Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Captain Wilkes” in chapter 4.16 of Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2.:

...re the Trent as well as to take possession of the commissioners, and I therefore ceased to discuss the affair. As the next in rank to Captain Wilkes, I claimed the right to board the mail-packet. Captain Wilkes fully expected that I would tender my services for this delicate duty, and rather left to me the plan of carrying out his instructions. I was impressed with the gravity of my position, and I made u...

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