Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Drewry's Bluff” in chapter 12 of The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 5: Forts and Artillery.:
...t's Reach, a broad and shallow portion of the James completely commanded by Confederate batteries.
Moreover, General Butler himself had built a line of obstructions across it after his retreat from Drewry's Bluff , much against the advice of the naval men in the river.
The army seemed more afraid of the Confederate flotilla than were the men who would have to fight it on water.
Butler had been fearful, how...
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