Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Attorney General Bates” in chapter 13 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:

... all the hardships of war to teach them the folly of rebellion. To circumvent the grand schemes of the enemy in the West, it was necessary that we should have a naval force on all the rivers, and Attorney General Bates seems to have been the first person in the government to point out the necessity of such a force to get possession of all the tributaries of the Mississippi, and finally of the great river itself to ...
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