Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Yazoo City” in chapter 30 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:
...here grape-shot and canister would tell.
It seems that Lieutenant Isaac N. Brown, of the Confederate Navy, had on a former occasion been prevented by the citizens from placing torpedoes in front of Yazoo City , and it was supposed that it would not be permitted on this occasion for fear of the consequences in the destruction of the property of the inhabitants, should the Union forces get possession of Yazo...
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