The commander of the USS Oneida, on which eight men received Medals of Honor and Charles Gridley received highest accolades at the Battle of Mobile Bay was this man.
I had never heard of him before so did some research.
From the USS Mullany site.
The USS Mullany (DD-528)was a Fletcher-class destroyer that served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1971 when it was sold to Taiwan. It was the second ship named for Rear Admiral James Robert Madison Mullany.
James Robert Madison Mullany was a U.S. Navy officer born in New York City on 26 October 1818 and died in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania on 17 September 1887.
He was the son of Colonel James R. Mullany, Quarter Master general of the U.S. Army and entered the Navy as a midshipman from New Jersey, 7 January 1832.
He was promoted passed midshipman on 23 June 1838, and lieutenant 29 February 1844.
Mullany was actively engaged in the Mexican War and took part in the capture of Tobasco in June 1847.