Naval officer; born in Portland, Me.
. March 31, 1810; became a midshipman in 1828; lieutenant in 1841; commander in 1855; captain, Jan. 2, 1863; commodore, July 25, 1866; and rear-admiral, June 19, 1871.
He was a participant in the South Sea Exploring Expedition
under Lieutenant Wilkes
, and served under Commodore Conner
on the Gulf coast
during the war with that country.
He was active in the reinforcement of Fort Pickens
; in the expedition against Galveston
; as commander of the Richmond
in the passage of Forts Jackson
and St. Philip
in the capture of New Orleans; and at Vicksburg
, Port Hudson
. Mobile Bay
, and Fort Fisher
He was appointed chief of the Bureau of Navigation and Detail in 1869, and, after his promotion to rear-admiral, commander of the European squadron.
He died in San Francisco, Cal.
, Feb. 6, 1877.