General Register of the United States Navy and Marine Corps: Arranged in Alphabetical Order, for One Hundred Years (1782 to 1882) ... Including Volunteer Officers ... with a Sketch of the Navy from 1775 to 1798 ... (Google eBook)

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Thomas Holdup Stevens Hamersly
W.K. Boyle, Printer, 1882 - Sailors - 942 pages
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Page 6 - States ; to consist of three commissioners, not members of Congress, and two members of Congress, any three of whom to form a board for the despatch of business...
Page 955 - Vengeance, of fifty-four; in testimony of the high sense entertained by Congress of his gallantry and good conduct in the above engagement, wherein an example was exhibited by the captain, officers, sailors, and marines, honorable to the American name, and instructive to its rising navy.
Page 956 - ... that the President of the United States be requested to cause a gold medal to be struck, with suitable emblems, devices, and inscriptions, to be presented to Major-General Grant.
Page 956 - Congress feels for the loss of those gallant men, whose names ought to live in the recollection and affection of a grateful country, and whose conduct ought to be regarded as an example to future generations.
Page 13 - Will it not, then, be advisable to begin, without delay, to provide and lay up the materials for the building and equipping of ships of war, and to proceed in the work by degrees, in proportion as our resources shall render it practicable without inconvenience ; so that a future war of Europe may not find our commerce in the same unprotected stute in which it was found by the present ? Congress have repeatedly, and not without success, directed their attention to the encouragement of manufactures.
Page 964 - H. THOMAS, and the officers and soldiers under his command, for their skill and dauntless courage, by which the rebel army under GENERAL HOOD was signally defeated and driven from the State of Tennessee.
Page 13 - To an active external commerce, the protection of a naval force is indispensable. This is manifest with regard to wars in which a state is itself a party. But besides this, it is in our own experience, that the most sincere neutrality is not a sufficient guard against the depredations of nations at war. To secure respect to a neutral flag, requires a naval force, organized and ready...
Page 960 - That the thanks of Congress are due, and are hereby tendered, to MAJOR GENERAL GEORGE H.
Page 958 - Macdonough, and, through him, to the officers, petty officers, seamen, marines, and infantry serving as marines, attached to the squadron under his command, for the decisive and...
Page 960 - Resolutions expressive of the sense of Congress of the gallant conduct of Captain Thomas McDonough, the officers, seamen, and marines, and infantry serving as marines, on board of the United States squadron on Lake Champlain...

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