Naval officer; born in Harrisburg, Pa.
, about 1792; entered the navy in January, 1809, and as acting-lieutenant was in the action between the Hornet
He was made a lieutenant in 1813, and remained on the Hornet
In her action with the Penguin
was dangerously wounded, and for his brave conduct was presented with a medal by Congress, and by the legislature of Pennsylvania with a sword.
He was promoted to the rank of commander in March, 1825, and to captain in 1835.
During the war with Mexico
(1846-48) he commanded the American
squadron on the Mexican coast
, and assisted in the reduction of the fortress of San Juan de Ulloa
in the spring of 1847.
He captured Tampico
in November, 1846.
His last service was in command of the Philadelphia
He died in Philadelphia
, March 20, 1856.