Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Captain Semmes” in chapter 10 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:

...er, to close up the Southwest Pass of the Mississippi, and Commander Charles Poor, in the Brooklyn, to blockade Pass à l'outre. It was through the latter channel that the Sumter, Captain Semmes , escaped to sea, while the Brooklyn was off in chase of a strange sail, and she was thus enabled to commence her career of havoc on American commerce. This drew the attention of the Navy Departme...

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