Statistics for occurrence #1 of “New River Inlet” in chapter 35 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:
...r capture, yet he almost always managed to get off with credit to himself and with loss to the enemy.
He commanded the small gun-boat Ellis, and in November, 1862, it struck him that he would enter New River Inlet , push up the river, sweep it clear of vessels, capture the town of Jacksonville or Onslow Courthouse, take the Wilmington mail and destroy any salt-works he could find on the banks.
He expected to ...
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