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PARROTT, Enoch Greenleaf, naval officer, born in Portsmouth. N. H., 10 December, 1814; died in New York city, 10 May, 1879. He entered the United States navy as a midshipman in 1831, became lieutenant in 1841, and was engaged under Commander Matthew C. Perry against Beraly and the neighboring towns on the west coast of Africa in 1843. He served on the "Congress" during the war with Mexico, and was on John C. Fremont's expedition from Monterey to Los Angeles, and at the capture of Guaymas and Mazatlan. He was commissioned commander in 1861, was with the expedition that destroyed the Norfolk navy-yard, and in the brig " Perry" captured the Confederate privateer " Savannah," for which he received the commendation of the navy department. He commanded the "Augusta" in 1861-'3, participated in the battle of Port Royal, engaged the Confederate rams at the time of their sortie from Charleston, and commanded the "Canonicus," of the North Atlantic squadron, in the engagements with the iron-clads on James river in 1864, and in the fights with Howett's battery. He commanded the " Monadnock" in the attacks on Fort Fisher in December, 1864, and January, 186,5, and was at the surrender of Charleston, South Carolina He was commissioned captain in 1866, commodore in 18'70, rear-admiral in 1873, and was retired in 1874.
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