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

...rrow and shallow — which were capable of great speed, and could cross the bar of Cape Fear River at all times day or night, for at night range-lights were kept burning. Once under the guns of Fort Fisher they were safe. The gun-boats generally drew too much water to follow the blockade-runners over the bar, where the depth never exceeded ten feet. The conduct of the blockading officers was some...

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