Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Mobile Bay” in chapter 3 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8.:
...y — who, false to the government and the Union, had deserted his country in the hour of peril, and levelled his guns against the flag which it was his duty to have defended.
The possession of Mobile Bay , which you have acquired, will close the illicit traffic which has been carried on by running the blockade in that part of the Gulf, and gives point and value to the success you have achieved.
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