Statistics for occurrence #1 of “James Coffey” in chapter 14 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:
...ck below; he was still living, but died soon after.
The captain's aide, Mr. S. B. Brittan, Jr., had fallen by the shot as it passed through the gun-deck before entering the boiler.
A seaman named James Coffey , who was shot-man to the No. 2 gun, was on his knees in the act of taking a shell from the box to be passed to the loader.
The escaping steam and hot water had struck him square in the face, and he...
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