Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Lieutenant Merriam” in chapter 3, page 21 of John Dimitry , A. M., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 10.1, Louisiana:
...yette Guards, 27 men. Total, 166; Maj. Paul E. Theard, Battalion d'artillerie, commanding.
A third expedition, comprising members of that old and picturesque organization, the Continental Guards, Lieutenant Merriam commanding, stepped on board the Mobile mail boat, to stop short at Fort Pike at the Rigolets.
No defense was offered against these triple movements.
Each was backed by ample force.
At each cal...
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