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

...efore the water had reached its level. On the first day, not more than six miles was made, and this was only accomplished by all hands going to work and sawing or cutting away the obstructions. Colonel Wilson , an Army engineer, who directed all this kind of work, was a thoughtful, energetic man, and he conducted the operations in an intelligent manner, and though the vessels did not make very rapid headwa...
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