Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Craney Island” in article 1 of The Daily Dispatch: May 24, 1862., [Electronic resource]:
... Disobeyed by going up to Norfolk and leaving the James river Entirely open and Exposed to the enemy!
And even when the "Virginia" was not at the Navy-Yard she lay in the Elizabeth river just below Craney Island , instead of lying in the mouth of the James river, where she protected both Richmond and Norfolk.
We now come to the assertion where Commodore Tatnall says, "The pilots had assured me that they...
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