Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Capt. Van Brunt” in chapter 12 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:

...derate gun-boats did head towards his ship, and realizing his helpless condition he made every preparation to destroy the Minnesota, determined that she should not fall into the hands of the enemy. Capt. Van Brunt goes on to say: A short time after the Merrimac and her consorts had changed their course, and were heading for Craney Island. In writing history it is no more than fair that both sides should h...
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