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

...t timber in shallow rivers. The Admiral paid little attention to this suggestion at the time, and expressed his doubts of the practicability of getting large vessels down in that way. When he met General Franklin again in Alexandria, he recurred to this proposal of Bailey's, and Franklin was so satisfied with the feasibility of the scheme that the Admiral asked him to send Colonel Bailey to him at once, and t...
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