Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Colonel Charles R. Ellet” in chapter 26 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:

... This, it was thought, would hasten the evacuation of Port Hudson, and thus leave Banks at liberty to ascend the Mississippi in steamers. On the 3d of February, 1863, the ram, Queen of the West, Colonel Charles R. Ellet , was selected to perform the perilous duty of running the batteries and carrying out Admiral Porter's orders. Ellet was a gallant young fellow, full of dash and enterprise, and was delighted with t...
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