Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Fortress Monroe” in chapter 20 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:
The Richmond Examiner of the 25th, announces that one of our gun-boats passed Fort San Philip, sixty miles below New Orleans on the 24th.
The report was telegraphed to Norfolk, and brought to Fortress Monroe under a flag of truce, and received from there to-day by the Navy Department.
The next rebel telegram announced the arrival of the fleet before the city.
The Cayuga in the interval had capture...
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