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.:
...ll the batteries were to open.
And farther: If our guns had not opened so soon and fired so rapidly, we would have captured or destroyed your whole command.
This is true.
In the Memoirs of Admiral Dahlgren I find, under the date of November 20th, 1863, the following: Last night the army undertook to feel the force in Sumter, and sent two hundred men in boats for that purpose.
About thirty yards from ...
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