Statistics for occurrence #1 of “James Laning” in chapter 14 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:

...g the high authority to the contrary. To give an idea of some of the dreadful scenes to which our gun-boats were liable, we insert an interesting letter written after the battle of Fort Henry, by James Laning , the Second Master of the Essex, in which he thus describes the engagement: On February 1st, 1862, the iron-clad gun-boat Essex, whilst lying off Fort Holt, received orders from Flag-officer A. ...
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