Statistics for occurrence #1 of “General Henry A. Wise” in chapter 17 of Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2:
...rth Carolina, for it was an important outpost of the Confederates.
Its possession by the enemy would give them access to the country from which Norfolk drew its supplies.
On January 22, 1862, General Henry A. Wise was placed in command.
The defence of this island consisted of six land batteries, and after manning the guns there were not one thousand effective men for duty.
Seven gunboats were in the Sou...
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