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Lost his left arm while serving as master’s-mate of the Racoon sloop, Captain Austin Bissell, in action with the French national brig Lodi, on the Jamaica station, July 11th, 1803. He was soon afterwards appointed acting third lieutenant of la Creole frigate, commanded by the same officer, with whom he returned home, after the abandonment of that ship, in the Cumberland 74, early in 1804[1]. His first commission bears date May 8th, in the latter year. When promoted to the rank of commander, June 15th, 1814, he was serving as senior lieutenant of the Medway 74, Captain Augustus Brine.