Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Secretary Welles” in chapter 20 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:

... can only be surmised that Farragut, in the excitement and hurry of the moment, sent the first order of battle to the Secretary of the Navy, instead of the one which was last issued to the fleet. Secretary Welles and those about him at once detected the difference between Farragut's report and Bailey's recital of the passage of the fleet, and the impression was left on the minds of all, that Bailey was dispos...
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