Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Shipping Point” in article pos=56 of The Daily Dispatch: October 24, 1861., [Electronic resource]:
... there are six guns in position, all apparently heavy ordnance.
The river there is about one mile wide.
Intelligent officers say that the statement that there are six miles of batteries below Shipping Point is all nonsense.
Vessels might be annoyed by batteries from the shore for a mile below there, as far as Evansport; but below that point the Virginia shore recedes from the channel, and the river wi...
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