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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Parrott, Enoch Greenleaf 1814-1879 (search)
Parrott, Enoch Greenleaf 1814-1879 Naval officer; born in Portsmouth, N. H., Dec. 10, 1814; entered the navy as midshipman in 1831, and was with Commodore Perry on the coast of Africa in 1843. In the frigate Congress he assisted at the capture of Guaymas and Mazatlan on the Mexican Pacific coast, and in 1861 was made commander. He assisted in the destruction of the war-vessels at Norfolk and the navy-yard opposite, in April, 1861, and was at the capture of the Savannah. In active service on the Atlantic coast from the Chesapeake to Georgia, and on the James River, he was in command of the Monadnock in the two attacks on Fort Fisher, and was at the surrender of Charleston. He became a rear-admiral in 1873; retired in 1874. He died in New York City, May 10, 1879.