Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Lieut. Sproston” in chapter 5 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:

...n, and made a rush to find the guns — the other boats boarding the schooner. Only one man was found guarding the guns, and he was shot down by gunner Bireton as he was in the act of firing on Lieut. Sproston , both weapons going off at the same time. In the darkness the party became separated, and Lieut. Sproston and the gunner succeeded in finding the guns, which they immediately spiked. Then came ...

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