Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Amite River” in chapter 31 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:
...ed the bay at 2 A. M.; but the Diana was a prize to the enemy.
Another of the United States vessels was lost a short time after, the Barrataria, Acting-Ensign Jas. T. Perkins, at the mouth of the Amite River , on Lake Mariposa She was on a reconnaissance with some army officers in Lake Mariposa, intending to examine the mouth of the Amite River.
The pilot stated that there was always five feet of water ...
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