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ring though ineffectual boat attack on Fort Sumter, Sept. 8, 1863, one of the five divisions of boats was commanded by Lieut. (now captain) F. J. Higginson. He was ordered to move up to the north-west front of the fort, to make a diversion, the other divisions being held back; but, mistaking the movement, the other boats dashed on, and, as it seemed impossible to stop them, all were ordered to advance. Porter, p. 448. Acting Master's Mate J. E. Jones of the Monticello accompanied Lieut. Wm. B. Cushing in one of his daring expeditions up the Wilmington River, June 23, 1864. In the attack on Fort Fisher under General Terry, Jan. 15, 1865, Lieutenant-Commander Selfridge had charge of one of the three divisions of seamen. 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 d