Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Acting-Master Thomas McElroy” in chapter 45 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:

... at 9:30 A. M., the Confederates made a fierce attack on the redoubts at a point occupied by part of the 11th Illinois Volunteers, supported by a 12-pound howitzer belonging to the gun-boat Exchange. Acting-Master Thomas McElroy , of the Petrel, had been left in charge of the naval force in the Yazoo River by Lieutenant-Commander Owen. After firing the howitzer several times, it had a shell jammed in the bore which could ...
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