Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Acting Ensign Birtwistle” in chapter 103 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8.:

...Smith Briggs, which resulted in the capture and destruction of the Smith Briggs by the rebels, with the capture of nearly all the detachment landed at Smithfield by General Graham. The reports of Acting Ensign Birtwistle and Acting Master's Mate Jarvis--who, after the wounding of Acting Master Pierson, had command of the launches sent from this ship — show that, after sustaining a heavy fire of musketry and art...
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