Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Colonel Bailey” in chapter 44 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:

...s stating that the naval vessels could not pass the Falls at the then stage of water, that Lieutenant-Colonel Bailey had suggested a plan of raising the water above the Falls by building wing-dams. Colonel Bailey had had great experience in lumbering, and had frequently resorted to this method to raft timber in shallow rivers. The Admiral paid little attention to this suggestion at the time, and expressed...

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