Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Smithfield Creek” in chapter 103 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8.:
...g Master A. B. Pierson, he having the two launches of this ship under his command.
After leaving this ship, the United States steamer Shokokon took the launches in tow and proceeded to the mouth of Smithfield Creek , where she anchored, the water being too shallow for her to proceed up the creek.
The army boat Smith Briggs, on coming up, volunteered to take the launches in tow, which Mr. Pierson agreed to. Aft...
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