Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Admiral Dahlgren” in chapter 1.6 of Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4.:
Under these conditions but one expedient was left — to effect an early withdrawal.
The order to retire was accordingly given through Lieutenant Forrest, and was several times repeated.
Admiral Dahlgren , who was watching the operations from a boat in the distance, says in his journal, Moultrie fired like a devil, the shells breaking around me and screaming in chorus.
What must have been the impre...
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