Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Mr. Pierson” in chapter 103 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8.:
...art of the launch's crew.
Mr. Pierson gave orders to turn the launch so the howitzer would come to bear on the enemy, using profane words to the crew.
When the second volley was fired, wounding Mr. Pierson and three men, Mr. Pierson then said, I am gone; you must get out the best way you can, giving the order to strike the flag.
I then made answer: That cannot be done.
The coxswain, Thomas McCart...
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