As an able
seaman, I first entered the service, on March 29, 1862 in Fort Henry
U.S.S. and U.S.S. Nita at New York City.
in service I held the rank of Quarter master and date of promotion
was in the year, 1864 and at the end of the war it still remained
I was first
discharged in 1865 at the Receiving ship in Boston, Mass and the
cause was on account of the expiration of the term of service.
re-enlisted on May 25, 1865, January 25, 1872 and October 18, 1875.
I was transferred to ships Powhattan, Richmond, Lancaster, Colorado,
Hartford, Franklin, Wabash, and New Hampshire.
I was honorably
discharged at the end of each three years enlistment and was finally
discharged from service at New York City on Oct 12, 1878 as my time
had expired. I was not engaged in any battles.
I was wounded
twice, having a broken leg at one time and also one hand crushed
by an iron bar.I was confined in a hospital at Key West, Florida
in June 1864 as I had an attack of yellow fever.
I was never
taken prisoner or confined in a prison.
comrades were R. Chandler, W. W. Hall and G. M. Ransonier.
deem important in my naval life is when blockading Squadron, capturing
cotton and vessels, six blockade runners & causing the Rebels
to burn others.
show a time of continuous service of nearly seventeen years with
an allowance of three months between each enlistments for which
seamen draw pay. My "Discharge Papers" show the highest
rating for good conduct, seamanship, gunnery & small arms. (Honorable)