Commander Jonathan M. Wainwright, U.S.N. who was in command of U.S.S. Harriet Lane on 1 January 1863, when she was rammed by CSS NEPTUNE and Bayou City (which rammed so fiercely that the two ships could not be separated) CDR. Wainwright was killed in the wild hand- to hand combat that followed and his ship was captured. Was appointed midshipman 13 June 1837. Commander 16 July 1862.
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