Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Sewell's Point” in chapter 12 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:
...d and take the ship back to her buoy.
The above Confederate account does not agree with the report of Rear Admiral Goldsborough, who says:
By direction of the President our vessels shelled Sewell's Point yesterday, mainly with a view to see the practicability of landing a body of troops thereabouts.
The Merrimac came out but was even more cautious than ever.
The Monitor was kept well in advance a...
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