Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Mobile Point” in chapter 46 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:

...o defend the pass with torpedoes, but, with an order from the Department commander to leave a gap in the line of torpedoes, 500 yards wide, through which blockade-runners could pass in safety between Mobile Point and a buoy marking the eastern end of the lines of torpedoes; which arrangement it was foolishly supposed would keep out a fleet commanded by a man like Farragut. who had already earned the sobriqu...

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