Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Commodore Bell” in chapter 31 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:
...after the expedition had appeared off the Sabine.
A reconnaissance had been made in the morning by Generals Franklin and Weitzel and Lieutenant Crocker.
when they decided on a plan of attack.
Commodore Bell had sent two good pilots down in the Granite City.
At 3 P. M. the transports were over the bar, the Granite City leading them in, for the purpose of covering the landing of the troops
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