Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Fort Fisher” in chapter 40 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:
...p his mail.
Two hundred letters were captured, and much information obtained in regard to the enemy's plans.
Cushing then waited for the mail-carrier from Wilmington to appear with dispatches for Fort Fisher , but, just as the courier hove in sight, a blue-jacket incautiously exposed himself, and the fellow took to flight instanter, pursued by Cushing on the captured horse; but after a chase of several mi...
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