Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Perry Wilkes” in chapter 138 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8.:
...ably seconded by the captains of the guns.
To the coolness of the engineers in shutting off the steam and emptying the boilers, when the steampipe was cut, the safety of many is owing.
The pilot, Perry Wilkes , left his wheel only when he was disabled in his hand by a bursting shell.
I would make special mention of Acting Ensigns Bragg and Loan, who went out in full view of several hundred sharp-shooters...
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