Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Captain Melancton Smith” in chapter 41 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:

...s at mouth of Roanoke River. flotilla in sounds reinforced by additional vessels, etc. From the time General Grant fixed his headquarters at City Point, the naval vessels in that vicinity, under Captain Melancton Smith , were employed in guarding the river or in co-operating with the Army in raids upon the enemy along the shores of the James and adjacent rivers. It was sufficiently evident that it was Grant's in...
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