Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Albemarle” in article 6 of The Daily Dispatch: May 23, 1864., [Electronic resource]:
...— her destination it is not now necessary to state.
She found nine gunboats in the Sound at the mouth of the river (Roanoke) waiting her approach.
A most furious fight occurred between the " Albemarle " and the gunboats, which lasted from 4 P. M. till dark.
Three thousand six hundred (3,600) shot were fired at the iron clad from fifty (50) guns.
She was struck in about twenty (20) places.
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