," search expedition, 1881 ; Survey of Tampico River, 
1883; Nautical School-ship "St. Mary s," 1883-6; commanding C. S. S. 
"Eager," 1886-8; "Swatara," cruise around the world, 1888-90; leave of 
absence, December, 1890, to June, 1891 ; electric light duty, Bath, Me., 
1891-2 ; Bureau of Equipment, Superintendent of Compasses, 1892-5 ; 
"Montgomery," North Atlantic, 1895-6. Promoted to Lieutenant- Com 
mander, February, 1896; four months sick leave, 1896; "Wabash," receiv 
ing-ship at Boston, 1896; "Monadnock," 1896-8. 

B. H. Buckingham. Born in Ohio. Entered Naval Academy, July 
22, 1865 ; graduated, 1869 ; " Sabine," special cruise, 1870. Promoted to 
Ensign, 1870 ; Darien Expedition, 1870-1 ; special duty, 1872 ; Promoted 
to Master, 1872; "Alaska," European Station, 1872-5. Commissioned as 
Lieutenant, 1874 ; special ordnance duty, 1875-7 ; special duty, Paris Expo 
sition, 1877-8; special duty, 1878-9 ; "Richmond," Asiatic Station, 1879- 
82; Bureau of Ordnance, 1882-5; Naval Attache-, Paris, France, 1885-9; 
" Chicago," Squadron of Evolution, 1889 to October, 1891 ; Aide to the 



142 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

Secretary of the Navy, October, 1891, to March, 1892 ; " Dolphin," special 
service from March, 1892, and has been in command since February, 1893-5 ; 
Aide to the Secretary, December, 1895-7. Commissioned as Lieutenant- 
Commander, February, 1896 ; sick leave, October, 1897, to date. 

Charles G. Bowman. Born in Indiana. Entered Naval Academy, 
July 29, 1865; graduated, 1869; "Richmond," European Fleet, 18.70-1. 
Promoted to Ensign, 1870 ; " Yantic," Asiatic Station, 1872-4 ; " Hartford," 
same station, 1875. Promoted to Master, 1872. Commissioned as Lieuten 
ant, 1874; Naval Academy, 1876-9; "Adams," Pacific Station, 1879-82; 
Naval Observatory, 1882-6 ; " Boston," special service, 1886-9 ; Naval 
Academy, 1889; to July, 1893 ; Assistant Inspector of the " Marblehead," 
July, 1893-7. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, February, 1896; Navy 
Yard, Mare Island, June, 1897, to date. 

William P. Potter. Born in New York. Entered Naval Academy, 
September 27, 1865 ; graduated, 1869 ; " Sabine," special cruise, 1870 ; 
European Station, 1879-1; "Hartford," Asiatic Station, 1871-4. Pro 
moted to Ensign, 1870, and to Master, 1872; Naval Academy, 1874-7; 
Commissioned as Lieutenant, 1874; "Powhattan," North Atlantic Station, 
1878 ; " Tennessee," North Atlantic Station, 1878-81 ; Naval Academy, 
1881-4; "Lancaster," European Station, 184-7 ; Naval Academy, 1887, 
to June, 1891 ; " Chicago," European Station, 1891-5 ; Naval Academy, 
January, 1895-7. Commissioned as Lieutenant- Commander, June, 1896; 
Cruiser "New York," September, 1897, to date. 

W. H. Beehler. Born in Maryland. Entered Naval Academy, July 
28, 1864; graduated, 1869 ; N. Atlantic Station, 1870. Promoted to Ensign, 
1870 ; S. S. " Frolic," 1871-2. Promoted to Master, 1872 ; sick-leave, 1873 
-4 ; " Worcester" flag-ship, N. Atlantic S., 1874-5. Commissioned as Lieu- 
tenant,187; sick-leave, 1875-6; "Alliance," N. Atlantic Station, 1876-7; 
"Powhatan," same station, 1877-9 ; Torpedo Station, 1880-1 ; "Brooklyn," 
S. A. Station, 1881-4; Bureau of Navigation, 1884-6; Office of Naval In 
telligence, 1886-9 ; " Adams," Pacific Station, 1889-90 ; " Ranger," 1890-1 ; 
" Pensacola," 1891 to April, 1892 ; Naval Observatory, July to December, 
1892; Hydrographic Office, Chief of Division of Marine Intelligence, De 
cember, 1892 to 1895. Leave of absence, June, 1895. Office Naval In 
telligence, January, 1895-6. Promoted to Lieutenant Commander, June, 
1896. Ordered to U. S. S. " Montgomery," February, 1896, to date. 

Giles B. Harbor. Born in Ohio. Entered Naval Academy, July 24, 
1865; graduated, 1868 ; " Sabine," special cruise, 1869. Promoted to Ensign, 
1870; "Franklin," European Squadron, 1870-1 Promoted to Master, 
1872; Asiatic Station, 1872-5. Commissioned as Lieutenant, 1874; "Oma 
ha," S. P. S., 1875-8; ordnance duty, Navy Yard, Washington, 1878-9; 
"Tennessee," N. A. Station, 1870-81; "Alarm," special service, 1881; 
commanding " Alarm," special service, 1881-2 ; special duty, Arctic 
regions, 1882-4 ; ordnance duty, Navy Yard, Washington, 1884-5 ; training- 
ship "Saratoga," 1885-6; " Tallapoosa," S. A. Station, 1886-8; Naval 
Academy, 1889, to March, 1892 ; commanding Coast Survey steamer " Hass- 
ler," March, 1892, to 1895 ; leave of absence April, 1895 ; Bureau of Equip 
ment, July, 1895, to 1898. Commissioned as Lieutenant- Commander, Sep 
tember, 1896; Battleship "Texas," February, 1898, to date. 

Sumner Cummings Paine. Born in Portland, Maine. Entered 
Naval Academy, September 22, 1865 ; graduated, June, 1869. Promoted to 
Ensign, July, 1870 ; to Master, July, 1871 ; to Lieutenant, October, 1874. 
Service : " Sabine " (special cruise), July, 1869, to August, 1870 ; Darien 



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Expedition, November, 1870, to June, 1871 ; " Wabash " and " Wachusett," 
European Station, October, 1871, to July, 1874 ; Darien Expedition, Novem 
ber, 1874, to June, 1875 ; " Frolic " and " Brooklyn," South Atlantic Station, 
July, 1875, to May, 1876 ; Torpedo Station (under instruction), May to Octo 
ber, 1876; Hydrographic Office, November, 1876, to March, 1877; "Sara 
toga," March, 1877, to March, 1878 ; Naval Academy, May, 1878, to December, 
1880; "New Hampshire," June, 1881, to May, 1882 ; "Vandalia," North 
Atlantic Station, May, 1882, to November, 1884; "Dolphin," November, 
1884, to May, 1885 ; commanding C. S. S. " Ready," May, 1885, to Decem 
ber, 1885 ; Naval Observatory, December, 1885, to May, 1888 ; commanding 
C. S S. "Eagre," May, 1888, to March, 1889; duty connected with "Vesu 
vius," March and April, 1889; "Iroquois," Pacific Station, May, 1889, to 
May, 1892; Naval Academy. June, 1892, to 1895; orderefl to "Monocacy," 
June, 1895; U. S. S. "Boston," July, 1895. Promoted to Lieutenant- Com 
mander, October, 1896 ; U. S. S. " Olympia," January, 1898, to April, 1898 ; 
May, 1898, sick leave to date. 

Arthur Patterson Osborn. Bom in Ohio. Entered Naval Academy, 
July 31, 1865; graduated, 1869; "Lancaster," flag-ship, South Atlantic 
Station, 1869-71. Promoted to Ensign, 1870 j.to Master, 1872; "Shawmut," 
North Atlantic Station, 1873-6. Commissioned as Lieutenant, 1874; Naval 
Academy, 1877; nautical school-ship "St. Mary s," 1877-81; " Quinne- 
baug," European Station, 1881-4; receiving-ship "New Hampshire," 1885-6; 
school-ship "St. Mary s," 1886-9 ; "Thetis," N. A. Station, 1889 to Decem 
ber, 1892 ; special duty, December, 1892, to January, 1893 ; school-ship 
"Enterprise," January, 1893-4; Naval War-college, June, 1894; receiving- 
ship "Franklin," November, 1894; commanding the C. S. S. " Gedney," 
July, 18958. Commissioned as Lieutenant- Commander, October, 1896; 
commanding the C. S. S. " McArthur," February, 1898 ; ordered to the U. 
S. S. "New Orleans," March, 1898, to date. 

John Bradford Briggs. Bom in Massachusetts. Entered Naval 
Academy, September 30, 1865 ; graduated, 1869 ; " Sabine," special cruise, 
1869-70. Promoted to Ensign, 1870 ; torpedo instruction, 1871 ; " Shaw 
mut," North Atlantic Station, 1871-2. Promoted to Master, 1872; " Kan 
sas," North Atlantic Station, 1873-4. Commissioned as Lieutenant, 1874 ; 
Naval Academy, 1875-8 ; " Lackawanna," Pacific Station, 1878-81 ; Naval 
Academy, 1881-4 ; " Quinnebaug," European Station, 1884-6 ; Naval 
Academy, 1887-90 ; Bureau of Equipment, December, 1890, to February, 
1891 ; "Vesuvius," N. A. Station, February, 1891-4 ; Navy Yard, New 
York, March, 1894-6. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, November, 
1896 ; ordered to " Philadelphia," June, 1897 ; U. S. S. " Baltimore," Janu 
ary, 1898, to date. 

Newton Eliphalet Mason. Born in Pennsylvania. Entered Naval 
Academy, July 24, 1865; graduated, 1869; "Sabine," special cruise, 1869- 
70. Promoted to Ensign, 1870 ; torpedo instruction, 1871 ; " Wabash," 
European Squadron, 1871-2. Promoted to Master, 1872 ; " Manhattan " 
(iron-clad), N. A. Station, 1873 ; " Kansas," same station, 1874-5. Com 
missioned as Lieutenant, 1874 ; " Catskill" (iron-clad), N. A. Station, 1875- 
76 ; "Ossipee," same station, 1876-7 ; receiving-ship " St. Louis," 1878-80 ; 
"Monocacy," Asiatic Station, 1880-83 ; "Pensacola," Asiatic Station, 1883-4; 
ordnance duty, Navy Yard, "Washington, 1884-5 ; Bureau of Ordnance, 
1885-9; Petrel," N. A. Station, 1889 to October, 1891 ; " Miantonomah," 
N. A. Station, October, 1891, to November, 1892 ; Bureau of Ordnance, 
November, 1892, to June, 1893 ; Inspector of Ordnance, in charge of Naval 



144 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

Ordnance Proving Grounds, June, 1893, to 1896. Commissioned as Lieu 
tenant-Commander, November, 1896; " Brooklyn," December, 1896, to date. 

Arthur P. Nazro. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, December 3, 1850. 
Appointed to the Naval Academy by Hon. Oakes Ames, from Second Con 
gressional District of Massachusetts, in 1865 ; was graduated in 1869 ; cruised 
in the Mediterranean aboard the "Sabine" and "Franklin." Promoted to 
Ensign, July 12, 1870; and Master, October 14, 1871; joined the "Ports 
mouth " and went to South Atlantic Station, where he was transferred to the 
" Lancaster," and then to the " Ticonderoga ; " proceeded in the latter to Key 
West at the tinfia of the " Virgiiiius " affair ; transferred to the " Colorado," 
and then to the " Congress," in which cruised in the Mediterranean until 
1875, when returned to the United States ; was examined for Lieutenant, to 
which grade he was promoted on November 19, 1874 ; joined the " Hartford " 
on the North Atlantic Station ; was transferred to the " Plymouth," and 
from that vessel was ordered to the Naval Academy; in 1879 joined the 
" Constitution," going from her to the " Minnesota," and from that vessel to 
Washington as Recorder of the Board of Inspection ; joined the torpedo 
class of 1884 at Newport, and from there went to ordnance duty at the 
Washington Navy Yard ; from January, 1885, to September, 1888, served 
on the North Atlantic Station aboard the " Powhatau," " Tennessee," and 
"Richmond;" was again ordered to duty aboard the " Minnesota," from 
which was ordered as member of Board of Inspection of merchant vessels, 
and also placed in charge of the Branch Hydrographic Office, New York 
Navy Yard ; ordered to the " Chicago," July, 1892-5 ; school-ship " Enter 
prise," May, 1895-6. Commissioned as Lieutenant- Commander, November, 
1896; ordered to receiving ship "Vermont," December, 1896-7; "San 
Francisco," December, 1897, to date. 

William Wirt Kimball. Born in Maine. Entered Naval Academy 
July 31, 1865 ; graduated 1869 ; " Sabine," special cruise, 1869-70. Com 
missioned Enxign, 1870 ; torpedo instruction, 1870-71; " Shawmut," N. A. 
Fleet, 1871-73. Commissioned Master, 1871 ; experimental battery, 1873-4. 
" Intrepid " and " Alarm " (torpedo boats), 1874. Commissioned Lieutenant, 
1874; experimental battery, 1874-75; " Alert," Asiatic Station, 1875-79; 
special ordnance, duty, 1879-82; "Tennessee," N. A. Station, 1882-86 ; Bu 
reau of Ordnance, 1886-90 ; on furlough, 1890-91 ; " Monongahela," train 
ing-ship, 1891-93; "San Francisco," N. A. and S. A. Stations, 1893-94 ; 
"Detroit," S. A. Station, 1894 ; Office Naval Intelligence, 1894-97; com 
manding Atlantic torpedo-boat flotilla, September, 1897, to date. 

William P. Day. Born in New York. Entered Naval Academy, July 
21, 1865; graduated, 1869; " Juniata," European Station, 1869-71. Pro 
moted to Ensign, 1869; "Wyoming" (third-rate), 1872. Promoted to 
Master, 1872; "Dictator" (iron-clad), North Atlantic Fleet, 1873-4; 
" Despatch," special service, 1875-7. Commissioned as Lieutenant, 1875 ; 
"Hartford," S. A. Station, 1877-9; " Quinnebaug," European Station, 
1881-4; "Alliance," S. A. Station, 1886-7; "Lancaster," S. A. Station, 
1887-8 ; " Alliance," S. A. Station, 1888-9 ; ordered to U. S. S. " Machias," 
March, 1893-4 ; receiving-ship " Franklin," March 1894-6 ; leave of absence, 
December, 1896. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, January 1, 1897 ; 
receiving-ship " Richmond," June, 1897, to date. 

John Clark Wilson. Entered Naval Academy from Brooklyn, N. Y., 
18b5 ; graduated, 1869. Promoted to Ensign, 1870; to Master, 1871; to 
Lieutenant, 1875, and to Lieutenant Commander, 1898. Served on the fol 
lowing named ships and stations, viz. : " Sabine," and " Franklin," European 



RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 145 

Station, 1869-71; " Iroquois," "Monocacy," "Saco," and "Ashuelot," 
Asiatic Station, 1872-5 ; " Omaha," South Pacific Station, 1875-8; "Ten 
nessee," North Atlantic Station, 1879-82; "Vandalia," Pacific Station, 
1886-89; "Atlanta," " Monongahela," and "Vesuvius," North Atlantic 
Station, 1892-95. Volunteered for a second cruise on the " Vandalia," in 
1889 when difficulties with Germany over Samoan affairs were threatened. 
Was wrecked on "Vandalia" in harbor of .Apia, Samoan Islands, in hurri 
cane of March 15 and 16, 1889, when three United States and three German 
men-of-war were wrecked and 150 lives lost. Was rescued from wreck of 
"Vandalia" by Fuji Hochitara, Captain s Steward on U. S. S. "Trenton," 
who was awarded a life-saving medal of first-class for heroism in making the 
rescue. Was sent by the Commander-in-chief to Auckland, New Zealand and 
Sydney, Australia, to cable news of disaster and to charter a steamer to bring 
survivors to the United States. Chartered a steamer in Sydney and brought 
500 survivors from the United States wrecked vessels to San Francisco. 
Shore duty ; Ordnance Navy Yard, Washington, D. C. ; Naval Observa 
tory, Washington, D. C. ; Board of Inspection, San Francisco, Cal. ; Navy 
Yard, New York ; Navy Yard, Norfolk, Va ; Inspector Ordnance, Mid- 
vale Steel Works, Phila., Pa. 

Uriah Rose Harris. Born in Indiana. Entered Naval Academy, 
July 22, 1865; graduated, 1869; " Sabine," special cruise, 1869-70. Pro 
moted to Ensign, 1869 ; Pacific Fleet, 1870-2. Promoted to Master, 1872 ; 
" Narragansett," Pacific Fleet, 1873-5. Commissioned as Lieutenant, 1875 ; 
Coast Survey, 1875-6; Navy Yard, Mare Island, 1876-7; Coast Survey, 
1877-9; " Shenandoah," S. A. Station, 1879-82; Naval Observatory, 1882- 
84 ; Navy Yard, Mare Island, 1884-7 ; " Ranger," North Pacific Station, 
1887-90 ; Naval Academy, November, 1890, to 1895 ; ordered to U. S. S. 
" Adams," January, 1895. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, February, 
1897. Boston Navy Yard, January, 1898, to date. 

Richard Graham Davenport. Born in Washington City, D. C., 
January 11, 1849. Appointed from Georgia to U. S. Naval Academy, New 
port, R. I., September 29, 1864 ; graduated at Annapolis, Maryland, June 4, 
1869, and wait orders; joined U. S. S. "Sabine," Boston, Mass., June 30, 
1869; joined U. S. S. "Richmond," European Station, Lisbon, Portugal, 
September 6, 1869 ; detached at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 10, 
1871. Promoted to Ensign, July 12, 1870 ; waiting orders November 10, 
1871, to January 9, 1872 ; then to final examination at Naval Academy, 
Annapolis, Maryland, to January 24, 1872 ; then waiting orders to February 
24, 1872. Promoted to Master, January 20, 1872; joined U. S. S. "Iro 
quois," at Navy Yard, New York, for Asiatic Station, February 24, 1872 ; 
detached at Shanghai, China, October 21, 1872; joined U. S. S. "Saco," 
Asiatic Station, at Shanghai, China, October 22, 1872 ; detached at Yoko 
hama, Japan, March 27, 1874 ; joined U. S. S. " Ashuelot," Asiatic Station, 
March 27, 1874; detached Li-Sze-Chan, Yangtsz River, May 12, 1874; 
joined U. S. flagship, " Hartford," Asiatic Station, at Yokohama, Japan, 
June 4, 1874; detached Hong Kong, March 1, 1875, and in charge of draft 
of men aboard P. M. S. S. " Great Republic," to Yokohama, Japan, where, 
on March 9, 1875, was granted one year s leave of absence with permission to 
remain abroad. Promoted to Lieutenant, March 17, 1875 ; left Yokohama in 
P. M. S. S. "City of Tokio " for the United States, May 23, 1875, leave of 
absence being at own request revoked May 25, 1875 ; passed examination for 
promotion to lieutenant at Washington City, D. C., June 25, 1875 ; Torpedo 
Instruction, Newport, R. I., June, 29, to October, 9, 1875 ; duty as Aide to 

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146 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

Rear-Admiral Thornton, A. J. Enkins, U. S. Navy, representing the Navy 
Department at the Centennial Exposition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 
October 15, 1875, to September 30, 1876 ; joined U. S. S. "Essex, North 
Atlantic Squadron, at Boston, Mass., October 3, 1876 ; detached at Norfolk, 
July 6, 1877, and wait orders to August 11, 1877 ; then to San Francisco, 
California; thence in P. M. S. S. " City of Pekin," to Yokohama, Japan; 
Aide to Commander-in-Chief and Fleet Signal Officer on the staff of Rear- 
Admiral T. H. Patterson, U. S. Navy, commanding on Asiatic Station, 
October 4, 1877, to July 5, 1880 ; during which time served on following 
flagships: U. S. F. S. "Tennessee," October 4, 1877, to March 2, 1878; 
U. S. F. S " Monocacy," March 2, 1878, to December 11, 1878 ; U. S. F. S. 
" Monongahela," December 11, 1878, to July 12, 1879 ; U. S. F. S. " Rich 
mond," July 12, 1879, to July 5, 1880 ; three months leave of absence with 
permission to remain abroad, July 5, 1880, to October 8, 1880, when he left 
Yokohama, Japan, in O. & O. S. S. " Gaelic" for the United States ; ord 
nance duty at Navy Yard, Washington, D. C., November 20, 1880, to May 
26, 1881 ; Torpedo Instruction, Newport, R. I., June 1, 1881, to September 

5, 1881 ; then leave to October 1, 1881 ; ordnance duty, Navy Yard, Wash 
ington, D. C., October 1, 1881, to January 20, 1882; then to Navy Yard, 
Mare Island, California; joined U S. apprentice training ship "Jamestown" 
at Mare Island, California, February 14, 1882 ; detached at Norfolk, Vir 
ginia, November 15, 1884, having served as Navigating Officer the last 
twenty-six months ; in charge of a division of the Hydrographic Office, Navy 
Department, November 17, 1884, to August 31, 1887; War College, New 
port, R. I., September 2, 1887, to October 31, 1887 ; joined U. S. S. " Nipsic," 
for Pacific Station, at Navy Yard, New York, November 1, 1887 ; detached 
Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands, July 26, 1890, having served the entire time as 
navigator ; left Honolulu in S. S. " Zelandia " for the United States, July 
26, 1890 ; leave of absence, August 11, to November 1, 1890 ; in charge of a 
division of the Hydrograpbic Office, Navy Department, Washington, D. C., 
November 1, 1890, to July 17, 1893, and in addition was a member of the 
Board of Civil Service Examiners for Nautical Experts, June 1, 1892, to 
July 17, 1893, also temporary duty at the World s Columbian Exposition, 
Chicago, October, 1892 ; Assistant Inspector on U. S. S. " Castine," building 
Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, July 20, 1893, to October 30, 1893, during 
which time he was member of her Trial Board at New London, Conn., Sep 
tember 12, 1893 ; Navy Yard, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, for duty as Exe 
cutive Officer of the " Castine," which, however, was not commissioned, 
October 31, 1893, to February, 1894; then proceeded in her to Navy Yard, 
New York, where, March 3, 1894, he was detached and placed on waiting 
orders ; leave of absence with permission to leave the United States, March 

6, to August 1, 1894; waiting orders, August 1, 1894, to October 15, 1894 ; 
joined U. S. S. " Castine " for South Atlantic Station at Navy Yard, New 
York, October 22, 1894 ; was detached at Navy Yard, Norfolk, Virginia, 
December 8, 1896, having served as her Executive Officer the entire cruise ; 
leave December 8, to December 16, 1896 ; in charge of a division of the 
Hydrographic Office, Navy Department, Washington, D. C., December 16, 
1896, to May 17, 1897. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, March 14, 
1897 ; Bureau of Navigation, Navy Department, May 17, 1897, to date. 

Edward Buttevant Barry. Born in New York City. Entered Naval 
Academy, July 21, 1865 ; three practice cruises, "Macedonian" and "Savan 
nah;" graduated, 1869; "Sabine," special cruise, 1869-70. Promoted to 
Ensign, 1870 ; signal duty, 1870-1 ; "Worcester," special cruise with provi- 



RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 147 

sions for France, 1871; " Wabasli," flagship, European Station, 1871-2; 
"Brooklyn," European Station, 1872-3. Promoted to Master, 1872 ; "Wa- 
chusett," European and North Atlantic Stations, 1873-4; receiving- 
ship " Vermont," 1874-5 ; " Roanoke," flagship of Vice- Admiral Rowan, 
1875 ; transferred to " Minnesota," and member Board to Organize Training- 
System, 1875-6. Commissioned as Lieutenant, 1875 ; store-ship " New Hamp 
shire," 1876-8 ; "Alaska," Pacific Station, 1878-80 ; witnessed the Chilian 
torpedo-boat attack on the Peruvian man-of-war "Union," at Callao, and 
two of the bombardments of that place, also the blowing up of the Chilian 
steamer " Loa ; " ** Richmond," Admiral s Secretary, Asiatic Station, 1880-1 ; 
" Monocacy," Asiatic Station, 1881-2 ; " Richmond," Asiatic Station, 1882-3 ; 
Naval Academy, 1883-6 ; summer practice cruises, "Constellation," 1884-5 ; 
"Alliance," South Atlantic Station, 1886-7; "Lancaster," flagship, South 
Atlantic Station, 1887-8; "Alliance," South Atlantic Station, 1888-9; 
Bureau of Navigation, 1889, to March, 1891 ; "Lancaster," Asiatic Station, 
March, 1891, to November, 1892; "Marion," Asiatic Station, November, 
1892, to July, 1894; Office Naval Intelligence, October, 1894, to August, 
1897 ; " Cincinnati," August, 1897, to date. 

Herbert Winslow. Born in Massachusetts. Entered Naval Academy, 
July 21, 1865; graduated 1869; "Sabine," 18b9-70. Promoted to Ensign, 
1870; "Richmond," European fleet, 1870-1. Promoted to Master, 1872 ; 
" Narragansett," North Pacific, 1873-4 ; " Benicia," 1875 ; " Lackawanna," 
Pacific Fleet, 1875-6. Commissioned as Lieuttnant, 1876 ; Hydrographic 
Office, 1876-7 ; "Portsmouth," training-ship, 1877-8 ; " Marion," , 

1878-9 ; "Powhatan," North Atlantic Station, 1879-80; Navy Yard, Ports 
mouth, 1880-2 ; training-ship "Portsmouth," 1882-5 ; ordnance duty, Navy 
Yard, Washington, 1885-9; "Adams," 1889-90; training-ship, "Ports 
mouth," October, 1890, to September, 1892 ; ordnance duty, Navy Yard, 
Washington, September, 1892-5 ; War College, June, 1895 ; ordered to 
" Monocacy," November, 1895-6 ; " Yorktown," January, 1897 ; commis 
sioned as Lieutenant- Commander, April 1896; leave of absence, December, 
1897; U. S. training-ship "Constellation," February, 1898; U. S. S. " St. 
Louis," April, 1898 ; commanding U. S. S. " Fern," May, 1898, to date. 

William Henry Turner. Born in Ohio. Entered Naval Academy, 
July 22, 1865 ; graduated, 1869 ; " Sabiue," 1869-70. Promoted to Ensign, 
1870 ; " Tennessee," special service, 1870-1 ; " Wachusett," European Squad 
ron, 1871-2. Promoted to Master, 1872 ; " Saco," Asiatic Station, 1872-4 ; 
" Omaha," S. P. Fleet, 1875-6. Commissioned as Lieutenant, 1876 ; signal 
officer, 1877-8 ; " Vandalia," North Atlantic Station, 1879-82 ; Naval Acad 
emy, 1882-5 ; training-ship "Portsmouth," 1885-8 ; Navy Yard, New York, 
1889-92 ; Newark," S. A. Station, June, 1892, to May, 1895 ; leave of ab 
sence, June, 1895 ; receiving-ship " Franklin," October, 1895-8. Promoted 
to Lieutenant- Commander , May, 1897; May, 1898, ordered to U. S. S. 
" Newark." 

George P. Colvocoresses. Born in Vermont, 1847. Served nearly 
two years as captain s clerk on board U. S. ships "Supply" and " Saratoga" 
during the civil war. Entered the Naval Academy, September 2, 1864 ; 
graduated, 1869; "Lancaster," flag-ship, South Atlantic Station, 1869-71. 
Commissioned Ensign, 1870. Commissioned Master, 1872 ; " Hartford," 
flag-ship, Asiatic Station, " Lackawanna," and "Ashuelot," 1872-5. Com 
missioned Lieutenant, 1875 ; Hydrographic Office, 1875-6 ; U. S. ships 
"Gettysburg" and "Enterprise, European Station, 1876-9 ; Hydrographic 
Office, 1879-82 ; U. S. S. " Hartford," Pacific Station, 1882-4 ; U. S. train- 



148 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

ing-ship " Saratoga," 1884-6 ; U. S. Naval Academy, 1886-9 ; " Enterprise," 
N. A. Station, July, 1890, to November, 1891 ; " Concord," S. A. Station, 
November, 1891, to June, 1893 ; Naval Academy, June, 1893-7. Commis 
sioned as Lieutenant- Commander, June, 1897; u Concord," May, 1897, 
to date. 

C. E. Colahan. Born in Pennsylvania. Entered Naval Academy, 
July 21, 1865; graduated, June 4, 1869; "Juniata" and "Franklin," 
European Station, 1869-71. Promoted to Ensign, July 12, 1870 ; " Ports 
mouth," "Lancaster," "Wasp," and " Ticonderoga," Brazil Station, 1872-5. 
Promoted to Master, August 13, 1872, and to Lieutenant, July 20, 1875 ; 
receiving-ship " Potomac," 1875-6 ; training-ship " Constitution," 1877 ; 
"Tennessee" and "Monocacy," Asiatic Station, 1877-80; Navy Yard, 
League Island, Pa., 1880-2; " Tallapoosa " and "Tennessee," N. A. Station, 
1883-6; Naval Academy, 1886-9; "Constellation," 1887; Board of 
Organization, 1889-90; " Bennington," N. A. Station, July, 1890, to August 
18^3 ; Naval Academy, 1893-6. Commissioned Lieutenant- Commander, 
June, 1897 ; " Detroit," July, 1896, to date. 

Wainwright Kellogg. Born in Pennsylvania. Entered Naval Acad 
emy, September 29, 1865 ; graduated, 1869 ; "Sabine," 1869-70. Promoted 
to Ensign, 1870 ; " Richmond," European Station, 1870-1 ; " Lancaster," 
flagship, South Atlantic Station, 1872-4. Promoted to Master, 1872 ; 
" Wasp," South Atlantic Station, 18746. Commissioned as Lieutenant, 
1876; "Essex," South Atlantic Station, 1876-7; " Monongahela," Asiatic 
Station, 1877-9; "Michigan," N. W. Lakes, 1879-81; "Essex," Pacific 
Station, 1881-5 ; special duty, Navy Department, 1885-6 ; " Boston," North 
Atlantic Station, 1886, to September, 1890 ; electric light duty, Philadelphia, 
September, 1890, to August, 1893; "New York," South Atlantic Station, 
August, 1893, to July, 1896; Bureau of Equipment, July, 1896, to April, 
1898 ; commanding U. S. S. " Maple," April, 1898, to date. Promoted to 
Lieutenant- Commander , July, 1897. 

Albert Gleaves Berry. Born in Tennessee. Entered Naval Academy, 
July 28, 1865 ; graduated, 1869 ; " Sabine," 1869-70 Promoted to Ensign, 
1870; "Franklin," flag-ship, European Station, 1870-1 ; "Lancaster," flag 
ship, South Atlantic Station, 1872-4. Promoted to Master, 1872 ; " Wasp," 
South Atlantic Station, 1874-6. Commissioned as Lieutenant, 1876 ; training- 
ship " Monongahela," 1876-9 ; " Despatch " (dispatch-boat), 1881 ; ordnance 
duty, Navy Yard, Washington, 1881-2; Signal Office, 1882-3; "Trenton," 
Asiatic Station, 1883 ; " Palos," Asiatic Station, 1883-5 ; " Trenton," Asiatic 
Station, 1885-6 ; ordnance duty, Navy Yard, Washington, 1886-9 ; San 
Francisco, unassigned, December 1, 1890, to July, 1893 ; leave of absence, 
July, 1893, to 1894 ; receiving-ship " Minnesota," November, 1894 ; receiving- 
ship " Vermont," October, 1895 ; U. S. S. " New York," July, 1896. Com 
missioned Lieutenant- Commander, July, 1897; " Amphitrite," January, 
1898 ; commanding " Castine " since April, 1898. 

John A. N orris. Born in Pennsylvania. Entered Naval Academy, 
September, 28, 1865; graduated, 1869; " Sabine," 1869-70 ; signal duty, 
1870-1. Promoted to Ensign, 1870; "Worcester," North Atlantic Fleet, 
1871-2. Promoted to Master, 1872 ; Torpedo, Station, 1873 ; " Mayflower," 
North Atlantic Station, 1874 ; Hydrographic Office, 1874-5 ; " Gettysburg " 
special service, 1875-6. Commissioned as Lieutenant, 1876; Hydrographic 
Office, 1876-7 ; " Guard," store-ship, 1877-8 ; Hydrographic Office, 1878-9 ; 
Bureau of Navigation, 1879-81 ; " Palos," Asiatic Station, 1881-2 ; Bureau 
of Navigation, 1882-5 ; " Iroquois," Pacific Station, 1885-8; special longi- 



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tude duty, 1888 to April, 1891 ; " Lancaster," Asiatic Station, April, 1891, 
to 1894 ; leave of absence, June, 1894 ; Naval Academy, 1894 to December, 

1897. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, August, 1897 ; U. S. S. " Boston," 
January, 1898, to date. 

William Hale Driggs. Born in Michigan. Entered Naval Academy, 
July 21, 1865; graduated, 1869; "Sabine," 1869. Promoted to Ensign, 
1870; "Franklin," 1870-2. Promoted to Master, 1872 ; Atlantic Fleet, 
1873 ; " Worcester," flag ship. North Atlantic Station, 1874-5 ; " Hartford," 
1875-6. Commissioned as Lieutenant, 1876; receiving-ship "Colorado," 
1876-7 ; Coast Survey, 1877-8 ; receiving-ship " New Hampshire," 1879-80 ; 
"Pensacola," Pacific Station, 1880-3 ; special duty, Navy Department, J883- 
-6; office of Naval Intelligence, 1886-7; .training-ship ^Saratoga," 1887 
-8 ; waiting orders, June, 1888, to 1894 ; " Columbia," April, 1894, to 1897 ; 
leave of absence May, 1897; Office Naval Intelligence July, 1897, to 1898. 
Commissioned Lieutenant- Commander, September 16, 1887; U. S. S. "St. 
Paul," April, 1898, to date. 

Nathaniel Jordan Knight Patch. Born in Maine. Entered Naval 
Academy, September 20, 1865 ; graduated, 1869 ; " Sabiue," 1869-70. Pro 
moted to Ensign, 1*70 ; signal duty, 1870-71 ; " Worcester," North Atlantic 
Fleet, 1871-2. Promoted to Master, 1872; "Richmond," North Pacific 
Fleet, 1873-7. Commissioned as Lieutenant, 1876 ; receiving-ship " Wabash," 
1877-8 ; " Richmond," Asiatic Station, 1878-81 ; Navy Yard, Boston, 1881- 
3; "Powhatan," special duty, 1883-4; "Kearsarge," European Station, 
1884-6; Navy Yard, Boston, 1887-90; "Charleston," Pacific Station, Feb 
ruary, 1890, to June, 1893 ; leave of absence, June, 1893, to September, 
1893; in charge of Branch Hydrographic Office, Boston, September, 1893, 
to June, 1896. Ordered to training-ship "Alliance," June, 1896 to (pro 
moted to Lieutenant- Commander September, 1897,) March, 1898. April, 

1898, Supervisor Harbor of New York to date. 

Thomas Stowell Phelps, Jr. Born in Virginia. Entered Naval 
Academy, July 25,1865; graduated, 1869; " Juniata," European Station, 
1869-70. Promoted to Ensign, 1870 ; European Station, 1870-1. Promoted 
to Master, 1872 ; sick-leave, 1873; "Richmond," North Pacific Fleet, 1874; 
" Pensacola," Pacific Fleet, 1876-9. Commissioned as Lieutenant, 1876 ; Navy 
Yard, Mare Island, 1881-2; on furlough, 1883; "Brooklyn," South Atlan 
tic Station, 1883-5; "Hartford," Pacific Station, 1885-6; "Palos," Asiatic 
Station, 1887, to August, 1891; receiving-ship "Independence," August, 
1891-5 ; ordered to the " Olympia," February, 1895 ; " Philadelphia," Jan 
uary, 1896; "Alert," January, 1897; leave of absence, December, 1897. 
Commissioned Lieutenant- Commander, November, 1897; charge of "Re 
cruiting rendezvous," San Francisco, April, 1898 ; ordered to the " Raleigh," 
May, 1898. 

Karl Rohrer. Born in Germany. Appointed from Missouri. Entered 
Naval Academy, July, 1865; graduated, June, 1869; frigate "Sabine," 
1869-70, Mediterranean and South America. Promoted to Ensign, 1870; 
" Pawnee," West Indies, 1871-2. Promoted to Master, 1872; "Constella 
tion," West Indies, 1873 ; Torpedo Station, 1873 ; " Colorado," West Indies, 
1873-4; " Juniata," Mediterranean, 1874-6. Commissioned as Lieutenant, 
1876; Torpedo Station, 1876 ; Washington Navy Yard, 1876-81 ; "Consti 
tution," 1878 ; " Essex," Pacific Station, 1881-5 ; Torpedo Station, 1885-9 ; 
"Chicago," Squadron of Evolution, 1888-90 ; Vesuvius," N. A. Station, 
September, 1890, to September, 1892 ; Inspector of Steel, Bethlehem Iron 
Works, 1892, to April, 1895 ; ordered to "Amphitrite," April, 1895, to De- 



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cember, 1897 ; U. S. S- " Katahdin," January, 1897. Promoted to Lieuten 
ant-Commander, December, 1897 ; Navy Yard, Washington, April, 1897, to 
date. 

John Augustine Heard Nickels. Born in Massachusetts. Entered 
Naval Academy, October 8, 1864; graduated, 1869; " Sabine," special 
cruise, 1869-70. Promoted to Ensign, 1870; "Richmond," European 
Squadron, 1869-71 ; Asiatic Station, 1872-5. Promoted to Master, 1872 ; 
Navy Yard, Boston, 1875 ; " Montauk " (iron-clad), North Atlantic Station, 
1875-6. Commissioned Lieutenant, 1876 ; " Adams," South Atlantic Station, 
1876-9 ; Navy tard, Boston, 1879-80 ; coast survey, 1880-1 ; Navy Yard, 
Norfolk, 1881-2 ; " Hartford," Pacific Station, 1882-5 ; Navy Yard, New 
York, 1885-6 ; "Chicago," Squadron of Evolution, 1889 to August, 1891 ; 
Navy Yard, New York, August, 1891, to 1894; ordered to the "Newark," 
Apnl, 1894 ; " Chicago," January, 1895 ; " San Francisco," July, 1895 ; 
special duty, Navy Yard, New York, January, 1896 ; " Marblehead," April, 
1897, to date. Commissioned Lieutenant Commander, April, 1898. 

Clinton Kidd Curtis. Born in West Virginia. Entered Naval Acad 
emy, September 27, 1865; graduated, June, 1869; "Sabine," special cruise, 
1869-70. Promoted to Ensign, 1870 ; "Pawnee" and " Dictator," 1871 ; 
" Powhatan," 1872. Promoted to Master, November, 1872 ; " Supply," 1873 ; 
"Powhatan," 1874-6, during which time commanded temporarily the moni 
tors * Montauk," " Catskill" and "Nantucket," in transferring these vessels 
to various stations along the coast Promoted to Lieutenant, June, 1876 ; 
receiving-ship "Worcester," 1876-7; "Essex," South Atlantic Station, 
1877-9 ; " New Hampshire," 1880-1 ; receiving-ship " Franklin," 1881-3 ; 
" Alert," China Station, 1883-6 ; receiving-ship " St. Louis" and "Frank 
lin," 1887-90 ; " Essex," South Atlantic Station, April, 1890, to July, 1893 ; 
Navy Yard, Norfolk, July, 1893, to April, 1896 , order to U. S. S. "Terror," 
April, 1896 ; May, 1896, U. S. S. " Bennington," to date. Promoted to Lieu 
tenant-Commander, April, 1898. 

Theodoric Porter. Born in District of Columbia. Entered Naval 
Academy, July 24, 1865; graduated, 1869 ; "Brooklyn," European Fleet, 
1869-72. Promoted to Ensign, 1870 ; to Master, 1872 ; special duty, Wash 
ington, 1873-4; torpedo instruction, 1874; special duty, Washington, 1875 ; 
torpedo-boat " Alarm," 1875-6. Commissioned as Lieutenant, 1876 ; "Swa- 
tara," North Atlantic Fleet, 1876-9 ; Naval Academy, 1877-9 ; " Powhatan," 
North Atlantic Station, 1879-83; Naval Academy, 1883-7; "Trenton," 
1887-8 ; special duty, 1889, to June, 1891 ; " Alliance," Pacific Station, June, 
1891-94; leave of absence, June, 1894; Naval Academy, September, 1894 ; 
ordered to the "Marion/ June, 1897 ; receiving-ship "Independence," De 
cember, 1897 ; U. S. S. " Mohican," April, 1898, to date. Commissioned 
Lieutenant- Commander, May, 1898. 

Daniel Delehanty Vincent Stuart. Born in New York. Entered 
Naval Academy, September 23, 1865; graduated, 1869; "Sabine," special 
cruise, 1869-70. Promoted to Ensign, 1870; "California (second-rate), 
Pacific Fleet, 1870-2. Promoted to Master, 1872 ; "Pinta," N. A. Squad 
ron, 1873 ; " Roanoke" (iron-clad), N. A. Station, 1874 ; "Ashuelot," Asiatic 
Station, 1874-8. Commissioned as Lieutenant, 1876 ; receiving ship " Colo 
rado," 1877-80; "Galena," European Station, 1880-3; Navy Yard, New 
York, 1883-5; Coast Survey, 1885-7; "Enterprise," European Station, 
1887-8; "Pensacola," special service, 1888-9; training-ship "Portsmouth," 
1889-90; Naval Academy, November, 1890, to November, 1893; waiting 
orders, November, 1893, to May, 1894; school-ship " St. Mary s," May, 



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1894; ordered to U. S. S. "Newark," May, 1895; U. S. S. " Yantic," Jan 
uary, 1897 ; ordered to " New York," July, 1897 ; leave of absence, December, 
1897; Navy Yard, Washington, D. C., February, 1898; ordered to U. S. S. 
"Lancaster," May, 1898. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, May, 1898. 
John H. Moore. Born in New York. Entered Naval Academy, July 
31,1865; graduated, 1869; "Sabine," special cruise, 1869-70. Promoted 
to Ensign, 1870 ; " Franklin," flagship, European Fleet, 1870-1 ; Asiatic 
Station, 1872-7. Promoted to Master, 1872. Commissioned to Lieutenant, 
1876; Signal Office, Washington, 1877-9; training-ship "Constitution," 
1879-81 ; Hydrographic Office, 18^1-5 ; " Marion," Asiatic Station, 1885-6 ; 
"Omaha," Asiatic Station, 1886-8; Navy Yard, Norfolk, 1888-90; granted 
furlough, March, 1890, to March, 1891; waiting orders/ March, 1891, to 
March, 1892 ; " Thetis," special service, March, 1892-5 ; Navy Yard, Wash 
ington, May, 1895-8 ; ordered to U. S. S. " Columbia," March, 1898, to date. 
Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, May, 1898. 

LIEUTENANT-COMMANDERS ON THE RETIRED LIST. 

Retired for incapacity resulting from incident of service. 

Antoine R. McNair. Appointed from Missouri, September, 22, 1856; 
Naval Academy, 1856-60 ; sloop-of-war " Plymouth," 1859. Midshipman, 
June, 1860; sloop-of-war "Seminole," 1860-2; off Charleston, South Caro 
lina, from August to September, 1861 ; in Potomac River, September and 
October, 1861 ; engaged with batteries at Freestone Point, Virginia, Septem 
ber, 1861, and with batteries at Evansport, Va., October, 1861. Promoted 
to Master, August, 1861 ; battle of Port Royal, South Carolina, September 8, 
1861 (slight splinter wound in hand) ; boat operations in the sounds of South 
Carolina and Georgia, November and December, 1861 ; boat and other opera 
tions incident to the cutting off of Port Pulaski, Georgia, in January, Feb 
ruary, and March, 1862; expedition to Fernandina, Florida, March, 1862; 
Skiddaway Battery, Georgia, March, 1862 ; in Hampton Roads, Virginia, in 
front of the ram " Merrimac " and consorts, April and until May 10, 1862 ; 
engaged with battery at Sewell s Point, and capture of Norfolk, May, 1862. 
Promoted to Lieutenant, July, 1862 ; sloop-of-war " Powhatan ; " off Charles 
ton, South Carolina, 1862-3 ; engaged in attack on Fort Sumter and defences 
of Charleston, South Carolina, April, 1863 ; engaged in the capture of bat 
teries on Morris Island, South Carolina, July, 1863 (slight wound in head) ; 
engaged in the attack of September 8, 1863, on the defences of Charleston, 
South Carolina ; "Powhatan," West India Squadron, from October, 1863, to 
June, 1864 ; in command of S. S. " Gunsbok," West Indies, from June to 
August, 1864; " Powhatan," August to October, 1864; frigate "New Iron 
sides," 1864-65 ; engaged in attack on Fort Fisher, North Carolina, Decem 
ber 24 and 25, 1864 ; also in capture of Fort Fisher and defences of Cape 
Fear River, North Carolina, January 13-15, 1865 ; in front of rebel rams, 
James River, Virginia, February and March, 1865 ; steamer " Chicopee," 
Atlantic Squadron, 1865-6. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, July, 
1866; instructor at Naval Academy, 1866-7; frigate " Minnesota," special 
service, 1867-8 ; flag-ship " Contocook," West India Squadron, 1868 ; Equip 
ment-Officer and Inspector of Supplies, Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia, 1871 ; 
sick leave, 1872; retired, October 26, 1872. 

Charles E. McKay. Born in New York. Appointed from New 
York, September 29, 1857 ; Naval Academy, 1857-61 ; graduated Midship 
man, 1861. Promoted to Acting Master, September 4, 1861 ; April, 1861, 



152 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAYY. 

ordered to Navy Yard, Washington ; May, 1861, " Wabash," N. A Station ; 
"Pensacola," West Gulf Squadron, September, 1861 ; transferred to " Prin 
cess Royal," July, 1863 ; to Fort Jackson, May, 1865, to June, 1865. 
Promoted to Lieutenant, July 16, 1862; ordered to U. S. S. " Brooklyn," 
flag-ship, S. A. Station, October, 1865. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, 
July 25, 1866. Retired, June 25, 1869. 

Francis O. Davenport. Born in Michigan, August 24, 1842. Ap 
pointed from Michigan, September 26, 1856; Naval Academy, 1856-60; 
attached to brig " Perry," 1861 ; capture of privateer "Savannah," 1861; 
steam-gunboat "Scioto," West Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1862-3; bom 
bardment and passage of Forts Jackson and St. Philip, 1862 ; engagement 
with guerrillas, Galveston, Texas, July 9, 1863. While temporarily in 
charge of the " Scioto," Lieutenant Davenport went on shore on the coast of 
Texas with two boats and twelve men, crossed the island (three and a half 
miles in width), and captured one schooner with one hundred bales of cotton, 
and one sloop with thirty bales. Not being able to bring them out, on ac 
count of the low water, he burned them. In preparing to leave he was 
wounded by the accidental discharge of a rifle, the ball entering the right 
knee and passing out at the side of the knee, fracturing his left arm, and 
rendering amputation above the elbow necessary. Naval Academy, 1864 ; 
frigate ""Sabine," 1865-6 ; steamer " Michigan," on the lakes, 1866-7. Pro 
moted to Passed Midshipman, Master, and Lieutenant, 1861. Commissioned 
as Lieutenant- Commander, July 25, 1866; steam-sloop " Tuscarora," South 
Pacific Squadron, 1868 ; store-ship "Onward," South Pacific Squadron, 1869. 
Retired at his own request, October 19, 1870, as Lieutenant- Commander. 

Frederick I. Naile. Born in Pennsylvania, October 11, 1841. Ap 
pointed from Pennsylvania, October 27, 1859 ; Naval Academy, 1859-61 ; 
attached to frigate " St. Lawrence," blockading on Atlantic Coast, 18(51 ; 
sinking of privateer " Petrel," 1861; steam-sloop-of-war "Oneida," West 
Gulf Blockading Squadron ; attack on and passage of Forts Jackson and St. 
Philip, and Chalmette batteries ; capture of New Orleans ; bombardment and 
passage of Vicksburg batteries twice ; performed Lieutenant s duty on the 
"Oneida," and was twice slightly wounded while on board of her, 1862. 
Promoted to Ensign, February 24, 1863 ; frigate " Sabine," during cruise 
after the Confederate cruiser "Alabama," 1863 ; Mississippi Squadron, 1863-5 ; 
Signal Officer, flag-ship " Black Hawk," 1863-4 ; Red River Expedition, 
co-operation of the squadron on the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers, with 
army in the defeat of General Hood, 1864 ; commanded flag-ships " Black 
Hawk " and " Tempest," 1864-5. Promoted Lieutenant, February 22, 1864 ; 
steamer "Chattanooga," 1866. Promoted Lieutenant- Commander , July 25, 
1866; steamer "Lenape," Atlantic Squadron, 1866-7 ; steamer " Penobscot," 
North Atlantic Squadron, 1868-9 ; Assistant Signal Officer, Washington, 
D. C., 1869-70. Retired for physical disability caused by exposure on duty, 
January, 1871. 

Gouverneur K. Haswell. Born in New York. Appointed from 
New York, November 25, 1859 ; Naval Academy, 1859-61 ; attached to 
steam-frigate " Roanoke," North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1861-2 ; 
engagement with rebel ram " Merrimac" and SewelPs Point batteries, March, 
1862 ; steam-sloop " Adirondack," West India Squadron, 1862. Promoted 
to Ensign, October 7, 1862 ; steam-frigate " Colorado," West Gulf Block 
ading Squadron, 1863-4. Commissioned as Lieutenant, February 22, 1864 ; 
West Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1864; steamer " Vanderbilt," special cruise, 
1866-7. Commissioned as Lieutenant- Commander, July 25, 1866; steam- 



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sloop "Saranac," Pacific Squadron, 1868; receiving-ship "Portsmouth," 
New Hampshire, 1869-71 ; Navy Yard, Norfolk, Virginia, 1872. Retired, 
November 23, 1876. 

E. M. Stedman. Born in Massachusetts (Boston), March 21, 1845 ; 
September 27,1861, appointed Acting Midshipman; November 22, 1864, 
graduated from Naval Academy and ordered to receiving-ship "North 
Carolina." April 3, 1865, U. S. S. " Susquehanna " in search of rebel iron 
clad " Stonewall," and afterwards attached to Brazil Squadron ; March 27, 
1866, to September 9, 1867, U. S. S. " Juniata." November 1, 1866, pro 
moted to Ensign; December 1, 1866, promoted to Master; October 1, 1867, 
to December 10. 1868, U. S. sloop "Saratoga; " March 12, 1868, promoted 
to Lieutenant; December 19, 1868, to March 31, 1869, "New Hampshire," 
at Norfolk; April 15, 1869, U. S. S. "Galena;" Maafch 26, 1869, pro 
moted to Lieutenant- Commander ; May 20, 1869, U. S. S " Seminole ; " 
September 29, 1869, reported for duty at Naval Academy ; June, 1872, to 
February 10, 1875, sick leave ; February 10, 1875, retired. In 1892 assisted in 
organizing, and was first commander of Chicago ship s crew of Illinois Naval 
Militia ; February, 1896, commissioned Commander of Naval Force of Illi 
nois; February, 1898, applied for active duty in case of hostilities. 

Retired for disability not incident to service. 

George F. Morrison. Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed from Ohio, 
November 5, 1849 ; Naval School, 1849-50; attached to sloop "Plymouth," 
East India Squadron, 1851-5. Promoted to Master, September 16, 1855 ; 
retired, 1856; unemployed, 1856-90. Commissioned as Lieutenant- Com 
mander, 1867. 

Charles Wurtz Tracy. Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed from the 
same State, October 27, 1859 ; Naval Academy, 1859-61 ; attached to frigate 
" St. Lawrence," Atlantic Coast, 1861 ; destruction of privateer " Petrel ; " 
steam-gunboat "Octorara," Mississippi Squadron, 1862-3; "Vicksburg," 
July, 1862. Promoted to Ensign, December 10, 1862 ; South Atlantic 
Blockading Squadron, 1863-5 ; at Charleston, April, 1863, and other actions 
during the siege. Commissioned as Lieutenant, February 22, 1864; Pacific 
Squadron, 1866-8. Commissioned as Lieutenant- Commander, July 25,1866; 
steam-sloop " Plymouth," European Squadron, 1869 ; Naval Academy, 
1870-2; "Alaska" (second-rate), European Station, 1873-5; "Juniata," 
European Station, 1876. Ketired, October 22, 1878. 

David C. Woodrow. Born in Ohio. Appointed from Ohio, Septem 
ber 21,1861; Naval Academy, 1861-4 ; receiving-ship "North Carolina," 
1865; attached to S. S. " Hartford," flag-ship, Asiatic Squadron, 1865-7. 
Promoted to Ensign and Master, 1867 ; steam-ship "Ashuelot," 1867-9. 
Commissioned Lieutenant, 1 868. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, March, 
1869 ; flag-ship " Severn," North Atlantic Station, 1869-70 ; Hydrographic 
Office, 1870 ; U. S. S. " Worcester," special duty, carrying supplies, contri 
buted by the citizens of Boston to the French, " Wyoming," 1871-2 ; 
receiving-ship "Sabine," 1873; steamer " Ossipee," North Atlantic Station, 
1873-4 ; in command of " Virgin ius " when lost in gale of wind off coast of 
North Carolinia ; detached from " Ossipee," June, 1874, and ordered to 
" Kansas ;" detached from " Kansas " and ordered to " Canandaigua ; " de 
tached from " Canandaigua " and ordered to " Shawmut ;" ordered back to 
" Canandaigua," all in the year 1874 ; detached from " Canandaigua," 1875 ; 
" Manhattan," 1876; ordered to "New Hampshire" same year; detached 
from "New Hampshire," 1878; "Lackawanna," Pacific Station, 1880-3. 
Retired, 1884. 



154 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

Retired in conformity ivith the Fourth Section of the Act of April 21, 1864. 

C. E. Hawley. Born in Connecticut. Appointed from Connecticut, 
December 3, 1849; Naval School, 1849-50; steam-frigate " Susquehanna," 
East India Squadron, 1851-5. Promoted to Master, September 15, 1855 ; 
Coast Survey, 1856-8. Commissioned as Lieutenant, June 26, 1856 ; receiv 
ing-ship, Philadelphia, 1861 ; ordnance duty, Washington Navy Yard, 1862 ; 
retired, 1862 ; receiving ship, New York, 1863 ; receiving-ship, Boston, 
1864-5 ; special duty, Maiden, Massachusetts, 1866. Commissioned as 
Lieutenant- Commander, 1866; Light House Inspector, Key West, 1868; 
receiving- ship, Philadelphia, 1869-70. 

Francis H. Sheppard. Born in Missouri. Appointed from Missouri, 
October 16, 1861, to the Naval Academy; graduated, 1863. Promoted to 
Ensign, 1863. Promoted to Master, 1867. Served in Blockading Squadron 
from date of graduation to the close of the Rebellion ; served as Executive 
Officer in the West India Squadron, 1867-9. Promoted to Lieutenant- 
Commander, March 26, 1869. Retired March 26, 1869. 

Socrates Hubbard. Born in New York. Appointed an Acting-Mid 
shipman at Naval Academy, November 20, 1861 ; graduated, 1865 ; " Swa- 
tara " (third-rate), West India Squadron, 1865-7. Promoted to Ensign, 
December 1, 1866; " Guerriere " (second-rate), flag-ship, S. A. Squadron, 
1867-8. Promoted to Master, March 12, 1868. Commissioned as Lieutenant, 
March 29, 1869; "Nipsic" (fourth-rate), Darien Expedition, 1869-71; 
"Omaha" (second rate), S. P. Station, 1873-5 ; Naval Academy, 1876-80. 
Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, October, 1879; " Pensacola," Pacific 
Station, 1879-82 ; Naval Observatory, 1882 ; torpedo instruction, 1883 ; 
equipment duty, Navy Yard, New York, 1883-5 ; "Powhatan," special ser 
vice, 1885-6. Retired, June 18, 1888. 

Leonard Chenery. Entered United States Naval Academy, December 
12,1861. Appointed from First California District ; graduated, September 
25, 1865, taking the Fourth Star of the first class year ; attached to the U. 
S. S. " Swatara," from October 9, 1865, to February 27, 1867, part of the 
time in the West Indies, and part of the time on European Station. Pro 
moted to Ensign, December 1, 1866 ; on ordnance duty, at Washington, 
from March 9, 1867, to April 30, 1867 ; attached to U. S. S. " Guerriere," 
flag-ship of Rear- Admiral Charles H. Davis, on Brazil Station, from May 
20, 1867, until July 29, 1869. Promoted to Master, March 12, 1868. Pro 
moted to Lieutenant, March 25, 1869; at Naval Rendezvous, San Francisco, 
from October 10, 1870, to March 25, 1871 ; Flag -Lieutenant of the Pacific 
Station, on staff of Commodore R. N. Stembel, from May 8, 1871, until 
October 10, 1872 ; U. S. flag-ship " Pensacola," acting as chief of staff for 
ten months ; attached to II S- S. " Saranac," from October 10, 1872, until 
August 1, 1874, on Pacific Station ; at Hydrographic Office, Washington, 
from October 15, 1874, until November 20, 1875 ; attached to U. S. moni 
tor " Catskill," North Atlantic Station, from November 20, 1875, until March 
20, 1877 ; eight months as Executive Officer and eight months as Command 
ing Officer; Navy Yard, Mare Island, 1879-81. Promoted to Lieutenant- 
Commander, November, 1879. Retired, December 20, 1881. 

Edward L. Amory. Born in Massachusetts. Appointed as Acting 
Midshipman at Naval Academy, September 30, 1861 ; graduated in 1865 ; 
"Swatara" (third-rate), West India and European Stations, 1865-7. Pro 
moted to Ensign, December 1, 1866. Promoted to Master, March 12, 1868 ; 
" Franklin," flag-ship, European Station, 1868. Commissioned as Lieutenant, 



RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 155 

March 29, 1869; " Severn," flag-ship, N. A. Squadron, 1869-70; navigation 
duty, Navy Yard, Boston, 1871-2; torpedo service, 1872; "Richmond" 
(second-rate), N. P. Station, 1873-4; "Hartford" (second-rate), Asiatic 
Station, 1874-5; Navy Yard, Boston, 1875-6; Light-House duty, 1876-9; 
"Tennessee," N. A. Station, 1879-82. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, 
January 22, 1881 ; equipment duty, Navy Yard, New York, 1885-7. Re 
tired, June, 1887. 

Holman Vail. Born in Indiana. Appointed an Acting Midshipman at 
Naval Academy, December 1, 1865 ; graduated, 1865 ; school-ship " Sabiue," 
1865-6. Promoted to Ensign, December 1, 1866; " Dacotah " (second-rate), 
South Pacific Fleet, 1867; "Saginaw" (fourth-rate), N. P. Squadron, 1868. 
Promoted to Master, March 12, 1868; "Severn," flag-sftip, N. A, Fleet, 
1869-70. Commissioned as Lieutenant, March 26, 1869 ; " Hartford," flag 
ship, Asiatic Station, 1872-5; Hydrographic Office, 1876-7; "Trenton," 
European Station, 1877-9 ; " Constellation," special service, 1879-80; Naval 
Observatory, 1880-2. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, October, 1881 ; 
"Wachusett," Pacific Station, 1882-5; Light-House Inspector, 1886-90. 
Retired, December 4, 1890. 

Isaac Hazlett. Born in Ohio. Appointed as Acting Midshipman at 
Naval Academy, September 27, 1861 ; graduated, 1865 ; " Monongahela " 
(third-rate), West Indian Station, 1865-6. Promoted Ensign, December 1, 
1866; " Susquehanna " (first-rate), flag-ship. N. A. Station, 1866-8; "Mich 
igan," on the lakes, 1868-9. Promoted to Master, March 12, 1868 ; " Lan 
caster" (second-rate), flag-ship, S. A. Fleet, 1869-72; Naval Observatory, 
1872-3. Commissioned as Lieutenant, March 26, 1869; "Manhattan" 
(iron-clad), N. A. Station, 1873-4 ; receiving-ship " Colorado," 1875 ; Hydro- 
graphic Office, 1876-7 ; "Trenton" (second rate), flag-ship, European Sta 
tion, 1877-80 ; Hydrographic Office, 1880-2. Promoted to Lieutenant- 
Commander, December, 1881 ; " Kearsarge," N. A. Station, 1882-3 ; sick 
leave, 1883-6. Retired, November, 1886. 

Frederick Augustus Miller. Born in Maryland. Entered service as 
Master s Mate, September 11, 1861 ; took part in fights at Donaldsonville ; 
some small affairs on the Mississippi River ; in capture of Mobile, and in oper 
ations in Mobile Bay. He was recommended for promotion by Lieutenant- 
Commander Foxhall A. Parker, while on duty at Washington Navy Yard ; 
by Commander T. A. M. Craven, after cruise in " Tuscarora," and by Com 
mander M. B. Woolsey, after the fight in Donaldsonville ; Washington Navy 
Yard, under instructions, in charge of one of the howitzers of Parker s Bat 
tery, and in command of "A. C. Powell;" "Tuscarora," special service in 
Europe; " Princess Royal," West Gulf Squadron ; "Arizona," and "Cincin 
nati," while serving on the latter vessel saw five of our vessels destroyed by 
torpedoes in Mobile Bay, West Gulf Squadron ; " Frolic," in Europe ; 
" Quinnebaug," South Atlantic Station, 1868-69 ; " Vermont," receiving-ship, 
New York, 1870. Commissioned Lieutenant, March 21, 1870; "Mohican," 
South Pacific Station, 1870-1; Navy Yard, Boston, 1871-2; "Vermont," 
receiving-ship, New York, 1872-4; "Terror," Key West, 1874; "Nipsic," 
surveying duties West Indies, 1875 ; Navy Yard, New York, 1875-6 ; 
" Richmond," flag-ship, South Pacific Station, 1876-7 ; Bureau Equipment 
and Recruiting, 1877 ; " Portsmouth," San Francisco to Washington, then to 
Havre, French Exposition, 1877-9 ; " Ticonderoga," special service around 
the world under Admiral Shufeldt, 1879-81; "Colorado," receiving-ship, 
New York, 1881-2. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, April, 1882; 
torpedo instruction, Newport, 1882 ; " Lackawanna," South Pacific Station, 
1883. Retired, November 30, 1885. 



156 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

William H. Webb. Born in Indiana. Served during the closing 
years of the war as a volunteer officer ; transferred to the regular service in 
1868; " Narragansett " (third-rate), West India Squadron, in 1869. Com 
missioned as Lieutenant, March 21, 1870; Naval Station, Mound City, Illinois, 
1870; "Ajax" (iron-clad), N. A. Fleet, 1871 ; Asiatic Fleet, 1872-5 ; S. S. 
" Supply," 1875-6 ; commanding " Saugus " (iron-clad), 1877-8 ; Navy Yard, 
Pensacola, 1877-81 ; receiving-ship " Passaic," 1881-2 ; commanding " Wyan- 
dotte," 1882-3. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander, July 3, 1882 ; "Alert," 
Asiatic Station, 1883-4; receiving-ship "St. Louis," 1886-90; " Tallapoosa," 
S. A. Station, June, 1891, to December, 1892 ; sick leave, December, 1892, 
to date of retirement, June 26, 1893. 

William P. Randall. Born in New Bedford, Massachusetts. In 1861 
was about to sail in command of a whale-ship when the war commenced ; 
was furnished with a certificate signed by the president of every insurance 
office in the city, to the effect that their offices would insure any vessel under 
his command at the lowest rates of insurance ; without further endorsement 
was appointed an Acting Master in the U. S. Navy, July 24, 1861, and 
ordered to the U. S. S. " Cumberland," serving on that ship at the capture 
of Forts Clarke and Hatteras, and afterwards in the engagement with the 
" Merrimac " at Newport News, March 8, 1862, at which time he had com 
mand of the after-pivot gun (which was the last gun fired from that ship). 
May 28, 1872, promoted to the rank of Volunteer- Lieutenant, and ordered to 
the gunboat " Port Royal," Commander George W. Morris, which vessel 
did good service on the James River through the summer of 1862, and 
joined the Expedition in the fall of that year; January, 1863 (being at 
that time the Executive Officer), detached from the " Port Royal," and 
ordered to command the U. S- barque "Pursuit;" commanded this vessel 
until August 12, 1864, when he was detached and ordered to command U. S. 
barque "Restless ;" these vessels were engaged in blockading the coast of 
Florida, and while commanded by Lieutenant Randall did much injury to 
the enemy, for which he received two complimentary letters from the Admiral 
commanding (Admiral Stribling), with orders to read them on the quarter 
deck at muster ; February 23, 1865, took temporary command of the U. S. 
steamer " Hendrick Hudson " (" Restless " undergoing repairs at Key West), 
and went to St. Mark s for General Newton, U. S. Army, and staff, March 9, 

1865. Promoted to the rank of Volunteer Lieutenant- Commander, March 17, 
1865 ; detached from U. S. barque " Reckless," and ordered to take the prize 
steamer " Ruby " to New York ; arrived in New York with the "Ruby," 
April 14, 1865, and waited orders until August 17, 1865, when he was 
granted four months leave of absence; on December 19, 1865, was honora 
bly discharged from U. S. Navy with the rank of Lieutenant- Commander. 
October 30, 1866, presented himself to the Examining Board at Hartford, 
Connecticut, for admission to the regular service, and was rejected on account 
of injuries received in the line of duty during the engagement between the 
" Cumberland" and Merrimac," but obtaining permission from Washing- 
ing for examination, he presented himself the second time, November 22, 

1866, and on December 7, 1866, received an appointment as Acting Master 
on temporary service, and was ordered to the U. S. steamer " Peoria," which 
vessel went to the West Indies and returned with yellow fever on board ; 
detached from her in Norfolk, Virginia, and went to the hospital, July 29, 
1867 ; was on sick-leave until September, 1867, when he was ordered to 
the U. S receiving-ship "Ohio," March 12, 1868 (three years and three days 
after receiving his appointment as a Volunteer Lieutenant-Commander) ; he 



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received a commission as Ensign in the regular navy, October 12, 1868 ; 
detached from the " Ohio " and ordered to command the U. S. steamer 
" Leyden," December 18, 1868. Promoted to Master, January 27, 1869, and 
detached from the " Leyden " and ordered to the U. S. steamer " Narragan- 
set ; " joined the " Narraganset " in Havana, March 17, 1869; in July the 
" Narraganset," went in quarantine at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, with 
yellow fever on board, when he was detached and ordered to the Boston 
Navy Yard ; September 1, 1869, ordered to command the U. S. steamer 
" Palos ; " in October, 1869, was detached from the " Palos," and took com 
mand of the U. S. steamer " Leyden." Commissioned as Lieutenant, March 
21, 1870; May 18, 1870, detached from the "Leyden" and ordered to the 
monitor "Saugus;" joined the "Saugus" at Havana, Jwhe 4, 1870; Sep 
tember 30, 1870, detached from the "Saugus" and ordered to command the 
U. S. steamer "Mayflower;" detached from the "Mayflower," November 3, 
1870, and ordered to the U. S. receiving-ship " Ohio," Navy Yard, Boston ; 
May 5, 1871, temporarily detached from the "Ohio" and ordered to Key 
West, Florida, as Executive Officer, to assist in bringing the " Saugus " to 
Philadelphia; June 22, 1871, returned to the "Ohio;" September 15, 
detached from the " Ohio " and ordered to the U. S. steamer " Iroquois ; " 
January 15, 1872, detached from the "Iroquois" and ordered to the U. S. 
steamer " Canaudaigua ; " August 4, 1874, detached from the " Canandaigua " 
at Key West, and sent home by medical survey (with Chagres fever) on 
sick-leave ; November, 1874, ordered to the Ordnance Department, Navy 
Yard, Boston ; June 10, 1875, ordered to Torpedo Station, Newport, Rhode 
Island; October 10, 1875, detached from Torpedo Station and ordered to 
the U. S. receiving-ship " Ohio," Navy Yard, Boston ; October 28, " Ohio s " 
crew all transferred to the receiving-ship "Wabash;" April 16, 1877, 
granted six months leave of absence; October 15, 1877, ordered back to the 
U. S. receiving-ship "Wabash;" "Ranger," Asiatic Station, 1878-81; 
special duty, 1881-2. Promoted to Lieutenant- Commander in 1886. Re 
tired, February 15, 1882. 

R. M. G. Brown. Born in Western Virginia. Appointed from that 
section by his uncle, Hon. William G. Brown ; entered Naval School at 
Newport, July, 1864 ; graduated, June, 1868, number three in a class of 
eighty; served as Midshipman on North Pacific Station, on board of "Sara- 
nac," " Lackawanna," and " Pensacola." Promoted to Ensign, 1869; to 
Master, 1870; sailed from New York, on the "Alaska," in April, 1870, for 
China ; made a three years cruise in that vessel ; took part in the Corean 
Expedition ; commanding the sailors landed as infantry from that ship ; was 
in the final charge at Fort McKee, and was mentioned in the official report 
of that action as among those first in the fort ; ordered as Second Lieutenant, 
to the " New Hampshire," at Norfolk, in October, 1873. Commissioned as 
Lieutenant, April 13, 1872 ; served there until June, 1874, when he was 
ordered to Torpedo School at Newport ; in October of same year was 
ordered as First Lieutenant of the " Despatch ;" ordered to "Swatara," June, 
1875 ; served on the West India Station until March, 1877, when he was 
ordered to the Naval Academy as Instructor of Navigation and Surveying ; 
ordered to command the torpedo-ram "Alarm," June 11, 1878; $20,000 
having been appropriated to fit the Mallory propeller to this vessel, was 
ordered to carry on an extensive series of experiments to fully test its value ; 
having completed this experimental duty in a manner highly satisfactory to 
the Navy Department, he was ordered to the flag-ship " Lancaster," in 
August, 1881, and served on the European Station until the following June, 



158 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

when he was severely wounded in the line of duty ; when convalescent he was 
invalided home, and again put on special duty. May, 1884, w r as ordered to 
the " Lackawanna," on South Pacific Station. It was shortly after this, that 
Lieutenant Brown made his well-known report on the Panama Canal ; all 
previous reports had been favorable to the scheme, but none were after. 
While on the Isthmus he contracted Chagres fever and had to return home 
in 1885 ; served at Navy Yard, Norfolk, as Navigation-Officer, until May, 
1889. In October of 1887 he was ordered as Navigating-Officer of the flag 
ship " Trenton," .bound for the Pacific. He was specially commended to the 
Navy Department by the senior officer for the manner in which he navigated 
the "Trenton " through the Straits of Magellan and Smyth s Sound. During 
the memorable gale at Samoa, Lieutenant Brown maintained his reputation 
in a remarkable degree. Captain Farquhar, of the " Trenton," in his report 
of the hurricane, which report was approved and forwarded by Rear- Admiral 
Kirnberly, says, " Lieutenant R. M. G. Brown, the navigator, was by my 
side the whole time, and to his excellent judgment, one time at least, the ship 
was cleared of a reef. Had we struck it I fear few of the four hundred and 
fifty people on board of the Trenton would be alive to-day." In a letter 
to Rear-Admiral Kimberly, dated April 27, 1889, the Secretary of the Navy 
says, " The flag-ship, now without steam or rudder, her anchors dragging, 
drifted almost at the mercy of the gale along the edges of the eastern reef. 
At times not more than twenty feet from total destruction. Every endeavor 
was made to control her movements, and her commanding officer states in his 
report that upon at least one occasion it was through the excellent judgment 
of Lieutenant R. M. G. Brown, the Navigating-Officer, that the ship cleared 
reef and the four hundred and fifty lives on board were saved." It was 
while handling the ship on this occasion that Navigating-Officer Brown put 
the ship s company in the rigging, thus making a living sail, which was as 
effective as it was unprecedented. October 1, 1889, Lieutenant Brown was 
ordered to duty in the office of the Judge- Advocate-General of the army. 

Theodorus Bailey Myers Mason. Born in New York City, May 8, 
1848. Appointed Midshipman from Florida to United States Naval Academy 
at Newport, Rhode Island, September 20, 1864 ; served on board practice- 
ships " Macedonian/ " Savannah," and " Dale ; " graduated number 21, June 
6, 1868 ; ordered to flag-ship " Guerriere," South Atlantic Station, September 
3, 1868 ; received letter of thanks from the Secretary of the Navy, gold medal 
of New York Benevolent and Live-Saving Institution, and decoration of the 
Order of the Rose from the Emperor of Brazil for saving two of the ship s 
crew in the harbor of Rio Janeiro ; detached from steamer " Guerriere " at 
New York, July 21, 1869. Commissioned an Ensign, April 19, 1869 ; ordered 
to the flag-ship " Franklin," European Station ; reported at Marseilles, Octo 
ber 23, 1869 ; detached from " Franklin " at Copenhagen, and granted leave, 
June 30, 1871. Promoted to Master, July 12, 1870 ; ordered to Hydrographic 
Office, December 1, 1871 ; detailed for duty as aide to the Secretary of Navy, 
December 2, 1871 ; ordered to accompany President Grant to Boston, June 
7, 1872; detached from Hydrographic Office, July 18, 1872; ordered to 
steamer " Omaha," fitting out at Philadelphia for South Pacific. Promoted 
to Lieutenant, November 20, 1872 ; detached from " Omaha" at Valparaiso, 
and ordered to flag-ship "Pensacola," February 15, 1873; took part in land 
ing at Panama to protect American interests during the spring and fall of 
1873 ; detailed as Flag-Lieutenant, December 22, 1873 ; received silver naval 
medal from King of Italy for saving native bark "Detaide from fire in 
harbor of Callao ; " Pensacola," transferred to North Pacific Station, April 



RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 159 

15, 1874; admiral and staff temporarily transferred to "Saranac" while 
" Pensacola " was undergoing repairs at Mare Island ; detached from staff 
and ship at Honolulu, July 29, 1875 ; ordered to Naval Academy, November 
15, 1875 ; detailed during term of 1875-6 in Department of Modern Lan 
guages ; ordered to practice-steamer " Mayflower " as Executive-Officer at 
Philadelphia, May 11, 1876; detailed as Instructor in Ordnance and Gun 
nery, with special charge of Light-Artillery Instruction ; ordered to practice- 
steamer " Mayflower " at New York as Executive-Officer, July 26, 1877 ; now 
at Naval Academy. Department of Ordnance and Gunnery ; detached from 
Naval Academy, November 30, 1878, and granted leave with permission to 
leave United States ; traveled in Europe accredited to different legations for 
facilities to make reports on naval matters ; made a Life Fellow of the Society 
of Civil Engineers of France, November 22, 1878 ; acted as Aide to Marshal 
McMahon, President of France, at the grand review and mano3iivres closing 
the Exposition of 1878 ; December, 10, 1879, ordered as Assistant Inspector 
of Ordnance at the West Point Foundry ; December 13, 1878, elected a Life 
Fellow of the American Geographical Society ; April 9, 1878, ordered to 
duty on board the " Pensacola," flag-ship of Pacific Station, and in charge of 
a large draft of men for the station ; reported for duty on board the " Pensa 
cola " at Callao, Peru, and detached as Flag-Lieutenant to Rear- Admiral C. 
R. P. Rodgers; September 27, 1880, appointed Secretary to Rear- Admiral 
T. H. Stevens, who relieved Admiral Rodgers. Whilst serving on the South 
American coast made several important reports on the operations of the war 
between Chili, Peru, and Bolivia; also compiled an historical sketch report 
of the war, afterwards published as Volume II., War Series, Office of Home 
Intelligence, and translated for use in Chili. September 5, 1881, ordered to 
Naval Academy, and detailed as Instructor in Ordnance and in charge of 
Artillery Drills ; June 7, 1882, ordered to duty at Navy Department, Wash 
ington, as the First Chief Intelligence Officer ; organized Intelligence Staff, 
Duty, and Office ; in addition performed duty as Aide to President Chester 
A. Arthur ; September 14, 1883, was ordered by President to meet and accom 
pany the first Embassy from Corea sent to the United States ; April 29, 1884, 
ordered to similar duty with first Embassy from Siam to the United States ; 
acted as Special Aide to Lieutenant-General Sheridan at the dedication of the 
Washington Monument, February 22, 1885, and to Major-General Slocum, 
inaugural ceremonies of President Grover Cleveland, March 4, 1885 ; April 
1, 1885, detached from duty in Washington, and ordered to command light 
artillery of the naval forces sent to the Isthmus of Panama to protect transit 
and American interests ; whilst on the Isthmus nominally attached to the 
flag-ship " Tennessee," Rear- Admiral James Jewett ; May 28, 1885, granted 
leave of absence for one year with permission to go abroad, intending to 
resign ; September 16, 1885, applied for sea duty, and ordered to Asiatic 
Station ; reported for duty on board flag-ship "Trenton," at Shanghai, China, 
November 24, 1885 ; detailed, at own request, as senior Watch-Officer of flag 
ship, April 16, 1886 ; "Trenton" being ordered home, ordered as Secretary 
to Rear-Admiral John Lee Davis, April 22; Admiral tranferred flag to 
"Omaha," and August 9 to "Marion;" November 22, 1886, Rear- Admiral 
Davis being relieved by Rear- Admiral Chandler, was transferred to his staff 
as Flag- Lieutenant; April 4, 1887, the Admiral tranferred flag to " Brook 
lyn ; " October 1, 1887, detached from duty on staff and ordered to "Essex " 
as Navigator ; January 18, 1888, detached from " Essex " and ordered home ; 
August 14, 1888, ordered to duty in Navy Department as Naval Secretary to 
Mr. W. C. Whitney, Secretary of the Navy ; February 26, 1889, ordered; in 



160 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

addition to other duty, as Adjutant-General of the naval force assembled in 
Washington for duty in the inaugural ceremonies of President Benjamin 
Harrison ; February 28, ordered to duty March 20 under Rear- Admiral S. 
R. Franklin, senior member of American Delegation and President of the 
International Maritime Congress and also to duty in Bureau of Navigation ; 
March 6, 1889, ordered to duty in Navy Department as Naval Secretary to 
General Benjamin F. Tracy, Secretary of the Navy; accompanied President 
Harrison to New York, April 29, to attend Centennial Celebration of the 
Inauguration of George Washington as President and on July 4 to Wood 
stock, Connecticut; ordered to "New York," August, 1893; sick leave, Jan 
uary, 1894. Promoted to Lieutenant Commander, January, 1894. Retired, 
December, 1894 

LIEUTENANTS ON THE ACTIVE LIST. 

Kossuth Niles. Born in Illinois. Mustered into the military service of 
the United States in the 142d Regiment, Illinois Volunteers, June, 1864; 
mustered out, October, 1864 ; entered Naval Academy, September 23, 1865 ; 
graduated, 1869; " Sabine," special service, 1869-70. Promoted to Ensign, 
1870 ; North Atlantic Fleet " Pawnee," 1870-1 ; monitor "Terror," 1871-2 ; 
Naval Station, Mound City, Illinois, 1872 ; Nicaragua Canal Surveying Ex 
pedition, 1872-3. Promoted to Master, 1873 ; Torpedo Station, 1873 ; North 
Atlantic Station, " Frolic," 1874 ; Coast Survey, commanding schooner 
" Silliman," 1874-6 ; steamer " Barataria," 1876-7. Commissioned as Lieu 
tenant, 1876; "Michigan," 1877-8; "Constellation" (American exhibit to 
Paris Exposition), 1878 ; North Atlantic Squadron " Swatara," 1878 ; " Ti- 
conderoga " (flag-ship), special cruise around the world, 1878-81 ; ordnance 
duty, Navy Yard, Washington, 1881-4; "Powhatan," 1884; Lancaster" 
(flag-ship), European Station, 18845 ; and of the South Atlantic Station, 
1885-7 ; " Trenton," 1887 ; ordnance duty, Navy Yard, Washington, 1887-8 ; 
Inspector of Ordnance, Midvale Steel Works, Pa., 1888 ; Bureau of Ord 
nance, 1887, to July, 1893; "Yantic," South Atlantic Station, July, 1893, 
to December, 1896 ; torpedo station, December, 1896, to date. 

Dennis Hart Mahan. Son of Officer. Naval Academy, July, 1865 ; 
Ensign, July, 1870 ; Master, February, 1873 ; J.ieutenant, September, 1877 ; 
" Sabine," 1869-70 ; " Tennessee," on special service, San Domingo Expedition, 
1871; " Wachusett," " Shenandoah " and "Congress," on European Squad 
ron, 1871-4 ; " Plymouth," N. A. Squadron, 1874-5 ; " Supply," special duty, 
1876; again in 1877; training-ship "Minnesota," 1877-8; receiving-ship 
"Independence," 1879-80; "Alert," "Ashuelot," and "Richmond," Asiatic 
Squadron, 1880-83; " Pensacola," special service, 1883-4; training-ship 
" Minnesota," 1885 ; Naval Academy, 1886-8; War College, 1888; Coast 
Survey, 1888-90; "Alert," special service, October, 1890, to December, 
1893; Hydrographic Office, December, 1893-6; ordered to the " Machias," 
October, 1896-8; U. S. S. "Yumuri," March, 1898; U. S. S. " Badger," 
May, 1898, to date. 

William Franklin Low. Appointed from New Hampshire. Naval 
Academy, July, 1865 ; Ensign, July, 1870 ; Master, April, 1873 ; Lieutenant, 
November, 1877 ; " Sabine," 1869-70 ; " California," Pacific Station, 1870-3 ; 
"Kansas," N. A. Station, 1873-6; Coast Survey, 1876-7; "Vandalia," 
1877-9 ; receiving-ship " Colorado," 1879-81 ; " Minnesota," training-ship, 
1881; "Despatch" (despatch-boat), 1881-3 ; " Powhattan," N. A. Station, 
1884-6; training-ship "Saratoga," 1886-7; Naval Academy, 1887-91; 



RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 161 

Coast Survey Office, July, 1871, to January, 1892; commanding Coast Sur 
vey Schooner " Eagre," January, 1892-5 ; Navy Yard, Boston, January, 
1895 ; nautical school-ship " Enterprise," January, 1897 ; Executive Officer 
U. S. S. " Katahdiu," April, 1898, to date. 

Nelson T. Houston. Born in New York. Entered Naval Academy, 
July 28, 1865; graduated, 1869; "Sabine," 1869-70. Promoted to Ensign, 
1870 ; signal duty, Washington, 1870-1 ; Asiatic Fleet, 1871-4. Promoted 
to Master, 1872 ; receiving-ship "Independence," 1874-6 Commissioned as 
Lieutenant, 1876 ; " Lackawanna," Pacific Station, 1878-81 ; Naval Acad 
emy, 1881-4 ; " Quinnebaug," European Station, 1884-7 ; Hydrographic 
Office, 1887-8 ; waiting orders, October, 1890, to February, 1891 ; " Petrel," 
Asiatic Station, February, 1891-4 ; receiving-ship " Vermont," June, 1894- 
96 ; " Castine," December, 1896, to date. 

Clayton Scott Richman. Appointed from Iowa. N. A., July, 1865 ; 
Ensign, July, 1870; Master, August, 1873; Lieutenant, February, 1878; 
Pacific Fleet, 1871-4; " Canandaigua," North Atlantic Station, 1875-6; 
" Adams," Pacific Station, 1876-9 ; Navy Yard, Mare Island, 1879-83 ; 
" Ranger," special service, 1883-5; receiving-ship "Independence," 1887; 
Naval War College, 1888-9; " Yautic," North Atlantic Station, 1889, to 
November, 1891 ; receiving-ship " St. Louis," November, 1891, to May, 1893 ; 
waiting orders, May, 1893, to September, 1893 ; Navy Yard, League Island, 
September, 1893-4 ; ordered to the " Raleigh," April, 1894-7 ; receiving- 
ship " Vermont," May, 1897 ; commanding U. S. S. " Nahant," April, 1898, 
to date. 

Samuel P. Comly. Appointed from New Jersey. N. A., July, 1865 ; 
Ensign, July, 1871; Master, August, 1873; Lieutenant, April, 1878; " Ju- 
niata," Arctic regions, 1873-5; "Adams," Pacific Station, 1876-9; receiving- 
ship " St. Louis," 1880-3 ; training-ship " Portsmouth," 1883-5 ; Navy Yard, 
League Island, 1885-8; ordnance duty, 1888-9; "Alliance," Asiatic and 
Pacific Stations, January 1, 1890, to May, 1893; receiving-ship "St. Louis," 
August, 1893; receiving-ship "Richmond," August, 1893 ; battleship "In 
diana," November, 1895, to date. 

H. O. Rittenhouse. Appointed from New Jersey. N. A., July, 1866; 
Ensign, July, 1871; Master, September, 1873; Lieutenant, June, 1878; 
Coast Survey, 1874-6; Naval Academy, 1876-80; "Galena," European 
Station, 1880-3; Naval Academy, 1883-6; "Vandalia," Pacific Station, 
1886-8; "Trenton," Pacific Station, 1888-9; "Mohican," Pacific Station, 
1889-90 ; Naval Academy, July, 1890, to June, 1893 ; " Baltimore," Asiatic 
Station, June, 1893, to 1896; Inspector of Ordnance, E. W. Bliss & Co., 
May, 1896, to April, 1898 ; U. S. S. " Miantonomah," April, 1898, to date. 

Robert G. Peck. Born in and appointed from Massachusetts. Entered 
Naval Academy, September 24, 1866 ; graduated, June 7, 1870 ; practice- 
ship " Savannah," 1867; "Macedonian," 1868; "Savannah," 1869. Pro 
moted to Ensign, July 12, 1871 ; Master, September 11, 1873; Lieutenant, 
November 30, 1878 ; detached to " Guard," Darien Exploring Expedition, 
1870-1 ; " Wyoming," N. A. Station, 1871-4 ; Torpedo Station, 1874 ; Coast 
Survey steamer " Blake," deep-sea soundings, 1874-6 ; New York nautical 
school-ship " St. Mary s," 1876-9 ; "Alert," Asiatic Station, 1879-82 ; Naval 
Academy, 1882-5; practice-ship "Constellation," 1883; Navy Department, 
Office of Compasses, 1885 ; " Ranger," N. T. Station, 1885-9 ; Naval Acad 
emy, 1889 to June, 1893 ; commanding Coast Survey steamer " Bache," June, 
1893, to 1897 ; Naval Academy, July, 1897 ; commanding U. S. S. " Lehigh," 
April, 1898, to date. 
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162 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

John Hubbard. Appointed from Arizona. N. A , July, 1866 ; Ensign, 
July, 1871 ; Master, September, 1873 ; Lieutenant, December, 1878 ; "Brook 
lyn," Europe, 1871-4 ; Coast Survey, 1874-7 ; " Supply," special service, 
1877-9; "Swatara," Asiatic Station, 1879-83; Torpedo Station, 1883; 
Bureau of Navigation, 1883-4 ; Light-House duty, 1884-6 ; special duty, 
Navy Department, 1887-8; "Chicago," Squadron of Evolution, 1889 to 
July, 1892 ; Inspector of Ordnance, July, 1892, to 1895 ; ordered to training- 
ship "Essex," July, 1895 ; U S. S. "Yankee," March, 1898, to date. 

Alexander McCrackin. Appointed as Midshipman from Iowa, on 
July 27, 1866, and graduated from the Naval Academy, July 7, 1870. Pro 
moted to Ensign, July 12, 1871 ; to Master, September 25, 1873 ; to Lieuten 
ant, January 13, 1879 ; " Shenandoah " and " Brooklyn," European Station, 
1870-3; "Franklin," N. A. Station, 1873-4; Coast Survey steamer - Baton 
Rouge," 1874-7 ; " Hartford," Pacific Station, 1877-9 ; practice-ship " Dale," 
1881 ; Naval Academy, 1881-2 ; practice-ship " Constellation," 1883 ; Naval 
Academy, 1883-4 ; " Adams/ Pacific Station, 1885-6 ; " Pinta," special ser 
vice, 188d-8 ; Naval Academy, 1888-9 ; Bureau of Ordnance, 1889, to 
November, 1891; "Marion," Asiatic Station, November, 1891, to 1894; 
Naval Academy, September, 1894-97 ; " Marietta," September, 1897, to date. 

George Leland Dyer. Appointed from Maine to Naval Academy as 
result of competitive examination, held in the Congressional District, July, 
1866 ; was graduated with honors from Naval Academy, June, 1870 ; served 
on U. S. S. " Plymouth," European Station, West Coast of Africa and West 
Indies, 1870-3. Promoted to Ensign, July, 1871 ; served on "Minnesota" 
and " Frolic," North Atlantic Station, 1873-4. Promoted to Master, Sep 
tember, 1873 ; served on " Frolic," South Atlantic Station, 1875-7 ; served at 
Naval Academy as Instructor of Mathematics, 1877-80. Promoted to Lieu 
tenant, February, 1879; served on training-ship "Constitution," 1880-1; 
served on " Despatch, "during a special surveying cruise in the Gulf of Sa- 
mana, West Indies, 1882 ; ordered to Hydrographic Office, June 1883 ; and 
served as assistant to the Hydrographer until June, 1888, during which time 
and subsequently the Hydrographic Office was thoroughly reorganized ; 
ordered as Hydrographer, June, 1888, and served in that capacity until No 
vember, 1889; ordered to the flag-ship "Charleston," January, 1890, for 
duty as Flag-Lieutenant, Pacific Station, on the staff of Rear- Admiral George 
Brown, U. S. Navy, until January, 1893 ; on board the " Charleston," 
" San Francisco," " Thetis," and " Mohican," each being flag-ship in succes 
sion. In April, 1893, ordered to the Naval Academy, and assigned to duty 
as Head of Department of Modern Languages till 1896 Ordered to U. S. S. 
"Massachusetts," June, 1896-97; special duty June, 1897; July, 1897, 
Naval Attache, Madrid, Spain, to April, 1898 ; May, 1898, Navy Depart 
ment, to date. 

Lewis Cass Heilner. Appointed from Pennsylvania. N. A., July, 
1866 ; Ensign, July, 1871 ; Master, September, 1873 ; Lieutenant, June, 
1879; " Saco," Asiatic Fleet, 1871-4; " Brooklyn," 1874 ; " Ossipee," North 
Atlantic Station, 1875-7 ; receiving-ship "Colorado," 1877-8 ; Coast Survey, 
1878-83 ; training-ship " Portsmouth," 1883-5 ; Naval Observatory, 1885- 
89 ; " Pensacola," special service, 1889, to August, 1892 ; Naval Observa 
tory, August, 1892-5 ; battleship " Texas," August, 1895, to date. 

M. E. Hall. Appointed from Iowa. Naval Academy, September, 
1865 ; Ensign, July, 1870 ; Master, December, 1873 ; Lieutenant, November, 
1879; "Richmond," Mediterranean, 1870-3; " Portsmouth," special duty, 
1875-7 ; " Essex," South Atlantic Station, 1877-8 ; Navy Yard, Pensacola, 



RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 163 

1878-81 ; "Alaska," Pacific Station, 1881-3 ; Torpedo Station, 1883 ; train 
ing-ship " New Hampshire," 1884-5 ; " Pensacola," special service, 1889- 
90 ; Torpedo Station, July, 1890, to June, 1893 ; " Machias," North Atlantic 
Station, June, 1893-4 ; " Marblehead," April, 1894 ; Naval Proving Ground, 
October, 1896 ; commanding C. S. S. " Eager," January, 1898 ; command 
ing the "Katskill," April, 1898, to date. 

Edward M. Hughes. Appointed at large to Naval Academy, July 26, 
1866 ; graduated, 1870 ; Ensign, July 13, 1871 ; Master, December 12, 1873 ; 
Lieutenant, December 16, 1874; " Narragansett," Home Station, 1870-1 ; 
"Supply," special service, 1871 ; " Wyoming," Home Station, 1871-2 ; Nica- 
raguan Canal Survey, 1872 ; " Constellation," gunnery-ship, 1873 ; " Des 
patch," special service, 1874 ; " Wachusett," Home Station, 1874 ; "Des 
patch," special service, 1875-6 ; " Kearsarge," Asiatic Station, 1877 ; 
"Monocacy," Asiatic Station, 1878-9; Coast Survey, 1880-3; " Shenan- 
doah," Pacific Station, 1884-6 ; Light-House Inspector, 1887-9 ; U. S. 
Naval Training Station, 1890 ; commanding C. S. steamer " Bache," June, 
1890, to March, 1893; Nautical school-ship "Saratoga," March, 1893-6 ; 
ordered to the Oregon," June, 1896 ; " Petrel," July, 1896.. to date. 

H. F. Fichbohm. Naval apprentice. Naval Academy, July, 1866 ; 
Ensign, July, 1871; Master, January, 1874; Lieutenant, February, 1880; 
" Guerriere," Europe, 1870-2; "Richmond," Pacific Station, 1872-3; 
"Saranac," Pacific Station, 1874; "Portsmouth," Pacific Station, 1874-5 ; 
"Lehigh," N. A. Station, 1876; "Ranger," Asiatic Station, 1876-81 ; tor 
pedo duty, 1881; " Lackawauna," Pacific Station, 1881-5; training-ship 
"New Hampshire," 1885-7; " Enterprise," European Squadron, 1887-90; 
Inspector of steel, Pittsburg, Pa., July, 1890, to July, 1893 ; " Yorktown," 
Pacific Station, July, 1893-6 ; office Naval Intelligence, December, 1896, to 
April, 1898 ; commanding U. S. S. "Jason," May, 1898, to date. 

Joseph Ballard Murdock. Midshipman, July 26, 1866, from Fourth 
District of Massachusetts ; graduated, June 7, 1870 ; U. S. S. " Nipsic," North 
Atlantic, July, 1870, to November, 1872. Commissioned Ensign, July 13, 
1871 ; examination and on leave till March, 1873 ; Navy Yard, Portsmouth, 
March, 1873 ; U S. S. " Monongahela," ^outh Atlantic, September, 1873, to 
July, 1874. Commissioned Master, February 2, 1874 ; U. S. S. " Lancaster," 
July, 1874, to July, 1875 ; Coast Survey duty, October, 1875, to June, 1879 ; 
U. S. S. " Constitution," Training Squadron, August, 1879, to September, 
1880. Commissioned Lieutenant, March 10, 1880 ; Naval Academy, Octo 
ber, 1880, to September, 1883 ; leave of absence, September, 1883, to August, 
1884; special duty at Philadelphia, August, 1884, to December, 1885 ; U. 
S. S. "Dolphin," December, 1885, to December, 1886; Torpedo Station, 
December, 1886, to March, 1888; U. S. S. "Pensacola," North Atlantic, 
March, 1888, to April, 1888; U. S. S. " Omaha," Asiatic Station, April, 
1888, to March, 1891 ; special duty in Europe, May, 1891, to November, 
1891 ; electrical duty, Navy Yard, New York, November 2, 1891 ; U. S. S. 
"Atlanta," April to December, 1894, North Atlantic ; U. S. S. Minneapolis," 
December, 1894, to March, 1897, North Atlantic and European ; Naval 
War College, April, 1897, to May, 1898 ; U. S. S. "Venezuela," May, 1898, 
to date. 

Hugo Osterhaus. Appointed from Missouri. Naval Academy, Sep 
tember, 1865 ; Ensign, July, 1871 ; Master, February, 1870 ; Lieutenant, 
March, 1880 ; " Plymouth," Europe, 1871-3 ; North Atlantic Station, 1873- 
77; Navy Yard, Norfolk, 1877-9; Coast Survey, 1879-82; "Enterprise," 
Asiatic Station, 1882-6; Navy Yard, Norfolk, 1887-9; "Enterprise," 



164 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

European Station, 1889-90 ; " Atlanta," S. A. Station, August 1890, to 
September, 1892 ; Naval Academy, September, 1892-5 ; ordered to the 
"Cincinnati/ June, 1895; "New York," December, 1895; Naval War 
College, June, 1898 ; Naval Academy, August, 1897 ; U. S. S. " Prairie," 
May, lcS98, to date 

John Bartholomew Collins. Appointed from Louisiana. Naval 
Academy, July, 1866; Ensign, July, 1871 ; Master, March, 1874; Lieutenant, 
March, 1880 ; " Worcester," North Atlantic Station, 1871-4 ; " Canonicus," 
1874-7; receiving-ship "New Hampshire," 1877-9; " Powhatan," North 
Atlantic Station, 1879-81 ; Navy Yard, Pensacola, 1831-2 ; " Tennessee," 
North Atlantic Station, 1883-4 ; " Iroquois," Pacific Station, 1884-7 ; store- 
ship Monongahela," 1887-8 ; Navy Yard, Pensacola, 1889 to April, 1892 ; 
"Mohican," Pacific Station, April, 1892-5; Branch Hydrographic Office, 
New Orleans, June, 1895-7 ; U. S. S. " Wilmington," January, 1897, to date. 

Charles Edward Vreeland. Naval Apprentice. Naval Academy, 
July, 1866 ; Enngn, July, 1871 ; Master, April, 1874 ; Lieutenant, March, 
1880 ; " Congress," 1871-3 ; North Atlantic and Asiatic Stations, 1873-8 ; 
" Ticonderoga," special service, 1878-81 ; Nautical Almanac Office, 1881-4; 
" Hartford," Pacific Station, 1884-7 ; Office of Naval Intelligence, 1887-9 ; 
commanding C. S. S. " Blake," 1889 to October, 1889 ; commanding Coast 
Survey steamer "Blake," October, 1869, to June, 1893; naval attache at 
Vienna and Rome, June, 1893, to December, 1896 ; ordered to U S. S. 
"Massachusetts," January, 1897 ; U. S. S. " Helena," January 13, 1897-8 ; 
U. S S. " Dolphin," April, 1898, to date. 

Corwin Pottenger Rees. Born in Reily, Butler County, Ohio, Sep 
tember 4, 1848. February 27, 1864, enlisted in Company B, 54th O. V. V. 
I., Second Brigade. Second Division, Fifteenth Army Corps. Participated 
in the battles of Resaca, Dallas, Kenesaw Mountain, the Siege of Atlanta, 
the March to the Sea, the Storming of Fort McAllister, the Battle of Ben- 
tonville, and minor engagements, receiving an honorable discharge after the 
close of the war, August 15, 1865. Appointed Midshipman, U. S. Navy, 
July 31, 1866; graduated, 1870; " Guerriere," 1870-2. Promoted Ensign, 
July 13, 1871 ; "Portsmouth," December, 1872, to July, 1874; "Saranac," 
July, 1874, to July, 1875. Promoted to Master, May 21, 1874 ; " Benicia," 
July, 1875, to November, 1875; " Lackawanna," November, 1875, to 1877; 
" Guard," as Navigation Officer, September, 1877, to December, 1878 ; Naval 
Academy, as Instructor in Department of Drawing, January, 1879, to 
August, 1881 ; "Essex," cruise around the world, November, 1881, to Janu 
ary, 1885 ; training-ship "New Hampshire" and Arctic steamer " Alert," 
during April, 1885 ; " Michigan," Northwestern Lakes, May, 1885, to April, 
1888 ; Torpedo Station, Newport, R I., May, 1888, to August, 1888 ; War 
College, August, 1888, to November, 1888 ; " Kearsarge," November, 1888, 
to January, 1889 ; " Tallapocsa," January, 1889, to January, 1892; "Mich 
igan," as" Executive Officer, May, 1892-5; on the " Monocacy," July, 
1895-8 ; U. S. S. " Olympia," April, 1898, to date. 

Albert Caldwell Dillingham. Appointed from Pennsylvania. N. A., 
July, 1865 ; Ensign, July, 1871 ; Master, June, 1874 ; Lieutenant, December 
1880 ; " Plymouth," Europe, 1870-2 ; Torpedo Station, 1875-6 ; Coast Sur 
vey, 1876-9; " Wachusett," S. A. Station, 1879-82; Navy Yard, Norfolk, 
1882-3; Naval Academy 1883-6; "Richmond," N. A. Station, 1886-8; 
receiving-ship " Vermont," 1888-9 ; receiving-ship " Dale," 1889, to June, 
1892 ; training-ship " Portsmouth," June, 1892, to July, 1894 ; U. S. S. " Cin 
cinnati," July, 1894-5 ; leave of absence, June, 1895 ; Navy Yard, New 



RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 165 

York, August, 1895, and War College, to 1897; U. S. S. "Nashville," 
August, 1897, to date. 

George Frederick Warren Holman. Appointed to Naval Acad 
emy from Second District, California. Midshipman, July 25, 1866. Commis 
sioned Ensign, July 13, 1871 ; Master, June 14, 1*74 ; Lieutenant, January 
1, 1881 ; Naval Academy, July, 1866, to June, 1870; waiting orders, June 
to September, 1870; "California," September to October, 1870; "Severn," 
October, 1870, to February, 1871 ; West Indies, Mediterranean and convoy 
of Hall s Polar Expedition, "Congress," February, 1871, to May, 1873 ; 
"Brooklyn," May to July, 1873 ; waiting orders, July to November, 1873 ; 
" Powhatan," November, 1873, to January, 1874 ; " Colorado," January, 
1874, to June, 1875 ; waiting orders, June to October, 18J5 ; "Gettysburg," 
special longitude survey of West Indies, October, 1875, to June, 1876; 
"Minnesota," for training Naval Apprentices, June, 1876, to August, 1877; 
special cruise for State Department, on board " Ossipee," August, 1877, to 
May, 1878; "Saratoga," training Naval Apprentices, June, 1878, to Jan 
uary, 1881 ; Hydrographic Office, January to September, 1881 ; Navy Yard, 
Boston, September, 1881, to October, 1882; "Saratoga," training Naval Ap 
prentices, December, 1882, to May, 1886; Torpedo Station, Newport, June 
to September, 1886 ; War College, Newport, September to November, 1886 ; 
Torpedo Station, Newport, for advanced course of instruction, November, 
1886, to May, 1887 ; Torpedo Station as Torpedo Officer, Instructor in Tor 
pedoes, and Lecturer before War College, May, 1887, to April, 1890 ; 
" Essex," April, 1890, to March, 1893 ; Naval Torpedo Station, Newport, as 
Torpedo Officer and Instructor in Torpedoes, March, 1893-5 ; U. S. S. 
" Maine," September, 1895, to February, 1898 ; Torpedo Station, Newport, 
April, 1898, to date. 

Nathan Sargent. Appointed from Montana Territory to Naval Acad 
emy, July 25, 1866 ; graduated, 1870 ; Ensign, July 13, 1871 ; Master, July 
10, 1874; Lieutenant, January 2, 1881 ; Naval Academy, 1^66-70; ordnance 
duty, Washington, June, 1870, to August, 1870; " Guerriere," 1870; "Con 
stellation," 1871; " Canandaigua," 1872; "Constellation," gunnery-ship, 
1873; C. S. S " Bache," 1873 ; "Alaska," 1873, to 1876; ordnance duty, 
Washington, 1876-79; training-ship "Portsmouth," 1879-82; Navy Yard, 
Washington, 1883; "Lancaster" (Flag-Lieutenant), 1884-5; " Pensacola," 
1886-7, European Station (Flag-Lieutenant); "Pensacola," "Quinnebaug" 
and "Lancaster," August, 1887, to January, 1889; Naval Attache, Rome 
and Vienna, January, 18*9-93 ; Bureau of Ordnance, October, 1893 ; " Pe 
trel," 1894-6; "Newark," 1896-7; Board Inspection and Survey, 1896, to 
April, 1898 ; U. S. S. " Yosemite," April, 1898, to date. 

Lazarus Lowrey Reamey. Born in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, 
February 15, 1849. Appointed from Pennsylvania (17th Congressional 
District) ; entered the U. S. Naval Academy, as a Midshipman, July 25, 
1866; graduated, June 7, 1870; Ensiyn, July 13, 1871 ; Master, July 23, 
1874; Lieutenant, February 2, 1881 ; flag-ship " Worcester," North Atlantic 
Station, September 25, 1872, to June 13, 1874 (Signal Officer); Asiatic 
Station (" Monocacy " and Kearsarge "\ November 26, 1874, to January 
14, 1878 ; " Constellation " (Paris Exhibition), March 13, 1878, to May 10, 
1878 ; " Constitution " (Paris Exhibition), May 10, 1878, to August 2, 1879 ; 
(stranded on Bollard Head, English Channel night of January 16, 1879) ; 
Hydrographic Office, October 1, 1879, to August 9, 1881 ; flag-ship "Lan 
caster," European Station, August 20, 1881, to February 6, 1884 (Flag 
Lieutenant, July 5, 1882, to March 10, 1883); commanding "Thetis," for 



166 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

Greely Relief Expedition, February 6, 1884, to March 27, 1884 (took her 
after her purchase, from Dundee, Scotland, around the north of Scotland, to 
New York) ; Torpedo School, May 1, 1884, to August 4, 1884 ; U. S. Naval 
Observatory, September 1, 1884, to May 8, 1887 ; flag-ship " Trenton," May 
20, 1887, to July 7, 1889 (shipwrecked in the harbor of Apia, Samoa, March 
16, 1889); Asiatic Station (Flag Secretary), November 27, 1889, to Feb 
ruary 2, 1892 ; Board of Inspection and Survey, September 1. 1892, to March 
28, 1894 ; Aide to the Secretary of the Navy, March 28, 1894, to November 
24, 1895 ; Asiatic Station (Flag Lieutenant), December 21, 1895, to January 
3, 1898 ; Bureau of Yards and Docks, March 17, 1898, to date. 

James Henry Bull. Born in West Chester, Chester county, Pennsyl 
vania, June 13, 1852. Attended Wyers Military Academy ; appointed Mid 
shipman to the Naval Academy by the Hon. Gideon Welles, on the recommen 
dation of the Hon. J. R Broomall, from the seventh (at that time) District of 
Pennsylvania, and entered the Academy, July 25, 1866. Graduated from the 
Academy June 7, 1870 ; and placed on waiting orders ; on duty on board the 
store-ship " Guard " from July, 1870, to August, 1871, in the Fishing Banks 
Squadron, and as part of the Darien Inter-Oceanic Expedition, doing duty on 
shore with the Expedition. Commissioned Ensign, July 13, 1871 ; on duty on 
board the U. S. S " Wyoming " from October, 1871, to January, 1872 ; when 
he was transferred to IT- S. flag-ship, "Worcester," North Atlantic Squadron, 
where was on duty until October, 1872 ; a member of the Nicaraguan Canal 
Surveying Expedition from December, 1872, to August, 1873 ; on duty on the 
Asiatic Station from September, 1873, to August, 1876, in the U. S. ships 
" Lackawanna," " Yantic " and " Saco." Commissioned Master, October 3, 
1874 ; on duty on the Coast Survey from December, 1876, to January, 1879; 
on duty at Newport Torpedo Station, from March, 1879, to May, 1879; on 
board the U. S. S, ft Wachusett," special service, from May, 1879, to Septem 
ber, 1879 ; on board the receiving-ship " Franklin," at Norfolk, Va., from Sep 
tember, 1879, to April, 1880; on board the U. S. S "Powhatan," special 
service, from April, 1880, to October, 1882. Commissioned Lieutenant, 
April, 22, 1881 ; on duty at Naval Academy as Instructor of Ordnance and 
Gunnery from October, 1882, to June, 1885 ; made practice cruise in U. S. S. 
"Dale," June, 1883, to September, 1883; on duty on board the U. S. S. 
"Mohican," June, 1885, to January, 1886; on leave February, 1886, to 
December, 1886 ; on duty in Asiatic Station, on board the U. S. S. " Marion," 
and " Monocacy," from January, 1887, to December, 1889 ; New London, 
Naval Station, March, 1890, to April, 1893 ; attended Naval War College 
Course, August, 1892, to October, 1892 ; "Alliance," Pacific Station, April, 
1893, to June, 1894 ; U. S. S. "Montgomery," special service, June, 1894, 
to April, 1895; Navy Yard, Pensacola, April, 1895, to September, 1897, 
Executive Officer; attended Naval War College Course, June, 1896, to 
October, 1896 ; U. S. S. " Newport," Executive Officer, Nicaraguan Canal 
Expedition, September, 1897, to April, 1898; April, 1898, U. S. S. "New 
port," North Atlantic Squadron. 

Greenlief Augustus Merriam. Born in Baltimore, Maryland. Ap 
pointed from Massachusetts Naval Academy, July, 1866 ; Ensign, July, 
1871; Master, October, 1874; Lieutenant, May, 1881 ; U. S. S. "Saco" and 
" Colorado," European and Asiatic Station, 1870-3; " Monongahela," S A. 
Station, 1873-6 ; " Rio Bravo," special service, 1877-9 ; Hydrographic 
Office, 1879-81 ; U. S. S. " Quinnebaug," European Station, 1881-4; Hydro- 
graphic Office, 1884-7; Secretary to Commander-in- Chief, Pacific Station, 
Rear- Admiral L. A. Kimberly, April, 1887, to February, 1890; flag-ships 



RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 167 

"Vandalia," "Dolphin," "Trenton" (Samoa), "Mohican," "Charleston," 
1887-90; Naval Academy, February, 1890, to June, 1893; Concord," 
Asiatic Station, June, 1893-6 ; Naval Academy, July 1896, to April, 1898 ; 
ordered to U. S. S. " Dixie," April, 1898, to date. 

J. B. Milton. Appointed from Kentucky. Naval Academy, July, 1866. 
Ensign, July, 1871. Master, November, 1874. Lieutenant, September, 1881 ; 
"Worcester/ N. A. Station, 1870-3; "Powhatan," N. A. Station, 1873-7; 
"Tuscarora," Pacific Station, 1877-81 ; "Ranger," Pacific Station, 1881-2; 
Coast Survey, 1882-3 ; Branch Hydrographic Office, San Francisco, 1883-7 ; 
"Ossipee," N. A. Station, 1887-9; training-ship "Jamestown," 1889-90; 
Naval Academy, October, 1890, to December, 1893 ; training ship "Monon- 
gahela," December, 1893-4; ordered to training-ship "Essex," 1894; the 
" Monterey," January, 1896 ; Union Iron Works, December, 1896 ; Navy 
Yard, Mare Island, April, 1897 ; ordered to U. S. S. " Prairie," March, 1898 ; 
commanding U. S. S. " Wyandotte," May, 1898, to date. 

William Kilburn. Appointed from California. Naval Academy, De 
cember, 1865. Ensign, July, 1871 ; " Benicia," N. P. Station, 1874-77 ; Master, 
December, 1874. Lieutenant, October, 1881 ; Coast Survey, 1877-80 ; " Ten 
nessee," N. A. Station, 1880-3 ; receiving ship " St. Louis," 1883-4 ; " Powha 
tan, "special duty, 1884-6; "Richmond," N A. Station, 1886-8; ordnance duty, 
Navy Yard, Washington, 1888-90 ; Inspector of Ordnance, Midvale Steel 
Works, 1889-90; training-ship "Richmond," October, 1890, to November, 
1891 ; " San Francisco," S. A. Station, November, 1891-4 ; Naval War Col 
lege, May, 1894; Hydrographic Office, October, 1894 ; ordered to the "San 
Francisco," June, 1896, to April, 1898; commanding U. S. S. "Aileen," May, 
1898, to date. 

J. J. Hunker. Appointed from Ohio. Naval Academy, July, 1866; 
Ensign, July, 1872 ; Master, January, 1875 ; Lieutenant, October, 1881 ; 
" Wyoming," North Atlantic Station, 1870-3 ; "Kansas," North Atlantic 
Station, 1874-5; "Despatch" (despatch-boat), 1875-9; torpedo steamer 
"Alarm," 1879-81; " Brooklyn," South Atlantic Station, 1881-5 ; Torpedo 
Station, 1885 ; Navy Yard, New York, 1885-6 ; " Chicago," special service, 
1886-8 ; Supervisor of Harbor, New York, 1888-9 ; " Charleston," special 
service, 1890, to April, 1893 ; leave of absence, April, 1893, to August, 1893; 
receiving-ship "Minnesota," August, 1893, to 1894; Naval War College, 
May, 1894 ; Ord. Instr., Navy Yard, Washington, December, 1894. Office 
Naval Intelligence, February, 1895 ; ordered to U. S. S. "San Francisco," 
November, 1895, to 1897; February, 1898, on leave; April, 1898, Fish 
Commission, Washington, D. C., to date. 

George W. Mentz. Appointed from New Jersey. Naval Academy, 
September, 1866; Ensign, July, 1872; Master, January, 1875; Lieutenant, 
October, 1881 ; "Guerriere," 1870-3; " Canadaigua," N. A. Station, 1874- 
5 

vey, 
service, 

-90 ; Office Naval Intelligence, January, 1890, to July, 1892 ; Coast Survey 
steamer " Eagre," July, 1892, to April, 1893 ; Coast Survey steamer " Blake," 
April, 1893, to 1895 ; Assistant Inspector Light-House District, July, 1895 ; 
" Annapolis," July 20, 1897, to date. 

S. A. Staunton. Appointed from West Virginia. Naval Academy, 
September, 1867; Midshipman, June, 1872; Ensign, July, 1872; Master, 
February, 1875 ; Lieutenant, November, 1881. Service: August, 1871, to 
June, 1873, "Iroquois," N. A. Station, "Congress," " Wabash," and "Ply- 




168 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

mouth," European Station ; December, 1873, to April, 1874, " Franklin," N. 
Station; August to September, 1874, receiving-ship " Sabine ;" October to 
December, 1874, Hydrographic Office ; January, 1875, to October, 1877, 
" Powhatan " (for passage), " Franklin," "Marion" and "Trenton," Euro 
pean Station; December, 1877, to December, 1879, Naval Academy; De 
cember, 1879, to December, 1882, " Swatara," China Station; February, 
1883, to May, 1883, ordnance duty ; October, 1883, to March, 1885, Office 
of Naval Intelligence; April, 1885, to August, 1887, Flag- Lieutenant 
" Pensacola," European Station ; October, 1887, to October, 1889, Office of 
Naval Intelligence and Secretary American Delegation to International 
Maritime Conference, which prepared programme considered by Conference ; 
October, 1889, to April, 1893, Flag- Lieutenant, "Chicago," Squadron of 
Evolution (European, South Atlantic and North Atlantic Stations) ; ord 
nance Instructor, Navy Yard, Washington, D. C., October, 1893 ; ordered to 
U. S. S. " Philadelphia," April, 1894 ; Recorder Board Inspection and Sur 
vey, November, 1894-7; ordered to "Iowa," June, 1897; April, 1898, 
battleship " New York," to date. 

Aaron Ward. Appointed from Pennsylvania. Naval Academy, Sep 
tember, 1867; Midshipman, June, 1871; Ensign, July, 1871; Master, 
February, 1875; Lieutenant, November, 1881 ; " California," Pacific Station, 
1870-3; "Franklin," Europe, 1875-6; Naval Academy, 1876-9 ; training- 
ship " Constitution," 1879-81 ; training-ship " New Hampshire," 1881-3 ; 
Navy Yard, New York, 1883-5; "Hartford," Pacific Station, 1885-6; 
" Monongahela," Pacific Station, 1886-8 ; Naval Attache^ Paris and St. 
Petersburg, 1889, to November, 1892 ; waiting orders, November, 1892, to 
August, 1893; "New York," South Atlantic Station, August, 1893-4; 
ordered to the " San Francisco," July, 1894 ; Navy Yard, New York, No 
vember, 1896-8 ; commanding the " Wasp," April, 1898, to date. 

Charles Ward Bartlett. Appointed from Massachusetts. Naval 
Academy, June, 1867; Midshipman, June, 1871; Ensign, July, 1872; 
Master, March, 1875 ; Lieutenant, February, 1882 ; " Wabash," Europe, 
1870-3 ; Hydrographic Office, 1875-7 ; training-ship " Saratoga," 1877-8 ; 
Naval Academy, 1878-81 ; practice ship " Constellation," 1881 ; training- 
ship "Minnesota," 1881-2; "Adams," European Station, 1882-4; Naval 
Academy, 1884-8 ; " Kanger," Pacific Station, 1888-91; Naval Academy, 
October 31, 1891, to December, 1894; "Atlanta," "Cincinnati," "Minneap 
olis," December, 1894, to July, 1897 ; Naval Academy, August 22, 1897, to 
May, 1898 ; U. S. S. " Topeka," May, 1898, to date. 

Chauncey Thomas. Born April 27, 1850, in New York. Appointed 
to Naval Academy from Pennsylvania, September 26,1867; Naval Acad 
emy to June 6, 1871 ; frigate " Wabash," European Station, October 5, 1871 ; 
store-ship "Supply," July 21, 1873; frigate "Colorado," North Atlantic 
Station, December 1, 1873; frigate "Wabash," April 2, 1874; waiting 
orders, April 28, 1874 ; ordered to examination for promotion, June 4, 1874 ; 
waiting orders, June 17, 1874. Commissioned Ensign, July 14, 1872; 
frigate "Colorado," North Atlantic Station, July 13, 1874; sloop "Canan- 
daigua," September 21, 1874; flag-ship "Worcester" and to staff of Rear- 
Admiral Mullany, September 27, 1874; flag-ship "Colorado," March 31, 
1875; flag-ship "Worcester," May 10, 1875; sloop "Plymouth" (special 
duty), June 24, 1875 ; ordered to examination for promotion, September 25, 
1875, and commissioned Master from April 14, 1875 ; returning to duty on 
board the " Plymouth ;" ordered to the flag-ship " Hartford " and to staff of 
Rear AdmirafLeRoy, February 14, 1876 ; to staff of Rear-Admiral Trench- 



RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 169 

ard, August 31, 1876 ; flag-ship " Powhatan," July 4, 1877 ; waiting orders, 
June 15,1878; Nautical Almanac Office, Navy Department, Washington, 
D. C., July 8, 1878 ; waiting orders, July 8, 1881 ; ordered to sloop " Adams," 
Pacific Station, September 10, 1881, and to examination for promotion, May 
26, 1882. Commissioned Lieutenant from March 10, 1882 ; waiting orders, 
September 9, 1884 ; Nautical Almanac Office, Navy Department, Washing 
ton, D. C., November 15, 1884 ; appointed Assistant Superintendent Nauti 
cal Almanac, November 25, 1884 ; detached and ordered to special duty as 
Aide to Admiral Porter, March 10, 1886, which duty continued till after the 
death of Admiral Porter; March 15, 1891, was ordered to U. S. training-ship 
" Monongahela ;" detached July 10, 1893, and ordered to " Bennington ;" 
Hydrographic Office, April, 1894-96; U.S. S. "Oregon," December, 1896- 
98 ; February, 1898, U. S. S. " Wheeling," to date. ; 

W. A. Marshall. Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed to the Naval 
Academy, from the Ninth District, represented by Thaddeus Stevens, in 
June, 1867 ; Midshipman, June, 1871 ; Ensign, July, 1872 ; Master, April, 
1875; Lieutenant, April, 1882. "Iroquois" and " Canandaigua," N. A. 
Station, 1871-2; " Hartford," China Station, 1872-4 ; "Tennessee," China 
Station, 1875-8 ; training-ship, "New Hampshire," 1879-80; " Vandalia," 
N. A. Station, 1880-3; Branch Hydrographic Office, Boston, 1883-6; 
" Dolphin," cruising, 1886-9 ; Torpedo Station, Newport, R. I., 1889-93 ; 
" Charleston," South Atlantic Station, 1893-4; "Detroit," China Station, 
1894-6 ; Naval Academy, 1896-7 ; Navy Yard, New York, 1898. 

W. M. Irwin. Appointed from Ohio. Naval Academy, June, 1867 ; 
Midshipman, June, 1871 ; Ensign, July, 1872 ; Master, May, 1875; Lieuten 
ant, June, 1882 ; "California," Pacific, 1871-4 ; " Ossipee," North Atlantic 
Station, 1874-76; "Gettysburg," 1876-7; Nautical Almanac Office, 1878-9 ; 
" Michigan," N. W. Lakes, 1879-81 ; " Essex," Pacific Station, 1881-5 ; Navy 
Yard, Washington, 1885; Bureau of Equipment, 1885-8; "Richmond," 
South Atlantic Station, 1889-93; Navy Yard, Washington, July, 1893; 
training-ship " Portsmouth," July, 1894 ; training-ship " Alliance," July, 
1895 ; Steel Inspector, S. Bethlehem, June, 1897, to date. 

G. C. Hanus. Appointed from Wisconsin. Naval Academy, July, 
1865; Midshipman, June, 1871; Ensign, July, 1872 ; Master, May, 1875; 
Lieutenant, June, 1882; "Canandaigua," 1871-5; Coast Survey, 1875-8; 
"Jamestown," North Pacific Station, 1879-81 ; while serving on the "James 
town," was engaged in making extensive surveys in Alaska and in settling 
intertribal disputes among the Chileat Indians ; Hydrographic, 1881-3 ; 
Coast Survey duty, 1883-6, during which periods he commanded the steamers 
"Arago," " Endeavor," " Gedney," and " Ready ; " "Ossipee," N. A. Station, 
1886-7 ; appointed by Governor Hill as a Boundary Commissioner for New 
York, in settling Raritan Bay Boundary, in 1887 ; Nipsic," Pacific Station, 
1887-8; was recalled from "Nipsic," then at Callao, in consequence of a 
joint resulution of both the Legislatures of New York and New Jersey, re 
questing his services as an engineer in settling the boundary in the Arthur 
Kill, Kill von Kull, New York Bay, and Hudson River ; served as a New 
York Commissioner and Engineer of both commissions, to 1890 ; Navy 
Yard, New York, November, 1893-5 ; commanding C. S. S. " Eager," Feb 
ruary, 1895-7; U. S. S. "Newport," January, 1898, to April, 1898; com 
manding U. S. S. " Free Lance," May, 1898, to date. 

J. E. Roller. Naval apprentice. Naval Academy, June, 1867 ; Midship 
man, June, 1871 ; Ensign, July, 1872 ; Master, May, 1875 ; Lieutenant, July, 
1882; "Wachusett," Europe, 1871-3; "Portsmouth," 1874-7; receiving- 



170 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

ship "Colorado," 1878-80; training-ship "Saratoga," 1881-3; training-ship 
"Minnesota," 1883; Branch Hydrographic Office, New York, 1883-5; 
"Marion," Asiatic Station, 1885-6; "Palos," Asiatic Station, 1886-8; re 
ceiving-ship "Minnesota," 1888; Navy Yard, New York, June, 1893, to 
1896; ordered to the "Lancaster," May, 1896; battleship "New York," 
January, 1898, to date. 

Francis E. Greene. Appointed from Indiana. Naval Academy, Sep 
tember, 1867 ; Midshipman, June, 1871 ; Ensign, July, 1872 ; Master, June, 
1875; Lieutenant, July, 1882 ; "Congress," special service, 1871-3; "Shaw- 
mut," N. A. Station, 1874-7; coast survey, 1877-80; "Yantic," N. A. Sta 
tion, 1880-3; training-ship "New Hampshire," 1883-6; "Alert," Pacific 
Station, 1886-90 ; ordered to the " Ranger," April, 1893 ; " Adams," January, 
1896 ; leave of absence, May, 1896 ; Navy Yard, Washington, July, 1896, to 
1898 ; " Alliance," April, 1898, to date. 

Carlos G. Calkins. Appointed from Ohio. Naval Academy, June, 
1867. Midshipman, June, 1871. Ensign, July, 1872. Master, July. 1875 ; 
Lieutenant, November, 1882 ; "" Wyoming," 1871-4; "Franklin," Europe, 
1874-6 ; " Essex," S. A. Station, 1876-7 ; " Wyoming," European Station, 
1877-81 ; Hydrographic Office, 1881-2 ; special duty, Bureau of Naviga 
tion, 1882-3; " Trenton," Asiatic Station, 1883-6; Office of Naval Intelli 
gence, 1886-7 ; Navy Yard, Mare Island, 1887-8 ; member Board of In 
spectors, 1888-9; steamer "Albatross," 1889; Hydrographic Office, Oregon, 
April, 1893-5; the "Boston," December, 1895; the " Olympia," January, 
1897, to date. 

William Power Elliott. Appointed at large. Naval Academy, Sep 
tember, 1867. Midshipman, June, 1871. Ensign, July, 1872. Master, May, 
1875. Lieutenant, June, 1882; California, "Mohican," 1871-2; " Lacka- 
wanna," China, 1872-4; "Alert," North Atlantic, 1875-6; "Plymouth," 
North Atlantic, 1877; "Tuscarora," Pacific, 1878; Coast Survey, 1879-83; 
" Galena," North Atlantic, 1883-6 ; Naval Observatory, 1886-9 ; command 
ing C. S. schooner "Eagre," 1889 ; ordered to the "Adams," March, 1892-4 ; 
ordered to the "Bennington," May, 1895; the "Philadelphia," January, 
1897; U. S. S. Baltimore," January, 1898, to date. 

Henry Harris Barroll. Born in New Madrid, Mo., May 22, 1850, and 
was appointed to the United States Naval Academy, from Cape Girardeau 
County, September, 1867 ; graduated in June, 1871, and was first attached 
to the U. S. S. Iroquois," and later to the U. S. S. " Congress," serving on 
the North Atlantic Station ; while attached to the "Congress," in 1872, that 
vessel was ordered to proceed to Port au Prince, Hayti, to release and bring 
to the United States the American steamer " Hornet," then blockaded in 
that port by Spanish men-of-war ; the blockaded vessel was convoyed to Bal 
timore ; served on board the U. S. S. "Congress " on the European Station, 
until May, 1873, when he was transferred to the U. S. S " Wachusett," and 
in the spring of 1874 returned to Key West in that vessel, the " Virginius 
Affair " having caused the naval forces to assemble there ; took part in the 
naval drill in Florida Bay. Promoted to Ensign in 1872 ; in June, 1874, 
placed on waiting orders, and in October, 1874, ordered to the U. S. monitor 
" Canonicus," at New Orleans, La.; detached from the " Canonicus" in Jan 
uary, 1875, and ordered to take passage in the U. S. S. " Canandaigua," to 
Aspinwall, U. S. of Colombia, and join the party under Lieutenant Frederick 
Collins, U. S. Navy, to survey a line for an interoceanic canal across the 
Isthmus of Darien ; was here engaged for five months, and upon return to 
the United States, was ordered on duty at the Navy department, to assist in 



RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 171 

the computation of the cost of a ship-canal, by way of the Atrato-Napipi route. 
Promoted to Master in 1875 ; in September, 1875, ordered to duty on board 
the U. S. S. " Gettysburg," making determinations of longitude by means of 
telegraphic cable, working from Key West, through the Antilles, as far south 
as the Island of Trinidad ; on returning to the United States in June, 1876, 
was assigned to duty on board of the training-ship " Minnesota ; " in Octo 
ber, 1877, was detached and ordered to duty in the U. S. Coast Survey, 
serving at first on board the U. S. Coast Survey schooner " Palinurus," and 
engaged in making sailing directions for the east coast of the United States, 
between Cape Henry and the Dry Tortugas ; and also for Albemarle and 
Pamlico Sounds ; was also employed in locating the oysters-beds in Tangier 
and Pocomoke Sounds, Chesapeake Bay ; in November, 1879, was ordered 
to command the Coast Survey steamer " Hitchcock," theHf at Grand Gulf, 
and engaged in triangulating the Mississippi River ; in 1880, received orders 
to lay the vessel up at Baton Rouge, and report for duty on board the Coast 
Survey schooner " Eagre," at Castine, Maine, and made surveys of French 
men s Bay, Penobscot and Bagaduce Rivers; in August, 1881, was ordered 
to take passage in the U. S. S. " Powhatan," to Aspinwall, and report for 
duty on board the U. S S. " Richmond," at Panama ; served on the Asiatic 
Station until August, 1884, being attached to the U. S. steamers " Rich 
mond," " Monocacy," and "Palos;" in April, 1883, was ordered in com 
mand of a naval party appointed to guard from pillage the wreck of the U. 
S. S. "Ashuelot," which vessel had been lost on Lammock Island, near 
Swatow; remained here for five months, and at the end of that time was 
ordered to the U. S. S. " Palos," taking part in quelling the Chinese riots at 
Canton, in 1883. when the European business-houses on the Island of Shamin 
were burned ; title changed to Lieutenant (junior grade), in March, 1883 ; 
was promoted to Lieutenant (senior grade), in May, 1883 ; from November, 
1884, until Febrnary, 1886, on duty at the Branch Hydrographic Office, 
Philadelphia; in February, 1886, granted six months leave; in August, 
1886, ordered to duty on board the U. S. S. "Lancaster," South Atlantic 
Station ; served for two years as Flag-Lieutenant of the South Atlantic 
Squadron, returning to the United States in November, 1888 ; since Febru 
ary, 1889, in charge of the Branch Hydrographic Office, Norfolk, Va.; U. 
S S. "Marion," October, 1891-4; inspecting steel, June, 1894, and War 
College ; ordered to " Yorktown," June, 1896-7 ; sick-leave, October, 1897 ; 
U. S. S. " Helena," April, 1898 ; May, 1898, U. S. S. "Dolphin," to date. 

Frederic Herbert Lefavor Appointed from Ohio. Entered Naval 
Academy in June, 1866 ; graduated as Midshipman in June, 1891 ; U. S. S. 
" Narragansett," from September, 1871, to April 4, 1873 ; U. S S. "Brook 
lyn," and " Ticonderoga " from December 4, 1873, to April 27, 1874. Promoted 
to Ensign, July, 1874, to date from July, 1872; ordered by telegraph to 
Monitor duty at New Orleans, September 25, 1874; thence to U. S. S. 
"Kansas;" U. S. S. "Wachusett," October, 1874, to December 11,1874; 
and thence to duty on Coast Survey, on the U. S. C. S. steamer " Osage," in 
North Carolina Sounds ; August 2 commissioned as Master to date from 
March, 1876 ; U. S. S. " Tuscarora," from December, 1877, to May 31, 1880 ; 
U. S. S. " Ranger" from January, 1881, to June, 1882 ; U. S. C. S. steamer 
"McArthur" from October 15, 1882, to July 31, 1*84; June 1, commis 
sioned as Lieutenant, (junior grade), to date from March 3, 1883; commis 
sioned as Lieutenant, from July 8, 1883. Branch Hyd. Office, San Fran 
cisco, August 9, 1884, to October 1, 1885; Branch Hyd. Office, New 
Orleans, La., October 11, 1885, to May 16, 1886; Torpedo Station, Newport, 



172 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

June 1, 1886, to November 19, 1886 ; Hyd. Office, Washington, November 
22, 1886, to February 5, 1887 ; U. S. S. " Yantic," from February 27, 1887, 
to August 2, 188 -<; " Pensacola," from August 8, 1888, to February 22, 
1889 ; " Yantic," from February 26, 1889, to July 1889 ; Navy Yard, Mare 
Island, Cal., from October 31, 1889, to July 25, 1892; " Monocacy " (Ast. 
Station), from August 23, 1892, to January 22, 1893 ; " Petrel," from Janu 
ary 28, 1893, to April 16, 1893 ; Yokohama Hospital, from April 21, 1893, 
to July 20, 1893 ; U. S. flag-ship " Lancaster," from July 20, 1893, to Sep 
tember 28, 1893 ; " Monocacy," from October 20, 1893, to August 13, 1895 ; 
Navy Yard, Mare Island, Cal, from September 25, 1895, to August 16, 
1897; "Wheeling," U. S. receiving-ship "Independence," "Adams," 
from August 10, 1897, to March 2, 1898. 

W. E. Sewell. Appointed from New York. Naval Academy, Sep 
tember, 1867 ; Midshipman, June, 1871 ; Ensign, July, 1872 ; Master, April, 
1876 ; Junior Lieutenant, March, 1883 ; Lieutenant, October, 1883 ; served 
on European and Home Stations in "Congress," " Wabash," "Plymouth," 
and " Ticonderoga," 1871-4; Coast Survey, 1874-7; receiving-ship " Pas- 
saic,"1878; "Alaska," Pacific Station, 1878-80; "Alarm " (torpedo-boat) 
(part of time in command), 1881-2 ; Naval Observatory, 1882-3 ; " Ossipee," 
Asiatic Station, 1884-6 ; Naval Observatory, 1886-7 ; Navigator, Navy 
Yard, Mare Island, 1887-90; U. S. S. "Petrel," April, 1891, and U. S. S. 
" Marion," Navy Yard, Mare Island, July, 1894-7 ; U. S. S. " Montgomery," 
January, 1897 ; U. S. S. " Vesuvius," January, 1898, to date. 

Henry McCrea. Appointed from Indiana. Naval Academy, July, 
1866; Midshipman, June, 1871; Ensign, July, 1872 ; Master, June, 1876 ; 
Junior Lieutenant, March, 1883 ; Lieutenant, November, 1883 ; " California," 
Pacific, 1871-3 ; Coast Survey, 1875-7 ; Torpedo Station, 1877-8; "Rich 
mond," Asiatic Station, 1878-81 ; receiving-ship "Colorado," 1883 ; " Shen- 
andoah," Pacific Station, 1883-6 ; Naval Academy, 1886-9 ; Bureau of 
Navigation, 1889-90 ; Bureau of Ordnance, June, 1893 ; U. S. S. " Fern," 
April, 1896, and U. S. S. " Brooklyn," to March, 1898 ; U. S. S. " Machias," 
April, 1898, to date. 

E. F. Qualtrough. Born in Rochester, N. Y., 1850. Appointed to 
Naval Academy, from New York, September 21, 1867 ; Midshipman, June 
6, 1871 ; Ensign, July 14, 1872; Master, July 1, 1876 ; Lieutenant, Novem 
ber 24, 1883; flag-ship " Wabash," European Station, 1871-4 ; " Wachu- 
sett," West Indies, in 1874, during the Cuban trouble; " Despatch," special 
service in Europe, 1875-6 ; " Marion," European Station, 1877 ; flag-ship 
" Trenton," European Station, 1877-8 ; Naval Observatory, 1879-82 ; " Hart 
ford," Pacific Station, 1882-5 ; during this cruise Lieutenant Qualtrough was 
for three weeks on a small coral island in charge of the naval portion of an 
astronomical expedition to make observations of the total solar eclipse in 
May, 1883 ; while on this island he made an accurate survey of it, and sent 
a chart to the Department ; the chart was afterwards issued by the Hydro- 
graphic Office ; Mare Island Navy Yard, 1886-9 ; most of the time in charge 
of the Ordnance Department, Charleston ; Pacific Station, 1890 ; Lieutenant 
Qualtrough is the author of the Boat-Sailor s Manual, and the Sailor s 
Handy Book ; office of Naval Intelligence, May, 1893-5 ; " Mohican," 
March, 1895, to January, 1896 ; U. S. S. "Marion," January, 1898 ; U. S. S. 
" Terror," to date. 

James Cephas Cresap. Appointed from Ohio, June, 1867. Midship 
man, June, 1871 ; European Station, on steamers " Wachusett," "Wabash," 
"Brooklyn," and " Shenandoah," 1871-4. Ensign, July, 1872; flag-ship 



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" Richmond," S. P. Station, Aide to Flag-Officer N. Collins, 1874-5 ; store- 
ship "Supply," 1875; iron-clad steamer "Manhattan," N. A. Station, 1876. 
Master, September, 1876; steamers "Alliance" and "Enterprise," N. A. Sta 
tion, 1877 ; flagship "Hartford," S. A. Station, Aide and Secretary to Flag- 
Officer E. T. Nichols, 1877-9 ; training-ship " Minnesota," 1880-1 ; receiving- 
ship "Colorado," New York, 1881-2; Torpedo Station, 1882. Lieutenant, 
December, 1883 ; Naval Experimental Battery, in charge, 1883 ; Naval 
Academy (Dep t Mathematics), 1884-5 ; steamer " Mohican," Pacific Station, 
1885-8 ; assistant to U. S. Commissioner Bates at Samoa and Tonga, 1886 ; 
Naval Academy (Dep ts English and Mathematics), 1889-92 ; training-ship 
"Jamestown," 1892; "Constellation," transporting European exhibits for 
World s Fair, 1892-3 ; protected cruiser Baltimore," Naval Review Fleet, 
1893 ; flag-ship " Chicago," European Station, 1893, and " Bennington," 
Pacific Station, 1894 ; Navy Yard, Norfolk, Aide to Commandant, and 
receiving-ship "Franklin," 1895-6; battleship "Massachusetts," 1897-8, to 
date. 

A. C. Baker. Appointed from Iowa. Naval Academy, September, 
1867 ; Midshipman, June, 1871 ; Ensign, July, 1872; Master, December, 1876 ; 
Junior Lieutenant, March, 1883; Lieutenant, January, 1884; "Wabash," 
Europe, 1871-3; " Brooklyn," South Atlantic Station, 1874-6 ; " Despatch " 
(despatch-boat), 1877-9 ; Hydrographic Office, 1880-82; "Albatross," special 
service, 1882-5; <( Juniata," 1885-6 ; " Iroquois," Pacific Station, 1886-8 ; 
Naval Academy, 1888-90 ; duty with World s Exposition, November, 1890 ; 
U, S. S. " Alert," April, 1894-7; leave of absence, April, 1897; special 
duty, Paris Exposition, August, 1897 ; February, 1898, special duty to date 
s^ . H. H. Southerland. Naval Apprentice. Naval Academy, June, 
1868; Midshipman, June, 1872; Ensign, July, 1873; Master, November, 
1877; Junior Lieutenant, March, 1883; Lieutenant, February, 1884; " Tus- 
carora," Pacific Station, 1872-5; Naval Academy, 1875-6; "Plymouth," 
N. A. Station, 1877-9; 4 Kearsarge, " N. A. Station, 1879-81; Hydro- 
graphic Office, 1881-4; "Dolphin," special service, 1884-5; "Brooklyn," 
N. A. Station, 1885-6 ; " Monocacy," Asiatic Station, 1886-7 ; " Brooklyn," 
N. A. Station, 1887-9 ; Bureau of Navigation, 1889-95 ; ordered to the 
"Cincinnati," then to the " Dolphin," June 1895-7 ; Bureau of Equipment, 
November, 1897 ; commanding U. S. S. " Eagle," April, 1898, to date. 

Lucien Young. Born in Lexington, Kentucky, March 31, 1852. Ap 
pointed to the Naval Academy as Midshipman from that State, June 21, 
1869 ; served on board the practice-ships " Dale," " Savannah " and " Constel 
lation ;" graduated, May 31. 1873 ; July 23, 1873, ordered to the "Alaska," 
fitting out at New York, and which soon joined the European Station ; 
special orders from the commanding officer of the " Alaska," and the admiral 
commanding the squadron, and a general order from the Secretajy of the 
Navy were published, commendatory of extraordinary heroism in jumping 
overboard while under way at sea, and saving the life of a seaman who had 
been knocked overboard ; for this act, also, a gold medal of the first class was 
awarded by the New York Benevolent and Life-Saving Institution, and a 
framed certificate from the Humane Society of Massachusetts ; detached from 
the "Alaska," August 5, 1875, at Lisbon, and ordered to the "Hartford/ 
and on the 16th of October, 1875, detached from the "Hartford" at Fort 
Monroe, and ordered to examination for promotion. Commissioned as En 
sign, July 16, 1874 ; ordered to the " Powhatan," North Atlantic Station, 
December 10, 1875; detached from the "Powhatan," February 29, 1876, 
and ordered to the " Huron;" shipwrecked in the "Huron," off Nag s Head, 



174 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

N. C., November 24, 1877. For conduct on this occasion received letter of 
thanks from the Secretary of the Navy, a gold medal of the first class, under 
an act of Congress, from the Life-Saving Service of the United States, a 
sword from the State of Kentucky by special resolution, made an honorary 
member of the Legislature of that State, was nominated by the President, 
and advanced, under a special act of Congress, to the grade of Master. Com 
missioned a Master, from November 24, 1877 ; ordered to the " Portsmouth," 
March 17, 1878, and upon arrival at Havre, France, took charge of a squad 
of men for duty at the Universal Exposition at Paris, upon the completion 
of which rejoined the " Portsmouth," and served in her in the training squad 
ron on return to the United States ; detached from the " Portsmouth," April 
5, 1880, and ordered to the Bureau of Equipment and Recruiting, Navy De 
partment, acting for a while as Naval Aide to the Secretary of the Navy ; de 
tached from the Bureau of Equipment and Recruiting, July 25, 1882, and 
ordered to the monitor " Montauk ;" detached from monitor, December 5, 
1882, and ordered to the training-ship " Minnesota." Commissioned Lieu 
tenant (junior-grade), March 3, 1883 ; detached from the " Minnesota," Octo 
ber 29, 1883, and ordered to duty in charge of men, and on arrival to duty 
in the Pacific Squadron was assigned as Executive of the " Onward ; " trans 
ferred from the " Onward " to the "Shenandoah," October 17, 1884 ; took part 
in landing at Panama, to protect American interests, in the spring of 1885 ; 
detached from the " Shenandoah," at San Francisco, October 8, 1886, and 
ordered to Washington for examination for promotion. Commissioned Lieu 
tenant, May 1, 1884; granted six months leave of absence, December 6, 
1886; ordered to torpedo service at Newport, R. I., May 11, 1887, and to 
the Naval War College, August 30, 1887 ; detached from War College, De 
cember 19, 1887, and ordered to duty in the Bureau of Navigation, assigned 
to the office of Naval War Records to July, 1896 ; U. S. S. " Detroit," July, 
1896, to January, 1897; U. S. S. "Boston," January, 1897, to October, 
1897 ; U. S. S. " Yorktown," October 22, 1897, to December, 1897. U. S. S. 
" Alert," December, 1897, to February, 1 898 ; sick leave from February, 
1898, to March 25, 1898 ; on leave to date. 

J. M. Roper. Appointed from Missouri. N. A., June, 1868 ; Midship 
man, June, 1872; Ensign, July, 1873; Master, November, 1877; Junior 
Lieutenant, March, 1883; Lieutenant, June, 1884; "Omaha," S. P. Station, 
1872-5 ; Naval Academy, 1875-7 ; " Supply " (store-ship), 1877-9 ; train 
ing-ship "Minnesota," 1879-82; " Wachusett," Pacific Station, 1882-5; 
special duty, Navy Department, 1885-6 ; Naval Academy, 1886-94; ordered 
to the " New York," August, 1894; " Monadnock," 1896; Assistant Light- 
House Inspector, Third District, September 16, 1897; U. S. S. "May 
flower," April, 1898, to date. 

Charles Eben Fox. Appointed at large. Naval Academy, June, 
1868, to June, 1872; Ensign, July, 1873 ; Master, November, 1877 ; Junior 
Lieutenant, March, 1883; Lieutenant, August, 1884; U. S. S. "Hartford," 
Asiatic Station, 1872-5; Hydrographic Office, 1875-6; U. S. S- "Adams," 
1876-8 ; Coast Survey, 1878-9 ; U. S. S. " Nipsic," European Station, 1879- 
82; Navy Department, 1883-4; Aide to The Admiral, 1884-6; U. S. S. 
"Iroquois," 1886-7; U. S. S. " Vaudalia," 1887-9, Pacific Station; Navy 
Department, 1889 ; Office Naval Intelligence, October, 1889, to December, 
1892 ; Flag Lieutenant of the Asiatic and Pacific Squadrons, January, 1893, 
to January, 1896 ; Navy Department and Naval Observatory, February 
1896, to October, 1897 ; U. S. S. " Vicksburg," October, 1897, to date. 



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]. C. Freemont, Jr. Appointed at large. N. A. June, 1868 ; Midship 
man, June, 1872 ; Ensign, July, 1873 ; Master, November, 1877 ; Junior 
Lieutenant, March, 1883 ; Lieutenant, September, 1884; "Wabash," Europe, 
1872-4; "Powhatan," N. A. Station, 1876-8; special Light-House duty, 
1878-81; Coast Survey, 1881-4; "Hartford," Pacific Station, 1884-6; 
Hydrographic Office, 1886-8; Recorder Board of Inspection, 1888-9 ; ord 
nance duty, Navy Yard, Washington, 1889-93 ; Assistant Superintendent of 
Harbor of New York, September, 1893 ; ordered to the " Indiana," Novem 
ber, 1895; commanding the "Gushing," November, 1895; commanding the 
" Porter," 1897, to date. 

Albert Mertz. Appointed from Wisconsin Naval Academy, June, 
1867; Midshipman, June, 1872; Ensign, July, 1873; Master, November, 
1877; Junior Lieutenant, March, 1883; Lieutenant, September, 1884; 
Asiatic Station, 1872-6 ; Coast Survey, 1876-80 ; " Wyoming," N. A. Sta 
tion, 1880-3 ; Alliance," N. A. Station, 1883-5 ; "Omaha," Asiatic Station, 
1885-6 ; " Marion," Asiatic Station, 1886-8 ; receiving-ship " Minnesota," 
1888-93; receiving- ship "Minnesota," June, 1894-5; training-ships "Con 
stellation," September, 1895, U. S. 8. " Michigan," March, 1896, and "Fern," 
U. S. S. " Amphitrite," November, 1896, to date. 

R. H. Gait. Appointed at large. Naval Academy, June, 1868. Mid 
shipman, June, 1872. Ensign, July, 1873. Master, December, 1877. Junior 
Lieutenant, March, 1883. Lieutenant, November, 1884; "Tuscarora," Pa 
cific Station, 1872-5; "Huron," N. A. Station, 1876-7; Coast Survey, 
1877-81 ; receiving-ship " Independence," 1881 ; " Pensacola," Pacific Sta 
tion, 1881-3; "Hartford," Pacific Station, 1883-4; Midvale Steel Works, 
1884-8 ; " Mohican," Pacific Station, 1888 ; Naval Academy, November, 
1892; ordered to the "Minneapolis," December, 1894; leave of absence, 
June, 1895; ordered to the "Maine," September, 1895; "Essex," 1896; 
"Terror," 1896 ; Inspector Equipment, Newport News, June, 1897, to date. 

Vincendon L. Cottman. Appointed by Hon. James Brooks, Seventh 
District, New York City. Entered Naval Academy, September 21, 1868 ; 
graduated, June 1, 1872. Ensign, July 15, 1873. Master, May 9, 1878. 
Lieutenant, January 8, 1885; "Tuscarora," 1872-5; deep-sea sounding in 
Pacific landing-party, Panama, 1873; landing-party, Honolulu, 1874; 
Samoa with Steinberger, Latrobe, etc., 1875; "Colorado," receiving- ship, 
New York, 1875-6 ; " Supply," training-squadron, 1876; "Alliance," Euro 
pean Station, 1877-80; receiving-ship "Colorado," 1880-1; "Richmond," 
Asiatic Station, 1881-2; "Monocacy," Asiatic Station, 1882-4; "Rich 
mond," Asiatic Station, 1884; Branch Hydrographic Office, New York, 
1885-9; in charge New York Nautical School-ship "St. Mary s," as Senior 
Instructor and Navigator, 1889 ; Secretary International Marine Conference, 
1889-90; ordered to the "Concord," February, 1891; to the " Marion," 
1894; Navy lard, New York, October, 1894; ordered to the "Monterey," 
December, 1896-8 ; U. S. S. "Alert," February, 1898, to date. 

F E. Sawyer. Appointed from Massachusetts. Naval Academy, Sep 
tember, 1868 ; Midshipman, June, 1872 ; Ensign, July, 1873 ; Master, July, 
1878; Lieutenant (junior grade), March, 1883; Lieutenant, June, 1885; 
"Hartford," Asiatic Station, 1872-5; "Richmond," South Pacific, 1876-7; 
receiving-ship "Franklin," 1877-8; Coast Survey, 1878-80; "Ashuelot," 
Asiatic Station, 1880-2; receiving-ship "Wabash," 1882-3; "Swatara," 
North Atlantic Station, 1883-6 ; Hydrographic Office, 1886-8 ; " Swatara," 
1888-9 ; "Richmond," South Atlantic Station, 1889-90; U. S. S. "Thetis," 
October, 1892; "Philadelphia," October, 1892-5; Navy Yard, Boston, No- 



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vember, 1895, and War College, to 1897 ; U. S. S. "Fern," December, 1897, 
to date. 

W. H. Schuetz. Appointed from Missouri. Naval Academy, June, 
1867; Midshipman, May, 1873; Ensign, July, 1874; Master, November, 
1878 ; Junior Lieutenant, March, 1883 ; Lieutenant, October, 1885 ; Atlantic 
Station, 1874-5 ; " Moiiongahela, " 1876-7 ; " Michigan," Northwestern Lakes, 
1877-8; "Powhatan," North Atlantic Station, 1878-9; " Tennessee," North 
Atlantic Station, 1879-81 ; special duty, Siberia, 1882-5 ; special duty, State 
Department, 1885-6; Navy Department, 1886-7; Superintendent of Com 
passes, 1888-9; "Chicago," Squadron of Evolution, 1889-90; special duty, 
Navy Department, January, 1893-7; ordered to the " Marblehead," April, 
1897 ; "Iowa," March, 1898, to date. 

T. B. Howard. Born in Illinois. Appointed "at large;" Naval 
Academy, June, 1869, to May 31, 1873; Ensign, July, 1874; Master, June, 
1879 ; Junior Lieutenant, March, 1883 ; Lieutenant, November, 1885 ; 
"Alaska" and " Wabash," European Station, 1873-4; " Wabash," at Key 
West, 1874; "Franklin," European Station, 1874-5; Naval Academy, 
1876-8; "Plymouth," North Atlantic, 1878-9; " Kearsarge," North Atlan 
tic, 1879-81; practice-ship "Dale," 1881; Naval Academy, 1881-4; prac 
tice-ship "Dale," 1883; "Saratoga," training-squadron, 1884-7; Naval 
Academy, 1887-90 ; " Constellation," 1887 and 1889 ; ordered to the " Mian- 
tonomah," June, 1891-4; leave of absence, June, 1894 ; Naval Academy, 
August, 1894-7 ; "Concord," May, 1897, to date. 

W. C. Cowles. Appointed from Connecticut N. A., September, 1869 ; 
Midshipman, May, 1873 ; En*ign, July, 1874 ; Master, August, 1879 ; Junior 
Lieutenant, March, 1883; Lieutenant, December, 1885; Atlantic Station, 
1873-5 ; " Trenton," Asiatic Station, 1875-9 ; training-ship "Constellation," 
1879-80; Hydrographic Office, 1880-2 ; "Kearsarge," European Station, 
1882-5 ; Navy Yard, Washington, 1885-6 ; Inspector of steel, new cruisers, 
1886-7 ; Navy Yard, Washington, 1887-9 ; " Kearsarge," N. A Station, 
1889-90; waiting orders, November, 1893; ordered to the "Marblehead," 
April, 1894-7 ; Bureau of Equipment, June, 1897, to date. 

A M. Knight. Appointed from Florida. Naval Academy, June, 1869. 
Midshipman, May, 1873. Ensign, July, 1874. Master, October, 1879. Junior 
Lieutenant, March, 1883. Lieutenant, December, 1885 ; Pacific Station, 1872 
-5; Naval Academy, 1876-8; " Quinnebaug," European Station, 1878-9; 
" Galena," European Station, 1880-3 ; Naval Academy,1883-5 ; ordnance 
duty, Annapolis, 1885-9 ; " Chicago," Squadron of Evolution, 1889-90 ; 
Naval Academy, June, 1892-5 ; ordered to the " Lancaster," September, 
1895; "Castine," 1896; "Puritan," 1897, to date. 

Charles Johnston Badger. Born August 6, 1853. Appointed "at 
large" to Naval Academy, June, 1869. Graduated Midshipman, May, 1873. 
Commissioned Ensign, July, 1874. Commissioned Master, November, 1879. 
Commissioned Lieutenant (junior grade), March, 1883. Commissioned Lieu 
tenant, January, 1886; September, 1873, to July, 1875, U.S.S. "Narragan- 
sett," survey of Gulf of California ; October, 1875, to December, 1875, Navy 
Yard, Washington ; January, 1876, to July, 1876, U. S. torpedo-steamer 
" Alarm ; " September, 1876, to November, 1879, Asiatic Station, serving on 
board " Ashuelot," " Alert," " Monocacy " and " Monongahela ; " December, 
1879, to April, 1880, special duty, Bureau of Navigation ; April, 1880, to 
August, 1881, Coast Survey steamers "Endeavor" and "A. D. Bache ; " 
September, 1881, to September, 1882, U. S. S. " Yantic," North Atlantic Sta 
tion ; October, 1882, to January, 1884, Navy Yard, Boston ; January, 1884, 



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to March, 1884, Fish Commission steamer, " Fish Hawk ; " April, 1884, to 
November, 1884, Executive of the U. S. S. " Alert," of the Greely Relief 
Expedition of that year. For participation in this expedition, received, by 
name, with the other officers and men from Maryland, the thanks of that 
State as tendered in joint resolutions of the Senate and House of Delegates, 
assembled at Annapolis; November, 1884, to April, 1885, ordnance duty, 
Navy Yard, Washington ; April and May, 1885, attached to the U. S. S. 
"Tennessee," while serving with the expeditionary force sent to the Isthmus 
of Panama; October, 1885, to May, 1889, U. S S. "Brooklyn," Asiatic Sta 
tion ; August, 1889, ordnance duty, Navy Yard, Washington, to November, 
1892; U. S. S. "Dolphin," November 16, 1892, to October, 1895; Navy 
Yard, Washington, October 12, 1895, to July, 1897 ; Naval War College, 
July, 1897, to August, 1897 ; U. S. S. " Cincinnati," August/ 28, 1897, to date. 

S. W. B. Diehl. Appointed from Pennsylvania to Naval Academy, 
September, 1869, as Midshipman ; Midshipman, May, 1873 ; Ensign, July, 
1874 ; Master, November, 1879 ; Junior Lieutenant, March, 1883 ; Lieuten 
ant, January, 1886 ; European Station, "Alaska," " Wabash," and " Con 
gress," 1873-5 ; North Atlantic Station, " Vandalia," and " Congress," 
1876-8 ; Hydrographic Office, 1878-9 ; South, Atlantic Station, " Marion," 
1879-82; Bureau of Navigation, 1883-4; Torpedo Station. 1884; Bureau 
of Navigation, 1884-6 ; special service, U. S. S. Boston, 1887-9 ; Bureau of 
Equipment and Recruiting as Superintendent of Compasses, 1889, to July, 
1893 ; U. S. S. " Detroit," July 20, 1893, to April, 1894 ; Bureau of Navi 
gation, April 24, 1894, to September, 1894; U. S. S. "Machias," September 
18, 1894, to July, 1897 ; U S. S. " Cincinnati," July, 1897, to August, 1897 ; 
Office Naval Intelligence, September 27, 1897, to February, 1898 ; Bureau of 
Equipment, February, 1898, to date. 

Reginald F. Nicholson. Appointed from District of Columbia to 
Naval Academy, September, 1869 ; Midshipman, May, 1872 ; Ensign, July, 
1874 ; Master, January, 1880 ; Lieutenant (junior grade), March, 1883 ; 
Lieutenant, January, 1886; signal office, 1873; "Powhatan," N. A. Station, 
1875-7 ; ordnance duty, Navy Yard, Washington, 1877-8 ; " Portsmouth " 
(training-ship), 1878-82; Hydrographic Office, 1882-5; "Mohican," Pacific 
Station, 1885-8 ; ordnance duty, Navy Yard, Washington, 1888; ordered to 
the "Monterey," February, 1893; "Thetis," January, 1895; Navy Yard, 
Washington, December, 1895 ; "Oregon," December, 1897, to date. 

S. C. Lemly. Appointed from North Carolina to Naval Academy, 
June, 1869; Midshipman, May, 1872; Ensign, July, 1874; Master, Febru 
ary, 1880; Junior Lieutenant, March, 1883; Lieutenant, January, 1886; 
Atlantic Station, 1872-6 ; " Essex," South Atlantic Station, 1876-9 ; "Palos," 
Asiatic Station, 1881-3; special duty, Navy Department, 1883-6 ; "Tren 
ton," Pacific Station, 1886-8 ; " Enterprise," European Squadron, 1888-90 ; 
Judge- Advocate General, June 5, 1892, to date. 

E. B. Underwood. Appointed "at large." Naval Academy, June, 
1869; Midshipman, May, 1872; Ensign, July, 1874; Master, March, 1880; 
Junior Lieutenant, March, 1883; Lieutenant, February, 1886; Atlantic 
Station, 1872-6 ; " Monongahela," 1876-7 ; " Michigan," Northwestern 
Lakes, 1877-9; " Pensacola," Pacific Station, 1881-4; Hydrographic Office, 
1884-6; Training Squadron, 1886-7; " Quinnebaug," European Station, 
1887-9; Naval Academy, 1889-92 ; U. S. S. "Yantic," June 28, 1*92, to 
May, 1895 ; leave of absence, June 30, 1895, to August, 1895 ; Naval Acad 
emy, August 20, 1895, to April, 1898 ; U. S. S. " Miantouomah," April, 
1898, to date. 
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178 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

W. F. Halsey. Appointed from Louisiana. Naval Academy, Sep 
tember, 1869; Midshipman, May, 1872; Ensign, July, 1874 ; Master, March, 
1880 ; Junior Lieutenant, March, 1883; Lieutenant, March, 1886 ; Atlantic 
Station, 1872-6 ; " Alert," Asiatic Station, 1876-9 ; receiving-ship " Inde 
pendence," 1881-2 ; " Iroquois," Pacific Station, 1882-5 ; Branch Hydro- 
graphic Office, New York, 1885-8; " Ranger," special service, 1888-90; 
Naval Academy, September, 1891 ; ordered to the " Miantonomah," June, 
1894 ; " Baltimore," January, 1895 ; ordered to the U. S. S. " New York," 
January, 1896 ; " Montgomery," January, 1897 ; Naval War College, June, 
1897 ; Naval Academy, September, 1897 ; commanding the U. S. S. 
" Newark," May, 1898, to date. 

F. A. Wilner. Appointed from New York, June 22, 1869 ; graduated, 
May 31, 1873 ; Ensign, July 16, 1874 ; Master, March 25, 1880; Lieutenant 
(junior grade), March 3, 1883; Lieutenant, May 13, 1886; "Alaska," Euro 
pean Station, August 5, 1873, to October 13, 1873; " Wabash," Key West, 
October 13, 1873, to April 1, 1875 ; "Congress," European Station, April 1, 
1874, to August 26, 1875 ; " Hartford," return to the United States, August 
26, 1874, to October 16, 1875; "Vandalia," European Station, January 10, 
1876, to February 5, 1879 ; Nautical Almanac Office, May 21, 1879, to 
March 15, 1880; U. S. S. "Constellation," March 17, 1880, to June 12, 
1880; Irish Relief Cruise, U. S. receiving-ship " Passaic," July 15, 1880, to 
December 13, 1880 ; Washington Yard, Coast Survey, December 15, 1880, 
to September 25, 1883 ; in charge Hydrographic party on schooner " Silli- 
man," December 9, 1882, to July 1, 1883; Coast Survey Office, July 2, 
1883, to September 25, 1883 ; U. S. S. "Alert," Asiatic Station, October 20, 
1883, to September 25, 1886 ; Naval Ordnance Proving Ground, January 3, 
1887 ; Inspector of Armor, June 8, 1893, to October, 1895 ; U. S. S. " Phila 
delphia," October 25, 1895; U. S. S. "Adams," July, 1896, to January, 
1898 ; U. S. S. " Monadnock," January, 1898, to date. 

Henry Morrell. Born in New York. Entered Naval Academy, June 
29, 1869; graduated May 31, 1872. Promoted Ensign, July 16, 1874; 
Master, October 11, 1880 ; Lieutenant (junior grade), March 3, 1883 ; Lieu 
tenant, May 23,1886; "Alaska," European Station, 1875-6; "Adams," 
N. A. Stat on, 1876-9 ; Coast Survey, 1879-83 ; " Alert," Asiatic Station, 
1883-4 ; " Monocacy," Asiatic Station, 1884-6 ; ordnance duty, Navy Yard, 
Washington, 1886-7 ; Bureau Ordnance, 1887-90 ; Navy Yard, New York, 
November 20, 1893. to June, 1896 ; U. S. S. " Massachusetts," June 10, 
1896, to January, 1897 ; U. S. S. " Castine," January, 1897, to date. 

William Winder. Born in Portsmouth, N. H., September, 1851. Ap 
pointed from New Hampshire, and entered U. S. Naval Academy, September 
16, 1869. Appointed Midshipman, May 31, 1872. Commissioned Ensign, 
July 16,1874; Master, November 23, 1880; Lieutenant (junior grade), 
March 3, 1883 ; Lieutenant, May 23, 1886. As Midshipman, served in flag 
ship " Richmond," North and South Pacific Stations, 1873-5; as Ensign, in 
"Marion," "Hartford," u Dictator," Torpedo Station (under instruction), 
" Colorado," "Constellation," "Wabash," "Vandalia," and again in 
"Marion," South Atlantic; during the latter cruise (September, 1879, to 
December, 1882), ship took yellow fever at Rio, and crew were encamped 
several weeks on Flores Island, Montevideo ; towards end of cruise the ship, 
under command of Commodore Silas Terry, U. S. N., rescued the crew of 
the bark " Trinity," wrecked at Heard s Island, South Indian Ocean, and 
also rendered important service of hauling off a large British ship, ashore 
near Capetown, South Africa ; as Master and Lieutenant (junior grade), 



RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 179 

served in " Wabash," at Torpedo Station; training-ship "New Hampshire," 
"Omaha," and " Marion," Asiatic Station ; expiration of last cruise, No 
vember, 1887, joined "Wabash," February 27, 1888; leave of absence, 
September, 1893; ordered to the "Michigan," May, 1894; receiving-ship 
"Wabash," October, 1894; ordered to the " Katahdin," December, 1896; 
U. S. S. " Raleigh," July, 1897, te date. 

Charles B. T. Moore. Born in Illinois. Entered Naval Academy, 
September 27, 1869 ; graduated May 31, 1872. Promoted Ensign, July 16, 
1874 ; Master, December 14, 1880 ; Lieutenant (junior grade), March 3, 1883 ; 
Lieutenant, August 5, 1886; "Alaska," European Station, 1873; " Pensa- 
cola," North Pacific Station, 1874-6 ; training-ship " Monongahela," 1876 ; 
" Essex," South Atlantic Station, 1877-9 ; " Onward," store-ship, 1881-3 ; 
" Galena," North Atlantic Station, 1883-5 ; Navy Yard, Boston, 1885 ; 
" Alert," Asiatic Station, 1886-90; ordered to the " Newark," July, 1893 ; 
Naval Academy, August, 1896 ; Naval War College, June, 1897 ; Port 
Royal, S. C., November, 1897 ; U. S. S. "Nantucket," May, 1898, to date. 

Ten Eyck De Witt Veeder. Born in New York. Entered Naval 
Academy, September 24, 1868 ; graduated, May 31, 1873. Promoted Ensign, 
July 16, 1874; Master, January 1, 1881 ; Lieutenant (junior grade), March 
3, 1883; Lieutenant, October 7, 1886; "Tuscarora," deep-sea sounding, 
Pacific Station, 1873-5 ; " Vandalia," European Station, 1876-7 ; "Alliance," 
European Station, 1877-80 ; Torpedo Station, 1880-1 ; " Richmond," "Palos," 
and "Ashuelot," Asiatic Station, 1881-4 ; on board "Ashuelot " when wrecked 
on Lamock Rocks, Formosa Channel ; Navy Yard, Washington, 1884; special 
duty, Electric Lighting, Bureau of Navigation, 1885-9 ; Bureau of Equip 
ment, Electric Lighting, 1890 ; " Enterprise," July 1, 1890 ; " Yorktown," 
Squadron of Evolution, August, 1890, to May, 1893 ; Bureau of Equipment, 
July, 1893, to August 31, 1896; joined U. S. S. " Bancroft," August 31, 
1896, and went to European Station, returning to Boston, April 4, 1898, 
where the " Bancroft " fitted out to join Admiral Sampson s Squadron ; ship 
reported for duty at Key West, May 9, 1898. 

Alfred Reynolds. Born in Virginia, Entered Naval Academy, Septem 
ber 21, 1869 ; graduated, May 31, 1872. Promoted Ensign, July 16, 1874 ; 
Master, January 1, 1881 ; Lieutenant (junior grade), March, 1883 ; Lieuten 
ant, November 9, 1886 ; " Narragansett," Pacific Station, 1873-6 ; "Ranger," 
Asiatic Station, 1877-80 ; ordnance duty, Navy Yard, New York, 1880-1 ; 
"Alliance," N. A. Station, 1882-5; Navy Yard, Washington, 1885-7; 
" Swatara," S. A. Station, 1888-90 ; Navy Yard, Washington, March, 1891 ; 
Office of Naval Intelligence, May, 1894 ; ordered to the "San Francisco," 
October, 1894; Bureau of Equipment, December, 1897, to date. 

John Marshall Robinson. Born in New York. Appointed ( u at 
large ") Midshipman, June 23, 1869 ; graduated, May 31, 1873. Promoted 
Ensign, July 16, 1874 ; Master, January 2, 1881 ; Lieutenant (junior grade), 
March 3, 1883; Lieutenant, December 13,1886. "Pensacola," "Omaha," 
and "Saranac," South and North Pacific Stations, September, 1873, to 
August, 1875; monitor " Passaic," N. A. Station, January to July, 1876; 
" Yantic," " Palos " and "Alert," Asiatic Station, September, 1876, to April, 
1879 ; " Michigan," N. W. Lakes, July, 1879, to November, 1881 ; Hydro- 
graphic Office, November, 1881, to November, 1882; "Kearsarge," N. A. 
and European Stations, November, 1882, to November, 1885 ; receiving-ship 
"Minnesota," New York, February, 1886, to July, 1887; Inspector of Steel, 
new cruisers, Pittsburg, July, 1887, to April, 1888 ; " Richmond," S. A. Sta 
tion, December, 1888, to September, 1890; "Atlanta," Squadron of Evolu- 



180 RECORDS OF UVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

tion, September, 1890, to October, 1891 ; Hydrographic Office, December, 
1891, to May, 1894; Naval War College, June 1 to October 1, 1894; 
" Yorktown " and " Monocacy," Asiatic Station, November 1, 1894, to May 
21, 1897; Navy Yard, Washington, August 14, 1897, to April, 1898; 
"Minneapolis," April, 1898, to date. 

George Henry Peters. Born in Pennsylvania. Entered Naval 
Academy, June 23, 1870 ; graduated, June 1, 1874. Promoted Ensign, 
July 17, 1875 ; Master, January 10, 1881 ; Lieutenant (junior grade), March 
3, 1883; Lieutenant, December 14,1886; " Kichmond," S P. Station, 1874- 
76; Coast Survey, 1877-80; training-ship "Constitution," 1881-2 " De 
spatch," special surveying service, 1882 ; special duty, Bureau of Navigation, 
1882-4 ; " Powhatan," special duty, 1884-5 ; Coast Survey Office, and com 
manding different C. S. vessels, in immediate charge of the " Coast Pilot " 
work on the Atlantic coast of U. S , 1885-8 ; Squadron of Evolution, 1888- 
91 ; Office of Naval Intelligence, 1891-4 ; " Minneapolis," European Station, 
1894-7 ; gunnery-ship " Amphitrite," 1897 ; ordered to Office of Naval In 
telligence, January, 1898. 

Bradley A. Fiske. Born at Lyons, New York, June 13, 1854. Ap 
pointed to Naval Academy, September 21, 1870 ; graduated at Naval Acad 
emy, second in class, May 30, 1874. Promoted to Ensign, July 17, 1875; 
to Master, February 2, 1881 ; to Lieutenant, (junior grade), March 3, 1883 ; 
to Lieutenant, January 26, 1887. In 1877 invented boat detaching and 
attaching apparatus placed in boats of many ships of the Navy ; had charge 
of Navy Exhibit at International Electrical Exhibition at Philadelphia in 
the fall of 1884, and was member of the International Electrical Confer 
ence. In 1883 wrote " Electricity and Electrical Engineering," which, in 
1889, was in sixth edition. In 1888 invented electric ammunition first placed 
onboard the U. S. S. " Atlantic." In 1888 invented electric gun-training 
apparatus placed on board U. S. S. " Chicago," also electric steering-gear. 
In 1889 invented range and position finders placed in U. S. S. " Chicago " 
and U. S. S. "Baltimore;" "San Francisco," October 1891-5; Navy Yard, 
New York, January, 1895; Bureau of Ordnance, April, 1895; War Col 
lege, June, 1896; U. S. S. "Petrel," December, 1896, to date. 

Frank H. Holmes Born in Massachusetts. Entered Naval Academy, 
June 29, 1870 ; graduated, June 1, 1874. Promoted Ensign, July 17, 1875 ; 
Master, February 24, 1881 ; Lieutenant (junior grade), March 3, 1883 ; Lieu 
tenant, January 29, 1887; "Pensacola," North Pacific Station, 1874-6; 
receiving-ship <b Independence," 1876 ; nautical school-ship " Jamestown," 
1877-8 ; receiving-ship " Independence," 1879 ; " Alert," Asiatic Station, 
1879-82; Naval Academy, 1882-5; "Brooklyn," North Atlantic and 
Asiatic Stations, 1885-9 ; Navy Yard, Boston, 1890 ; ordered to the " Balti 
more," May, 1893, to 1896 ; charge of Branch Hydrographic Office, Boston, 
June, 1896; U. S. S. "Baltimore," April, 1898, to date. 

John W. Stewart. Appointed from Indiana. Naval Academy Sep 
tember 28, 1870; graduated, June 1, 1874; Ensign, July 17, 1875; Master, 
March 12, 1881 ; Lieutenant (junior grade), March 3, 1883 ; Lieutenant, 
March, 1887 ; "Plymouth," North Atlantic Station, 1874-5 ; "Tennessee," 
Asiatic Station, 1875-7 ; C. S. S. " Drift," 1878-9 ; C. S. S. " Gedney," 
1879-81 ; " Despatch," special service, 1881-3 ; " Pinta " (at Alaska), 1883- 
87 ; Nautical Almanac Office, 1887-9 ; " Yantic," North Atlantic Station, 
1889-90 ; Office Naval Intelligence, February 7, 1^93, to April, 1895 ; U. 
S. S. "Amphitrite," April 23, 1895, to January, 1897; U. S. training-ship 
"Essex," January, 1897, to April, 1898; U. S. S. "Solace," Executive 
Officer, April, 1898, to date. 



RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 181 

John F. Parker. Born in Ohio. Entered Naval Academy, September 
29, 1870 ; graduated, June 1, 1874. Promoted Ensign, July 17, 1875. Master, 
May 17, 1881. Lieutenant (junior grade), March 3, 1883. Lieutenant, 
April 21,1887; " Plymouth," North Atlantic Station, 1874; "Tennessee," 
Asiatic Station, 1875-6 ; "Constellation," Paris Exposition, 1877-8 ; "En 
terprise," European Station, 1&79-82 ; Naval Academy, 1882-5; "Adams," 
Pacific Station, 1885-9 ; Secretary Berlin Samoan Commission, 1889 ; Re 
corder Board of Organization, 1889 ; ordered to the New York," August, 
1893-6 ; Branch Hydrographic Office, New York, September, 1896 ; ordered 
to the " Monadnock," July, 1896 ; U. S. S. Columbia," April, 1898, to 
date. 

Hamilton Hutchins. Born in New Hampshire. Entered Naval 
Academy, June 23, 1870; graduated, June 1, 1874. Promoted Ensign, 
July 17, 1875 ; Master, May 22, 1881. Lieutenant (junior grade), March 3, 
1883. Lieutenant, May 21, 1887 ; " Colorado," N. A. Station, 1874 ; " Wor 
cester," N. A. Station, 1874; "Hartford," N. A Station, 1875-6; "Tren 
ton," European Station, 1877-9 ; " Constellation," special service, 1879-80 ; 
receiving-ship, " Passaic," 1880-1; Navy Yard, Norfolk, 1881-2; "Hart 
ford," Pacific Station, 1882-5 ; Navy Yard, New York, 1886 ; Torpedo Sta 
tion, 1886-8; "Boston," Squadron of Evolution, 1889-90; Assistant to 
Inspector of Electric Lights, October, 1890, to June, 1892 ; training-ship 
"Portsmouth," June, 1892, to January, 1895; "Cincinnati," N. A. Station, 
January, 1895, to June, 1895 ; Torpedo Station, July, 1895, to July, 1897 ; 
"Montgomery," July, 1897, to date. 

John Marshall Bowyer. Born in Indiana. Appointed from Iowa. 
Entered Naval Academy, September 28, 1870 ; graduated, 1874. Promoted 
Ensign, July 17, 1875; Master, May 28, 1881; Lieutenant (junior grade), 
March 3, 1883 ; Lieutenant, May 26, 1887 ; "Powhatan," 1874 ; "Franklin," 

" Tnnint-.n " nnrl " Alnskfl." "Flnrnnpfl.n Station. 1 K7f) fi t.rninincr-shin " Monon- 



Juniata," and " Alaska," European Station, 1875-6 ; training-ship " Monon- 




gan, 

"Omaha," Asiatic Station, 1888 to June, 1891 ; Naval Academy, September, 
1891, to 1894 ; practice-ship " Constellation," summer cruise 1893 ; " Detroit," 
" Raleigh," and the ill-fated " Maine," North Atlantic Station, July, 1894, to 
July, 1897 ; Bureau of Ordnance and Ordnance duty at Washington Navy 
Yard, July, 1897 until the beginning of the war with Spain, April, 1898, 
then to the " Princeton " as Executive Officer. 

John C. Colwell. Born in Pennsylvania. Entered Naval Academy, 
September 22, 1870; graduated, June 1, 1874. Promoted Ensign, July 17, 
1875; Master, June 1, 1881; lieutenant (junior grade), March 3, 1883; 
Lieutenant, June 30, 1887; "Palos," Asiatic Station, 1874-5; training-ship 
"Constitution," 1876; "Guard," special service, 1877-8; Coast Survey 
schooner "Drift," 1878-9; C. S. S. "Gedney," 1879-80; "Yantic," North 
Atlantic Station, 1880-3; special duty, Navy Department, 1883-4; Greeley 
Relief steamer "Bear," 1884; Office Naval Intelligence, 1885; Torpedo 
Station, 1886; Office Naval Intelligence, 1886-7; " Ossipee," North Atlan 
tic Station, 1888; " Yorktown," Squadron of Evolution, 1888-90; Office of 
Naval Intelligence, May 8, 1893, to June, 1894; " Cincinnati," June 16, 
1894, to March, 1895 ; Assistant Inspector Sixth Light-House District, March 
15. 1895, to August, 1895 ; U. S. S. " Texas," August 15, 1895 ; " Katahdin," 
to October, 1896; Office Naval Intelligence, October, 1896, to April, 1897; 
Naval Attache, London, April, 1897, to date. 



182 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

William R. A. Rooney. Born in Pennsylvania. Entered Naval Acad 
emy, September 28, 1870; graduated, June 1,1874. Promoted Ensign, 
July 17, 1875; Master, June 11, 1881 ; Lieutenant, (junior grade), March 
3,1883; Lieutenant, June 30, 1887; "Colorado," North Atlantic Station, 
1874; "Worcester," North Atlantic Station, 1874;" Hartford," North 
Atlantic Station, 1875-6 ; receiving-ship " Passaic," 1877-9 ; " Peusacola," 
Pacific Station, 1880; " Wachusett," Pacific Station, 1881-4; training-ship 
"New Hampshire," 1884-6; Naval War College, 1887 ; " Swatara," South 
Atlantic Station, 1888-90; inspector of steel, June, 1891 ; U. S. S. "At 
lanta," April, 1894; "Monterey," May, 1894; TJ. S. S. "Oregon," to 
1897 ; leave of absence, April, 1897 ; U. S. receiving ship " Richmond," 
September, 1897-8; April, 1898, U. S. S. "New Orleans," to date. 

Edward J. Dorn. Born in Wisconsin. Entered Naval Academy, Sep 
tember 21, 1870; graduated, June 1, 1874. Promoted, July 18, 1875; 
Master, August 30, 1881 ; Lieutenant (junior grade), March 3, 1883 ; Lieu 
tenant, June 30, 1887 ; "Pensacola," North Pacific Station, 1874-6; "Guard," 
special service, 1877-9 ; receiving-ship "Colorado," 1879-80 ; Hydrographic 
Office, 1880-3 ; " Nipsic," South Atlantic Station, 1883-6 ; Navy Yard, 
Washington, D. C., 1886-7 ; inspector steel, new cruisers, 1877-8 ; Coast 
Survey steamer " Patterson," 1889-92 ; office of Naval Intelligence, June, 
1892 ; Ordnance Instruction, Washington Navy Yard, November 3, 1894, 
to February, 1895; " Olympia," February 22, 1895; " Boston," January, 
1897 ; " Machias," July, 1897, to April, 1898 ; Naval Academy, April, 1898, 
to date. 

Bernard O. Scott. Born in Alabama. Entered Naval Academy, June 
29,1870: graduated, June 1, 1874. Promoted Ensign, July 17, 1875; 
Master, September 14, 1881; Lieutenant (junior grade), March 3, 1883; 
Lieutenant, July 1, 1887; "Tennessee," Asiatic Station, 1875-6; "Ranger," 
Asiatic Station, 1876-80; " Monocacy," Asiatic Station, 1880-4; office of 
Superintendent of Compasses, 1884-6; Fish Commissioners steamer "Alba 
tross," 1886-7; "Trenton," Pacific Station, 1887-9; nautical school-ship 
"Saratoga," 1889-91 ; " Bennington," January, 1892; ordered to the "Mo 
hican," January, 1893; Fish Commissioners steamer "Albatross," nautical 
school-ship Saratoga," June, 1896; "Boston," December, 1897, to date. 

George T. Emmons. Born in Maryland. Entered Naval Academy, 
June 4, 1870; graduated, October 15, 1874. Promoted Ensign, July 17, 
1875 ; Master, October 15, 1881 ; Lieutenant (junior grade), March 3, 1883 ; 
Lieutenant, November 1, 1887 ; European Station, 1878-81 ; " Adams," 
Pacific Station, 1882-4 ; " Pinta," special duty, 1884-7 ; duty with World s 
Exposition, 1892 ; U. S. S. " Pinta," April, 1894-96 ; ordered to U. S. S. 
"Michigan." December, 1896-97; special duty, " New York," May, 1897 ; 
March, 1898, to April, 1898, U. S. S. "Minneapolis;" May, 1898, sick 
leave, to date. 

York Noel. Entered Naval Academy from Cumberland County, Penn 
sylvania, September 20, 1870 ; graduated, May 30, 1874 ; served on North 
Atlantic Station, on board flag-ships "Colorado," " Worcester" and " Hart 
ford," from July 8, 1874, to August 31, 1876. Commissioned Ensign, July 
17, 1876; served on board "Alliance," European Station, from January 1, 

1877, to October 5, 1877 ; served on training ship " Minnesota," from May 7, 

1878, to July 26, 1878 ; served on " Fortune," North Atlantic Station, from 
September 11, 1878, to June 9, 1879; stationed at Norfolk Navy Yard, 
from June 9, 1879, to October 1, 1879; served on flag-ship " Shenandoah," 
South Atlantic Station, from October 1, 1879, to May 27, 1882. Commis- 



RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 183 

sioned Master, October 28, 1881 ; served on " Miantonomah," special cruise, 
from October 2, 1882, to March 13, 1883 ; title changed from Master to 
Lieutenant (junior grade), March 3, 1883 ; served on receiving-ship "Colo 
rado," New York, from March 13, 1883, to September 18, 1883 ; served on 
North Atlantic Station, on board "Galena" and "Swatara," from Septem 
ber 18, 1883, to September 13, 1886 ; during which time was on duty ashore 
with Naval Brigade when it occupied the Isthmus of Panama, during the 
Kevolution of 1885; served on receiving-ship " Vermont," New York, from 
October 15, 1886, to May 7, 1889. Commissioned Lieutenant, January 2, 
1888; served on board "Despatch," May 7, 1889; training ship " Monon- 
gahela," July 12, 1892, to February, 1894; "Newark," April, 1894, to Jan 
uary, 1895 ; *" Chicago," January, 1895, to November, 18&5 ; leave of ab 
sence, November 26, 1895, to February, 1896; Navy Yard, New York, 
February, 1896, to August, 1896 ; Naval Academy, August, 1896, to April, 
1898; U. S. S. " Marblehead," April, 1898, to date. 

Albon Chase Hodgson. Born in Georgia. Entered Naval Academy 
June 5, 1871; graduated June 16, 1875; promoted Ensign, July, 1876; 
Master, November 6, 1881 ; Lieutenant (junior grade), March 3, 1883 ; 
Li&utenant,M.&Tch31, 1888; "Tennessee," Asiatic Station, 1875-7; Naval 
Academy, 1877-9 ; light-house duty, 1879-1881 ; " Kearsarge " and " Des 
patch," 1881-82; "Jamestown," 1882-4; Naval Academy, 1884-8; 
"Pinta," at Sitka, Alaska, 1888-90; Pensacola Navy Yard, December, 
1890-1891 ; Naval Academy, 1891-4 ; " San Francisco," 1894, to December, 
1896 ; sick leave to December, 1897 ; Naval Academy, December, 1897, to 
April, 1898 ; "Brooklyn," April, 1898, to date. 

James M. Helm Born in Illinois. Entered Naval Academy, Sep 
tember 29,1871; graduated June 21, 1875. Promoted Ensign, July 18, 
1876 ; Master, November 25, 1881 ; Lieutenant (junior grade), March 3, 
1883; Lieutenant, June 1, 1888; "Tennessee," Asiatic Station, 1875-7; 
"Alaska," Pacific Station, 1877-9. " Tuscarora," surveying in Pacific, 
1879-81 ; " Ranger," surveying in Pacific, 1881-5 ; Coast Survey, 1885-8 ; 
commanding C. S. S. " Gedney," 1888 ; U. S. S. " Michigan," April, 1892 ; 
ordered to the U. S. S. " Columbia," May, 1894 ; " Terror," 1896 ; sick leave 
October, 1896 ; commanding U. S. steamer " McArthur," April, 1897 ; 
C. S. S. " Gedney," February, 1898 ; commanding U. S. S. " Hornet," April, 
1898, to date. 

William G. Cutler. Born in New York. Entered Naval Academy, 
September 20, 1871; graduated, June 21, 1875; Ensign, July 18, 1876; 
Master, December 1, 1881; Lieutenant (junior grade), March 3, 1883; 
Lieutenant, June 19,1888; " Lackawanna," Pacific Station, 1876-7 ; Euro 
pean Station, 1877-81 ; Coast Survey, 1883-5 : " Dolphin," special service, 
1885-8 ; Naval Academy, 1889-90 ; U. S. S. Yorktown, July, 1892-5 ; U. S. 
S. "Mohican," January, 1895; Assistant Inspector, Second Light-House 
District, July, 1895-7; ordered to U. S. S. "Wilmington," May 1897-8; U. 
S. S. "Yankee," April, 1898, to date. 

Cameron McR. Winslow. Born in District of Columbia. Entered 
Naval Academy, September 20, 1870 ; graduated, June 21, 1875 ; Ensign, 
July 18, 1876 ; Master, December 21, 1881 ; Lieutenant (junior grade), 
March. 3, 1883; Lieutenant, July 1, 1888; "Tennessee," Asiatic Station, 




1887-9 ; special duty, Torpedo Boat, No. 1, 1889-90 ; ordered to the " Alii- 



184 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

ance," April 1893 ; leave of absence, June, 1894; Navy Yard, New York, 
January, 1895 ; ordered to the "Terror," October, 1896; "Nashville," Jan 
uary, 1898, to date. 

Charles Laird. Born and appointed from Ohio. Entered Naval 
Academy, September 22, 1870; graduated, June 21, 1875. Promoted En 
sign, July, 1876; Master, February 1, 1882; Lieutenant (junior grade), 
March 3, 1883 ; Lieutenant, September 28, 1888 ; " Hartford," N. A. Sta 
tion, 1875-7 ; served as Adjutant of Naval Brigade assembled at Washing 
ton during labor riots of July, 1877 ; training-ship " Minnesota," 1877-8 ; 
flag-ship " Richmond," Asiatic Station, 1878-9 ; "Ashuelot," 1879 ; " Palos," 
1879-81 ; in 1881 connected with expedition for the determination of tele 
graphic longitudes in China, Japan, and East Indies ; " Michigan," Great 
Lakes, 1882 ; expedition for determination of telegraphic longitudes on 
East Coast of Mexico, 1883 ; same duty on West Coast of Central and 
South America, 1884; training-ship "Jamestown," 1884-6; training-ship 
"Portsmouth," 1886-7; in charge of Chart Construction, Hydrographic 
Office, 1887-8; expedition for determining telegraphic, longitudes and mag 
netic observations in Mexico and Central America, 1888-9 ; same duty in 
West Indies and Coast of Spanish Main, 1889-90; leave of absence, Novem 
ber 5, 1893, to January, 1894; Bureau of Equipment, January 25, 1894, to 
July, 1896 ; U. S. S. " New York," July 15, 1896 ; January, 1898, U. S. S. 
"Helena" to date. 

Nathaniel R. Usher. Born in Indiana. Entered Naval Academy, 
September 21, 1871 ; graduated, June 21, 1875. Promoted Ensign, July 18, 
1876 ; Master. February 4, 1882 ; Lieutenant (junior grade), March 3, 1883 ; 
Lieutenant, October 31, 1888 ; flag-ship " Tennessee," Asiatic Station, 1875-7 ; 
" Kearsarge," 1877-8 ; " Constellation," 1878 ; receiving-ship " Indepen 
dence," 1878-9 ; "Jamestown," Alaska Station, 1879-81 ; gunnery training- 
ships " Minnesota," " Alarm," and " Passaic," 1882-3 ; training-ship " Sara 
toga," 1883-4 ; Greeley relief-ship " Bear," 1884 ; Bureau of Equipment and 
Kecruiting, Navy Department, 1885 ; " Juniata," cruise around the world, 
1886-9 ; U. S. R. S. " Vermont," 1890-2 ; "Dolphin," special service, April, 
1892, to March, 1894; General Inspector "Ericsson," April 28, 1894, to 
March, 1898; commanding "Ericsson," March, 1898, to date. 

Walter Scott Hughes. Born in Iowa. Entered Naval Academy, 
September 24, 1870 ; graduated, June 21, 1875. Promoted Ensign, July 18, 
1876; Master, February 16, 1882; Lieutenant (junior grade), March, 3, 
1883 ; Lieutenant^ January 15, 1889 ; " Richmond," South Pacific Station, 
1875 ; training-ship " Minnesota," 1877-8 ; " Ticonderoga," special service, 
1878-82; training-ship "Jamestown," 1882-4; training-ship " New Hamp 
shire," 1884-6; Hydrographic Office, 1886-7; Training Squadron, 1887; 
" Quinnebaug," European Station, 1887-9 ; " Galena," North Atlantic Sta 
tion, 1889-90 ; Branch Hydrographic Office, New Orleans, November, 1890, 
to September, 1893; "Thetis," special service, September, 1893, to 1896; 
Branch Hydrographic Office, San Francisco, October, 1896, to April, 1898 ; 
ordered to U. S. S. " Scorpion, April, 1898, to date. 

Fidelio S. Carter. Born in Kentucky. Entered Naval Academy, 
September 29, 1870 ; graduated, June 21, 1875. Promoted Ensign, July 11, 
1876; Master, March 10, 1882; Lieutenant (junior grade), March 3, 1883; 
Lieutenant, February 12, 1889 ; " Frolic," special service, 1875 ; " Marion," 
North Atlantic Station, 1875-7; "Constitution" (training-ship), 1877-9; 
"Tennessee," North Atlantic Station, 1879-80; Coast Survey, 1885-6; 
training-ship "Jamestown," 1886-8; school-ship "St. Mary s," 1889-91; 



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" Adams," November 21, 1891 ; " Albatross," January, 1895, to May, 1895 ; 
U. S. receiving-ship " Independence," May 18, 1895, to November, 1897 ; 
training-ship "Vicksburg," November 23, 1897, to May, 1898; U. S. S. 
"Vermont," May, 1898, to date. 

Frank Friday Fletcher. Born in Iowa. Graduated from Naval 
Academy, June 21, 1875. Promoted Ensign, July, 1876 ; Master, April 1, 
1882; Lieutenant, (junior grade), March 3, 1883; Lieutenant, February 19, 
1889 ; " Tuscarora," deep-sea sounding in Pacific, 1875-6 ; " Lackawanna," 
1877; "Constellation," special service to Paris Exposition, 1878 ; " Ticon- 
deroga," special service with Admiral Schufeldt, 1878-81 ; Hydrographic 
Office, 1882 ; expedition for telegraphic determination of longitudes in Cen 
tral and South America, 18*3-4; " Quinnebaug," European Station, 1884- 
87 ; Bureau of Ordnance, 1887, to December, 1892 ; torpedo-boat " dishing," 
December, 1892, to 1895; ordered to U. S. S. " Maine," September, 1895; 
Torpedo Station, September, 1896-8; Bureau of Ordnance, April, 1898, to 
date. 

Alexander Sharp, Jr. Born in Missouri. Entered Naval Academy, 
June 18, 1870 ; graduated, June 21, 1875. Promoted Ensign, July 18, 1876. 
Master, April 8, 1882. Lieutenant (junior grade), March 3, 1883. Lieu 
tenant, March 15, 1889 ; "Marion," North Atlantic Station, 1875-7 ; train 
ing-ship "Constitution," 1877-9; " Pensacola," Pacific Station, 1880-5; 
Bureau of Navigation, 1885 ; Office of Naval Intelligence, 1885-7 ; " Galena," 
North Atlantic Station, 1887-90; U. S. S. "Philadelphia," June, 1893; 
U. S. S. " Charleston," June, 1893-5; Bureau of Equipment, November, 
1895-7 ; Office Assistant Secretary, March, 1897-8 ; commanding U. S. S. 
" Vixen," April, 1898, to date. 

Harry H. Hosley. Born in New Hampshire. Entered Naval Acad 
emy, September 22, 1871 ; graduated, June 21, 1875. Promoted Ensign, 
July 17, 1875. Master, June 2, 1882. Lieutenant (junior grade), March 3, 
1883. Lieutenant, March 17, 1889; "Tennessee," Asiatic Station, 1875-7; 
" Ticonderoga," special service, 1879-81 ; N. A. Station, 1883-4. "Tennes 
see," N. A. Station, 1884-7; Inspector of Steel, new cruisers, 1887; Naval 
Academy, 1887-90 ; U. S. receiving-ship " Vermont," July, 1893-5 ; U. S. S. 
" Indiana," November, 1895, to January, 1898 ; sick leave, February, 1898 ; 
April, 1898, U. S. receiving-ship "Vermont;" May, 1898, U.S. S. "San 
Francisco," to date. 

Frank E. Beatty. Born iu Missouri. Entered Naval Academy, Sep 
tember 21, 1871 ; graduated, June 21, 1875. Promoted to Ensign, July 18, 
1876 ; Master, June 19, 1882 ; Lieutenant (junior grade), March 3, 1883 ; 
Lieutenant, March 23, 1889; "Lackawanna," Pacific Station, 1875-7; train- 




April, 

1894; ordered to the "Vesuvius," 1894 ; Naval Academy, February, 1895- 
97 ; training ship " Adams," August, 1897 ; U. S. S. Monterey," April, 1898, 
to date. 

Moses Lindley Wood. Born in Missouri. Entered Naval Academy, 
September 21, 1871 ; graduated, June 21, 1875. Promoted Ensign, July 18, 
1876; Master, July 1, 1882; Lieutenant (junior grade), March 3, 1883; 
Lieutenant, March 26, 1889 ; " Hartford," " Wyandotte " and " Pinta," N. A. 
Station, 1875-7 ; u Minnesota," February to May, 1878 ; torpedo instruction, 
in 1878; Coast Survey, 1878-82; "Swatara," N. A. Station, 1883; "Tren- 



186 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

ton," " Monocacy " and " Palos," Asiatic Station, 1883-6 ; ordnance instruc 
tion, January to April, 1887 ; Coast Survey Office, April, 1887, to January, 
1890; " Alliance" and "Palos," Asiatic Station, 1890, to April, 1893; 
Naval Academy, July, 1893; " Newark," N. A. Station, 1896-7; at date, 
U. S. training ship " Mohican." 

John A. Shearman. Born in New York. Entered Naval Academy, 
June 7, 1871 ; graduated, June 21, 1875. Promoted Ensign, September 8, 
1876; Master, November 28, 1882; Lieutenant (junior grade), March 3, 
1883 ; Lieutenant, May 4, 1889 ; " Hartford," North Atlantic Station, 1875 
-7 ; receiving-ship " Passaic," 1877-9 ; " Pensacola," Pacific Station, 1880- 
5; Torpedo Station, 1885-7; "Nipsic," Pacific Station, 1887. Coast Sur 
vey steamer, " Blake," 1893 to 1897 ; ordered to the U. S. receiving-ship 
" Michigan," April, 1897 ; U. S. S. " Katahdin," April, 1898, to date. 

Robert M. Doyle. Born in Tennessee. Appointed to Naval Academy, 
September 21,1870. Midshipman, June 21,1875; Ensign, September 9, 
1876; Master, November 29* 1882; Lieutenant (junior grade), March 3, 
1883; Lieutenant, May 15, 1889; "Marion," N. A. Station, 1875-7; 
training-ship " Minnesota," 1877-9 ; " Vandalia," N. A. Station, 1879-81 ; 
Hydrographic Office, 1881-3 ; " Galena," N. A. Station, 1883-6 ; Naval 
Academy, 1886-9 ; " Baltimore," special service, 1889-93 ; Naval Academy, 
July 13, 1893, to July, 1896; U. S. S. " Texas," July 20, 1896 ; training-ship 
" Alliance," July, 1897, to April, 1898 ; U. S. S. " Dixie," April, 1898, to 
date. 

George M. Stoney. Born in South Carolina. Entered Naval Acad 
emy, September 20, 1870; graduated, September 23, 1875. Promoted 
Ensign, October 9, 1876 ; Lieutenant (junior grade), June 25, 1883 ; Lieu 
tenant, June 27, 1889 ; " Swatara," N. A. Station, 1875-7 ; " Alaska," Pacific 
Station, 1877-9 ; "Tuscarora," surveying in Pacific, 1879-81; " Rodgers," 
special service, 1881-3 ; special duty, 1883-5 ; commanding Alaska Expe 
dition, 1885-6; Branch Hydrographic Office, San Francisco, 1887-8; 
" Charleston." Squadron of Evolution, 1889-90; Navy Yard, Mare Island, 
September, 1892-5 ; U. S.S. "Philadelphia," June, 1895-7 ; Naval Rendez 
vous, San Francisco, October, 1897, to April, 1898; U. S. S. "Prairie," 
April, 1898, to date. 

Frederick W. Coffin. Born in New Hampshire. Entered Naval 
Academy, June 15, 1870 ; graduated, June 21, 1875. Promoted Ensign, 
December 24, 1876 ; Lieutenant (junior grade), July 21, 1883 ; Lieutenant, 
August 4, 1889; "Swatara," N. A. Station, 1875-7; "Adams," Pacific 
Station, 1877-80 ; Coast Survey, 1880-3 ; training-ship "Minnesota," 1883 ; 
" Trenton," Asiatic Station, 1883-6 ; inspector of steel, new cruisers, 1887- 
8; "Lancaster," European Station, 1888-9; inspector of steel, Thurlow, 
Pennsylvania, 1889-91 ; " Bennington," September 29, 1891, to September, 
1894 ; training-ship " Constellation," November 1894, to March 15, 1895 ; 
" Yantic," March 21, 1895 ; " New York," March, 1895, to date. 

Harry M. Hodges. Born in Illinois. Entered Naval Academy, Sep 
tember 29, 1870 ; graduated, June 21, 1875. Promoted Ensign, July 11, 
1877 ; Lieutenant (junior grade), August 23, 1883 ; Lieutenant, September 
9, 1889; "Richmond," South Pacific Station, 1S75-7; training-ship "Con 
stellation," 1877-9; " Wyoming," Europe, 1879-81; " Enterprise," 1882-5 ; 
" Michigan," N. W. Lakes, 1886-7; Training Squadron, 1887; Quinne- 
baug," European Station, 1887-9; training-ship "Portsmouth," 1889-92; 
"Chicago," November 1, 1892, to April, 1895; school-ship " St. Mary s," 
April 25, 1895, to November, 1897 ; "Detroit," November 23, 1897, to date. 



RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 187 

William B. Caperton. Born in Tennessee. Entered Naval Academy, 
Jnne 5, 1871 ; graduated, September 17, 1<S75. Ensign, August 3, 1877 ; 
Lieutenant (junior grade), October 13, 18K3 ; Lieutenant, October 24, 1889; 
" Hartford," " Powhatan," and " Tennessee," N. A. Station, 1875-7 ; train 
ing-ship " Constellation," 1877-9; Coast Survey, 1880-4; " Ossipee " and 
"Trenton," Asiatic Station, 1^84-6; inspector of steel, new cruisers, 18^7- 
90 ; U. S. S. " Vesuvius," October, 1891 ; U. S. S. " Essex," November, 
1891-4 ; leave of absence, November, 1894 ; Office Naval Intelligence and 
War College, February, 1895; U.S. S. "Brooklyn," December, 1896-7; 
U S. S. " Marietta," September, 1897, to date. 

James T. Smith. Appointed from North Carolina. Entered Naval 
Academy, June 5, 1871 ; graduated, June 21, 1875. Projnoted to Ensign, 
November 21, 1877 ; Lieutenant (junior grade), November 16, 18*3 ; " Hart 
ford," North Atlantic Station, 1875-7; "Portsmouth," 1877-9; receiving- 
ship "New Hampshire," 1879-81; " Quinnebaug," European Station, 
1881-4 ; Naval Academy, 1884-8 ; " Pinta " .at Alaska), 1888 ; ordered to 
the " Newark," August, 1893 ; " Detroit," 1894-6 ; Navy Yard, New York, 
November, 1896; U. S. S. " Yosemite," April, 1898, to date. 

Henry C. Gearing. Appointed from Louisiana. Naval Academy, 
June 12,1872; graduated, June 20, 1876; Ensign, November 25, 1877; 
Lieutenant (junior grade), December 11, 1883, " Pensacola," Pacific Sta 
tion, 1876-7; " Tuscarora," Pacific Station, 1877-8; "Marion," Pacific 
Station, 1879-82; Naval Academy, 1883-6; "Essex," Asiatic Station, 
1886-7 ; " Monocacy," Asiatic Station, 1887-9 ; Naval Academy, 1889 ; 
ordered to U. S. S. " Newark," July, 1893-6 ; leave of absence, June, 1896 ; 
Naval Academy, August, 1896 ; ordered to the U. S. S. " Yumuri," April, 
1898. 

Templin M. Potts. Born in District of Columbia. Entered Naval 
Academy, June 6, 1872; graduated, June 20, 1876; "Constitution," 1877; 
Washington, D. C., 1877. Promoted to Ensign, November 25, 1877 ; " Swa- 
tara," 1879; " Palos," 1879-82; special duty, Navy Department, 1883-5. 
Promoted Lieutenant (junior grade), February 9, 1884; steamer "Pensa 
cola," 1885-7 ; Naval Academy, 1888-90 ; leave of absence, October, 1893 ; 
Navy Yard, Washington, May, 1894-6 ; U. S. S. " Massachusetts," June, 
1896, to date. 

William H. Allen. Born in New York. Entered Naval Academy, 
September 26, 1872 ; graduated, June 20, 1876 ; " Essex," 1876-9. Promoted 
Ensign, November 25, 1877 ; C. S. steamer " Endeavor," 1879-83 ; Naval 
Observatory, 1883-7. Promoted Lieutenant (junior grade), July 13, 1884; 
" Trenton," 1887-9 ; " New Hampshire," 1889 ; Library and War Records 
Office, 1889-90. Promoted Lieutenant, March 4, 1890; Naval Academy, 
May, 1893-6 ; " Oregon," June, 1896, to date. 

Burns Tracy Walling. Born in Ohio, February 4, 1855. Entered 
Naval Academy, June 5, 1*72; graduated Midshipman, June 20, 1876; 
" Vandalia," November, 1876, to January, 1879, examined and promoted 
Ensign, in April, 1879, dating from November 26, 1877 ; u Powhatan," 
June, 1879, to June, 1881; "Ranger," October, 1881, to September, 1884 ; 
receiving- ship, " Vermont," February, 1885, to March, 1886 (one month 
detached to ft Despatch ") ; C. S. schooner " Scoresby," April to August, 
1886 ; " Essex," August, 1886, to June, 1887 ; " Brooklyn," June, 1887, to 
August, 1888; "Essex," August, 1888, to May, 1889; "Vermont," July, 
1889, to December, 1889 ; Naval Academy, December, 1889, to 1892 Pro 
moted Lieutenant, April, 1890 ; Kearsarge, December 10, 1892, to March, 



188 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

1894; "Atlanta," April 6, 1894, to September. 1895; U. S. receiving-ship, 
" Vermont," November, 23, 1895, to October, 1896 ; Navy Yard, New York, 
October 15, 1896, to September, 1897 ; Wheeling," September 13, 1897, to 
April, 1898 ; Naval Hospital, Mare Island, April, 1898, to date. 

Clifford J. Boush. Born in Virginia, August 13, 1854 Entered Naval 
Academy, June 5, 1872 ; graduated as Midshipman June 20 1876. Com 
missioned Ensign, December 1, 1877 ; Lieutenant (junior grade), November 
3.1884; " Tennessee," Asiatic Station, 1876-8 ; receiving-ship "Franklin," 
1878-9; "Trenton," European Station, 1880-1; gunnery training-ship 
" Minnesota." Torpedo School, and " Franklin," 1882 ; Fish Commission 
steamer " Albatross," 18*3-5 ; Instructor Naval Academy, 1886-7 ; " Lan 
caster," S. A. Station, 1887, and in same ship on European Station, 1888-9 ; 
ordered to Bureau of Ordnance, September, 1889, to October, 1892. Pro 
moted to Lieutenant, July 31, 1890 ; " Yorktown," Special Service Squadron, 
October, 1892; the "Ranger," 1894; Naval Academy, September, 1895; 
" Annapolis." July, 1897, to date. 

James H. Sears. Appointed from New York. Entered Naval Acad 
emy, September 20, 1871 ; graduated, June 20, 1876. Ensign, December 11, 
1877 ; Lieutenant (junior grade), December 2, 1884; Asiatic Station, 1875 ; 
"Kearsarge," North Atlantic Station, 1879-80; Naval Academy, 1881; 
training-ship " Portsmouth," 1882-4 ; Naval Observatory, 1885 ; nautical 
school-ship " St. Mary s," 1886-8 ; steamer " Baltimore," 1889 to August, 
1892. Promoted Lieutenant, September 20, 1890; War College, October, 
1892, to November, 1893; leave of absence, November, 1893-4; C. S. S. 
"Patterson," March, 1894; C. S. S. "McArthur," April, 1894-7; Naval 
Home, May, 1897, to April, 1898 ; U. S. S. " Brooklyn," April, 1898, to date. 

Edward D. Bostwick. Born in South Carolina. Entered Naval 
Academy, September 24, 1870 ; graduated, June 21, 1875. Promoted Ensign, 
September 21, 1876 ; Master, June 9, 1883 ; Lieutenant (junior grade), March 
3, 1883 ; Lieutenant, May 15, 1889 ; " Frolic," special service, 1875 ; " Hart 
ford," North Atlantic Station, 1875-7 ; " Constitution," training-ship, 1877-9 ; 
Asiatic Station, 1879-82 ; Hydrographic Office, 1882-4 ; Artillery School, 
Fort Monroe, 1884-5; "Adams," Pacific Station, 1885-9; Navy Yard, 
Washington, 1889 ; ordered to the " Ranger," April, 1892-4 ; waiting orders, 
December, 1894; training-ship "Alliance," January, 1895; "Lancaster," 
1896 ; " Newark," 1896 ; ordered U. S. R. S. " Franklin," December, 1896 ; 
U. S. S. "Machias," April, 1898, to date. 

Abraham K. Culver. Appointed a Cadet Midshipman, June 6, 1872 ; 
graduated, June 20, 1876 ; " Trenton," European Station, 1877-8 ; " Marion," 
1879. Promoted Ensign, December 14, 1877 ; " Powhatan," N. A. Station, 
1879-82 ; Naval Academy, 1882-5, making cruise in " Constellation," summer 
of 1884 Promoted Lieutenant (junior grade), December 26, 1884-6, taking 
course at the Sarbonne, Paris ; training-ship " Jamestown," September 1, 1886 ; 
March, 1888, to September, 1888, " Monongahela ;" transferred to "Vanda- 
lia," January, 1889 ; was on board her at time of wreck ; May 23, 1889, to 
September 5, 1889, " Iroquois ; " January 10, 1890, ordnance duty, Navy 
Yard, Washington. Promoted Lieutenant, October 15, 1890 ; April, 1893, 
ordered to " Baltimore," Asiatic Station, to 1896 ; Bureau of Ordnance May, 
1896-8; U. S. S. "Mayflower," April, 1898, to date. 

Henry T. Mayo. Born in Vermont. Entered Naval Academy, June 
13, 1872; graduated, June 20, 1876; "Tennessee," 1877-8. Promoted to 
Ensign, February 26, 1878; C. S. schooner "Earnest," 1879-82; C. S. 
schooner "Eagre," 1882; "Yantic," 1882-5; Naval Observatory, 1885; C. 



RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 189 

S. schooner " Earnest," 1886-9 ; training-ship " Jamestown," 1889-92 ; B. 
H. O., at Port Townsend, Washington, from December 1, 1892-5 ; U. S. S. 
" Bennington," May, 1895, to date. 

Charles Custis Rogers. Born in Virginia. Entered Naval Academy, 
June 7, 1872 ; graduated, June 20, 1876 ; " Plymouth," 1876-7 ; " Monon- 
gahela," 1877-9. Promoted Ensign, April 26, 1878 ; " Vandalia," 1879-82 ; 
special duty, Bureau Navigation, 1882-3; Fogg School, Nashville, Tenn., 
1884-6. Promoted Lieutenant (junior grade), June 2, 1885; "Swatara," 
1886 ; " Galena," 1886 ; "Pensacola, 1888 ; " Yantic," 1889 ; Office Naval 
Intelligence, 1889 to April, 1892. Promoted to Lieutenant, January 27, 
1891 ; leave of absence on account of ill health, April, 1892, to July, 1893 ; 
" Detroit," S. A. Station, July, 1893, to March, 1894 ; Asiatic Station thence 
to August, 1896 ; Naval Academy, Sept., 1896-8 ; "Resolute," April, 1898. 

John Thomas Newton. Born in Florida. Entered Naval Academy, 
October 14, 1872 ; graduated, June 20, 1876; " Kearsarge," 1876-7 ; "Ten 
nessee," 1877-8. Promoted to Ensign, May 9, 1878 ; receiving-ship " Frank 
lin," 1879; "Trenton," 1879-80; "Wyoming," 1880-1; Torpedo Station, 
1881-2 ; Coast Survey steamer " Endeavor," 1882 ; " Blake," 1882-3 ; 
" Yantic," 1883-5. Promoted to Lieutenant (junior grade), June 16, 1885 ; 
receiving-ship " Vermont," 1885-6 ; "Atlanta," 1886-7 ; inspector of steel, 
new cruisers, 1887-8 ; Office Naval Intelligence, 1888-90 ; " Essex," S. A. 
Station, April, 1890, to April, 1893 Promoted to Lieutenant, February 15, 
1891; leave of absence, April, 1893, to July, 1893; training-ship " Rich- 
mond," July, 1893, to August, 1894 ; " Texas," August 15, 1895 ; " Mont 
gomery," December, 1895 ; " Newport," October, 1897, to date. 

Waldemar d Arcy Rose. Born in New Jersey. Entered June 5, 
1872; graduated, June, 1876; U. S. S. "Pensacola," July, 1876, to Febru 
ary, 1877 ; transferred to " Omaha," February, 1877, to August, 1877 ; trans 
ferred to " Pensacola," August, 1877, to November, 1877 ; U. S. S. " Ports 
mouth," November, 1877, to February, 1879. Promoted Ensign, July 12, 
1878 ; on Magnetic Survey of U. S. S. " Hassler," in Pacific Ocean, May, 
1879, to October, 1881; U. S S "Colorado," November, 1881, to March, 
1882; U. S S. "Pinta," March, 1882-3; U. S. S. "Alliance," 1883-6; 
Marine Battalion at Panama under Colonel Hey wood, 1886 ; Navy Yard, 
Mare Island, 1886 ; Board of Inspection and Hydrographic Office, San Fran 
cisco, 1887-8 ; U. S. S. " Monongahela," 1888-90; U. S. S. " Yantic," blow 
ing up wrecks, 1890, to September, 1891 ; U. S. S. " Independence," 1892 ; 
U. S. S. " Nipsic," 1893; U. S. S. " Independence," 1893, to June, 1894; 
"Monterey," June 4, 1894; "Olympia," July, 1895, to October, 1895 ; sick 
leave, October 25, 1895; " Yorktown," May 7,1896; " Monocacy," July, 
1897, to October, 1897 ; Naval Proving Ground, December, 1897, to date. 
Lieutenant (junior grade), August, 1885 ; Lieutenant^ May, 1891. 

Charles Fremont Pond. Born in Connecticut. Entered Naval 
Academy, June 12, 1872; graduated, June 20, 1876; " Tuscarora," 1877-8. 
Promoted to Ensign, Jul/22, 1878 ; C. S. steamer " Hassler," 1879-83 ; 
Hydrographic Office, 1883-4; "Hartford," 1884; " Wachusett," 1884-5. 
Promoted Lieutenant (junior grade), October 2, 1885 ; Naval Department, 
Navy Yard, Mare Island, 1885 ; C. S. S. " Hassler," 1885 ; Naval Depart 
ment, Navy Yard, Mare Island, 1886-7; "Ranger," 1887-90. Promoted 
to Lieutenant, May 19, 1891 ; Navy Yard, Mare Island, December, 1890-4 ; 
ordered to the " Alert," April, 1894 ; Navy Yard, New York, June, 1897 ; 
ordered to the U. S. S. "Venezuela," April, 1898; U. S. S. " Panther," 
May, 1898, to date. 



190 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

Walter McLean. Born in New Jersey. Entered Naval Academy, 
June 6, 1872 ; graduated, June 20, 1876 ; New York, 1877. Promoted 
Ensign, October 23, 1878 ; " Monocacy," 1879-82 ; Experimental Battery, 
Annapolis, Md., 1883-4; C. S. steamer "Patterson," 1884-5. Promoted 
Lieutenant (junior grade), December 1, 1885; receiving-ship "Vermont," 
1885-6; "Despatch," 1886-9; "Yantic," South Atlantic Station, July, 

1890, to March, 1893. Promoted to Lieutenant, May 20, 1891 ; leave of 
absence, May, 1893, to August, 1893 ; Coast Survey Office, August, 1893, to 
November, 1895 ; " Boston," November 18, 1895 ; " Monocacy," January, 
1898, to date. . 

Washington Irving Chambers. Born in New York. Entered Naval 
Academy, June 5, 1871; graduated, June 20, 1876; " Pensacola," 1876; 
"Portsmouth," 1877. Promoted Ensign, November 30, 1878; "Marion," 
1879-82 ; special duty, Bureau of Navigation, 1883-4 ; Greely Relief 
steamers " Thetis " and " Loch Garry," 1884 ; special survey of Nicaragua 
Canal, December, 1884, to June, 1885. Promoted Lieutenant (junior grade), 
December 31, 1885; Office Naval Intelligence, 1885-8; Navy Yard, New 
York, 1888-9 ; " Petrel," December, 1889, to July, 1891 ; "Atlanta," July, 

1891, to November, 1892 ; War College, November, 1892, to November, 
1893 ; leave of absence, November, 1893-4 ; inspector of armor, March, 
18 .)4 ; ordered to the "Minneapolis," July, 1895; recorder of Armor Board, 
August, 1897 ; torpedo station, February, 1898, to date. 

James Clarkson Gillmore. Born in Pennsylvania (Phila.). Entered 
U. S. Naval Academy, September 20, 1871 ; graduated, June 20, 1876 
(Midshipman) ; U. S. flagship " Hartford," North Atlantic Station, 1876-77 ; 
U. S. S. " Monongahela," Asiatic Station, 1877-79 Came home on 
" Alert," 1879, for promotion to Ensign. Promoted Ensign, January 13, 
1879 ; U. S. S. " Jamestown," Alaska, to protect population from Indians, 
1879-81 ; U. S. S. " Iroquois," Pacific Station, and Australia, 1882-85, and 
at the Isthmus of Panama during our occupation ; Library Navy Depart 
ment, 1885-87. Promoted Lieutenant (junior grade), January 17, 1886 ; 
Torpedo Station and War College, 1887 ; U. S. S " Marion," 1887-90, Asiatic 
Station ; Compass Office, Navy Department, July, 1890, to March, 1893. 
Promoted Lieutenant, June 30, 1891 ; March 3, 1893, to July, 1893, U. S.S. 
" Bancroft," Review Fleet; July, 1883, to February, 1894, U S. S. " Ma- 
chias," North Atlantic Station ; February, 1894, to September, 1894, U. S. S. 
" Vesuvius," wrecking duty off coast. September, 1894, to February, 1897, 
U. S. S. "Machias," Asiatic Station. Detached from " Machias " at Ban- 
kok Siam, by telegraph, February, 1897, and home in U. S. S. " Detroit," 
via Europe. June 1897, to present time, U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey 
Office. 

Benjamin Tappan. Born in Louisiana. Entered Naval Academy, 
September 21, 1871 ; graduated, June 20, 1876; "Tennessee," 1877. Pro 
moted Ensign, February 8, 1879 ; Master, 1879-81 ; receiving-ship " New 
Hampshire," 1882. Promoted Lieutenant (junior grade), January, 1886-7 ; 
Office Naval Intelligence, 1888 to February, 1891. Promoted to Lieutenant, 
August 2, 1891 ; " Miantonomah," N. A. Station, February 1891, to Novem 
ber, 1894; leave of absence, November 24, 1894; Navy Yard, New York, 
February 27, 1895, to November, 1896 ; " Amphitrite," November 23, 1896 ; 
" Raleigh," July, 1897, to date. 

Charles Augustus Gove. Born in New Hampshire. Entered Naval 
Academy, June 5, 1871, "at large ;" graduated, June 20, 1876; " Pensa 
cola," 1876-7 ; "Portsmouth," 1877-8; " Powhatan," 1878; "Plymouth," 



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1878 ; on the staff of Rear- Admiral Trenchard ; " Wabasli," 1878-9. Pro 
moted Ensign, March 29, 1879 ; " Wachusett," 1897 ; " Lackawanna," 1880- 
82 ; " Wabash," 1882 ; special duty, 1883 ; "Trenton," 1883-4 ; " Enterprise," 
1884-5; "Trenton," 1885-6. Promoted Lieutenant (junior grade), March 
4, 1886; Hydrographic Office, 1887; Branch Hydrographic Office, 1887; 
C. S. S. "McArthur," 1888 ; C. S. S. " Hassler," 1888-91 ; Naval Academy, 
1891, to 1894. Promoted Lieutenant, August 4, 1891 ; " Cincinnati," 1894 
to 1897 ; Naval Academy, October 1897-8 ; U. S. S. " Topeka," May, 1898. 

DeWitt Coffman. Born in Virginia. Entered Naval Academy June 
6, 1872 ; graduated, June 20, 1876 ; flag-ship " Pensacola," Pacific Station, 
November, 1876, until October, 1877 ; " Portsmouth " (around the Horn), 
October, 1877, until March, 1879. Promoted to Ensign, July, 1879; U. S. 
receiving-ship " Franklin," June until October, 1879 ; " Constellation," 1879 ; 
flag-ship " Trenton," European Station, December, 1879, until November, 
1881 ; U. S. receiving-ship "Colorado," December, 1881, until May, 1882; 
Fish Commission, May until November, 1882 ; training-ship " New Hamp 
shire," January until September. 1883 ; U. S receiving-ship " Franklin," 
September, 1883, until January, 18^4 ; " Yantic," 1884-5. Promoted to 
Lieutenant (junior grade), April 19, 1886; Coast Survey steamer "Carlisle 
P. Patterson," S. E. Alaskan Survey ; member of party season of 1886 ; 
Executive Officer of the " Patterson," season of 1887 ; Hydrographic Office, 
1887-90 ; flag-ship " Pensacola," South Atlantic and South Pacific Stations 
(during the Chilian war), September, 1890, until April, 1892. Promoted to 
Lieutenant (senior grade), September 27, 1891; "Adams," Behring Sea, 
during Seals Island patrol, 1892, until January, 1893 ; commanded (as 
prize master) the sealing schooner " Mountain Chief," captured in Behring 
Sea and taken into Unalaska, where she was turned over to the authorities ; 
remained in Behring Sea until December, 1892; U. S. S. "Boston," at 
Honolulu, January until July, 1893 ; commanded a company of the landing 
party from the u Boston," when the Provisional Government took charge of 
the Sandwich Islands; Naval Academy, 1893-6; U.S. S. "Texas," North 
Atlantic, July until November, 1896; U. S. S. "Columbia," November, 
1896, until July, 1897 ; U. S. monitor " Puritan," July, 1897, and now at 
Key West. 

William Gangmere Hannum. Born in Pennsylvania. Entered 
Naval Academy, September 23, 1872 ; graduated, June 20, 1876 ; " Essex," 
1877. Promoted to Ensign, August 2, 1879; receiving-ship "St. Louis," 
1879-81; C. S. S. "Endeavor," 1881 ; " Enterprise," 1881-3 ; "Monocacy," 
1883; "Enterprise," 1884; receiving-ship "Franklin," 1885; receiving- 
ship "Vermont," 1885. Promoted to Lieutenant (junior grade), May 6, 
1886 ; C. S. schooner " Palinurus," 1886 ; receiving-ship " New Hampshire," 
1887; "Ranger," 1887; "Adams," 1888; "Mohican," 1888-90; waiting 
orders, December, 1890, to February, 1891 ; Inspector of Steel. February, 
1891, to September, 1892. Promoted to Lieutenant, October 2, 1891 ; Navy 
Yard, New York, September, 1892, to September 1893 ; "Adams," Pacific 
Station, September, 1893, to 1895 ; U. S. S. " Yorktown," January, 1895-6 ; 
leave of absence, November, 1896; New York Navy Yard, February, 1897-8 ; 
April, 1898, U. S. S. " Wilmington," to date. 

Richard Henderson. Bora in North Carolina. Entered Naval 
Academy, September 25, 1872; graduated, June 20, 1876; "Essex," 1877; 
"Nipsic," 1879-82. Promoted Ensign, July 1, 1878; " Shenandoah," 
1883-6. Promoted Lieutenant, (junior grade), May 13, 1886; Torpedo 
Station, 1887 ; assistant to Light-House Inspector, 1888 ; Instructor Ord : 



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nance, Navy Yard, Washington, 1889-90; "Alliance," Asiatic Station, 
January, 1890, to April, 1893. Promoted to Lieutenant, November 5, 1891 ; 
leave absence, April, 1893, to January, 1894; N. C. College, Raleigh, N.C., 
January 6, 1894, to December, 1895 ; " Indiana," December 2, 1895, to date. 

Thomas Dillard Griffin. Born in Virginia. Entered Naval Acad 
emy, September 20, 1872; graduated, June 20, 1876; "Essex," 1877-8. 
Promoted Ensign, November 1, 1879; " Nipsic," 1879-82; C. S. schooner 
" Palinurus," 1883 ; C. S. schooner " Eagre," 1883 ; C. S. steamer "Bache," 
1884; C. S. schooner "Ready," 1884; C. S. S. "Blake," 1885-6. Promoted 
Lieutenant (junior grade), May 19, 1886; "Galena," 1886-9; Bureau of 
Navigation, 1889, to March, 1893. Promoted Lieutenant, November 20, 
1891 ; " Charleston," Pacific Station, March, 1893, to January, 1896 ; U. S. 
S. " Petrel," January, 1896, to May, 1896; leave of absence, May, 1896, to 
September, 1896 ; Bureau of Equipment, September, 1896, to February, 
1898 ; U. S. S. "Brooklyn," February, 1898, to date. 

Henry Minett. Born in Kentucky. Entered Naval Academy, June 8, 
1872; graduated June 20, 1876; "Swatara," 1877-8. Promoted Ensign, 
November 1, 1870; "Jamestown," 1879-81; training-ship "New Hamp 
shire," 1882; "Hartford," 1882-3; " Lacka wanna," 1883-4; Torpedo 
Station, 1885-6. Promoted Lieutenant (junior grade), May 23, 1886; 
receiving-ship "Minnesota," 1886-7; "Omaha," 1888, to September, 1891 ; 
receiving-ship " Vermont," September, 1891. Promoted Lieutenant, Decem 
ber 11, 1891; " Marblehead," April, 1894-7; U. S. receiving-ship " Wa- 
bash," April, 1897, to April, 1898; commanding U. S. S. "Viking," May, 
1898, to date. 

Richard Thomas Mulligan. Born in New York. Entered Naval 
Academy, June 5, 1871 ; graduated, June 20, 1876; "Powhatan," 1877-8. 
Promoted Ensign, January 2, 1880; "Trenton," 1879-81; Navy Yard, 
New York, 1881-2; "Tennessee," 1882-6. Promoted Lieutenant (junior 
grade), May 23, 1886; Signal Office, 1886-7; "Enterprise," 1887-90; 
"Despatch," special service, December, 1890, to November, 1891 ; Bureau 
of Navigation, December, 1891-6; U. S. S. "New York," June, 1896, to 
date. Promoted Lieutenant, December 16, 1891. 

William Braunersreuther. Born in Illinois. Entered Naval Acad 
emy, September 23, 1871 ; graduated, September, 23, 1876 ; "Portsmouth," 
1877-9; training-ship "Minnesota," 1879-80. Received thanks of Depart 
ment and medal from American Humane Society for saving the life of a 
citizen in Thames River, April 1, 1880. Promoted Ensign, January 22, 
1880 ; C. S. S " Me Arthur," 1881 ; " Wyoming," 1882 ; commanding Naval 
Station, Port Royal, S. C., 1883-6 ; special duty, Port Royal, S. C., 1883-6. 
Promoted Lieutenant (junior grade), June 26, 1886; "Alliance," 1886-9; 
Linsly Institute, West Virginia, 1889, to July, 1893. Promoted Lieutenant, 
January 10, 1892; "Thetis," special service, July, 1893, to May, 1896; 
Recorder of Board of Labor, Navy Yard, Mare Island, May, 1896, to Sep 
tember, 1897 ; " Baltimore," to January 4, 1898 ; then back to Navy Yard, 
Mare Island, to resume former duties; U S. S. " Charleston," May, 1898. 

Francis Rowland Sherman. Born in Michigan. Entered Naval 
Academy, September 20, 1871; graduated, June 20, 1876; "Tennessee," 
1876-9 ; " Passaic," 1879-80. Promoted Ensign, February 24, 1880 ; " Pen- 
sacola," 1880-2; C. S. schooner "Silliman," 1882-3, "Palinurus," 1883; 
"Eagre," 1884-5; commanded "Eagre," 1884-5. Promoted Lieutenant 
(junior grade), July 1, 1886 ; " Tallapoosa," 1886-9 ; " Kearsarge," 1889 ; in 
charge branch Hydrographic Office, Savannah, Ga., 1889, to August, 1892 ; 



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"Monterey," Pacific Station, August, 1892, to 1894; U. S. S. "Ranger," 
July, 1894-5; "Mohican," January, 1895; " Olympia," July, 1895-8; 
" Machias," January, 1898 ; commanding U. S. S. " Passaic," to date. Pro 
moted to Lieutenant, April 3, 1892, 

William Stetson Hogg. Born in District of Columbia. Entered 
Naval Academy, September 24, 1872 ; graduated, June 20, 1876 ; " Vanda- 
lia," 1877-9 ; "Alarm," 1879. Promoted Ensign, March 10, 1880 ; receiving- 
ship "Colorado," 1881; "Jamestown," 1882-3; " Alarm," 1883-4 ; Naval 
Observatory, 1885 ; Fish Commission steamer " Albatross," 1886-7. Pro 
moted Lieutenant (junior grade), August 5, 1886; "Marion," 1887-90; 
Navy Yard, League Island, August, 1890, to December, 1892 ; receiving-ship 
" St. Louis," December, 1892, to June, 1893. Promoted to Lieutenant, May 
5, 1892 ; " Concord," Asiatic Station, June, 1893, to June, 1896 ; leave of 
absence, June, 1896, to August, 1896 ; Office of Naval Intelligence, August, 
1896, to April, 1898 ; U. S. S. " Miantonomah," April, 1898, to date. 

William Freeland Fullam. Born in New York State, 1855. En 
tered Naval Academy, September 24, 1873 ; graduated No. 1 in his class, 
June, 1877; "Marion" and "Trenton," European Station, 1877-79 ; final 
graduation, June, 1879; Midshipman, 1879-80; "Swatara," China Station, 
1879-82. Promoted Ensign, March 13, 1880 ; Naval Academy, Department 
of Applied Mathematics, and in charge Battalion of Infantry, 1883-7 ; prac 
tice-ship " Dale," 1883 ; practice-ship " Constellation," 1886. Promoted 
Lieutenant, (junior grade), October 7, 1886 ; " Boston," 1887-9 ; " Vesuvius," 
1889; " Yorktown," Squadron of Evolution, 1889-90; "Chicago," Squadron 
of Evolution, 1890 ; Naval Academy, Department of Ordnance and Gun 
nery, and in charge Battalion of Infantry, 1891-4. Promoted Lieutenant, 
May 28, 1892; " Kaleigh," North Atlantic Squadron of Evolution, 1894-7 ; 
"Amphitrite," North Atlantic Station, 1897 ; Naval Academy, Departments 
of Physics and Discipline, 1897-8 ; U. S. S. " New Orleans," May, 1898. 

Horace Mark Witzel. Born in Wisconsin. Entered Naval Academy, 
June 5, 1873; graduated, June 18, 1879; "Hartford," 1877-9; "Tennes 
see," 1879-82. Promoted Ensign, March 18, 1880 ; C. S. S. " Bache," 1882 ; 
C. S. S. "Gedney," 1883; special duty, Smithsonian Institution, 1883-5; 
" Vandalia," 1886-9. Promoted Lieutenant (junior grade), November 9, 
1886 ; Hydrographic Office, 1889 to June, 1892. Promoted to Lieutenant, 
May 29, 1892. Training-ship " Portsmouth," June, 1892, to January, 1895 ; 
Intelligence Office, March 1895, to December, 1896 ; Cramp s Ship Yard, 
as Inspector of Ordnance, December, 1896, to June, 1897 ; " Iowa," June, 
1897, to date. 

Albert Gustav Winterhalter. Born in Detroit, Michigan, October 
5, 1856. Appointed from First Congressional District of Michigan. Entered 
Naval Academy as Cadet Midshipman, September 24, 1873. Midshipman, 
June 18, 1879. Ensign, July 10, 1880. Lieutenant (junior grade), Decem 
ber 14, 1886. Lieutenant, June 30, 1892. "Swatara" and "Powhatan," 
North Atlantic Station, September, 1877, to May, 1879 ; " Constitution " 
and " Jamestown," training service, July, 1881, to November, 1884 ; U. S. 
Naval Observatory, January, 1885, to November, 1889 ; United States 
delegate to the International Astrophotographic Congress at Paris, France, 
April, 1887 ; visited, under orders of Navy Department, the principal obser 
vatories of Europe, March to November, 1887, and rendered a report pub 
lished as Appendix III. of the Naval Observatory volume for 1885 ; " York- 
town," Squadron of Evolution, November, 1889, to October, 1891 ; Valpa 
raiso, Chili, November, 1891, to January, 1892 ; and Behring Sea, April to 

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194 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

October, 1892 ; Naval Observatory, January to December, 1893 ; and in 
charge of Naval Observatory Exhibit at World s Fair, Chicago, April to 
November, 1893 ; Bureau of Equipment, December, 1893, to July, 1895 ; 
organized present system of classification and regulation of ships libraries ; 
"Bennington," August, 1895, "Philadelphia," May, 1896; "Baltimore," 
October, 1897 ; " Bennington," March, 1898, all on Pacific Station. 

John Madison Orchard. Appointed from Missouri. Entered Naval 
Academy, June 11, 1873 ; graduated, June 18, 1879 ; Ensign, July 11, 1880 ; 
Lieutenant (junior grade), January 26, 1887 ; training-ship " Constitution," 
1878 ; " Tennessee," N A. Station, 1879-81 ; C. S. steamer, " Bache," 1882- 
84 ; " Yantic," N. A. Station, 18&5-7 ; Naval Academy, 1887, to August, 
1891. Promoted to Lieutenant, July 1, 1892. "Petrel," Asiatic Station, 
August, 1891 ; IT. S. S. " Monocacy " to 1894; Naval Academy, November, 
1894-97 ; U. S. S. "Iowa," July, 1897, to date. 

John Newell Jordan. Born in Maine. Entered Naval Academy, 
June 5, 1873; graduated, June 18, 1879; "Tennessee," 1879-81. Pro 
moted Ensign, October 11, 1880; C. S. schooner " Earnest," 1881-3 ; C. S. 
steamer " McArthur," 1884 ; C. S. schooner " Earnest," 1885 ; " Tallapoosa," 
1886-7. Promoted Lieutenant (junior grade), March 1, 1887 ; " Kearsarge," 
1888 ; C. S. schooner " Earnest," 1889, to October 1891. Promoted to Lieu 
tenant, July 1, 1892. Inspector of Steel, October, 1891, to February, 1895 ; 
U. S. S. " Amphitrite," training-ship "Essex," February, 1895, to April, 
1898; Torpedo Station, Newport, April, 1898, to date. 

Augustus Francis Fechteler. Born in Prussia. Entered Naval 
Academy, June 5, 1873; graduated, June 18, 1879; " Shenandoah," 
1879-82 Promoted Ensign, November 23, 1880 ; C. S. schooner " Drift," 
1882-3 ; commanding C. S. schooner " Ready," 1884 ; Executive Officer, C. 
S. steamer "Blake," 1885; training-ship "Jamestown," 1885; "Essex," 
1886-8. Promoted Lieutenant (junior grade), March 6, 1887 ; Bureau of 
Navigation, 1889-90 ; Office of Naval Intelligence, November, 1890, to 
February, 1892. Promoted to Lieutenant, July 21, 1892 ; Fish Commission 
steamer, " Albatross," February, 1892, to October, 1894 ; charge Branch 
Hydrographic Office, San Francisco, October, 1894, to September, 1896 ; 
U. S. S. " Monterey," September, 1896, to date. 

Thomas Mason Brumby. Born in Georgia. Entered Naval Acad 
emy, September 25, 1873 ; graduated, June 18, 1879 ; " Tennessee," 1879-81. 
Promoted Ensign, November 26, 1880 ; receiving-ship " Franklin," 1881 ; 
"Jamestown," 1882; C. S. S. "Gedney," 1882-5; " Vandalia," 1886-9. 
Promoted Lieutenant (junior grade), April 21, 1887 ; receiving-ship " Ver 
mont," December, 1890, to April, 1891; school-ship "St. Mary s," April, 
1891, to January, 1893. Promoted to Lieutenant, August 24, 1892 ; waiting 
orders, January, 1893, to August, 1893 ; " New York," S. A. Station, August, 
1893, to 1896 ; leave of absence, July, 1896 ; U. S. receiving-ship " Vermont," 
October, 1896; Naval Observatory and War College, September, 1897; 
" Olympia," January, 1898, to date. 

Edward Everett Wright. Born in Massachusetts. Entered Naval 
Academy, September 20, 1873 ; graduated, June 18, 1879 ; " Swatara," 
1879-82. Promoted Ensign, January 1, 1881 ; training-ship " New Hamp 
shire," 1883-4; C. S. S. "Palinurus," 1885; C. S. S "Bache," 1885-7. 
Promoted Lieutenant (junior grade), May 21, 1887; training-ship "Sara 
toga," 1887; "Swatara," 1887; "Yantic," 1887-90; Navy Yard, Boston, 
August, 1890, to July, 1893. Promoted to Lieutenant, December 4, 1892 ; 
" Newark," S. A. Station, July, 1893, to 1896 ; U. S. receiving-ship "jWabash," 



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October, 1896 ; Navy Yard, Boston, and War College, April, 1897-8 ; April, 
1898, U. 8. S. "Minneapolis," to date. 

Albert Gleaves. Born in Tennessee, January 1, 1858. Appointed 
from State at large, June 13, 1873, as Cadet Midshipman ; was graduated 
from Naval Academy, June 20, 1877 ; ordered to U. S. S. "Hartford," flag 
ship South Atlantic Squadron, August 23, 1877 ; detached from " Hartford " 
at Rio de Janeiro, October 6, 1878, and permitted to return to United States, 
on leave until March, 1879 ; U. S. S. " Plymouth," North Atlantic Squadron, 
March to May, 1879. Appointed Midshipman, July, 1879 ; October, 1879, 
to February, 1883, U. S. S. "Nipsic," European Squadron. Commissioned 
Ensign, January 1, 1881 ; from September, 1883, to May, 1884, U. S. S. 
" Trenton," en route to Asiatic Station ; May, 1884, to M$*y, 1886, U. S. S. 
" Monocacy," coast of China ; May to September, 1886, U. S. S. " Trenton," 
en route to United States ; November, 1886, to February, 1887, ordnance 
duty, Washington Navy Yard; February, 1887, to October, 1889, Naval 
Ordnance proving ground ; U. S. despatch vessel "Dolphin," coast of Hayti, 
November, 1889, to May, 1891. Commissioned Lieutenant (junior grade), 
May 26, 1887; "Boston," Pacific Station, May, 1891, to December, 1892. 
Promoted to Lieutenant, January 9, 1893 ; ordnance duty, Navy Yard, 
Washington, March, 1893, to August, 1895; U. S. battleship " Texas," 
August, 1895, to January, 1896; U. S. monitor "Monadnock," Pacific 
Station, February, 1896, to July, 1896 ; when the " Texas," was re-commis 
sioned in July, 1896, rejoined her at Norfolk ; May, 1897, ordered to com 
mand torpedo boat "Gushing," and until October, 1897, was engaged in 
Experimental torpedo work in Narragansett Bay; October, 1897, "dishing," 
joined Torpedo Boat Flotilla organized for the purpose of coast-cruising ; 
February 11, 1897, was ordered to Havana in the "Gushing;" afterwards 
with the Fleet at Key West. 

James Philips Parker. Born in North Carolina, September 25, 1855. 
Entered Naval Academy, June 5, 1873 ; graduated, June, 1877 ; served on 
board flag-ship " Hartford," South Atlantic, 1877-9, graduating finally in 
1879; served on U. S. S. "Swatara," Asiatic Station, 1879-82. Promoted 
Ensign, January 10, 1881 ; surveying duty, Atlantic Coast, on C. S. S. 
" Endeavor," 1883 ; on C. S. S. " Bache," 1883-4, and on U. S. S " Ranger," 
Pacific Coast, 1884-7. Promoted Lieutenant (junior grade), June 30, 1887 ; 
in charge Branch Hydrographic Office, Baltimore, 1887-90; "Alert," 
Behring Sea and Asiatic Station, October, 1890, to October, 1893. Promoted 
to Lieutenant, January 25, 1893 ; Naval Academy, October, 1893-6 ; U. S. 
S. " New York," July, 1896 ; " Monadnock," August, 1896-7 ; Superintend 
ent New York Harbor, April, 1897-8 ; April, 1898, U. S. S. " Monadnock," 
to date. 

Benjamin Ward Hodges. Born in Mississippi. Entered Naval 
Academy, September, 23, 1873; graduated, June 18, 1879; "Swatara," 
1879-82. Promoted Ensign, February 24, 1881 ; " New Hampshire," 1883 ; 
"Ossipee," 1884-7. Promoted Lieutenant (junior grade), June 30, 1887; 
Naval Observatory, 1887-90; " Pinta," special service, October, 1890, to 
October, 1892; receiving-ship "Dale," November, 1892-5. Promoted to 
Lieutenant, February 7, 1894 ; Naval Observatory, January, 1895 ; U. S. S. 
" Boston," December, 1895-7 ; U. S. S. " Monocacy," July, 1897, to date. 

Herbert Omar Dunn. Born in Westerly, R. I. Entered Naval Acad 
emy, June 6, 1873, as Cadet Midshipman; graduated, June 18, 1879, as 
Midshipman; from 1877-79, the part of the academic course at sea was on 
the " Hartford," in the South Atlantic ; from 1879-81, on the " Minnesota," 



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North Atlantic. Promoted to Ensign, March 12, 1881, and spent six months 
on leave in Paris, studying the language ; " Iroquois," in 1882, North and 
South Pacific ; " Essex," 1882, and " Palos," 1882-5, on the China Station ; 
" Juniata," 1885-6, returning home by way of Africa ; while on the " Palos," 
held the positions of Executive Officer and Navigator, also Acting Chief 
Engineer ; Bureau of Equipment and Recruiting, 1886-9, as assistant to 
Chief of Bureau. Promoted to Lieutenant (junior grade), July 1, 1887 ; 
invented the new cast-steel patent anchor known as the " Dunn Anchor," in 
1889, now used in the service; Torpedo School, 1889; "Baltimore," 1889 to 
August, 1892; charge Branch Hydrographic Office, Baltimore, December, 
1892, to September, 1895. Promoted to Lieutenant, February 17, 1893; 
served on " Lancaster," from 1895, to December, 1897, on South Atlantic 
Station, and when that ship was put out of commission was transferred to the 
double-turreted monitor "Terror" on the North, Atlantic Station. 

Arthur Wright Dodd. Born in Indiana. Entered Naval Academy, 
June 6, 1873 ; graduated, June 18, 1879; " Constitution," 1879-80. Pro 
moted Ensign, March 29, 1881 ; R. S. " Passaic," 1881 ; " Ranger," 1881-4 ; 
C. S. S. " Eagre," 1885 ; " C. S. S. " Bache," 1885 ; C. S. S. Gedney," 1886- 
87. Promoted Lieutenant (junior grade), August 25, 1887 ; inspector steel, 
new cruisers, 1887; " Tallapoosa," 1888 to January, 1892; training-ship 
"Richmond," April, 1892. Promoted to Lieutenant, February 25, 1893; 
training-ship " Constellation," April, 1892 ; " Monterey," February 8, 1895 ; 
"Alert," January, 1896; "Thetis," January, 1897 ; " Monadnock," Jan 
uary, 1898, to February, 1898; leave of absence, February, 1898; April, 
1898, Branch Hydrographic Office, Boston, Mass., commanding U. S. S. 
"Restless," May, 1898, to date. 

George William Denfeld. Born in Massachusetts. Entered Naval 
Academy, September 22, 1873 ; graduated, June 18, 1879 ; " Minnesota," 
1879-81. Promoted Ensign, April 22, 1881 ; " Iroquois," 1882 ; " Pensacola," 
1882; " Richmond," 1883 ; "Alert," 1883; "Enterprise," 1885; Torpedo 
Station, 1886-7. Promoted Lieutenant (junior grade), September 4, 1887 ; 
Bureau Navigation, 1887-9 ; " Charleston," 1889 ; " Thetis," special service, 
January, 1890, to April, 1892 ; Electric Light duty, April, 1892, to May, 
1893 ; Assistant Inspector Electric Lighting, May, 1893, to 1895. Promoted 
to Lieutenant, April 27, 1893; "Maine," September, 1895, to November, 
1897 ; Navy Yard, New York, November, 9, 1897, to date. 

Albert Weston Grant. Born in Maine. Entered Naval Academy, 
June 9, 1873, and graduated June 20, 1877; "Pensacola" and "Lacka- 
wanna," 1877-9 ; graduated, after two years at sea, Midshipman, June 18, 
1879 ; "Alliance," 1880; "Passaic" and "Speedwell," 1881-2. Promoted 
to Ensign, May 17, 1881-, "Iroquois," 1882-5 ; Navy Yard, Norfolk, 1885- 
7 ; Torpedo Station and War College, 1886. Promoted to Lieutenant (junior 
grade), November 1, 1887 ; "Trenton," 1887-8 ; " Saratoga," 1888 ; special 
electric light duty, Norfolk, Philadelphia, and San Francisco, 1888-90 ; 
electric lighting of vessels, December, 1890, to February, 1891 ; "San Fran 
cisco," N. A. Station, February, 1891-4. Promoted to Lieutenant, May 9, 
1893 ; Naval Academy, November, 1894-7 ; U. S. S. " Massachusetts," July, 
1897, to date. 

Philip Van Home Lansdale. Born in District of Columbia, Febru 
ary 15, 1858. Entered Naval Academy, June 6, 1873. Finished course at 
Naval Academy, June, 1877 ; "Plymouth," 1877; "Constellation," 1878; 
" Powhatan," 1879 ; graduated, June 18, 1879 ; " Swatara," 1879-82. Pro 
moted Ensign, June 1, 1881 ; ordnance duty, Navy Yard, Washington, 1882 ; 



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Torpedo Station, 1883 ; " Galena," 1883 ; " Ossipee," 1884-7 ; inspector steel, 
new cruisers, 1887-90. Promoted to Lieutenant (junior grade), March 31, 
1888 ; " Philadelphia," N. A. Station, July, 1890, to June, 1893 ; leave of 
absence, June, 1893, to September 5, 1893 ; in charge of Caravels, World s 
Fair, September, 1893, to December, 1893; Naval Intelligence, December, 
1893-6. Promoted to Lieutenant, May 15, 1893 ; U.S. S. " Massachusetts," 
June, 1896 ; " Alert," January, 1897, to date. 

Horace Wellford Harrison. Born in Massachusetts. Entered Naval 
Academy, September 26, 1872 ; " Marion," 1877-8 ; " Trenton," 1878-9 ; 
"Alliance," 1879-81. Promoted Ensign, June 11, 1881; Hydrographic 
Office, 1881-2; " Nipsic," 1883-5; Hydrographic Office, 1886-7; C S. 
schooner "Eagre," 1887; "Vermont," 1887-8; inspector of steel, new 
cruisers, 1888-9. Promoted Lieutenant (junior grade;, May 22, 1888 ; 
"Iroquois," 1889-92; leave of absence, May, 1892, to January, 1893; 
Hydrographic Office, January, 1893, to 1895. Promoted to Lieutenant, 
June 10, 1893; U. S. S. "Ranger," May, 1895; U. S. S. "Adams," 
January, 1896-7 ; U. S. S. " Oregon," July, 1897, to date. 

Valentine Sevier Nelson. Born in Tennessee. Entered Naval 
Academy, June 6, 1873 ; graduated, June 18, 1879. Promoted Ensign, 
December 14, 1880; "Galena," 1880-3; Naval Observatory, 1883; "Ossi 
pee," 1884-7. Promoted Lieutenant (junior grade), May 21, 1887 ; Naval 
Ordnance, proving ground, 1887-90 ; " Charleston," Special Service Squad 
ron, September, 1890, to June, 1893. Promoted to Lieutenant, November, 
18, 1892 ; waiting orders, November, 1893, to February, 1894 ; inspector of 
steel, new vessels, February 12, 1894, to July, 1896 ; " Detroit," July, 1896 ; 
"Machias," July, L<97 ; "Olympia," January, 1898, to date. 

William Shepherd Benson. Native of and appointed from Georgia. 
Left the United States Naval Academy, June, 1877, and ordered to the 
"Hartford" (flag-ship), S. A. Station, in August of same year; remained 
attached to her at S. A. Station until January 1, 1879, when ordered to the 
" Essex " at same station ; detached from the " Essex " in May, 1879, and 
ordered home via England for final examination ; ordered to the "Constitu 
tion," at Norfolk, in October, 1879 ; she was then detailed as a training-ship, 
and making her last cruise; detached from the "Constitution," in July, 
1881, and ordered to duty at the Brooklyn Yard. Was promoted Ensign, 
July 27, 1881 ; detached from Brooklyn Yard, January, 1882, and ordered 
to "Alliance " on Home Station ; transferred to the " Yantic," Home Station, 
in May, 1882, and remained attached to her till September, 1884 ; made the 
cruise in the " Yantic " to Littleton Island, in the summer of 1883, as convoy 
to the Greely relief-steamer "Proteus;" was on duty under the Naval 
Advisory Board at South Boston until March, 1885, when detached and 
ordered to the Branch Hydrographic Office at Baltimore, Md. ; detached 
from this duty in January, 1886, and ordered to the Fish Commission 
steamer "Albatross ; " remained on this duty until latter part of November, 
1887 ; in January, 1888, ordered to the " Dolphin " at New York, and made 
the cruise around the world in her ; Naval Academy, September, 1890, to 
October, 1893; Navy Yard, Washington, October, 1893, to 1894. Pro 
moted to Lieutenant, June 27, 1893 ; Coast Survey, January 2, 1894 ; Coast 
Survey steamer " Bache," January, 1894, to 1896 ; U. S. S. " Dolphin," Jan 
uary, 1896; Naval Academy, August, 1896, to 1898; May, 1898, U. S. S. 
" Monongahela," to date. 

William Venable Bronaugh. Born in Kentucky. Entered Naval 
Academy, June 5, 1873; graduated, June 18, 1879; "Tennessee," 1880; 



198 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

" Alaska," 1885. Promoted Ensign, August 30, 1881 ; C. S. S. " McArthur," 
1881 ; C. S. S. " Blake," 1882 ; C. S. S. " Hassler," 1882-4 ; " Portsmouth," 
1885-8. Promoted to Lieutenant (junior grade), 1888 ; inspector steel, new 
cruisers, 1888, to December, 1891; "Alliance," Pacific Station, January, 
1892-4. Promoted to Lieutenant, June 27, 1893; "San Francisco," June, 
1894, to September, 1894 ; leave of absence, December, 1894 ; Naval Obser 
vatory, January 7,1895, to February, 1897; "Castine," February, 1897, 
to date. 

Frank Matteson Bostwick. Born in Wisconsin. Entered Naval 
Academy, September 26, 1873 ; graduated, June 18, 1879 ; "Lackawanna," 
1880-1. Promoted Ensign, August 30, 1881 ; C. S. S. " McArthur," 1881 ; 
C. S. S. " Hassler," 1881-5 ; Asiatic Station, 1886 ; " Palos," 1886-9. Pro 
moted Lieutenant (junior grade), June 10, 1888 ; receiving-ship "Indepen 
dence," March, 1890, to September, 1892 ; " Thetis," special service, Sep 
tember, 1892-6 ; Navy Yard, Mare Island, September, 1896-8 ; May, 1898, 
U. S. S. " Charleston," to date. Promoted Lieutenant, June 27, 1893. 

James Harrison Oliver. Born in Georgia. Entered Naval Academy, 
June 12, 1873; graduated, June 18, 1879; "Swatara," 1879-81 ; "Ashue- 
lot," 1881-3. Promoted Ensign, October 1, 1881 ; Artillery School, Fortress 
Monroe, 1883; "Lackawanna," 1884; "Shenandoah," 1884-6; "Mohican," 
1886 ; C. S.S. " McArthur," 1887 ; C. S S. " Patterson," 1887-9. Promoted 
Lieutenant (junior grade), September 28, 1888 ; " Kearsarge," 1889, to De 
cember, 1892 ; leave of absence, December, 1892, to February, 1893 ; Inspec 
tor of Ordnance, Providence, February, 1893-4. Promoted to Lieutenant, 
July 4, 1893; U. S. S. "Minneapolis," December, 1894, and U. S. S. "San 
Francisco," to 1897 ; ordered to Torpedo Station, December, 1897. 

Harry Mason Dombaugh. Born in Ohio. Entered Naval Academy, 
June 6, 1872 ; graduated, June 18, 1879 ; Irish relief cruise "Constellation," 
1880; "Alaska," 1881-3. Promoted Ensign, October 12, 1881; " Pinta," 
1883-6; "Fortune," 1887-8; "New Hampshire," 1888. Promoted Lieu 
tenant (junior grade), January 15, 1889; Torpedo Station, 1889-90; 
" Vesuvius," N. A. Station, June, 1890, to July, 1893 ; leave of absence, 
July, 1893, to October, 1893 ; Assistant Inspector of Ordnance, October, 
1893, to October, 1895. Promoted Lieutenant, July 4, 1893; Bureau of 
Ordnance, October, 1895, to March, 1896; " Bennington," July, 1896, to 
December, 1896 ; " Marion," December, 1896, to December, 1897 ; " Mohi 
can," January, 1898, to date. 

Simon Cook. Born in Illinois. Entered Naval Academy, June 6, 
1873 ; graduated, June 18, 1879 ; " Constitution," 1880 ; receiving-ship 
"Franklin," 1881. Promoted Ensign, November 15, 1881; " Iroquois," 
1882-5; C. S. S. "McArthur," 1885-6; Torpedo Station, 1887; "Omaha," 
1888, to June, 1891. Promoted Lieutenant (junior grade), March 15, 1889. 
Charge Branch Hydrographic Office, Norfolk, Va., October, 1891, to Octo 
ber, 1894 ; U. S. S. " Castine," U. S. S. " Puritan," to October, 1897 ; branch 
Hydrographic Office, Chicago, October, 1897, to May, 1898 ; Navy Yard, 
League Island, with " Princeton," to date. Promoted to Lieutenant, Septem 
ber 27, 1893. 

Thomas Slidell Rodgers. Born in New York. Entered Naval Acad 
emy, September 24, 1874; graduated, June 4, 1880; "Galena," 1880. 
Promoted Ensign, December 1, 1881 , " Lancaster," 1880-3 ; " Juniata," 
1886-9 ; Inspector Ordnance Department, Navy Yard, Washington, 1889, 
to June, 1892. Promoted Lieutenant (junior grade), March 26, 1889 ; 
" Chicago," N. A. Station, June, 1892, Promoted to Lieutenant, October 1, 



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1893 ; June, 1892, U. S. S. " Bennington" U. S. S. ; " Kanger," to June, 1895 ; 
leave of absence, June, 1895, to August, 1895 ; Navy Yard, Washington, 
August, 1895, to May, 1897; U. S. S. "Baltimore" (staff), May, 1897, to 
April, 1898 ; Flag Lieutenant, U. S. S. " Bennington," April, 1898, to date. 

John Gardner Quinby. Born in New York. Entered Naval Acad 
emy, June 12, 1874; graduated, June 4, 1880 ; "Minnesota," 1880 ; " Lan 
caster," 1881-4. Promoted Ensign, February, 1882; Naval Academy, 
1884; "Constellation," 1885; Naval Academy, 1885-6; training-ship 
"Jamestown," 1886; "Constellation," 1886; Naval Academy, 1887-9. 
Promoted Lieutenant (junior grade), March 26, 1889; Navy Yard, Norfolk, 
1889-90; R. S. "Franklin," July, 1890, to March, 1891; "Lancaster," 
Asiatic Station, March, 1891. Promoted to Lieutenant, November 5, 1893. 
Leave of absence, June, 1894, to October, 1894; charge Branch Hydro- 
graphic Office, Norfolk, October, 1894, to January, 1897 ; U. S. S. " Vesu 
vius," January, 1897, to date. 

James Henry Glennon. Entered Naval Academy, September 24, 
1874; " Constellation," 1875 and 1877; " Lackawanna," 1878 ; "Alaska," 
1879-80 ; " Pensacola," 1880 ; final graduation, June 4, 1880 ; " Ranger," 
1881-5 ; last year in charge of main triangulation ; Naval Academy, 1885- 
87, as Instructor in Department of Ordnance and Gunnery ; " Constellation," 
1887, as Instructor to Cadets, in Navigation, afterwards Navigator ; Naval 
Academy, 1887-9; in command of Artillery Battalion, Naval Academy, 
1887 and 1888 ; author of two works on gunnery for cadets, Naval Academy. 
Promoted to Lieutenant (junior grade), March 26, 1889 ; Mare Island, 1889- 
90, in connection with electric-light plant of " Charleston ; " attached to 
" Charleston," Pacific Station, 1890, to March, 1893 ; Naval Academy, April, 
1893. Promoted to Lieutenant, December 26, 1893; U. S. S. "Newark," 
June 15, 1893 ; " Massachusetts," January 1, 1897, to date. 

Percival Julius Werlich. Born in Wisconsin. Entered Naval 
Academy, June 6,1873; graduated, June 18, 1879; " Alliance," 1880-3. 
Promoted Ensign, November 6, 1881 ; receiving-ship " Colorado," 1883 ; C. 
S. steamer "Blake," 1884-5; Library Navy Department, 1885-6; "Enter 
prise," 1887-90. Promoted Lieutenant (junior grade), February 19, 1889; 
inspector of steel, July, 1890, to June, 1893 ; " Philadelphia," Pacific Station, 
June, 1893, to December, 1895. Promoted to Lieutenant, September 15, 
1893; April, 1896, U. S. S. "Terror," to November, 1896; Inspector Ord 
nance, November, 1896, to date. 

William Rees-Rush. Born in Pennsylvania. Entered Naval Acad 
emy, June 6, 1872 ; 1877-9, flag-ship " Monongahela," China Station ; grad 
uated, June 1, 1879; "Constellation," Irish Relief cruise, 1880; " Constitu 
tion," flag-ship Training Squadron, 1880; "Passaic," 1881. Promoted to 
Ensign, February 15, 1881 ; " Ranger," surveying duty west coast of Mexico 
and Central America, 1881-7 ; Ordnance duty, Navy Yard, Washington, 
1887 ; Bureau of Navigation, Assistant to the Hydrographer, 1887-9 ; 
"Boston," Squadron of Evolution, 1889-90. Promoted to Lieutenant 
(junior prade), February 11, 1889 ; "Bennington," North Atlantic Station, 
1891 ; " Boston," Pacific Station, July, 1891, to December, 1893. Promoted 
to Lieutenant, December, 26, 1893 ; Ordnance duty, Navy Yard, Washing 
ton, 1894; War College, 1894-96; flag-ship "Brooklyn," representative 
ship at Spithead, Queen s Jubilee, 1897 ; "Brooklyn," to date. 

Harry Shepard Knapp. Born in New Britain, Conn., June 27, 1856. 
Entered Naval Academy, June 26, 1874, from First District, Conn., General 
Hawley, representative ; graduated from Naval Academy, June, 1878 ; 



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finally graduated and appointed Midshipman, June 4, 1880. Promoted 
Ensign, from February 16, 1882. Promoted Lieutenant, (junior grade), 
from March 31, 1889. Promoted Lieutenant, from January 23, 1894. From 
October 1, 1878, to March 12, 1880, attached to flag-ship " Pensacola," on 
Pacific Station ; from July 28, 1880, to January 9, 1882, attached to train 
ing-ship "Minnesota;" attached to " Jamestown," from February 1, 1882, 
to July 6, 1882, during her cruise from San Francisco to Newport, via Cape 
Horn ; from July 13, 1882, to November 30, 1883, attached to Coast and 
Gulf Survey steamer "Blake;" from December 1, 1883, to June 7, 1884, 
on special duty at Smithsonian Institution ; from June 10, 1884, to Septem 
ber 1, 1888, on duty at the Naval Academy, as Instructor in Department 
Physics and Chemistry ; from September 4, 1888, to November 21, 1888, on 
duty at Boston Branch Hydrographic Office ; "Atlanta," November 24, 
1888, to August, 1891 ; Naval Academy, as Instructor in Department of 
Applied Mathematics, August, 1891, to June, 1894; "Montgomery," June, 
1894, to May, 1897; Naval Academy, May 28, 1897, to May, 1898; U. 8. 
S. " Dorothea," May, 1898, to date. 

William Ledyard Rodgers. Appointed from California. Cadet 
Midshipman, June 11, 1874 ; Midshipman, June 4, 1880 ; Ensign, April 1, 
1882 ; Lieutenant (junior grade), May 4, 1889 ; Naval Observatory, 1880-1 ; 
" Quinnebaug," European Station, 1881-4 ; special duty, Naval Department, 
1884-5; instruction torpedo service, 1886; Office of Naval Intelligence, 
1886-8 ; " Atlanta," special service, 1889-92 ; Navy Yard, Washington, 
December, 1892, to 1895. Promoted to Lieutenant, February, 1894; Train 
ing-ship " Alliance," October, 1895-7 ; Columbian Iron Works, May, 1897 ; 
commanding U. S. S. " Foote," January, 1898, to date. 

Roy Campbell Smith. Born in Texas. Appointed to Naval Acad 
emy, from Virginia, October 3, 1874 ; " Pensacola," Pacific Station, 1878-80. 
Midshipman, June 4, 1880; Washington Navy Yard, 1881 ; Quinnebaug," 
European Station, 1881-4. Ensign, April 8, 1882 ; Naval Academy, 
1885-8; "Constellation," summer of 1885; Torpedo Station, Newport, 
summer of 1887 ; electrical duty, Philadelphia and Norfolk, 1888-9 ; " York- 
town," " Boston," " Bennington," and " Chicago," Squadron of Evolution, 
1889-92 ; Lieutenant (junior grade), May 12, 1889 ; Torpedo Station, New 
port, 1892-5. Lieutenant, February 22, 1894; Torpedo Boat "dishing," 
1895 ; " Indiana," 1896, to date. 

Albert Norton Wood. Born in Indiana. Entered Naval Academy, 
September 24,1873; graduated, June 4, 1880; "Alaska," 1881-3. Pro 
moted Ensign, April 15, 1882 ; " Powhatan," 1884 ; " Nina," 1884 ; " Pow- 
hatan," 1885-6. Promoted Lieutenant (junior grade), May 15, 1889; train 
ing-ship " Richmond," February, 1887, to March, 1891; " Monongahela," 
training-ship, March, 1891, to March, 1894. Promoted to Lieut enant, April, 
1894; Secretary Steel Board, March, 1894, to December, 1896; U. S. S. 
" Petrel," December, 1896, to date. 

Edward Lloyd, Jr. Born in Maryland. Entered Naval Academy, 
June 17, 1874; graduated, June 4, 1880; "Constitution," 1880; receiving- 
ship "Franklin," 1881 ; "Enterprise," 1882-4. Promoted Ensign, May 11, 
1882; ordnance proving ground, Annapolis, 1885-7 ; " Boston," Squadron 
of Evolution, 1888-90. Promoted Lieutenant (junior grade), June 13, 
1889; Naval Academy, September, 1890, to August, 1893; " Detroit," S. 
A. Station, August, 1893-6. Promoted to Lieutenant, April, 1894 ; Naval 
Academy, September, 1896; U. S S. "Solace," May, 1898, to date. 



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Harry Pickney Huse. Naval Academy, 1874-8 ; flag-ship " Pensa- 
cola " (staff), 1878-80. Promoted to Midshipman, June 4, 1880 ; U. S. 
training-ship, " Minnesota," July 28, 1880 ; U. S. S. " Galena," November 
1, 1880. Promoted Ensign, June 2, 1882; "Brooklyn," 1883-4; Proving 
Grounds, Annapolis, 1884-5 ; Naval Academy, 1886 ; " Constellation," 1887 ; 
Naval Academy, 1887-8; "Kearsarge," 1888; "Galena," "Dolphin," 
"Baltimore," "Philadelphia," (staff), 1888-91. Promoted Lieutenant 
(junior grade), June 27, 1889; furlough, October, 1891, to April, 1892; 
Naval Academy, 1892-4; "Cincinnati," 1894-7; Naval Academy, 1897; 
" Gloucester," May, 1898. 

Richard Morris Hughes. Born in Pennsylvania. Entered Naval 
Academy, September 25, 1874 ; graduated, June 4, 1880 /" Constitution," 
1880 ; receiving-ship "Colorado," 1881. Promoted Ensign, June 19, 1882 ; 
"Alliance," 1882-4 ; Coast Survey, 1885 ; C. S. S. " Blake," 1886-9 ; train 
ing-ship " Portsmouth," 1889 to June, 1892. Promoted to Lieutenant 
(junior grade), August 4, 1889 ; charge Branch Hydrographic Office, Phil 
adelphia, June, 1892, to May, 1895. Promoted to Lieutenant, June, 1894 ; 
U. S. S. "Concord," U. S. S. " Olympia," U. S. S. "Machias," May, 1895, 
to date. 

Charles Nelson Atwater. Born in New York. Entered Naval 
Academy, September 24, 1873; graduated, June 4, 1880; "Constitution," 
1880 ; receiving-ship "Colorado," 1881. Promoted Ensign, June 20, 1882 ; 
"Jamestown," 1882; special duty, Boston, November, 1882; "Trenton," 
1883; "Enterprise," 1883; "Trenton," 1885; Naval Academy, 1886-9; 
training-ship, " Portsmouth," 1889-92. Promoted Lieutenant ( junior grade), 
September 9, 1889 ; Naval Academy, September, 1892, to 1895. Promoted 
to Lieutenant, June, 1894 ; U. S. S/" Mohican," U. S. S. " Marion," " Ben- 
nington," " Amphitrite," July, 1895, to May, 1898, to date. 

John Hite Lee Holcombe. Born in Virginia, 1856. Entered Naval 
Academy, June 27, 1874; graduated, 1878; "Wyoming," 1878-9; "Tren 
ton," 1879; "Enterprise," 1880 Midshipman, June 4, 1880; Nautical Al 
manac Experimental Determination Velocity of Light, 1880-1 ; " Despatch," 
survey of Samana, 1882. Promoted Ensign, July 1, 1882 ; Assistant Astron 
omer, Transit of Venus, Cape Town, 1882-3; "Nipsic," 1883; "Trenton," 
1883; "Monocacy," 1883-4; "Alert," 1885; "Trenton," 1885; Naval 
Academy, 1886-88; special duty, Telegraphic Determination Longitude, 
1888-9 ; C. S. S. " McArthur," 1889-91. Lieutenant (junior grade), October 
24, 1889; Fish Commission steamer "Albatross," 1891; "Thetis," special 
service, November, 1891, to September, 1892; Assistant Inspector of Ord 
nance, Navy Yard, Washington, September, 1892, to 1895. Promoted to 
Lieutenant, July, 1894. Sick leave, May, 1895 ; " Philadelphia," December, 
1895-6 ; U. S. S. " Castine ; " U. S. S. Adams," December, 1896, to May, 
1898 ; en route to Asiatic Station, May, 1898. 

William Leslie Burdick. Born in Ohio. Appointed from Ohio. En 
tered Naval Academy, September 26, 1873 ; cruise preliminary to final 
graduation, U.S. S. "Swatara," September, 1877, to October, 1878; " Pow- 
hatan," October, 1878, to April, 1879; graduated, June 18, 1879; "Tennes 
see," N. A. Station, 1879-82 ; " Vandalia," N. A. Station, 1882-3 ; C. S. S. 
"McArthur," 1884; " Adams," Pacific Station, 1885-9; inspector of steel, 
Munhall, Pennsylvania, 1889-90. Promoted to Ensign, November 23, 1882. 
Promoted to Lieutenant (junior grade), 1890 ; Coast Survey steamer " Bache," 
July, 1890, to November, 1893 ; Navy Yard, Washington, November, 1893, 
to 1894 ; U. S. S. " Columbia," April, 1894. Promoted to Lieutenant, July, 



202 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

1894 ; U. S. receiving-ship " Independence," June, 1897 ; Navy Yard, League 
Island, July, 1897-8 ; May, 1898, U. S. S. " Lancaster," to date. 

Harry Kimmell. Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed from Pennsyl 
vania. Entered Naval Academy, September 28, 1874; graduated, June 4, 
1880 ; " Ranger," N. P. Station, 1880-3 ; " Alert," Asiatic Station, 1883 ; 
" Monocacy," Asiatic Station, 1884-6; "Michigan," Northwestern Lakes, 
1887-8 ; C. S. S. " Blake," 1889-92. Promoted Ensign, December 19, 1882. 
Promoted Lieutenant (junior grade), 1890; Hydrographic Office, March, 

1892, to September, 1893 ; receiving-ship Franklin," January, 1894. Pro 
moted to Lieutenant, July 81, 1894; "Alliance," training-ship, 1895; 
" Monterey," Pacific Station, 1896-8. 

George Ramsey Clark. Born in Ohio. Appointed from Ohio. En 
tered Naval Academy, June 9, 1874; graduated, June 4, 1880; "Wachu- 
sett," Pacific Station, 1880-3 ; " Michigan," Northwestern Lakes, 1884-6 ; 
"Alliance," S. A. Station, 1887-9; special duty, electric lights, Philadelphia, 
1889-90. Promoted Ensign, August 24, 1883 Promoted Lieutenant 
(junior grade), 1890; "Michigan," April, 1890, to December, 1892; "At 
lanta " and " Machias," N. A. Station, December, 1892 ; training-ship 
" Essex," to 1895 Promoted to Lieutenant, August, 1894 ; Naval Academy, 
September, 1895-8 ; April, 1898, U. S. S. "Puritan," to date. 

George Henry Stafford. Born in Illinois. Appointed from Iowa. 
Entered Naval Academy, June 10, 1874; graduated, June 4, 1880; 
" Ranger," N. P. Station, 1881-4 ; Bureau Navigation, Office Naval Intelli 
gence, 1885-7 ; " Ranger," N. P. Station, 1887-90. Promoted Ensign, 
October 13, 1883. Promoted Lieutenant (junior grade), February 28, 1890 ; 
" Michigan," Great Lakes, December, 1890, to December, 1892 ; leave of 
absence, December, 1892, to July, 1893 ; "Baltimore," Asiatic Station, July, 

1893, to September, 1895; "Monocacy," Asiatic Station, September, 1895, 
to May, 1896; " Charleston," May to July, 1896; charge Branch Hydro- 
graphic Office, Cleveland, Ohio, October, 1896, to March, 1898. Promoted 
Lieutenant, September 7, 1894 ; " Columbia," March, 1898, to date. 

Allen Grey Rogers. Born in North Carolina. Appointed from North 
Carolina. Entered Naval Academy, June 12, 1874; graduated. June 12, 
1874; "Alaska," Pacific Station, 1880-3; torpedo instruction, 1883; train 
ing-ship "New Hampshire," 1883-4 ; C. S.S. " Blake," 1885-8 ; " Mononga- 
hela," Pacific Station, 1889-90. Promoted Ensign, December 1, 1883. 
Promoted Lieutenant ( junior grade), 1890; Coast Survey steamer, "Gedney," 
March, 1890 to April, 1891; "Marion," Asiatic Station, April, 1891-4. 
Promoted to Lieutenant, September, 1894; C. S S. "Patterson," November, 
1894 ; U. S. S. " Monadnock," November, 1894, to date. 

William Porter White Appointed at large, Naval Academy, June 
30,1874; "Wyoming," 1878-9; " Trenton," 1879. Midshipman, June 4, 
1889; "Wyoming" and "Enterprise," 1880; "Alaska, April, 1881, to Jan 
uary, 1883; "Hassler," February, 1883, to March, 1887. Ensign (junior 
grade), March 3, 1883. Ensign, February 9, 1884 ; " MacArthur," April, 
1887, to July, 1887 ; waiting orders, August, 1887, to October, 1887 ; " Nip- 
sio, November, 1887, to April, 1889. Lieutenant (junior grade), March 5, 
1890; " Monongahela," May, 1889, to July, 1890; waiting orders, August, 
1890, to February, 1891 ; U. S. receiving-ship "Vermont," February, 1891, 
to June, 1893. Promoted to Lieutenant, September 30, 1894; " Charleston," 
July, 1893, to July, 1896 ; leave, August, 1896, to October, 1896 ; U. S. 
receiving-ship "Vermont," November, 1896, to February, 1898; U. S. S. 
"Annapolis," March, 1898, to date. 



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John H. Shipley. Appointed from Missouri. Cadet- Midshipman, Sep 
tember 30, 1874, to June 4, 1880; Midshipman, June 4, 1880; Ensign 
(junior grade), March 3, 1883 ; Ensign, April 16, 1884 ; Lieutenant (junior 
grade), March 5, 1890. Service On the U. S. S. " Tuscarora," 1878-80; 
U. S. S. "Saratoga," 1881-5; Coast Survey steamers "Hassler," " Mc- 
Arthur," and "Patterson," 1886-7; U. S. S. " Swatara," 1888; U. S. receiv 
ing-ship "Wabash," 1888-9; U. S. S. "Michigan," 1889-90; U. S. S. 
" Kearsarge," 1890-92 ; Naval Academy, September, 1892, to date. Pro 
moted to Lieutenant, November 11, 1894 ; service as Flag Lieutenant on 
Asiatic Station during Chinese-Japanese War, U. S. S. flag-ship " Balti 
more," 1894-5 ; service on U.S. S. " Maine," and U. SJS. " Newark," 1896- 
7 ; service on U. S. S. " Marblehead," 1897 ; U. S. Naval Academy, October, 
1897, to 1898 ; Naval Station, Key West, May, 1898. 

John Eccleston Craven. Appointed at large. Naval Academy, Sep 
tember 24, 1874 ; Midshipman, June 4, 1890 ; Ensign (junior grade), March 
3, 1883; Ensign, June 26, 1884; Lieutenant (junior grade), July 31, 1890; 
Coast Survey steamer " Bache," 1883-5; "Lancaster," European Station, 
1888-9; Hydrographic Office, November, 1889, to October, 1892; "Pinta," 
special service, October, 1892, to January, 1895 ; U. S. S " Bennington," 
January, 1895, to April, 1895. Promoted to Lieutenant, December, 1894; 
leave of absence, April, 1895 ; Naval Academy, July, 1895, to July, 1897 ; 
U. S. S. " Cincinnati," January, 1897, to date. 

James Henry Hetherington. Appointed from Iowa. Naval Acad 
emy, June 6, 1874 ; Midshipman, June 4, 1880 ; Ensign (junior grade), March 
3, 1883 ; Ensign, June 26, 1884 ; Lieutenant (junior grade), September 20, 
1890; Coast Survey steamer " Gedney," 1883-5; "Michigan," 1887-90; 
"Marion," Asiatic Station, May, 1891, to December 1892; "Mohican," 
Pacific Station, December, 1892, to January, 1893 ; U. S. S. "Pinto," Janu 
ary, 1893, to November, 1895. Promoted to Lieutenant, December, 1894 ; 
charge Branch Hydrographic Office, Port Townsend, March, 1896 ; Puget 
Sound, Naval Station, August, 1896, to September, 1897; U. S. S. "Mari 
etta," September, 1897, to date. 

John Joseph Knapp. Appointed from Missouri. Naval Academy, 
June 6, 1874 ; Midshipman, June 4, 1880 ; Ensign (junior grade) March 3, 
1883 ; Ensign, June 26, 1884 ; Lieutenant (junior grade), October 15, 1890; 
"Wachusett," Pacific Station, 1883-5; "Alert," Pacific Station, 1887 to 
April, 1890 ; receiving-ship " Dale," April, 1890, to August, 1892 ; "Balti 
more," Special Service Squadron, August, 1892, to April, 1893 ; Navy Yard, 
Washington, April, 1893, to July, 1896 ; promoted to Lieutenant, February, 
1895 ; Coast Survey steamer " Patterson," July 1, 1896 ; to December, 1897 ; 
" San Francisco," December 29, 1897, to date. 

Augustus Craven Almy. Appointed at large. Naval Academy, 
June 7, 1872 ; Midshipman, June 4, 1880 ; Ensign (junior grade), March 3, 
1883 ; Ensign, June 26, 1884; Lieutenant (junior grade), October 28, 1890 ; 
" Powhatan," special service, 1883-5; Coast Survey steamer "Patterson," 
1887 to January, 1890; "Thetis," special service, May, 1890, to November, 
1891; "Monterey," Pacific Station, February, 1893, to July, 1894; Coast 
Survey steamers " Hassler " and " Gedney," July, 1894, to June, 1896. Pro 
moted to Lieutenant, March, 1895 ; Naval War College, June, 1896, to Octo 
ber, 1896 ; Navy Yard, Washington, October, 1896, to November, 1897 ; 
U. S. S. " Wilmington," November, 1897, to date. 

John Hood. Appointed from Alabama. Naval Academy, September 
18, 1875 ; Midshipman, June 10, 1881 ; Ensign (junior grade), March 3, 



204 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

1883 ; Ensign, June 26, 1884 ; Lieutenant (junior grade), December 5, 1890 ; 
"Shenandoah," S. A. Station, 1879 ; " Wachusett," Pacific Station, 1880-1 ; 
"Brooklyn," S. A. Station, 1881-4; Naval Academy, 1884-6; " Vandalia " 
and "Mohican," Pacific Station, 1886-8 ; Naval Academy, 1888-92 ; " James 
town," " Constellation," " Bancroft " and " Kearsarge," N. A. Station, June, 
1892-4; U. S. S. "Minneapolis," December, 1894; U. S. S. "Atlanta," 
April, 18945; leave of absence, June, 1895. Promoted to Lieutenant, 
April, 1895 ; charge of Branch Hydrographic Office, Baltimore, August, 
1895-6 ; Naval Academy, June, 1896-7 ; U. S. S. " Maine," August, 1897-8 ; 
April, 1898, commanding U. S. S. " Hawk," to date. 

Leroy Mason Garrett. Appointed from New York. Naval Academy, 
September 16, 1875 ; "Alert," Atlantic Station, 1879-81 ; Midshipman, June 
10, 1881 ; "Constitution," Training Squadron, 1881 ; Ensign (junior grade), 
March 3, 1883; Ensign, June 26, 1884; Lieutenant (junior grade), Febru 
ary 18, 1891 ; Fish Commission steamer "Albatross," 1883-5 (winters on 
"Albatross" and summers on Geological Survey) ; Smithsonian Institute and 
Geological Survey of Yellowstone Park," 1882-4; "Iroquois" and "Adams," 
Pacific Station, 1885-8; commanding Coast Survey steamer "Endeavor," 
1888-9 ; special longitude duty, 1889-90 ; "San Francisco," Pacific Station, 
December, 1890, to June, 1893 ; Coast Survey Office, June, 1893, to October, 
1893; commanding Coast Survey steamer "Endeavor," October, 1893-6. 
Promoted to Lieutenant, May, 1895; commanding Fish Commission steamer 
"Albatross," May, 1896-8; April, 1898, U. S. S. "Armeria" to date. 

Charles Carlton Marsh. Appointed from Indiana. Naval Academy, 
September 14. 1875; Midshipman, June 10, 1881; Ensign (junior grade), 
March 3, 1883 ; Ensign, June 26, 1884; Lieutenant (junior grade), May 14, 
1891 ; U. S. S. " Marion," July, 1879, to April, 1881 ; special duty Smith 
sonian Institute, 1882-4; U. S. Coast Survey steamer "Patterson," April, 
1884, to December, 1887; Naval Observatory, 1888-9; "Alliance," 1890, to 
April, 1893 ; Naval Observatory, April, 1893, to June, 1895. Promoted to 
Lieutenant, June, 1895 ; U. S. S. " New York," June, 1895, to date. 

John Bell Blish. Appointed from Indiana. Naval Academy, Septem 
ber 15, 1875; Midshipman, June 10, 1881 ; Ensign, (junior grade), March 
3, 1883 ; Ensign, June 26, 1884 ; Lieutenant, ( junior grade), May 19, 1891 ; 
Lieutenant, June 15, 1895. "Alaska," July, 1879, to March, 1881 ; Naval 
Academy, April, 1881, to July, 1881 ; " Constitution," July, 1881, to Decem- 
1881 ; "Alliance," December, 1881, to January, 1882 ; Smithsonian Insti 
tute, January, 1882, to January, 1883; "Jamestown," January, 1883, to 
October, 1885 ; Naval Academy, October, 1885, to October, 1887 ; " Ranger," 
October, 1887, to September, 1888; "Independence," September, 1888, to 
November, 1888; leave of absence, November, 1888, to November, 1889; 
" Dolphin," December, 1889, to September, 1890 ; Coast Survey, September, 
1890, to October, 1892; Office Naval Intelligence, December, 1892, to May, 
1893; Assistant to the Inspector 13th Light-House District, May, 1893, to 
February, 1895 ; " Mohican," February, 1895, to October, 1895 ; " Marion," 
October, 1895, to March, 1896; " Bennington," June, 1896, to July, 1896; 
"Philadelphia," July, 1896, to October, 1897 ; Marion," October, 1897, to 
December, 1897; "Michigan," February, 1898, to April, 1898; U. S. S. 
" Vicksburg," April, 1898, to date. 

Charles William Jungen. Appointed from Wisconsin. Naval Acad 
emy, September 24, 1874; Cadet Midshipman, June 10, 1879; Midshipman, 
June 10, 1881; Ensign (junior grade), March 3, 1883; Ensign, June 24, 

1884 ; Lieutenant (junior grade), May 20, 1891 ; U. S. S. "Adams," Pacific 



RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 205 

Station, July 12, 1879, to March 5, 1881; U. S. school-ship " New Hamp 
shire," July 20, 1881, to April 17, 1882; U.S. training-ship " Saratoga," 
April 18, 1882, to August 26, 1883; U. S. Coast Survey schooner "Silliman," 
steamers "Patterson " and " Hassler," August 27, 1883, to August 26, 1886 ; 
U. S. S. "Ranger," Pacific Station, August 27, 1886, to August 1, 1889; 
U. S. S. "Pinta," Pacific Station, August 20, 1889, to December 21, 1891 ; 
Naval Intelligence Office, January 23, 1891, to March 15, 1892 ; U. S. Coast 
Survey steamer "Patterson," April 1, 1892, to January 18, 1893; on leave, 
January 19, 1893, to January 19, 1894 ; awaiting orders ; training-ship " Con 
stellation," June, 1894, to August, 1895. Promoted to Lieutenant, Septem 
ber, 1895 ; U. S. S, "Maine," to February, 1898 ; April? 1898, commanding 
U. S. S. " Wompatuck " to date. 

Charles Henry Harlow. Appointed from New York. Naval Acad 
emy, September 15, 1875; Midshipman, June 10, 1881; Ensign (junior 
grade), March 3, 1883 ; Greely Relief Expedition on U. S. relief-ship 
" Thetis," 1883. Ensign, June 26, 1884 ; Cincinnati Exposition, August, 
1884. Lieutenant (junior grade), May 29, 1891 ; special duty, Smithsonian 
Institute, 1883-4 ; Inspector of Steel, new cruisers, 1888-9 ; Naval Academy, 
July, 1889-80 ; World s Columbian Exposition, 1891, to May, 1892 ; training- 
ship "Portsmouth," May, 1892; special duty, Washington, D. C., War 
Records and establishing Naval Homing Pigeon Service, 1895-7. Promoted 
to Lieutenant, September, 1895; Flag Lieutenant, North Atlantic Squadron, 
1897-8; "Vixen," 1898. 

William Andrew Gill. Appointed from Pennsylvania. Naval Acad 
emy, June 21, 1875; Midshipman, June 10, 1881; Ensign (junior grade), 
March 3, 1883 ; Ensign, June 26, 1884 ; Lieutenant (junior grade), June 25, 
1891; training-ship "Portsmouth," 1883-5; "Ranger," Pacific Station, 
1887-90; Naval Ordnance Proving Ground, May, 1890, to June, 1893; 
" Yorkfcown," Pacific Station, June, 1893, to January, 1895 ; "Concord," to 
June, 1896. Promoted to Lieutenant, October, 1895 ; leave of absence, June 
13, 1896, to September, 1896 ; training-ship and station, Newport, September, 
1896, to February, 1897 ; branch Hydrographic Office, Philadelphia, Feb 
ruary, 1897, to April, 1898 ; U. S. S. " Miantonomah," April, 1898, to date. 

Thomas William Ryan. Appointed from Pennsylvania. Naval 
Academy, June 13, 1873 ; Midshipman, June 4, 1880 ; Ensign (junior grade), 
March 3, 1883 ; Ensign, May 19, 1884 ; Lieutenant ( junior grade), July 31, 
1891 ; U. S. flag-ship "Richmond," China Station, 1878-80 ; U. S. training- 
ship " Saratoga," 1881-3 ; U. S. S. " Ranger," 1883-6 ; Branch Hydrographic 
Office, New York, 1887; Inspection of Steel, new cruisers, 1887-8 ; 011 leave, 
1889; U. S. training-ship "Jamestown," 1889-91; coast survey steamer 
"Endeavor," 1891-2; in charge Branch Hydrographic Office, Savannah, 
November, 1892, to March, 1893; receiving-ship "Franklin," March, 1893, 
to January, 1895 ; U. S. S. " Castine," U. S. S. " Lancaster," January, 1895, 
to January, 1898. Promoted to Lieutenant, October, 1895 ; leave of absence, 
January, 1898, to February, 1898 ; Navy Yard, New York, February, 1898, 
to May, 1898 ; U. S. S. "Peoria," May, 1898, to date. 

Walter J. Sears. Appointed from Pennsylvania. Naval Academy, 
June 21, 1875 ; Midshipman, June 10, 1881 ; Ensign (junior grade), March 
3, 1883 ; Ensign, June 26, 1884 ; Lieutenant (junior grade), August 4, 1891 ; 
" Marion," N. A. Station, 1879 ; S. A. Station, 1880-1 ; " Wabash," October 
to December, 1881 ; " Enterprise," N. A. Station and Asiatic Station, 1882 
to November, 1883 ; " Monocacy," Asiatic Station, November, 1883, to April, 
1884; " Trenton," Asiatic Station, April to July, 1884; "Essex," Asiatic 



206 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

and N. A. Stations, July, 1884, to January, 1885 ; Coast Survey, April, 1885, 
to May, 1887 ; " Trenton," N. A. and S. A. Stations, May, 1887, to Septem 
ber, 1887 ; " Alliance," S. A. Station, September, 1887, to January, 1888 ; 
" Lancaster," European Station, February, 1888, to September, 1889 ; " New 
Hampshire," Newport, October, 1889, to June, 1890; "Vesuvius," N. A. 
Station, June, 1890, to April, 1891 ; " Fern," N. A. Station, April to Sep 
tember, 1891 ; Inspector of Steel, Pittsburg, September, 1891, to January, 
1892; receiving-ship "Minnesota," New York, April, 1892, to July, 1894; 
" San Francisco," July, 1894, to August, 1897. Promoted to Lieutenant, 
November, 1895; Assistant Ordnance Inspector, Bliss & Co., November, 
1897, to date 

John Gibson Appointed from Kentucky. Naval Academy, June 9, 
1874 ; graduated, June, 1879 ; Midshipman, June 10, 1881 ; Ensign (junior 
grade), March 3, 1883; Ensign, June 26, 1884; Lieutenant (junior grade), 
September 27, 1891 ; U. S. S. "Adams," Pacific Station, August, 1879, to 
March, 1881 ; receiving-ship " Independence," Mare Island, September, 1881, 
to February, 1882 ; U. S. 8. " Jamestown," around Cape Horn, February, 
1882, to July, 1882 ; U. S. S. " Minnesota," July, 1882, to September, 1882 ; 
U. S. S. " Ranger," surveying Pacific Coast of Central America, September, 
1882, to July, 1883; Hydrographic Office, October, 1883, to June, 1885; 
U. S. S. "Galena," North Atlantic Station, June, 1885, to June, 1888 ; 
Cincinnati Exposition, July, 1888, to December, 1888 ; Compass Office, 
December, 1888, to March, 1891 ; Coast Survey steamers "Endeavor" and 
"Blake," March, 1891, to December, 1893; Naval Academy, December, 
1893, to June, 1896; promoted to Lieutenant, December, 1895; U.S. S. 
" Detroit," June, 1896 ; U. S. S. " Boston," July, 1896, to date. 

John Arthur Bell. Appointed from West Virginia. Naval Academy, 
June 13, 1874; Midshipman, June 10, 1881 ; Enxign, (junior grade), March 
3, 1883; Ensign, June 26, 1884; Lieutenant, (junior grade), October 20, 
1891 ; " Brooklyn," Asiatic Station, 1883-5 ; Navy Yard, Mare Island, 
1888-9 ; " Thetis," special service, May, 1889, to July, 1892 ; Electric duty, 
Navy Yard, New York, July, 1892, to 1894 ; U. S. S. " Minneapolis," De 
cember, 1894-97 ; promoted to Lieutenant, December, 1898 ; Inspector of 
Equipment, January, 1898 ; May, 1898, U. S. S. " Resolute," to date. 

John Allen Dougherty. Born in Liberty, Clay Co., Missouri, Septem 
ber 8, 1857. Appointed Cadet Midshipman from Eighth Congressional Dis 
trict of Missouri by Hon. Abraham Consingo, M. C., June 12, 1874; de 
tached from Naval Academy, June 10, 1879 ; ordered to " Constellation " 
(on arrival in Europe, to duty on that station to duty on board the flag 
ship "Trenton"), September 26,1879; graduated from Naval Academy, 
May 31, 1881. Promoted to rank of Midshipman, June 10, 1881 ; detached 
from Naval Academy, and placed on waiting orders, June 15, 1881 ; ordered 
on board U. S. S. " Constitution," June 30, 1881 ; detached from duty on 
board U. S S. "Constitution " and placed on waiting orders, December 14, 
1881 ; ordered to U. S. S. "Jamestown," February 1, 1882 ; ordered to duty 
in the Coast Survey, September 27,1882. Commissioned Ensign (junior 
grade), March 3, 1883 ; detached from Coast Survey and ordered to the 
"Kearsarge," June 26, 1883. Commissioned as Ensign, June 26,1884; 
detached from " Kearsarge " and placed on waiting orders, November 26, 
1886 ; ordered for instruction in Torpedo Service, June 1, 1887 ; Naval War 
College then to advanced course at Torpedo Station, September 2, 1887 ; 
ordered to Torpedo Station, June 16, 1888; Bureau of Navigation, April 13, 
1889 ; ordered to the U. S. S. " Pensacola," August 16, 1889 ; detached from 



RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 207 

the " Pensacola " and ordered to the torpedo-boat " Gushing," May 26, 1890 ; 
U. S. S. "Richmond," August 25, 1891 ; Bureau of Navigation, October 20, 
1891-4. Commissioned as Lieutenant (junior grade), November 5, 1891 ; 
U. S. S. " Columbia," June, 1894-7. Promoted to Lieutenant, January, 
1896; Navy Yard, New York, September, 1897-8; U. S. S. "Sterling," 
April, 1898, to date. 

Daniel Preston Menefee. Appointed from California. Naval Acad 
emy, September 25, 1874 ; Midshipman, June 10, 1881 ; Ensign (junior 
grade), March 3, 1883; Ensign, June 26, 1884; Lieutenant (junior grade), 
December 11, 1891; Coast Survey steamer "Scoresby" 1883-5; "Adams" 
and " Mohican," Pacific Station, 1887-90; waiting orders, December, 1890, 
to March, 1891 ; Navy Yard, Mare Island, March, 1891, to March, 1894; 
"Monterey," "Yorktown," "Petrel," "Charleston," "Monocacy," March, 

1894, to May, 1897. Promoted to Lieutenant, February, 1896 ; leave of 
absence, May 23, 1897; Naval Academy, August, 1897, to May, 1898; U. 
S, S. " Monongahela," May, 1898, to date. 

John Henry Gibbons. Appointed from Michigan. Naval Academy, 
September 15, 1875 ; Midshipman, June 10, 1881 ; Ensign (junior grade), 
March 3, 1883; Ensign, June 26, 1884; Lieutenant (junior grade), Decem 
ber 16, 1891; "Adams," Pacific Station, 1879-81; training-ship "James 
town," 1882-5 ; Naval Academy, 1885-8 ; " Mohican," " Vandalia " and 
"Adams," Pacific Station, 1888-90 ; was a watch-officer on board the " Van 
dalia " when that vessel was wrecked at Apia, Samoa, March 16,1889; 
Coast Survey steamer " Gedney," August, 1890, to September, 1891 ; Naval 
Academy, September, 1891, to September, 1892 ; Navy Yard, Washington, 
September, 1892, to July, 1894 ; " Chicago," European Station, to April, 

1895. Promoted to Lieutenant, February 28, 1896; "Kaleigh," North 
Atlantic Station, 1895-7 ; aide to the Assistant-Secretary of the Navy, and 
in charge of Naval Militia, April, 1897, to May, 1898 ; ordered to U. S. S. 
"Newark," May, 1898, to date. 

Thomas Snowden. Appointed from New York. Naval Academy, 
June 21, 1875 ; Midshipman, June 10, 1881 ; Ensign (junior grade), March 
3, 1883; Ensign, June 26, 1884; Lieutenant (junior grade), January 10, 
1892; "Brooklyn," Asiatic Station, 1883-5; " Ossipee," N. A. Station, 
1887-9; Naval Observatory, 1889, to April, 1892; "Ranger," Pacific 
Station, April, 1892, to 1895 ; U. S. S. " Monterey," January, 1895 ; Naval 
Academy, April, 1895-7. Promoted to Lieutenant, March, 1896 ; Naval 
War College, June, 1897 ; Navy Yard, Washington, December, 1897 ; 
April, 1898, U. S. S. "Dolphin," to date. 

Edwin Hord Tillman. Appointed from Tennessee Naval Acad 
emy, September 18, 175 ; Midshipman, June 10, 1881; Ensign (junior 
grade), March 3, 1883 ; Ensign, June 26, 1884 ; Lieutenant (junior grade), 
April 3, 1892 ; " Shenandoah," South Atlantic Station, September, 1879, to 
April, 1881 ; "Trenton," Asiatic Station, September 18, 1883, to September 
18, 1886; Coast Survey Office, 1886-89; "Petrel," unassigned, October, 
1889, to September, 1891 ; Coast Survey Office, October, 1891, to February, 
1893 ; Coast Survey Steamer " Endeavor," February, 1893, to November, 
1893 ; Coast Survey Office, November, 1893, to 1894 ; U. S. S. " Montgom 
ery," June, 1894; commanding C. S. S. " Bache," January, 1895-7. Pro 
moted to Lieutenant, March, 1896 ; Naval Academy, September, 1897-8 ; 
May, 1898, U. S. S. " Monongahela," to date. 

Robert Files Lopez. Appointed from Tennessee. Naval Academy, 
September 20, 1874; Midshipman, June 10, 1881 ; Ensign (junior grade), 



208 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

March 4, 1883 ; Ensign, June 26, 1884 ; Lieutenant (junior grade), April 
16, 1892; "Enterprise," Asiatic Station, 1883-5; "Thetis," special service, 
North Pacific, 1887-90; Nautical school-ship " St. Mary s," December, 1890, 
to July, 1893 ; Coast Survey steamer " Gedney," July, 1893, to November. 
1896. Promoted to Lieutenant, April, 1896 ; leave of absence, December, 
1896 ; inspector ordnance, March, 1897, to date. 

Frank Woodruff Kellogg. Appointed from Connecticut. Naval 
Academy, June 21, 1875 ; Midshipman, March 3, 1883 ; Ensign (junior 
grade), March 3, 1883 ; Ensign, June 26, 1884 ; Lieutenant (junior grade), 
May 5, 1892 ; Coast Survey steamer " Drift," 1883-5 ; " Yantic," N. A. Sta 
tion, 1885-8; Naval Observatory, August, 1889, to October, 1890; "San 
Francisco," June, 1893, to July, 1894 ; Naval Observatory, October 10, 1894, 
to June, 1896. Promoted to Lieutenant, April, 1896 ; " Marion," June 3, 
1896 ; " Baltimore," July, 18 1896, to date. 

John Lewis Purcell. Entered the Naval Academy, September 29, 
1873 ; Midshipman, June 16, 1881 ; Ensign (junior grade), March 3, 1883 ; 
Ensign, June 26, 1884 ; Lieutenant (junior grade), May 28, 1892 ; served on 
the " Constellation," " Trenton " and " Quinnebaug," October, 1879, to 
March, 1881 ; " Minnesota" and "Jamestown," August, 1881, to November, 
1882 ; coast survey and North Alaska exploring expedition, from August, 
1883, to July, 1887; " Nipsic," October, 1887, to October, 1890; "Minne 
sota," January, 1891 ; recognition by Navy Department of efficient services 
on North Alaska exploring expedition ; commendation in special report of 
Rear- Admiral L. A. Kimberly, U. S. N., for meritorious service in Apia, 
Samoa, March 15 and 16, 1889, published in printed report of Samoan dis 
aster; U. S. receiving-ship "Minnesota," 1891-94; training-ship "Essex," 
February, 18 4 ; U. S. S. " Atlanta," July, 1895; U. S. S. " Amphitrite," 
January, 1896-97. Promoted to Lieutenant, April, 1896; U. S. receiving- 
ship " Vermont," March, 1897-98; commanding U. S. S. " Osceola," April, 
1898, to date. 

Reuben Oscar Bitler. Appointed from Pennsylvania. Naval Acad 
emy, June 19, 1875; Midshipman, June 10, 1881 ; Ensign (junior grade), 
March 3, 1883; Ensign, June 26, 1884; Lieutenant (junior grade), May 29, 
1892 ; " Essex," Asiatic Station, 1883-5 ; coast survey steamer " Gedney," 
1885-90; "Yantic," August, 1890, to July, 1891; receiving-ship "Ver 
mont," July, 1891, to April, 1894 ; " Marblehead," April 2, 1894, to Janu 
ary, 1897. Promoted to Lieutenant, April, 1896; Branch Hydrographic 
Office, New York, Feb. 1, 1897 ; U. S. S. " Lebanon," April, 1898, to date. 

Herman George Dresel. Appointed from Ohio. Naval Academy, 
September 22, 1876; Midshipman, June 22, 1882; Ensign (junior grade), 
March 3, 1883 ; Ensign, June 26, 1884; Lieutenant (junior grade), June 2, 
1892 ; special duty Smithsonian Institute, 1883-5 ; Naval Academy, 1888 to 
June, 1892; training-ship "Portsmouth," June, 1892, to 1894; U. S. S. 
"Raleigh," July, 1894; Naval Academy, June, 1895-8. Promoted to 
Lieutenant, May, 1896 ; U. S. S. " Puritan," April, 1898, to date. 

Harry Phelps. Appointed from New Jersey. Naval Academy, Sep 
tember 15, 1876, to June, 1880 ; " Quinnebaug," European Station, 1880-2 ; 
Midshipman, June 22, 1882 ; Coast Survey, 1882-4 Ensign (junior grade), 
March 3, 1883. Ensign, June 26, 1884 ; " Ranger," North Pacific Survey, 
1884-8; Naval Academy, 1888-91; "Yantic," South Atlantic Station, 
1891-2. Lieutenant (junior grade), June 19, 1892; " Bennington," Euro 
pean Station, 1892-4 ; Naval Academy, 1894-7; Lieutenant, May 10, 1896 ; 
" Texas," North Atlantic Station, February, 1897, to date. 



RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 209 

Patrick William Hourigan. Appointed from New York. Naval 
Academy, June 24, 1876 ; Midshipman, June 22, 1882 ; Ensign, (junior 
grade), March 3, 1883; Ensign, June 26, 1884; Lieutenant, (junior grade), 
June 30, 1892; "Juniata," Asiatic Station, 1883-5; training-ship "Con 
stellation," 1886-9 ; assistant to Light-House Inspector, 1889, to March, 
1892; "Dolphin," special service, March, 1892, to April, 1895; Naval 
Academy, April 10, 1895, to May, 1897. Promoted to Lieutenant, June 12, 
1896 ; "Concord," May 22, 1897, to date. 

John Baptiste Bernadou. Appointed at large. Naval Academy, 
September 22, 1876; Midshipman, June 22, 1882; Ensign (junior grade), 
March 3, 1883; Ensign, June 26, 1884; Lieutenant, (junior grade), Julyl, 
1892; special duty, Corea, 1883-5; office Naval Intelligence, December, 
1887, to February, 1891 ; " Newark," special service, February, 1891, to 
May, 1893 ; sick leave, May, 1893, to July, 1893 ; " Bennington," European 
Station, July, 1893-4 ; Torpedo Station, September, 1894-7. Promoted to 
Lieutenant, June, 1896 ; commanding U. S. S. " Winslow," December, 1897, 
to date. 

Homer Clarke Poundstone. Appointed from West Virginia. Naval 
Academy, September 24, 1874; Midshipman, June 22, 1882 ; Ensign, (junior 
grade), March 3, 1883; Ensign, June 26, 1884; Lieutenant, (junior grade), 
July 1, 1892 ; Asiatic Station, 1883-9 ; Coast Survey steamer " Patterson," 
1890, to December, 1892 ; special duty World s Exposition, December, 1892, 
to August, 1893 ; "New York," S. A. Station, August, 1893, to July, 1896 ; 
promoted to Lieutenant, July 4, 1896 ; Bureau of Ordnance, October 14, 
1896, to May, 1898 ; U. S. S. " Newark," May 1898, to date. 

Albert Ammerman Ackerman. Appointed from New Jersey. 
Naval Academy, June 24, 1876 ; Midshipman, June 22, 1882 ; Ensign 
(junior grade), March 3, 1883; Ensign, June 26, 1884 ; Lieutenant (junior 
grade), July 21, 1892 ; special duty, Smithsonian Institute, 1882-3 ; Second 
Greely Relief Expedition, U. S. S. " Yantic," 1883 ; Fish Commission steamer 
"Albatross." 1883-4; Greely Relief Expedition, U. S. relief steamer 
"Alert," 1884; U. S. S. " Ranger," 1884-7; ordnance duty Navy Yard, 
Washington, D. C., 1887-90 ; "Philadelphia," N. A. Station, July, 1890, to 
June, 1893 ; leave of absence, June to August, 1893, Bureau of Ordnance, 
August, 1893, to November, 1895 ; Inspector of Ordnance, Iron Works, 
November, 1895 ; U. S. S. "Oregon," August, 1896, to date. Promoted to 
Lieutenant, October, 1896. 

Albert Parker Niblack. Appointed from Indiana. Naval Academy, 
September 22, 1876 ; Midshipman, June 22, 1882 ; Ensign (junior grade), 
March 3, 1883 ; Ensign, June 26, 1884 ; Lieutenant (junior grade), August, 
24, 1892; Pacific Squadron, 1880-1 ; North Atlantic Squadron, 1882; special 
duty, Smithsonian Institute, 1883 ; survey of Alaska, 1884-8 ; Ordnance 
Instruction, Torpedo Class and Smithsonian Institute, 1888 ; " Chicago," 
Squadron of Evolution, 1889-92 ; sick leave and waiting orders, to March, 
1893 ; Coast Survey steamer "Patterson," March, 1893, to November, 1893; 
temporary duty, Revision of Signal Book, Bureau of Navigation, to Febru 
ary, 1894; U. S. S." Dolphin," and Flag-Lieutenant North Atlantic Station, 
to May, 1895 ; Inspector of Naval Militia, September, 1896. Promoted to 
Lieutenant, September 5, 1896 ; Naval Attache Berlin, Rome and Vienna, 
1897-8 ; "Topeka," since April, 1898. 

William Truxtun. Appointed at large. Naval Academy, June 24, 
1876; Midshipman, June 22, 1882; Ensign (junior grade), March 3, 1883; 
Ensign, June 26, 1884; Lieutenant (junior grade), November 18, 1892; 

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210 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

Coast Survey steamer " Blake," 1883-5 ; " Quinnebaug," European Station, 
1886-9 ; Office Naval Intelligence, July, 1889, to December, 1890 ; sick 
leave, December, 1890, for one month ; February, 1891, ordered to Bureau 
of Equipment for Compass Instruction; "Lancaster," Asiatic Station, March, 

1891, to June, 1894 ; leave of absence, June 30, 1894 ; Assistant to Inspector 
Fifth Light-House District, October 13, 1894. Promoted to Lieutenant, 
September 5, 1896 ; ordered to U. S. S. " Bancroft," July 15, 1896, to date. 

Stokeley Morgan. Appointed from Arkansas. Naval Academy, June 
24, 1876 ; Midshipman, June 22, 1882 ; Ensign, (junior grade), March 3, 
1883; Ensign, June 26, 1884; Lieutenant (junior grade), December 4, 
1892; "Juniata," Asiatic Station, 1883-5; Naval Academy, 1886-9; 
" Petrel," North Atlantic Station, 1889-91 ; " Thetis," special service, March, 

1892, to July, 1893 ; Navy Yard, Washington, July, 1893-5 ; U. S. S. 
"Texas," August, 1895 ; " Monocacy," July, 1896. Promoted to Lieuten 
ant, October, 1896; U. S S. " Yorktown," July, 1897 ; U. S. S. " Olympia," 
January, 1898, to date. 

Francis Joy Haeseler. Appointed from Pennsylvania. Naval Acad 
emy, September 22, 1876; Midshipman, June 22,1882; Ensign, (junior 
grade), March 3, 1883 ; Ensign, June 26, 1884 ; Lieutenant, (junior grade), 
January 9, 1893; "Juniata," Asiatic Station, 1883-5; Naval Academy, 
1886-9; "Boston," European Station, July, 1889, to September, 1892; 
Naval Academy, September, 1892, to June, 1895 ; " Amphitrite," June 24, 
1895. Promoted to Lieutenant, October 11,1896; "Texas," July, 1897, 
to date. 

Edward Simpson. Appointed at large. Naval Academy, June 24, 
1876 ; Midshipman, June 22, 1882 ; Ensign (junior grade), March 3, 1883 ; 
Ensign, June 26, 1884; Lieutenant (junior grade), January ^5, 1893; 
Lieutenant, November 1, 1896. " Richmond," Asiatic Station, 1880-2 ; 
Coast Survey sloop "Steadfast," 1882-3; Coast Survey steamer "Blake," 
1883-5; "Despatch," special service, 1885-7; "Thetis," special service, 
1887 to January, 1890 ; Office Naval Intelligence, February, 1890, to June, 
1893 ; " Baltimore," Asiatic Station, June, 1893, to September, 1895 ; " Con 
cord," Asiatic Station, September, 1895, to May, 1896 ; Baltimore Branch 
Hydrographic Office, June, 1896, to February, 1898 ; Coast Survey steamer 
" Endeavor," February to April, 1898 ; "Brooklyn," April, 1898, to date. 

William Carpenter Pendleton Muir. Appointed from Kentucky. 
Naval Academy, June 24, 1876 ; Midshipman, June 22, 1882 ; Ensign 
(junior grade), March 3, 1883 ; Ensign, June 26, 1884 ; Lieutenant (junior 
grade), February 7, 1893 ; "Essex," Asiatic Station, 1883-5 ; Naval Acad 
emy, 1886-9; Yantic,"N. A. Station, September, 1889, to July, 1890; 
Coast Survey steamer " Blake," July, 1890, to December, 1892 ; Bureau of 
Equipment, December, 1892, to September, 1893; " Linsley Institute," 
Wheeling. W. Va., September, 1893, to August, 1895 ; " Marion," August, 
1, 1895. Promoted to Lieutenant, November 10, 1896 ; " Detroit," July, 
1897, to date. 

Edward Faysson Leiper. Appointed from Pennsylvania. Naval 
Academy, June 25, 1875 ; Midshipman, June 22, 1882 ; Ensign (junior 
grade), March 3, 1883 ; Ensign, June 26, 1884; Lieutenant (junior grade), 
February 25, 1893; Coast Survey steamer "Arago," 1883-4; "Dolphin," 
special service, 1886-9 ; special duty Electric Lights, December, 1889, to 
June, 1893; "Concord," Asiatic Station, June, 1893, to 1895; U. S. S. 
" Monterey," January, 1895-6 ; leave of absence, June, 1896. Promoted to 
Lieutenant, November, 1896 ; ordered to Naval Academy, August, 1896-8 ; 
U. S. S. "New Orleans," April, 1898, to date. 



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Joseph Hamilton Rohrbacher. Appointed from Pennsylvania. 
Naval Academy, June 24, 1876 ; Midshipman, June 22, 1882 ; Ensign (junior 
grade), March 3, 1883; Ensign, June 26, 1884; Lieutenant (junior grade), 
March 7, 1894 ; " Juniata," Asiatic Station, 1884-5 ; Inspector of Steel, new 
cruisers, 1887-9 ; " Pensacola," special service, May, 1889, to July, 1890 ; 
Coast Survey steamer " Blake," July, 1890, to June, 1892 ; Inspector of Steel, 
Homestead, Pa, August, 1892, to September, 1894; " Machias," September 
18, 1894, to November, 1897. Promoted to Lieutenant, December 6, 1897 ; 
Inspector of Steel, December 23, 1897, to date. 

William Lowden Sims. Appointed from Pennsylvania. Naval 
Academy, June 24, 1876 ; Midshipman, June 22, 1$2 ; Ensign (junior 
grade), March 3, 1883 ; Ensign, June 26, 1884 ; Lieutenant (junior grade), 
May 9, 1893; Lieutenant, January 1, 1897; "Tennessee," N. A. Station, 
1880-2; -Colorado," 1882, New York Navy Yard ; " Swatara," 1883-85, N. 
A. Station ; " Yantic," N. A. Station, 1885-7 ; leave of absence, Paris, 1888- 
9 ; nautical school ship "Saratoga," December, 1889, to June, 1893 ; " Phila 
delphia," Pacific Station, June, 1893, to August, 1894 ; Charleston," China 
Station, August, 1894, to July, 1896 ; " Kichmond," League Island, Septem 
ber, 1896, to February, 1897 ; naval attache, U. S. Embassies, Paris and 
St. Petersburg, March, 1897, to date. 

Miles Carpenter Gorgas. Appointed at large. Naval Academy, 
September 18, 1875 ; Midshipman, June 22, 1882 ; Ensign (junior grade), 
March 3, 1883 ; Ensign, June 26, 1884 ; Lieutenant (junior grade), May 15, 
1893 ; coast survey steamer " Blake," 1883-5 ; " Thetis," special service, 1886 
to January, 1890; Midvale Steel Works, March, 1890, to August, 1892; 
training-ship " Kichmond," August, 1892, to April, 1893 ; " Detroit," S. A. 
Station, April, 1893-95 ; U. S. S. " Philadelphia," January, 1895-6 ; leave 
of absence, May, 1896; Naval Academy, August, 1896. Promoted to Lieu 
tenant, January, 1897 ; Navy Yard, Mare Island, October, 1897, to date. 

Louis Sayre Van Duzer. Appointed from New York. Naval 
Academy, September 22, 1876 ; Midshipman, June 22, 1882 ; Ensign 
(junior grade), March 3, 1883; Ensign, June 26, 1884; Lieutenant (junior 
grade), June 10, 1893; on leave, 1884; Coast Survey schooner " Eagre," 
1888-9; Hydrographic Office, August, 1889, to March, 1892; "Mianto- 
nomah," N. A. Station, March, 1892, to September, 1893; "Yantic," S. A. 
Station, September, 1893, to March, 1895 ; Officer of Naval Intelligence, 
June 1 to September, 1895, Linsley Institute, Wheeling, W. Va., September 
7, 1895, to June, 1897. Promoted to Lieutenant, January 5, 1897; "Iowa," 
June 28, 1897, to date. 

Wilson Wildman Buchanan. Appointed from Ohio. Naval Acad 
emy, June 25, 1875 ; Midshipman, June 22, 1882 ; Ensign, (junior grade), 
March 3, 1883 ; Ensign, June 26, 1884 ; Lieutenant (junior grade), June 27, 
1893 ; " Alert," Asiatic Station, 1883-5 ; " Dolphin," special service, 1888 to 
July, 1890; Coast Survey steamer " Bache," July, 1890, to October, 1892; 
Bureau of Equipment, October, 1892, to February, 1895; "Olympia," Feb 
ruary 5, 1895, to January, 1898. Promoted to Lieutenant, January 29, 1897 ; 
Bureau of Naval Intelligence, February, 1898, to dale. 

Augustus Newkirk Mayer. Appointed from Iowa. Naval Academy, 
June 24, 1876 ; Midshipman, June 22, 1882 ; Ensign (junior grade), March 
3, 1883 ; Ensign, June 26,1884 ; Lieutenant (junior grade), June 27, 1893 ; 
"Juniata," Asiatic Station, 1883-5; Naval Observatory, 1886-89 ; "Pensa 
cola," special service, April, 1889, to July, 1890 ; Coast Survey steamer 
" Gedney," July, 1890, to December, 1892 ; leave of absence, December, 



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1892, to March, 1893; Naval Observatory, March, 1893, to 1894; U. S. S. 
" Cincinnati," June, 1894, to 1897. Promoted to Lieutenant, June, 1897 ; 
Naval Observatory, October, 1897, to date. 

Frederic Rowland Brainard. Appointed from Illinois. Naval Acad 
emy, June 24, 1876 ; Midshipman, June 22, 1882; Ensign, (junior grade), 
March 3, 1883 ; Ensign, June 26, 1884 ; Lieutenant (junior grade), June 27, 
1893; Coast Survey steamer "Drift," 1883-5; " Ossipee," N. A. Station, 
1886, to 1889; waiting orders, March, 1889, to July, 1890; Inspector of 
Steel, Bethlehem, Pa., July, 1890, to December, 1892 ; " Kearsarge," N. A. 
Station, December, 1892, to 1894; school-ship "Enterprise," June, 1894, 
to 1896; U S. S. "Brooklyn," December, 1896, to April, 1898; U. S. S. 
" Uncas," April, 1898, to date. Promoted to Lieutenant, March, 1897. 

William Edwin Safford. Appointed from Ohio. Naval Academy, 
September 22, 1876; Midshipman, June 22, 1882; Ensign (junior grade), 
March 3, 1883 ; Ensign, June, 26, 1884; Lieutenant (junior grade), July 4, 
1893 ; special duty Smithsonian Institute, 1883-5 ; Naval Academy, 1888-90 ; 
World s Columbian Exposition, December, 1890, to May, 1893; "Alliance," 
Pacific Station, May, 1893, to August, 1893 ; waiting orders, August, 1893 ; 
U. S. S. "Alert," April, 1894-7. Promoted to Lieutenant, March, 1897; 
ordered to Naval Academy, June, 1897-8 ; April, 1898, U. S. S. " Saturn," 
to date. 

William John Maxwell. Appointed at large. Naval Academy, June 
9, 1874 ; Midshipman, June 22, 1882 ; Ensign (junior grade), March 3, 1883 ; 
Ensign. June 26, 1884; Lieutenant (junior grade), July 4, 1893; training- 
ship " Jamestown," 1883-5 ; waiting orders, 1888, to April, 1889 ; " Galena," 
N. A. Station, April, 1889, to May, 1890 ; " Dolphin," special service, July, 
1890, to March, 1891 ; "Vesuvius," N. A. Station, March, 1891, to July, 
1892 ; Assistant to Inspector 5th Light-House District, July, 1892, to 1894 ; 
U. S. S. " Charlestown," July, 1894-5; U. S. S. "Newark," January, 
1895^6; U. S. S. " Yantic," July, 1896. Promoted to Lieutenant, April, 
1897 ; U. S. S. " Columbia," July, 1897, to date. 

Franklin Swift. Appointed from Massachusetts. Naval Academy, 
June 9, 1874 ; Midshipman, June 22, 1882 ; Ensign (junior grade), March 3, 
1883; Ensign, June 26, 1884; Lieutenant (junior grade), July 4, 1893; 
" Brooklyn," Asiatic Station, 1883-5 ; Coast Survey steamer " Bache," 1886- 
89 ; " Petrel," unassigned, November, 1889, to August, 1891 ; leave of ab 
sence, August, 1891, to July, 1892; Coast Survey steamer "Blake," July, 
1892, to June, 1894; leave of absence, June 13, 1894; Coast Survey Office, 
September 13, 1894; commanding F. C. steamer "Fish Hawk," June 27 ? 
1895, to date, Promoted to Lieutenant, March 29, 1897. 

John Frazer Luby. Appointed from New York. Naval Academy, 
June 25, 1875 ; Midshipman, June 22, 1882 ; Ensign (junior grade), March 
3, 1883 ; Ensign, June 26, 1884 ; Lieutenant (junior grade), July 22, 1893 ; 
training-ship " Jamestown," 1883-5 ; Coast Survey steamer "Bache," 1888, 
to October, 1891 ; training-ship " Richmond," October, 1891, to June, 1892 ; 
Nautical school-ship " Saratoga," June, 1892, to June, 1895 ; " Essex," June 
20, 1895. Promoted to Lieutenant, May 16, 1897; "Iowa," July, 1897; 
" Detroit," January, 1898 ; " Newport," February, 1898 ; U. S. S. " Yank- 
ton," May, 1898, to date. 

Lewis Jacob Clark. Appointed from Alabama. Naval Academy, 
September 22, 1876; Midshipman, June 22, 1882; Ensign (junior grade), 
March 3, 1883 ; Ensign, June 26, 1884 ; Lieutenant, (junior grade), Septem 
ber 15, 1893; "Enterprise," Asiatic Station, 1883-6 ; "Ranger," N. Pacific 



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Station, 1887-90 ; training-ship " Richmond," October, 1890, to September, 
1891 ; Coast Survey steamer " Hassler," September, 1891, to February, 1895 ; 
Naval War College June 1, 1895, to November, 1895; training-ship "Con 
stellation," November 2, 1895, to June, 1897 ; " Detroit," June 8, 1897, to 
date. Promoted to Lieutenant, June 4, 1897. 

Theodore Gibbs Dewey. Appointed from South Carolina. Naval 
Academy, June 25,1875; Midshipman, June 22, 1882; Ensign, (junior 
grade) March 3, 1883; Ensign, June 26, 1884; Lieutenant, ( junior grade), 
September 27, 1893; Coast Survey sloop " Steadfast," 1883-6; "Thetis," 
special service, 1887-9 ; receiving-ship "Independence," December, 1#89, to 
December, 1891 ; "Chicago," S. A. Station, December^! 891, to 1894 ; U. S. 
S. "Bennington," July, 1894; leave of absence, December, 1894; Library 
of War Records, March, 1895-96; U. S. S. "Massachusetts," June, 1896 
(commissioned Lieutenant, June 1897), to date. 

Hugh Rodman. Appointed from Kentucky. Naval Academy, Sep 
tember 18, 1875; Midshipman, June 22, 1882 ; Ensign (junior grade), March 
3, 1883 ; Ensign, June 26. 1884 ; Lieutenant (junior grade), October 1, 1893 ; 
" Wachusett," Pacific Station, 1883-5; "Essex," 1886-9; Hydrographic 
Office, July, 1889, to October, 1890 ; Naval Observatory, October, 1890, to 
November, 1891 ; Coast Survey steamer " Patterson," April, 1891, to Novem 
ber, 1895 ; Coast Survey Office, December 20, 1895, to April, 1897 ; " Raleigh," 
April 29, 1897, to date. Promoted to Lieutenant, June, 1897. 

John Adrian Hoogewerff. Appointed at large. Naval Academy, 
June 27, 1877 ; Naval Cadet, August 5, 1882 ; Ensign (junior grade), July 
1, 1883 ; Ensign, June 26, 1884 ; Lieutenant ( junior grade), November 5, 
1893; Naval Observatory, 1883-5 ; "Brooklyn/ 1885-9; Naval Observa 
tory, June, 1889, to July, 1892 ; "Charleston," Special Service Squadron, 
July, 1892-5; U. S. S. "Philadelphia," January, 1895 ; leave of absence, 
June, 1895 ; Naval Academy, July, 1895-7. Promoted to Lieutenant, July, 
1897 ; U. S. S. "Cincinnati," July, 1897, to date. 

Edward Everett Capehart. Appointed from 16th District, Ohio. 
Naval Academy, June 22, 1877 ; Naval Cadet, August 5, 1882 ; Ensign 
(junior grade), July 1, 1883; Ensign, June 26, 1881; Lieutenant (junior 
grade), December 26, 1893 ; u Lancaster," European Station, 1881-3 ; pres 
ent at bombardment of Alexandria and landed with American troops, July, 
1882 ; "Galena," N. A. Station, 1883-6 ; ashore at Aspinwall during fight 
and burning of that city, April, 1885 ; Naval Academy, 1886-90 ; u Enter 
prise," " Atlanta and Chicago," N. A. Station, July, 1890, to June, 1893 ; 
Torpedo Station, June, 1893, to date ; monitor " Terror," April 15, 1898, to 
July 15, 1898; then transferred to flag-ship "New York," present duty. 
Promoted to Lieutenant (senior grade), August 18, 1892. 

Henry B. Wilson. Appointed from New Jersey. Cadet Midshipman, 
September, 1876. Naval Cadet, August, 1882. Ensign, June, 1884. Lieu 
tenant (junior grade), February, 1894; leave of absence, October, 1893; 
Naval War College, March, 1894, to May, 1896 ; U. S. receiving-ship 
"Michigan," May, 1896, to September, 1896; U. S. S. "Bancroft," Septem 
ber, 1896, to date. Promoted to Lieutenant, September, 1897. 

George P. Blow. Appointed from Virginia. Cadet, 1876. Naval 
Cadet, August, 1882. Ensign, June, 1884 ; charge Branch Hydrographic 
Office, Chicago, May, 1893. Promoted to Lieutenant (junior grade), Feb 
ruary, 1894 ; U. S. S. " Texas," December, 1895 ; U. S. S. " Katahdin ; " U. S. 
S. " Maine," to February, 1898 ; commanding " Potomac " to date. 



214 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

Spencer Shepard Wood. Born in Brooklyn, New York, on August 
7, 1861, but his parents soon removed to New York City, where he spent the 
first eleven years of his life ; then he accompanied his grandparents to Flush 
ing, N. Y., where he attended school at the Flushing Institute. In June, 
1877, he applied to enter a competitive examination for appointment to West 
Point, but was informed that he was too young ; the following year, however, 
he was admitted to a competitive examination and was the successful candi 
date for appointment to the vacancy from the First Congressional District of 
New York at the Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md. ; Hon. J. "W. Covert 
gave him the appointment, and he successfully passed the entrance examina 
tion and became a Cadet Midshipman in June, 1878. He was graduated No. 
3 in his class after the course of four years at the Naval Academy, and went 
directly from the Academy to the " Vandalia," then lying at Hampton Roads, 
Va. ; serving on board this vessel for about a year, he was then transferred to 
the "Tennessee," for duty as an Aide on the staff of Rear- Admiral G. H. 
Cooper, U. S. N. ; while on this duty he accompanied the Admiral to Caracas, 
Venezuela, on the occasion of the unveiling of the statute of General Wash 
ington, in one of the plazas of that city. In May, 1884, Cadet Wood passed 
his examination at Annapolis, Md., for final graduation, remaining No. 2 in 
his class, and in July of that year he received his commission as an Ensign, 
and was ordered to duty at the Naval Experimental Battery at Annapolis, 
Md., in connection with the development of the new guns and powders for 
the Navy. In May of the following year, he reported on board of the " Iro- 
quois," at Panama, United States of Colombia, and cruised on the west coast 
of South America until the fall of 1887, when the "Iroquois" proceeded to 
San Francisco, Cal , and was put out of commission, early in 1888. Ensign 
Wood then joined the Coast Survey steamer "Patterson," and performed 
survey work in Southeastern Alaska until October, 1888 ; during this season 
he took part in the survey of the Portland Canal. In November, 1888, he 
was one of a party of four officers ordered to Mexico and Central America 
for astronomical observations for the determination of the longitudes of Coat- 
zacoalcoa, Salina Cruz, La Libertad and San Juan Del Sur. These observa 
tions being completed, the party returned to Washington for the computation 
of the data obtained. In September, 1889, Ensign Wood applied for sea 
duty, and was ordered to the Asiatic Squadron ; there he served on the 
" Omaha," " Monocacy," and on the "Palos," as Executive Officer and Navi 
gator, spending one winter at Tientzin, China, when he had opporturity to 
visit Pekin and the Great Wall of China. The last year of his cruise he 
served on the staff of Rear- Admiral G. E. Belknap, U. S. N., as Flag Lieu 
tenant, and accompanied the Admiral home, early in 1892. For about two 
months Ensign Wood awaited orders at his home in Flushing, N. Y . and 
then reported for duty in the office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy. 
In March, 1893, he was appointed Naval Aide to the Secretary of the Navy, 
and performed this duty for over a year. During this period he had charge 
of many of the details connected with the invited guests at the Naval Review 
in New York, accompanying the Secretary on the " Dolphin " to the Naval 
Review, and was the officer designated to meet the President at Jersey City 
to accompany him to his hotel, and the following day to accompany him to 
and from the " Dolphin " for the Review. At Ensign Wood s request he was 
relieved from duty as Naval Aide to permit him to accompany Admiral 
Walker, U. S N., as his Flag Secretary to Honolulu when he took command 
of the Pacific Station in the spring of 1894. In April of this year he 
received his commission as a Lieutenant (junior grade). He served on board 



RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 215 

the "Philadelphia" in Honolulu, was present at the first meeting of the Con 
stitutional Convention, and on July 4, 1894, was present when that Constitu 
tion was proclaimed to be the law of the land. Lieutenant Wood returned 
to the United States with Admiral Walker, in September, 1894, and was then 
ordered as Flag Secretary to Rear-Admiral R. W. Meade, U. S. N. He 
served on board the " New York," with Admiral Meade until the Admiral 
retired from active service, when he joined the " Vermont " at the New York 
Navy Yard. In June of this year he married Miss Mary Margaretta Fryer, 
of New York. In September, he took the course in Torpedo Instruction at 
the Torpedo Station at Newport, and in October was ordered to Bristol, R. I., 
as Assistant Inspector of Torpedo Boats, Nos. 6 and 7^ the Porter" and 
" Dupont ") to be built by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company at that 
place. He was present during the entire construction of these boats and on 
all of their trials. Upon the detachment of Commander Converse, U. S. N., 
the General Inspector, from the duty in charge of the Torpedo Station, Lieu 
tenant Wood remained in charge of the work on No. 7, and in September, 
1897, was ordered to assume command of the " Dupont " at Newport, R. I. 
In this month he received his commission as a, Lieutenant. Since taking 
command of the " Dupont," this boat has visited most of the ports from 
Newport to Mobile, where she is now lying (March, 1898). 

Guy W. Brown. Appointed from Indiana. Cadet Midshipman, June, 
1875; Midshipman, June, 1882; Ensign, June, 1884; Lieutenant (junior 
grade), April, 1894 ; August, 1892, U. S. S. " Monocacy," U. S. S. "Petrel," 
to May, 1895 ; leave of absence, November, 1895 ; June, 1896, U. S. S. 
" Philadelphia," Coast Survey steamer, " Patterson," to date. Promoted 
Lieutenant, September, 1897. 

William B. Fletcher. Appointed from Vermont. Cadet, 1877; 
Naval Cadet, August, 1882 ; Ensign, July, 1884; school-ship "Saratoga," 
May, 1893-5. Promoted to Lieutenant (junior grade), May, 1894 ; U. S. S. 
" Alliance," U. S. S. Vicksburg," August, 1895-8. Promoted to Lieutenant, 
October, 1897 ; U. S S. " Massachusetts," April, 1898, to date. 

Marbury Johnston. Appointed from New York. Cadet Midshipman, 
June, 1878 ; Naval Cadet, August, 1882 ; Ensign, July, 1884 ; Lieutenant, 
(junior grade), June, 1894 ; April, 1892, U. S. S. "Concord," to June, 
1895; leave of absence, June, 1895 ; Naval War College, November, 1895, to 
August, 1897; "San Francisco," August, 1897, to date. Lieutenant, De 
cember, 1897. 

William B. Whittelsey. Appointed from New York. Cadet Mid 
shipman, June, 1878 ; Naval Cadet, August, 1882 ; Ensign, July, 1884 ; 
Office Naval Intelligence, October, 1893-4. Commissioned Lieutenant 
(junior grade), June, 1894 ; training-ship " Essex," December, 1894-7 ; 
U. S. S. "Puritan," January, 1897; Inspector of Ordnance, Bridgeport, 
Dec., 1897, to date (June, 1898). Commissioned Lieutenant, Dec., 1897. 

Joseph L. Jayne. Appointed from Mississippi. Cadet Midshipman, 
June, 1878 ; Naval Cadet, August, 1882 ; Ensign, July, 1884 ; Lieutenant 
(junior grade), 1894; Bureau of Equipment, September, 1893, to October, 
1895 ; U. S. S " Lancaster," October, 1895, to November, 1896 ; sick leave, 
November, 1896; Torpedo Station, Newport, June, 1897; Navy Yard, 
Washington, September, 1897, to February, 1898 ; commanding U. S. tor 
pedo-boat " Rogers," February, 1895, to date. Lieutenant, December, 1897. 
James G. Doyle Appointed from Pennsylvania. Cadet Midshipman, 
June, 1877; Naval Cadet, August, 1882; Ensign, July, 1884; Lieutenant 
(junior grade), July, 1894 ; Coast Survey steamer " Patterson," July, 1891, 



216 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

to June, 1894 ; Cramp s Shipyard, June, 1894, to December, 1896 ; U. S S. 
" Brooklyn," December, 1896, to date. Lieutenant, April, 1898. 

John J. Blandin. Appointed from Alabama. Cadet Midshipman, 
June, 1877 ; Naval Cadet, August, 1882 ; Ensign, July, 1884 ; Lieutenant 
(junior grade), July, 1894 ; Coast Survey steamer " Endeavor," October, 
1893, to June, 1897 ; U. S. S. " Maine," June, 1897, to February 15, 1898 ; 
charge Branch Hydrographic Office, Baltimore, April, 1898, to date. Lieu 
tenant, May, 1898 

Albert L/Key Appointed from Tennessee. Cadet Midshipman, June, 
1877; Naval Cadet, August, 1882 ; Ensign, July, 1884 ; Lieutenant (junior 
grade), August, 1894; Navy Yard, Washington, February, 1892, to July, 
1894; U. S. S. " Dolphin," July, 1894, to August, 1897 ; Naval Academy, 
August, 1897, to May, 1898. Promoted to Lieutenant, May, 1898 ; U. S. S. 
" Yale," May, 1898. 

William L. Howard. Appointed from Connecticut. Cadet Midship 
man, September, 1877; Naval Cadet, August, 1882; Emign, July, 1884 ; 
Lieutenant (junior grade), September, 1894; Inspector of Steel, Pittsburg, 
July, 1893, to November, 1895 ; U. S. S. " Boston," November, 1895, to date. 
Promoted to Lieutenant, May, 1898. 

Wiley R. M Field. Appointed from Virginia. Cadet Midshipman, 
June, 1878; Naval Cadet, August, 1882; Ensign, July, 1884; Lieutenant 
(junior grade), September, 1894; Office of Judge-Advocate General, May, 
1893; Office of Naval Intelligence, June, 1894, to April, 1895; U. S. S. 
" Amphitrite " and U. S. S. "Montgomery," April, 1895, to date. Promoted 
to Lieutenant, May, 1898. 

Edwin A. Anderson. Appointed from North Carolina. Cadet Mid 
shipman, June, 1878; Naval Cadet, August, 1882; Ensign, July, 1884; 
Lieutenant, (junior grade), September, 1894; leave of absence, October, 
1893; Naval War College, June, 1894; charge Branch Hydrographic 
Office, New Orleans, February, 1894, to May, 1895 ; U. S. receiving-ship 
" Michigan," May, 1895, to November, 1895 ; Hydrographic Office, Novem 
ber, 1895, to April, 1896; U. S. S. "Columbia," U. S. S. " Marblehead," 
April, 1896, to date ; Lieutenant, May, 1898. 

John M. Poyer. Appointed from Wisconsin. Cadet, October, 1879; 
Naval Cadet, August, 1882; Ensign, February, 1884; promoted to Lieuten 
ant, (junior grade), December, 1894 ; Navy Yard, Washington, January, 
1892-94 ; U. S. S. " Montgomery," August, 1894-97 ; Naval War College, 
June, 1897; Navy Yard, Washington, September, 1897-98; May, 1898 ; 
U. S. S. "St. Paul," to date; Lieutenant, May, 1898. 

Charles P. Eaton. Appointed from Maryland. Cadet, October, 1879 ; 
Naval Cadet August, 1882 ; Ensign, February, 1884 ; promoted to Lieuten 
ant (junior grade), December, 1894; C. S. S. " Hassler," June, 1891-94; 
leave of absence, December, 1894 ; U. S. S. " Bennington," May, 1895, to 
date ; Lieutenant, May, 1898. 

John M. Ellicott. Appointed from Maryland. Cadet, June, 1879 ; 
Naval Cadet, August, 1882 ; Ensign, July, 1884. Promoted to Lieutenant 
(junior grade), February, 1895; U. S. S. " Bennington," July, 1891, and 
U. S. S. "Chicago," to 1894; Naval Academy, September, 1894; Naval 
War College, June, 1896 ; U. S. S. " Marion," October, 1896 ; U. S. S. 
"Baltimore," January, 1898, to date. lieutenant, May, 1898. 

Harry George. Appointed from Michigan. Cadet, September, 1879; 
Naval Cadet, August, 1 882 ; Ensign, July, 1884. Promoted to Lieutenant 
(junior grade), March, 1895 ; Assistant Inspector, Electric-Lighting, Cramps , 



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March, 1893 ; Navy Yard, Mare Island, February, 1894-5 ; U. S. S. " Mon 
terey," March, 1895; U. S. S. "Thetis," U. S. S. "Adams," to 1898 ; April, 
1898, Naval Academy, to date. Lieutenant, May, 1898. 

Frederic L. Chapin. Appointed from Illinois. Cadet, September, 
1879 ; Naval Cadet, August, 1882 ; Ensign, July, 1884. Promoted to Lieu 
tenant (junior grade), March, 1895 ; Bureau of Ordnance, April, 1893-5 ; 
U. S. S. "Indiana," November, 1895, to April, 1898; May, 1898, U. S. S. 
" Lancaster," to date. Lieutenant, May, 1898. 

LIEUTENANTS ON THE RETIRED LIST. 

Retired under Act of August 3, 1861. 

Arthur Henry Fletcher. Born in England. Appointed an Acting 
Midshipman at Naval Academy, November 28, 1861 ; graduated, 1865 ; 
" Rhode Island," flagship, West India Squadron, 1865-6. Promoted to 
Ensign, December 1, 1866; "Iroquois" (third-rate), Asiatic Station, 1867- 
70. Promoted to Master, March 12, 1868. Commissioned as Lieutenant, 
March 26, 1869 ; " Idaho," store ship, Asiatic Fleet, 1871 ; ordnance duty, 
Navy Yard, Washington, 1872 ; commanding receiving-ship " Relief," 1873 ; 
"Intrepid" (fourth-rate), 1874; "Kansas" (third-rate), North Atlantic 
Station, 1875; Asiatic Station, 1876; "Huron" (third-rate), 1876-7; under 
suspension, 1878-9 ; waiting orders, 1880. Retired, October 11, 1881. 

John C. Soley. Born in Massachusetts. Appointed to Naval Acad 
emy, September 20, 1862, and graduated in 1866 ; N. A. Station, 1867. 
Promoted to Ensign, April, 1868 ; ordnance duty, Boston, 1868; " Nipsic" 
(fourth-rate), N. A Station, 1868-9. Promoted to Master, March 26, 1869 ; 
"Severn" flag-ship, North Atlantic Station, 1869-70. Commissioned as 
Lieutenant, March 21, 1870; Naval Academy, 1871-2 ; " Wabash," flag-ship, 
European Squadron, 1873, and "Franklin," flag-ship, same squadron, 1874-6; 
" Marion," European Fleet, 1877 ; Naval Academy, 1875-80 ; training-ship 
" Saratoga," 1880-2. Retired, February 24, 1885. 

Jerome E. Morse. Appointed from Massachusetts. Midshipman, 
October 11, 1862; Ensign, March 12, 1868; Master, March 26, 1869; 
Lieutenant, March 21, 1871 Retired July 22, 1874. 

H. R. Tyler. Appointed from Vermont. N. A., July, 1866; Ensign, 
July, 1871 ; Master, September, 1874 ; Lieutenant, March, 1881 ; "Nipsic," 
N. A. Station, 1870-3; " Monongahela," S. A. Station, 1873-6; receiving- 
ship "Wabash," 1876-7 ; " Swatara," N. A. Station, 1877-8 ; receiving-ship 
" Wabash," 1878-9 ; " Swatara," Asiatic Station, 1879-83 ; Torpedo Station, 
1883 : receiving-ship" Wabash," 1883-6; " Alliance," S. A. Station, 1886-9 ; 
"Adams," Pacific Station, 1889-90; R. S. "Independence," July, 1893-5 ; 
waiting orders, December, 1895. Retired, April, 1896. 

H. P. Mclntosh. Appointed from Indiana, June, 1867. Midshipman, 
June, 1871; Ensign, July, 1872; "California" and " Mohican," Pacific 
Squadron, 1871-2 ; " Lackawanna " and " Palos," Asiatic Squadron, 1872-4 ; 
Master, June, 1875 ; " Monocacy " and " Kearsarge," Asiatic Squadron, 
1875-8; Hydrographic Office, Washington, 1878-9; " Shenandoah," South 
Atlantic, Flag-Lieutenant on staff of Rear- Admiral Andrew Bryson, 1879- 
82. Lieutenant, October, 1882 ; Hydrographic Office, Washington, 1882-5 ; 
"Pensacola," Europe, 1885-8; charge of Branch Hydrographic Office, 
San Francisco, 1888, to April 25, 1891 ; U. S. S. " Marion," Behring Sea 
and Asiatic Squadrons, April 27, 1891, to December 4, 1891 ; U. S. S. "Alii- 



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ance," Asiatic Squadron, as Executive Officer and Navigator, December 4, 
1891, to April 4, 1892 ; special service, Wagasaki, Japan, May 26, 1892, to 
July 20, 1892; retired, June 30, 1892, on account of color blindness. 

Retired from incapacity resulting from incident of service. 

Henry R. "Baker. Acting Ensign, August 11, 1862; Acting Master, 
July 6, 1864 ; transferred to regular service, and retired as Lieutenant, De 
cember 6, 1876. 

William Watts. Born in New York. Entered Naval Academy, 
April 10, 1862; graduated, 1866; "Iroquois," Asiatic Station, 1866-9. 
Promoted to Ensign, April, 1868 ; practice-ship " Macedonian," 1869. Pro 
moted to Master, March 26, 1869 ; " Congress " (second rate), North Atlantic 
Fleet, 1870-1. Commissioned as Lieutenant, March 21, 1870; torpedo 
service, 1872-3 ; " Brooklyn," flag-ship, South Atlantic Fleet, 1874-5 ; 
" Monongahela," South Atlantic Station, 1876 ; ordnance duty, New York 
Navy Yard, 1877-8 ; " Alert," 1879-80. Retired, January, 31, 1883. 

William McC. Little Born in New York. Entered Naval Academy, 
March 11, 1863; graduated, 1866; North Atlantic Station, 1867. Promoted 
to Ensign, April, 1868; "Franklin," flag-ship, European Fleet, 1868-71. 
Promoted to Master, March 26, 1869. Commissioned as Lieutenant, March 
21, 1870; leave in Europe, 1876; torpedo duty, 1873; " Swatara," North 
Atlantic Squadron, 1874-7 ; ordnance duty, Navy Yard, New York, 1878 ; 
"Minnesota," 1878-80; " New Hampshire," 1881 ; "Adams," 1882; "Min 
nesota," 1883. Retired, May 16, 1884. 

Charles H. Judd. Born in New York. Entered Naval Academy, 
September 23, 1863; graduated, 1866; "Ossipee," North Pacific Fleet, 
1867-9. Promoted to Ensign, April, 1868 ; and to Master, March 26, 1869 ; 
"Miantonomah," special service, Europe, 1869-70. Commissioned as Lieu- 
tenan*, March 21, 1870; "Michigan" (fourth- rate), 1871; "Nipsic," North 
Atlantic Squadron, 1872; receiving-ship " Vermont," 1873-4; "Plymouth," 
North Atlantic Station, 1875-8; Hydrographic Office, 1875-81; "Alaska," 
1881-3; torpedo station, 1883 ; "Galena," 1883-5. Retired, December 18, 
1885. 

Douglas Roben. Born May 4, 1847, in Ohio. Appointed from Ohio; 
entered Naval Academy as Midshipman, September 23, 1862 ; distinguished 
for proficiency in mathematical studies; was graduated, June 12, 1866; 
ordered to the " Ossipee," October, 1866, then at Philadelphia; made a two 
years cruise in the Pacific via Strait of Magellan. Was commissioned as 
Ensign, in March, 1868 ; served a short time on the " Cyane," while in the 
Pacific. Commissioned as Master, March 26, 1869 ; in 1869 was assigned to 
the " Supply," at Boston, as Navigator, being then only twenty-two years of 
age ; made a cruise to the Mediterranean in that vessel on the occasion of 
establishing the present naval store-house at Villafranche ; on return to the 
United States, was ordered to join the " Severn," but a serious difficulty 
having developed itself in his eyes, as a result of exposure on duty, requested 
duty on shore ; was ordered to Naval Station, Mound City, Ills., as Execu 
tive Officer ; ordered in 1871 to the " Shawmut," going to South Atlantic ; 
while in West Indies, the trouble in his eyes became aggravated and he was 
granted sick leave ; in November, 1872, was placed on retired list for disa 
bility incurred in the line of duty. 

Frank Turnbull. Born in District of Columbia. Appointed from 
New Mexico; Naval Academy, September 20, 1861- Commissioned as 
Ensign, 1866; Master, 1869; Naval Observatory, 1869-70; Lieutenant, 



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June 21, 1870; " Brooklyn," European Station, 1870-2; leave of absence 
in Europe, 1876-7; retired July 10, 1877. 

Richard Mason Lisle. Born in Pennsylvania. Entered the Naval 
Academy, September 25, 1862 ; graduated, 1866; " Yantic," N. A. Station, 
1866 ; " Rhode Island," N. A. Station, 1866 ; " Susquehanna," N. A. Station, 
1866-7 ; " Guerriere," flag-ship, S. A. Squadron, 1867-8. Promoted to En 
sign, April, 1868; "Wasp," S. A. Station, 1868-9. Promoted to Master, 
March 26, 1869 ; " Terror " (iron-clad), N. A. Station, 1869-70. Commis 
sioned as Lieutenant, March 21, 1870; Navy Yard, Philadelphia, 1871 ; 
Torpedo Station, 1871-2 ; " Lackawanna," Asiatic Station, 1872-3 ; " Hart 
ford," flag-ship, Asiatic Station, 1*73-5 ; Navy Yard, League Island, 1876 ; 
" Alliance," European Station, 1877-9 ; Navy Yard, League Island, 1880-3 ; 
Retired, January 24, 1883. 

Charles P. Shaw. Born in Virginia. Entered Naval Academy, Sep 
tember 25, 1863; graduated, 1867; "Franklin," flagship, European Fleet, 
1867-9. Promoted to Ensign, 1868 ; "Portsmouth," S. A. Fleet, 1869-71. 
Promoted to Master, 1870. Commissioned as Lieutenant, 1871 ; " Pensa- 
cola," flagship, South Pacific Station, 1873-6 ; "Hartford," flagship, North 
Atlantic Station, 1876-8 ; Hydrographic Office, 1879-80. Retired, June 4, 
1883. 

John Thomas Sullivan. Born in New York. Entered Naval Acad 
emy, October, 1862; graduated, 1867; " Quinnebaug," July, 1867, to Sep 
tember, 1868 ; flagship, " Guerriere," S. A. Station, September, 1868, to May, 
1869. Promoted to Ensign, December 18, 1868 ; " Quinnebaug," May, 
1869, to July, 1870. Promoted Master, March 21, 1870; receiving-ship 
"Vermont," August and September, 1870; duty on staff of Admiral S. H. 
Stringham, October to November, 1870; "Guard," Darien Expedition, No 
vember, 1870, to July, 1871. Promoted to Lieutenant, March 21, 1871 ; 
" Wyoming," West Indies, October, 1871, to October, 1872 ; duty on Darien 
Expedition, December, 1872, to May, 1873; flagship "Frolic," August, 
1873, to January, 1874 ; " Ticonderoga," January 10, 1874, to February 22, 
1874 ; February 22, 1874, ordered to escort a commission of civil engineers 
over the Napipi Inter-oceanic Canal route ; " Roanoke," May, 1874, to De 
cember, 1874 ; Darien Expedition, December, 1874, to May, 1875 ; ordnance 
duty, Navy Yard, New York, July, 1875, to September, 1876 ; " Essex," West 
Indies, September, 1876, to April, 1877; ordered home from "Essex" and 
placed on sick leave ; special duty, Bureau of Navigation, December, 1879, 
to November, 1882 ; commanding Coast Survey steamer, " Endeavor," 
November, 1882, to April, 1884 ; sick leave, July, 1884, to December, 1884 ; 
"Minnesota," December, 1884, to October, 1885; "Brooklyn," October, 
1885 ; sick leave, November, 1885, to April, 1886. Retired May 12, 1886. 

John William Hagenman. Born in Pennsylvania. Entered Naval 
Academy, July 21, 1863 ; graduated, 1867 ; " Susquehanna," North Atlantic 
Station, 1867-8. Promoted to Ensign, 1868 ; " Portsmouth," South Atlantic 
Fleet, 1869-71. Promoted to Master, 1870. Commissioned as Lieutenant, 
1871 ; Coast Survey, 1872-5 ; "Marion," European Fleet, 1876-8 ; " Marion," 
1878; ordnance duty, Navy Yard, League Island, 1879-80; nautical 
school-ship "St. Mary s," 1880-3; "Marion," 1885-8. Retired, May 3, 
1889. 

Edwin Samuel Jacob. Born in Virginia. Entered Naval Academy, 
October 14, 1862 ; graduated, 1867 ; Asiatic Station, 1867-70. Promoted to 
Ensign, 1868 ; to Master, 1870. Commissioned as Lieutenant, 1871 ; Coast 
Survey, 1871-4 ; " Powhatan," special service, North Atlantic Station, 1875 



220 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

-7; Hydrographic Office, 1877-8; "Marion," South Atlantic Squadron, 
1879-82; Hydrographic Office, 1883-4. Retired, January 7, 1885. 

William Little. Born in Ohio. Entered Naval Academy, September 
29, 1863 ; graduated, 1867 ; " Minnesota," special cruise, 1867-8. Promoted 
to Ensign, 1868 ; " Dictator," (iron-clad), North Atlantic Fleet, 1869-70. 
Promoted to Master, 1870. Commissioned as Lieutenant, 1871 ; " Narragan- 
sett," special survey on Pacific, 1871-3 ; receiving-ship "Potomac," 1873-4 ; 
"Ashuelot," Asiatic Fleet, 1875-8 ; " Minnesota," 1878-80 ; " Yantic," 1880 ; 
" Miautonomah," 1882; " Wachusett," 1885; receiving-ship " Vermont," 
1886-7 ; torpedo station, 1887 ; receiving-ship " New Hampshire," 1887 ; 
" Richmond," 1888-9. Retired, June 26, 1889. 

Frederick William Greenleaf. Born in Maine. Entered Naval 
Academy, July 29, 1863; graduated, 1867 ; " Quinnebaug," South Atlantic 
Station, 1867-70. Promoted to Ensign, 1868 ; and to Master, 1870 ; Darien 
Expedition, 1870-2. Commissioned as Lieutenant, 1871 ; "Monocacy," Asi 
atic Squadron, 1873-7; "Wyoming," 1878-81 ; "Michigan," 1881-3. Re 
tired, April 30, 1884. 

James M. Grimes. Born in Cadiz, Ohio, November 21, 1847. En 
tered U. S. Naval Academy. July 23, 1863 ; graduated, June, 1867 ; joined 
U. S. frigate "Minnesota," July, 1867, on special cruise; detached from 
<l Minnesota," at Aspinwall, January, 1868, to join the Pacific Squadron ; 
went by rail to Panama ; passenger on " Wateree " to Callao, Peru, where 
joined the sloop-of-war " Dakota ; " served on the Pacific Station till Febru 
ary, 1871, on the " Dakota " and "Resaca;" made the cruise of the South 
Pacific Islands on the latter in 1869-70. Promoted to Ensign, December, 
1868; to Master, March, 1870; ordered to Torpedo School, June, 1871; 
attended a course of lectures at the school. Commissioned Lieutenant, 
December, 1871; ordered to frigate "Powhatan," February, 1872, home 
station ; detached and ordered to monitor " Saugus," Gulf Station, Decem 
ber, 1873 ; detached from her at Pensacola, when vessel was laid up, July, 
1874; ordered to Coast Survey steamer " Blake," September, 1874; engaged 
in surveying and deep-sea soundings off the passes of the Mississippi, and 
deep-sea soundings from mouth of Rio Grande to Dry Tortugas, Gulf of 
Mexico, winter of 1874-5; July, 1875, ordered to command the Coast 
Survey steamer " Fathomer ; " engaged in surveying portions of the Dela 
ware River, summer season, 1875, and in Core Sound, North Carolina, the 
winter season, 1875-6; detached from command of " Fathomer," August, 
1876; joined the "Ranger," November, 1876, while fitting out at Philadel 
phia for China ; went to China via Suez Canal and Red Sea ; detached from 
China Station, November, 1878; ordered to New York Navy Yard, June, 
1879; detached and joined "Powhatan," Home Station, September, 1880; 
cruised on " Powhatan," thirty-one months, that commission being detached, 
October, 1883. Retired, May 22, 1886. 

Hobart L. Tremain. Born in New York. Entered Naval Academy, 
September 30, 1864 ; graduated, 1868 ; Pacific Fleet, 1868-9. Promoted to 
Ensign, 1869; "Terror" (iron-clad), N. A. Fleet, 1869-70. Promoted to 
Master, 1870. Commissioned as Lieutenant, 1872 ; " Hartford." flag-ship, 
Asiatic Station, 1873-5; "Minnesota" (training-ship), 1875-8; " Ticon- 
deroga," special service, 1878-81 ; Navy Yard, New York, 1881-4 ; training- 
ship " Jamestown," 1884 ; training-ship " Portsmouth," 1884-7 ; Navy Yard, 
New York, 1887-90 ; retired May 19, 1891. 

Ambrose Barkley Wyckoff. Entered Naval Academy from Illinois, 
September 29, 1864 ; detached, graduated, June 20,1868; "Portsmouth" 



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and " Guerriere," South Atlantic Station, 1868-9. Promoted to Ensign, 
April 19, 1869 ; " Nantasket," West Indies, 1870. Promoted to Master, July 
12,1870; sick-leave, 1871; "Brooklyn," "Wyoming" and a Wachusett," 
West Indies, 1872-4. Promoted to Lieutenant, October 25, 1872 ; " Ports 
mouth," Pacific Station, 1875-6 ; Coast Survey, 1877-9 ; surveyed waters 
of Puget Sound; Torpedo School, 1880; "Swatara," " Ashuelot," " Rich 
mond " and " Monocacy," Asiatic Station, 1881-4; when the "Ashuelot " 
was sunk on a dark and foggy night, in 1883, he voluntarily left his own 
boat and took all the sick and servants into a drifting steam-cutter without 
any boiler or compass, and saved thirty men in a boat in which only twelve 
were stationed at "abandon ship." The fog lifting for a few minutes the 
next day, the helpless boat was rescued when almost in the heavy breakers 
on a reef, where all would have been lost. In charge of the branch Hydro- 
graphic Office at Philadelphia, 1885-6 ; was made a member of the American 
Philosophical Society and honorary member of the Franklin Institute, for ser 
vices in connection with the Electrical Exhibition at Philadelphia ; "Lancas 
ter," " Alliance " and " Tallapoosa," South Atlantic Station, 1887-8 ; Bureau 
of Yards and Docks, Navy Department, 1889. Under the law of March 2, 
1891, he was ordered by the Honorable Secretary of the Navy to proceed to 
Puget h?ound and select and purchase the lands for the Puget Sound Naval 
Station and locate the dry-dock authorized ; having performed this respon 
sible duty to the satisfaction of the Honorable Secretary, he was ordered 
September 15, 1891, as the first Commandant of the new station ; in Feb 
ruary, 1893, he was sent before the Retiring Board, on account of rheuma 
tism, caused by arduous duties and exposure, a six months sick leave was 
given him, but his promotion falling due, he was ordered up for examina 
tion, and July 3, 1893, was honorably placed on the retired list of the Navy 
for disease incurred in the line of duty. 

Nathan Hale Barnes. Born in Windham County, Conn., August 12, 
1846. Entered the U. S. Naval Academy, July 27, 1863, from Illinois ; on 
sick-leave, 1865-6 ; graduated, June 2, 1868 ; served on the " Tuscarora " 
and "Albany," in 1868-9, in the Pacific and N. A. Fleets. Commissioned 
Ensign, April 19, 1869; Master, July 12, 1870, and Lieutenant, December 
12, 1872 ; served in the "Onward" and "St. Mary s," Pacific Fleet, 1870-3; 
u Canandaigua," "Plymouth," and monitor " Mahopac," N. A. Fleet, 
1873-6: training-ship "Minnesota," 1877-9; "Nipsic," European Fleet, 
1879-82; Torpedo Station, 1883; special duty at Illinois College, 1883-6; 
special cruise around the world in the " Juniata," 1886-89 ; Training Station, 
Newport, R. I., 1889-90. Retired, February 18, 1891 ; received the de 
grees of Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy from Illinois College, and 
the commission of Lieutenant Colonel from the Governor of Florida ; Com 
mandant and Professor of Natural Sciences at the Florida State Military 
Institute, 1894-5 ; Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering, Military 
Science and Tactics, at the Norfolk College of Agriculture and Mechanic 
Arts, 1895-7 ; Professor of Hydraulic Engineering, Military Science and 
Tactics, at the University of Arizona, and Meteorologist and Irrigation Engi 
neer, at the Arizona Agricultural Experiment Station, Tucson, A. T. 

Webster Doty. Born in Wisconsin. Entered Naval Academy, July, 
27, 1864 ; graduated, 1868 ; Pacific Fleet, 1868-9. Promoted to fnsign, 
1869 ; " Yantic," N. A. Fleet, 1870-1. Promoted to Master, 1870 ; "Michi 
gan," 1872 ; " Tuscarora," surveying on Pacific, 1872-4. Commissioned as 
Lieutenant, 1873; "Pensacola," Pacific Fleet, 1875; "Hartford," N. A. 
Fleet, 1875-6 ; receiving-ship "Wyoming," 1877; " Monongahela," 1878-9; 



222 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

"Shenandoah," 1880-2; "Minnesota," 1882; "Kearsarge," 1883-4. Re 
tired, February 28, 1887. 

Andrew Charles McMechan. Born in Ohio. Entered Naval Acad 
emy, February 24, 1863 ; graduated, 1868 ; Pacific Fleet, 1868-74. Pro 
moted to Ensign, April, 19, 1869 ; and to Master, July 12, 1870 ; Asiatic 
Station, 187477. Commissioned as Lieutenant, January, 6, 1874 ; " Quinne- 
baug," European Squadron, 1878-81 ; R. S. "Independence," 1881-2. Re 
tired, October 29, 1883. 

James Franklin. Born in Maryland. Entered Naval Academy, Sep 
tember, 26, 1865; graduated, 1869; " Sabine," special cruise, 1869-70. 
Promoted to Ensign, 1870 ; signal duty, 1870-1 ; Asiatic Fleet, 1871-4. 
Promoted to Master, 1872; Coast Survey, 1874-6. Commissioned as Lieu 
tenant, 1875 ; torpedo duty, 1877. Retired, March 9, 1880. 

Charles Augustus Bradbury. Born in Vermont. Entered Naval 
Academy, July 27, 1865; graduated, 1869 ; "Sabine," 1869-70. Promoted 
to Ensign, 1870; signal duty, 1871 ; "Worcester," North Atlantic Station, 
1871-2. Promoted to Master, 1872 ; Coast Survey, 1873-6. Commissioned 
as Lieutenant, 1875 ; "Despatch," special service in Europe, 1877-9 ; " Con 
stellation" (training-ship), 1879-81; school-ship "St. Mary s," 1881-4; 
Bureau of Ordnance, 1884-9; " Yorktown," Squadron of Evolution, 1889- 

91 ; Bureau of Ordnance, October, 1891, to April, 1893 ; sick leave, April, 
1893, to May, 1894; training-ship "Portsmouth," training-ship " Alliance," 
May, 1894, to June, 1896 ; treatment Naval Hospital, New York, June, 
1896. Retired, September, 1896. 

William Couenhover Strong. Born in New York. Entered Naval 
Academy, September 22, 1864; graduated, 1868; " Benicia," Asiatic Fleet, 
1869-72. Promoted to Ensign, 1869 ; to Master, 1870 ; South Atlantic 
Station, 1873 ; " Monongahela," South Atlantic Station, 1874-6. Commis 
sioned as Lieutenant, 1874; Torpedo duty, summer of 1877; receiving-ship 
" Independence," 1877-8 ; " Wyoming," European Station, 1878-81 ; Signal 
Office, Washington, 1881-2 ; "Wachusett," Pacific Station, 1882-3; "Mar 
ion," Asiatic Station, 1885 ; " Trenton," Asiatic Station, 1885-6; " Swatara," 
S. A. Station, 1888-9 ; " Ranger," Pacific Station, March, 1892, to 1895 ; 
Navy Yard, League Island, April, 1895 ; sick leave, April, 1896. Retired, 
July, 1896. 

Charles Ansyl Clarke. Appointed from Iowa. Entered Naval Acad 
emy, July, 1864 ; Ensign, July, 1870 ; Master, March, 1873 ; Lieutenant, 
July, 1877; "Sabine," 1869-70; "Colorado," Asiatic Fleet, 1871-4; while 
attached to the " Colorado," took part in the attack on the Corean forts in 
1872; "Saco," Asiatic Fleet, 1872-3; " Iroquois," 1874; "Michigan," 
1875-6; receiving-ship "Franklin," 1876-7; "Portsmouth," training-ship, 
1877-8 ; "Adams," Pacific Station, 1880-3 ; " Nipsic," S. A. Station, 1883-6 ; 
receiving-ship "Independence," 1887-9; "Iroquois," Pacific Station, 1889- 

92 ; receiving-ship " Independence," October, 1892, to 1895 ; ordered to the 
"Thesis," May, 1895, to 1897 ; retired, September 15, 1870. 

Harry Muhlenburg Jacoby. Born in Pennsylvania. Entered Naval 
Academy, July 27, 1866; "Shenandoah" and "Wachusett," Europe 1870- 
73; "Worcester," N. A. Station, 1873-4. Promoted Ensign, July 13, 1871. 
Promoted Master, April 9, 1874; "Yantic," Asiatic Station, 1874-7; Coast 
Survey, 1878-80. Promoted Lieutenant, July 11, 1880 ; Navy Yard, League 
Island, 1881 ; " Lackawanna," 1881-2. Retired, November 16, 1883. 

Samuel Lindsay Graham. Born at Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Ap 
pointed from Pennsylvania to Naval Academy, July, 1866 ; graduated, June, 



RECORDS OF UVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 223 

1870 ; Ensign, July, 1871 ; Master, June, 1874 ; Lieutenant, November, 1880 ; 
U. S. S. " Guerriere," European Station, 1870-2 ; ran on Vado Rock, near 
Leghorn, Italy ; ship sent home, condemned and sold ; U. S. S. " Portsmouth " 
(surveying), Pacific Station, 1872-4 ; landed forces at Honolulu during riots 
attending election of King Kalakaua ; U. S. S. " Saranac," Pacific Station, 
from 1874 until wrecked at Seymour Narrows, British Columbia, June, 1875 ; 
transferred to U. S. S. " Tuscarora," Pacific Station (deep-sea sounding), 
from September, 1875, to August, 1876 ; called at Apia, Samoa, to inquire 
about deportment of Steinburger, by an English man-of-war ; U. S. S. " Ply 
mouth," 1876-9 ; during which time had two epidemics of yellow fever on 
board ; U. S. Hydrographic Office, 1879-80 ; U. S/S. " Constellation," 
March to June, 1880 Irish Relief cruise; U. S. Hydrographic Office, 
1880-1; U. S. S. "Lancaster," European Station, 1881-4; at bombard 
ment of Alexandria, Egypt, and landed with forces to assist in restoring 
order until arrival of English troops ; at Cronstadt, Russia, during the fes 
tivities attending the coronation of the present Czar, Alexander III.; Branch 
Hydrographic Office, Baltimore, 1884-7 ; U. S. S. " Trenton," Pacific Station, 
1887, until her wr@ck at Apia, Samoa, March, 1889 ; at Apia, Samoa, in 
charge of wrecking party, April, May and June, 1889 ; inspector of steel at 
Linden Steel Works, September, 1889, to November, 1892 ; Navy Yard, 
Washington, November, 1892, to March, 1893; U. S. S. "Bancroft," March, 
1893, to July, 1893 ; taking part in Naval Review of 1893 ; condemned by 
Medical Survey, July, 1893, and granted sick leave ; incapacitated for further 
active duty by disease contracted at Apia, Samoa, while engaged in wrecking 
"Trenton" and " Vandalia," and retired December 25, 1893. 

Francis Winslow. Born in Italy. Entered Naval Academy, July 
22, 1865 ; " Guerriere," 1869-72 ; R. S. " Sabine," 1873; " Alaska," 1874- 
76; Coast Survey, 1876-9. Promoted Ensign, July, 13, 1871. Promoted 
Master, October 7, 1874 ; " Saratoga," 1880 ; special duty, Fish Commission, 
1882-4; "Yantic," 1884-5; commanding C. S. schooner " Scoresby," 1886- 
9. Promoted Lieutenant, May 11, 1881. Retired, March 14, 1889. 

T. G. C. S alter. Naval apprentice. Naval Academy, September, 1866 ; 
Ensign, July, 1871; Master, November, 1871; Lieutenant, August, 18^1; 
"Congress," special service, 1870-1 ; Coast survey, 1875-80; "Marion," S. 
A. Station, 1880-3 ; Torpedo Station, 1883 ; Naval Station, New London, 
1883-5; training-ship "Portsmouth," 1885-8 ; Inspector of Ordnance, Mid- 
vale Steel Works, 1889, to June, 1892 ; " Chicago," N. A. Station, June, 
1892, until date of retirement, June 26, 1893. Retired, June, 1893. 

Albert Jonett Dabney. Entered Naval Academy, October 1, 1867 ; 
graduated, June 6, 1871 ; served on European Station on board U. S ship 
"Wachusett," flag ships " Wabash," and "Brooklyn," 1871-3. Promoted to 
Ensign, July 15, 1872 ; served on North Atlantic Station on board the U S. 
ships "Plymouth," " Shawmut," and "Dictator," 1874-7. Promoted to 
Master, April 6, 1875 ; served on board U. S. S. " New Hampshire," 1878 ; 
served on Asiatic Station, U. S. S. "Alert," 1879-82. Promoted Lieutenant, 
February 16, 1882; served in Hydrographic Office, Washington, D. C., 
1884. Retired, July 1, 1885. 

John Dowries. Appointed at large. Naval Academy, 1867 ; Mid 
shipman, June, 1871 ; Ensign, July, 1872 ; Master, April, 1875 ; Lieutenant, 
May, 1882; "Franklin," Europe, 1875-6; "Alliance," European Station, 
1877-9; receiving-ship "Wabash," 1880-3; "Tennessee," North Atlantic 
Station 1883-5 ; Branch Hydrographic Office, Boston, 1885-91 ; retired the 
26th of January, 1891. 



224 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

J. C. Burnett. Appointed from Indiana. Naval Academy, September, 
1867; Midshipman, June, 1871; Ensign, July, 1872 ; Master, July, 1875; 
Lieutenant, November, 1882 ; " California," Pacific Station, 1871-3 ; " Ports 
mouth," 1874-6 ; school-ship " Jamestown," 1876-8 ; " Lackawanna," Pacific 
Station, 1878-81 ; " Quinnebaug," European Station, 1881-3 ; receiving-ship 
"Independence," 1884-6; commanding C. S. S. " McArthur," 1886-9; 
" Iroquois/ Pacific Station, 1889-92; charge Branch Hydrographic Office, 
San Francisco, October 3, 1892 ; sick leave, October, 1894 ; waiting orders, 
May, 1895; "Lancaster," September 12, 1895. Retired, May, 1896. 

Samuel Seabury. Entered the service, October 3, 18(55, at New York, 
enlisting as a naval apprentice with a view to securing an appointment to 
the Naval Academy ; served on board training-ship "Sabine" until June 26, 
1867 ; at the Naval Academy from June 26, 1867, to June 6, 1871 ; served 
on " Iroquois," from July, 1871, to July, 1874, making cruise to China on 
the latter vessel. Promoted to Ensign, July 14, 1872 ; to Master, July 26, 

1875 ; served on " Omaha," South Pacific Station, January, 1875, to July, 

1876 ; at Navy Yard, New York, and receiving-ship "Colorado," November, 
1876, to May, 1879, with interval of four months in summer of 1877 on train 
ing-ship " Supply ; " from May, 1879, to May, 1881, on " Wachusett," attached 
to South Atlantic and to Pacific Squadrons, as well as four months duty on 
North Atlantic, during which an attempt was made to reach St. Louis by 
the Mississippi, for the enlistment of naval apprentices; from June, 1881, to 
October, 1882, on duty at New York Yard, and on special inspection duty at 
New York ; during this time was engaged on plans for vessels of war, receiv 
ing complimentary letter from Secretary of the Navy therefor; in the winter 
of 1881-2 was nominated by President Arthur as Naval Constructor, but not 
confirmed by Senate. Commissioned Lieutenant, January 9, 1883 ; from 
January 1883, to March, 1884, on the staff of Commodore Luce, command 
ing Training Squadron ; from March, 1884, to November, 1885, on special 
duty with Admiral Porter, engaged in the preparation of designs for vessel 
of war; November, 1886, to October, 1888, attached to flag-ships "Tennes 
see" and "Richmond," of the North Atlantic Squadron, under Rear- 
Admirals Jouett and Luce, taking part in all evolutions of that squadron, 
and in the camps of the Naval Brigade at Pensacola ; on duty in New York 
City, in connection with Board of Inspection of merchant vessels, from 
October, 1888, to April, 1892 ; on furlough, April, 1892, to June, 1893. In 
June, 1893, joined the " Philadelphia " at New York ; went round by the 
Magellan Strait to Honolulu, was surveyed by Medical Board at latter place 
and sent to Hospital at Mare Island, whence went to New York in June, 
1894. In October, 1894, was ordered to the " Castine," and went around 
Africa by way of Suez Canal and Cape of Good Hope ; from Cape Town, 
stopping at St. Helena, to Montevideo, where second survey condemned him 
from active service ; was sent to New York by way of Southampton, Eng., 
and on April 28, 1896, was placed on retired list. 

C. D. Galloway. Appointed from Maryland. Naval Academy, Sep 
tember, 1866. Midshipman, June, 1871 ; Ensign, July, 1872 ; Master, De 
cember, 1875; Lieutenant (junior grade), March, 1883; Lieutenant, June, 
1883; "California," Pacific, 1871-3; " Shawmut," N. A. Station, 1875-7; 
" Monongahela," 1877; " Fortune," special service, 1877-8; Hydrographic 
Office, 1878-9; "Saratoga," training-ship, 1879-83; practice-ship " Con 
stellation," 1883; Naval Academy, 1883-6; "Essex," Asiatic Station, 
1886-9 ; commanded a party of 25 marines and blue jackets for ten days in 
Corea, as a protection to our Minister and foreigners, and for this service 



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was complimented by Admiral Chandler, in General Order No. 38, as 
follows : 

General Order, No. 38. 

The Commander-in-Chief desires to express his appreciation of the commendable 
conduct of the body of blue jackets and marines of the U. S. steamer "Essex," Com 
mander Theo. F. Jewell, commanding, in their forced march of thirty miles in twelve 
hours on June 19, 1888, under the immediate command of Lieutenant C. D. Galloway, 
U. S. N., First Lieutenant K. D. Wainwright, U. S. M. C., and Ensign W. B. Hoggatt, 
U. S. N., from Chemulpo to Seoul, Corea, over a rough road, half of the march being 
made in the darkness of the night. The celerity of movement, combined with the 
steadiness of the men while employed on shore, reflects great credit upon the discipline 
and efficiency of the " Essex," as well as upon the U. S. Navy in general. This order 
will be read on board all vessels of the Squadron at the first general muster after its 
receipt. 

RALPH CHANDLER, Rear- Admiral, U. S. N. 
Commanding U. S. Naval Force on Asiatic Station. 

Naval Academy, 1888-90; retired February, 1894. 

C. A. Foster. Appointed from Minnesota. Naval Academy, August, 
1866 ; Midshipman. June, 1871 ; Ensign, July, 1872 ; Master, March, 1876 ; 
Junior Lieutenant, March, 1883 ; Lieutenant, August, 1883 ; " California," Pa 
cific, 1871-3 ; Asiatic Station, 1875-7 ; " Tennessee," Asiatic Station, 1877-8 ; 
" Canonicus," N. A. Station, 1878-9; Navy Yard, "Pensacola," 1879-83; 
" Lackawanna," Pacific Station, 1883 ; " Wachusett," Pacific Station, 1883-5 ; 
Torpedo Station, 1885-6 ; receiving-ship "Minnesota," 1886-8; "Omaha," 
Asiatic, 1888-9 ; " Monocacy," Asiatic Station, 1889-90; school-ship "En 
terprise," January, 1893-5. Ketired, April, 1895. 

D. L. Wilson. Appointed at large. Naval Academy, July, 1867 ; 
Midshipman, June, 1871; Ensign, July, 1872; Master, September, 1876; 
Junior Lieutenant, March, 1883; Lieutenant, December, 1884; "Guard" 
(store-ship), 1877-8; Hydrographic Office, 1878-81; training-ship "Ports 
mouth," 1881-4 ; Hydrographic Office, 1884-6 ; Torpedo Station, 1886-7; 
" Marion," Asiatic Squadron, 1887-90; ordered to the "Baltimore," Jan 
uary, 1893; sick leave, December, 1894. Ketired in November, 1895. 

David Peacock. Born in New Jersey. Entered Naval Academy, 
September 28, 1869 ; graduated, May 31, 1874. Midshipman, June 1, 1874. 
Promoted to Ensign, July 17, 1875. Promoted to Master, September 14, 
1881. Promoted to Lieutenant (junior grade), March 3, 1883. Promoted 
to Lieutenant, August 25, 1887 ; flag-ship " Brooklyn," S. A. Station, 1874-6 ; 
" Enterprise," Amazon Survey, 1877-80; " Quinnebaug," 1880-1 ; Hydro- 
graphic Office, Washington, D. C., 1881 ; " Enterprise," 1882 ; " Swatara," 
1882-3; receiving-ships "Colorado" and "Vermont," New York, 1884; 
training-ship ^Jamestown," 1885; commanding C. S steamer " Hassler," 
1886-8 ; training-ship " Saratoga," as Watch Officer and as Navigator, 1888 ; 
training-ship " Constellation," 1888-9 ; " Jamestown, l w 89 ; duty at Ports 
mouth Navy Yard, New Hampshire, 1889-90; in charge branch Hydro- 
Sraphic Office, Boston, Mass., 1889-90; in charge branch Hydrographic 
nice, Port and, Oregon, September, 1890, to March, 1892 ; " Pinta/ special 
service, March, 1892, to April, 1894; Naval War College, June to October, 
1894; Pittsburg, Steel Inspector, October, 1894, to April, 1895; Naval 
Observatory, Washington, D. C., in charge of Magnetic Observatory, April, 
1895, to July, 1896 ; " Monterey," July, 1896, to September. 1896 ; Pinta," 
September, 1896, to August, 1897 ; " Wheeling," August to September, 1897. 
Ketired October 28, 1898. 

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226 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

Milton Klinger Schwenk. Entered Naval Academy, June 1, 1872; 
"Omaha," South Pacific, 1876-8; "Alliance," N. A. Station, 1878-81. 
Promoted Ensign, July 15, 1872. Promoted Master, October 23, 1878; 
" Tallapoosa," 1882-3; nautical school-ship " St. Mary s," 1884-6 ; "Alert," 
1886-7. Promoted Lieutenant, July 31, 1885. Retired, May 14, 1889. 

Charles Macklin McCarteney. Born in Philadelphia, August 16, 
1854. Appointed from the Third Congressional District to the Naval 
Academy, September 22, 1870; graduated, June 21, 1875 (lost one year 
from accidenTreceived at Fire Quarters Drill). Commissioned Ensign, July 
18, 1876; Master, June 20, 1882; Lieutenant, (junior grade), March 3, 
1883; Lieutenant, March 26, 1889; served on the following vessels: 
" Swatara," September, 1875, to September, 1877 ; u Passaic," February, 
1878, to July, 1878 ; " Nipsic," November, 1879, to March, 1883 ; " Wyan- 
dotte," October, 1883, to April, 1884; command of tug "Speedwell," 
August, 1884, to March, 1885; "Omaha," March, 1885, to May, 1888; 
intermediate shore duty, Torpedo Station, and various periods of service at 
the Hydrographic Office. Retired, December 10, 1891. 

Ridgely Hunt. Appointed from Louisiana. Naval Academy, Septem 
ber 21, 1870 ; graduated, June 21, 1875 ; Ensign, November 25, 1871 ; Lieu 
tenant (junior grade), December 1,1883; " Swatara," North Atlantic Sta 
tion, 1875-7 ; " Alaska," Pacific," Station, 1877-81 ; special duty, Navy 
Department, 1881-2; " Juniata," Asiatic Station, 1882-4; Hydrographic 
Office, 1884-6; special duty, 1886-7; "Boston," special duty, 1887-8; 
special duty, Marine Conference, 1889-90; "San Francisco," August 3, 
1893; "Atlanta," January, 1895, to September, 1895 ; Branch Hydrogra 
phic Office, New York, September 30, 1895. Retired, September 15, 1897. 

Nich. J. Lane Trowbridge Halpine. Born in New York. Entered 
Naval Academy, June 9, 1871 ; graduated, Cadet Midshipman, June 10, 
1877; "Alliance," 1877-9. Promoted Midshipman, June 18, 1879; Relief 
Expedition, 1880. Promoted Ensign, October 1, 1880; receiving-ship " Pas 
saic," 1880-81; "Enterprise," 1882; " Palos," 18^3-4 ; Essex," 1884-5 ; 
Hydrographic Office, 1885-7 ; C. S. S. " Eagre," 1887 ; C. S. S. " Blake," 
1887-8. Promoted Lieutenant (junior grade), October 31, 1888; "Talla 
poosa," 1889, to January, 1892; receiving-ship "Wabash," May, 1892-95. 
Promoted to Lieutenant, July 4, 1893 ; retired, November, 1895. 

Roswell H. Lamson. Appointed from Oregon. Midshipman, Sep 
tember, 1858 ; Lieutenant, August, 1862 ; resigned, 1866 ; reappoiuted, Janu 
ary, 1895 ; retired, April, 1895. 

Lucian Flynne. Born in Alabama. Entered Naval Academy, Sep 
tember 22, 1870 ; graduated, June 1, 1874. Promoted Ensign, July 17, 
1875 ; Lieutenant (junior grade), March 3, 1883; Lieutenant, January 29, 
1887 ; Asiatic Station, 1874-6 ; " Canonicus," North Atlantic Station, 1877- 
8 ; " Vandalia," 1879-80 ; Coast Survey, 1881-5 ; training-ship " Ports 
mouth," 1885-8 ; special duty, electric lights, 1888-90 ; commanding C. S. S. 
" Gedney," June, 1892-5; Cramps Ship Yard, September, 1895-7; sick 
leave, September, 1897. Retired, February, 1898. 

O. E. Lasher. Appointed from New York. Naval Academy, Septem 
ber, 1868 ; Midshipman, June, 1872 ; Ensign, July, 1873 ; Master, July, 
1878 ; Junior Lieutenant, March, 1883 ; Lieutenant, March, 1885 ; Asiatic 
Station, 1872-5 ; " Vandalia," Europe, 1876-7 ; " Despatch " (despatch- 
boat), 1877-9 ; "Alliance," special service, 1881-5 ; Navy Yard, Norfolk, 
18856 ; commanding tug " Fortune," 1886-9 ; training-ship " Jamestown," 
1889-92; waiting orders, April, 1893; U. S. S. "Petrel," May, 1894-96; 



RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE IT. S. NAVY. 227 

leave of absence, June, 1896; U. S. S. " Bennington," January, 1897 : re 
ceiving-ship " Independence," August, 1897-98 ; retired, April, 1898. 

Charles Stedman Ripley. Appointed at large. Naval Academy, 
June 17, 1875 ; Midshipman, June 10, 1881 ; Ensign (junior grade), March 
3, 1883 ; Ensign, June 26, 1884 ; Lieutenant (junior grade), August 2, 1891 ; 
"Brooklyn," S. A. Station, 1883-4; "Mohican," Pacific Station, 1887-9; 
on duty East Florida Seminary, 1889, to October, 1891 ; receiving-ship 
" Wabash," October, 1891, to May, 1892 ; Coast Survey schooner " Eagre," 
May, 1892, to 1896. Promoted to Lieutenant, November, 1895 ; charge of 
Branch Hydrographic Office, Chicago, January, 18^6 ; ordered to the 
" Marblehead," September, 1897; retired, April, 1898. 

Transferred from volunteer service and placed on retired list. 

Henry C. Keene. Entered the Navy as Acting Master, September 21, 
1861, and was ordered to U. S. S. " Ottawa ; " lost right leg in the battle of 
Port Royal, the same year ; 1862, ordered to command the U. S. store-ship 
" Fredonia," at Callao, Peru, and served till 1863, and resigned, having in 
the meantime been promoted to Volunteer-Lieutenant ; May, 1864, was re- 
appointed with same rank, and ordered to command Naval Battery (eleven 
guns), on Searey s Island, Portsmouth Harbor; was then on duty a short 
time at the Portsmouth Navy Yard, and then transferred to the Naval 
Rendezvous, at Portsmouth, as assistant, and shortly after assumed command 
until April, 1864, and honorably discharged ; re-appointed (as Volunteer 
Lieutenant) the following June, and ordered to duty as Naval Storekeeper, 
at Navy Yard, Boston, until July, 1867 ; ordered to the rendezvous at the 
same yard as assistant, until July 1, 1868, and ordered to the receiving-ship 
" Ohio ; " ordered to duty at the rendezvous the following March, until 
March, 1873 ; transferred from the volunteer service to the regular navy, 
March 20, 1871, and placed on the retired list with the rank of Lieutenant. 

Retired as not recommended for promotion. 

George McCully McClure. Appointed from Pennsylvania, Entered 
navy, September 29, 1859, as Acting Midshipman. Promoted to Midshipman, 
July 16, 1862 ; Ensign, October 1, 1863 ; Master, May 10, 1866 ; Lieutenant, 
February 21, 1867; special duty, Erie, Pa,, 1865; " Juniata," 1866; 
" Shamokin," 1868. Retired, November 9, 1868. 



MEDICAL CORPS. 



MEDICAL DIRECTORS ON THE ACTIVE LIST. 

C. J. Cleborne. Born in Scotland, December 16, 1838. A graduate 
of the University of Pennsylvania, March 15, 1860 ; elected a member of 
Academy of Natural Sciences, July 31, 1860 ; appointed from Pennsylvania, 
May 9, 1861, as an Assistant Surgeon with rank of Master ; and attached to 
sloop-of-war " Jamestown," North Atlantic Squadron, from May, 1861, to 
January, 1862 ; participated in the destruction of the " Alvarado " under bat 
teries at Fernandina, August 5, 1861 ; ordered to sloop-of-war " Dale," South 
Atlantic Squadron, expedition to Stone River ; engagements on South Edisto, 



228 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

and service with Forty-fifth Pennsylvania Regiment at Otter Island, S. C., 
1862 ; ordered to gunboat " Aroostook," West Gulf Squadron, 1863 ; opera 
tions off Mobile, 1863. Commissioned Surgeon, with rank of Lieutenant- 
Commander, November 24, 1863 ; at Naval Rendezvous, Philadelphia, 1864 ; 
ordered to U. S. S. " Ticonderoga," South Atlantic Squadron, and coast of 
Brazil, 1864-5; present at both battles of Fort Fisher, December, 1864 
(where the " Ticonderoga," soon after going into action, lost, by the bursting 
of her Parrot-gun, twenty-one killed and wounded) ; present at bombardment 
and capture of Fort Fisher, January 15, 1865 ; ordered as Judge Advocate 
of Naval Retiring Board, Philadelphia, 1865 ; attached to Hag-ship 
" Rhode Island," West India Squadron, 1866, and in charge of U. S. S. 
" Bienville," during epidemic of yellow fever, 1866 ; Judge Advocate of 
Naval Retiring Board, 1867 ; elected member of Conchological Society of 
Philadelphia, March 7, 1867 ; on sloop-of-war " Saratoga," 1868-9 ; flag 
ship "Powhatan," 1870; member of Naval Medical Examining Board, 
1870 ; ordered to Naval Station, League Island, 1871 ; elected member of 
Pennsylvania Historical Society, September 23, 1872 ; attached to sloops-of- 
war "Juniata," "Plymouth," "Brooklyn," and "Congress," European 
Squadron, 1872-4; ordered to Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N. H., 1875-8; 
delegate to American Medical Association, 1876. Commissioned as Medical 
Inspector with rank of Commander, January 6, 1878; on special duty at 
Portsmouth from November, 1878, to April, 1879 ; ordered to flag-ship 
" Tennessee " as Fleet-Surgeon of North Atlantic Fleet, 1879-cSl ; attached 
to Navy Yard, Portsmouth, 1881-4 ; elected member of Historical Society 
of Virginia, 1883 ; member of Medical Examining Board, Philadelphia, 
1884-7 ; appointed one of the Vice-Presidents of the International Medical 
Congress, June 4, 1886 ; Chairman of the Medical Committee of the Con 
stitutional Centennial, 1887 ; organized Volunteer Medical Corps of the 
Centennial, September, 1887. Commissioned Medical Director with rank of 
Captain, September, 1887 ; elected President of Volunteer Medical Associa 
tion of Philadelphia, 1887 ; Director of Naval Hospital, Norfolk, Va., Jan 
uary, 1888, to April, 1891 ; Director of Naval Hospital, Chelsea Mass., 
April, 1891, to August, 1894; Director of Naval Hospital, Norfolk, from 
August, 1894, to date. 

Walter K. Schofield. Born in Connecticut. Appointed from Con 
necticut, July 30, 1861. Entered the service as Assistant Surgeon; attached 
to steam-gunboat "Sagamore," East Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1861-3; 
steamer "Union," East Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1864; Naval Hospital, 
Norfolk, 1865-6 ; steamer "Augusta," European Squadron, 1866-7. Com 
missioned as Surgeon, June 19, 1866; Naval Rendezvous, Boston, 1868; 
sloop "Saratoga," North Atlantic Squadron, 1869; iron-clad "Terror," 
special service, 1870; receiving-ship " Vermont," 1871-2; " Lackawanna," 
Asiatic Station, 1873-5 ; receiving-ship " Wabash," 1875-9 ; Fleet-Surgeon, 
Pacific Station, 1881-2 ; Navy Yard, Mare Island, 1882-6. Commissioned 
as Medical Inspector, November, 1883 ; " Lancaster," European Station, 
1887-9; special duty, New York, 1889-92. Commissioned as Medical 
Director, February 8, 1889 ; leave of absence, April, 1892. to 1894 ; President 
Medical Examining Board, League Island, October, 1894, to date. 

Grove S. Beardsley. Born in New York. Appointed from New 
York, July 30, 1861. Entered the service as Assistant Surgeon ; attached to 
steam-sloop "Lancaster," Pacific Squadron, 1861-4; West Gulf Blockading 
Squadron, 1865; steam-sloop "Brooklyn," flag-ship, Brazil Squadron, 1866, 
and South Atlantic Squadron, 1867. Commissioned as Surgeon, July 25, 



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1866; receiving-ship "Independence," San Francisco, 1868-9; "St. Mary s," 
Pacific Fleet, 1870-3; Naval Hospital, Norfolk, 1873; Navy Yard, Boston, 
1874-7; Navy Yard, New York, 1877-80; "Galena," European Station, 
1880-4. Commissioned as Medical Inspector, April, 1884; "Brooklyn," 
flag-ship, Asiatic Station, 1886-9 ; Navy Yard, Washington, May, 1890, to 
June, 1893. Commissioned as Medical Director, January 22, 1891 ; member 
Retiring Board, June, 1893, to date. 

John H. Clark. Born in New Hampshire. Appointed from New 
Hampshire, October 19, 1861. Entered the service as Assistant Surgeon ; 
attached to West Gulf Blockading Squadron, !861-4^Navy Yard, Ports 
mouth, New Hampshire, 1865 ; steamer " Mohongo," Pacific Squadron, 
1865-7. Commissioned as Surgeon, May 14, 1867 ; receiving-ship, Ports 
mouth, New Hampshire, 1868-9 ; December 1, 1869, to February 27, 1873, 
steamer "Alaska," Asiatic Station ; February 28, 1873, to March 31, 1873, 
waiting orders at home (Amherst, New Hampshire) ; April 1, 1873, to June 

14, 1873, Naval Rendezvous, New York City ; June 15, 1873, to November 

15, 1875, Naval Hospital, Chelsea, Massachusetts; November 16, 1875, to 
January 17, 1876, steamer "Hartford," North Atlantic Station ; March 1, 
1876, to October 1, 1878, U. S. S. "New Hampshire," N. A. Station ; Octo 
ber, 1878, to April, 1883, receiving-ship "Wabash," Boston Navy Yard; 
temporarily ordered as member of Naval Medical Examining Board in 
1881-3; April, 1883, to November, 1884, U. S. S. " Lack a wanna," Pacific 
Station; November, 1884, to April, 1886, Fleet-Surgeon, Pacific Station; 
January 8, 1885, commissioned as Medical Inspector ; May, 1886, to Septem 
ber, 1886, waiting orders; September, 1886, to January, 1888, special duty, 
Portsmouth, N. H. ; January, 1888, to January, 1890, member of Naval 
Medical Examining Board ; Fleet-Surgeon, Pacific Station, January, 1890, 
to October, 1892 ; waiting orders, October, 1892, to May, 1893 ; Medical 
Director, March 4, 1893 ; President Board of Medical Examiners, New York, 
May, 1893, to May, 1895; in charge of Naval Hospital, Chelsea, Mass., 
May, 1895, to May, 1898. 

William K. Van Reypen. Born in New Jersey Appointed from 
New Jersey, December 25, 1861 ; entered the service as Assistant Surgeon; 
attached to Naval Hospital, New York, 1862 ; frigate "St Lawrence," East 
Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1863-4. Promoted to Passed Assistant Surgeon, 
May, 1865 ; Naval Hospital, Chelsea, Mass., March, 1865 ; steamer "Lena- 
pee," Atlantic Squadron, 1866-7 ; steam-sloop " Ticonderoga," European 
Squadron, 1868 ; steamer " Frolic," European Squadron, 1868-9. Promoted 
to Surgeon, May, 1868 ; special duty, New Orleans, 1869 ; Naval Hospital, 
Chelsea, Mass., 1870; Naval Hospital, Norfolk, 1871 ; Naval Hospital, An 
napolis, 1872; " Iroquois," Asiatic Station, 1872-4; Naval Hospital, New 
York, 1875-7; "Alaska," Pacific Station, 1877-81 ; Naval Hospital, Brook 
lyn, 1881-2; "Powhatan," special duty, 1883-4; Assistant Bureau of Medi 
cine, 1884 to May, 1892. Promoted to Medical Inspector, August, 1887 ; 
"San Francisco," Special Service Squadron, May, 1892-4. Promoted to 
Medical Director, March 30, 1895 ; member of Board of Inspection and Sur 
vey, 1894-6 ; Delegate to represent the Medical Department of the U. S. 
Navy at the Twelfth International Congress of Medicine, held at Moscow, 
Russia, August 19-26, 1897. Appointed Surgeon- General and Chief of the 
Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, with relative rank of Commodore, October 
22, 1897. 

Thomas Cameron Walton. Born in England. A graduate of the 
University of the City of New York (1862) ; Associate Member of the Societe 



230 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

Franchise d Hygiene (1887) ; one of the Vice-Presidents of Section on Clima 
tology and Demography of the Ninth International Medical Congress ; Mem 
ber of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion. Appointed from New York. 
October 5, 1861, commissioned an Assistant-Surgeon; October, 1868, com 
missioned Surgeon ; September, 1877, commissioned Medical Inspector; served 
on sloop Jamestown," N. A. Blockading Squadron, 1862; East Indies, 
1863-5 ; in charge of Small-pox Hospital, Yokohama, Japan, 1864 ; Exam 
ining Board for Medical Officers, 1866; receiving-ship "Ohio," Boston, 
1867 ; sloop "Cyane," at Panama, 1867; steamer "Suwanee," N. P Squad 
ron, wrecked on July 9, 1868 ; steamers " Mohican " and " Resaca," Pacific 
Squadron, 1868-70; receiving ship "New Hampshire," Norfolk, Va., 1872; 
sloop " Juniata," searching for " Polaris " survivors in Greenland, 1873 ; later 
in Cuba, rescuing prisoners from "Virginius;" European Squadron, 1874-5; 
receiving ships " Worcester" and "Franklin," at Norfolk, 1876-9; steamer 
"Powhatan," special service, 1880-3 ; Naval Academy, as Senior Medical 
Officer and Head of Department of Physiology and Hygiene, 1883-9 ; cruiser 
"Chicago," Squadron of Evolution, 1889-91; Naval Academy, 1892-97; 
promoted to Medical Director, May, 1895 ; Naval Laboratory, New York, 
January, 1897, to date. 

Charles H. White. Born in New Hampshire. Entered the service as 
Assistant Surgeon, December 26, 1861 ; Chelsea Naval Hospital, 1862 ; in 
steam gunboat "Huron," 1862-3; monitor " Lehigh," 1864, S. A. Blockad 
ing Squadron ; Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N. H., 1864 ; Naval Academy, 
Newport, R. I., 1864 ; " Roanoke " (iron-clad), 1864-5; Navy Yard, New 
York, 1865-6; " Ashuelot," 1866-9, Asiatic Station. Commissioned Sur 
geon November 18, 1869 ; Navy Yard, Boston, 1869 ; Naval Laboratory, 
New York, 1869-72; "Benicia," 1872-3; Asiatic Fleet, 1872-3; "Idaho," 
Asiatic Station, 1873-4; " Monocacy," Asiatic Fleet, 1874-5 ; Naval Labor 
atory, New York, 1875-8 ; Naval Hospital, Mare Island, Cal, 1879 ; " Lacka- 
wanna," Pacific Squadron, 1880-8; Museum of Hygiene, Washington, D.C., 
1883-8 ; " Trenton," Pacific Squadron, 1888-9 ; " Pensacola," 1889-90 ; San 
Francisco Pacific Squadron, 1890-91 ; " Baltimore," Pacific Squadron, 1891 ; 
" Pensacola," Pacific Squadron, 1891 ; " Charleston," Pacific Squadron, 1881 
-2; waiting orders, January, 1892, to January, 1893; Smithsonian Institu 
tion, 1893 ; Naval Medical Examining Board, 1893-97. Promoted to Medi 
cal Director, June 8, 1895 ; at Museum of Hygiene, from October, 1897, to 
date. 

George Worth Woods. Born in New Bedford, Massachusetts, August 
24, 1838. Steamers " Mohawk" and "Ottawa," S. A. B S., 1862-3; 
"Roanoke," 1864; receiving-ships " Allegheny " and " Winooski," 1865; 
Navy Yard, Mare Island, California, 1866-7; Pensacola" and "James 
town," Pacific Squadron, 1867-70. Promoted to Surgeon, December 10, 
1869 ; Naval Hospital, Mare Island, California, 1871-3 ; Naval Rendezvous, 
San Francisco, 1873; " Wachusett," 1873; North Atlantic Squadron, 
" Benicia" and " Lackawanna," 1874-8 ; Pacific Station, Navy Yard, Mare 
Island, California, 1878-82 ; " Juniata," special cruise, and Asiatic Station, 
1882-5 ; Navy Yard, Mare Island, 1886-90. Commissioned Medical In 
spector, 1888; U. S. flagship "Charleston," as Fleet-Surgeon, and "Pensa 
cola," Pacific and Asiatic Stations, 1890-2 ; Naval Hospital, Mare Island, 
California, in charge, April, 1892. During the war, participated in the 
most prominent operations around Charleston including the bombardment of 
the forts and fall of " Wagner ; " those in northern Florida, up to the battle 
of Olustee, and including the capture of St. Mary s, Georgia ; and while 



RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 231 

attached to the " Roanoke," in many movements on the James River. 
Member of the M. O. L. L. U. S. and Societe Francaise d Hygiene. Author 
of exhaustive reports on countries visited in the special cruise of the " Juni- 
ata," 1882-5, and of a special report on leprosy, after a prolonged residence 
at the leper settlement of Molokai, H. I. Commissioned Medical Director, 
June 15, 1895; Naval Delegate to "Pan-American" Medical Congress, 
1896 ; Member of Association Military Surgeons, 1897 ; transferred from 
charge of Naval Hospital, Mare Island, California, to Hospital Navy Yard, 
New York, June 5, 1897. 

George Henry Cooke. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ap 
pointed from New Jersey. Entered the service as Acting Assistant Surgeon, 
September 9, 1862, and ordered to duty at Naval Hospital, Norfolk, Va. 
Commissioned Assistant Surgeon, September 22, 1862. Flag-ship " St. 
Lawrence," bark "James L. Davis," and steamers "Somerset" and "Saga 
more " of the East Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1862-4. Epidemic of yellow 
fever having appeared on board U. S. S. " Tioga," at Key West, Florida, 
and, her medical officer being stricken with the disease, volunteered services, 
was detailed accordingly, and proceeded to Portsmouth, N. H., where the 
ship was placed out of commission and officers and crew transferred to Sea- 
vey s Island in quarantine. When released from quarantine granted two 
weeks leave and then ordered to Navy Yard, Philadelphia, 1864-5. Double- 
ender " Mendota," Richmond and James River, Va., 1865. Ordered to 
capes of the Delaware to search outward-bound ships for President Lincoln s 
a*sassin and subsequently was placed out of commission at Philadelphia 
Navy Yard. Naval Hospital, New York, and supply-ship " Massachusetts," 
1865. Promoted to Passed Assistant Surgeon, January 20, 1866, and on 
duty receiving-ship " Ohio," Boston, Mass. Thence, the same year, to the 
Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md ., and senior medical officer during the prac 
tice cruise of 1866, being attached to the flag-ship " Macedonia," six vessels 
comprising the squadron, and cruising along North Atlantic Coast. Steam- 
sloop " Resaca," commissioned Portsmouth, N. H., and assigned to Pacific 
Squadron, 1866-8. A virulent epidemic of yellow fever, affecting quite one- 
half the ship s company, appeared on board while anchored in the Bay of 
Panama, summer of 1867. The ship having been previously detailed to rep 
resent the Navy at the ceremonies incident to the transfer of the territory of 
Alaska from Russia to the United States, accordingly proceeded to Sitka, 
stopping en route for supplies at various ports, including San Francisco. 
Wintered in Alaska, 1867-8, in order to disinfect the ship, and in the follow 
ing spring returned to Mare Island, affording passage to the Princess Mak- 
soutoff, wife of the late Russian Governor of Alaska, and family. Naval 
Academy, Annapolis, 1868-70. Commissioned Surgeon February 20, 1870. 
Naval Station, Mound City, Illinois, 1870-1. Gunnery Practice Ship 
"Constellation," 1871-2. Monitor " Terror," North Atlantic Station, 1872 
-3. Special duty, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, 1873. Marine Rendez 
vous, Philadelphia, 1873. Special duty, Mound City Naval Station, Illinois, 
1874. Naval Hospital, Norfolk, Va., 1874-5. " Vandalia " (second rate) 
and "Alliance" (third rate) European Station, 1876-9. General and Mrs. 
Grant, and suite, were received on board the " Vandalia " at Villefranche, 
France, and, after visiting the principal cities bordering on the Mediterranean, 
including Jerusalem, Constantinople, etc., took their final departure from the 
ship at Naples, Italy, en route to India. By personal invitation accompanied 
them while in Egypt, on their tour of the Nile on the Khedive Ismail s steam 
yacht " Zinnt-el-Bachreen " in charge of Sami Bey, aide-de-camp to the 



232 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

Khedive, and attended by Doctor Emil Brugsch, Egyptologist, of the Boulak 
Museum, Cairo. The trip occupied about a month, and extended to Philse, 
above the First Cataract. Was subsequently detailed as Aid to.the General 
while visiting Greece. Navy Yard, League Island, 1879-82. Leave of ab 
sence, 1883-4; Medical Examining Board, Naval Academy, 1884; " Lack- 
awanna," Pacific Station, 1884, until ship was placed out of commission at 
Mare Island, Cal., April, 1885, on account of yellow fever, contracted at 
Panama, being epidemic on board, thus making the sixth ship in which he 
served with that disease and the only occasion upon which he, personally, 
was seized with the malady. On recovery was temporarily attached to the 
Naval Hospital, Mare Island, Cal., until "Mohican " was ready for sea, and 
served in her on Pacific Station, 1885-7. Having received on board U. S. 
Special Commissioner, Geo. H. Bates, under orders from the State Depart 
ment to negotiate treaties, etc ; made a year s cruise through Pacific Islands, 
and on return to South Atlantic coast called at Easter Island, South Pacific ; 
took on board one of the ancient stone images, crown, ttc., now in the 
National Museum ; formed one of a party engaged thirteen days ashore ex 
ploring the island, and transmitted extended report to the Smithsonian In 
stitution. Navy Yard, League Island, 1888-90 ; commissioned Medical In 
spector, September 15, 1888 ; flag-ship " Pensacola," and Fleet Surgeon, 
South Atlantic and South Pacific Stations, Acting Rear-Admiral McCann, 
1890-1 ; cruiser "Baltimore," Pacific Station and subsequently flag-ship 
squadron for Special Service, Rear- Admiral Gherardi, July, 1891, to May, 
1893 ; while attached to the two last-named ships, coast of Chile, the revolu 
tion, culminating; in the subversion of the Balmaceda Government, and the 
attacks on the liberty parties from the " Baltimore," in the city of Valpa 
raiso, occurred ; subsequently Rear-Admiral Gherardi joined the "Baltimore" 
at San Die go, Cal., making her his flag-ship, and, with the other ships, " San 
Francisco " and " Charleston," of the Special Service Squadron, sailed on 
return to the Atlantic coast, via Strait of Magellan, calling en route at the 
principal ports to invite the various nationalities to take part in the projected 
Columbian Naval Review at Hampton Roads and New York, in which all 
the ships participated, April, 1893 ; leave of absence, June, 1M93 ; Navy Yard, 
League Island, July to October, 1893; special duty, Philadelphia, November 
1, 1893; commissioned Medical Director, September 29,1895; in charge 
Naval Hospital, Philadelphia, August 1, 1890, to date. 

Daniel McMurtrie. Commissioned an Amslant Sur^ton, August 22, 
1862 ; attached to Naval Hospital, New York, from September 2, 1862, to 
April 24, 1863 ; attached to flag-ship " Minnesota," North Atlantic Block 
ading Squadron, from April 29, 1863, till October 24, 1863; attached to 
iron-clad "Sangamon," N. A. B. Squadron, from October 24, 1863, to Sep 
tember 14, 1864 ; service in this vessel was off Charleston, from early part of 
January, 1864 until health impelled to request relief, which was granted in 
September ; was frequently under fire from Fort Moultrie and the batteries 
on shore, and the duty was rendered doubly hazardous at night, from the 
torpedoes; waiting orders from September 20, 1864, to December 16, 1864; 
attached to U. S. S. "Muscoota," from December 15, 1864, to April 28, 
1865 ; attached to iron-clad "Monadnock," from April 30, 1865, to Septem 
ber 28, 1865 ; this was one of the first iron-clads to enter a foreign port, 
being one of a special squadron, under command of Rear-Admiral Godon, to 
visit Havana that June for the purpose of intercepting the Confederate ram 
" Stonewall ; " waiting orders from September 28, 1865, to March 13, 1866 ; 
attached to receiving-ship " Vermont," Navy Yard, New York, from March 



RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 233 

14, 1866, to June 14, 1866 ; while attached, promoted to Passed Assistant 
Surgeon, May 11, 1866; attached to U. S. S. " Whmepeg," of the Naval 
Academy Practice Squadron, from June 16, 1866, to October 12, 1866; 
waiting orders from October 12, 1866, to November 1, 1866 ; attached to 
U. S. S. "Susquehanna," from November 2,1866, to January 14, 1868; 
during service on the vessel visited Mexico, carrying newly -appointed Min 
ister Lewis D. Campbell and General Sherman, with his chief-of-staff, 
Colonel Audenreid ; later was on flag-ship of Rear-Admiral Palmer, W. I. 
Squadron ; at St. Thomas at the time of the earthquake in December, 1867 ; 
contracted the yellow fever twice during the commission, and finally entered 
the port of New York in midwinter, carrying North tne body of Admiral 
Palmer, who succumbed to the disease on the date of sailing from St. 
Thomas ; out of commission ; attached to U. S. S. " AVampanoag," from 
January 22, 1868, to February 17, 1868 ; detached at own request ; waiting 
orders from February 17, 1868, to June 1, 1868; attached to U. S S. 
"Mabeaska," at New Orleans, from June 8, 1868, to September 15, 1868, 
when she was put out of commission ; attached to Navy Yard, Boston, from 
October 14, 1868, to May 6, 1869 ; attached to U. S. S" "Sabine," European 
cruise, from May 23, 1869, to August 3, 1870 ; out of commission ; attached 
to receiving-ship " Potomac," at Philadelphia, from August 12, 1870, to 
November 8, 1870 ; detached at own request ; waiting orders till January 7, 
1871 ; attached to Naval Academy, from January 14, 1871, to August 9, 

1871 ; detached at own request ; attached to Navy Yard, New York, from 
August 12, 1871, to October 28, 1871 ; attached to receiving-ship " Vermont," 
at Navy Yard, New York, from October 20, 1871, to December 19, 1871; 
attached to Navy Yard, New York, from December 19, 1871, to April 19, 

1872 ; attached to receiving-ship " Vermont," at New York, from April 19, 
1872, to April 27, 1872 ; detached and ordered to Asiatic Station, per mail 
steamer ; attached to U. S S. "Ashuelot," from July 14, 1872, having joined 
her at Kobe, Japan. Promoted to Surgeon, June 29, 1872 ; detached from 
"Ashuelot," at Shanghai, China, and ordered home, June 23, 1875 ; reported 
home. August 20, 1875 ; attached to Naval Hospital, Chelsea, Mass., from 
November 22, 1875, to April 22, 1876 ; detached at own request ; waiting 
orders till May 31, 1875; attached to receiving-ship "St. Louis," at League 
Island, Philadelphia, from June 1, 1876, to September 9, 1878 ; attached to 
U. S. S. " Quinnebaug," European Station, from September 25, 1878, to 
June 25, 1881; waiting orders until November, 1881, at own request; 
attached to receiving-ship " Franklin," at Norfolk, Va., from November 7, 
1881, till July 18, 1883 ; detached at own request ; waiting orders until 
January 7, 1884 ; attached to Naval Rendezvous, Philadelphia, from Jan 
uary 11, 1884, to April 10, 1884; attached to Navy Yard, Washington, 
D. C., from April 24, 1884, to January 10, 1885 ; detached and ordered to 
the charge of U. S. Naval Hospital, Yokohama ; attached to U. S. Naval 
Hospital Yokohama, Japan, July 20, 1885, till July 21, 1888; relieved and 
ordered home ; reported arrival home, September 10, 1888 ; waiting orders 
till November, 1888 ; attached to receiving-ship " Vermont," from Novem 
ber 27, 1888, till September 28, 1889 ; attached to Navy Yard, New York, 
from September 28, 1889, to May, 1891. Promoted to Medical Inspector, 
February 8, 1890 ; " Lancaster," Asiatic Station, May, 1891, to September, 
1893; waiting orders, September, 1893 ; special duty Smithsonian Institute, 
June, 1894; member of Medical Examining Board, May, 1895, to date; 
Medical Director, September, 1896. 



234 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

J. Rufus Tryon. Born in New York. Appointed Assistant Surgeon, Sep 
tember 22, 1863 ; West Gulf Squadron, 1863-5 ; after the fight at Mobile Bay 
had the wounded under his charge at Naval Hospital, Pensacola, Fla.; Naval 
Hospital, Boston, 1865-6 ; detailed to make a special report for the Department 
of the wounded treated there during the war; Assistant Bureau of Medicine and 
Surgery, 1866-70. Promoted to Passed Assistant Surgeon, 1866 ; to Surgeon, 
1873 ; Asiatic Station, 1870-3 ; had charge, during that time, of the temporary 
Small Pox Hospital at Yokohama, during the epidemic of that disease in 1871, 
and also appointed by Rear- Admiral John Rodgers, then in command of the 
Station, to superintend the building of the present U. S. Naval Hospital at 
Yokohama, Japan ; special duty, New York, and yellow fever epidemic, Navy 
Yard, Pensacola, Fla., 1873-6*; N. A. Station, 1876-9 ; special duty, New 
York, 1879-82 ; "Alaska," Pacific Station, South Pacific Coast and Sand 
wich Islands, 1882-3 ; member Examining Board, Philadelphia, 1883-4 ; 
delegate International Meolical Congress at Copenhagen, Denmark, 1884 ; 
afterwards " Quinnebaug," European Station and African coast, until 1887 ; 
Marine Rendezvous, New York, 1888 ; special duty and member of Medical 
Examining Board, New York, 1888-91 ; received the honorary degree of 
Ph.D., Union College, 1891. Promoted Medical Inspector, September, 22, 
1891 ; 1891-3, flag-ship " Chicago," N. A. Station ; duty at Montevideo, 
Uraguay, and La Guayra, Venezuela. Received the decoration of the 
" Busto del Libertadon " for services rendered the wounded of both parties 
at Macuto during the revolution in Venezuela. Promoted to Surgeon Gen 
eral U. S. Navy, with rank of Commodore, and Chief of Bureau of Medicine 
and Surgery, Navy Department, May 10, 1893-7 Promoted to Medical 
Director, January, 1897 ; General Inspector of Hospitals, October, 1897, to 
date. 

James M. Flint. Born in Hillsborough, New Hampshire, February 7, 
1838. Graduated from the Medical Department of Harvard University, 
March, 1860. Appointed an Acting Assistant Surgeon, April 14, 1862; 
served on board the barque " Ethan Allen," East Gulf Squadron, from May, 
1862, until September, 1863. Commission as Assistant Surgeon, dated Octo 
ber 25, 1863 ; service from December, 1863, to July, 1865, on board gunboat 
"Hastings" (No. 15), Mississippi Squadron; October, 1865, to July, 1866, 
on receiving-ship "Alleghany," at Baltimore; August, 1866, ordered to 
U. S. S. " Pensacola," making a cruise to the Pacific ; ordered home for 
examination, August, 1867. Promoted to Passed Assistant Surgeon, to date 
from December 13, 1866 ; December, 1867, to November, 1868, at the Naval 
Hospitals, New York and Chelsea ; from November, 1868, to April, 1870, on 
board the U. S. S. " Franklin," European Station ; after a brief term of ser 
vice at Mound City, Illinois, and at the Naval Academy, was stationed at the 
Navy Yard, Boston, until October, 1871, ordered to the Pacific Station ; was 
one year on board the " Pensacola," the remainder of the cruise on the " Sara- 
nac; " July, 1874, to May, 1876, at the Torpedo Station, Newport ; and from 
the latter date until September, 1877, at the Naval Hospital, Chelsea; 
" Enterprise," European Station, 1878-80 ; special duty, Bureau of Medicine, 
1880-4; Fish Commission steamer " Albatros?," 1884-7; special duty. Fish 
Commission, 1887; special duty, Smithsonian Institution, 1887-91 ; "Mian- 
tonomah," N. A. Station, October, 1891, to May, 1893. Promoted to Medical 
Inspector, March 4, 1893 ; " Baltimore," Asiatic Station, May, 1893, to Jan 
uary, 1894 ; Smithsonian Institution, May, 1894, to date. Promoted to 
Medical Director, June 6, 1897. 



RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 235 

George A. Bright. Appointed Acting Assistant Surgeon,May 16, 1861 ; 
attached to U. S. S. "South Carolina," Gulf Squadron and North Atlantic 
Squadron, from May, 1861, to March, 1864. Appointed Assistant Surgeon, 
August 8, 1864; "New Ironsides," 1864-5; Naval Academy, and practice- 
ship "Marion," 1865-6; "Susquehanna," 1866-7, special duty. Passed 
Assistant Surgeon, September, 1867; Naval Hospital, Washington, 1867-8 ; 
" Kenosha," European Squadron, l<H69-73 ; Naval Academy, 1873-6. Sur 
geon, September 12, 1874; unemployed, 1876-8; " Tuscarora " (Mexican 
Coast Survey), 1878-80 ; Naval Hospital. Mare Island, 1880-3 ; "Galena," 
18*3-5 (N. A. Station); "Constellation," 1885; "Brooklyn," N. A. Station, 
1885-6; Navy Yard, Norfolk, Va,, 1886-9; special duty, December, 1890, 
to June, 1891 ; " Newark," special service, June, 1891, to 1894. Promoted 
to Medical Inspector, May 11, 1893; Navy Yard, Brooklyn, 1894-5; Naval 
Hospital, Washington, 1895 to date. Promoted to Medical Director, October, 
1897. 

George F. Winslow. Appointed an Assistant Surgeon, July 26, 1862; 
ordered to report to Rear-Admiral Charles Wilkes, commanding James 
River Flotilla ; ordered to U. S. steamer " Morse," N. A. Blockading Squad 
ron ; detached from U. S. steamer " Morse," January 8, 1864 ; different en 
gagements on James River with the Army of the Pctomac, under command 
of General McClellan ; White House Landing ; Brick House Point, General 
Franklin ; West Point, York River, General Gordon ; Pamunky and Matta- 
pony engagements ; Nansemond River against General Longstreet, C. S. 
Army; ordered to "Osceola," February 24, 1864; detached, August 25, 
1865 ; crossing of Grant s forces at Wilson s Landing ; James River ; both 
fights at Fort Fisher; Fort Strong and Fort Buchanan ; Cape Fear River ; 
taking of Wilmington and capture of Richmond ; capturing prizes block 
ade-runners " Blenheim," " Charlotte " and "Stag;" frigate " Sabine," ap 
prentice-system September 5, 1865 ; detached, June 25, 1867. Promoted to 
Passed Assistant Surgeon, May, 1867 ; South Pacific Squadron, " Wateree," 
" Nyack " and " Powhatan," ordered, July 24, 1867 ; detached, December 
23, 1869 ; wrecked by earthquake, August 13, 1868, at Arica, Peru ; received 
thanks of Peruvian Congress for assistance rendered to the suffering people 
of the Province of Moquega, after the earthquake; received the thanks of 
Her Maiesty s government for taking care of wrecked and frozen seamen in 
the Strait of Magellan ; Navy Yard, Boston, April 9, 1870, to January 5, 
1871 ; U. S. Naval Hospital, Chelsea, Massachusetts, ordered, January 6, 
1871 ; detached, April 10, 1871 ; practice-cruise U. S. S. " Saratoga," May 1 
to September, 1871 ; flag-ship " W abash," European Squadron, ordered, Oc 
tober 5, 1871 ; detached, April 17, 1874; Portsmouth Navy Yard, appren 
tice-ship " Sabine," November 16, 1874, to November 13, 1875. Promoted 
to Surgeon, April 2, 1875; U. S. Torpedo Station, Newport, Rhode Island, 
1876-8 ; " Vandalia," N. A. Station, 1879-82 ; Navy Yard, Boston, 1882-6 ; 
"Atlanta," N. A. Station, 1886-8; Marine Rendezvous, Boston, 1889, to 
August, 1891 ; Navy Yard, Norfolk, Va., August, 1891, to July, 1892 ; wait 
ing orders, July, 1892, to February, 1893; " Monterey " and "Philadel 
phia," Pacific Station, February, 1893-96. Promoted to Medical Inspector, 
August 21, 1893; Naval Station, New London, May, 1896-98. Promoted 
to Medical Director, April, 1898 ; member of Medical Examining Board, 
May, 1898, to date. 

Hosea J. Babin. Appointed Acting Assistant Surgeon, February 10, 
1865. Commissioned as Assistant Surgeon, May 13, 1865 ; receiving-ship 
"Ohio," 1865; practice-ship ," Marblehead," 1865; "Paul Jones," Gulf 



236 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

Squadron, 1866-7 ; apprentice-ship " Sabine," 1867-8 ; receiving-ship " Poto 
mac," 1868-9. Promoted to Passed Assistant Surgeon, 1869 ; " Severn," flag 
ship, N. A. Fleet, 1869-71 ; Navy Yard, Boston, 1871-2; - Hartford," flag 
ship, Asiatic Station, 1872-5 ; receiving-ship " Colorado," 1875-6. Commis 
sioned as Surgeon, March 17,1876; Marine Barracks, Brooklyn, 1876-9 ; 
" Marion," South Atlantic Station, 1879-82 ; Marine Rendezvous, New York, 
1883-6 ; " Vandalia," flag ship, Pacific Station, 1886-9 ; receiving-ship "Ver 
mont," 1889 to May, 1893 ; temporary duty, Naval Academy, May, 1893, to 
September, 1&93; waiting orders, September, 1893-4; member Board of 
Inspection and Survey, January, 1894. Promoted to Medical Inspector, 
June, 1894; U. S. S. "San Francisco," July, 1894-7; leave of absence, 
June, 1897 ; President of Board of Medical Examiners, October, 1897, to 
date. Promoted to Medical Director, May, 1898. 

Joseph B. Parker. Native of Pennsylvania. Entered volunteer ser 
vice as Acting Assistant Surgeon, March, 1863, and served continuously in the 
Mississippi Squadron until October, 1865, date of honorable discharge ; pre 
vious duty during the war, at army hospitals, Camden and University (Bal 
timore), Campbell (Washington), Lawson (St. Louis, Mo). Appointed 
Assistant Surgeon, November 24, 1866 ; Passed Assistant Surgeon, December 
31, 1867; Surgeon August 13, 1876. Miscellaneous service in the following 
order: Naval Academy, " De Sota," North Atlantic Squadron; Rendezvous, 
New York; " Tallapoosa," "Nantasket," North Atlantic Squadron; receiv 
ing-ship " Potomac ; " hospital, Chelsea ; hospital, Brooklyn ; " Yantic," 
Asiatic Squadron ; special duty, Bureau Medicine and Surgery ; assistant to 
Chief of Bureau Medicine and Surgery ; " Wachusett," Pacific Squadron ; 
Torpedo Station ; " Swatara " and " Ossipee," North Atlantic Squadron ; 
Navy Yard, Boston, August, 1888, to October, 1891 ; waiting orders, Octo 
ber, 1891, to January, 1892 ; u Charleston," special service, squadron, Janu 
ary, 1892, to October, 1894; Medical Inspector, November, 1894 ; special 
duty with Senate Committee investigating Ford s Theatre disaster, March, 
1895 ; in charge of hospital and navy-yard, Portsmouth, N. H. ; January, 
1898, Member of Examining Board, Washington, D. C., which duty con 
tinues to date. Promoted to Medical Director, June, 1898. 

MEDICAL INSPECTORS ON THE ACTIVE LIST. 

Joseph G. Ayers. Born in New Hampshire. Second and First Lieu 
tenant, 15th Regiment New Hampshire Vols., November 3, 1862, to August 
13, 1863; Acting Assistant Surgeon, U S. Army, June 28 to October 27, 
1864; Acting Assistant Surgeon, U. S. Navy, December 17, 1864, to Sep 
tember 24, 1866. Appointed Assistant Surgeon, October 8, 1866 ; Naval 
Academy, 1866-8; " Contocook," " Mononga hela " and "Penobscot," North 
Atlantic Fleet, 1868-9. Promoted to Passed Assistant Surgeon, 1869 ; Naval 
Hospital, Washington, 1869-70; " Resaca," Pacific Fleet, 1870-2 ; Bureau 
Medicine and Surgery, 1872-3 ; " Saco," Naval Hospital, and " Ashuelot," 
Asiatic Station, 1873-7. Promoted to Surgeon, January 7, 1878 ; Naval 
Laboratory, New York, 1878-81 ; "Constellation," 1881 ; "Adams," Pacific 
Station, 1882-4; Torpedo Station, 1885-7; "Galena," North Atlantic Sta 
tion, 1887-90; receiving-ship "Wabash," November, 1890, to September, 
1891; Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N. H., September, 1891, to 1894; waiting 
orders, November, 1894; U. S. S. " Olympia," February, 1895-7; Ports 
mouth, N. H., December, 1897, to April, 1898; Medical Inspector, Naval 
Hospital, Boston, Mass., May, 1898, to date. 



RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U S. NAVY. 237 

Abel F. Price. Born in Pennsylvania Appointed Assistant Surgeon, 
November 10, 1868 ; Naval Hospital, Washington, 1869-70 ; " Juniata," 
European Fleet, 1871-3. Promoted to Passed Assistant Surgeon, 1872 ; 
" Powhatan," North Atlantic Fleet, 1873-4 ; receiving-ship " Potomac," 
1875 ; " Monacacy," Asiatic Station, 1877-81. Promoted to Surgeon, August, 
1878 ; Naval Hospital, Chelsea, 1881 ; receiving-ship " St. Louis," 1881-4 ; 
" Ossipee," Asiatic Station, 1884-7 ; Naval Dispensary, Washington, 1887- 
90 ; special duty, December, 1890, to March, 1891 ; " Monongahela " (appren 
tice-ship), March, 1891, to 1894 ; Torpedo Station, March, 1894. Promoted 
to Medical Inspector, March, 1895 ; ordered to Navy Yard, New York, Sep 
tember, 1895 ; Fleet Surgeon, "Olympia," September, 18$7, to date. 

M. C. Drennan. Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed as Acting Assistant 
Surgeon in 1863 ; and served in Blockading Squadron during liebellion. 
Appointed Assistant Surgeon in 1868 ; practice-ship " Macedonian," 1869 ; 
Naval Hospital, Norfolk, 1869-70 ; Naval Academy, 1871 ; " Nantasket," 
North Atlantic Station, 1871-2. Promoted to Passed Assistant Surgeon, 
1872 ; " Pawnee," North Atlantic Station, 1874 ; u Ashuelot," Asiatic Fleet, 
1875-7 ; Naval Hospital, Yokohama, 1877-8 ; Naval Station, New London, 
January, 1879-82. Promoted to Surgeon, April, 1879; " Kearsarge," 
European Station, 1882-5 ; receiving-ship "New Hampshire," 1885-7 ; " At 
lanta," special service, 1888-91 ; leave of absence, October, 1891, to July, 
1892 ; Navy Yard, Norfolk, July, 1892, to April, 1893 ; receiving-ship 
" Vermont," April, 1893, to 1895. Promoted to Medical Inspector, May, 
1895 ; ordered to the " New York," August, 1895, to February, 1898 ; wait 
ing orders, March, 1898, to date. 

James Albert Hawke. Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed Assistant 
Surgeon, June 24, 1866 ; Naval Academy, Philadelphia, 1867-8 ; " Dacotah," 
Pacific Fleet, 1869-70; "St. Mary s," Pacific Fleet, 1870-2. Promoted to 
Passed Assistant Surgeon, 1872; " Wasp," South Atlantic Fleet, 1873-6; 
Naval Hospital, Philadelphia, 1875-8. Promoted to Surgeon, May, 1879; 
"Monocacy," Asiatic Station, 1880-2; receiving-ship " Wabash," 1883-5 ; 
" Essex," Asiatic Station, 1886-9 ; Naval Hospital, Widow s Island, January, 
1894; waiting orders, to April, 1894; U.S. receiving-ship "Independence," 
April, 1894 ; U. S. S. " Baltimore," August, 1894-6. Promoted to Medical 
Inspector, June, 1895 ; U. S S. " Philadelphia," January, 1896-7 ; leave of 
absence, June, 1897 ; Navy Yard, New York, August, 1897, to date. 

Robert Augustine Marmion. Born in Virginia. Appointed from 
West Virginia, Assistant Surgeon, March 26, 1868 ; Naval Hospital, New 
York, September, 1868, to April, 1869 ; U. S. S. " Galena," April to June, 
1869 ; " Ossipee," Pacific Fleet, July to September, 1869 ; " Cyane," Pacific 
Fleet, September, 1869, to August, 1871 ; " Pensacola," Pacific Fleet, August, 
1871; " Saranac," Pacific Fleet, September, 1871, to April, 1872. Exam 
ined, October, 1872. and promoted to be Passed Assistant Surgeon, to take 
rank from March 26, 1871 ; Naval Hospital, Washington, D. C ., July, 1872, 
to August, 1873; "Alaska," European Fleet, August, 1873, to October, 
1876 ; Navy Yard, Boston, Mass, June, 1877; Naval Hospital, Mare Island, 
California, September, 1878, to October, 1879. Promoted to Surgeon, June 
3,1879; "Portsmouth," training ship, October, 1879, to November, 1882; 
Headquarters U. S. Marine Corps, December, 1882, to December, 1885 ; 
"Juniata," around the world, January, 1886, to March, 1889 ; receiving-ship 
" Franklin," April to June, 1889 ; Navy Yard, Norfolk, Va., June, 1889, to 
August, 1891 ; Navy Yard, Boston, Mass., August 15, 1891, to February, 
1894 ; special duty, Smithsonian Institution, February, 1894, to June, 1894 ; 



238 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

Fleet Surgeon, South Atlantic Station, July, 1894, to June, 1896. Promoted 
to Medical Inspector, June 15, 1895 ; member of Board of Inspection and 
Survey, June, 1896, to July, 1896; Navy Yard, Washington, D. C., July, 
1896, to date. 

Dwight Dickinson. Bom in New York. Appointed Assistant Surgeon, 
April 21, 1869; " Yantic," N. A. Fleet, 1870-1; Naval Hospital, N. A., 
1871-2. Promoted to Passed Assistant Surgeon, 1872 ; Naval Hospital, 
Yokohama, 1872-6; S. S. "Jamestown," 1876-7; Navy Yard, Boston, 
1877-8. Promoted to Surgeon, December, 1879; "Adams," Pacific Station, 
1879-82 ; Naval Hospital, Mare Island, 1883-5 ; training-ship " Ports 
mouth," 1885-8; Naval Hospital, Mare Island, 1888-9; Navy Yard, Mare 
Island, 1890-92 ; waiting orders, March, 1892, to March, 1893 ; " Miantono- 
mah," N. A. Station, March, 1893-4 ; ordered to the "Minneapolis," Decem 
ber, 1894. Promoted to Medical Inspector, September, 1895 ; member of 
Retiring Board, February, 1896, to date. 

William G. Farwell. Born in Canada. Appointed Assistant Surgeon, 
November 10, 1868; Naval Hospital, New York, 1869; "Lancaster," S. A. 
Station, 1869-72. Promoted to Passed Assistant Surgeon, 1872 ; Naval 
Hospital, Philadelphia, 1873-4 ; " Pensacola," North Pacific Station, 1874- 
76 ; Naval Hospital, Mare Island, 1876-9; Coast Survey steamer " Hassler," 
1879-81. Promoted to Surgeon, January, 1881 ; Naval Station, New London, 
1881 ; Naval Hospital, Norfolk, Va., 1882-5; U. S. S. "Kearsarge," Euro 
pean Station, 1885-7; training-ship "Saratoga," 1887-8; receiving-ship 
"Franklin," 1888-9; Naval Hospital, Norfolk, 1889, to December, 1892 ; 
waiting orders, December, 1892, to June, 1893; receiving-ship "Franklin," 
June, 1893-4; ordered to U. S. S. "Columbia," April, 1894-6. Promoted 
to Medical Inspector, February, 1896 ; Marine Rendezvous, Philadelphia, 
June, 1886 ; special duty in Philadelphia, August, 1896, to date. 

John C. Wise. Born in Virginia. Appointed Assistant Surgeon, April 
28, 1870 ; "Guerriere," European Station, 1870-72; Naval Hospital, 
Philadelphia, 1873; Navy Yard, Norfolk, 1874. Promoted to Passed Assist 
ant Surgeon, 1874; S. S. "Despatch," 1875-9; training-ship "Minnesota," 
1881 ; training-ship "New Hampshire," 1881-4. Promoted to Surgeon, Sep 
tember, 1882; training-ship " Jamestown," 1884-7; Torpedo Station, 1887- 
90 ; " Alliance," Asiatic Station, October, 1890, to July, 1893 ; Navy Yard, 
Washington, D. C., July, 1893, to 1897. Promoted to Medical Inspector, 
March, 1896 ; Fleet Surgeon on the " Baltimore," June, 1897, to date. 

John L. Neilson. Born in Ohio. Appointed Assistant Surgeon, April 
28, 1870; " Dictator" (iron-clad), N. A. Station, 1870-71 ; Naval Hospital, 
Philadelphia, 1872. Promoted to Passed Assistant Surgeon, 1873 ; " Tusca- 
rora," Pacific Fleet, 1872-5 ; Navy Yard, Philadelphia, 1875-7 ; "Supply" 
(store ship), Havre, 1877-9 ; Naval Hospital, New York, 1879-81. Pro 
moted to Surgeon, October, 1882 ; receiving-ship " New Hampshire," Naval 
Academy and U. S. S. "Wyoming," 1881-83; U. S. S. "Ranger," Pacific 
Station, 1883-6; receiving-ship "New Hampshire," 1886-9; training-ship 
"Portsmouth," 1889 to April, 1892 ; member Board of Medical Examiners, 
New York, April 1892, to 1894; Navy Yard, Boston, February, 1894-5; 
U. S. receiving-ship " Wabash," July, 1895; U. S. S. "Maine," September, 
1895-6 ; waiting orders, November, 1896. Promoted to Medical Inspector, 
September, 1896; Navy Yard, Norfolk, Va., February, 1897; Navy Yard, 
Boston, October, 1897, to date. 

George P. Bradley. Born in Maine. Appointed Assistant Surgeon, 
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pital, Washington, 1872-3 ; Navy Yard, Boston, 1874. Promoted to Passed 
Assistant Surgeon, 1874; Navy Yard, Norfolk, 1876; "Hartford," N. A. 
Station, 1876-7; Naval Hospital, Chelsea, 1880-2; "Alliance," N. A. Sta 
tion, 1882-5. Promoted to Surgeon, August, 1883 ; Naval Hospital, Phila 
delphia, 1885-7; "Mohican," Pacific Station, 1889, to October, 1891 ; re 
ceiving-ship " Wabash," October, 1891, to 1894; Navy Yard, Mare Island, 
August, 1894-5 ; U. S S. "Indiana," November, 1895, to 1897 ; Naval Hos 
pital, Mare Island, May, 1897, to date. 

Charles U. Gravatt. Born in Virginia. Appointed Assistant Surgeon, 
September 27, 1870; "Pawnee," N. A. Station, 1871 ; Na,val Hospital, Phil 
adelphia, 1872 ; receiving-ship "Ohio," 1873, and receiving-ship "Indepen 
dence," 1874. Promoted to Passed Assistant Surgeon, 1874; " Yantic," Asi 
atic Station, 1875-7 ; receiving-ship " Wyoming," 1877 ; Naval Hospital, 
Norfolk, 1877-80; " Kearsarge," N. A. Station, 1880-2; Naval Hospital, 
Chelsea, 1882-4. Promoted to Surgeon, November, 1883 ; "Michigan," 
Northwestern lakes, 1884-8; Naval Hospital, Yokohama, Japan, 18^9 to 
October, 1891; Naval Hospital, New York, October, 1891, to July, 1893 ; 
special duty, Smithsonian Institute, July, 1893 ; receiving-ship " Dale," Jan 
uary, 1894, to March, 1894; "Charleston," January, 1895, to July, 1896; 
Naval Museum of Hygiene, January, 1897, to May, 1897 ; Fleet Surgeon, 
European Station, June, 1897, to April, 1898 ; Fleet Surgeon, North At 
lantic Squadron, April, 1898, to date. 

Paul Fitzsimons. Born in Georgia. Commissioned Assistant Surgeon, 
December 19, 1871 ; Naval Hospital, Philadelphia, 1872, two months; 1872, 
" Saranac," Pacific Fleet, six months ; 1872-4, " Pensacola," same station, 
and " Tuscarora," same fleet, 1875. Promoted to Passed Assistant Surgeon, 
1875 ; Naval Hospital, New York, 1876 ; " Ashuelot," Asiatic Station, 1878- 
79-80 ; Naval Hospital, Philadelphia, 1880 ; receiving-ship " Vermont," 
1881-2 ; " Tennessee," North Atlantic Station, 1882-3. Promoted to Sur 
geon, March 4, 1884; R. S. "Franklin," 1884-86; receiving-ship "Minne 
sota," New York, 1886; "Marion," Asiatic Station, 1887-90; Torpedo 
Station, Newport, R. I., 1890-93 ; Navy Yard, Mare Island, November, 
1893, to June, 1894 ; in charge Naval Hospital, Yokohama, Japan, 1894-7. 
Promoted to Medical Inspector, October 19, 1897 ; Board of Inspection and 
Survey, November 8, 1897, to March 15, 1898 ; U. S. S. " Brooklyn," March 
15, 1898. 

SURGEONS ON THE ACTIVE LIST. 

William S. Dixon. Born in District of Columbia. Appointed Assist 
ant Surgeon, January 27, 1871 ; " Wachusett," European Station, 1871-3 ; 
Naval Hospital, Washington, 1874-5 ; receiving-ship "Independence," 1875 
-7. Promoted to Passed Assistant Surgeon, 1875 ; " Powhatan," North At 
lantic Station, 1877-9 ; special duty, Washington, 1879-82 ; Coast S. S. 
" Hassler," 1883-5. Promoted to Surgeon, June, 1884 ; Marine Rendezvous, 
New York, 1886-7 ; special duty, Baltimore, 1887-9; " Boston," Squadron 
of Evolution, 1889-91; waiting orders, December, 1891, to April, 1892; 
special duty, Smithsonian Institute, April, 1892, to January, 1893 ; Naval 
Dispensary, Washington, D. C., July, 1893-96 ; U. S. S. " Brooklyn," De 
cember, 1896-98 ; May, 1898, Medical Inspector Naval Academy, May, 1898. 

Charles A. Siegfried. Born in Northampton County, Pa. Appointed 
Assistant Surgeon, June 8, 1872 ; " Richmond," West Indies and Pacific Sta 
tion, 1872-5. Promoted to Passed Assistant Surgeon, 1875 ; Naval Hospital, 
N. Y., 1876-7; receiving-ship "Wyoming," Washington, 1877; "Alert," 



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Asiatic Station, 1878-81 ; James River iron-clads, 1881 ; receiving-ship 
"Colorado," N. Y.,.1882; training-ship "Saratoga," 1882-4; Naval Hospi 
tal, N. Y., 1884-6. Promoted to Surgeon, January, 1885 ; " Quinnebaug," 
European Station, 1887-9 ; Naval Training Station, Newport, 1889 ; train 
ing-ship " Richmond," December, 1889, to December, 1893 ; leave of absence, 
December, 1893-94; U. S. S. "Cincinnati;" U. S. S. "Texas;" "Massa 
chusetts," June, 1894-97; Torpedo Station, April, 1897, to date. 

Remus C. Persons. Born in Alabama. Appointed Assistant Surgeon, 
March 5, 1872 ;. Naval Hospital, Mare Island, April, 1872-3 ; store-ship " On 
ward," Callao, 1872-5. Passed Assistant Surgeon, 1875 ; receiving-ship 
"Sabine," 1876; "Montauk," "Passaic" and "Wyandotte," 1877; Navy 
Yard, Washington, 1877-9; Coast Survey steamer " Blake," 1879-82 ; re 
ceiving-ship "Wyandotte," 1882-4; training-ship "Saratoga," 1884-7. Pro 
moted to Surgeon, 1885 ; in charge of Army and Navy Hospital, Hot Springs, 
Ark., May to November, 1888 ; Naval Hospital, New York, 1888-90 ; waiting 
orders, October, 1890, to February, 1891 ; " Concord," N. A. Station, Feb 
ruary, 1891, to June, 1893 ; leave of absence, June, 1893, to August, 1893 ; 
R. S. " Minnesota," August, 1893, to 1895 ; special duty, Naval Hospital, N. 
Y., October, 1895, to date. 

Nelson McP. Ferebee. Born in North Carolina. Appointed Assistant 
Surgeon, September 12, 1872 ; " Portsmouth" and " Pensacola," Pacific Fleet, 
1872-5 ; especially commended in letter to the Navy Department by command 
ing officer of " Pensacola " for attention and care of sick during prevalence 
of fever on that ship, at Panama, in 1873. Promoted to Passed Assistant 
Surgeon, 1875; receiving-ship " Worcester " and Navy Yard, Norfolk, Va., 
1876-7; training-ship " Minnesota," 1878; "Jamestown," at Sitka, Alaska, 
1879-81 ; established a hospital and free dispensary for Indians and poor 
whites at Sitka; Hospital and Navy Yard, Norfolk, 1882-3; "Trenton," 
Asiatic Station, 1884-6. Promoted to Surgeon, March 12, 1886; receiving- 
ship " Franklin," 1887-9 ; " Essex," S. A. Station, April, 1890, to July, 1891 ; 
"Atlanta," S. A. Station, and Naval Review Fleet, October, 1891, to July, 
1893 ; Navy Yard, Norfolk, Va., July, 1893-7 ; " Indiana," March, 1897, 
to date. 

Franklin Rogers. Born in Pennsylvania. Assistant Surgeon, March 
29, 1872 ; " Tallapoosa," 1872 ; " Juniata," 1873 to 1876. Promoted to 
Passed Assistant Surgeon, in 1876 ; " Minnesota," 1876-7 ; receiving-ship 
" Franklin," 1877-8 ; C. S. steamer " Gedney," 1878-9; receiving-ship "St. 
Louis," 1879-81; "Richmond," Asiatic Station, 1881-4; Naval Academy, 
1884-6; Marine Rendezvous, New York, 1887; "Alliance," S. A. Station, 
1887-9; special duty, Norfolk, 1889 to July, 1891 ; Naval Hospital, Yoko 
hama, Japan, July, 1891, to 1894; U. S receiving-ship " Wabash," Decem 
ber, 1894; Navy Yard, Boston, July, 1895-7; waiting orders, October, 
1897-8 ; May, 1898, U. S. S. " Monterey," to date. 

James R. Waggener. Born in Kentucky. Appointed Assistant Sur 
geon, July 29, 1872 ; " Vermont," 1872-3 ; " Worcester," N. A. Station, 
1873-5 ; Naval Hospital, Norfolk, 1875-7. Promoted to Passed Assistant 
Surgeon, 1875; to Surgeon, March, 1887; "Despatch," special service, 
1878-9; receiving-ship "Wabash," 1879-80; " Vandalia," N. A. Station, 
1880-1; iron-clads, James River, 1881-2; school-ship "St. Mary s," 
1882-4; "Hartford," Pacific Station, 1884-6; " Iroquois," Pacific Station, 
1886-7 ; recruiting-ship " Minnesota," 1887-9 ; Kearsarge," N. A. Station, 
August, 1890, to December, 1892 ; waiting orders, December, 1892, to 
March, 1893; Navy Yard, Norfolk, Va., March, 1893, to July, 1893; 



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Nautical school-ship " St. Mary s," July, 1893, to 1894 ; training-ship " Ports 
mouth," May, 1894-5 ; U. S. receiving-ship "Independence," April, 1895 ; 
Navy Yard, Mare Island, November, 1895, to date. 

Thomas H. Streets. Born in Delaware. Appointed Assistant Surgeon, 
April 12, 1872; "Portsmouth," Pacific Fleet, 1872-5. Promoted to Passed 
Assistant Surgeon, 1876 ; special duty, Smithsonian Institution, 1876-7 ; 
"Speedwell" N. A. Station, 1877-8; Naval Hospital, Yokohama, 1878-80; 
Asiatic Station, 1880-1 ; special duty, Washington, 1881-4; C. S. S. "Pat 
terson," 1884-7. Promoted to Surgeon, May, 1887 ; member of Examining 
Board, New York, 1888-91; " Benuington," S. A. Station, June, 1891, to 
1894 ; leave of absence, June, 1894 ; member Medical Examining Board, 
New York, November, 1894, to March, 1898 ; April, 1898, U. S. S. " Solace," 
to date. 

Manly H. Simons. Born in State of New York. Resident of State of 
Ohio. Appointed. May 28, 1872. Promoted to Passed Assistant Surgeon, 
1876; Surgeon, August, 1887; N. A. Fleet "Powhatan" and "Congress," 
July, 1872, to April, 1875; "Congress," while at Key West, January to 
March, 1874, during Cuban trouble : U. S. receiving-ship " Ohio " and 
Navy Yard, Boston, April, 1875, to May, 1877 ; U. S. receiving-ship "Col 
orado," September, 1877, to April, 1878; C. S. steamer "Bache," April, 
1878, to September, 1880 ; Navy Yard, Boston, January, 1881, to October, 
1882; Naval Hospital, Chelsea, October, 1882, to April, 1883; Naval Hos 
pital, Yokohama, June, 1883, to February, 1884; Asiatic Fleet, "Alert," 
February, 1884, to September, 1886 ; Naval Academy, December, 1886, to 
September, 1888; Naval Hospital, Widows Island, October, 1888-90; " En 
terprise," N. A. Station, July, 1890, to November, 1891; "Mohican," Pa 
cific Station, November, 1891, to December, 1893 ; Naval Hospital, Widows 
Island, Maine, December, 1893 ; special duty, Portsmouth, December, 1893 ; 
Torpedo Station, February, 1896; U. S. S. "Iowa," June, 1897, to date. 

John C. Boyd. Born in South Carolina. Appointed Assistant Surgeon, 
April 3, 1873 ; " Fortune," N. A. Station, 1873-4 ; practice-ship " Constella 
tion," 1875 ; receiving-ship " Potomac," 1876. Promoted to Passed Assistant 
Surgeon, 1876; receiving-ship "Franklin," 1877; "Guard" (store-ship), 
1877-80; Naval Hospital, Washington, 1880-1; "Lancaster," European 
Station, 188 1-4;. Navy Yard, Washington, 1884-5; Bureau of Medicine 
and Surgery, 1885-9. Promoted to Surgeon, September, 1887 ; " Yorktown," 
Squadron of Evolution, 1889, to December, 1891 ; Bureau of Medicine and 
Surgery, December, 1891, to April, 1892 ; Assistant Bureau of Medicine and 
Surgery, April, 1892, to date. 

George E. H. Harmon. Born in Maryland. Appointed Assistant 
Surgeon, December 20, 1873 ; Naval Academy, 1874 ; " Franklin," flag-ship, 
European Station, 1874-6 ; Naval Academy, 1877-9. Promoted to Passed 
Assistant Surgeon, 1877; training-ship "Minnesota," 1879-81; "Alert," 
Asiatic Station, 1881-2 ; training-ship " Minnesota," 1882-3 ; " Michigan " 
(N. W. Lakes), 1883-4; Navy Yard, Norfolk, Va , 1884; Naval Academy, 
1884-5; " Pensacola," European Station, 1885-8. Promoted to Surgeon, 
March, 1888; Naval Academy, 1888, to September, 1891; "Yorktown," 
Pacific Station, September, 1891, to April, 1894; practice-ship " Mononga- 
hela," to September, 1894 ; leave of absence, to March, 1895 ; Naval Dis 
pensary, Washington, to April, 1896 ; Naval Academy, April. 1896, to date. 

Howard Wells. Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed Assistant Surgeon, 
December 12, 1873; "Colorado," N. A. Station, 1874; "Worcester," N. A. 
Fleet, 1875 ; " Hartford," N. A. Fleet, 1875-7. Promoted to Passed Assist- 
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242 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

ant Surgeon, 1876 ; Naval Hospital, Brooklyn, 1877-8 ; training-ship " Con 
stitution," 1879-81 ; Naval Hospital, Philadelphia, 1882-4 ; " Monongahela," 
store-ship, 1884-5; "Hartford," Pacific Station, 1885-6; January to May, 
1887, U. S receiving-ship "Independence;" training-ship "Jamestown," 
1887-8. Promoted to Surgeon, June, 1888; Naval Hospital, Chelsea, 1888 
to September, 1891 ; special duty, Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N. H., Septem 
ber, 1891, to May, 1892; training-ship "Portsmouth," May, 1892, to 1894; 
" Montgomery," September, 1894 ; leave of absence, April, 1895 ; U. S. receiv 
ing-ship " Vefmont," August, 1895 ; Member Medical Examining Board, 
N. Y., January, 1897, to date. 

Daniel N. Bertolette. Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed Assistant 
Surgeon, June 23, 1873 ; Naval Hospital, Norfolk, Va., 1873 ; "Worcester," 
N. A. Station, 1873-6; "Constellation," practice-cruise, 1876. Promoted 
Passed Assistant Surgeon, 1877 ; training-ship " Minnesota," 1877-8 ; Naval 
Hospital, New York, 18T8-9 ; "Wyoming," European Station, 1879-80; 
"Trenton," European Station, 1881; Naval Academy, 1881-4; "Dale," 
practice-cruise, 1884; " Dolphin," 1884; "Tennessee," N. A. Station, 1885- 
87; " Thetis," Pacific Station, 1887-9. Surgeon, September, 1888; receiv 
ing-ship " Franklin," 1889 ; Naval Hospital, Philadelphia, 1889-90 ; World s 
Columbian Exposition, December, 1890, to December, 1893; U. S. S. "At 
lanta," N. A. Station, 1894-5; U. S. S. "Minneapolis," European Station, 
1895-7 ; Headquarters U. S. Marine Corps, Washington, 1897 to date. 

Ezra Z. Derr. Born in Maryland. Appointed Assistant Surgeon, 
March 3, 1873 ; Naval Academy, April, 1873 ; "Constellation," N. A. Station, 
June, 1873; monitor " Manhattan," N. A. Station, 1873-4; "Hartford," 
Asiatic Station, 1874; "Monocacy," Asiatic Station, 1875-6. Promoted to 
Passed Assistant Surgeon, 1877; training-ship "Constitution," N. A. and 
European Stations, 1877-8; receiving-ship "Colorado," 1879; Naval Hos 
pital, Norfolk, Va., 1879-80-81; coast-survey steamer " Bache," 1881-4; 
Navy Yard, New York, 1884-7 ; " Nipsic," Pacific Station, 1887-90. Pro 
moted to Surgeon, September 15, 1888. On board " Nipsic " during hurricane 
at Samoa, March 15, 1889 ; receiving-ship "Minnesota," New York, 1890-3; 
Navy Yard, League Island, Pa., November 1, 1893 ; President Naval Ex 
amining Board, League Island, December, 1893-94 ; " Raleigh," N. A. 
Station, April 14, 1894-6. "Columbia," N. A. Station, July 6, 1896-7; 
Naval Recruiting Office, New York, June 27, 1897, to date. 

Franklin Bache Stephenson. Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed 
Assistant Surgeon, March 14, 1873; " Ossipee," N. A. Station, 1873-6. 
Promoted to Passed Assistant Surgeon, 1877 ; " Shenandoah," S. A. Station, 
1879-82 ; Navy Yard, Norfolk, 1882-3 ; Navy Yard, New York, 1883-4 ; 
C. S. S. " Bache," 1884-7 ; Navy Yard, Boston, 1887-8. Promoted to Sur 
geon, September, 1888 ; receiving-ship " Wabash," 1888-90 ; waiting orders, 
November, 1890, to April, 1891 ; " Marion," Asiatic Station, April, 1891, to 
July 9, 1894 ; July, 1894, Marine Rendezvous, Boston ; August, 1894, to 
September, 1895 ; receiving-ship " Wabash," September, 1895, to June, 1897 ; 
Marine Rendezvous, Boston, June, 1897, to the present time. 

Presley Marion Rixey, M. D. Born in Culpeper County, Va., July 
14, 1852. Appointed Assistant Surgeon January 28, 1874 ; " Sabine," 1874 ; 
"Congress," European Station, 1874-6; Naval Hospital, Philadelphia, 
1876-7. Promoted to Passed Assistant Surgeon, 1877 ; Navy Yard, Norfolk, 
1877-9; " Tallapoosa," special service, 1879-81 ; special duty, Washington, 
1882-4 ; " Lancaster," European and South Atlantic Station, 1884-7 ; spe 
cial duty, Washington, 1887-93. Promoted to Surgeon, November, 1888 ; 



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"Dolphin," special service, February, 1893, to December, 1895 ; special duty, 
Washington, April, 1896, to date. Graduate University of Virginia, 1873. 

W. A. McClurg. Commissioned Assistant Surgeon, February 8, 1874, 
Naval Hospital, Philadelphia, June 12 to November 18, 1874; U. S. F. S. 
"Pensacola," N. P. Station, November 18, 1874, to February 16, 1875; 
" Tuscarora," February 16, 1875, to September 14, 1876; U. S. S. "Ply 
mouth," N. A. Station, January 26, 1877, to July 7, 1877; store-ship "New 
Hampshire," Port Royal, S. C., December 10, 1877, to January 6, 1879 ; 
Naval Hospital, Washington, January 6, 1879, to December 2, 1879; 
U. S. S. "Tennessee," N. A. Station, December 2, 187^, to December 2, 
1882; Naval Academy, Annapolis, December 7, 1882, to May, 1883; 
practice-ship "Dale," May to September 1, 1883; Naval Academy, Septem 
ber 1,1883, to October 7,1884; Naval Hospital, Philadelphia, October 7, 
1884, to January 6, 1886; " Tallapoosa," S A. Station, January 6, 1886, to 
March 7, 1889 ; Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, June 1, 1889, to June, 
1893. Promoted to Passed Assistant Surgeon, November 2, 1877 ; to Surgeon, 
January 25, 1889; " Concord," Asiatic Station, June, 1893, to 1896; Member 
of Medical Examining Board, July, 1896, to 1898; U. S. Receiving-ship, 
" Richmond," April, 1898, to date. 

C. G. Herndon. Appointed from Virginia. Assistant Surgeon, May 3, 

1874. Passed Assistant Surgeon, March 26, 1878; " Canandaigua," North 
Atlantic Station, 1874-7 ; receiving-ship "Colorado," 1877-8 ; Asiatic Station, 
1878-81; receiving-ship "Franklin," 1881-3; Fish Commission steamer 
"Albatross," 1883-4 ; special duty, Washington, 1884-7 ; " Enterprise," 
European Station, 1887-90; Marine Rendezvous, New York, October 1890, 
to June, 1893. Promoted to Surgeon, February 8, 1890 ; Bureau of Medi 
cine and Surgery, June, 1893, to 1895 ; U. S. S. " Lancaster," September, 
1895 ; sick leave, February, 1897 ; waiting orders, November, 1897 ; U. S. S. 
" Columbia," March, 1898, to date. 

L. G. Heneberger Appointed from Virginia. Assistant Surgeon, 
June 17, 1874. Passed Assistant Surgeon, November 9, 1877 ; Naval Hospi 
tal, Mare Island, Cal, 1874-5 ; "Pansacola," North Pacific Station, 1875-7 ; 
iron-clads, James River, 1878 ; Naval Hospital, Washington, 1878-9 ; " Tren 
ton," European Station, 1879-81 ; Naval Hospital and Museum of Hygiene, 
Washington, 1882 ; Navy Yard, New York, 1883-4; " Despatch," special 
service, 1884-7; Naval Hospital, New York, 1887-8; special duty, New 
York city (attending physician to officers families), 1888; "Minnesota," 
recruiting and training-ship, New York Harbor, 1888-9 ; " Iroquois," Pacific 
Station, 1889, to May, 1892. Promoted to Surgeon, May 5, 1890 ; leave of 
absence, May, 1892, to May, 1893; special duty, New York, July, 1893, to 
1896; U. S. S. "Maine," November, 1896; Bureau of Medicine and Sur 
gery, March, 1898; U. S. S. "St. Paul," May, 1898, to date. 

E. H. Green. Appointed from Indiana. Assistant Surgeon, March 11, 

1875. Passed Assistant Surgeon, November 22, 1878; "Swatara," North 
Atlantic Station, 1875-8; leave of absence, 1879; "Swatara," Asiatic Sta 
tion, 1880-2; Museum of Hygiene, 1883-4; Greely Relief Expedition U. S. 
S. " Thetis," April, 1 884, to November, 1884 ; Museum of Hygiene, 1885-6 ; 
Naval Laboratory, New York, 1886-7; "Alert," Pacific Station, 1887-90; 
receiving-ship " Dale," May, 1890, to 1894 ; promoted to Surgeon, November 
11, 1890; U. S. S. " Marblehead," April, 1894; Naval Dispensary, January, 
1897, to date. 

S. H. Dickson. Appointed from Pennsylvania. Assistant Surgeon, 
March, 19, 1875. Passed Assistant Surgeon, April 30, 1880; S. A. Station, 



244 RECORDS OF UVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

1875 ; " Gettysburg," special service, 1876-8 ; Naval Hospital, Norfolk, 1878- 
80 ; Naval Hospital, Philadelphia, 1881-2 ; Asiatic Station, 1882-5 ; practice 
ship " Constellation," 1885-7 ; R. S. " Dale," 1887-9 ; " Atlanta," Squadron 
of Evolution, 1889-90. Promoted to Surgeon, October 5, 1890; leave of 
absence and waiting orders, December 17, 1890, to May 6, 1891 ; May 18, 

1891, ordered as Surgeon on " Constellation ;" detached, September 1, 1891 ; 
waiting orders to October 5, 1891 ; Marine Headquarters, Washington, Octo 
ber 5, 1891, to 1894; waiting orders, December, 1894; member Medical 
Examining Board, May, 1895; U. S. S. "Texas," July, 1896; U. S. S. 
" Massachusetts," July, 1896, to date. 

D. O. Lewis. Appointed from Pennsylvania. Assistant Surgeon, April 
8, 1874. Passed Assistant Surgeon, November 22, 1878 ; " Plymouth," N. A. 
Station, 1874-7 ; Naval Hospital, Chelsea, Mass., 1877-8 ; U. S. R. S. "In 
dependence," 1879-80 ; U.. S. S. " Jamestown," Alaska, 1880-81 ; U. S. C. S. 
steamer " G. McArthur," 1881-3; Recruiting Office, San Francisco, Cal., 
1883-5; C. S. steamer " Hassler," 1885-8; U. S. Naval Academy, 1889; 
U. S. Naval Hospital, Washington, D. C., June, 1889, to April, 1892. Pro 
moted to Surgeon, January 22, 1891 ; Naval Hospital, Mare Island, April, 

1892, to June, 1893; Navy Yard, Mare Island, June, 1893, to November, 
1893; "Mohigan," Pacific Station, November, 1893, to 1896; U. S. S. 
" Marion," January, 1896 ; Marine Rendezvous, Philadelphia, June, 1897 ; 
member of Examining Board, Philadelphia, February, 1898, to date. 

H. E. Ames. Appointed from Maryland. Assistant Surgeon, April 10, 
1875. Passed Assistant Surgeon, June 6, 1878; "Richmond," S. Pacific 
Station, 1875-7; receiving-ship "Passaic," 1878-80; training ship "Sara 
toga," 1880-3 ; receiving-ship "Colorado," 1883-4; special duty, Baltimore, 
1885-6 ; " Monocacy," Asiatic Station, 1886-9 ; Museum of Hygiene, March, 
1890, to November, 1893. Promoted to Surgeon, March, 19,1891 ; Torpedo 
Station, November, 1893-4 ; ordered to U. S. S " Montgomery," June, 1894; 
" Detroit," January, 1895 ; U. S. S. " Cincinnati," 1897 ; Navy Yard, Nor 
folk, October, 1897, to date. 

L. B. Baldwin. Appointed from Pennsylvania. Assistant Surgeon, 
May 1, 1875. Passed Assistant Surgeon, May 6, 1879; Naval Hospital, 
Norfolk, Va., 1875; U. 8. S. "Lehigh," 1876; " Palos," Asiatic Station, 
1877-8 ; Naval Hospital, New York, 1879 ; U. S. Naval Hospital, Wash 
ington, D. C., 1879-80 ; U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., practice-ships 
"Mayflower" and "Standish," 1881; U. S. flag-ship " Pensacola," Pacific 
Station, 1881-4; U. S. receiving-ship " Wabash," Boston, Mass.. 1884; U S. 
Naval Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa., 1885 ; U. S. Naval Hospital. Mare Island, 
Cal., 1885 and 1886; U. S. S. " Ranger/ North Pacific Survey, 1868-9 ; 
U. S. S. "Michigan," on the lakes, 1890, to December, 1893. Promoted to, 
Surgeon, September 22, 1891 ; Navy Yard, Pensacola, December, 1893 ; U. 
S. Navy Yard and Hospital, Pensacola, Florida, December, 1893, to April, 
1895; U.S. S. "Montgomery," 1895; U. S. S. "Cincinnati," 1895-6; U. 
S. S. Newark," 1896 ; U- S. S. " Puritan, 1897, to March 17, 1898. 

Frank Anderson. Appointed from New York. Assistant Surgeon, 
May 24, 1875. Passed Assistant Surgeon, November 22, 1878 ; Naval Hos 
pital, Chelsea, 1875-6 ; " Kearsarge," Asiatic Station, 1876-8 ; receiving-ship 
"Wabash," 1878-80; " Quinnebaug," European Station, 1880-3; Navy 
Yard, New York, 1884-6 ; " Richmond," N. A. Station, 1887-8 ; " Dolphin," 
Squadron of Evolution, 1888-90; Naval Dispensary, Washington, D C., 
October, 1890-95. Promoted to Surgeon, November 14, 1891 ; ordered to 
the "Ampbitrite," April, 1895; "Dolphin," 1895; Naval Hospital, Yoko 
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P. A. Levering. Appointed from Massachusetts. Assistant Surgeon, 
June 18, 1875. Passed Assistant Surgeon, December 10, 1878 ; receiving-ship 
"Ohio," 1875; receiving-ship " Wabash," 1875; monitor " Nantasket," 
1875-6; monitor "Ajax," 1876; " Monocacy," Asiatic Station, 1876-8; 
Naval Hospital, New York, 1878 ; training-ship " Minnesota," 1879-81 ; 
Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, 1881 ; Naval Hospital, Washington, 1881-2 ; 
" Lackawanna," Pacific Station, 1883-4; Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, 
1884-5; receiving-ship "Wabash," 1885; Navy Yard, New York, 1886; 
ship "Brooklyn," Asiatic Station, 1886-9; receiving-ship "Wabash," 1889-90; 
"Philadelphia," N. A. Station, July, 1890, to October, 192. Promoted to 
Surgeon, December 4, 1891 ; Marine Rendezvous, Boston, October, 1892, to 
March, 1893 ; Naval Hospital, New York, March, 1893-6 ; U. S. S " Oregon," 
July, 1896, to date. 

W. R. DuBose. Native of and appointed from Georgia. Assistant 
Surgeon, October 16, 1875; Naval Hospital, Washington, D. C., 1875-6; 
"Trenton, European Station, 1877-9; receiving-ship "Wabash," Boston 
Yard, 1879; Naval Hospital, New York, 1879-80. Promoted Passed 
Assistant Surgeon, February, 1879 ; Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N. H., 1880-2; 
"Wachusett," Pacific Station, 1882-5; Naval Hospital, Norfolk, 1885-8 ; 
"Jamestown," 1888-91; Naval Academy, 1891-6. Promoted Surgeon, 
November 1, 1892; U. S. S. " Terror," April, 1896; "Texas," 1897, to date. 

Charles T. Hibbett Born in Simmer County, Tennessee, November 
20, 1851. Appointed an Assistant Surgeon, January 15, 1875 ; first duty at 
Naval Hospital, Washington, D. C. ; first cruise on North Atlantic Station, 
1875-7 ; on board store-ship " Pawnee," monitors and U. S. flag-ship " Hart 
ford ; " attached to U. S. S. receiving-ship " Franklin," from November, 1878, 
to June, 1880. Promoted to Passed Assistant Surgeon, April 30, 1880 ; 
made practice cruise with midshipmen on board U. S. S. " Constellation," 
during summer of 1880; on board U. S. S. "Onward," at Callao, Peru, 
1881-3; U. S. S. Ajax," at City Point, Va., 1884-6; made last cruise on 
board U. S. flag-ship " Lancaster," in S. A. and Mediterranean Stations ; 
U. S. receiving-ship " Franklin," October, 1889, to July, 1893. Promoted 
Surgeon, December 26, 1892 ; " Detroit," S. A. Station, July, 1893 ; ordered 
to the " Bennington," July, 1894; Navy Yard, Norfolk, December, 1896; 
U. S. receiving-ship " Independence," February, 1897, to date 

N. H. Drake. Appointed from New Jersey. Assistant Surgeon, Feb 
ruary 26, 1876. Panned Assistant Surgeon, July 6, 1880 ; " Hartford," S. A. 
Station, 1877-80 ; Navy Yard, New York, 1880-2 ; " Tennessee," N. A. 
Station, 1882-5; Naval Hospital, Brooklyn, 1886-7; nautical school-ship 
"St. Mary s," 1887-8; C. S. steamer "Hassler," 1888-90; Fish Commission 
steamer "Albatross," September, 1890, to December, 1891. Promoted to 
Surgeon, March 4, 1893; waiting orders, December, 1891, to July, 1892; 
Navy Yard, New York, July, 1892, to April, 1893 ; Marine Rendezvous, 
New York, April, 1893-4; U. S. receiving-ship "Franklin," August, 1894; 
U. S. S. "Cincinnati," June, 1896; U. S. S. "Minneapolis," July, 1897, to 
date. 

H. G. Beyer. Appointed from New York. Assistant Surgeon, May 19, 
1876. Passed Assistant Surgeon, April 30, 1880 ; Naval Hospital, Brooklyn, 
1876-7; monitor " Passaic," July to August, 1877; training-ship "Ports 
mouth." 1877-9; U. S. receiving ship "Colorado," New York, 1879-80; 
special duty, Washington, D. C. 1881-2; C. S. steamer " Blake," 1882-4; 
special duty, Smithsonian Institute, 1884-7 ; U. S. flagship "Trenton," 1887- 
88; training-ship "Portsmouth," 1889; "Yantic" (training-ship), 1889-91. 



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Promoted to Surgeon, May 19, 1893 ; Naval Academy, October, 1891 ; U. S. 
S. " Raleigh," June 6, 1896, to December 23, 1896 ; U. S. S. " Newark," from 
December 23, 1896, to March 17,1897; U. S- S. " Amphitrite," August 2, 

1897, to date. 

John M. Steele. Appointed June, 1875, as an Assistant Surgeon; first 
duty at the Naval Hospital, New York ; detached in November, 1875 ; at 
tached to the U. S. monitor " Catskill," until July, 1876 ; in July, 1877, 
ordered to the U. S. steamer " Pensacola," at San Francisco ; remained on 
this vessel until November, 1878 ; Naval Hospital, Philadelphia, 1879. 
Passed Assistant Surgeon, April, 1880 ; shortly after promotion he was de 
tached from the Naval Hospital, Philadelphia, and ordered to the U. S. 
monitor " Passaic," receiving-ship at Washington ; continued on this duty 
until October, 1881 ; placed on waiting orders, preparatory for sea duty ; 
joined the U. S. steamer " Brooklyn," in November, 1881, at New York, and 
sailed shortly after for the South Atlantic Station ; remained on the " Brook 
lyn " during her cruise in the South Atlantic, and was detached in October, 
1884 ; in November, 1884, ordered to the Naval Hospital, New York, and 
remained until March, 1885; detached and ordered to the Naval Academy, 
Annapolis, Md. ; remained on duty at the Academy until November, 1886, 
when detached and granted six months leave ; ordered to the Naval Hospi 
tal, Philadelphia, in March, 1887, and in March, 1888, detached and ordered 
to the U. S. Coast Survey steamer " Bache," where he remained until June, 
1891; Nautical school-ship " Saratoga," June, 1891, to December, 1892; 
receiving-ship "St. Louis," December, 1892-4- Promoted to Surgeon, May 
11, 1893; Navy Yard, League Island, May, 1894; Marine Recruiting Ren 
dezvous, New York, December, 1894; Torpedo Station, October, 1895; U. 
S. S. " Monadnock," February, 1896, to date. 

J. E. Gardner. Appointed from Kentucky. Assistant Surgeon, July 
3, 1876. Passed Assistant Surgeon, July 6, 1880 ; receiving-ship " Wabash," 
1876-8 ; receiving-ship " Colorado," 1878-80 ; Navy Yard, Norfolk, 1880-1 ; 
"Lancaster," European Station, 1881-4; Naval Hospital, Norfolk, 1885-7; 
Fish Commission steamer "Albatross," 1887-90; waiting orders, December, 
1890, to October, 1891. Promoted to Surgeon, August 15, 1893; Naval 
Station, New London, October, 1891, to 1895 ; U. S. S. "Amphitrite," Decem 
ber, 1895; waiting orders, November, 1897; U. S. S. "Dolphin," March, 

1898, to date. 

Millard Henry Crawford. Born in Mt. Crawford, Va. Educated 
at the University of New York. Appointed Assistant Surgeon, U. S. Navy, 
November 1, 1876 Promoted to Passed Assistant Surgeon, November 1, 
1879. Promoted to Surgeon, August 20, 1893; served on U. S. S. " Tus- 
carora," from 1877-9; cruising and surveying on the west coast of Mexico 
and Central America ; attached to U. S. S. " Tallapoosa," and U. S. S. 
" Shenandoah," from 1882-6 ; cruising in South Atlantic and South Pacific 
Stations ; attached to U. S. S. " Vandalia " and U. S. S. " Monongahela," 
from 1887-90; was attached to the U. S. S. "Monongahela " on her cruise 
to the Samoan Islands, and thence from San Francisco to New York via 
Cape Horn ; in charge of U. S. recruiting rendezvous at San Francisco, 
CaL, from November, 1890, to November, 1894; training-ship " Constella 
tion," October, 1894; U S. S. " Boston," November, 1895, to date. ^ 

George Peebles Lumsden. Appointed from Virginia. Commissioned 
Assistant Surgeon, November 2, 1876 ; served on the " Minnesota," at New 
York, February, 1877, to December, 1877 ; "Fortune," December, 1877, to 
April, 1879; Naval Hospital, Norfolk, April, 1879, to June, 1879 ; U. S. S. 



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" Ajax," and monitors, James River, June, 1879, to December, 1879 ; Passed 
Assistant Surgeon, dates from November 2, 1879 ; Naval Academy, May, 
1880, to January, 1882 ; flag-ship " Pensacola," Pacific Station, February, 
1882, to June, 1884 ; receiving-ship and Naval Hospital, Washington, July, 
1884, to April, 1886; Naval Hospital, Mare Island, August, 1886, to 
November, 1886 ; U. S. S. " Boston," August, 1887, to October, 1890 ; U. S. 
monitors, Richmond, Va., 1891-93 ; "Kearsarge," N. A. Station, December, 
1893 to 1894. Promoted to Surgeon, May, 1894; Ordered to the "York- 
town," April, 1894; Naval Station, Port Royal, June, 1897; special duty, 
Norfolk, October, 1897; U. S. R. S. " Franklin," to date. 

E. H. Marsteller. Appointed from Virginia. Assistant Surgeon, 
January 12, 1876. Passed Assistant Surgeon, October 11, 1880; "Talla- 
poosa," special service, 1877-9 ; Naval Academy, 1879-80 ; Naval Hospital, 
Philadelphia, 1880-3; " Lackawanna," Pacific Station, 1884; " Iroquois," 
Pacific Station, 1884-6 ; iron-clads, City Point, 1887-9 ; " Adams," Pacific 
Station, 1889-90; "Petrel," N. A. Station, November, 1890, to October, 
1891 ; special duty, Baltimore, Md., October, 1891, to March, 1892 ; Naval 
Academy, March, 1892, to 1894. Promoted to Surgeon, June, 1894 ; ordered 
to school-ship "St. Mary s," May, 1894; U. S. S. "Raleigh," December, 
1896, to date. 

William H. Rush. Appointed from Pennsylvania as Assistant Surgeon, 
February 13, 1877 Passed Assistant Surgeon, April 28, 1881 ; " Constella 
tion," special service, 1877-8 ; iron-clads, James River, 1878-9 ; receiving- 
ship "St. Louis," 1879-80; gunnery training-ship "Minnesota," 1880-4; 
special duty, 1885-8; school-ship "Saratoga," 1889-91; " Yantic," S. A. 
Station, September, 1891-4; leave of absence, June, 1894 Promoted to 
Surgeon, November, 1894; Navy Yard, League Island, December, 1894; 
U. S. S. "Dixie," April, 1898; steamer "City of Pekin," May, 1898. 

J. C. Byrnes. Appointed from District of Columbia. Assistant Surgeon, 
November 2, 1876. Passed Assistant Surgeon, October 11, 1881 ; Naval 
Hospital, Chelsea, 1877-8; "Plymouth," North Atlantic Station, 1878-81; 
Naval Hospital, Norfolk, 1881-2 ; Powhatan," special service, 1882-5 ; 
special duty, Norfolk, Va , 1885-9 ; " Chicago," Squadron of Evolution, 
1889-92; special duty, Norfolk, June, 1892-7. Promoted to Surgeon, Feb 
ruary, 1895 ; U. S. S. "Cincinnati," July, 1897, to date. 

S. H. Griffith. Appointed from Pennsylvania. Assistant Surgeon, De 
cember 15, 1877 ; Passed Assistant Surgeon, December 15, 1880; "Alaska," 
Pacific Station, 1878-80 ; special duty, Bureau of Medicine, July, 1881-3 ; 
" Lancaster," European Station, 1884 5 ; "Lancaster," South Atlantic Sta 
tion, 1885-7 ; Museum of Hygiene, 1887-90 ; " Dolphin," Squadron of Evo 
lution, April, 1890, to June, 1891 ; U. S. training-ship " Jamestown, June 1, 
1891, to September 6,1892; "Constellation," September 6, 1892, to May, 
1893; leave of absence, May, 1893, to November, 1893 ; Museum of Hy 
giene, Washington, D. C., November, 1893, to March 26, 1898. Commis 
sioned Surgeon, March 30, 1895 ; U. S. S. "Mayflower," March 29, 1898. 

Averley Claude Holmes Russell. Assistant Surgeon, Ensign, June 3, 
1879 ; Naval Hospital, Brooklyn, N. Y., June 30, 1879, to September 27, 
1879 ; Naval Hospital, Mare Island, California, October 10, 1879, to Decem 
ber 3, 1879 ; U. S flag-ship "Pensacola," Pacific Station, January 3, 1880, 
to February 7, 1882. Passed Assistant Burgeon (Junior Lieutenant), June 30, 
1882 ; Naval Hospital, Brooklyn, N. Y., May 15, 1882, to January 27,1883 ; 
Navy Yard, Washington, D. C., January 30, 1883, to January 2, 1884 ; U. 
S. S. "Ossipee," Asiatic Station, January 28, 1884, to March 11, 1887; 



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went through cholera epidemic on that vessel, August and September of 
1885 ; Naval Laboratory, Brooklyn, N. Y., May 2, 1887, to July 16, 1887 ; 
Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., October 6, 1887, to January 15,1889; 
summer cruise, U. S. S. " Constellation," with naval cadets, June 1, 1888, to 
August 31, 1888; Navy Yard, Boston, Mass, January 21, 1889, to August 

13, 1889; Naval Hospital, Yokohama, Japan, October 23, 1889, to Novem 
ber 11,1892; Lieutenant^ May 28,1892; World s Columbian Exposition, 
Chicago, 111., in charge of exhibit of Medical Department, U. S. Navy, model 
battle-ship "Illinois," April 6, 1893, to December, 1893 ; member Medical 
Examining Board and Instructor in Military and Operative Surgery and Re 
cruiting, U. S. Naval Laboratory and Department of Instruction, Brooklyn, 
N. Y., January 27, 1894, to January 18, 1897 ; U. S. S. "Lancaster," South 
Atlantic Station, February 27, 1897, to December 31, 1897 ; special duty, 
Bureau Medicine and Surgery, Navy Department, Washington, D. C , Feb 
ruary 9, 1898, to April 15, 1898 ; U. S. flag-ship " San Francisco," Fleet Sur 
geon, Northern Patrol Squadron, April 17, 1898, to date. 

A. G. Cabell. Appointed from Virginia. Assistant Surgeon, February 

14, 1876. Passed Assistant Surgeon, April 28, 1880-1 ; " Pensacola," North 
Pacific Station, 1876-9; practice-ship "Constellation," 1881; " Palos," 
Asiatic Station 1882-3; "Adams," Pacific Station, 1885-8; iron-clads, 
Richmond, Va., 1889, to February, 1891 ; " Kearsarge," N. A. Station, Feb 
ruary, 1891, to November, 1893; leave of absence, November, 1893-4; U. 
S. S. u Michigan," March, 1894. Promoted to Surgeon, June, 1895; leave 
of absence, December, 1896; P. S. " Monongahela," May, 1897 ; sick-leave, 
October, 1897 ; Puget Sound, Naval Station, March, 1898, to date. 

Clement Biddle. Appointed from Pennsylvania. Entered service as 
Assistant Surgeon, June, 1878. Promoted Passed Assistant Surgeon, June, 
1882 ; served on the China Station in the following ships, making two 
cruises there, viz : " Richmond," " Ashuelot," " Monocacy," " Palos " and 
" Trenton," and at the Naval Hospital, Yokohama, Japan ; from March, 1889, 
to January, 1892, served aboard the " Tallapoosa," in the River Platte, 
South America. Shore Stations : Naval Hospital, Washington ; Naval Acad 
emy; Navy Yard, League Island, Phila. ; Naval Hospital, Philadelphia, and 
Marine Corps Recruiting Office, Philadelphia ; Marine Rendezvous, Phila 
delphia, May, 1894; waiting orders, December, 1894; Naval Station, New 
London, June, 1895. Promoted to Surgeon, July, 1895 ; practice-ship 
"Monongahela," May, 1896 ; special duty, San Francisco, November, 1896; 
U. S. S. " Newport, November, 1897-8 ; member of Board Naval Acad 
emy, May, 1898, to date. 

H. T. Percy. Born in Virginia. Appointed. Acting Assistant Surgeon, 
May 31, 1873; " Canandaigua," 1873-4 ; receiving-ship "St. Louis," 1875-8. 
Assistant Surgeon, June, 1879 ; Coast Survey steamer " McArthur," 1879-81 ; 
Naval Hospital, New York, 1881-2. Passed Assistant Surgeon, 1882 ; Naval 
Hospital, Norfolk, 1882-3; "Galena," N. A. Station, 1883-6; Naval Acad 
emy, 1886-8 ; Naval Hospital, Washington, D. C., 1888-9 ; C. S. S. " Pat 
terson," 1889-92 ; Naval Academy, Annapolis, member of Examining Board, 
May 12, 1892, until June 20, 1892; Naval Hospital, Washington, 1892-5. 
Surgeon, September, 1895 ; member of Examining Board, Washington, D. C. ; 
1895-6 ; " Monterey," Pacific Station, 1896 to date. 

James D. Gate wood. Appointed from Virginia. Assistant Surgeon, 
July, 1880 ; Passed Assistant Surgeon, July, 1883 ; Surgeon, February, 1896 ; 
Museum of Hygiene, Washington, September, 1893 ; U. S. S. " Puritan," 
March, 1898, to date. 



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Oliver Diehl. Appointed from Pennsylvania. Assistant Surgeon, July, 
1880 ; Passed Assistant Surgeon, July, 1883 ; Surgeon, March, 1896 ; Naval 
Hospital, Philadelphia, May, 1893-7; U. S. S. "Terror," April, 1897, to 
date. 

John M. Edgar. Appointed from Pennsylvania. Assistant Surgeon, 
July, 1881 ; Passed Assistant Surgeon, July, 1884 ; Surgeon, November, 1896. 
U. S. receiving ship -< St. Louis," October, 1893 ; U. S. receiving-ship " Rich 
mond," 1894; school ship "Saratoga," May, 1895; U. S. receiving-ship 
" Vermont," December, 1896; U. S. S. "Prairie," March, 1898; U. S. S. 
" Panther," May, 1898, to date. 

Philip Leach. Appointed from Illinois. Assistant Sdrgeon, July, 1881 ; 
Passed Assistant Surgeon, July, 1884; Surgeon, November, 1896. IT. S. S. 
"Monocacy," December, 1891 ; leave of absence, June, 1895; Naval Labora 
tory, New York, November, 1895 ; Naval Hospital, New York, June 1896, 
to date. 

Lloyd Curtis. Appointed from New Jersey. Assistant Surgeon, July, 
1882; Passed Assistant Surgeon, July, 1885; Surgeon, February, 1897. 
Naval Academy, October, 1890; waiting orders, March, 1894; temporary 
duty, Chelsea, October, 1894 ; waiting orders, January, 1895 ; Naval Ord 
nance, Proving Ground, November, 1895 ; U. S. S. " Montgomery," Febru 
ary, 1896, to date. 

Henry B. Fitts. Appointed from Virginia. Assistant Surgeon, July, 
1882 ; Passed Assistant Surgeon, July, 1885 ; Surgeon, March, 1897 ; Hos 
pital, Hot Springs, Ark., February, 1891 ; training ship " Essex," January, 
1894 ; Hospital, Portsmouth, December, 1896, to date. 

Victor C. B. Means. Appointed from North Carolina. Assistant 
Surgeon, June, 1884 ; Passed Assistant Surgeon, June, 1887 ; Surgeon, June, 
1897 ; nautical school-ship " Saratoga," December, 1892 ; Naval Hospital, 
New York, May, 1895 ; U. S. S. " Maine," September, 1895 ; U. S. S. " New 
York," January, 1897 ; " Detroit," July, 1897, to date. 

Frederick J. B. Cordeiro. Appointed from Massachusetts. Assistant 
Surgeon, June, 1884. Passed Assistant -Surgeon, June, 1887. Surgeon, Octo 
ber, 1897 ; U. S. S. "Adams." March, 1892; leave of absence, November, 
1894 ; training-ship " Constellation," November, 1895 ; U S. S. " Michigan," 
December, 1896 ; U. S. S. "New Orleans," March, 1898, to date. 

Francis W. F. Wieber. Appointed from New York. Assistant Sur 
geon, November, 1884. Passed Assistant Surgeon, November, 1887. Surgeon, 
November, 1897 ; Naval Hospital, Norfolk, June, 1893-8 ; U. S. S. " Mian- 
tonomah," March, 1898, to date. 



MEDICAL DIRECTORS ON THE RETIRED LIST. 

WITH RELATIVE RANK OF COMMODORE. 

William Grier. Born in Ireland. Appointed from Maryland, March 
7, 1838 ; entered the service as Assistant Surgeon ; attached to sloop " Cyane," 
Mediterranean Squadron, 1838-41 ; store-ship " Erie," Pacific Squadron, 
1842-4; schooner "Shark," Pacific Squadron, 1844-6; Hospital New York, 
1848; razee "Independence," Mediterranean Squadron, 1849-52. Com 
missioned as Surgeon, April 14, 1852 ; Fleet-Surgeon, North Pacific Surveying 
Expedition 1853-6 ; Naval Academy, 1859 ; sloop " Macedonian," 1861 ; 
receiving-ship, Baltimore, 1862; Naval Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, 
1863-5 ; special duty, Hartford, Connecticut, 1867 ; member Board of Ex- 



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aminers, 1868-9 ; special duty, Baltimore, 1869-71 ; member of Examining 
and Retiring Boards, 1871-2 ; Naval Hospital, Annapolis, 1872 ; member of 
Naval Medical Board, 1872; President of Naval Medical Board, 1872-6; 
Chief of Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (Surgeon-General), 1877-8. Re 
tired, October 5, 1878. 

Samuel Jackson Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed from North 
Carolina, June 20, 1838, as Assistant Surgeon. Attached to frigate " Con 
stitution." 1839-41 ; U. S. S. frigate "Mississippi," 1841-2; frigate " Con 
gress," Mediterranean Squadron, 1842-3 ; sloop " Fairfield," frigate " Cum 
berland," Mediterranean Squadron, 1843-5 ; razee " Independence," flag-ship, 
Pacific Squadron, during Mexican War, 1846-9; Navy Yard, Philadelphia, 
1849-50 ; receiving-ship " Franklin," at Boston, 1851 ; sloop " John Adams," 
1851 ; sloop " Decatur," 1851-2. Commissioned as Surgeon, September 2, 
1852; Rendezvous, New York City, 1854-5; sloop "St. Louis," coast of 
Africa, 1855-8 ; Navy Yard, New York, 1858-61 ; steam-frigate " Wabash," 
1861; frigate "Cumberland," 1861; steam-sloop "Brooklyn," 1862-3. 
While attached to the " Cumberland," was present at the bombardment and 
capture of the Confederate forts, at Hatteras Inlet ; doing service on board 
the " Brooklyn," was with Admiral Farragut in the passage and bombard 
ment of Forts Jackson and St. Philip, and the Chalmette batteries below 
New Orleans, and in the destruction of the Confederate Fleet, and subse 
quently in his operations before Vicbsburg and Galveston; Naval Academy, 
at Newport, R. I., 1863-4; Navy Yard, Boston, 1864-5-6; Fleet Surgeon, 
North and South Pacific Squadron, on board flag-ship " Pensacola," and 
" Powhatan," 1867-9 ; Naval Hospital, Philadelphia, 1869 ; Naval Hospital, 
New York, 1869-72. Commissioned as Medical Director, March 3, 1871 ; 
Naval Hospital, Norfolk, 1873-5; Naval Hospital, Chelsea, 1875-6-7-8-9, 
which completed his service on the "active list." Having attained the age 
of sixty-two (62) years, April 1, 1879, he was placed on the retired list, in 
accordance with the law of Congress on that subject. 

Francis M. Gunnell. Born in District of Columbia. Appointed from 
District of Columbia, March 29, 1849 ; entered the service as Assistant Sur 
geon; attached to sloop " Falmouth," Pacific Squadron, 1849-51 ; store-ship 
"Supply," Pacific Squadron, 1852 ; Navy Yard, Washington, 1853 ; frigate 
" Independence," Pacific Squadron, 1855-7 ; steam-frigate "Niagara," Atlan 
tic Cable Expedition, 1858 ; receiving-ship at New York, 1858-9 ; steamer 
" Fulton " (wrecked), 1859 ; steam-sloop " Pawnee," 1860-2, North and South 
Atlantic Blockading Squadrons. Commissioned as Surgeon, April 28, 1861 ; 
Naval Hospital, Washington, 1863-5 ; steam-sloop " Ticonderoga," European 
Squadron, 1866-8; Naval Hospital, Washington, 1869-72. Commissioned 
as Medical Inspector, 1871 ; Fleet-Surgeon, N. A. Fleet, 1872-3 ; " Roanoke," 
1874; member Board of Examiners, 1875-6. Commissioned as Medical 
Director, 1875 ; Naval Hospital, Washington, 1875-9 ; Fleet-Surgeon, Asiatic 
Station, 1879-81 ; member of Retiring Board, 1881-2 ; President Medical 
Board, Washington, 1882-4 ; Chief of Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, 
1884-8 ; Surgeon General U. S. Navy. Retired, 1889. 

Albert Leary Gihon. Born in Philadelphia, Pa., September 28, 1833. 
Received degrees of A.B. (Philadelphia), 1850; M.D. (Philadelphia), 1852; 
A.M. (Princeton), 1854, and Philadelphia, 1855; Professor of Chemistry 
and Toxicology, in Philadelphia College of Medicine and Surgery, 1853-4 ; 
entered Navy as Assistant Surgeon, May 1, 1855 ; first duty on board 
receiving-ship "Union," Navy Yard, Philadelphia; attached to sloop-of-war 
" Levant," East India Station, 1855-8 ; was with Commander (Admiral) 



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A. H. Foote, and Lieutenant (Commodore) W. H. Macomb, in the sloop- 
of-war "Portsmouth s" boat, November 15, 1856, when fired upon by the 
Chinese, while attempting to pass the Barrier Forts, on the Pearl River, 
near Canton, and participated in the subsequent engagements, which resulted 
in the capture of these forts, November 16, 20, 21 and 22, 1856; attached 
to brig " Dolphin," 1858-9, during Paraguay Expedition ; and to sloop- 
ofwar "Preble," 1859, on the coast of Central America and Panama. 
Passed Assistant Surgeon, May 1, 1869 ; U. S. Naval Hospital, Brooklyn, 
N. Y., 1860-1 ; brig "Perry," 1861, on the blockade of Fernandina, Fla., 
and cruising off the Atlantic coast of the Southern States, when the Rebel 
privateer "Savannah" was captured, May 1, 1861. Promoted to Surgeon, 
August 1, 1861 ; Naval Rendezvous, New York; sloop-of-war " St. Louis," 
1862-5, on special service upon European Station, and cruising among the 
Atlantic islands, after Confederate steamers "Alabama," " Florida," and 
"Georgia;" and in the latter part of 1864, on b ockade of coast of South 
Carolina; Senior Medical Officer, Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N. H., 1865-8; 
attached to store-ship "Idaho," 1868-70, anchored off Nagasaki, Japan, as 
hospital ship for Asiatic Station, and was on board during the memorable 
typhoon of September 21, 1869, when ship was wrecked by passing through 
centre of the cyclone with barometer at 27.62 ; for services rendered Portu 
guese colony at Dilly, Island of Timor, and the Portuguese men-of-war 
" Principe Dom Carlos " and " Sa da Bandeira," received from the King of 
Portugal, with consent of Congress, the decoration of Knight of the Mil 
itary Order of Christ ; for services to H. B M. ships " Flint " and " Dawn," 
the thanks of the British Government ; and for similar services to the French 
gunboat " Scorpion," those of the commander-in-chief of the French East 
India Station; special duty at Brooklyn, New York, 1870; subsequently 
Marine Rendezvous, Philadelphia ; and later, member of Naval Medical 
Board of Examiners, at Philadelphia, 1870-2, and at Washington, 1872-3. 
Promoted to Medical Inspector, November 7, 1872 ; special duty at Bureau 
of Medicine and Surgery, Navy Department, 1873, and same year ordered to 
flag-ship " Wabash," as surgeon of the fleet, on the European Station ; at 
Key West, Fla., with Naval Expedition of 1874, and returned to European 
Station as surgeon of the fleet, on board flag-ship " Franklin," 1874-5 ; head 
of Medical Department, Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., 1875-80; at re 
quest of Chief of Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, designed and superin 
tended construction of model of hospital-ship for Centennial Exhibition, at 
Philadelphia, 1876, and at same exhibition presented "Ambulance Cot," 
bearing his name, which was approved by Board of Officers, July 5, 1877, 
and adopted for use in the Navy ; appointed Inspector of Recruits and Re 
cruiting Stations, November 20, 1878. Commissioned as Medical Director, 
August 20, 1879, and ordered in charge of Naval Hospital, Norfolk, Va., 
1880 ; member of Board of Inspection of the Navy, 1880-3 ; in charge of 
Naval Hospital, Washington, D. C., 1883-6; of Naval Hospital, Mare 
Island, California., 1886-8 ; and of Naval Hospital, Brooklyn, N. Y., 1888- 
92; special duty, New York, 1892-3; in charge of NavafHospital, Wash 
ington, July, 1893, to September 28, 1895, when, having reached the consti 
tutional limitation of age, he was placed upon the retired list with the relative 
rank of Commodore, having been forty years and five months upon the active 
list, of which an aggregate of only one year and ten months was unem 
ployed ; has represented the Medical Department of the Navy in the Ameri 
can Medical Association, as delegate and permanent member, annually, since 
1876 ; elected Chairman of Section on State Medicine, 1882, and Vice-Pres- 



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ident of the Association, 1884; Chairman of the Rush Monument Committee, 
1885-98 ; delegate and permanent member of the American Public Health 
Association, since 1876 ; elected Second Vice-President, 1881 ; First Vice- 
President, 1882, and President, 1883 ; Fellow of the American Academy of 
Medicine since 1883, and elected Vice-President, 1883, and President, 1884 ; 
President of the Naval Medical Society, 1883-4; member of the American 
Clirnatological Association since 1887 ; elected First Vice-President, 1889 ; 
President of Section on Climatology and Demography of the Ninth Inter 
national Medical Congress convened at AVashington, September 5, 1887 ; 
appointed delegate to represent the Medical Department of the Navy, at the 
annual meeting of the British Medical Association held at Birmingham, Eng 
land, July 29, 1890 ; delegate to the Tenth International Medical Congress 
convened at Berlin, August 2, 1890 ; and elected Honorary President of the 
Section on Medical Geography and Climatology, and of Section on Military 
and Naval Hygiene; member of Triennial Congress of American Physicians 
and Surgeons, Washington, September, 1891 ; President of Section on Hy 
giene, Climatology and Demography of the Pan-American Medical Congress 
convened at Washington, September 5, 1893 ; member of The Association 
of Military Surgeons of the United States since 1894 ; elected Second Vice- 
President, 1895 ; First Vice-President, 1896 ; President, 1897 ; of the State 
Medical Societies of New Hampshire, West Virginia, and California, and of 
the Medical Society of the District of Columbia ; Fellow of the New York 
Academy of Medicine ; member of the Academy of Natural Sciences of 
Philadelphia; of the Pennsylvania Historical Society, of the American Phil 
osophical Society, of the Biological Society of Washington, of the Trinity 
Historical Society of Dallas, Texas, of the Military Order of the Loyal 
Legion of the United States, and of the National Academy of Medicine of 
Mexico ; Honorary Member of the Societe Frangaise d Hvgiene ; and corres 
ponding member of the Societe des Sciences Physiques, Naturelles et Clima- 
tologiques de 1 Algerie; Associate Editor of the "Annual of the Universal 
Medical Sciences," 1887-93; of "Wood s Handbook of the Medical 
Sciences," 1894, and of "The Twentieth Century Practice of Medicine," 
1895 ; author of "A Look at Lisbon," 18H6 ; "A Night in a Typhoon," 1870 ; 
" Practical Suggestions in Naval Hygiene," 1871-2-3 ; "A Summer Cruise 
among the Atlantic Islands," 1875 ; " Sanitary Reform in Ship Life," 1876 ; 
" Sanitarv Commonplaces Applied to the Navy," 1877 ; " Statistics of Ado 
lescent Growth," 1879; "Transportation of Sick and Wounded," 1879; 
" The Prevention of Venereal for the Protection of the Innocent and Help 
less," 1879-82; "Health the True Nobility," 1881; "State Medicine," 
1882; "Medical Education the Fundamental Fact in Medical Ethics," 
1883; "The Higher Plane in Medicine," 1883; "Vital Statistics as Sani 
tary Monitors," 1883; " Thirty Years of Sanitary Progress in the Navy," 
1884; "The Sanitary Responsibilities of the Citizen," 1884; "The Trade 
Aspect of Medicine," 1884 ; "The Dignity and Importance of the Individ 
ual," 1885; "Sanitary Ignorance among High and Low," 1885; "What is 
Medicine ? " 1885 ; " Economic Sanitation," 1886 : " The Domain of Clima 
tology and Demography." 1887 ; " The Therapy of Ocean Climate," 1889 ; 
" The Place of Naval and Military Medicine in the Profession," 1890 ; " The 
Hospital ; an Element and Exponent of Medical Education," 1892 ; " In 
tellectual Progress in Medicine," 1892 ; " Sanitary Motes and Beams," 1893 ; 
" On Doctors in General, and one in Particular, Surgeon-General Benjamin 
Rush, of the Revolutionary Army." 1894; "The Status of the Medical 
Officer in the Military and Naval Establishments/ and " Grade, Rank, and 
Title," 1897. 



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WITH RELATIVE RANK OF CAPTAIN. 

Phineas J. Horwitz. Born at Baltimore, Md., March 3, 1822; grad 
uated as doctor at the University of Maryland, March, 1845. Appointed an 
Assistant Surgeon in the Navy, November 8, 1847, and immediately there 
after assigned to duty in the Gulf Squadron, then operating against Mexico. 
Dr. Horwitz was at once placed in charge of the Naval Hospital at Tabasco, 
and remained there until the close of the war. This duty was performed so 
efficiently and energetically as to receive the personal commendation and 
thanks of the commander-in-chief of squadron, Commodore M. C. Perry. 
He was next detailed for the frigate " Constitution," bourfd for the Mediter 
ranean Station ; at the termination of the cruise was ordered to the " Relief," 
destined for Brazil ; he was examined and passed for promotion, January, 
1853 ; he was then assigned to the steamer " Princeton," aboard which vessel 
he served some two years ; after this he was ordered to the u Supply," belong 
ing to the African and Brazilian Stations ; on reaching the United States, in 
1859, he was offered the position of assistant to the Bureau of Medicine and 
Surgery, which office he held until appointed Chief of the Bureau of Medi 
cine and Surgery, July 1, 1865, a position which he held until his term of 
service expired, July 1, 1869 ; on the nineteenth of April, 1861, Dr. Horwitz 
was promoted to the grade of Surgeon, but his services in the bureau were 
considered so important that he was not permitted to vacate his appointment 
as assistant, and Congress, in acknowledgment of the immense amount of 
work he was performing, voted to give him the highest shore-pay of his 
grade; during the entire period of the war of the Rebellion the labor of the 
bureau fell almost wholly upon the shoulders of Dr Horwitz, and his was 
the only bureau in which the clerical force was not increased. The whole 
system of tabulating the casualties of the war, of indexing the books of refer 
ence, reports of survey, certificates of disability and of diseases, was designed 
and carried forward by Dr. Horwitz, so that there was probably no case of 
injury, disease or disability that occurred during the doctor s connection with 
the bureau that will not be found in its appropriate place in the Surgeon- 
General s office ; the immense number of pension cases accruing during the 
war were all examined, adjusted and prepared by the doctor, and every official 
letter that left the bureau was written by him. All this was done without 
the aid of a single additional writer or clerk. On leaving the bureau in 1869, 
Dr. Horwitz was placed in charge of the Naval Hospital, Philadelphia, since 
which time he has been assigned to various duties on that station. He was 
promoted to the grade of Medical Inspector, March 3, 1871, and to the grade 
of Medical Director, December 19, 1873 ; Naval Asylum, Philadelphia, 1^77 
83; President of Examining Board, Philadelphia, 1883-4. Retired, 1884. 

Edward Shippen. Born in New Jersey. A.B. and A.M., Princeton; 
M.D., University of Pennsylvania; Fellow of the College of Physicians, 
Philadelphia ; Member Historical Society of Pennsylvania ; President of Gene 
alogical Society of Pennsylvania ; Deputy Governor of the Society of Colo 
nial Wars of Pennsylvania ; Companion of the Loyal Legion, etc., etc. ; 
appointed from Pennsylvania, August 7, 1849 , entered the service as Assist 
ant Surgeon; attached to sloop "Marion," East India Squadron, 1849-52; 
receiving-ship " Ohio," Boston, 1852-3 ; steamer " Fulton," Fishing-Banks 
Squadron, 1853 ; steamer " Hetzel," Coast Survey, 1854 ; brig " Dolphin," 
coast of Africa, 1855-7 ; Rendezvous, Philadelphia, 1857 ; Naval Asylum, 
Philadelphia, 1858; steamer "Caledonia," Paraguay Expedition, 1859 ; flag 
ship "Congress," Brazil Squadron, 1859-61. Commissioned as Surgeon, 



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April 26, 1861 ; frigate " Congress," North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 
1861-62 ; in the " Congress " when attacked by the rebel ram Merrimac," 
at Newport News and injured by shell ; recorder of Medical Examining 
Board, Philadelphia, 1862 ; receiving-ship and special recruiting duty, New 
York, 1862-4; frigate "New Ironsides," North Atlantic Squadron, 1864-5 ; 
at both battles of Fort Fisher, and at Bermuda Hundred ; steam-sloop 
" Canandaigua," European Squadron, 1866-8 ; during which made the Rus 
sian cruise, under Admiral Farragut ; member of Naval Retiring Board, 
Philadelphia, 1868; surgeon of the Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., 1869- 
71 ; Fleet-Surgeon, European Station, 1871-3 ; Navy Yard, Philadelphia, 
1873; Naval Hospital, Philadelphia, 1874-9. Commissioned as Medical. 
Director, 1876 ; president of the Naval Medical Examining Board, Philadel 
phia, 1880-1 ; president Board of Examiners, March, 1881-83; Naval Hos 
pital, Philadelphia, 1883-6; special duty, Philadelphia, 1886-8. Retired, 
1888. 

Samuel F. Coues. Born in New Hampshire. Appointed from New 
Hampshire, February 25, 1851. Entered the service as Assistant Surgeon; 
Coast Survey, 1851 ; attached to sloop " Portsmouth," Pacific Squadron, 
1851-5; Bureau Medicine and Surgery, 1855; hospital, Chelsea, Mass., 
1857; laboratory, New York, 1858-9; steamer "Saginaw," 1861. Com 
missioned as Surgeon, April 26, 1861; steam-sloop "Hartford," 1863; 
receiving-ship " Ohio," Boston, 1863 ; steam-sloop " Housatonic," South 
Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1863 ; steam-sloop "Saranac," Pacific Squad 
ron, 1864-6; Naval Hospital, Chelsea, Mass., 1866-8; steam-sloop " Rich 
mond," European Squadron, 1868-71. Commissioned as Medical Inspector, 
1871; leave, Europe, 1872; frigate "Colorado," North Atlantic Station, 
1872-3 ; Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N. H., 1873-5 ; Fleet-Surgeon, North 
Atlantic Station, 1875-6. Commissioned as Medical Director, 1876 ; Naval 
Hospital, Brooklyn, N. Y., 1876-9; special duty, Boston, 1879-80; Naval 
Laboratory, New York, 1880-3; President Medical Examining Board, 
1884-5 ; Naval Hospital, Chelsea, 1885-7. Retired, 1887. 

Jacob S. Dungan. Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed from Pennsyl 
vania, February 25, 1851 ; entered the service as Assistant Surgeon; attached 
to steamer "Vixen," Home Squadron, 1852; Coast Survey, 1853; steamer 
"Fulton," Home Squadron, 1854-5; Naval Hospital, Norfolk, 1857-8; 
Paraguay Expedition, 1859; receiving-ship "Philadelphia," 1861; sloop 
" Portsmouth," West Gulf Squadron, 1861-4. Commissioned as Surgeon, 
May 1, 1861 ; Naval Asylum, Philadelphia, 1865; Naval Academy, 1866; 
Navy Yard, Norfolk, 1867-8 ; steamer " Ossipee," Pacific Squadron, 1869-71 ; 
Naval Hospital, Mare Island, 1871-5. Commissioned as Medical Inspector, 
1871, and as Medical Director, 1876; Fleet Surgeon, Pacific Station, 1876- 
82 ; Naval Hospital, Yokohama, 1882-5 ; Recruiting Office, San Francisco, 
1885-6. Retired, 1886. 

George Peck. Born at Orange, New Jersey ; graduated at College of 
Physicians and Surgeons, New York, March 6, 1847 ; received, June 27, 
1857, honorary degree of A. M. from College of New Jersey; examined by 
Board of Naval Medical Officers, and found qualified for appointment, Janu 
ary 3, 1851. Commissioned Assistant Surgeon, February 25, 1851 ; ordered 
to the "Cyane," Home Squadron, August 23, 1851 ; cruised in the Gulf of 
Mexico, Caribbean Sea and West Indies; crossed the Isthmus of Panama 
before the construction of the railroad ; assisted the survivors of Strain s 
Expedition to Darien ; journeyed to the Pacific, via the San Juan River and 
Lake Nicaragua to San Juan del Sur ; carried despatches to the United 



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States Minister at Leon, and visited the principal cities and towns of Nica 
ragua ; participated in the bombardment of San Juan del Norte ; detached 
from the " Cyane," September 1, 1854 ; ordered to the Naval Rendezvous, 
New York, September 13, 1854; detached, October 15, 1855 ; examined and 
recommended for promotion, April 10, 1856; ordered to frigate "St. Law 
rence," Brazil Station, September 20, 1856 ; joined the Paraguay Expedition ; 
detached from the "St. Lawrence," May 11, 1859; ordered to the receiving- 
ship "North Carolina," New York, July 2, 1859; detached and ordered to 
the steam sloop-of-war " Seminole," Brazil Station, March 9, 1860. Com 
missioned Surgeon, May 30, 1861 ; returned to the United States in the 
"Seminole," and joined the North Atlantic Blockading Fleet; served on the 
Potomac River during the attempted blockade by rebel batteries, and took 
part in the capture of Port Royal, Fernandina and Norfolk, and the batteries 
at SewelFs Point ; witnessed the burning of the rebel ram " Merrimac " ; de 
tached from the " Seminole," July 9, 1862 ; ordered to the Marine Rendez 
vous, New York, August 18, 1862 ; detached, September 24, 1864, and 
ordered to the " Dictator," North Atlantic Blockading Fleet ; detached, 
September 2, 1865, and ordered to the "Vanderbilt," convoy of the "Monad- 
nock," via Strait of Magellan, to San Francisco ; en route witnessed the bom 
bardment of Valparaiso and Callao by the Spaniards ; volunteered to aid in 
care of the wounded after the action at Callao, and assisted the medical officer 
in charge aboard the " Villa de Madrid," of the Spanish fleet ; visited the 
Peruvian Hospital ashore, and tendered service to the medical officer in 
charge ; detached June 28, 1866, and accompanied Commodore John Rodgers 
from San Francisco to the Atlantic coast before the completion of the railway, 
escorted by a squadron of United States cavalry ; ordered to Navy Yard, 
New York, April 1, 1867 ; detached May 20, 1869, and ordered to the fri 
gate " Sabine," May 25, 1869 ; received aboard from the Naval Academy the 
graduated class of midshipmen, and sailed on a practice-cruise to Europe and 
Brazil ; detached, July 28, 1870 ; ordered to the Navy Yard, New York, Sep 
tember 15, 1870. Commissioned Medical Inspector, May 28, 1871 ; detached 
May 11, 1872, and ordered to the North Atlantic Fleet; reported on board 
the flagship " Worcester," at Key West, for duty as surgeon of the fleet; de 
tached, December 26, 1873 ; ordered as member of the Retiring Board and 
for examination of officers for promotion, Washington, February 25, 1874 ; 
detached, April 10, 1877, and appointed member of Naval Medical Examin 
ing Board. December 1, 1877 ; ordered to examination for promotion, Janu 
ary 14, 1878. Commissioned Medical Director, of the grade of Captain, from 
January 7, 1878 ; detached and ordered, April 30, 1879, as member of Re 
tiring Board and President of Medical Examining Board ; detached, and 
ordered as President of Board of Physical Examination of officers for promo 
tion, September 3, 1879 ; detached, February 29, 1880, and ordered as member 
of Naval Medical Examining Board, Philadelphia, Pa., March 1, 1880 ; 
ordered Medical Director of Naval Hospital, Mare Island, California, July 2, 
1880 ; detached, October 8, 1883, and on leave ; ordered as member of Naval 
Board of Inspection and Survey, December 15, 1883, and detached, June 3, 
1885, and on waiting orders ; ordered as member of Court of Inquiry, 
Washington, June 20, 1884; court dissolved, December 31,1884; ordered 
as delegate from Medical Department of the Navy to annual meeting of 
American Medical Association, April 9, 1884, Washington, and April 23, 
1885, at New Orleans ; ordered as delegate to represent the Medical Depart 
ment of the Navy at the Ninth International Medical Congress, Washington, 
August 28, 1887 ; ordered as member of the Examining Board, Navy 



256 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

Department, Washington, November 5, 1887, and detached, July 9 1888 ; 
and from length of service, in conformity with Chapter III., Section 1444, 
Revised Statutes of the United States, transferred to the retired list of officers 
of the navy. He is a member of the American Medical Association, Ameri 
can Academy of Medicine, American Public Health Association, New York 
Academy of Medicine, New York Society for the Relief of Widows and Or 
phans of Medical Men, Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United 
States, New Jersey Historical Society, Washington Headquarters Association, 
Morristown, New Jersey, and Sons of the American Revolution, Society of 
New Jersey. 

Thomas J. Turner. Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed from Penn 
sylvania, December 16, 1853. Entered the service as Assistant Surgeon; 
attached to Pacific Squadron, 1854-5; frigate "Independence," Pacific 
Squadron, 1856; sloop "John Adams," Pacific Squadron, 1857-8; rendez 
vous, Philadelphia, 1859 ; Laboratory, New York, 1861-2. Commissioned 
as Surgeon, June 10, 1861 ; steam sloop " Ossipee," North Atlantic Squadron, 
1863; Naval Hospital, Pensacola, 18645 ; special duty, Philadelphia, 1866 ; 
member Board of Examiners, 1867 ; Recorder Board of Examiners, 1868-9 ; 
attached to steam-sloop " Juniata," European Squadron, 1869-72. Com 
missioned as Medical Inspector, April 26, 1872 ; special duty, Washington, 
1872-5 ; Fleet-Surgeon, Asiatic Station, 1875-7 ; Secretary of National Board 
of Health, 1878-82. Commissioned as Medical Director, April 2, 1879 ; 
member of National Board of Health, 1882-3 ; member of Medical and 
Retiring Board, 1884-6; in charge of Museum of Hygiene, 1886-9 ; wait 
ing orders, February, 1889, to date of retirement, September 21, 1891. 

John Y. Taylor. Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed from Delaware, 
September 26, 1853. Entered the service as Assistant burgeon; attached to 
sloop * Decatur," Pacific Squadron, 1853-7 ; rendezvous, Philadelphia, 1858 ; 
sloop "Preble," Brazil Squadron, 1859; brig "Dolphin," Brazil Squadron, 
1860; Naval Hospital, New York, 1861 ; steam-sloop " Oneida," West Gulf 
Blockading Squadron, 1861-4 ; in engagement with the rebel batteries at 
Vicksburg, June, 1862. Commissioned as Surgeon, August 1, 1861 ; steam- 
sloop " Tuscarora," South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1865 ; Recorder 
Examining Board, Philadelphia, 1866 ; Naval Hospital New York, 1867-8; 
steam-sloop " Plymouth," European Squadron, 1868-72. Commissioned as 
Medical Inspector, June 29, 1872; member Board of Examiners, 1872-7. 
Commissioned as Medical Director, April, 1879 ; Naval Hospital, Washing 
ton, 1879-83 ; Naval Hospital, Norfolk, June, 1883-6 ; Naval Hospital, New 
York, 1887-8 ; member of Medical Examining Board, 1888-9 ; President 
Medical Examining Board, 1889, to date of retirement, January 21, 1891. 

William T. Hord. Born in Kentucky. Appointed from Kentucky, 
November 1, 1854 Entered the service as Assistant Surgeon; went to Medi 
terranean in frigate " Congress," July, 1855 ; transferred to frigate " Saranac," 
on that station, September 28, 1855 ; returned to United States, and detached, 
June 28, 1856; ordered to store-ship "Relief," Brazil Squadron, August 14, 
1856 ; detached, March, 1857 ; ordered to store-ship "Supply," Brazil Squad 
ron, March, 1857 ; detached, August, 1857 ; ordered to Coast Survey steamer 
" Walker," October 28, 1857 ; detached, June, 1858 ; ordered to Naval Hos 
pital, Norfolk, June 14, 1858; detached, December 22, 1858. Promoted to 
Passed Assistant Surgeon, April, 1859; ordered to steam-sloop " Lancaster," 
Pacific Squadron, April 9, 1859; transferred to sloop "Cyane," Pacific 
Squadron, at Acapulco, July 16, 1861. Promoted to Surgeon, August 1, 
1861 ; detached from " Cyane," at Panama, and ordered home, November 11, 



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1861 ; volunteer aide on General Nelson s staff, from the battle of Pittsburg 
Landing to the evacuation of Corinth, Mississippi, by General Beauregard ; 
ordered, June 14, 1862, to receiving-ship " Ohio," at Boston ; detached, De 
cember, 1862, and ordered to steam-sloop "Pawnee," attached to South Atlantic 
Blockading Squadron ; participated in all the operations against the enemy s 
works at Charleston, South Carolina, during the year 1863, by Admirals Du 
Pont and Dahlgren and General Gilmore ; ordered to steam-frigate " Wabash," 
off Charleston, South Carolina, August 10, 1863 ; detached, sick, December, 
1863 ; ordered to recruiting service, June 15, 1864, at Jersey City, New Jer 
sey ; detached and ordered to Mound City, Illinois, August 31, 1864 ; 
detached and ordered to steam-sloop " Monongahela," November 8, 1865, 
West India Squadron ; wrecked in an earthquake at Santa Croix, West 
Indies, November 18, 1867 ; Navy Yard, Norfolk, Virginia, October, 12, 
1868 ; detached, October, 1871. Commissioned as Medical Inspector, July 6, 
1872; Fleet-Surgeon, South Atlantic Station, March 28, 1872, to April 1, 
1874; member of Board of Examiners, 1874-6; Navy Yard, Boston, Sep 
tember 1, 1876, to April 1, 1879. Commissioned as Medical Director, May 
1, 1879; Naval Hospital, Chelsea/Mass., April 1, 1879, to April, 1882; 
member of Medical Examining Board, Washington, D. C., April, 1882, to 
October, 1886 ; Naval Hospital, Philadelphia, October 6, 1886, to October 6, 
1889; member of the Medical Examining Board, Washington, D. C., Novem 
ber 27, 1889 ; President of Examining Board, January 22, 1891, until his 
retirement for age, March 3, 1893. 

Richard C. Dean. Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed from New Jersey, 
April 17, 1856 ; entered the service as Assistant Surgeon; attached to sloop 
" Dale," coast of Africa, 1857-9 ; steamer " Crusader," Home Squadron, 1860 ; 
steam-sloop " Wyandotte," 1861 ; steam-sloop " Tuscarora," special service, 
1861-3. Commissioned as Surgeon, August 1, 1861 ; steam sloop " Tuscarora," 
North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1864 ; Naval Academy, 1865-6 ; steam- 
sloop " Sacramento," special service, 1867 ; steamer " Michigan," on the lakes 
1868-9 ; assistant to Chief of Bureau of Medicine, 1870-4. Commissioned as 
Medical Inspector, June 8, 1873 ; frigate " Congress," European Station, 1874- 
6 ; member of Examining and Retiring Boards, 1877-8 ; member of Board of 
Inspection, 1879. Commissioned as Medical Director, June, 1880 ; Naval 
Hospital, Philadelphia, 1880-3 ; Naval Hospital, New York, March, 1883-6 ; 
member of Examining and Retiring Boards, 1886-7 ; Naval Hospital, Chel 
sea, 1887-91 ; member of Examining Board, January, 1891, to June, 1893 ; 
special duty in Europe, June, 1893, to December, 1893; President Medical 
Examining Board, December, 1893, to May, 1895. Retired May, 1895. 

Delavan Bloodgood. Born in New York State. Commissioned Assist 
ant Surgeon, March 13, 1857. Promoted to Passed Assistant burgeon, Decem 
ber 24, 1861 ; to Surgeon, January 24, 1862; to Medical Inspector, February 
3, 1875; to Medical Director, August 22, 1884; retired on 20th of August, 
1893, in compliance with the statutory law. His first cruise was aboard the 
flag-ship, " Merrimac," on the Pacific Station, 1857-60 ; his next aboard the 
steamer " Mohawk," 1860-1, about Cuba and adjacent islands, for the sup 
pression of the slave trade. Several vessels with their cargoes of slaves from 
the coast of Africa were captured, In anticipation of the great impending 
condict the " Mohawk " played an essential role in the strategic movements 
which saved the " Keys of the Gulf," in which he was engaged, from seizure 
by the secessionists. The next succeeding affairs were the evacuation of 
the Pensacola Navy Yard, the convoying from Texas of the troops surrendered 
by Twiggs, and the establishment off Santa Rosa Island of the first blockade 
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258 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S, NAVY. 

of the war. After passing the summer of 1861 in the Gulf, Assistant Surgeon 
Bloodgood was ordered North for examination preliminary to promotion, 
and arriving off Port Koyal at the time of that battle was diverted to another 
transport and put in charge of a lot of the wounded and sick for conveyance 
to hospital. After promotion he was detailed to the sloop-of-war " Dacotah," 
on which he served till near the close of the war ; participating in the various 
operations about Hampton Roads, from the first appearance of the rebel ram 
" Merrimac," till its felo-de-se; up the rivers in conjunction with the first 
Peninsular campaign; for awhile with Farragut, in the Mississippi ; then in 
the Flying Squadron ; but the most of the work was in blockading off the 
Carolinas, and in minor engagements with shore batteries. During this ser 
vice the " Dacotah " was visited by an epidemic of yellow fever and by 
another of small-pox. En route homeward after this cruise Surgeon Blood- 
good was captured by railroad raiders in Maryland, but effected his escape, 
sine impedimenta, from the cavalcade of prisoners bound to Libby. In the 
two years succeeding the war Surgeon Bloodgood made the lake cruise 
aboard the steamer " Michigan," and next was attached to the receiving-ship 
"Vermont," until the breaking out of yellow fever aboard the " Jamestown," 
when he was ordered in mid-winter from New York to that infected ship in 
the tropics, aboard which the mortality proved phenomenal, and he was one 
of the few who survived an attack of the pestilence. From Panama Bay (for 
disinfection) the " Jamestown," sailed to Sitka, and there participated in the 
ceremonies of the transfer of Alaska from Russia to the United States. The 
winter of 1867-8 was passed in Alaska, and in the spring following the 
" Jamestown," was put out of commission at Mare Island Navy Yard, and 
Dr. Bloodgood transferred to the " Lackawanna " on the Mexican coast, 
there completed his second Pacific cruise. He was next on shore duty at 
New York, until May, 1872, when he joined the " Plymouth " on the Euro 
pean Station ; but after a few months again took passage and proceeded by 
the India route to the Asiatic Station, where as Fleet-Surgeon he served, suc 
cessively, aboard the flag-ships "Colorado," "Lackawanna" and "Hartford." 
At the end of two years he exchanged to the Pacific Station as Fleet-Surgeon ; 
but soon afterwards was ordered home; and so as a passenger, and on duty, 
accomplished the circuit of the globe. After a tour of shore duty in New 
York his next and last service afloat was as Fleet-Surgeon on the European 
Station, aboard the flag-ship " Trenton," 1877-9. Returned from the Medi 
terranean, he was placed in charge, first of the Naval Hospital, in Brooklyn, 
and next of the Laboratory ; these duties continued till the autumn of 1886, 
when he was sent in charge of the Naval Hospital at Norfolk ; but on the 
1st of July following, he was recalled to the directorship of the Naval Labor 
atory, which position, together with that of Head of the Department of Instruc 
tion (when that establishment was instituted and joined to the Laboratory), 
he retained until his retirement. Dr. Bloodgood s home is in the Borough 
of Brooklyn, with a summer residence on an island in Lake George. He is 
an alumnus of Colgate University, at Hamilton, N. Y., and of Jefferson 
Medical College, in Philadelphia. He is a member of the Military Order of 
the Loyal Legion ; of the Holland Society ; of the Society of Colonial Wars ; 
of the St. Nicholas Society of Nassau Island ; and of the University, and the 
Yacht, and the St. Nicholas Clubs of New York, and of the Oxford Club of 
Brooklyn. 

David Kindleberger. Born in Ohio, September 2, 1834. Appointed 
from Ohio, May 20, 1859; entered the service as Assistant Surgeon; 
attached to steam-sloop "San Jacinto," coast of Africa, June 10, to Decem- 



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ber 20, 1859; sloop " Portsmouth," coast of Africa, December, 1859, to 
October, 1861; Navy Yard, Philadelphia, December, 1861, to February, 
1862; steamer "Miami," West Gulf Blockading Squadron, February to 
May, 1862 ; present at the passage of Forts Jackson and St. Philip, and 
capture of New Orleans ; Navy Yard, Philadelphia, July to August, 1862. 
Commissioned as Surgeon, August 14, 1862; steam-sloop "Monongahela," 
North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, December, 1862-3 ; West Gulf 
Blockading Squadron, 1864-5 ; was in the actions of Port Hudson, Donald- 
sonville, forts of Mobile Bay, and the rebel ram " Tennessee ; " gunboat 
"Itasca," April to September, 1865; leave of absence, September, 1865, to 
October, 1866 ; steamer " De Soto," North Atlantic Squadron, October, 
1866, to January, 1868 ; was in her during the great earthquake at St. 
Thomas, October, 1867, when she came near being lost by the tidal waves; 
Marine Rendezvous, Washington, May to July, 1869 ; receiving-ship "Inde 
pendence," Mare Island, California, July to August, 1869 ; Naval Rendez 
vous, San Francisco, California, 1869-71 ; " Wachusett," European Station, 
1872-4; member Retiring and Examining Boards, 1874-7 ; Fleet Surgeon, 
Asiatic Station, 1877-80. Commissioned as Medical Inspector, 1877 ; mem 
ber of Examining and Retiring Board, March 2, 1880-4. Commissioned 
Medical Director, August, 1884 ; Fleet-Surgeon, Pacific Station, 1884 ; 
Naval Hospital, Washington, 1886-8 ; member Medical Examining Board, 
1888-91; special duty, Philadelphia, June, 1891, to May, 1893; Naval 
Hospital, Philadelphia, May, 1893, to 1896. Retired, September, 1896. 

Philip S. Wales. Born in Maryland. Appointed from Maryland 
August 7, 1846 ; entered the service as Assistant Surgeon ; attached to Naval 
Academy, 1857 ; steam-frigate " Mississippi," East India Squadron, 1858-60 ; 
steamer "Water Witch," 1861. Commissioned as Surgeon, October 12, 
1861; Naval Hospital, Norfolk, 1863; steamer "Fort Jackson," North 
Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1864 ; steamer " Fort Jackson," West Gulf 
Blockading Squadron, 1865 ; Examining Board, 1868 ; sloop " Portsmouth," 
South Atlantic Squadron, 1868-9 ; steam-sloop " Guerriere," European 
Station, 1870-2 ; member Board of Examiners, 1872-4. Commissioned as 
Medical Inspector, June 30, 1873; special duty, Washington, 1874-8; 
appointed Chief of Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, January 1880, and 
remained in that position until his term expired in 1884 ; special duty 
Washington, 1884-7. Commissioned as Medical Director, October, 1881. 
Charge Museum of Hygiene, Washington, D. C., August, 1890, to June, 
1893; member of Retiring Board, June, 1893-6. Retired, February, 1896. 

Henry M. Wells. Born in Massachusetts. Appointed from Massa 
chusetts, July 30, 1861. Entered the service as Assistant Surgeon ; attached 
to Naval Rendezvous and Hospital, Boston, 1861 ; sloop "Portsmouth" and 
steamer "Tennessee," West Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1861-3 ; participated 
in engagements with Forts Jackson and St. Philip, in April, -1862 ; batteries 
at Donaldsonville, Grand Gulf, Port Hudson and Vicksburg, on the Missis 
sippi River, in 1862-3 ; receiving-ship and hospital, Boston, 1864 ; frigate 
" Sabine," 1864; iron-clad "OnondagOj" North Atlantic Blockading Squad 
ron, 1865 ; batteries on James River, Virginia, 1865 ; Navy Yard, Washing 
ton, District of Columbia, and steamer " Shamokin," Brazil Squadron, 1865-8. 
Commissioned as Surgeon, October 9, 1866; Naval Hospital, New York, 
1869-71; " Canandaigua," 1872-5; receiving-ship "Colorado," 1876-8; 
* Ticonderoga," special service, 1878-80 ; U. S Naval Laboratory and Hos 
pital, New York, 1881-4. Promoted to Medical Inspector, August, 1884 ; 
flagship "Lancaster," European and South Atlantic Stations, 1884-7; in 



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charge of Museum of Hygiene, Washington, D. C., 1888-90 ; Naval Hospi 
tal, Washington, July, 1890, to July, 1893. Commissioned Medical Directory 
September 22, 1891 ; member Medical Examining Board, July, 1893, to 
August, 1893 ; Naval Laboratory, New York, August, 1893-7. Retired, 
January, 1897. 

Thomas N. Penrose. Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed Assistant 
Surgeon, November 11, 1861; steamer "Harriet Lane," South Atlantic 
Station, 1862-3 ; steamer " Massachusetts," 1863-4. Promoted to Passed 
Assistant Surgeon, 1866 ; " Hartford," East India Squadron, 1866-7 ; 
" Wachusett," North Atlantic Station, 1868 ; League Island Station, 1868-9 ; 
"Swatara," North Atlantic Fleet, 1870-1. Promoted to Surgeon, May 28, 
1871 ; Naval Hospital, Philadelphia, 1873 ; " Ticonderoga," South Atlantic 
Station, 1873-5 ; practice-ship " Constellation," 1875 ; " Marion," European 
Station, 1876-8 ; Naval Hospital, Norfolk, 1878-80; "Michigan," North 
western Lakes, 1881-2 ; " Swatara," North Atlantic Station, 1882-5 ; Navy 
Yard, Boston, 1885-8 ; " Richmond," South Atlantic Station, 1888-90. 
Commissioned as Medical Inspector, January, 1889 ; waiting orders, Septem 
ber, 1890, to April, 1891 ; Naval Hospital, Norfolk, Va., April, 1891, to 
1894 ; special duty, New York, August, 1894; Naval Hospital, New York, 
November, 1895-7. Promoted to Medical Director, February, 1896. Re 
tired, June, 1897. 

Benjamin H. Kidder. Born in Massachusetts. Appointed from Mas 
sachusetts, September 20, 1861 ; entered the service as Assistant Surgeon; 
attached to steam-gunboat " Marblehead," South Atlantic Blockading Squad 
ron, 1862-4 ; steam frigate " Colorado " (flag-ship), North Atlantic Squadron, 
1865; steamer " De Soto," special service, 1866, and North Atlantic Squad 
ron, 1867. Commissioned as Surgeon, March 2, 1868 ; special duty, Boston, 
1869-70 ; " Terror" (iron-clad), N. A. Squadron, 1870-1 ; " O^sipee," N. A. 
Station, 1873-6; Naval Hospital, Philadelphia, 1877-8; October, 1878, to 
October, 1881, on store-ships " New Hampshire" and " Wyoming," at Port 
Royal, S. C. ; April to November, 1882, on receiving-ship "Wabash," at 
Boston ; November, 1882, to September, 1883, at Naval Station, Port Royal, 
S C.; September, 1883, to March, 1885, at Navy Yard, Norfolk, Va. ; May, 
18S5, to June, 1886, on u Powhatan," N. A. Station ; June, 1886, to June, 
1888, Fleet-Surgeon, N. A. Station ; Naval Academy, June, 1889, to October, 
1892 ; Naval Station, Port Royal, October, 1892, to September, 1893. Pro 
moted Medical Director, August 21, 1893 ; waiting orders, September, 1893- 
94 ; special duty, August, 1894 ; President Medical Examining Board, Jan 
uary, 1895-8. Retired, February, 1898. 

Edward S. Bogert. Born in New York. Appointed from New York, 
July 30, 1861. Entered the service as Assistant Surgeon; attached to frigate 
"Congress," 1861 ; attached to steam-gunboat "Cayuga," West Gulf Block 
ading Squadron-, 1861-3 ; participated in the passage of the forts below New 
Orleans, and action with rebel gunboats, and subsequent campaign in the 
Mississippi River ; Naval Hospital, New York, 1864 ; steam-frigate " Nia 
gara," special service, 1864 ; Naval Hospital, New York, 1866. Commis 
sioned as Surgeon, April 7, 1866; Naval Laboratory, New York, 1867-70; 
"Congress," special service, 1870-2; Recorder Board of Examiners, 1873; 
Marine Barracks, Brooklyn, 1873-7; " Monongahela," Asiatic Squadron, 
1877-9; Marine Barracks, Brooklyn, 1879-82. Commissioned as Medical 
Inspector, September, 1882 ; Navy Yard, Norfolk, June, 1882-3 ; Fleet Sur 
geon, Asiatic Station, 1883-6 ; Navy Yard, New York, 1886-9 ; President 
Medical Examining Board, New York, 1889 to April, 1892. Commissioned 



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as Medical Director, November, 1889 ; Naval Hospital, New York, April, 
1892, to November, 1895 ; special duty, New York City, to date. Retired, 
May, 1898. 

Michael Bradley. Born in Pennsylvania. Commissioned as Assistant 
Surgeon, July 10, 1861 ; August following, ordered to the gunboat "Louisi 
ana," North Atlantic Squadron ; present at the battle and capture of Roan- 
oke Island, North Carolina, February 7, 1862 ; in the naval engagement, 
Pasquotank River, that ended in the destruction of the Confederate fleet 
under Commodore Lynch, February 11, 1862; battle and capture of Eliza 
beth City, North Carolina, February 11, 1862 ; capture i)f Edenton, Albe- 
marle Sound, North Carolina ; battle and capture of Newbern, North Carolina, 
March 14, 1862; capture of Washington, on the Pamlico River, and at the 
battle and capture of Winton, on the Chowan River, North Carolina. In 
the fall of 1862 part of the Southern Army of Virginia made a furious 
attack on Washington, North Carolina, and for a time held possession of the 
town. In the engagement that followed, the army gunboat "Picket," before 
firing a shot, blew up, killing thirty-nine of her crew (eighty men), including 
the commanding officer, Captain Nicholls, of the Revenue service. The 
" Louisiana " alone succeeded in driving the enemy out, with great loss. 
April 1, 1863, the enemy held all the approaches to Washington, North 
Carolina, and for twelve successive days the " Louisiana " was the target 
for shifting swamp batteries. In the summer of 1863, detached from the 
"Louisiana" and ordered to the flag-ship "Minnesota," on blockade duty off 
Fort Fisher, North Carolina; December, 1863, detached from the "Minne 
sota," and ordered to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; spring of 1864, promoted 
to Passed Assistant Surgeon; July 4, 1864, reported for duty on the flag-ship 
"Black Hawk," Mississippi Squadron; December, 1864, temporarily detached 
and ordered to the iron-clad, " Reindeer," to engage the field batteries placed 
on both sides of the Cumberland River by General Hood, to protect his 
columns in crossing when pursued by General Thomas ; a few days afterward 
transferred to the iron-clad, " Neosho," Admiral S. P. Lee in command, and 
engaged the batteries on both sides of the Tennessee River, at Florence, 
Alabama; detached from the "Black Hawk," February 14, 1865, and 
ordered to the hospital ship " Red Rover," as aide to Fleet-Surgeon Ninian 
Pinkney. Commissioned Surgeon, June 12, 1865 ; at the breaking up of the 
Mississippi Squadron, July, 1865, detached, and waiting orders; January, 
1866, ordered to the steamer "Michigan ;" detached, March, 1868, and the 
following month ordered to San Francisco, California, by sea, to join the 
steamer "Tuscarora," for duty in the South Pacific; ship remained on. the 
station about one year, when she was ordered, via Strait of Magellan, to the 
West India Station; detached from the " Tuscarora," January, 1871, and 
waiting orders; November, 1871, ordered to Mound City Station, Illinois; 
detached, December, 1872; January, 1873, reported for duty at the Navy 
Yard, New York ; detached the following May, and waiting orders ; August, 
1873, ordered to steamer "Alaska," European Station ; detached, September, 
1876; January 21, 1878, ordered to the flag-ship " Powhatan," as Fleet- 
Surgeon of the North Atlantic Fleet; Navy Yard, Norfolk, 1878-9. Com 
missioned Medical Inspector, December, 1884 ; Fleet-Surgeon, S. A. Squadron, 
September, 1879-82 ; Navy Yard, League Island, June, 1882-6 ; Naval Hos 
pital, Norfolk, 1886-8. Promoted to Medical Director, June, 1888 ; special 
duty, Philadelphia, 1889-91 ; Member Medical Examining Board, June, 
1891-95. Retired, March, 1895. 



262 RECORDS OF UVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

A. A. Hoehling. Appointed an Assistant Surgeon by Hon. Gideon 
Wells, Secretary of Navy, August 14, 1861 ; became Passed Assistant Surgeon, 
April 24, 1865, and commissioned as such from January 24, 862, by the 
President and Senate of the United States. Commissioned a Surgeon from 
the 2d of October, 1867 ; Medical Inspector, from the 31st of January, 1885. 
Promoted Medical Director, May 11, 1893 Reported for duty at the Navy 
Yard, Washington, D. C., on October 22, 1861 ; on December 11, 1861, re 
ported for duty in the Bomb Flotilla, under the command of Commander D. 
D. Porter, and while therein served on board the U. S. schooners " T. A. 
Ward " and " Dan Smith," which latter joined the Potomac Flotilla in 1862 ; 
on January 26, 1863, reported for duty on the U. S. steamer "Jacob Bell;" 
on July 21, 1863, reported for duty on board the U. S. iron-clad " Roanoke ; " 
on July 26, 1864, reported for duty at the United States Naval Asylum, 
Philadelphia; on May 10, 1865, reported for duty on board the U. S. S. 
" Dacotah ; " on December 24, 1868, reported for duty as member of the 
Retiring Board, sitting at the Navy Yard at Philadelphia ; on May 22, 1869, 
reported on board the U. S. receiving-ship " New Hampshire," at Norfolk, 
Va. ; on September 4, 1869, reported on board the U. S. S. " Frolic ; " on 
November 17, 1870, reported at New York Navy Yard for duty in attending 
officers unattached living in Brooklyn ; from this duty was detached on Feb 
ruary 14, 1871 ; on May 1, 1871, reported on board the U. S. practice-ship 
"Constellation;" on November 29, 1871, reported at the Naval Station, 
League Island, Philadelphia; on February 5, 1873, reported on board the 
U. S. S. " Juniata ; " on February 21, 1873, was placed on sick leave; on 
June 21, 1873, reported for duty at the United States Naval Academy, 
Annapolis, Md. ; on September, 3, 1873, reported for duty on board U. S. S. 
" Monongahela ; " December 31, 1893, was appointed Fleet Surgeon on board 
the flag-ship, which appointment terminated on July 11, 1874, by a relief ; on 
the 19th April, 1876, reported for duty at the Navy Yard, League Island, 
Philadelphia; on August 22, 1879, reported at Navy Yard, Washington, 
D. C., for special duty in that city ; on February 12, 1884, reported for duty 
on board the U S. S. "Powhatan ; " on March 20, 1885, reported on board 
the U. S. steamer " Pensacola," as Medical Inspector; on March 7, 1888, was 
detached from the U. S. S. " Pensacola," and arrived at home in Washington, 
D. C., on the day after to await orders ; Navy Yard, League Island, July, 
1890, to September, 1891 ; member Examining Board, New York, Septem 
ber, 1891, to May, 1893; waiting orders, May, 1893, to 1894; temporary 
duty, May, 1894; Naval Hospital, Boston, August, 1894. Retired, June, 1895. 

MEDICAL INSPECTORS ON THE RETIRED LIST. 

WITH RELATIVE RANK OF COMMANDER. 

Retired from incapacity resulting from long and faithful service. 

"William E. Taylor. Born in Virginia. Appointed from Virginia, July 
3, 1859. Entered the service as Assistant Surgeon; attached to sloop "Sa 
vannah," Home Squadron, 1859-60 ; sloop "St. Mary s," 1861. Commissioned 
as Surgeon, September 5, 1862 ; steam-sloop Iroquois," North Atlantic 
Blockading Squadron, 1863-4; receiving-ship "Boston," 1864-5; ironclad 
" Miantonomah," European Squadron, 1867 ; Navy Yard, Mare Island, 
California, 1869-71; " Pensacola," N. Pacific Station, 1871-2; "Saranac," 
same station, 1872-4 ; Navy Yard, Mare Island, 1875-8. Commissioned as 
Medical Inspector, 1877. Retired, 1881. 



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John C. Spear. Born near Middletown, Delaware, March 12, 1839. 
Was graduated at the University of Pennsylvania as Doctor of Medicine, 

1861. Commissioned Assistant Surgeon in the U. S. Navy. May 9, 1861 ; 
joined U. S frigate " Roanoke," May, 1861 ; engaged blockading Charleston 
and Wilmington ; participated in the engagement between the United States 
vessel-of-war and the rebel ram Merrimac," Hampton Roads, March 8 and 
9, 1862 ; was ordered on board the Monitor" directly after the fight to help 
to dress wounds of Captain John L. Worden, aiding Acting Assistant Sur 
geon Logue of the "Monitor;" joined the U. S. steamer " Mahaska," April, 

1862, and was employed on the blockade of the Atlantic Coast for several 
months ; present at the battle of Malvern Hill, and aided Jfhere in caring for 
wounded soldiers, both on board ship and onshore ; present at the shelling of 
Ruggle s Point and other minor engagements with rebel battedes on the 
James and the York Rivers; served as Surgeon and Adjutant of a land ex 
pedition under Commander Foxhall A. Parker, U. S. N., to Matthews 
Court-House, Va. ; engaged with rebel batteries mouth of Cape Fear River, 
N. C. ; ordered to U. S. flag-ship " Minnesota " in the autumn of 1862, and 
served on board of her, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, till the sum 
mer of 1863. Promoted to Passed Assistant Surgeon, October 26, 1863 ; on 
duty at Navy Yard, Philadelphia, 1863-4. Commissioned Surgeon, June 23, 
1864; attached to U. S. S. " Seminole," West Gulf Blockading Squadron, 
1864 ; present at the bombardment and surrender of Fort Morgan, Mobile 
Bay ; transferred to U. S. S. " Monongahela," November, 1864, and served 
on blockade off the coast of Texas, until spring of 1865, when ship was 
ordered home to New York at close of the war ; was Attending Surgeon in 
the city of Washington, 1865, and also did duty as Assistant to the Chief of 
Bureau of Medicine and Surgery in the Navy Department at the same time ; 
ordered to U. S. S. " Swatara," October, 1865 ; cruised in West Indies, 
1865-6; in Europe and West Coast of Africa, 1866-8 ; "Swatara" captured 
John H. Surratt in Alexandria, Egypt, and brought him to Washington ; 
autumn of 1868, detached from " Swatara " and transferred to flag-ship 
" Franklin," Admiral Farragut, and returned to United States ; on duty at 
Naval Rendezvous, Philadelphia, 1869-70; in the winter of 1870-1, served 
as geologist of the Tehuantepec Surveying Expedition, and wrote a report of 
the geology and general resources of the Isthmus with reference to the con 
struction of a ship-canal there; ordered to Naval Hospital in Philadelphia, 
1871 ; served on the U. S. S. "Omaha," 1872-4. cruising on coast of Brazil, 
and in the South Pacific ; went as one of the boat s crew of volunteers to 
pick up an officer and man overboard at sea, off coast of Patagonia, heavy 
sea running at the time ; attached to the U. S. receiving-ship " Potomac," 
1874-5 ; served on the U, S monitor Dictator," North Atlantic Squadron, 
for eighteen months from June 1875 ; had charge of quarantine measures to 
protect U. S. vessels-of-war in Port Royal waters from yellow fever, during 
an epidemic in the vicinity ; commander-in-chief of station officially com 
mended services to Navy Department, under date of September 29, 1876 ; 
on duty in Washington, 1877-8, as member of Examining Board for admis 
sion and promotion of medical officers. Promoted to Medical Inspector, with 
relative rank of Commander, October. 1878 ; ordered to U. S. flag-ship 
" Trenton" as Fleet-Surgeon, European Station, September, 1879, serving till 
1881 ; member of Medical Examining Board, Navy Department, 1881-2 ; 
and member of Examining Board in Philadelphia, 1882-3, for admission and 
promotion of medical officers; served as Surgeon of the Navy Yard, New 
York, 1883-6 ; was ordered as Director of U. S. Naval Laboratory, Brook- 



264 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

lyn, N. Y., September, 1886, serving till July, 1887, when was granted leave for 
one year on account of ill health. Placed on retired list, September 14, 1888. 
Member of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of U. S., No. 7353 ; mem 
ber of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1869). 

Archibald C. Rhoades. Born in New Jersey. Appointed from New 
Jersey, July 30, 1861 ; entered the service as Assistant Surgeon; attached to 
steamer " Pocahontas," West Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1862-3; Naval 
Hospital, New York, 1864. Commissioned as Surgeon, March 19, 1865 ; 
steamer " Bieaville," West Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1865 ; steam-sloop 
" Shenandoah," East India Squadron, 1866-9; Naval Hospital, Philadel 
phia, 1870; member Board of Examiners, 1871 ; store-ship "Guard," 1873- 
74 ; receiving-ship " Vermont," 1874-5 ; Naval Hospital, Yokohama, 1877- 
81 ; Medical Inspector, August 20, 1879 ; member of Examining Board, 
1881-2 ; Naval Academy, 1882-3 ; " Tennessee," N. A. Station, 1885 ; Fleet- 
Surgeon, N. A. Station, 1885-6; special duty, New York, 1886-8. Retired, 
September 14, 1888. 

A. S. Oberly. Born in Pennsylvania, April 7, 1837. Appointed from 
Connecticut; commissioned as Assistant Surgeon, July 30, 1861 ; attached to 
receiving-ship "Ohio," Boston, and to frigate "Sabine," 1861; gunboat 
" Kineo," West Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1862-3 ; present during the bom 
bardment and passage of Forts Jackson and St. Philip, 1862 ; at the attempted 
passage of the batteries at Port Hudson by Farragut s fleet, March 14, 1863 ; 
engagement with batteries at Grand Gulf, Donaldsonville, battle of Baton 
Rouge, and siege of Port Hudson, 1862-3 ; at the request of the Medical 
Director, on duty with the army during the siege of Port Hudson, and, owing 
to want of army surgeons, assisted also in caring for the Union and Confed 
erate wounded after the attack on Fort Butler, 1863 ; Naval Academy, 
1863-4, including summer cruise of the " Macedonian ; " steamer "Santiago 
de Cuba," 1864-5 ; present during both bombardments on Fort Fisher, in 
December, 1864, and January, 1865 ; Naval Hospital, New York, and 
steamer " Rhode Island," 165; Navy 1 ard, New York, 1866. Commis 
sioned as Surgeon, June 19, 1866; Naval Station, Mound City, Illinois, 
1866-8; steam-sloop " Narragansett," West. Indies, 1869; sloop "Ports 
mouth," South Atlantic Squadon, 1870-1 ; receiving-ship and Navy Yard at 
Boston, 1871-3 ; iron-clad " Dictator," North Atlantic Fleet, 1874-5 ; Navy 
Yard and Hospital, Pensacola, Florida, 1875-9; Torpedo Station, Newport, 
R. I., 1879-80; U. S S. " Rhode Island," North Atlantic Station, 1880-1 ; 
U. S. S. " Richmond," and as Fleet-Surgeon of the Asiatic Station, 1881-4. 
Commissioned as Medical Inspector, March 4,1884; U. S. Navy Yard and 
Hospital, Portsmouth, N. H., 1884-8; U. S. S. " Richmond," 1888. Re 
tired, January, 1889, from causes incident to exposure on Asiatic Station, 
1881-4. 

Theorem Woolverton. Born in Canada. Appointed from Pennsyl 
vania, July 17, 1862; entered the service as Assistant Surgeon ; attached to 
steam-frigate " Wabash," South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1863; Naval 
Hospital, Chelsea, Mass., 1864; West Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1865; 
Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, 1866 ; steamer " Monocacy," Asiatic Squad 
ron, 1866-9. Commissioned as Surgeon, November 23, 1868; steamer 
" Michigan," 1870-1 ; " Shenandoah," European Fleet, 1871-3 ; receiving- 
ship "Ohio," 1874-5; Naval Hospital, Norfolk, 1875-7; "Plymouth," 
North Atlantic Squadron, 1877-8 ; " Powhatan," N. A. Squadron, 1879-80 ; 
Naval Hospital, Philadelphia, 1881-4; "Shenandoah," Pacific Station, 
1884-6 ; Navy Yard, Washington, 1887-90. Promoted to Medical Inspector, 



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June, 1888; " Philadelphia," N. A., Station, September, 1890, to date of re 
tirement, November 13, 1891. 

William H. Jones. Born in Pennsylvania, December 15, 1840. 
Appointed Acting Assistant Surgeon U. S. N., April. 1863; on duty, Naval 
Hospital, Norfolk, Virginia, 1863. Appointed Assistant Surgeon U. S. N., 
August 12, 1863; U. S. S. "Pensacola," W. G. B. Squadron, 1863-4; 
U. S. S. "Marblehead" (practice-cruise), 1864; U. S. Naval Academy, 
practice-ships, 1864; U. S. ram "Tennessee," W. G. B. Squadron, 1864-5; 
Naval Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1865 ; Naval Hospital, Pensacola, 
Florida, 1865-6; U S. S. " W. G. Anderson," W. G. B, Squadron, 1866; 
Navy Yard, Washington, District of Columbia, -1866-7. Promoted to 
Passed Assistant Surgeon, December 24, 1866; U. S S. "Maumee," Asiatic 
Station, 1867-9; Navy Yard, Washington, District of Columbia, 1870-1 ; 
U. S. S. " Jamestown," South Pacific Station, 1871; U. S. S. "Saranac," 
North Pacific Station, 1871 ; U. S. S. " Peusacola," Pacific Fleet, ^1871-3; 
U. S. S. " Portsmouth," survey of the Pacific, 1873-5. Commissioned as 
Surgeon, July, 1873 ; U- S. training-ship " Portsmouth," San Francisco, Cali 
fornia, 1875; U.S. receiving-ship "Potomac," Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 
1875-7; IT. S. training-ship "Constitution," Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 
1877; U. S. S. "Constitution," European Station, 1878-9; Naval Hospital, 
New York, 1879-80; "Michigan" (on the Lakes), 1881; " Wachusett," 
Pacific Station, 1881-5; Navy Yard, League Island, 1885-9; " Swatara," 
special service, March, 1890, to May, 1891. Promoted Medical Inspector, 
November 14, 1891 ; Navy Yard, League Island, May, 1891, to July, 1893; 
waiting orders, July, 1#93. Retired from active service and placed on the 
retired list of the Navy, June 21, 1894. 

SURGEONS ON THE RETIRED LIST. 

Retired from incapacity resulting from long and faithful service. 

Thomas Hiland. Born in New Hampshire. Appointed from New 
Hampshire, November 22, 1861. Entered the service as Assistant Surgeon; 
attached to steam-gunboat "Sonoma," West India Squadron, 1862-3 ; West 
Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1864-5; steam-sloop " Canandaigua," European 
Squadron, 1866-8 ; steamer " Swatara," European Squadron, 1868-9. Com 
missioned as Surgeon, November 24, 1868 ; on duty at Quarantine Hospital, 
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1870; "Wyoming." N. A. Station, 1872-4 ; 
Navy Yard, Washington, 1874; member Board of Examiners, 1874; Navy 
Yard, Norfolk, 1879-81 ; "Alaska," Pacific Station, 1881-2. Retired, 1884. 

E. D. Payne. Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed from Pennsylvania, 
Assistant Surgeon, September 20, 1861 ; Naval Asylum, Philadelphia, Novem 
ber 11, 1861, to December 17, 1861 ; U. S. frigate "Congress," N. A. B. 
Squadron, December 28, 1861, to March 10, 1862, and participated in the 
Hampton Roads fight with the " Merrimac ;" leave of absence till June 28, 
1862 ; U. S. S. " Powhatan," S. A. B. Squadron, July 8, 1862, to May 4, 
1863 ; attack on Fort Sumter, April, 1863 ; sick leave, May 20, to June 23, 
1863; Naval Rendezvous, Chicago, 111., June 23 to September 2, 1863; U. 
S. S. "Metacomet," W. G. B. Squadron, fiom September, 1863, to January 
26, 1865 ; participated in battle of Mobile Bay and numerous small engage 
ments ; special mention by commanding officer of " Metacomet " in his report 
of the battles of Mobile Bay ; Naval Rendezvous, Philadelphia, March 6 to 
July 9, 1865. Passed Assistant Surgeon, June 26, 1865 ; Pacific Squadron, 



266 RECORDS OF LIVING OFFICERS OF THE U. S. NAVY. 

U. 8. S. "Farrallones," August 31, 1865, to May 3, 1866; U.S. S. "St. 
Mary s," May 3, to September 26, 1866 ; Naval Hospital, Washington, 
December 6, 1866, to January 24, 1868 ; leave of absence, January 24, to 
July 23, 1868; Pacific Squadron, U. S. S. "Saranac," August 27, 1868, to 
January, 1869 ; U. S. S. " Jamestown," January, 1868, to April, 1871 ; leave 
of absence, April 21, to September 4, 1871 ; Naval Hospital, New York, Sep 
tember 10, to September 20, 1871 ; Naval Hospital, Boston, September 23, 
1871, to June 9, 1873. Promoted to Surgeon, November 14,1871; sick 
leave, June 9, J873, to April 13, 1876. Placed on list of retired officers on 
account of sickness due to causes incident to the service, April 13, 1876. 

Andrew Moses Moore. Born in Bedford County, Tennessee, Decem 
ber 25, 1845 ; graduated from Medical Department of University of Penn 
sylvania, March, 1869. Commissioned Assistant Surgeon, U. S. Navy, April 
19, 1869; attached to Naval Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa., from June to 
December, 1869; to U. S. Coast Survey steamer "Bibb," from January to 
July, 1870 ; to U. S. S. "Saco," European and Asiatic Stations, from July, 
1870, to September, 1873. Promoted to Passed Assistant Surgeon, February 
24, 1874; on duty at Naval Hospital, New York, from May, 1874, to July, 
1875; practice-ship "Mayflower," from June to September, 1876; U. S. S. 
" Essex," South Atlantic Station, from November, 1876, to October, 1879 ; 
Naval Hospital, Norfolk, Va., May, 1880, to April, 1882. Promoted to 
Surgeon,M?hh relative rank of Lieutenant, April 1, 1881 ; attached to Naval 
Station, New London, Conn., from April to September, 1882; training-ship 
" Portsmouth," from October, 1882, to October, 1885 ; Marine Headquarters, 
Washington, D. C., from November, 1885, to February, 1887; Naval Sta 
tion, New London, from July to November, 1888; U. S. S. "Kearsarge," 
North Atlantic Station, from November, 1888, to November, 1890; Naval 
Hospital , Mare Island, Cal.,from November, 1890, to March, 1892 ; attained 
the relative rank of Lieutenant-Commander, April 3, 1892 ; Surgeon of the 
Navy Yard, Mare Island, Cal., from March, 1892, to June, 1893. Placed 
on the retired list, on account of physical disability, August 14, 1893, in 
conformity with Section 1453, Revised Statues. 

John W. Ross. Born in Tennessee. Appointed Assistant Surgeon, 
March 21, 1870; " Tallapoosa," North Atlantic Station, 1870; flag-ship 
"California," Pacific Station, 1871-3 ; Naval Hospital, Norfolk, 1874. Pro 
moted to Passed Assistant Surgeon, 1875; flag-ship " Franklin," European 
Station, 1875-6 ; flag-ship " Trenton," European Station, 1876-7 ; volun 
teered and served in Memphis yellow-fever epidemic of 1878-9, for which 
he was promoted eight numbers in rank by the President, by and with the 
advice and consent of the Senate, in accordance with Section 1506, Revised 
Statutes ; school-ship " St. Mary s," 1879-82. Promoted to Surgeon, 1881 ; 
"Iroquois," " Onward," and " Lackawanna," Pacific Station, 1883-5 ; Navy 
Yard, Pensacola, 1886-9 ; volunteered and served in East Florida yellow- 
fever epidemic of 1888, during which he had charge at Fernandino ; Navy 
Yard, Pensacola, 1890-3 ; " Independence," Mare Island, 1894. Retired, 
May, 1894, for Retinitis originating in the line of duty. 

Henry C. Eckstein. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Appointed 
Assistant Surgeon, for duty aboard U S. army hospital transports, June 20, 
1862 ; employed in conveying the sick and wounded to hospitals at Fortress 
Monroe, Baltimore and Philadelphia; appointed Assistant Surgeon of Penn 
sylvania Volunteers, August 2, 1862 ; afterwards honorably discharged, and 
commissioned Assistant Surgeon in U. S. Navy, December 24, 1862 ; U. S. 
Naval Hospital and Laboratory, January to March, 1863 ; frigate " Sabine," 



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special service, March to July, 1863; monitor " Passaic," July, 1863, to 
January, 1864; while on "Passaic" was in following battles: attack on 
Forts Wagner, Gregg, Sumter and Moultrie ; frigate " New Ironsides," Feb 
ruary, 1864, to June, 1864; monitor " Nahant," June to July, 1864; moni 
tor " Montauk," July, 1864 ; combined army and naval expedition up the 
Stone River; the monitors " Passaic," " Montauk " and " Nahant " were fre 
quently on advance and reserve picket near Forts Sumter and Moultrie ; 
" Wissahickon," S. A. Squadron, July, 1864, to August, 1864 ; Naval Ren 
dezvous, Philadelphia, August, 1864, to March, 1865 ; " General Lyon," 
Mississippi Squadron, March, 1865, to August, 1865 ; "Memphis " (supply- 
ship), September to November, 1865 ; receiving-ship " Princeton," November, 
1865, to February, 1866; bark Purveyor," employed in conveying naval sup 
plies to store-house at St. Paul de Loonda, South Africa, special service, March 
to October, 1866 ; " Huron," " Kansas," and "Pawnee," S. A. Station, January, 
1867, to July, 1869; " Guard," Darien Expedition, November, 1870, to July, 
1871; Naval Hospital, Mare Island, November, 1871; " Narragansett," 
Pacific Station, December, 1871, to April, 1873 ; visited the Hawaian, Phoenix, 
Gilbert, Marshall and Samoan Islands, and Sidney, Australia; obtained 
damages for the destruction of missionary property in Gilbert Islands ; Marine 
Rendezvous, Richmond, May to September, 1873; recruiting duty, Baltimore, 
November, 1873, to January, 1874; receiving-ship " St. Louis," September 
to October, 1874; " Shawmut," N A. Station, December, 1874, to January, 
1877 ; Naval Hospital, Philadelphia, April, 1877, to December, 1879; "Alli 
ance," N. A. Station, January, 1880, to November, 1882 ; " Jeanette " Search 
Expedition, June to November, 1881 ; steamed north to the ice pack, north 
of Spitzbergen in 80 16 north latitude the furthest point north ever 
reached by a man-of-war; left the coast of Spitzbergen September 25 ; Naval 
Hospital, Philadelphia, January, 1883, to January, 1884 ; receiving-ship " St. 
Louis," January, 1884, to March, 1886 ; "Adams," Pacific Station, May, 
1886, to March, 1889 ; at Apia, Samoa, during war between two factions of 
natives on duty at hospital on shore near the English Consulate ; Marine 
Rendezvous, Philadelphia, May, 1889-92. Retired, May 10, 1893. 

A. F. Magruder. Born in District of Columbia. Appointed Assistant 
Surgeon, April 21, 1871 ; " Iroquois," Asiatic Station, 1872-4 ; Navy Yard, 
Mare Island, 1875. Promoted to Passed Assistant Surgeon 1875 ; Navy 
Yard, Mare Island, 1875-6 ; " Saratoga," training-ship, 1877-9 ; Navy Yard, 
Washington, 1880-1 ; charge medical stores, Villefranche, 1882-4. Promoted 
to Surgeon, January, 1885 ; "Dolphin," special service, 1884-5 ; " Yantic," 
N. A. Station, 1885-8 ; Marine Headquarters, Washington, 1888, to October, 
1891 ; "Boston," Pacific Station, October, 1891, to November, 1893; sick 
leave, November, 1893, to 1894 ; Headquarters Marine Corps, October, 1894, 
to 1896. Retired, November, 1896. 

Henry Stewart. Born in Louisiana. Appointed Assistant Surgeon, 
October, 22, 1868; receiving-ship "Vermont," 1868-9; " Sabine," special 
cruise, 1869-70; "Severn," North Atlantic, 1871; "Canandaigua," North 
Atlantic, 1872 ; Marine Rendezvous, New York, 1872-3. Promoted to 
Passed Assistant Surgeon, 1873 ; Naval Station, New Orleans, 1873-4 ; "Rich 
mond," South Pacific, 1874-7; "Swatara," Asiatic Station, 1879-81. Pro 
moted to Surgeon, October 6, 1878 ; " Michigan," Northwestern Lakes, 
1882-3. Retired, 1884. 

James H. Gaines. Born in Virginia. Appointed Assistant Surgeon, 
December 20, 1873; " Saranac," Pacific Fleet, 1874; N. P. Station, 1875; 
" Kearsarge," Asiatic Station, 1875-7. Promoted to Passed Assistant Surgeon, 



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1876; Bureau of Medicine, 1877-8; "Tennessee," N. A. Station, 1879-82 ; 
Naval Hospital, Washington, 1883-5; "Dolphin," special service, 1885-9. 
Promoted to Surgeon, July, 1888 ; Army and Navy Hospital, Hot Springs, 
Arkansas, 1889-91. Retired, March, 1891. 

Howard Smith. Born in Ohio. Appointed Assistant Surgeon, July 
13 1871 ; Naval Hospital, Washington, 1871-2 ; " Omaha." S. P. Station, 
1872-5. Promoted to Passed Assistant Surgeon, 1875; Naval Hospital, New 
York, 1876; "Portsmouth," special service, 1877-80; receiving-ship "Inde 
pendence," 1880-3 ; " Nipsic," S. A. Station, March, 1883-6. Promoted to 
Surgeon, December, 1883 ; receiving-ship " Wabash," 1886-90. Retired, 
November, 1890. 

Homer L. Law. Born in Connecticut. Appointed Assistant Surgeon, 
July 9, 1870 ; " Congresss," North Atlantic Fleet and European Station, 
1870-4; receiving-ship " Sabine," 1874-5 Promoted to Passed Assistant 
Surgeon, June 19, 1875 ; receiving-ship " Sabine," 1875-6; "Ranger," 
Asiatic Station, 1876-80; Navy Yard, League Island, 1881-3. Promoted 
to Surgeon, August 22, 1884; "Yantic," North Atlantic Station, 1883-5; 
receiving-ship "Wabash," 1886. Retired, Dec. 17, 1886 Service in the 
Arctic: "Congress," 1871, with "Polaris;" "Yantic," 1883, with "Proteus." 

William Martin. Appointed from Louisiana as Acting Assistant Sur 
geon, January 10, 1874; Naval Station, New Orleans, La., 1874-6; " Ca- 
nonicus," 1876-9 ; honorably discharged, June 30, 1879. Assistant Surgeon, 
April 14, 1882. Surgeon, October 1, 1890; leave of absence, 1883-4; 
Naval Rendezvous, San Francisco, July, 1888, to December, 1891 ; " Thetis," 
special service, December, 1891, to December, 1892; waiting orders, Decem 
ber, 1892, until date of retirement, December 25, 1893. 

Ernest Norfleet. Native of North Carolina. Appointed from North 
Carolina, Assistant Surgeon, May 21, 1874 ; June to December, 1874, Naval 
Hospital, Washington, D. C. ; January to May, 1875, Darien Survey; June 
to September, 1875, special duty, Washington, D. C. ; September, 1875, to 
June, 1876, U. S. S. " Gettysburg ; " November, 1876, to July, 1877, U. S. S. 
"Hartford;" July and August. 1877, U. S. S. " Powhatan ; " September, 
1877, to February, 1878, Naval Hospital, Norfolk, Va. ; February to Octo 
ber, 1878, Naval Hospital, Chelsea, Mass.; December 10, 1878, Passed 
Assistant Surgeon; February to May, 1879, receiving-ship "Franklin;" 
May, 1879, to April, 1882, U. S S. " Wachusett ; " June and July, 1882, 
receiving-ship " Passaic ; " August, 1882, to November, 1883, Naval Hos 
pital, Mare Island, Cal.; November, 1883, to February, 1884, U S. S. 
"Alert;" March to July, 1884, Naval Hospital, Yokohama; July, 1884, 
to January, 1885, U. S. S. " Monocacy ; " January, 1885, to July, 1886, 
Naval Hospital, Yokohama; July to September, 1886, U S. S. "Alert;" 
February, 1887, to November, 1888, IT. S Naval Hospital, Mare Island, 
Cal.* December, 1888, to July, 1889, U. S. S. " Trenton ; " September, 1889, 
to November, 1891, U. S. S. " Monocacy." Commissioned Surgeon, Septem 
ber 26, 1891. Retired, October 31, 1892. 

D. M. Guiteras. Appointed from Pennsylvania. Assistant Surgeon, 
June 3, 1879; Naval Hospital, New York, 1879; U. S. S. "Powhatan," 
North Atlantic Station, 1879-81. Passed Assistant Surgeon, June 27, 1882 ; 
receiving-ship " Colorado," 1881-3 ; " Swatara," North Atlantic Station, 
1883; Navy Yard, Pensacola, 1883-6 ; "Despatch," 1887-9; Naval Hospi 
tal, Philadelphia, 1890-93; Naval Laboratory, New York, July, 1893-5. 
Promoted to Surgeon, May, 1895; U. S. S. "Montgomery," August, 1895; 
sick leave, February, 1896. Retired, October, 1896. 



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Thomas C. Craig. Born in Pennsylvania. Appointed from Pennsyl 
vania ; entered service as Assistant Surgeon, July 9, 1881 ; ordered to U. S. 
receiving-ship "Colorado," at New York ; detached, 1882, and ordered to U. 

5. steamer " Jamestown," at Mare Island, California ; detached, July, 1882, 
and ordered to U. S. steamer "Nantucket;" detached, December, 1882, and 
ordered to U. S. receiving-ship "Colorado;" detached, June, 1883, and 
ordered to Naval Hospital, New York ; detached, September, 1883, and 
ordered to U. S. steamer " Minnesota." Appointed Passed Assistant Surgeon, 
May 1, 1884; detached and ordered to " Vandalia," North Atlantic Station ; 
detached and ordered to "Marion," Asiatic Station, 1885: detached, 1887, 
ordered to Naval Hospital, Norfolk, Va. ; detached, 1886, and ordered to 
Naval Hospital, New York, to 1896 ; Marine Rendezvous, New York, July, 
1896-7 Commissioned as Surgeon, October, 1896. Retired, March, 1897. 

J. W. Baker. Appointed from Massachusetts. Assistant Surgeon, July 

6, 1882. Passed Assistant Surgeon, July 30, 1885 ; " Juniata," Asiatic Sta 
tion, 1883-5 ; receiving-ship " Wabash," 1886-7 ; Naval Hospital, 1887-8 ; 
" Palos," Asiatic Station, 1888-92; school-ship "Enterprise," December, 
1892-95 ; Recorder Examining Board, New York, November, 1893-6 ; U. 
S. S. " Bennington," June, 1896; Hospital, Mare Island, May, 1897. Re 
tired, November, 1897. 

Robert Whiting. Appointed from Virginia. Assistant Surgeon, June 
21, 1875. Passed Assistant Surgeon, December 17, 1878; receiving-ship 
" Potomac," 1875-6 ; training-ship " Constitution," 1876-9 ; training-ship 
"Constellation," 1879-80; "Alaska," Pacific Station, 1880-2; receiving-ship 
"Wabash," 1883; receiving-ship "Colorado," 1883-4; Naval Hospital, 
New York, 1884-6; Pacific Station, 1886-9; receiving-ship "Minnesota," 
1889-90 ; school-ship " St. Mary s," May, 1890, to August, 1893. Promoted 
to Surgeon, December 15, 1891; "Monterey," Pacific Station, August, 
1893-6 ; waiting orders, December, 1896. Retired, February, 1897. 



PAY CORPS. 



PAY DIRECTORS ON THE ACTIVE LIST. 

Charles H. Eldredge. Born in Massachusetts. Appointed from New 
York, July 10, 1861 ; entered the service as Assistant Paymaster ; attached to 
store-ship "Supply," North Atlantic and Gulf Squadrons, 1861-2 ; attached 
to steam sloop " Canandaigua," South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1862- 
4. Promoted to Paymaster, February 6, 1862 ; special duty, Navy Yard, 
New York, 1864-6 ; Navy Yard and Station, Pensacola, Florida, 1866-8 ; 
Storekeeper, Asiatic Fleet, 1869-72. Promoted to Pay- Inspector, July 3, 
1871 ; Pay-Office at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1872-5 ; Fleet-Paymaster, 
South Pacific Station, 1875-6 ; and of South Atlantic Station, 1876-8. Pro 
moted to Pay-Director, August 31. 1881 ; Inspector of Provisions, Navy Yard, 
Norfolk, 1879-82 ; Navy Yard, New York, 1884-6 ; Pay-Office, Philadel 
phia, 1886-9 ; General Store-keeper, Navy Yard, Norfolk, 1889-90 ; Navy 
Pay-Office, Norfolk, Va., April, 1890, to May, 1893; Navy Pay-Office, Bal 
timore, May, 1893,