Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Dauphin Island” in chapter 1.50, section c.1.50.43, page 175 of Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35.:
... to capture the admiral if possible and hold him as hostage, but to kill him if he resisted and run the risk of injury to themselves.
The three Confederates remained hidden in high marsh grass on Dauphin Island for two days and three nights, but for some reason Admiral Farragut did not make his regular daily visit to the mortar fleet.
Dauphin Island has a reputation for mosquitoes equal to that of Jersey,...
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