Statistics for occurrence #1 of “United States” in chapter 1 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:
... the exertions put forth by the naval branch of the government, the rebellion would not have been brought to a close so rapidly as it was.
No nation was ever more unprepared for war than were the United States when the rebellion of eleven States was thrust upon them, and when the people of the South committed their first hostile acts by seizing upon the forts and arsenals that were built for their protecti...
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