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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., In the monitor turret. (search)
rs (inspector); First Assistant Engineer, Isaac Newton (in charge of steam machinery); Second Assist. Engineer, A. B. Campbell; Third Assist. Engineer, R. W. Hands; Fourth Assist. Engineer, M. T. Sunstrom; Captain's Clerk, D. Toffey; Quartermaster, P. Williams; Gunner's Mate, J. Crown; Boatswain's Mate, J. Stocking; and 42 others,--a total of 58.-S. D. G. U. S. N., Executive officer of the Monitor. The keel of the most famous vessel of modern times, Captain Ericsson's first iron-clad, was top. The steering wheel was secured to one of the logs on the front side. The position and shape of this structure should be carefully borne in mind. Worden took his station in the pilot-house, and by his side were Howard, the pilot, and Peter Williams, quartermaster, who steered the vessel throughout the engagement. My place was in the turret, to work and fight the guns; with me were Stodder and Stimers and sixteen brawny men, eight to each gun. John Stocking, boatswain's mate, and Thoma
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., chapter 15.64 (search)
when you are wrecked is an old saying among sailors. I left the ward-room, and learned that the water had gained so as to choke up the main pump. As I was crossing the berth-deck I saw our ensign, Mr. Frederickson, hand a watch to Master's Mate Williams, saying, Here, this is yours; I may be lost--which, in fact, was his fate. The watch and chain were both of unusual value. Williams received them into his hand, then with a hesitating glance at the time-piece said, This thing may be the meaWilliams received them into his hand, then with a hesitating glance at the time-piece said, This thing may be the means of sinking me, and threw it upon the deck. There were three or four cabin-boys pale and prostrate with seasickness, and the cabin-cook, an old African negro, under great excitement, was scolding them most profanely. As I ascended the turret-ladder the sea broke over the ship, and came pouring down the hatchway with so much force that it took me off my feet; and at the same time the steam broke from the boiler-room, as the water had reached the fires, and for an instant I seemed to realiz
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 6: the Army of the Potomac.--the Trent affair.--capture of Roanoke Island. (search)
s meritorious act was performed. The picture here given of the medal — an American Legion of honor --is the exact size of the original. For fuller particulars concerning the medal of honor, see regulations for the Government of the United States Navy, 1865, page 140. Naval medal of honor. the following is a list of the names (320 in number) of those to whom Medals were awarded: James McCloud, Louis Richards, Thomas Flood, James Buck,) Oscar E. Peck, Thomas Gehegan, Edward Farrel, Peter Williams, Benjamin Sevearer, John Davis, Charles Kenyon, Jeremiah Regan, Alexander Hood, John Kelley, Daniel Lakin, John Williams, John Breese, Alfred Patterson, Thomas C. Barton, Edwin Smith, Daniel Harrington, John Williams, J. B. Frisbee, Thomas Bourne, William McKnight, William Martin, John Greene, John McGowan, Amos Bradley, George Hollat, Charles Florence, William young, William Parker, Edward Wright, Charles Bradley, Timothy Sullivan, James Byrnes, John McDonald, Charles Robinson, Pierre L
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 34: (search)
eorge West; Acting-Master's Mates, William Dunne and C. E. Rich. Iron-clad Monitor. Commanders, John L. Worden, Wm. N. Jeffers and T. H. Stevens [commanding at different times]; Lieutenant, S. Dana Greene; Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant, Wm. Flye; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, D. C. Logue; Acting-Asssistant Paymaster, W. F. Keeler; Acting-Master, L. M. Stodder; Assistant Engineers, A. B. Campbell, Geo. H. White, R. W. Hands and M. T. Sunstrom; Acting-Master's Mates, (Geo. Frederickson and Peter Williams. Steamer Jacob Bell. Lieutenant--Commander, E. P. McCrea; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, O. J. Bissell; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, Samuel Anderson; Acting-Assistant Engineers, Arthur Clements, Nelson Ross and R. H. Buel; Acting-Master's Mate, E. McConnell. Steamer Port Royal. Lieutenant-Commander, George U. Morris, Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant, Wm. P. Randall [commanding at different times]; Lieutenant, H. D. Todd; Assistant Surgeon, W. S. Fort; Assistant Paymaster, J. A. Bates, J
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 35: operations of the North Atlantic Squadron, 1863. (search)
his small tribute should be paid them for standing so manfully by the historic vessel which had added some of the greenest laurels to the fame of the American Navy. The position of the vessel on that dark and tempestuous night was enough to appall the stoutest heart, but neither officers nor men quailed before the danger which seemed to cut off all hope of rescue. Lieutenant S. Dana Greene and Acting-Master L. N. Stodder stood by Commander Bankhead to the last, and Acting-Master's Mate Peter Williams, and Richard Anjier, Quartermaster, showed conduct entitling them to all praise. The quartermaster remained at his post until the vessel was sinking, and when ordered by the captain to get into the boat, said, No, sir, not until you do so. This may seem to be a long and tedious description of an event the like of which happens so often in peace or war, and frequently without grave comment; but the Monitor was an historic vessel whose name and fame should be handed down to posterit
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 40: (search)
ster's Mates, R. P. Boss, John Rudrow, W. H. Leavitt and Tully McEntyre; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, G. W. Wilson; Acting Assistant Paymaster, G. W. Morton; Engineers: Acting-Second-Assistant, J. H. Padgett; Acting-Third-Assistants, T. B. Cole, W. B. Whitmore and A. D. Witherell. Steamer Florida. Commander, Pierce Crosby; Acting-Lieutenant, E. C. Merriman; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, E. H. Vose; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, W. F. Keeler: Acting-Master, John McGowan, Jr.; Acting-Ensigns, Peter Williams, C. E. Rich and C. Washburn; Acting-Master's Mates, W. H. Knowlton, T. W. Rock, Robert Clifford and David Fader; Engineers: Acting-First-Assistant, William McLean; Acting-Second-Assistants, John Mason and D. M. Lane; Acting-Third-Assistants, G. F. Smith and J. W. Hockett. Steamer Louisiana. Commander, Richard T. Renshaw; Acting-Ensign, E. S. McKeever; Acting-Master's Mates, Edw. Cassady, Chas. Fisher and Paul Boyden; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, T. W. Jamison; Acting-Assistant Paymast
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 50: Second attack on Fort Fisher. (search)
ll and Saml. Weskett; Acting-Master's Mate, J. B. Hopkins; Engineers: Acting-Third-Assistants, J. A. Frank, W. H. Touchton and Rich. Fowler. *little Ada--Fourth-rate. Acting-Master, S. P. Crafts; Acting-Ensign, I. F. Atkins; Acting-Master's Mates, W. H. Joseph and G. W. Lane; Engineers: Acting-Second-Assistant, W. H. Johnson; Acting-Third-Assistants, B. Converse and J. R. Peterson. Fahkee--Fourth-rate. Acting-Masters, F. R. Webb and D W. Carrall; Acting-Ensigns, E. W. Pelton, Peter Williams, J. W. Luscomub, H. A. Winslow and A. W. Harvey Acting-Assistant Paymaster, A. B. Thornton; Engineers: Acting-First-Assistant, G. W. Foster; Acting-Second-Assistants, E. F. Lewis and J. H. Hutton; Acting-Third-Assistant, J. B. Edson. *Wilderness--Fourth-rate. Acting-Master, H. Arey; Acting-Ensigns, B. O. Low, C. F. Hull, C. E. P. Noyes and E. McKeever; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, H. M. Rogers; Acting-Master's Mate, Wm.. Phyffe; Engineers: Acting-Second-Assistant, Richard Anderson;
ew, many of whom were at sea for the first time, and, it must be admitted, under circumstances that were well calculated to appall the boldest heart. I would beg leave to call the attention of the Admiral and of the Department to the particularly good conduct of Lieut. Greene and Acting Master L. N. Stodder, who remained with me until the last, and by their bearing did much toward inspiring confidence and obedience on the part of others. I must also mention favorably Acting Master's Mate Peter Williams, and Richard Anjior, Quartermaster, who both showed on that occasion the highest qualities of men and seamen. The latter remained at his post at the wheel when the vessel was sinking, and when told by me to get into the boat, replied: No, sir; not till you go. The officers and crew have lost every thing but the clothes they wore at the time they were rescued. There were no serious injuries received, with the exception of Acting Assistant Surgeon G. M. Weeks, who jammed his hand s
whole column following. As I got with the advance to the top of the hill, I saw what seemed a large company, or two small ones, of the enemy, retreating along the road to the west, upon whom we opened fire, and the retreat became a flight, to Dr. Williams's house, upon a hill near half a mile distant, under the shelter of which, and the outbuildings and timber around it, they rallied. Desiring to ascertain whether the enemy was there in force, two guns were ordered up, and threw a few shellsicated. No enemy being found, company F, Lieutenant Jones, was sent across a skirt of woods to the north, to reconnoitre, and soon came up with and engaged a company of the enemy's mounted men, at a house a little west of north from that of Dr. Williams, and drove them back across a large field up and over the crest of a ridge. The recall was sounded, and they returned to the house. Soon the enemy was seen coming down the hill toward the house. Company F had in the mean time been joined
e. Thomas Genegan, Boatswain's Mate, on board Pinola, in the attack upon Forts Jackson and St. Philip, and at the taking of New-Orleans. Brave example he set the crew, and faithful manner with which he served his gun, bringing up his own ammunition when men composing powder division had been nearly all killed or wounded. Edward Farrel, Quartermaster, on board the Owasco, in the reduction of Forts Jackson and St. Philip. His intelligence, coolness, and capacity were conspicuous. Peter Williams, seaman, .on board Monitor, in fight with Merrimac, March nineteenth, 1862. Made an acting Master's Mate; but now (March, 1863) an acting Ensign on board Florida. Benjamin Sevearer, sailor, who raised flag on Fort Clark. Deed of noble daring. John Davis, quarter-gunner on board Valley City, in attack of enemy's vessels and a fort near Elizabeth City, North-Carolina, February tenth, 1862. When vessel was on fire near the magazine, seated himself on an open barrel of powder, as the
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