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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 53: operations of the West Gulf Squadron in the latter part of 1864, and in 1865.--joint operations in Mobile Bay by Rear-Admiral Thatcher and General Canby. (search)
18th he sent in two armed boats, the gig and third cutter, to cut the schooner out, with Acting-Ensign James W. Brown in charge, assisted by Acting-Master's Mate John Rosling. The work was handsomely performed. The boats crossed the bar, which was quite smooth at the time, and found the schooner made fast to a wharf with a battelife, which makes such events all the more acceptable. Acting-Ensign Brown was, no doubt, a gallant officer. He speaks in the highest terms of the behavior of Mr. Rosling and of Boatswain's Mate James Brown and Quarter-Master Benton Bunker, and the boat's crew generally. It will be observed that, in most of these affairs, the ac-Assistant Surgeon, A. Y. Hanson; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, A. B. Robinson; Acting-Ensigns, C. V. Rummell, J. W. Brown and A. P. Gibbs; Acting-Master's Mate, John Rosling; Engineers: Second-Assistant, Howard D. Potts; Acting-Second-Assistants, S. A. Appold and J. B. McGavern; Acting-Third-Assistants, Philip Ketler and F. E. Hosm