Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Cape Fear River” in chapter 40 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:

...Cushing, with his usual zeal and enterprise, volunteered to attempt the destruction of the vessel that came out to attack the blockaders, and at the same time make a reconnaissance of the defences of Cape Fear River — a very desirable project, as an expedition for the capture of Wilmington was then in contemplation. Cushing was always attempting what no one else would think of, and in this case it seemed...
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