Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Alcatraz Island” in chapter 1 of Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative:
...ecial messenger, waiting on the wharf, came aboard and handed me an order by telegraph and Pony Express relieving me from duty with my company, and ordering me to report to Lt. McPherson in charge of Alcatraz Island , San Francisco harbor.
I was very sorry to receive this order, as it deprived me of transportation, leaving me, with my wife, over 6000 miles from home by the only available route, and it precipi...
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