Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Cape Fear River” in chapter 52 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:

...h; that is, if the Confederates should make a vigorous defence. Early in the contest a squadron of light-draft gun-boats could have made their way past the small batteries and taken possession of Cape Fear River , closing that channel of blockade-runners, and paving the way for the troops to hold the point on which Fort Fisher was finally built. But this was not attempted until the fortifications were so fa...
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