Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Mate S. B. Brittan, Jr.” in chapter 14 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:

... blaze of glory to a carnival of death and destruction. A shot from the enemy pierced the casemate just above the port-hole on the port side, then through the middle boiler, killing Acting Master's Mate S. B. Brittan, Jr. , in its flight, and opening a chasm for the escape of the scalding steam and water. The scene which followed was almost indescribable. The writer, who had gone aft in obedience to orders only a f...
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