Statistics for occurrence #1 of “United States” in chapter 1.1 of Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20.:
...he decks of the Beaufort, and the further loss of life on this vessel occasioned by our firing upon her with hot shot and shell must be upon him. I find that Brigadier General Joseph K. F. Mansfield, United States army, then in command at Newport News, is responsible for the execution of this order. (Rebellion Records, Series 1, vol.
IX, page 5.)
So soon as the Merrimac had disclosed the object of h...
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