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What Happened Today, 16 July

1861/07/16Mustered in, including Jesse Adams, Wagoner, Co. F, 3rd Regiment, who had enlisted 1 June. (Adams)
1862/07/16David Farragut promoted to Rear Admiral, the first officer to hold that rank in the history of the US Navy. (NavHist)
1863/07/16Captain Emmons, USS Monongahela at Donaldsonville, to Rear Admiral Farragut: 'I have the honor to report that I have made a careful reconnaissance of the Mississippi River between here and Port Hudson, and have discovered no hostile demonstrations. (ORN)
1864/07/16Captain Melancton Smith, Senior Officer in James River, ordered USS Agawam, Lieutenant George Dewey, to proceed to Four Mile Creek and assist Commander Nichols in dislodging the enemy, ' Who have a battery in position near the edge of the woods in that vicinity.' Lieutenant Dewey was to return to his station after dark. (ORN)
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