Naval officer; born in Brown county, O.
, May 15, 1820; entered the navy as a midshipman in 1836.
In 1861-62 he commanded the gunboat Seneca
in the South Atlantic
His bravery was conspicuous in the battle of Port Royal
, Nov. 7, 1861.
Later, under Dupont
's command, he took part in all the operations on the coasts of Georgia
In the engagements with Fort McAllister
, March 3, 1863, and with Fort Sumter
, April 7, 1863, he commanded the monitor Patapsco
In the attacks on Fort Fisher
, in December, 1864, and January, 1865, he commanded the Mohican
He was promoted to rear-admiral in 1877, and was retired June 4, 1878.
Afterwards he was a member of the board to locate the new Naval Observatory, and a representative of the United States
at the Interoceanic Ship Canal Congress in Paris
He designed a cask balsa to facilitate the landing of troops and field artillery; a life-raft for steamers; and the steel ram Katahdin
His publications include The Atlantic coast
in The Navy in the Civil War series
; Recollections of Grant
; and The old Navy and the New
He died in Washington, D. C.
, July 11, 1898.