Statistics for occurrence #1 of “North Carolina” in chapter 35 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:
...ntended to go under the fire of a battery, and who exhibited as much courage as if they were fighting behind the bulwarks of stout frigates.
The manner in which the little flotilla in the sounds of North Carolina operated is worthy of all praise, and confers the highest honors on the able commander and his officers, who, scorning all the dangers of an intricate navigation, concealed riflemen, and masked batte...
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