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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War. 13 3 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 9. (ed. Frank Moore) 13 1 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 6 2 Browse Search
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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 20: a brave officer's mortification.--history set right. (search)
Steamer Clifton Acting-Lieutenant, C. H. Baldwin; Acting-Masters, E. A. Howell, Robert Rhodes and P. S. Weeks; Midshipmen, H. T. French and H. B. Rumsey; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, D. D. T. Nestell; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, J. H. Carels; Acting-Second-Assistant Engineer, James A. Fox; Acting-Third Assistant Engineer, Samuel Vallum; Acting-Masters' Mate, Charles Albert, L. Cannon, David Harvey and W. W. Wells. Steamer Hartford (Flag-ship). Commander, Richard Wainwright; Lieutenants, J. S. Thornton, Albert Kautz, J. C. Watson and D. S. Murphy; Acting-Master, T. L. Petersen; Acting-Ensign, E. J. Allen; Midshipmen, H. B. Tyson, J. H. Read, E. C. Hazeltine and H. J. Blake; Fleet Surgeon, J. M. Foltz; Assistant Surgeon, Joseph Hugg; Paymaster, George Plunkett; Captain of Marines, J. L. Broome; Chief Engineer, J. B. Kimball; Second-Assistant Engineers, E. B. Latch, W. W. Hopper and F. A. Wilson; Third-Assistant Engineers Isaac De Graff, C. M. Burchard, A. K. Fulton, H. H. Pilking
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 21: capture of New Orleans.--first attack on Vicksburg by Farragut's fleet and mortar flotilla.--junction of flag-officers Farragut and Davis above Vicksburg.--ram Arkansas. (search)
guns. We are much cut up, both in hull and rigging, which the enclosed reports of boatswain and carpenter will show. The rigging was soon temporarily secured, under the direction of our indefatigable boatswain, James Walker. The enemy used — as was shown by our finding them on board after the action--80-pounder rifle, 32-pounders and 8-inch shot; also, rifle and musket balls--one of our men being wounded by the latter while working a howitzer in the top. The executive officer, James S. Thornton, deserves much credit for his excellent distribution of the crew, at the gun and other divisions, and his efficient distribution of them during the action. The commanding officers of divisions also deserve mention — doing their duty with spirit and ability. They were: Lieutenant Albert Kautz, first division; Master John C. Watson, second division; Acting-Master Daniel C. Murphy, third division; Acting-Master Ezra L. Goodwin, powder division. The marine guard, under charge of Capta
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., chapter 48 (search)
came better, while that of the Federal gunners, owing to the careful training of Lieutenant-Commander James S. Thornton. the executive officer of the Kearsarge. was very effective. The superior tra vote of thanks, in order that you may be advanced to the grade of commodore. Lieutenant-Commander James S. Thornton, the executive officer of the Kearsarge, will be recommended to the Senate for a Winslow received great credit and promotion for his victory, his executive officer, Lieutenant-Commander Thornton, was complimented by an advance of only ten numbers on the list of officers of his gis 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, Chs Hutchinson. Steam-Sloop Kearsarge. Captain, John A. Winslow: Lieutenant-Commander, James S. Thornton; Surgeon, John M. Browne; Paymaster, Joseph A. Smith; Engineers: Chief, William H. Cushman
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)
es and worthy of every trust. Captain Semmes, of the Alabama. in his journal of that vessel's cruise, berates the volunteer officers of the Federal Navy, and calls them a low-lived set of fellows; but it must be remembered that, in the fight between the Kearsarge and Alabama, nearly all the officers of the former were volunteers raised in the merchant service, then as fine a school of seamanship as any in the world; and under the training of their gallant and efficient first-lieutenant, Thornton, made a practice in gunnery that put to shame the firing of the English gunners that are said to have joined the Alabama from the English naval gunnery training-ship, the Excellent. In this, perhaps, can be found the reason why Captain Semmes did not approve of them. Joint operations in Mobile Bay by Rear-Admiral Thatcher and General Canby. After the capture of Wilmington, Commodore James S. Palmer was relieved of the command of the West Gulf Squadron by Acting-Rear-Admiral H. K.