For destroying the "Albemarle" he was thanked by Congress and was promoted to be lieutenant-commander.
He served on distant stations and (1868-1871 and 1876-1878) at the Naval Academy, and became lieutenant-commander in 1866 and commander in 1874.
In March 1865 he became a lieutenant-commander.
Lieutenant-Commander Harrison, severely wounded in the head, arrived about this time and took charge.
Lieutenant-Commander Adams met Maj.