From the Richmond Whig, 8/12/1864, p. 1, c. 5
The fine steamer Wm. Allison, Capt. Gifford, is now making daily trips to and from Drewry's Bluff, and offers the cheapest and pleasantest conveyance to persons desiring to spend a day in the country. Captain Gifford has been so long and favorably known on the river as the Captain of first class passenger boats, that any recommendation of him to the public is unnecessary.