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

...rces; and there does not seem to have been a man in the Cabinet at that time who knew the difference between a gun-boat and a transport. In July, 1861, Quartermaster General Meigs contracted with Mr. Eads to build a number of iron-clad gun-boats for the Western waters, and from the fact that Gen. Meigs contracted for them it is presumed the War Department paid for them, and that the Navy Department ha...
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