Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Lieutenant Preston” in chapter 11, page 233 of Daniel Ammen, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.2, The Atlantic Coast:

...were proceeding by the flank under the shelving beach, which afforded partial protection from the enemy's fire. In his report, in reference to preliminary arrangements, Fleet-Captain Breese says: Lieutenant Preston with a de. tail of men from the vessels, threw up, within six hundred yards of the fort, a well-protected breastwork, and from that gradually advanced to within two hundred yards a succession of rifl...
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