Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Lieutenant-Commander Shirk” in chapter 28 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:

...list of killed and wounded in the squadron was large. The Tuscumbia, on which vessel great reliance was placed to resist heavy shot, proved herself the weakest iron-clad in the squadron, although Lieutenant-Commander Shirk stood up to his work manfully. In the beginning of the engagement, a rifle shell struck the outer edge of the shutter of the midship port — she fought three 11-inch guns in the bow — op...

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