Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Lieutenant G. W. Sumner” in chapter 12, page 265 of James Barnes, author of David G. Farragut, Naval Actions of 1812, Yank ee Ships and Yankee Sailors, Commodore Bainbridge , The Blockaders, and other naval and historical works, The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 6: The Navy.:
...turn of the Onondaga up-stream, five men on the Massasoit were wounded. She was one of the third-class double-ender armored vessels and mounted ten guns. During this action she was commanded by Lieutenant G. W. Sumner , who displayed the utmost coolness and bravery in handling his vessel....
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