He deserved and should have received promotion to the rank of commander; but, as he died soon after the close of the war, he never obtained any substantial advancement, although he lives in the memory of those who can properly estimate his services.
List of officers of the U. S. S. Kearsarge.
John A. Winslow, Captain; James S. Thornton, Lieutenant-Commander; John M. Browne, Surgeon; J. A. Smith, Paymaster; Wm. H. Cushman, Chief-Engineer; James R. Wheeler, Eben M. Stoddard and David H. Sumner, Acting-Masters; Wm. H. Badlam, Second-Assistant Engineer; Fred. L. Miller, Sidney L. Smith and Henry McConnell, Third-Assistant Engineers; Edward E. Preble, Midshipman; David B. Sargent, Paymaster's Clerk; S. E. Hartwell, Captain's Clerk; Frank A. Graham, Gunner; James C. Walton, Boatswain; William H. Yeaton, Charles H. Danforth and Ezra Bartlett, Acting-Master's Mates.
Petty officers and crew.
George A. Tittle, Surgeon's-Steward; C. B. De Witt, Yeoman; J. N. Watrus, Master-at