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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 7: the Trent affair. (search)
ith full powers to contract with some foreign government matters of high importance, and is carefully instructed by a well established government in all he has to do. Messrs. Mason and Slidell were not ambassadors; they were simply commissioners from an unrecognized country of insurgents, and it was uncertain whether they would be received or not by France or by England It was necessary that the administration should place itself in the right before the people, and for this purpose Senator Sumner was selected to defend the government on the floor of the Senate; which he did in the most able manner, and in a way satisfactory to the public mind. The British government confined itself to a single point of complaint, in that it appeared that the present objections were not founded on the assumption by the American vessel-of-war of the belligerent right of search, nor on the ground that this right was exercised on board a neutral vessel between two neutral ports, nor that it was ex
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 19: battle of the forts and capture of New Orleans. (search)
eneral superintendence of the battery; Acting-Masters Willis F. Munroe and Charles H. Hamilton, commanding the gun divisions, and Acting-Master J. A. Hannum, in charge of the powder division, which was well and rapidly served; also to Acting-Master George W. Sumner, an eleve of the Naval Academy attached to the Horace Beales, who volunteered for service, and gave me his valuable assistance in superintending the cutting of shrapnel, etc. In conclusion, you must permit me to render the humble tped down the river. During the day the Griffiths threw 54 shells; the Racer, 81; the Sarah Bruen, 67 the Henry James, 52; the Dan Smith, 66; and Sea Foam, 60. The Horace Beales, with ordnance stores, temporarily under the command of Acting-Master George W. Sumner, executive officer, was towed up to within 600 yards of the rear of the mortar vessels, and discharged her ordnance stores, as was required, with great promptness. During the bombardment she received many of the articles saved from t
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 20: a brave officer's mortification.--history set right. (search)
f whose vessels do not appear in the Navy Register. Mortar flotilla. Acting-Master, A. M. Gould. Acting-Master's Mate, D. B. Corey. Acting-Master, Newell Graham. Acting-Master's Mate, Wm. Collins. Acting-Master, J. H. Johnstone. Acting-Master's Mate, J. A. Chadwick. Acting-Master, H. B. Jenks. Acting-Master's Mate, G. R. Clifton. Acting-Master, E. C. Merriman. Acting-Master's Mate, J. W. Comer. Midshipman, N. W. Thomas. Acting-Master's Mate, William Dade. Midshipman, George W. Sumner. Acting-Master's Mate, Peter Decker. Assistant Surgeon, A. B. Judson. Acting-Master's Mate, George Drain. Assistant Surgeon, Robert T. Edes. Acting-Master's Mate, L. E. Daggett. Assistant Surgeon, A. A. Hoehling. Acting-Master's Mate, A. Felix. Assistant Paymaster, Clifton Hellen. Acting-Master's Mate, E. Gabrielson. Assistant Paymaster, H. M. Hanna. Acting-Master's Mate, D. H. Griswold. Acting-Master's Mate, August Adler. Acting-Master's Mate, William Hatch.
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 23: destruction of the ram Arkansas.--capture of Galveston.--capture of the Harriet Lane.--sinking of the Hatteras.--attack on Baton Rouge.--Miscellaneous engagements of the gun-boats. (search)
nt Paymaster, Richard Beardsley. Gun-boat Winona. Lieutenant-Commander, Aaron W. Weaver; Lieutenant, W. S. Schley; Assistant Surgeon Arthur Mathewson; Assistant Engineers, E. S. Boynton, Edward Gay and R. L. Wamaling; Acting-Master, Charles Hallet; Acting Ensign, F. H. Beers; Acting-Master's Mates, H. D. Burdett and Alfred Staigg; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, S. F. Train; Acting-Assistant Engineer, J. W. Milestead. Gun-boat Pinola. Lieutenant-Commander, James Stillwell; Lieutenant, G. Watson Sumner; Assistant Surgeon, L. M. Lyon; Assistant Engineers, John Johnson, B. B. Clemens, W. F. Law, John Everding and W. F. Pratt; Acting-Masters, W. P. Gibbs and J. G. Loyd; Acting-Masters' Mates, W. H. Thompson, C. V. Rummell and J. G. Rosling; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, C. Stewart Warren. Steamer J. P. Jackson. Lieutenant-Commander, Henry A. Adams; Acting-Masters, M. B. Crowell, J. F. Dearborn and Wm. Hedger; Acting-Masters' Mates, Wm. H. Howard, Jeremiah Murphy and W. J. B. La
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 50: Second attack on Fort Fisher. (search)
Mitchell; Acting-Masters, J. L. Plunkett and John Fountain; Acting-Ensigns, John Greenhalgh, F. H. Brown and A. F. Dill; Acting-Assistant Surgeon. S. P. Boyer; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, H. C. Meade; Acting-Master's Mates, A. M. Beck and C. F. Fisher; Engineers: Second-Assistants, J. T. Hawkins, A. Sackett and C. J. McConnell; Third-Assistants, W. A. Mintzer, A. B. Bates and Isaiah Paxson; Acting-Gunner, Wm. H. Herring. Massasoit--Third rate. Commander, R. T. Renshaw; Lieutenant, Geo. W. Sumner; Acting-Masters, H. Reany, C. F. Taylor and W. C. Williams; Acting-Ensigns, R. Rabadan and Chas. Wilson; Acting-Master's Mate, G. A. Burt; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, J. R. Latson; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, J. H. Stevenson; Engineers: First-Assistant, L. R. Green; Acting-Second-Assistants, J. H. Dinsmore and R. K. Monson; Acting-Third-Assistants, T. R. Jefferson and Wm. Sheehan; Acting-Gunner, Wm. B. Jarvis. *Saugus--Fourth-rate. Commander, Edmund R. Colhoun; Lieutenant, Benj. F. D
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sumner, George Watson 1841- (search)
Sumner, George Watson 1841- Naval officer; born in Constantine, Mich., Dec. 31, 1841; graduated at the United States Naval Academy in 1861; promoted lieutenant in August, 1862; participated in the attacks on Forts Jackson and St. Philip and in those against the Vicksburg batteries. Later, while commander of the Massasoit, in company with the Onondaga, he protected General Grant's transports from attack by the Confederate iron-clads Fredericksburg and Virginia at City Point, Va. In 1893 he commanded the cruiser Baltimore at the international naval review in New York Harbor. He was promoted rear-admiral March 3, 1899.