Enoch Greenleafe Parrott
|Enoch Greenleafe Parrott|
December 10, 1814|
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
|Died||10 May 1879
New York City
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1831–1874|
|Commands held||USS Perry
|Battles/wars||Mexican-American War (1846–1848)
American Civil War (1861–1865)
• Battle of Port Royal (1861)
• First Battle of Fort Fisher (1864)
• Second Battle of Fort Fisher (1865)
During the Mexican-American War he served aboard the 52-gun frigate USS Congress, and took part in John C. Frémont's expedition from Monterey to Los Angeles, and in the capture of Guaymas and Mazatlán.
In the brig USS Perry he captured the Confederate privateer Savannah, for which he received the commendation of the Navy Department. He commanded the steamer USS Augusta from 1861 to 1863, participating in the battle of Port Royal, and engaged the Confederate rams Palmetto State and Chicora at the time of their sortie from Charleston on January 31, 1863.
Parrott died in New York City on May 10, 1879, and is buried at St. John's church in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
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This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Wilson, James Grant; Fiske, John, eds. (1891). "article name needed". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. New York: D. Appleton.
Thornton A. Jenkins
|Commander, Asiatic Squadron
12 December 1873–12 January 1874