Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Acting Master J. W. Balch” in chapter 40 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:

...cting-Volunteer-Lieutenant Devens mentions, in his report of the Dare affair, that, while in the breakers, his boat capsized, and the crew were washed on shore and fell into the hands of the enemy. Acting Master J. W. Balch , seeing his commanding officer struggling in the water, swam ashore, with two men, and brought Lieutenant Devens off on his back, and placed him in the Montgomery's launch. Twenty-five officers and...
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