Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Lieutenant Shirk” in chapter 132 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8.:

...eemed to be infused the indomitable courage and valor of Colonel Hicks. While the fort guns were at work most powerfully and fatally upon the enemy around, two gunboats, the Peosta, (thirty-six,) Lieutenant Shirk commanding, and the----, (thirty-two,) Captain O'Neil, poured an incessant torrent of shot and shell through the streets of the city upon the enemy, who were as busy as bees plundering stores, gather...
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