Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Fort McAllister” in chapter 22 of John D. Billings, Hardtack and Coffee: The Unwritten Story of Army Life:
...ed States steamer had been descried coming up the river, and, noticing the party at the rice-mill, the following dialogue between signal flags ensued:--
Who are you?
Is Fort McAllister taken?
Not yet; but it will-be in a minute.
And in a few minutes it was taken, and the fact signalled to the naval officers on the boat, who were not in sight of the fort.
During the ...
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