Mass, on the fifth day of January 1862, I first entered service
as an ordinary sea-man on the United States Steamer "Chocura".
1863 I was promoted to fire-man .
I was finally
discharged from service in September 1864 from the Norfolk Naval
engagement was in Hampton Rhoads Virginia on the eighth day of March,
was engaged in the events that took place at Yorktown, Va., West
1863 we went down to Beaufort, N. C. and brought down Admiral Lee
and then we laid off at Fort Fisher on blockade.
I was confined
in the Norfolk Naval Hospital, Virginia for three months at that
time having to suffer from rheumatism.
most intimate comrades were John Simpson, John Johnson, John Rhawder,
George Townsend and Harry Smith.
connected with my naval services is that I laid off Texas on the
blockade. also another one is that I was in service for two years
and eight months.