Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Capt. Gordon” in chapter 8 of H. Wager Halleck , A. M. , Lieut. of Engineers, U. S. Army ., Elements of Military Art and Science; or, Course of Instruction in Strategy, Fortification, Tactis of Battles &c., Embracing the Duties of Staff, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery and Engineers. Adapted to the Use of Volunteers and Militia.:

...constructed was never, until very recently, properly prepared for receiving its armament, and at the time of attack could not possibly have held out a long time. But no defence whatever was made. Capt. Gordon , with a squadron of eight sail, carrying one hundred and seventy-three guns, under orders 6 to ascend the river as high as Fort Washington, and try upon it the experiment of a bombardment, approache...

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