Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Mississippi Sound” in chapter 1.50, section c.1.50.43, page 174 of Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35.:
...summer of 1863, before the attempt was made to run by Forts Morgan and Gaines, mosquitoes prevented the death or capture of Admiral Farragut.
The mortar fleet of Admiral Farragut, while anchored in Mississippi Sound , within shelling distance of Fort Powell, at Grant's Pass, was bombarding that stronghold.
Admiral Farragut was on one of the blockading vessels at Sand Island, in the gulf off Mobile Bay.
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