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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 44: battle of Mobile Bay. (search)
named persons: Killed — C. E. Milliken (Ord. Sea.). Mortally wounded — Isaac Young (Ord. Sea.); John Miller (Sea.), Robert G. White (Sea.), George Thompson (Sea.)--all of U. S. S. Seminole. Wounded seriously--Pilot Martin Freeman, U. S. S. Hartford; Acting-Ensign John White; H. J. O'Brien (Qr. Mr.); William Howard (Lds.); James McDonald (Sea.), all of the Metacomet; and Boatswain Charles White, of the Seminole. Slightly wounded — Henry Chester (Sea.); Edward Mann (O. S.); Thomas Webster (Lds.)--U. S. S. Seminole. These men had passed through all the danger of battle, and had stood to their guns like heroes, and now, when they might hope to live and enjoy part of the honor won in this great victory, they were snatched from life or maimed forever by an infernal machine, which the officers of the Union Navy, as a rule, disdained to use — trusting rather to hearts of steel and wooden ships with which to win their victories. We place their names on the roll of fame as
David Henry Brown. David Henry Brown was born in Raymond, New Hampshire, August 17, 1836, and died at his home in West Medford, on February 21, 1908. He was the second son of Joseph and Elvira (Howard) Brown, and was descended from many of the founders of New England, among whom were, on the paternal side, Rev. Stephen Bachiler, Thomas Webster, Hon. Samuel Dalton and other founders of Hampton, New Hampshire, and Hon. John Gilman, of Exeter, New Hampshire, and, on the maternal side, Gov. Thomas Hinckley, of the Plymouth Colony, Rev. John Mayo, first pastor of the Second Church of Boston, and Rev. William Walton, one of the founders of Marblehead. Born on a New Hampshire farm in the first half of the last century, he knew from experience what a life of plain living and high thinking was. His mother was ambitious that her boys should have a good education, and although she died when her son David was fourteen, her wish had been impressed on her children, three of whom went to col
ngs, and framed houses have shared in the general destruction. There is not a fence in a dozen miles of town. The fine residence of Mr. J. Suider was torn down and the lumber burnt for firewood. The machinery of the rolling mill, which was being erected by S. B. Lowe & Co., was buried, but an old man named Riley pointed out the spot where it was interred, and when our informants left a number or Yankees were engaged in resurrecting it. They had also dug up a steam engine buried by Thomas Webster & Co., near their foundry, and taking it, together with the engine belonging to the Rebel office, and one they had taken from D. Kaylor, and placed them at the river, and were throwing water upon Hog Hill, and from that point distributing it throughout the town and their camps by the aid of troughs. The Unionists were, as a general thing, treated as badly as the Southern people. Bill Crutchfield, who was ordered out of Chattanooga by General Bragg, and who swam the river and joined
fled in the greatest consternation, the rebels hotly pursuing and slaughtering them at a dreadful rate. A number rushed into the river and were drowned. One report says seven of the negroes returned, and another says that none got back. Some of the Yankee Senatorial Celebrities. The Washington Jenkins of the Philadelphia Inquirer sends that paper the pictures of several of the prominent members of the Yankee Senate. We take some paragraphs from the letter: Talking to Mr. Thomas Webster, of Philadelphia, Chairman of the Supervisory Committee for Recruiting Colored Troops, is John Sherman, of Ohio, and the two men look sufficiently alike to be readily mistaken for brothers. John Sherman is not much of a talker, but talks good common sense, and has thorough financial qualifications. He was formerly Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means in the House of Repre sentatives, and rumor says is to succeed Secretary, Fessenden as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Fina