Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Lieut.-Com. Shirk” in chapter 15 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:

...ailroadcrossing closed, and the machinery for working it disabled, but men were landed, in an hour the draw was opened, and the following gun-boats passed through: Taylor, Lieut.-Com.Gwin; Lexington, Lieut.-Com. Shirk , and the Conestoga, Lieut.-Com. Phelps. In a short time this flotilla caused the enemy to abandon and burn three steam transports, filled with military stores, submarine batteries, powder, cannon...

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