Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Craney Island” in chapter 1.1 of Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20.:
... the enemy were within half a mile of the city in treaty with the mayor for its surrender.
About 7 P. M. he reached the Merrimac with his report, and at this hour all the batteries on the river and Craney Island had been abandoned by our troops.
The night was fast approaching, and what was to be done must be done quickly.
It had been decided previously that the Merrimac could accomplish nothing in York r...
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