Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Fortress Monroe” in chapter 35 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8.:
...e sent hither from the Blackwater, in which case it would be impossible to retreat or to hold the city for any length of time without the aid of a gunboat.
As no other vessel could be procured from Fortress Monroe in less than a week, General Wild determined to send to Captain Flusser, commanding the naval force at Plymouth, for assistance.
Accordingly, a sail-boat and a loyal pilot having been found, near...
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