Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Commander Porter” in chapter 31 of Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States.:
In the course of the action, nine more seamen were wounded on this vessel.
One man was killed on the Essex by a cannon-ball; and a shot through the boiler caused an explosion that scalded Commander Porter , twenty-eight seamen, and nineteen soldiers, many of whom died.
The Essex was thus forced to retire.
Five minutes after the fight began in earnest, that is, at twenty-five minutes before one o...
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