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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Naval order of the United States, (search)
anization consisting of a general commandery and commanderies in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New York, California, Illinois, and in the District of Columbia. The first commandery was founded at Boston, Mass., July 4, 1890, and the general commandery June 19, 1893. The membership clause of the constitution provides for two classes of members: First, veteran officers and their male descendants; second, enlisted men who have received the United States naval medal of honor for bravery in the face of the enemy. The officers of the general commandery in 1900 were: General-Commander, Rear-Admiral John G. Walker; Vice-General-Commanders, Admiral George Dewey, Rear-Admiral George E. Belknap, Col. John Biddle Porter; General-Recorder, Lieut.-Com. Leonard Chenery; Assistant General-Recorder, Rodney Macdonough; General-Treasurer, Jarvis B. Edson; General-Registrar, J. V. P. Turner; General-Historian, Capt. R. S. Collum; General-Chaplain, Rev. George Williamson Smith, D. D. naval ships
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Navy of the United States (search)
Rated.MountedCommanders. Constitution4458Capt. Hull. United States4458Capt. Decatur. President4458Com. Rodgers. Chesapeake3644Capt. Smith. New York3644Ordinary. Constellation3644Ordinary. Congress3644Ordinary. Boston32Ordinary. Essex32Capt. Porter. Adams32Ordinary. John Adams26Capt. Ludlow. Wasp1618Capt. Jones. Hornet1618Capt. Lawrence. Siren16Lieut. Carroll. Argus16Lieut. Crane. Oneida16Lieut. Woolsey. Vixen12Lieut. Gadsden. Nautilus12Lieut. Sinclair. Enterprise12Capt. BlakelTorpedo tubes. Cushing (No. 1)105Torpedo-boatS.1,720T. S.d3 Ericsson (No. 2)120Torpedo-boatS.1,800T. S.d3 Foote (No. 3)142Torpedo-boatS.2,000T. S.d3 Rodgers (No. 4)142Torpedo-boatS.2,000T. S.d3 Winslow (No. 5)142Torpedo-boatS.2,000T. S.d3 Porter (No. 6)165Torpedo-boatS.b3,400T. S.d3 Dupont (No. 7)165Torpedo-boatS.b3,400T. S.d3 Rowan (No. 8)182Torpedo-boatS.3,200T. S.d3 Dahlgren (No. 9)146Torpedo-boatS.4,200T. S.d2 T. A. M. Craven (No 10)146Torpedo-boatS.4,200T. S.d2 Far
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Orleans. (search)
preparations to receive them, that it were vexatious if their invincible armada escapes the fate we have in store for it. On April 28 the fleets of Farragut and Porter were within the Mississippi River, the former in chief command of the naval forces; and General Butler, with about 9,000 troops, was at the Southwest Pass. The fleets comprised forty-seven armed vessels, and these, with the transports, went up the river, Porter's mortar-boats leading. When they approached the forts their hulls were besmeared with mud, and the rigging was covered with branches of trees. So disguised, they were enabled to take a position near the forts unsuspected. The Missippi was full to the brim, and a boom and other obstructions near Fort Jackson had been swept away by the flood. On April 18 a battle between Fort Jackson and Porter's mortar-boats was begun. The gunboats supported the mortar-boats. They could not much affect the forts, and on the night of the 23d the fleet started to run by