Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Shirk” in chapter 17 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:

...owned or killed in the water. The wounded men received the greatest care and consideration, and were finally sent to Memphis on board the Conestoga and an army transport. To Lieuts. McGunnegle, Shirk and Blodgett is due the highest honor, not only for their bravery during the action, but for their humanity in providing for the comfort of the poor fellows who were so badly scalded. Dr. George W....
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J. W. Shirk 19 8 1 0 0 user votes
James W. Shirk 117 24 17 6 0 user votes
Shirk 34 0 14 0 0 user votes
Adam Shirk 5 5 1 1 0 user votes
J. U. Shirk 5 0 1 0 0 user votes
George Shirk 4 0 0 0 0 user votes

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