Statistics for occurrence #1 of “President Davis” in chapter 1.50, section c.1.50.47, page 181 of Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35.:
...of self-defense in defending his home city.
Thereupon Father O'Keefe went to Richmond and offered to lead a night attack with 500 picked men on the Federal camp at Point Lookout, below Norfolk.
President Davis consented, but stipulated that a Confederate colonel must accompany the expedition.
The officer arrived in Norfolk, but became intoxicated, and when he became sober again heavy reinforcements had a...
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