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eamen. Assistant Surgeon Longshaw was killed in this assault. In the naval attack on Mobile Station, March 27, 1865, Lieut.-Com. W. W. Low commanded the Octarora. All these were Massachusetts officers by birth or appointment; but the whole number of such officers who did their duty can be found only in the lists in the second volume of this work, and the vast multitude of Massachusetts sailors cannot be preserved by name, even there. There occurred under a Massachusetts officer, on April 11, 1864, one of the most curious contests in war history, the assault of twenty-five hundred infantry upon a gunboat aground. After the repulse of Banks at Sabine Cross Roads, La., April 8, the naval fleet and transports had to be withdrawn, their rear being brought up by a light-draught monitor, the Osage, commanded by Captain (now admiral) Selfridge, a Massachusetts officer. The vessel grounding on a point, with a transport, the Black Hawk, made fast to her, Selfridge presently received a re