When the Civil War broke out he was holding the position of flag officer, the highest rank in our navy at that time.
"A new broom sweeps clean, they say," laughed the flag officer.
When the admiral wants 'any old thing' he tells his flag officer to send the Naval Reserve ship.
"Then we will consider him the right man in the right place," replied the flag officer.
Chase, meanwhile, was up in flag officer's Country picking up the dope on our next mission.
The rectangular flag is chiefly used for a flag officer's signal.
His application was seconded by flag officer Foote of the navy, who then had command of several gunboats at Cairo.
The flag officer, who had piloted them to the bridge, saluted smartly and retired.
The latest information located the flag officer off Pensacola, and in due time Christy reported to him.
It consisted of the largest naval force that had, up to that time, ever been collected under an American flag officer.