Statistics for occurrence #1 of “General Beauregard” in chapter 1, page 58 of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1: prelminary narrative:

...ence in Official War Records that there were from time to time propositions of this kind from hot-headed officers, as Gens. John M. Huger and David Ruggles, but that these were uniformly repressed by General Beauregard on the simple ground that the gunboats made it absolutely impossible. So long as the enemy has command of the river with his gunboats, the recovery of New Orleans must depend upon our taking St. Lo...
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