Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Commander Mitchell” in chapter 18 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:
...at the capitulation of the defenses was not to include those afloat, General Duncan asserting that he had no authority whatever over the naval branch.
The commander of the regular
naval forces ( Commander Mitchell ) had, in fact, set the military at defiance.
Porter waived the point, however, being determined upon the course to pursue when possession of the forts was secured.
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