Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Flag Officer Davis” in chapter 1.7 of Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33.:
...ght this morning.
It appears that in the first place he missed striking the ram by their skilful management of her in loosening their shorefast, whereby Porter slipped by her and ran ashore.
Then Flag Officer Davis writes Farragut:
I am also entirely dissapointed in the result of the morning's work, which last night seemed to me to promise very fair.
I do not understand where the Sumter was this morni...
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