Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Commodore Paulding” in chapter 2 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:

...eceived from the Department not to let anything fall into the hands of the Confederates, he determined to destroy everything. It must have been a painful alternative to that faithful old officer, Commodore Paulding , who abhorred everything in the shape of rebellion, to be obliged to apply the torch to the historic ships of the Navy, and destroy the other valuable property the Government had been so many years a...
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