Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Craney Island” in chapter 2 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:
... of seizing the yard.
The powder had been taken from the Government magazine near Norfolk, and batteries were being erected along the approaches to the Navy Yard, and hulks sunk in the channel near Craney Island and Sewell's Point, three light boats having been used for the purpose; and this was done, notwithstanding the Commandant of the yard had ample force to have prevented it. Actual war existed between ...
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