At Vicksburg Porter's bombardment assisted Farragut to run past the forts (June 28).
During the bombardment of Copenhagen Baird was wounded.
By the end of May the city was blockaded by land and sea, and in July the bombardment began.
The left wing was totally destroyed by the bombardment of 1795, but has since been restored.
During his long service as a lieutenant he took part in the bombardment of Tripoli, and on a subsequent occasion showed great firmness in resisting the seizure of a seaman as an alleged deserter from the British navy, his ship at the time lying under the guns of Gibraltar.