Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Grand Gulf” in chapter 28 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:
...rks on this battle of Grand Gulf by military historians show how reluctant they are to give the Navy credit.
The following quotation from a well known writer, is an instance in point.
Speaking of Grand Gulf he says:
The vessels were handled with skill and boldness, but the rebel batteries were too elevated for Porter to accomplish anything.
He was not able to dismount a solitary piece and it woul...
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