Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Mobile Bay” in chapter 4, page 136 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8.:
...so with the batteries at Vicksburgh.
Joined the Richmond in September, 1863.
14. John H. James (Captain of Top) is recommended for coolness and good conduct as captain of a gun in the action in Mobile Bay on the morning and forenoon of August fifth, 1864.
He came off the sick-list at the commencement of the action, went to his quarters, and fought his gun well during the entire action.
He was in t...
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