Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Fort Jackson” in chapter 18 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:
was under fire.
This commenced from both forts simultaneously.
As the fleet advanced, the five mortar-steamers opened fire from their position, two hundred yards from the water-battery of Fort Jackson , quelling its fire by pouring in canister, shrapnel, and grape, while the mortars threw in their bombs with great fury.
Captain Bailey's division, led by the Cayuga, passed the line of obstructio...
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