- Aquia Creek was only thirty- five miles' march from the Rappahannock, but the disembarkation with horses, trains, and artillery must needs be a lengthy process, and it might still be possible, by skilful and swift manoeuvres, to redeem the time which had been already lost. - "Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War", G. F. R. Henderson.
- The dangerous nature of the coast, and the certainty that, should a gale spring up, a large proportion of the ships would be wrecked, rendered it absolutely necessary to secure the disembarkation of the troops at once. - "With Moore At Corunna", G. A. Henty.
- St. Vincent, who was then First Lord, not only endorsed his request, but gave him for disembarkation work one more ship- of- the- line than he had asked for. - "Some Principles of Maritime Strategy", Julian Stafford Corbett.