Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Commander Balch” in chapter 50 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:

...ve been the case where all did so well. In addition to Lieutenant Commander Meade's gallantry in the action, he made a reconnoissance of the ground abandoned by the enemy, and then, by direction of Commander Balch , headed an expedition to bring off the guns which General Gordon had failed to take possession of. His force consisted of 3 boats, 3 officers, and 50 men from the Pawnee; 4 boats, 4 officers and ...

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